Sunday 28th November 2021

                                                           

 SAINT ROBERT OF NEWMINSTER PARISH  

 Parish Priest: Fr. Michael DeverTel. 0161 224 1498   

Website. www.stmaryslevenshulme.co.uk   

Email. info@stmaryslevenshulme.co.uk

 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 Hospital and Fr. Laurence Gambella.

 


             

 

Sunday 28th November 2021                                  

 

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

“Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”



 

TIMES OF CHURCH MASS & SERVICES

From Sunday 28th November to Saturday 4th December

Sun. 28th 9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s – 11am at St. Mary’s

Mon.29th 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

Tues.30th 12noon Funeral Mass for Alexandra Conville St.Mary’s

         6.00pm Evening Reception for Annie Devlin at St. Richard’s

Wed. 1st 12noon Funeral Mass for Annie Devlin at St. Richard’s 

Thurs. 2nd   9.30am .Mass at St. Mary’s

Fri,      3rd   9.15am Mass at St. Richard’

Sat.      4th   11am Mass at St. Mary’s

                        5,00pm Vigil Mass at St. Richard’s

                        6.30pm Vigil Mass at St. Mary’s

Saturday’s – 10am – 11am Exposition of the Blessed                                      Sacrament at St. Mary’s Church

 

Feasts of the Week

Tuesday: Saint. Andrew, Patron of Scotland

Friday: Saint Francis Xavier

Saturday: Saint John of Damascus

 

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and all those who are suffering from the coronavirus and others who are sick at this time, including Paddy Kerrigan, Kathleen McGuigan, Margaret Cawley, Maureen Kennedy, Martin Walsh, Kathleen Durkan, Neville Wright,  Graham Edwards, Karl McGlynn,  Steven Teague, Hannah Walsh, Martin Walsh, Sr. Philomena, Frank Kelly, Jackson Giles, Joe Micalef, Jim Hynes, Anna Kerrigan, Margaret McAteer, Maria Valgamilli, Judy Miller, Alan Smith, Sarah Mitchell,  Steve Kerrigan, George O’Connor, Mia O’Connor, Mary Regan, Mary McGlade, Benny Woods, Christine Jackson, Mary Dunne.  

Lately Dead: Hannah (Annie) Devlin, Alexandra Conville, John Saunders, Margaret Green, John Joseph Meaney, John Johnson, Teresa Maher, Ryan Diamond, Frank Rooney, Austin Waldron, Margaret Doughty, Anthony Jones, Annette Kelly. Anniversaries: John McLoughlin, Mai Kelly, Noreen Power. Special Int. Philomena Johnson. Speedy Recovery: Helen O’Keeffe, Mary Feeney.

PARISH CHRISTMAS RAFFLE: Tickets are on sale before/after Masses priced at £1 a strip. 1st Prize £200, 2nd Prize £100, 3rd Prize £50, 4th Prize £25 plus many more exciting prizes. Please return all raffle ticket stubs and monies by Thursday 16th December at the latest. The Prize Draw will take place on Saturday 18th December after the 11am Mass at St. Mary’s Church. Winners will be notified by phone so please include your phone numberMany thanks.

ADVENT: Today is the first Sunday in Advent, and the beginning of a new Church year. Advent urges us to keep hope alive, very important in these difficult days.    

THE RETURN OF THE SUNDAY OBLIGATION

Today, the first Sunday in Advent sees the return of the traditional obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy days. There is a letter from Bishop John today, reassuring everyone who does not yet feel ready to return to Sunday Mass. People who are nervous about returning on Sundays can now return on a weekday, when there will be very few people present in church.

UNIVERSAL SYNOD: Pope Francis has called a Universal Synod which is taking place in every Catholic diocese across the world. The Synod is themed: “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission”. We want to hear from as many people as possible, those involved in the church and those who are not. You can take part by completing an online submission using the following link www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/3D3FXJ2. We have until 1st March 2022 to make our submissions then, after national and continental gatherings, the Synod of Bishops will gather in Rome in 2023 to reflect on what has been heard.

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION                                                                                If anyone would like to go to Confession, then please contact Fr. Dever on 0161 224 1498 to make an appointment. Confession boxes cannot be used at this time.

ST. MARY’S PIETY STALL: A wide selection of Christmas cards, calendars, diaries candles and gifts are now available from the piety stall after the weekend Masses.

MISSIO RED BOXES: A final reminder that if you have a Mill Hill Missionary Society Red Box, will you please bring it along to church at Mass times and hand it in at the Sacristy. If you are unable to come to church and would like us to call and collect from your home please give us a call at the office on 0161 248 8836. Alternately, if you prefer you can drop your box off at the office when you’re out shopping during the week. The office is open from 9am-1pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday.

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER: Please pass on a copy of the weekly newsletter to a neighbour or anyone who you know who is sick or housebound..

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.

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!