Sunday 25th April 2021

SAINT ROBERT OF NEWMINSTER PARISH
Parish Priest: Fr. Michael Dever – Tel. 0161 224 1498
Website. www.stmaryslevenshulme.co.uk
Email. info@stmaryslevenshulme.co.uk
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 25th April 2021

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

Fourth Sunday of Easter: The Lame Walk — An Image of the Church

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.
Please do not mingle with anyone outside of your household or support bubble while attending Mass.

CHURCH MASS TIMES – 25th April to 1st May
The obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains suspended

Sunday 25th April                                    Wednesday 28th April
9.15am at St. Richard’s                               9.15am at St. Richard’s
10.30am & 12 noon at St. Mary’s

Monday 26th April                                   Thursday 29th April
9.15am at St. Richard’s                               9.30am at St. Mary’s

Tuesday 27th April                                    Friday 30th April
9.30am at St. Mary’s                                    9.15am at St. Richard’s

Saturday 1st May
10am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at St. Mary’s
followed by 11am Mass at St. Mary’s
5pm Vigil Mass at St. Richard’s
6.30pm Vigil Mass at St. Mary’s

Feasts of the Week
Wed. 28th April: St Peter Chanel, Priest and Martyr
Thurs. 29th April: St. Catherine of Siena, Virgin & Doctor
Fri. 30th April: St Pius V, Pope
Sat. 1st May: St Joseph the Worker

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and all those who are suffering from the coronavirus and others who are sick at this time, including Sarah Mitchell, Miller, Steve Kerrigan, George O’Connor, Mia O’Connor, Eileen Regan, Margaret McAteer, Mary McGlade, Maureen Woods, Benny Woods, Christine Jackson, Mary Dunne, Jackie Clare.
May the Good Lord strengthen and comfort them.
Pray also for all who care for the sick.

Lately Dead: Michelle Hynes, Tommy Hibbs, Rachel McKinney, Martin Ford, Fr. Vincent Cavey, John Brennan.

Anniversaries: May Cosgrave, Edward Bell

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

DAY OF PRAYER FOR VICTIMS & SURVIVORS OF ABUSE
The Bishops of England and Wales have asked that a Day of Prayer for the Survivors of Abuse be celebrated each year on the Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Easter. Bishop John asks all parishes to offer Mass for this intention on Tuesday 4th May and to remember this intention with special prayers or a time of Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.

On Thursday 6th May at 7pm Bishop John will celebrate at the Cathedral, remembering all victims of abuse, particularly those in our parishes and families. The Mass is open to everyone and all are welcome, subject to the current social distancing restrictions etc. Survivors of abuse have been involved in the planning of the Bishops’ Conference liturgy resources which will be used at the Mass.
You can also take part in the Mass livestreamed by the following link: https://www.churchservices.tv/salfordcathedral

OFFERTORY DONATIONS
If you wish to switch from a weekly envelope to a standing order, please just provide your bank with the following details: Payee: The Salford Diocesan Trust St Robert of. Newminster. Sort Code: 205534 Account No. 40101222
Thank you for your continued support and generosity.

PRAYER RESOURCE – LORD’S DAY AT HOME
For those at home and not attending Mass, the Liturgy Office has prepared a service called “The Lord’s Day at Home”, based on the Sunday Scriptures that you can pray on your own or with your family. Please follow the link below to access the Lord’s Day at Home resources: https://www.dioceseofsalford.org.uk/covid-19online-resources/

MEN’S RITES OF PASSAGE, 21st-25th JULY
Not to be missed, this powerful, life-changing program for men, devised by Fr Richard Rohr OFM, has been undertaken by thousands of men across the world. If you are interested, or know a man who might be, take a look: https://www.malejourney.org.uk/rites
There is also an event tailored to younger men (18-28 years) https://www.malejourney.org.uk/rites/young-mens-rites

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
Please pass on a copy of the weekly newsletter to a neighbour or anyone who 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 info@stmaryslevenshulme.co.uk by Thursday midday. The weekend newsletter is published on Friday mornings!