Sunday 5th April 2015

 

St. Mary of the Angels & St. Clare, Elbow Street, Levenshulme, M19 3PY.         

St. Richard & St. Robert, Sutcliffe Avenue, Longsight, M12 5TN.                         

Parish Priest: Fr. Michael Dever – Tel. 0161 224 1498     

Assistant Priest: Fr. David Egan – Tel. 0161 276 4247   

            

EASTER SUNDAY           

                       “Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”


MASS TIMES DURING THE WEEK

 

EASTER SUNDAY 5th April

9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s

11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s

 

EASTER MONDAY 6th April

9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

 

EASTER TUESDAY 7th April

9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

 

EASTER WEDNESDAY 8th April

9.15pm Mass at St. Richard’s

 

EASTER THURSDAY 9th April

9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

 

EASTER FRIDAY 10th April

9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

 

EASTER SATURDAY 11th April

11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s followed by

Novena to our Lady of Perpetual Help

 

5.00pm Vigil Mass at St. Richard’s

6.30pm Vigil Mass at St. Mary’s

 

CONFESSIONS

Saturday 11.30am to 12noon at St. Mary’s

Saturday 4.30pm to 4.50pm at St. Richard’s

 

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially Martin McGarrigle. 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.

 

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Fr. Peter Kitchen, Clare Gallagher (O’Shea), Pat & Bernie Groark, Catherine & Brian Groark, Andrew Green, Dennis Kavanagh, Hughie Jones.

 

CELEBRATING EASTER WEEK

We celebrate Easter each day this week. We keep celebrating so that we might continue to enter into the meaning of the resurrection. The resurrection stories, which we read this week, come from communities that are proclaiming the good news. The tomb is empty – Jesus’ tomb and every tomb that tries to claim us in death. These are not believers who, in their deep desire, just made up the resurrection. These are people who can hardly believe what they are seeing and experiencing. They, like us now, had trouble recognising his presence with them.

We let the prayers of this Easter week draw us into the joy that Jesus is with us. He is not dead, but alive. And, that makes all the difference in the world where hope sometimes gives way to despair. Jesus is with us in our struggle – He will never abandon us.

 

WELCOME TO OUR COMMUNITY OF BELIEVERS

We welcome Clara Sorkpor, Gordon Setsoafia and Vanessa Attipoe into full communion with the Catholic Church. The group are being received during the Easter Liturgy; they have been part of the Journey in Faith programme since last October. Please pray for all of them that their journey may continue.

 

HOLY WEEK CEREMONIES

Sincere thanks to the team of people who ensure that the body of the church and altar are always resplendent. A special word of thanks also to the young people who took such an active part in all of the ceremonies. On behalf of the parishioners a sincere thank you at this Easter time.

 

ST. MARY’S SECOND COLLECTION DURING LENT

Many thanks to all parishioners for your donations during Lent to CAFOD. A cheque for £1,469.80 was sent to CAFOD during the week.

 

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO WALSINGHAM

The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham is on Saturday, 2nd May and will be led by Bishop John Arnold. A coach will leave St. Bernard’s Church, Burnage at 6.15am. Cost £21. Anyone interested please contact Tony Kirstein on (0161) 225 0227 and leave your full name and details.

 

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGES

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Poland (Auschwitz & Krakow, in the footsteps of St. John Paul II). Sunday 24th May to Sunday 31st May 2015. Cost per person: £850

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Malta & Rome (in the footsteps of St. Paul). Friday 25th September to Saturday 3rd October 2015. The Pilgrimage will be led by Bishop Emeritus Terence Brain. Cost per person: £1,225.

Contact Sharon Beech on 0161 761 0536 for booking forms for both pilgrimages. See posters in the church porch for further details on the above pilgrimages.

 

EASTER EGG RAFFLE

This Sunday there will be an Easter Egg Raffle in St. Mary’s Parish Centre. All proceeds will go to Cornerstone Day Centre, Denmark Road, M15 6JS.

 

CAKE SALE

Young Millie McKenna’s Cake Sale last weekend raised £20 for the Children of Kenya.

 

FUNDRAISING NIGHT FOR THE CHRISTIE

St. Mary’s Parish Centre are holding a fundraising night for The Christie on Saturday, 18th April from 8pm. Tickets £5 which includes food and entertainment.

 

BULLETIN

Items for the parish bulletin can be left at the presbytery or emailed to info@stmaryslevenshulme.co.uk by Thursday midday at the latest. The weekend bulletin is published on Friday mornings.