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. Laurence Gambella, Assistant Priest & Hospital Chaplain and Fr. Martin Dowd, Chaplain to the Central Manchester Hospital.
Sunday 28th February 2021
SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT
“Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”
COVID-19: Church Guidance: Please sanitise hands on entering and follow safe distancing and instructions from the stewards. Sanitise hands again on exiting church by the side doors. All those who attend church must wear a face covering. Those that are exempt for medical reasons or children under 11 remain exempt. Please note for safety reasons toilets are closed.
The obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains suspended
Church Mass Times –28th February to 6th March
Sunday 28th February Monday 1st March
9.15am at St. Richard’s 9.15am at St. Richard’s
10.30am & 12 noon at St. Mary’s
Tuesday 2nd Wednesday 3rd
9.30am at St. Mary’s 9.15am at St. Richard’s
Thursday 4th Friday 5th
9.30am at St. Mary’s 9.15am at St. Richard’s
10.00am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament – St. Mary’s followed by 11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s
5.00pm Vigil Mass at St. Richard’s
6.30pm Vigil Mass at St. Mary’s
Feast of the Week
Monday 1st March: St. David, Patron of Wales
Thursday 4th March: 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 Sarah Mitchell, Cath Dixon, Judy Miller, Steve Kerrigan, Margaret Coyle, George O’Connor, Mia O’Connor, Eileen Regan, Cath Dixon, Eamonn Walls, Mary McGlade, Maureen Woods, Benny Woods, Christine Jackson, Mark Graham, Mary Dunne, Jackie Clare. May the Good Lord strengthen and comfort them. Pray also for all who care for the sick.
Lately Dead: Margaret Timoney, Tony McCarroll, Graham Pilkington. Anniversaries: Thomas Colleran, Billy Ryan, Margaret Rafter. Birthday Remembrance: Maureen Duffy.
Special Intentions: John & Philomena Johnson,
Thanksgiving: Sarah Louise Welsh.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I GO INTO HOSPITAL?
If you are admitted as a patient, please ensure the Chaplains’ Office is informed that you would like to be visited by a Catholic Minister. This has to be done by you or a relative.
Tel. 0161 276 4247/8 (Central Manchester Hospitals).
Christies Hospital: Tel. 0161 446 3097
NEWSLETTER: Please pass on a copy of the newsletter to a neighbour or anyone who you think might appreciate it.
ATTENTION ALL GIFT AID DONORS: The tax year 2020–2021 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 Father Dever know or contact Richard Molloy on 07791 925 190 as soon as possible before 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. Also, if you are a current tax payer and donating monies but have not completed a Gift Aid Declaration or wish to clarify your status, please contact Richard Molloy on the number above, who will advise you accordingly. If you are in the Gift Aid scheme and have moved house in the last year, please could you contact Richard Molloy (Parish Organiser).
OFFERTORY: If you wish to switch from weekly envelope to a standing order, just provide your bank with the following details: Payee: The Salford Diocesan Trust St Robert of Newminster. Sort Code: 205534 Account No. 40101222.
COLD WEATHER PAYMENT: With more time spent at home than ever during the national lockdown, many households have had to have their heating on for long periods each day. However, you may be able to claim back some money from the government to compensate with a Cold Weather Payment. A payment is given if the average temperature in your area is recorded as, or forecast to be, zero degrees celsius or below over seven consecutive days. The postcodes in Greater Manchester where cold weather payments have kicked in from November 1 2020 to February 18 2021 included M12 and M19 during the following period: 28 December 2020 to 3 January 2021. Those who are entitled will get £25 for each seven day period of very cold weather between November 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021. You can apply for a Cold Weather Payment if you’re getting: Pension Credit, Income Support, Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income-related Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit.
Prayer Resource – Lord’s Day at Home: For those at home and not attending Mass, the Liturgy Office has prepared a service called “The Lord’s Day at Home”, based on the Sunday Scriptures that you can pray on your own or with your family. Please follow this link to access the Lord’s Day at Home resources https://www.dioceseofsalford.org.uk/covid-19-online-resources/
Items for the newsletter including Mass Intentions can be left at the Parish Office Tel. 0161 248 8836 or emailed to email@example.com by Thursday midday. The weekend newsletter is published on Friday mornings!