Sunday 24th August 2014

Parish Priest: Fr. John Ahern                            Tel: 0161 248 8836

 

TWENTY FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

 

Times of Masses

Monday (Summer Bank Holiday)………………..       10:00am

Tuesday to Friday…………………………………….....        9:30am

Saturday (Novena Mass)………………………………  11:00am

Saturday Evening Vigil Mass……………………….       6:30pm

Sunday…………………………………………………..11:00am

 

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Saturday………………………………………… 11:30am to 12:30pm

 

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Saturday………………………………………… 11:30am to 12:30pm

Also on request

 

Feasts of the week

Mon. 25th August: Saint Louis, Priest

Tues. 26th August: Blessed Dominic of the Mother of God, Priest

Wed. 27th August: Saint Monica

Thurs. 28th August: Saint Augustine, Bishop and Doctor

Fri. 29th August: The Passion of Saint John the Baptist

Sat. 30th August: St Margaret Clitherow, St Anne Line and

Saint Margaret Ward, Martyrs.

Blessed Dominic of the Mother of God: Dominic Barberi was born in Viterbo in 1792; he became a Passionist and travelled to England in 1841; here he laboured tirelessly, establishing four Passionist houses and bringing many people into the Church by his preaching and writing; he received John Henry (later Cardinal) Newman into the Church. He died at Reading in 1849.

 

Pray for the sick

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

Bridie Gunning, Bernadette Maloney

 

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time Mary Smith, Dan Ahern, Ted Twomey, James Carroll, Owen Brannigan, Joe McTeague, Molly Dunne, David Dunne, Karen Power, Stella Wash, Patrick Scally (Month’s Mind).

 

 Prayer for People of Iraq & for Palestinians in Gaza

They have suffered long O God. With them we lament the failures of principalities and powers to find a way to replace their suffering, displacement and humiliation with peace, justice and dignity.

Awake our hearts more profoundly to their suffering so that we may raise our voices with theirs in a cry so powerful as to cause justice to rain down from the heavens for them, and for all people who suffer injustice wherever it is found.

 

SAD NEWS

We were saddened to learn of the death of Canon Stewart Ansboro. Stewart was a native of Blackburn and had been Parish Priest of St. Willibrord’s, Clayton at the time of his death; he was also Chair of Governor’s at St. Peter’s High School. In spite of ill health he bravely carried out his duties to the end. May he Rest in Peace.

 

We also pray for Pope Francis at this critical time as big issues continue to press and as he comes to grips with the tragedy that took 3 members of his family back home in Argentina.

 

REQUIEM MASSES AT CEMETERIES

Tomorrow (Monday, 25th August) Requiem Masses for deceased relatives will be held at 11 o’clock at the following cemeteries.

  • St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Moston (if wet weather the Mass will be held at St. Dunstan’s Church, Moston Lane.
  • St. Mary’s Cemetery, Wardley (if wet weather Mass will be held in the Cemetery Chapel.

 

OFFERTORY COUNTERS REQUIRED

Volunteers are needed to help with the counting of the weekend collections after the 11 o’clock Mass on Sunday’s. Each group volunteers about once every five weeks. For more information or to sign up to be a counter, please contact Richard Malloy on 07791 925 190.

 

CARITAS SUMMER GARDEN PARTY

Saturday 6th September (10.30 onwards)

Many people in the Diocese will have fond memories of the annual Garden Party in Didsbury each year. The event is now being moved to Bolton, to the Caritas Young Parents’ Service at 94, Radcliffe Road, Bolton, BL2 1NY. The Summer Garden Party this year will start at 10.30 a.m. on Saturday 6th September and everyone is very welcome to attend!

As well as raising awareness of the work of Caritas in the Diocese, this will also be an opportunity to raise much needed funds to support Drop-In Centres, Food Banks in North Manchester and Bury, Adoption Services for adoptees and their families, home support for elderly and frail adults living alone in Manchester, and of course our Young Parents’ Services both in Bolton and Blackburn!

Tickets for the Annual Prize Draw (with a first prize of £1000!) are now available, and can be obtained by contacting Caritas on 0161 817 2250 or by emailing info@caritassalford.org.uk. The draw will be made at the Summer Garden Party on 6th September

 

BULLETIN

Items for the Bulletin can be left at the Presbytery or emailed to info@stmaryslevenshulme.co.uk by Thursday midday. The weekend bulletin is published Friday mornings.