SAINT ROBERT OF NEWMINSTER PARISH
Parish Priest: Fr. Michael Dever – Tel. 0161 224 1498
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. Martin Dowd, Chaplain to the Central Manchester Hospital and Fr. Laurence Gambella.
Sunday 26th December 2021
THE HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH
“Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”
Latest Covid Guidelines: People displaying any symptoms of Covid-19 should stay at home and not travel to church or participate in person. Hand sanitiser must be used on entering and leaving Church. The wearing of a face mask in church is now a government requirement (unless you are exempt) during the act of worship.
TIMES OF MASSES DURING THE COMING WEEK
Sunday 26th: 9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s – 11am at St. Mary’s
Monday 27th: 9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s
Tuesday 28th: 10am Mass at St. Mary’s
Wednesday 29th: 9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s
Thursday 30th: 10am Mass at St. Mary’s
Friday 31st: 9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s
Saturday 1st January 2022 – New Year’s Day
11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s
Vigil Mass 5pm Mass at St. Richard’s /6.30pm Mass at St .Mary’s
Feast of the Week
Monday: St. John the Evangelist, Apostle, Patron of the Diocese
Tuesday: The Holy Innocents, Martyrs
Wednesday: St. Thomas of Canterbury, Bishop and Martyr
Friday: St. Sylvester I, Pope
Saturday: Holy Mary, Mother of God
Pray for the Sick and Housebound and all those who are suffering from the coronavirus and others who are sick at this time, including Patrick Morrissey, Margaret Cawley, Paddy Kerrigan, Kathleen McGuigan, Margaret Cawley, Maureen Kennedy, Kathleen Durkan, Neville Wright, Graham Edwards, Karl McGlynn, Steven Teague, Hannah Walsh, Frank Kelly, Jackson Giles, Joe Micalef, Jim Hynes, Anna Kerrigan, Maria Valgamilli, Judy Miller, Alan Smith, Sarah Mitchell, Mary Regan, Mary McGlade, Christine Jackson, Mary Dunne.
Lately Dead: Catherine McKeague, Mary Brady, Olivia Blossom Koropisz, Bridie Murray.
Anniversaries: John Doherty, Nancy Byrne, Tommy Dune, William O’Connor.
Christmas Memoriam: John Johnson, Catherine Barrett, Seamus Gallogly, Marie & Phelim Clerkin, Nora & Frank McGrath, Margaret McDermott, Frances Maher, Patrick Walkin, J.P. Regan, Brendan & John Regan, Philomena Walsh, Mary & Pat McCauley, John Quinn, Annie & Eddie McMenamin, Breid & Bob Harper.
Birthday Remembrance: Brian Beech, Nora McGrath.
Special Intention: Damian Walsh, Aiden & Carter Walsh, Maria, Graham & Even Smyth, Martin Walsh, Hannah, Amanda & John, Michael Kavanagh, Mary McGill, Kathleen Locke & Temple Family, Betty Barry, Lee Mell, Peace Family, Callaghan Family, Bridget & Dave, Tina Hegarty & Family, Mary Callaghan & Family, Martin & Teresa Walsh, Madeleine & Austin, Kathleen Hanlon, Kathleen & Martin Cuffe, Ann McGoff, Paul & Helen Foster, Pauline & Michael Browne, Eileen & Brian Carden, John & Martin Foster, Winifred & Eric Travis, Jennifer Hilton.
.ST. MARY’S SUNDAY BREAKFAST: Please note this Sunday 26th December we will be serving only Tea and Toast in the parish centre after the 11 o’clock Mass.
AFGHANISTAN CRISIS APPEAL
CAFOD is combining efforts with the DEC to launch the Afghanistan Crisis Appeal. In Afghanistan, 8 million people are on the brink of famine because of drought, collapsing economy, food shortages, conflict, and Covid. CAFOD is supporting sister Caritas agencies to reach communities most in need with food, clean water, and fuel. During Advent, when we open ourselves to the needs of others, let’s do all that we can to save lives. You can donate on the CAFOD website: cafod.org.uk/AfghanistanAppeal and please pray for the people of Afghanistan.
UNCLAIMED CHRISTMAS RAFFLE PRIZES
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386-390 AG772533 Moscato Pink Wine Maggie
866-870 AD223394 Bottle Amaretto Joe Dowling
321-325 AD207102 Nivea Set & Box Choc. Vincent
SALFORD DIOCESE VACANCIES: Two roles are being re-advertised – a Parish Development Coordinator: (with responsibility for Synod), and a Chancery & Tribunal Senior Administrator: (which is a replacement role). Both roles are full-time, based at the Cathedral Centre and the salary is £26,000 – £28,000 per annum. For further information including how to apply, visit: www.dioceseofsalford.org.uk/news/vacancies/
WEEKLY NEWSLETTER: Please pass on a copy of the weekly newsletter to a neighbour or anyone who you know who is sick or housebound.
As we say goodbye to this year let us hope and pray that next year will bring us some welcome relief.
Wishing you and your family a very Happy and Holy Christmas and all the blessings of the Christmas Season.
Pope Francis Prayer Intention for January: For true human fraternity. We pray for all those suffering from religious discrimination and persecution; may their own rights and dignity be recognized, which originate from being brothers and sisters in the human family
LEVENSHULME SELF CONTAINED FURNISHED FLATLET FOR RENT: (Only suitable for one person). Newly decorated, own shower and toilet, own kitchen. Suit respectable middle aged gentleman. References required. Tel. 0161 224 2339 after 6.30pm.
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