Sunday 25th March 2018

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

PALM SUNDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD
“Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”

MASS TIMES IN HOLY WEEK

PALM SUNDAY 25th MARCH
Blessing of Palms – Solemn Mass of Palm Sunday
9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s.
11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s
6.00pm Stations of the Cross at St. Mary’s

MONDAY 26th MARCH
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

TUESDAY 27th MARCH
10am Funeral Mass – St. Mary’s for Filomena Ferraro
7.30pm Service of Reconciliation at St. Mary’s

WEDNESDAY 28th MARCH
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
7.00pm Passover Meal in St. Mary’s Social Centre
with Churches Together in Levenshulme.

MAUNDY THURSDAY 29th MARCH
7.30pm Solemn Mass of the Lord’s Supper
at both churches.
Vigil at the Altar of Repose until 9.30pm at St. Mary’s

GOOD FRIDAY 30th MARCH
10.30am Stations of the Cross at St. Mary’s
Followed by Walk of Witness to St. Peter’s Church.
3.00pm Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion
at both churches.

HOLY SATURDAY 31st MARCH
7.30pm Vigil of Easter Celebration of the Paschal Mystery at St. Richard’s
8.00pm Vigil of Easter Celebration of the Paschal Mystery at St. Mary’s.

NO CONFESSIONS ON HOLY SATURDAY

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially Carl McGlynn, Sheila Phillips, Betty Reilly, Alex Roberts, Niall Henderson, Margaret Timoney, Pauline Thomas, Mary Donnelly, James Toh, Barbara Latter and Willie Cronin. 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.
Filomena Ferraro, Josie McGinley, Helen Lukacs, Mary Donnelly, Martin McHugh, Eamonn O’Reilly, Oliver Marry, Paddy Lohan, Pauline Franey.

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Andrew Green, John Croke, Thomas & Patrick Marren.

HOLY WEEK: The last week of Lent is known as Holy Week. It is when we Christians remember the last week of Jesus’ life; it is the most important time in our liturgical year. Please take the time to celebrate it all with due reverence and devotion. Do make this your Holy Week – begin with the Sacrament of Reconciliation at St. Mary’s on Tuesday 27th March at 7.30pm.

SEDER MEAL (LAST SUPPER): This meal forms part of our Holy Week reflections. It commemorates in a prayerful way the last meal Jesus shared with his twelve apostles at the Jewish Festival of Passover. We will share the meal with Churches Together In Levenshulme on Wednesday 28th March at 7.00pm in St. Mary’s Hall. Entry is FREE but names are needed for catering purposes. If you would like to join us please contact Marie Sartini on 07747 851 239 or drop a note with your names on through the door of parish office. Thank you.
WALK OF WITNESS: We are invited to join with the other churches on a ‘Walk of Witness’ from St. Mary’s to St. Peter’s Church, along Stockport Road on Good Friday morning after the 10.30am Stations of the Cross.

GOOD FRIDAY: Please note a collection will be taken on Good Friday for The Holy Places of Palestine.

SUPPORT FOR YOUR PARISH: GIFT AID OPTION
As a member of this parish, if you pay tax on income – be it on wages, salaries, pensions or dividends on investments – it is easy, to increase the value of your weekly parish donation/contribution at no additional cost to yourself. If you have not yet signed up for the Gift Aid option please will you consider opting in to the scheme now? All you have to do to begin the process is to contact Richard Molloy (St. Mary’s) on 07791 925 190 and Fr. Dever (St. Richard’s) on 224 1498. Members already in the scheme are asked to update any changes to addresses or tax situation, in order that accurate records are kept up to date.

FUNDRAISER EVENT: The Fundraising Night recently held at St. Kentigern’s Social Club in aid of the Lisburne School for Children in Stockport with special and complex needs raised the magnificent amount of almost £9,000. Martina and Tommy McCreery thank everyone who helped to organize and those who supported this event. The money will go towards sensory outdoor equipment and playground for the children.

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!