Sunday 24th December 2017

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: Assistant Priest & Hospital Chaplain: Fr. Laurence Gambella
Tel. 0161 224 1895 and Canon David Ryder – Tel. 0161 225 9840 Chaplain Central M/c General Hospitals

Sunday 24th December 2017
FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT
“Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”

MASS TIMES DURING THE WEEK

SUNDAY 24th DECEMBER – CHRISTMAS EVE
9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s.
11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s
7.00pm First Mass of Christmas – St. Richard’s
8.00pm First Mass of Christmas – St. Mary’s

MONDAY 25th DECEMBER – CHRISTMAS DAY
9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s
11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s

TUESDAY 26th DECEMBER – FEAST OF ST. STEPHEN
9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s
12noon Mass at St. Richard’s

WEDNESDAY 27th DECEMBER
10.00am Mass at St. Richard’s

THURSDAY 28th DECEMBER
10.00am Mass St. Mary’s

FRIDAY 29th DECEMBER
10.00am Mass at St. Richard’s

SATURDAY 30th DECEMBER
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 30th DECEMBER
11.30am – 12noon at St. Mary’s
4.30pm – 4.50pm at St. Richard’s

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially Niall Henderson, Margaret Timoney, Pauline Thomas, James Prendergast, Catherine & Colin Hennessey, Carl McGlynn & Jeanette Orbison. 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.
Fr. Michael Fraber, Margaret Shaughnessy, Joseph Haughey, Maureen Heagney, Patrick (Patsy) Keane, Noel Kavanagh, Kay Duffy, Bernard Mulady, Paul Greenhalgh, Margaret & Tom Casserley, Albert Downs, John Dinan, Malachy Rafferty, Jimmy Donnelly (Month’s Mind).

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Anne Nevin, Tommy Dunne, Bridget Allen, John McLaughlin, Alice Phelan.

Special Intention: Mary Dinan

Christmas Mass Intentions: Patrick Walkin, Kirk Family, Beech Family, Martin Kane., Marie & Phelim Clerkin

FEASTS OF THE WEEK
Monday 25th December:
THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD
Tues.26th Dec. St Stephen, First Martyr
Wed.27th Dec. St. John, Apostle, Evangelist
Thurs.28th Dec. The Holy Innocents, Martyrs
Fri.29th Dec. St Thomas Becket, Bishop/Martyr
Sat.30th Dec. 6th Day of Christmas Octave

CHRISTMAS RAFFLE 2017– LIST OF PRIZE WINNERS

Prize Ticket No. Winner Claimed/Unclaimed
£250 14273 C. Fahy Claimed
£100 02792 Conal Dwyer Claimed
£ 50 02320 Liz Unclaimed
Whisky 04471 Thomas Roche Claimed
Champagne 14850 Jozef McEvans Claimed
Prosecco 08953 Pat Noone Claimed
Skin Spar 10489 C. Mulchrone Unclaimed
Tin Biscuits 08510 Cathy Holt Claimed
Hamper 00576 Olivia Sartini Claimed
Christmas Cake 01132 K. Chappell Claimed
Many thanks to everyone who bought tickets for the Christmas Raffle. The total amount of £1,716.25 was raised for the parish.

ST. MARY’S WEEKLY ACTIVITIES
All activities in St. Mary’s Community Centre will resume again after the Christmas break as follows:
Dementia Support Group: Wednesday 3rd January
Little Angels Pre School Group: Wednesday 3rd January
Sunday Breakfast: Sunday 7th January
Sunday Night Bingo Sunday 7th January
Line Dancing Monday 8th January
I.C.C. Social Group Tuesday 9th January
Tom Cliff School of Dancing Tuesday 9th January
Set Dancing Wednesday 10th January
Over 50s Social Group Thursday 11th January
NO SUNDAY BREAKFAST available for the next 2 Sundays.

YOUR HOLY NAME PHOTOS
Do you have photos of events which happened at the Holy Name Church when it was a parish? The church are looking for baptisms, weddings, first communions and social events! Please share them with us! Email Father William at pearsall@jesuits,netAIN

TRAIN TO TEACH
If you are thinking of teaching or know someone who would like to teach St. Patrick’s RC High School recruit and train the next generation of Teachers and Future Leaders of Education. If you would like to train or teach in a ‘Supportive Catholic Environment’ to serve children in both Secondary and Primary schools, applications are now open on UCAS. At the end of the teacher training courses trainees are awarded with both Qualified Teachers Status (QTS) and a PGCE. Further details at http://teachingschool.stpatricksrchigh.co.uk/initial-teacher-traning.

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