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
Sunday 27th February 2022
EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
“Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”
TIMES OF MASSES DURING THE COMING WEEK
From Sunday 27th February to Saturday 5th March
Sunday: 9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s – 11am at St. Mary’s
Monday: 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
Tuesday: 9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s
Ash Wednesday: 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s + Blessing of Ashes
7.00pm Mass at St. Mary’s + Blessing of Ashes
Thursday: 9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s
Friday: 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
Saturday: 11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s
Vigil Mass 5pm at St. Richard’s & 6.30pm at St. Mary’s
Saturday’s 10am – 11am Exposition at St. Marys Church
Confessions: Saturday 11.30am – 12noon at St. Mary’s
Saturday 4.30pm to 4.50pm at St. Richard’s
Feast of the Week
Tuesday: St David, Bishop, Patron of Wales
Wed. ASH WEDNESDAY, Day of Fasting & Abstinence
Friday: St. Casimir
Pray for the Sick and Housebound and all those who are suffering from the coronavirus and others who are sick at this time, including Laura Greenwood, Tom Dunne, Nancy Boyle, Bryne Lynch, Michael Browne, Margaret Caulfield, Mike Clyne, Martin Morrow, Kathleen McLaughlin, Margaret Cawley, Paddy Kerrigan, Kathleen McGuigan, Margaret Cawley, Maureen Kennedy, Kathleen Durkan, Neville Wright, Graham Edwards, Karl McGlynn, Steven Teague, Margaret McAteer, 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. Please inform the Parish Office if anyone needs to be taken off this list.
Lately Dead: Margaret Scholes, Anthony Walsh, Mary Syron, Mary Houlihan, Mary McDonagh, Aidan Kennedy, Eileen Quinn.
Anniversaries: Thomas Colleran, Billy Ryan, Bronwen Ward, Winnie Joyce, Sabrina Collins, William Sheehan.
Speedy Recovery: Philomena Johnson, Gerry Murphy
Special Intention: Bridie Murphy, Anna & Tony Rolston.
HOLY COMMUNION AT HOME
Our Eucharistic Ministers are able to take Holy Communion once more to the sick and housebound at home (though not yet to those in nursing homes). It’s possible now that some who used to attend Mass regularly before the pandemic may not now feel fit enough to return. Would you like Holy Communion to be brought to you at home? Please contact Fr. Dever (224 1498) or the Parish Office (248 8836).
LENT: Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent. During Lent we will celebrate the Stations of the Cross at 6pm every Sunday evening in St. Mary’s Church, led by parishioners.
GIFT AID DONORS
The tax year 2021/22 will be coming to an end on 5th April and the parish will then undertake the process of claiming back the Gift Aid refunds on donations made in the tax year. If your circumstances have changed and you no longer pay income tax (or if for any other reason you do not wish to remain in the Gift Aid scheme) please let Fr. Michael know or contact (Richard Molloy on 07791 925 190) by 5th April, otherwise it will be assumed you have paid sufficient income tax for the parish to reclaim Gift Aid on donations made in the tax year. Thank you.
CAFOD’S WALK AGAINST HUNGER LENT CHALLENGE
There are 200 million children in the world whose lives are at risk from malnutrition. This Lent, challenge yourself to walk 200km, and help give hunger its marching orders. Do 5km a day, your way, for 40 days, get sponsored and you’ll conquer your 200km target in time for Easter – and help people around the world to live free from hunger. To take part, go to cafod.org.uk/walk.
DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO WALSINGHAM LED BY
BISHOP JOHN ARNOLD ON SATURDAY 7th MAY 2022
After a break of two years, due to the pandemic, we are pleased to confirm the resumption of our annual pilgrimage to Our Lady’s Shrine in England. The pilgrimage will be led by Bishop John and will take place on Saturday 7th May 2022. We hope coaches will be available from each deanery, leaving around 7.00am and arriving back around 10.00pm. The cost for the day trip is £20. Those wishing to make their own way are welcome to join the pilgrimage in Walsingham. Further information on available coaches and how to book to follow at a later date.
Alongside this, there will be a Youth Pilgrimage for young people in years 7, 8 and 9. The Youth coach will leave on Friday 6th May 2022 around 10am from Salford Cathedral and arrive back around 10.00pm on Saturday 7th May. The group will be staying at Elmham House in Walsingham. The subsidised cost for the Youth pilgrimage is £50 which includes accommodation, food and travel. To book a place, please complete the form by going to https://forms.gle/nwDThmqBFLV5LEjU7
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER 2022
Churches Together in Levenshulme are taking part in World Day of Prayer, a women led, global, ecumenical movement. You are invited to a service on Friday 4th March at 2pm, at Levenshulme Baptist Church, Elmsworth Ave, M19 3NS. All are welcome! The service will consist of prayers, readings, hymns and reflection on the theme I know the plans I have for You.
ANNUAL REUNION MASS offered for staff, alumni and friends of St. Joseph’s RC Technical High School on Saturday 19th March 2022 at St. Bernard’s RC Church Burnage. The celebration will begin at 11am with Confessions and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at 11am, before Mass at 12 noon. This will be followed by tea and coffee in the parish hall.
Please take a copy of the newsletter home to remind you of the times of services and events during the coming week. Please take a copy to anyone 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday midday. The weekend newsletter is published on Friday mornings!