SAINT ROBERT OF NEWMINSTER PARISH
Parish Priest: Fr. Michael Dever – Tel. 0161 224 1498
St. Mary of the Angels & St. Clare Church, Elbow St, Levenshulme, M19 3PY
St. Richard Church, Sutcliffe Avenue, Longsight, M12 5TN
Resident at St. Mary’s Presbytery: Fr. Laurence Gambella, Hospital Chaplain and Fr. Martin Dowd, Chaplain to the Central Manchester Hospital.
Sunday 19th September 2021
TWENTY FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
“Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”
COVID-19: Church Guidance: We are still required to sign in with name and contact number for Test, Track and Trace purposes. Please sanitise hands on entering and leaving Church. All those who attend church are strongly encouraged to wear a face mask.
The Sunday obligation to attend Mass remains suspended until the First Sunday of Advent
CHURCH MASS & SERVICES TIMES
From 19th to 25th September
Sunday 19th: 9.30am at St. Richard’s – 11am at St. Mary’s
Monday 20th: 9.15am at St. Richard’s
Tues. 21st: 9.30am at St. Mary’s
6.30pm Reception of Body of Elaine McGuire at St. Mary’s
Wed. 22nd: 10am Funeral Mass for Elaine McGuire/ St. Mary’s
(PLEASE NOTE NO MASS AT ST. RICHARD’S ON WEDNESDAY)
Thursday 23rd: 9.30am at St. Mary’s
Friday 24th: 9.15am at St. Richard’s
1.15pm Funeral Service at St. Mary’s for Una McLaughlin
Saturday 25th: 11am Mass at St. Mary’s
5,00pm Vigil Mass at St. Richard’s
6.30pm Vigil Mass at St. Mary’s
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
on Saturday’s at 10am at St. Mary’s
Feasts of the Week
Mon. 20th: Ss Andrew Kim Taegon, Priest
Tues. 21st: St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist
Thurs. 23rd: St Pius of Pietrelcina, Priest
Fri. 24th: Our Lady of Walsingham
Pray for the Sick and Housebound and all those who are suffering from the coronavirus and others who are sick at this time, including Sr. Philomena, Frank Kelly, Jackson Giles, Joe Micalef, Jim Hynes, Anna Kerrigan, Margaret McAteer, Maria Valgamilli, Judy Miller, Alan Smith, Sarah Mitchell, Miller, Steve Kerrigan, George O’Connor, Mia O’Connor, Eileen Regan, Mary McGlade, Benny Woods, Christine Jackson, Mary Dunne, Jackie Clare. May the Good Lord strengthen and comfort them. Pray also for all who care for the sick.
Lately Dead: Elaine McGuire, Una McLaughlin
Anniversaries:. Tom Daly, Brian Beech, Jennifer Morrison, Richard Fitzpatrick, Patrick Hogan, Bernard Groarke, Bernadette Connolly, Special Int. Beech Family, John & Philomena Johnson, Madeleine Taylor.
If you wish to switch from a weekly envelope to a standing order, please just provide your bank with the following details: Payee: The Salford Diocesan Trust St Robert of Newminster. Sort Code: 20 55 34 Account No. 40101222.
S.V.P. PARISH APPEAL: This weekend there will be a short talk at each of the Masses about the work of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. I would like to see a new Conference of the S.V.P. begin in our parish. So I encourage you to not only listen carefully to the speaker, but also to respond to the invitation, to the informal meeting to be arranged in St. Mary’s Parish Centre. This invitation is not for the chosen few, but for everyone in our parish. (Fr. Dever).
ST. MARY’S READERS REQUIRED FOR WEEKEND MASSES
We would like to increase our number of readers for our weekend Saturday/Sunday Masses at St. Mary’s Church. If you are available to read at the Saturday 6.30pm Vigil Mass please contact Marie Sartini on 07423 154 363 or if you normally attend Sunday Mass please contact Peggy Sweeney on 07808 966 425.
REVISED MASS ROTAS AT ST. MARY’S
(Saturday 6.30pm Vigil Mass/Sunday 11am Mass)
• Altar Servers – Training will be arranged for new Servers and existing Servers. Speak with Fr. Dever or telephone the Parish Office on 248 8836.
• Ministers of the Word, Welcome (Stewards) and Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist.
Please contact Winnie at the Parish Office or email:email@example.com stating which Mass you are available for and you will be placed on a rota.
APPEAL FOR POOR CLARE COLETTINES
The nuns of the Poor Clare Colettine Monastery in Nottingham are calling for prayers and support to help them rebuild their monastery, which is falling apart around them. The sisters have undertaken a number of fundraising activities to pay for the work, such as a virtual walk from Nottingham to Walsingham, selling handmade crafts, and doing a virtual walk from Rome to Assisi. In return, they are asking the Catholic community to support them by keeping them in their prayers, sharing their story, or donating online at https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/ppor-clare-monastery. Any support will be very gratefully received.
CAFOD Fast Day: This is on Friday 1st October, and there is a special emphasis this year on helping those most effected by Climate Change. Envelopes are available at the back of church for your donation.
WEEKLY NEWSLETTER: Please pass on a copy of the weekly newsletter to a neighbour or anyone who you know who is sick or housebound.
URGENT CARITAS APPEAL – Help for those seeking sanctuary from Afghanistan. Caritas Salford is playing a very active role in supporting Afghan nationals who have been evacuated to our diocese. In addition to its existing commitments to refugees and asylum seekers, the charity is working with Greater Manchester Combined Authority, and in collaboration with other local and national agencies, to do all it can to make the most difference. This includes collecting and providing emergency essentials. To find out more about donating and other ways you can help, please visit https://www.caritassalford.org.uk/afghanistan-appeal-2021/
LEVENSHULME SELF CONTAINED FURNISHED FLATLET FOR RENT (Only suitable for one person). Newly decorated, own shower and toilet, own kitchen. Suit respectable middle aged gentleman. Reference required. Tel. 0161 224 2339 after 6.30pm.
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