Sunday 25th January 2015

 

 

St. Mary of the Angels & St. Clare, Elbow Street, Levenshulme, M19 3PY.  Tel. 0161 248 8836

St. Richard & St. Robert, Sutcliffe Avenue, Longsight, M12 5TN.   Tel. 0161 224 1498


Parish Priest: Fr. Michael Dever    

Assistant Priest: Fr. David Egan 

 

THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME    

                   Stay with us Lord on our Journey      

 

MASS TIMES DURING THE WEEK

 Sunday 25th January

9.30am Mass at St. Richards

11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s

 

Monday 26th January

9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

 

Tuesday 27th January

NO MASS TODAY

 

Wednesday 28th January

9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

 

Thursday 29th January

9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

 

Friday 30th January

NO MASS TODAY

 

Saturday 31st January

11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s followed by

Novena to our Lady of Perpetual Help.

 

5.00pm Vigil Mass at St. Richard’s

6.30pm Vigil Mass at St. Mary’s

 

Confessions

Saturday 11.30am to 12noon at St. Mary’s

Saturday 4.30pm to 4.50pm at St. Richard’s

 

Feasts of the Week

Monday 26th Jan. Saint Timothy & Saint Titus, Bishops

Tuesday 27th Jan. Saint Angela Merici, Virgin

(Holocaust Memorial Day)

Wednesday 28th Jan. St Thomas Aquinas, Priest and Doctor

Saturday 31st Jan. Saint John Bosco, Priest

 

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.

Nora Hernon, Frances Sakalas, John (Jack) Gay, Hubert Muldowney

 

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Anne Reilly, Tom Parsons, Tommy Kennedy, Tommy Dolan, Winifred (Bobby) Dalton, Liam Wilson, Thomas Bannon.

 

REFLECTION

Some tell us that following Jesus is a simple matter of inviting him into our hearts. But when we do that, Jesus always asks ‘May I bring my friends?’ And, when we look at them, we see that they are not the kind of company we like to keep. The friends of Jesus are the outcasts, the marginalised, the poor, the homeless, the rejected, the lepers of life. We hesitate and ask ‘Jesus, must we really have them too?’ Jesus replies ‘Love me, love my friends!’

 

The Word This Week

Where does Jesus begin his ministry? Where John the Baptist left off – preaching a message of repentance, of change, to welcome the new Kingdom of God. There is a simplicity about this message, which is not compromised by anything – today’s Gospel has these simple words from Jesus, and then the story of his calling more disciples to follow him and share in the work of spreading this message. Repentance has had something of a bad press – we tend to think of it as an old-fashioned concept. But every age needs to hear this call: to look at what we do and say and assume, and realise that there are such things as right and wrong, and that sometimes we follow the wrong path. To follow Jesus, and to accept the Kingdom of God, demands that we make a radical choice, which might well change our lives.

 

HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY TALK

 

St Gabriel’s R.C. High School,

Bridge Road, Bury, BL9 0TZ

Tuesday 27th January 2015

7.30 pm—9.30 pm.

£5 per person to meet expenses

The Office for Other Faiths (Department for Evangelisation) invites you to an evening to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

‘A Holocaust child survivor’s journey’ Joanna Millan

Joanna began life in Berlin and was later deported to Theresienstadt where her mother died. She came with other

Jewish children to England on 15th August 1945 under the British Government scheme and was later adopted by a Jewish couple living in London. Joanna speaks all over the UK to various audiences and visits China every year to lecture to university students. See poster on the notice board in the church porch for full details.

 

ST. JOSEPH’S HOME

A musical afternoon with the Hale Light Orchestra at St. Joseph’s Home, 52 Plymouth Grove West, Longsight next Sunday, 1st February at 2.30pm. Tickets £3 which includes light refreshments.

 

OVER 50’s MEN’S ALLOTMENT

Are you –

  • Interested in growing your own fruit and vegetables?
  • Over fifty years’ old?
  • Looking to meet new people and make new friends?

Irish Community Care is starting a new allotment project in Levenshulme for men who are over 50. Telephone 205 9105 or email headoffice@irishcommunitycare.com for further information.

 

BULLETIN

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