Sunday 3rd December 2017

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 3rd December 2017
FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT
“Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”

MASS TIMES DURING THE WEEK

SUNDAY 3rd DECEMBER
9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s.
11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s

MONDAY 4th DECEMBER
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

TUESDAY 5th DECEMBER
10.00am Funeral Mass for Michael Burke-St. Mary’s

WEDNESDAY 6th DECEMBER
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

THURSDAY 7th DECEMBER
9.30am Mass St. Mary’s

FRIDAY 8th DECEMBER
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

SATURDAY 9th DECEMBER
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
Friday 8th December: The Immaculate Conception

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially Pauline Thomas, James Prendergast, Carl McGlynn, Jeanette Orbison, Alex Roberts and John Heenan. 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.
James Donnelly, Michael Burke, Jean Connolly, George Hetherington, Frances Maher, Anthony Noon,
Johnny Shields (Month’s Mind)

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. James Arthur, Michael Jordan, Mr & Mrs. Abraham, Pervaiz, Louisa, Frederick & Teresa.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Thursday 14th December – Carol Concert led by children of St. Mary’s Primary School at 6.30pm in St. Mary’s Church
Wednesday 20th December – Reconciliation Service at 7.30pm in St. Mary’s Church
ST. RICHARD’S CHRISTMAS FAIR TODAY – Doors open at 12noon. There will be a good variety of stalls for all the family to enjoy including Bottle & Chocolate Tombola, Good as New Gifts, Toiletries, Raffles and lots more. A selection of hot food also available. Please do pop along and support this event. A special word of thanks to all the people who have worked so hard in preparing for today. Also everyone who donated items for the different stalls. All it needs now is your presence to make it a happy and successful occasion.

ST. MARY’S CHRISTMAS FAIR: Many thanks to all who supported the event last Sunday. These are not easy times for anyone, but the generosity of all surrounding this ‘fundraiser’ was commendable. A special word of thanks to all who prepared the hall and transformed it into a fairground. The event raised £1,355.24, a breakdown of the money raised can be found on the noticeboard in the church porch. Well done to everyone.
List of Unclaimed Raffle Prizes
Prize Ticket Colour Ticket No. Serial No.
Champagne Yellow 361 – 365 166636
Lantern Yellow 251 – 255 166636
Prosecco Wine Green 166 – 170 163440
Baylis Harding Set Green 56 – 60 163440
Iced Fruit Cake Yellow 96 – 100 166636
Hamper (Door Raffle) Pink 190
The above prizes can be claimed at the Office at St. Mary’s Tel. No. 248 8836 Monday to Friday between 8.30am – 1.30pm (except Wednesday’s)

DO YOU SUPPORT CATHOLIC SCHOOLS and the right of Catholics to send their children to them? Then we need you to make your voice heard. The Government is making a critical decision on whether to overturn the admissions cap which prevents Catholic schools from allowing all Catholic pupils to attend. They have acknowledged that this policy discriminates against Catholics and promised to abandon it, now we need you to tell them not to U-turn on their promises to Catholics. Visit http://catholicnews.org.uk/education-cap or search for ‘Catholic Education’ in your search engine to write to the Government and urge them to drop their policy which bans new Catholic schools. (John Arnold, Bishop of Salford)

‘OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE’ – Pro-Life Celebration Day on Saturday 9th December at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Eccles, M30 0LU. The programme starts with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament & Confessions at 10.30am, followed by Rosary for Life at 11.30am and Holy Mass at 12noon. Refreshments will be served in the parish hall afterwards.

BINGO every Sunday in the lounge area of St. Mary’s Community Centre. Bingo starts at 8pm. Come along and join us for a fun filled evening

LEGION OF MARY GROUP meet every Thursday morning in St. Mary’s Meeting Room after morning Mass

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!