Sunday 18th January 2015

St. Mary of the Angels & St. Clare, Elbow Street, Levenshulme, M19 3PY.        Tel. 0161 248 8836

St. Richard & St. Robert, Sutcliffe Avenue, Longsight, M12 5TN.                        Tel. 0161 224 1498


Parish Priest: Fr. Michael Dever – Tel. 0161 224 1498    Assistant Priest: Fr. David Egan – Tel. 0161 224 1895    

 

SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME    

               (World Day of Migrants and Refugees)  


 

MASS TIMES DURING THE WEEK

 

Sunday 18th January

9.30am Mass at St. Richards

11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s

 

Monday 19th January

9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

 

Tuesday 20th January

9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

 

Wednesday 21st January

10.30am Funeral Mass of John (Jack) Gay at St. Mary’s

7pm Reception of Nora Hernon at St. Mary’s

 

Thursday 22nd January

10.00am Funeral Mass of Nora Hernon at St. Mary’s

 

Friday 23rd January

10.00am Funeral Mass of Frances Sakalas at St. Mary’s

 

Saturday 24th January

NO MORNING MASS

5.00pm Vigil Mass at St. Richard’s

6.30pm Vigil Mass at St. Mary’s

 

Confessions

NO CONFESSIONS at St. Mary’s

Saturday 4.30pm to 4.50pm at St. Richard’s

 

Feasts of the Week

Monday 19th January: Saint Wulstan, Bishop

Tuesday 20th January: Saint Fabian, Pope and Martyr

Wednesday 21st January: Saint Agnes, Virgin & Martyr

Thursday 22nd Jan. St Vincent, Deacon & Martyr

Saturday 24th Jan. St Francis de Sales, Bishop & Doctor

 

Pray for the Sick and Housebound especially for those who are known to you. May the Good Lord strengthen and comfort them. Pray also for all who care for the sick.

 

Grant eternal rest to those who have died recently.

George Kealy, Nora Hernon, Frances Sakalas, John (Jack) Gay, Emily Modsley.

 

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Kathleen Morrison

 

Birthday Remembrance: Rita Campion (22nd Jan.)

 

EVENING RECEPTION will take place at St. Mary’s on Wednesday, 21st January at 7:00pm of Nora Hernon.

 

BULLETIN: Items for the Parish Bulletin can be left at the Presbytery or email to info@stmaryslevenshulme.co.uk by Thursday midday at the latest. The weekend bulletin is published on Friday mornings.

 

THE DEEP END – ‘Come and see’

Today marks the beginning of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, and this year’s theme for the week is ‘Jesus said to her: “Give me to drink”,’ from the story of Jesus’ encounter with the woman at the well.

The encounter between Jesus and the Samaritan woman invites us to try water from a different well and to also offer some of our own. The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is an opportunity for encounter and dialogue with others, and a time to ask God for the gift of unity.

Today is also the World Day of Migrants and Refugees. Speaking last summer when he met with migrants and asylum seekers on the Mediterranean island of Lampedusa, Pope Francis urged ‘brotherly responsibility’ towards our fellow human beings.

Today’s readings see Jesus invite the disciples to ‘come and see’ where he lived. He welcomed them into his home and they stayed with him for the rest of the day. The example of Jesus encourages us to be welcoming, to extend a warm invitation to all, and to spend time with others in conversation and friendship.

 

ST. MARY’S SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME

Today (Sunday) at the 11 o’clock Mass we welcome our children and their families. We are now halfway through our preparation programme for First Eucharist and it seems appropriate that Jesus’ invitation in the Gospel today is to ‘come and see’. The invitation to come and see was also offered to each one of us on the day we were baptised. We were invited to come and see what wonderful things the Lord had in store for us as a member of his family. Today we will bless water as a reminder of our baptism.

 

ST. MARY’S PARISH MAGAZINE

We have received £333.80 towards the costs of printing the Emissary Magazine for 2014. The amount of £696 was paid during the week to the printers. The Emissary magazine can be found at the back of church for anyone who would like a copy. We ask that a donation be given to help towards the above costs.

 

THE SALFORD DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES

The 83rd annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes, led by Bishop Arnold, will take place between Friday 31st July and Thursday 6th August 2015 and it is hoped that people from all over the Salford Diocese will join the bishop and priests of the diocese, to Our Lady’s shrine at Lourdes in France. See poster on the noticeboard in the church porch.

Travel has been organised by plane. For further details about travel and accommodation please contact Joe Walsh Tours on 0161 820 8790 or by email: info@joewalshtours.co.uk For all other aspects of the pilgrimage, please contact the Lourdes Pilgrimage Office – Tel: 0161 817 2209 or visit the pilgrimage website at www.salfordlourdes.co.uk

 

THE LEGION OF MARY meet every Wednesday morning at 10.15am in St. Mary’s Parish Centre. If you would like to find out more about their work in the parish please come along.