Sunday 23rd December 2018

PARISH OF SAINT ROBERT OF NEWMINSTER
Parish Priest: Fr. Michael Dever – Tel. 0161 224 1498
Resident at St. Richard’s Presbytery, Sutcliffe Ave, Longsight, M12 5TN
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, Tel. 0161 224 1895 Assistant Priest & Hospital Chaplain and Fr. Martin Dowd, Tel. 0161 225 9840 Chaplain to the Central Manchester Hospitals.


 

FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”

TIMES OF MASS AND SERVICES
23rd to 29th December 2018

SUNDAY MASSES
Saturday Vigil Mass in St. Richard’s at 5.00pm
Saturday Vigil Mass in St. Mary’s at 6.30pm
Sunday Mass in St. Richard’s at 9.30am
Sunday Mass in St. Mary’s at 11.00am

Monday 24th December – Christmas Eve
9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s
7.00pm First Mass of Christmas at St. Richard’s
7.45pm Readings & Carols at St. Mary’s
8.00pm First Mass of Christmas at St. Mary’s
Tuesday 25th December – Christmas Day
9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s
11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s
Wednesday 26th December – Feast of St. Stephen
9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s
11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s
Thursday – 10.00am Mass at St. Mary’s
Friday – 10.00am Mass at St. Richard’s
Saturday – 11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s

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

Feasts of the Week
Tues. 25th December: Nativity of the Lord
Wed. 26th December: Saint Stephen, Martyr
Thurs. 27th December: Saint John the Apostle, Evangelist
Fri. 28th December: Holy Innocents, martyrs
Sat. 29th December: Saint Thomas Becket, bishop and martyr

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially Colette Robinson, Ann Doherty, Sadie Deeney, Joyce Brennan, Gary Conway, Natashia Tierney Lord, Patricia Johnson, Margaret Ridian, Mary Geoghan, Mary & John McGlade, Patricia Maguire, Jim & Claire Cleary, Annie Maloney, Beta, Rahela & Ana Dumitru, Arthur Burke, Angela Christie, Stephen Cassidy, Kathleen Moriarty, Margaret Moran, Alan Mullahy, Seamus Gallogly, Owen Bartlett, Carl McGlynn. 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.
Thomas Keenan, John Ojei, Charles Morning.

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Maureen Rice, Eileen Walsh, Alice Phelan, Anne Nevin, Tommy Dunne, Joseph Larkin, Mary Parker.

Birthday Remembrance: Christina Dempsey (80th), Nora McGrath

Christmas Remembrance Mass: Christina & Thomas Dempsey, Marie & Phelim Clerkin, Pat Craddock, Sandor Toth

ST. MARY’S CHRISTMAS FAIR – a big thank you to all attended our fair last Sunday – we hope you had an enjoyable time; we raised just over £1,657 which will go towards parish funds. Thanks also to all who helped in any way, especially our stall holders, those who helped set up and clear up. It was a great team effort and whilst it is hard work it is well worth it as it is such a good community event.

LIST OF RAFFLE WINNERS
Prize Winner
Signed M/c United Football M. Woods
Food Hamper J.P. Dolan
Drinks Hamper M. Livesey
Bottle Whiskey Not Claimed
£25 Hair Voucher J. Reilly
Butcher’s Voucher A. Foy
Guess the Number Card (No.26) Julia
Weight of Cake (3lbs. 6ozs.) Not Claimed

GRAND CHRISTMAS RAFFLE 2018
Prize Ticket No. Winner Claimed/Unclaimed
£250 02403 Kath Claimed
£100 00070 Seamus Buckley Claimed
£ 50 03461 Noreen Noor Unclaimed
Bottle Brandy G. Barrett Claimed
Bottle Bacardi Quinn-Mahon Unclaimed
Bottle Schnapps Ethan Unclaimed
Bottle Mulled Wine Richard O’Connor Claimed
Many thanks to everyone who bought tickets for the Christmas Raffle. The total amount of £1,353.70 was raised for the parish

CORNERSTONE DAY CENTRE: At this particular time of year Cornerstone Day Centre are in urgent need of sleeping bags, rucksacks and good quality used clothing and bedding. Also tinned and dried food to make up parcels of food. If you are able to help please place any donations in the box at the back of St. Mary’s Church. Thank you.

BINGO: Every Sunday at 8pm in the Lounge area of the parish community centre. Come and join us

LEGION OF MARY GROUP: A weekly meeting is held each Thursday after morning Mass in St. Mary’s Meeting Room. If anyone is interested in what we do you are very welcome to attend. For more information, come and meet us.

SUNDAY BREAKFAST: Please note Sunday Breakfast at St. Mary’s will be available this Sunday (23rd) and also next Sunday (30th) after the 11 o’clock Mass.

Please take a copy of the bulletin home to remind you of the times of services and events during the coming week

Wishing you all the Peace and Blessing of this Holy Season
and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.
Fr. Michael Dever, Fr. Laurence Gambella, Fr. Martin Dowd.