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, Tel. 0161 224 1895 Assistant Priest & Hospital Chaplain & Fr. Martin Dowd, Tel. 0161 225 9840 Chaplain to the Central M/c Hospitals
FEAST OF SAINT PETER AND SAINT PAUL, APOSTLES
No Masses until further notice: The obligation to attend Sunday Mass is removed. Masses will be celebrated without congregation for you and your intentions. No Confessions due to the Coronavirus.
REOPENING OF ST. MARY’S FOR PRIVATE PRAYER
After a few weeks of planning, purchasing the required equipment, and carrying out and submitting our Risk Assessment to the diocese, we have now been given permission to open St. Mary’s Church for periods of Private Prayer on Saturday 27th June.
Church Opening Times: Saturday: 9.30am to 11.00am including Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Tuesday and Thursday from 9.30am to 11.00am.
Please enter Church through the main double doors. Please sanitise hands on entering and follow safe distancing and instructions from the stewards. Sanitise hands again on exiting Church by the side door (near St. Francis Statue). Please note for safety reasons Toilets are closed.
Feasts of the Week: Tuesday 30th June – The First Martyrs of the Roman Church
Wednesday 1st July – Saint Oliver Plunket, Bishop and Martyr
Friday 3rd July – Saint Thomas, Apostle
Saturday 4th July – Saint Elizabeth of Portugal
Masses/Prayer Intentions received: (Please telephone/email/post to St. Mary’s Parish Office)
Lately Dead: All who have died of the coronavirus and others who have died recently, Margaret Flanagan, Annie Brady, Joszef Szabo, William Kerrigan, Ita Gilchreest, Brenda Platt.
Pray for the Sick and Housebound and all those who are suffering from the coronavirus and others who are sick at this time, including Colin Billinge, Maura Pappados, Lena Griffin, Kathleen Hayes, John O’Hara, Margaret Grimes, Karen Joyce, Anne O’Brien, John Coyne, Bridie Coyne, Janet Carroll, Pauline Brown, Bill Henderson, Nellie Ferris, Barbara Williams, Kathleen Grimes, Noreen Varley, Maureen Kennedy, Carl McGlynn, Sadie McMenamin, John Harte, Paddy McNallion, Willie John Kerrigan, Margaret Coyle, Patricia Maguire, Margaret Regan, Simon & Gillian Bryant, Kathleen McGuigan, Hannah Walsh, Finn Collins, Mary McGlade, Gary Jameson, Julie Mulrennan, Ken Ward, John Collins, Veronica Curran, Mary Dunne, Irene McCarroll, Kathleen Cartwright, May the Good Lord strengthen and comfort them. Pray also for all who care for the sick.
Copies of the Newsletter: If you know of anyone who does not have internet access and would like to receive a copy of the Newsletter, please let us know via the email address below.
Parish Donations: We are receiving enquiries from parishioners who have asked us how you can continue giving to your parish during the pandemic. Parishes still greatly need your support, even more so without their weekly congregations and visitors. Offertory & Gift Aid Envelopes, Mass intentions can be posted through the letterbox of both St. Mary’s and St. Richard’s Presbytery.
We do recognise that many parishioners may be in a different financial position than they were previously or struggling financially, and there is no expectation to give where you are unable to do so.
Cornerstone Big Sleep In: Friday 10th July: This year, due to the pandemic, Cornerstone have had to find an alternative event and have come up with ‘The Big Sleep In’. To take part, all you have to do is stay put and sleep in your own home for the night, but somewhere other than in your comfortable bed! This could be on the floor, on the sofa, or somewhere else indoors – as long as it is safe and complies with the current government guidelines for social distancing and protecting yourselves and others from coronavirus. This is an awareness-raising and fundraising event. Any money raised from The Big Sleep In will contribute towards projects to help the homeless and most vulnerable at Cornerstone. For more information and to register, go to http://cornerstonecds.org.uk/big-sleep-in.
Please Note: Sunday Breakfast, Sunday Night Bingo, Tom Cliff School of Dancing, Set Dancing, Line Dancing, I.C.C. Social Group and St. Mary’s Active Retirement Group have all been cancelled until further notice.
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!