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, Hospital Chaplain and Fr. Martin Dowd, Chaplain to the Central Manchester Hospital.
Sunday 29th August 2021
TWENTY SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
“Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”
COVID-19: Church Guidance: We are still required to sign in with name and contact number for Test, Track and Trace purposes. Please sanitise hands on entering and leaving Church. All those who attend church are strongly encouraged to wear a face mask.
CHURCH MASS TIMES –29th August to 4th September
ST. RICHARD’S CHURCH ST. MARY’S CHURCH
Saturday – 5pm Vigil Mass Saturday – 11am & 6.30pm
Sunday – 9.15am Sunday -10.30am & 12 noon
Bank Holiday Monday – 9.15am Tuesday – 9.30am
Wednesday – 9.15am Thursday – 9.30am
Friday – 9.15am
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Saturday at 10am
at St. Mary’s followed by Mass at 11am.
Feasts of the Week
Monday 30th: Ss Margaret Clitherow, Anne Line and Margaret Ward
Tuesday 31st: Saint Aidan and Saints of Lindisfarne
Wednesday 1st: St Edmund Arrowsmith, Priest and Martyr
Friday 3rd: St Gregory the Great, Pope and Doctor
Saturday 4th: St Cuthbert
Pray for the Sick and Housebound and all those who are suffering from the coronavirus and others who are sick at this time, including Joe Micalef, Jim Hynes, Anna Kerrigan, Margaret McAteer, Maria Valgamilli, Judy Miller, Alan Smith, Sarah Mitchell, Miller, Steve Kerrigan, George O’Connor, Mia O’Connor, Eileen Regan, Mary McGlade, Benny Woods, Christine Jackson, Mary Dunne, Jackie Clare. May the Good Lord strengthen and comfort them. Pray also for all who care for the sick. Please inform Parish Office if anyone needs to be taken off this list.
Lately Dead: Jacqueline Breen, Jimmy Murphy, Andy Keenan.
Anniversaries: Seamus Gallogly, Nora Keane, Vera Hogan, Stella Walsh, Raymond Malynn.
Special Int. John & Philomena Johnson, Madeleine Taylor.
OFFERTORY DONATIONS: If you wish to switch from a weekly envelope to a standing order, please just provide your bank with the following details: Payee: The Salford Diocesan Trust St Robert of Newminster. Sort Code: 20 55 34 Account No. 40101222.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
If anyone would like to go to Confession, then please contact Fr. Dever after any of the Masses, or telephone him on 0161 224 1498 to make an appointment. Confession boxes cannot be used at this time.
WEDDING BELLS: Congratulations to James Lamont and Rebecca Baines who were married in St. Mary’s over the weekend. We wish them every success and happiness in the years ahead. Our prayer go with them.
MASS FOR THE DECEASED IN SOUTHERN CEMETERY
The above will be celebrated on Bank Holiday Monday 30th August at St. Ambrose Church, Chorlton at 11am. After Mass the priest will proceed to the Cemetery to lead prayers by the priest’s graves at approximately 12noon. All welcome.
The August Bank Holiday Mass in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Wardley will not be taking place this year, due to the continuation of Covid-19 restrictions.
CARITAS CORNERSTONE’S BIG SLEEP OUT 2021
This is Cornerstone’s major fundraising event and your support means that we can continue to provide practical help and intensive 1:1 support for people that are street homeless or ‘sofa-surfing,’ and those without the security of a permanent home. To experience just a fraction of the challenges of what it is like to sleep rough for just one night and to help those who live this reality every day – we need you! This is a vital event, which we are committed to holding, as a way of introducing more people to the plight of homelessness and advocating for an end to it. We are asking people to support rough sleepers by sleeping outdoors overnight at Xaverian College, Manchester, from 7pm on Friday 17th September, or by “boycotting their bed” from their own home. For further information please email email@example.com.
ST. MARY’S SUNDAY COLLECTION COUNTERS: In the next few weeks, we will begin to organise a new rota for Counters after Sunday Mass. If you were previously a counter before the lockdown, please contact Richard Molloy on 07791 925 190 to let him know if you would be willing to continue. Likewise, if you have not done so before, but are willing to help as a Counter, please contact Richard. The more volunteers we get, the less frequently you will have to do it! Counting the Sunday Collection is not a difficult job, but it is a big help to the Parish and much appreciated.
REOPENING OF CATHEDRAL CENTRE FACILITIES: We are delighted to announce that Cathedral Centre Books has now reopened (8.30am-3.30pm Monday to Friday). Orders can also be placed via https://www.cathedralcentrebooks.com/ or over the phone on 0161 817 2208. The Cathedral Centre Café has also reopened and is open to the public 8.30am – 1.30pm Monday to 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. Reference required. Tel. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday midday. The weekend newsletter is published on Friday mornings!