SAINT ROBERT OF NEWMINSTER PARISH
Incorporating the former Parishes of:
St. Mary of the Angels & St. Clare Church, Elbow St, Levenshulme, M19 3PY
St. Richard Church, Sutcliffe Avenue, Longsight, M12 5TN
Parish Priest: Fr. Michael Dever – Tel. 0161 224 1498
Website. www.stmaryslevenshulme.co.uk- Email:email@example.com
Resident at St. Mary’s Presbytery: Fr. Martin Dowd, Chaplain to the Central Manchester Hospital
Sunday 24th July 2022
SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
“Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”
TIMES OF MASSES AND SERVICES
Sunday: 9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s – 11am Mass at St. Mary’s
Monday: 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
Tuesday: 9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s
Wednesday: 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
Thursday: 10am Funeral Mass for Sean Prendergast/St. Mary’s
Friday: 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
Saturday: 10am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
followed by 11am Mass at St. Mary’s
Vigil Mass: 5pm at St. Richard’s & 6.30pm at St. Mary’s
CONFESSIONS: Saturday 11.30am – 12 noon at St. Mary’s
Saturday 4.30pm to 4.50pm at St. Richard’s
Feasts of the Week
Monday: St. James, Apostle
Tuesday: SS Joachim and Anne, Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Friday: Ss Marth, Mary and Lazarus
Saturday: St Peter Chrysologus Bishop and Doctor
Pray for the Sick and Housebound who are sick at this time, including Patrick Deay, Maise Callaghan, Sr.Edith Le Riche, Damien Hegarty, John Tunney, John Reynolds, Mary Callaghan, Sarah & Stacey Todd, Nancy Boyle, Bryne Lynch, Michael Browne, Mike Clyne, Kathleen McLaughlin, Margaret Cawley, Kathleen McGuigan, Maureen Kennedy, Kathleen Durkan, Steven Teague, Margaret McAteer, Frank Kelly, Jackson Giles, Joe Micalef, Jim Hynes, Anna Kerrigan, Maria Valgamilli, Judy Miller, Alan Smith, Sarah Mitchell, Mary Regan, Mary McGlade, Christine Jackson. Please inform the Parish Office if anyone needs to be taken off this list.
Lately Dead: Jimmy Connor, Sean Prendergast, Helen Mitchell, Kathleen Moriarty. Anniversaries: Phelim Clerkin, Thomas Keane, Sean & Nora Devaney, Pat Scally, Nellie O’Dowd, James Keane, Paul Dunne, Mai Lanigan.
WEDDING BELLS: Congratulations to Declan Gorman and Charmain Kennedy who were married at St. Mary’s over the weekend. We wish them every success and happiness in the years ahead. Our prayers go with them.
CONFIRMATION: We have not celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation for several years because Bishop John has changed the age to thirteen and older. We now need to begin preparation for this sacrament. Would teenagers who have not already been Confirmed please enter their name, address and phone number on the sheet at the back of church. Due to there being so many High Schools it is very difficult to find all those children who are over thirteen years of age. Once we know how many, we can then begin to arrange dates and times for the preparation and for the Confirmation Mass.
As part of Fr. Dever’s Golden Jubilee celebrations, the parish is putting together a keepsake book of messages for him. Many people who attended on the night have already contributed, there may be others who would like to write a few words but were unable to attend. For the next 2 weeks slips of paper and pens will be available at the back of each church for you to use. Just leave the completed slips on the table for collection. Many Thanks.
TRAVEL SURVEY: As part of its ongoing commitment to caring for our common home, the Diocese is working hard to reduce its carbon emissions. To do this, research is being undertaken to calculate our existing carbon footprint, and we are hoping to find out more about travel around the diocese. As such, it would be very grateful if parishioners could complete a short survey to help them understand a little more about your own journeys to and from church. The survey can be found at https://www.dioceseofsalford.org.uk/travel-survey.
WORLD YOUTH DAY 2023: Registrations are now being taken for young people to join the Diocese of Salford Youth Ministry Team to Lisbon for World Youth Day 2023. Taking place between 31st July – 7th August 2023. World Youth Day will see young people between the ages of 18 and 35 from across the globe meeting in Lisbon to celebrate Mass with the Holy Father. Applications to join our diocesan trip are now open. You can find out more and apply by visiting –
DIOCESE DAY RETREAT PROGRAMME 2022-2023
A programme of day retreats will be run regularly for the next year. You can find out more by visiting https://www.dioceseofsalford.org.uk/retreat-programme-2022-2023/
Please note that you need to let them know if you are interested in a particular retreat by the 29th August 2022.
HOUSE WANTED FOR A REFUGEE FAMILY: The Community Sponsorship Group, made up of people from several South Manchester parishes and based at St. Catherine’s parish, has helped a Syrian refugee family settle in South Manchester after arriving three and a half years ago. If any parishioner has a property in South Manchester or the Heaton’s which could be made available for long-term letting at the Local Housing Allowance, please consider working with the group. The group have been very effective in helping prepare the accommodation, liaising with landlord, local authority, and other agencies to ensure a settled and continuing tenancy. Contact Patrick O’Brien on 07851 355 170 for an informal discussion.
ST. ROBERT’S GARDEN PARTY – SUNDAY 18th SEPTEMBER
Venue: St. Richard’s Church Grounds, Sutcliffe St, Longsight.
If you are able to provide any items for the Garden Party – Tombola, Bottles, Plants, Toys, Fancy goods, Toiletries, Books etc. your donations can be left at the back of church. We are also looking for volunteers to help on the day regarding setting up the stalls, cleaning up afterwards and looking after one of the stalls. If you can help in any way will you please put your name and telephone number on the list at the back of church. All the gazebos will be erected on Thursday and Friday prior to the Sunday. We hope that this will be a great social and financial event for our new parish.
MISSIO RED BOXES: Will parishioners who have a Red Mission box, please bring them to be emptied during the month of July to the parish office at St. Mary’s. If you are unable to come to church and would like us to call and collect your box from home please phone the office on 0161 248 8836.
WEEKLY NEWSLETTER: Please take a copy of the newsletter home to remind you of the times of services and events during the week. Please give a copy to anyone you know who is sick or housebound.
Items for the newsletter including Mass Intentions can be left at the Parish Office Tel. 0161 248 8836 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday midday. The weekend newsletter is published on Friday mornings!