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, Assistant Priest & Hospital Chaplain and Fr. Martin Dowd, Chaplain to the Central Manchester Hospital
Sunday 24th January 2021
THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
“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 –24th to 30th January 2021
Sunday 24th January Monday 25th January
9.15am at St. Richard’s 9.15am at St. Richard’s
10.30am & 12 noon at St. Mary’s
Tuesday 26th January Wednesday 27th January
9.30am at St. Mary’s 9.15am at St. Richard’s
Thursday 28th January
9.30am at St. Mary’s
Friday 29th January
9.15am at St. Richard’s
12noon Funeral Mass for Colette Robinson at St. Mary’s
Saturday 30th January
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
Feasts of the Week
Monday 25th Jan. THE CONVERSION OF ST. PAUL, Apostle
Tuesday 26th Jan. Ss Timothy and Titus, Bishops
Wednesday 27th Jan. St Angela Merici, Virgin
Thursday 28th Jan. St Thomas Aquinas, Priest and Doctor
Saturday 30th Jan. Memorial of Blessed Virgin Mary
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: Colette Robinson, Brian O’Reilly, Annette Ryan.
Anniversaries: Anne Reilly. Special Int. Anne O’Callaghan,
Birthday Remembrance: Rita Campion.
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.
Churches can stay open and Masses can take place. However, given the rising rates of the Covid Infection, it must now be up to each individual parishioner to decide for themselves whether it is safe just now for them to come to Mass.
Please don’t come to Church if you have been asked to isolate and let us be scrupulous about hand sanitising and social distancing. Please do not mix in church with those who aren’t in your household bubble or gather at the end of Mass.
Please be especially careful about how you leave the church, remain in your place for a few minutes and be guided by the stewards so as to avoid crowding at the exit doors.
As Covid infections continue to rise, we should all be aware of the following points…
1. Keeping each other safe must remain our chief priority.
2. If you are feeling unwell or have been asked to shield or self-isolate then you must not come to church.
3. Whether you choose to come to Mass or choose to remain at home for the time being must remain the choice of each individual parishioner.
4. We are dependent on our Stewards for keeping our churches open. Some of our own Stewards may choose to stay at home making it hard for us to open. We must be aware that this is a possibility.
5. Above all, look forward to Easter when, if all goes well, we should be able to gather once again in our churches to celebrate the Lord’s resurrection.
ALTAR SERVERS ONLINE RETREAT
Diocese of Salford Online Retreat for Altar Servers aged between 8-11yrs. will take place on Saturday 27th February between 10am -12pm. Ages 12-17 on Saturday 27th February between 1pm-3pm. To register your place visit www.dioceseofsalford.org.uk/fath/hope/events.
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
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