Sunday 21st February 2021

SAINT ROBERT OF NEWMINSTER PARISH
Parish Priest: Fr. Michael Dever – Tel. 0161 224 1498
Website. www.stmaryslevenshulme.co.uk
Email. info@stmaryslevenshulme.co.uk
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, Assistant Priest & Hospital Chaplain and Fr. Martin Dowd, Chaplain to the Central Manchester Hospital.


Sunday 21st February 2021

FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT
“Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”

 

COVID-19: Church Guidance: Please sanitise hands on entering and follow safe distancing and instructions from the stewards. Sanitise hands again on exiting church by the side doors. All those who attend church must wear a face covering. Those that are exempt for medical reasons or children under 11 remain exempt. Please note for safety reasons toilets are closed.

The obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains suspended

Church Mass Times –21st to 27th February

Sunday 21st                                                  Monday 22nd
9.15am at St. Richard’s                               9.15am at St. Richard’s
10.30am & 12 noon at St. Mary’s

Tuesday 23rd                                               Wednesday 24th
9.30am at St. Mary’s                                    9.15am at St. Richard’s

Thursday 25th                                                Friday 26th
9.30am at St. Mary’s                                    9.15am at St. Richard’s

Saturday 27th
10.00am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament – St. Mary’s followed by 11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s
5.00pm Vigil Mass at St. Richard’s
6.30pm Vigil Mass at St. Mary’s

Feast of the Week
Monday 22nd Feb. THE CHAIR OF ST PETER THE APOSTLE
Tuesday 23rd Feb. St Polycarp, Bishop and Martyr

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and all those who are suffering from the coronavirus and others who are sick at this time, including Cath Dixon, Judy Miller, Steve Kerrigan, Margaret Coyle, George O’Connor, Mia O’Connor, Eileen Regan, Cath Dixon, Eamonn Walls, Mary McGlade, Maureen Woods, Benny Woods, Christine Jackson, Mark Graham, Mary Dunne, Jackie Clare. May the Good Lord strengthen and comfort them. Pray also for all who care for the sick.

Lately Dead: Tony McCarroll, Patrick Kavanagh, Bernard Daley, Margaret Timoney.
Anniversaries: John McGlade, Lawrence McGlade, Mary & Michael Donelon ^ Family.
Birthday Remembrance: Margaret McDermott
Special Intentions: David Eddis, Sarah Louise Welsh, John & Philomena Johnson, Madeleine Taylor
Birthday Celebration: Andrew Taylor

WHAT HAPPENS IF I GO INTO HOSPITAL?
If you are admitted as a patient, please ensure the Chaplains’ Office is informed that you would like to be visited by a Catholic Minister. This has to be done by you or a relative.
Tel. 0161 276 4247/8 (Central Manchester Hospitals).
Christies Hospital Tel. 0161 446 3097.

ATTENTION ALL GIFT AID DONORS: The tax year 2020–2021 will be coming to an end on 5th April and the Parish will then undertake the process of claiming back the Gift Aid refunds on donations made in the tax year. If your circumstances have changed and you no longer pay income tax (or if for any other reason you do not wish to remain in the Gift Aid Scheme) please let Father Dever know or contact Richard Molloy on 07791 925 190 as soon as possible before 5th April, otherwise it will be assumed you have paid sufficient income tax for the Parish to reclaim Gift Aid on donations made in the tax year. Also, if you are a current tax payer and donating monies but have not completed a Gift Aid Declaration or wish to clarify your status, please contact Richard Molloy on the number above, who will advise you accordingly. If you are in the Gift Aid scheme and have moved house in the last year, please could you contact Richard Molloy (Parish Organiser).

OFFERTORY: Weekly contributions and gift aid envelopes can be dropped through the Presbytery letterbox. Alternatively, if you wish to switch from weekly envelope to a standing order, just provide your bank with the following details: Payee: The Salford Diocesan Trust St Robert of Newminster. Sort Code: 205534 Account Number: 40101222. Your support is really appreciated.

CAFOD Family Fast Day – Friday 26th February
This year’s focus is water poverty and highlights a community in Ethiopia. CAFOD cannot deliver their planned commitments without the money raised through the Family Fast Day Appeal. Please support the appeal online at a time when we are unable to hold physical collections. All the details can be found on https://cafod.org.uk/Fundraise/Family-Fast-Day. Cafod also invite parishioners to join their Walk for Water challenge. You can find more details about this act of solidarity on https://cafod.org.uk/Fundraise/Walk-for-Water.

CHURCHES TOGETHER IN LEVENSHULME: A course of Bible classes led by St. Peter’s Church will take place online on Zoom throughout Lent. This is Free and open to everyone who is interest in learning more about the Bible. Contact Teresa Wilson on 07792 374 128 for more details and to book a place.

A respectable gentleman in his 60’s is looking for a room to rent in Levenshulme. If anyone has room for a quiet, tidy lodger please contact Teresa Wilson on the above number for more information.

NEWSLETTER: Please pass on a copy of the newsletter to a neighbour or anyone who you think might appreciate it.

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!