Sunday 25th October 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 – Tel. 0161 224 1498 (Residence: St. Richard’s Presbytery)

Residence at St. Mary’s Presbytery Fr. David Egan (Chaplain to Central M/c Hospitals) – Tel. 0161 224 1895 and

Canon David Ryder (Chaplain to Central M/c General Hospitals) – Tel. 0161 225 9840

 

      THIRTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME  

           “Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey


MASS TIMES DURING THE WEEK

 

SUNDAY 25th October

9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s

11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s

 

MONDAY 26th October

9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

 

TUESDAY 27th October

9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

 

WEDNESDAY 28th October

9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

 

THURSDAY 29th October

9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

 

FRIDAY 30th October

9.15an Mass at St, Richard’s

 

SATURDAY 31st October

11am Mass at St. Mary’s

 

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 Oct. Saint Chad and Saint Cedd, Bishops

Wednesday 28th Oct. Saint Simon and Saint Jude, Apostles

Saints Chad and Cedd: Chad, who died at Lichfield on 2nd March 672, and Cedd, who died at Lastingham (Yorkshire) on this day in 664, were brothers who were educated at Lindisfarne under Aidan. Cedd was founded of many monasteries and was sent as a bishop to evangelise the East Saxons and established his See at Bradwell (Essex). He died of the plague at his monastery in Lastingham. Chad was abbot of Lastingham when chosen Bishop of Northumbria, but his ordination was contested by Wilfrid, and he humbly withdrew. He was then sent as Bishop of Mercia, where he founded the See of Lichfield. Despite the shortness of his ministry, he was immediately revered as a saint because of the holiness of his life, his outstanding humility, and his dedication to preaching the Gospel.

 

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and 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.

Martin Hughes, Marie Clerkin, Annie Gibbons

 

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Anne Marie Brady, Flann Griffin, Rose Kirby, Cynthia Leather

 

REFLECTION:  Most of us have no idea what it is like to be physically blind. Spiritual blindness is another matter altogether – I’m sure we can all admit to bouts of that! The blind man in today’s Gospel must not have been blind from birth. His request to Jesus is ‘Master, let me see again.’ He had the gift of sight in the past, and he knows what he is missing. He wants to be able to see again. Our faith journey can be a bit like that. Sometimes we see things clearly, and sometimes we are blind to the bigger picture and to where our lives are leading. Dark clouds can come down, perhaps when we are struggling to deal with a stressful time or an illness. We can stray off the path and forget to let God in or to ask for help. But if, like the blind man, we call to Jesus for help, he will come to our aid. ‘I will bring them back’ promises the Lord in our First Reading from Jeremiah, ‘by a smooth path where they will not stumble’.

 

ST. MARY’S & ST. RICHARD’S 500 CLUB – AGENTS NEEDED

We don’t want you to miss the opportunity of being part of the 500 Club. This initiative is a great way to help both parishes raise much needed funds BUT at the same time as providing you with opportunities to win cash prizes. All memberships need to be in by next Thursday, 29th October to be included in the first draw next Saturday, 31st October. The draws will be held in the Meeting Room in St. Mary’s Presbytery after the 6.30pm Saturday evening Mass. Be a part of the 500 Club and help to support your parish!!

 

MASS OF REMEMBRANCE: St. Mary’s Parish Mass of Remembrance will be celebrated on Saturday, 7th November at 11am. During this very special parish celebration we prayerfully remember all our deceased parishioners and all whose funerals were celebrated in the parish during the past 12 months. (November 2014 to October 2015). After the Mass light refreshments will be served in the parish centre. We also devote the month of November to remembering not only our own loved ones who have died but “all who have gone before us marked with the sign of Faith.” A box at the back will be provided for you to place the names of your loved ones in. It will be brought up with the offertory gifts on Sundays, and all whose names are in it will be remembered throughout the month of November.

 

MEDJUGORJE 2016: Weekly flights from April to October. 7 nights £439 per person if booked and paid in full before 4th December 2015 Telephone Marijana on 903 8765 for more information. See poster on the notice board in the church porch.

 

CARITAS MARATHON WALK: Saturday 7th November. Join us for all or part of 21 miles in 1 day. To help raise funds for Caritas Elderly Service. For more information and to register telephone 817 2267. See fliers at back of church.  

 

ST. RICHARD’S COFFEE MORNING every Wednesday in the Sacristy after morning Mass. Also BINGO every Sunday at 8pm in the presbytery. Everyone Welcome.

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