Sunday 18th March 2018

SAINT ROBERT OF NEWMINSTER PARISH
Parish Priest: Fr. Michael Dever – Tel. 0161 224 1498
Resident at St. Richard’s Presbytery, Sutcliffe Avenue, Longsight, M12 5TN
Churches: St. Mary of the Angels & St. Clare, Elbow St, Levenshulme, M19 3PY
and St. Richard, Sutcliffe Avenue, Longsight, M12 5TN
Resident at St. Mary’s Presbytery: Canon David Ryder – Tel. 0161 225 9840 Chaplain Central M/c General Hospitals and Fr. Laurence Gambella, Assistant Priest & Hospital Chaplain: Tel. 0161 224 1895

Sunday 18h March 2018 FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT
“Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”

MASS TIMES DURING THE WEEK

SUNDAY 18th MARCH
9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s.
11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s
6.00pm Stations of the Cross at St. Mary’s

MONDAY 19th MARCH
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

TUESDAY 20th MARCH
9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

WEDNESDAY 21st MARCH
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

THURSDAY 22nd MARCH
9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

FRIDAY 23rd MARCH
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

SATURDAY 24th MARCH
11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s
5.00pm Vigil Mass at St. Richard’s
6.30pm Vigil Mass at St. Mary’s

CONFESSIONS
Saturday 11.30am – 12noon at St. Mary’s
Saturday 4.30pm – 4.50pm at St. Richard’s

Feasts of the Week
Mon.19 March: St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Fri. 23rd March: Saint Turibius of Mongrovejo, Bishop

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially Helen Lukacs, Carl McGlynn, Sheila Phillips, Betty Reilly, Alex Roberts, Niall Henderson, Margaret Timoney, Pauline Thomas, Mary Donnelly, James Toh, Barbara Latter and Willie Cronin. 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.
Filomena Ferraro, Josie McGinley, Brian O’Neill, James Prendergast, Josephine Feeley,

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. John Croke, Dennis Keane, Michael Farrelly, Jack & Martin Fitzpatrick, Bridie Rochford

British Summer Time: begins at 2.00am Sunday 25th March. Clocks go FORWARD one hour.

THE WORD THIS WEEK: There were two remarkable moments in the story of the Old Testament where God saved his people; one was in the escape from Egypt. The other was the end of their second exile, this time in Babylon, which we hear of today. Of course there was an even greater moment when God saved his people: the work of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and we hear Jesus tell Nicodemus about that today. So today’s theme is “salvation”: but to understand “being saved”, we must ask “What from?” Saved from slavery, from exile, from human enemies – these are all clear. But the last and greatest salvation brought by Jesus is harder to understand: saved from sin and death. These threaten us as much as any other enemy, and our salvation in Jesus is as real as any other.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: During the season of Lent the celebration of Stations of the Cross will start at 6.00pm every Sunday evening in St. Mary’s, led by parishioners.

ST. MARY’S READERS: There will be a meeting next Wednesday 21st March at 7.00pm in the Meeting Room of St. Mary’s Presbytery for Readers for the Holy Week Services. Please do your best to come along.

SEDER MEAL (PASSOVER MEAL) A very beautiful and prayerful event in our celebration of Holy Week is the meal we share with Churches Together In Levenshulme on Wednesday 28th March at 7.00pm in St. Mary’s Hall. Entry is FREE but names are needed for catering purposes. If you would like to join us please contact Marie Sartini on 07747 851 239 or drop a note with your names on through the door of parish office. Thank you.
WALSINGHAM PILGRIMAGE: Saturday 5th May 2018 Led by Bishop John Arnold If you are interested please contact John Griffin so we can arrange coaches from each Deanery. Coaches leave around 7am and return around 10pm. Tel: 0161 817 2222 E: john.griffin@dioceseofsalford.org.uk Pilgrimage includes – Procession, Reconciliation and Holy Mass.
ANNUAL DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES led by the Right Reverend John Arnold – Bishop of Salford. By AIR from 27th July to 2nd August 2018. For further details telephone the Lourdes Pilgrimage Office at 817 2209 or website lourdes.pilgrimage@dioceseofsalford. org.uk

CORNERSTONE: See letter on noticeboard from Sr. Maria, thanking everyone for your gifts of tins, biscuits, clothes etc. donated to Cornerstone.

THANK YOU: Richard O’Connor would like to say a sincere and heartfelt thank you to all the parishioners, staff and pupils of St. Mary’s Church and Primary School during his recent illness. Richard was overwhelmed by the good wishes, phone calls and get well cards he received. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered up for you all.

Items for the newsletter including Mass Intentions can be left at the Parish Office Tel. 0161 248 8836 or emailed to info@stmaryslevenshulme.co.uk by Thursday midday. The weekend newsletter is published on Friday mornings!