Sunday 28th January 2018

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

Sunday 28th January 2018
FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
“Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”
Racial Justice Day – Caritas Sunday

MASS TIMES DURING THE WEEK

SUNDAY 28th JANUARY
9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s.
11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s

MONDAY 29th JANUARY
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

TUESDAY 30th JANUARY
9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

WEDNESDAY 31st JANUARY
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

THURSDAY 1st FEBRUARY
9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

FRIDAY 2nd FEBRUARY
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

SATURDAY 3rd FEBRUARY
11.00am 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 – 12noon at St. Mary’s
Saturday 4.30pm – 4.50pm at St. Richard’s

Feasts of the Week
Wednesday 31st January: Saint John Bosco, Priest
Friday 2nd February: The Presentation of the Lord
Saturday 3rd February: Saint Blaise, Bishop and Martyr

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially Alex Roberts, Niall Henderson, Margaret Timoney, Pauline Thomas, Gail Wright, Colin Hardman 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.
Bernadette Flynn, Ernest Wood, Esther Carroll, Margaret Collins, Mary Prendergast, Harry Wrynne (Month’s Mind).

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Kathleen Roache, Pat Groarke, Bernie Groarke, Catherine & Brian Groarke, Tommy Kennedy, Kathleen Hennigan, Bobby Dalton, Mary Donnelly.

Special Intention: Mary Groarke

LEGION OF MARY GROUP meet every Thursday morning in St. Mary’s Meeting Room at 10.00am. New members most welcome to come along.
The Word This Week: Where does authority come from? Why is one man regarded as a prophet, and another as a lunatic, and a third as a hypocrite? Jesus startles the crowds with a ‘new teaching’ today, but what amazes them so much is not the message but the authority behind it: they are convinced because what he does somehow adds credibility to what he says. It’s the old situation that we are all familiar with – we look through words to see the actions, which show us the real message. The scribes did not heal or work miracles, but simply talked about God. Jesus talks about the Kingdom of God, but also shows the people what it is – a Kingdom where all that damages human happiness is abolished. The other side to this is that we must listen to a prophet or teacher when they are backed by such authority; we may not “harden our hearts” and ignore the message when we have recognised that the messenger is sent by God. This is the hard part, because it demands that we too show, by our actions, that we have heard.

CARITAS SUNDAY 28th JANUARY is the one opportunity each year for Caritas to appeal to every parish in our Diocese to support the corporal works of mercy. The charitable work is wide ranging from fostering to visiting the isolated and alone elderly person. Caritas also supports a pastoral service to Deaf people as well as working alongside the many voluntary organisations. There will be a second collection after Mass this weekend to support the work of Caritas.

ANNUAL DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES led by the Right Reverend John Arnold – Bishop of Salford. By AIR from 27th July to 2nd August 2018. For further details telephone the Lourdes Pilgrimage Office at 817 2209 or website lourdes.pilgrimage@dioceseofsalford. org.uk

FUNDRAISER EVENTS: Sunday 11th February 4.30pm to 6.30pm at Captain Jak’s Funhouse, Houldsworth Mill, Houldsworth St, Reddish. All proceeds to be donated to St. Mary’s Primary School, Levenshulme to help replace items taken in a burglary. Tickets £5. Tel. 432 4020. See Poster for full details.
Friday 23rd February: Lisburne School for children with special & complex needs in Stockport are holding a Fundraising Night 7pm till late at St. Kentigern’s Irish Social Club Wilbraham Rd, M14 7DW. All funds raised will go towards playground and sensory outdoor equipment. Tickets available from Fiddlers Green Pub 224 2254, Tommy 07812 174 392 or Martina on 07968 035 027. See poster for full details.

SERVICE OF BLESSISNG FOR ENGAGED COUPLES: On Saturday 10th February Bishop John will be leading a Special Service of Blessing for Engaged Couples at Salford Cathedral, Chapel Street, Salford, M3 5LL at 3pm. During the Celebration there will be a particular Blessing upon all couples getting married during this year.

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!