SAINT ROBERT OF NEWMINSTER PARISH
Incorporating the former Parishes of:
St. Mary of the Angels & St. Clare Church, Elbow St, Levenshulme, M19 3PY
St. Richard Church, Sutcliffe Avenue, Longsight, M12 5TN
Parish Priest: Fr. Michael Dever – Tel. 0161 224 1498
Resident at St. Mary’s Presbytery: Fr. Martin Dowd, Chaplain to the Central Manchester Hospital
Sunday 5th June 2022
“Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”
TIMES OF MASSES AND SERVICES
Sunday: 9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s – 11am Mass at St. Mary’s
Monday: 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
Tuesday: 9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s
Wednesday: 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
Thursday: 9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s
Friday: 11.30am Funeral Mass for Andrew Dinan at St. Mary
Saturday: 10am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
followed by 11am Mass at St. Mary’s
Vigil Mass: 5pm at St. Richard’s & 6.30pm at St. Mary’s
Saturday 11.30am – 12 noon at St. Mary’s
Saturday 4.30pm to 4.50pm at St. Richard’s
Feasts of the Week
Monday: Mary, Mother of the Church
Thursday: Our Lord Jesus Christ, Eternal High Priest
Saturday: St. Barnabas, Apostle
Pray for the Sick and Housebound and all those who are suffering from the coronavirus and others who are sick at this time, including John Tunney, John Reynolds, Mary Callaghan, Sarah & Stacey Todd, Tom Dunne, Nancy Boyle, Bryne Lynch, Michael Browne, Mike Clyne, Kathleen McLaughlin, Margaret Cawley, Kathleen McGuigan, Maureen Kennedy, Kathleen Durkan, Neville Wright, Graham Edwards, Karl McGlynn, Steven Teague, Margaret McAteer, Frank Kelly, Jackson Giles, Joe Micalef, Jim Hynes, Anna Kerrigan, Maria Valgamilli, Judy Miller, Alan Smith, Sarah Mitchell, Mary Regan, Mary McGlade, Christine Jackson.
Please inform the Parish Office if anyone needs to be taken off this list.
Lately Dead: Andrew Dinan, Robert Simpson, Padraic Costello.
Anniversary: Peter Henderson, Tommy & Maureen Daly, Dennis Jordan, Ita Gilchreest, Peter Connolly, Michael Rafter, Patrick Kelly, Mary Brett. Get Well: Mark O’Brien
Special Intention: Madeleine Taylor, Philomena Johnson.
HOLY COMMUNION AT HOME
Following the end of “lockdown”, Eucharistic Ministers are once more able to visit people in their own home in order to give Holy Communion to anyone who is unable to come to church. All our ministers have been DBS checked and will have taken precautions to ensure they do not carry the Covid virus. If you know of anyone who would like to receive Holy Communion, please ask the person’s permission and then give their name, address and phone number to Fr. Dever or the parish office. We will then make contact by phone to arrange when we can visit.
THE SUNDAY OBLIGATION: The obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy days is returning today, Pentecost Sunday. The Bishops of England and Wales are inviting parishioners to return to Sunday Mass, as it is perfectly safe to do so. They recognise that some people, for health reasons, will still not feel safe enough to return at present. It is noted that ‘Virtual viewing’ of Mass online does not fulfil the Sunday Obligation, though it may be a source of spiritual comfort to those who cannot attend Mass in person.
The wearing of face masks in church will become optional from Pentecost Sunday, we are advised to continue to sanitise our hands as we enter the Church.
ST. RICHARD’S GARDEN PARTY: I have been asked quite a few times whether or not we would be having the usual Summer Fair this year. The answer is yes, providing we can get some extra helpers. Everyone is getting older and not always able to take on the heavy work of putting up and taking down all the large gazebos. In addition tables and all the goods need to be brought out from the hall into the garden. I do hope we can get more willing helpers so we can go ahead with the Fair. It is always a great financial help to the parish, and also a very important social occasion. There will be a meeting to decide if we are able to go ahead or not on Wednesday 15th June at 7pm in the lounge area in St. Mary’s Parish Centre. Please do come along and offer your help for this important parish event. Many thanks. Fr. Michael Dever.
A MESSAGE FROM CAFOD – The paradox of abundance
Over 800 million people go hungry each day. The world produces over 4 billion tonnes of food and we only need 3.7 billion tonnes to feed everyone. Of this food produced a third is wasted. St. John Paul II called this ‘the paradox of abundance.’ Clearly the currently global food system is not working. Pope Francis says, “Each of us has a role to play in transforming food systems for the benefit of people and the planet.” Let’s respond to his call! CAFOD’s new campaign is called Fix the Food System. See www.cafod.org.uk/food for more information.
SAFEGUARDING ROLES: Due to current post holders moving to new jobs, the Diocese is seeking to appoint an Interim Safeguarding Coordinator (6 to 12 months fixed term contract) and a Safeguarding Officer (full-time, permanent). The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 10th June 2022. To find out more and apply, please visit: https://www.dioceseofsalford.org.uk/news/vacancies/
GOD BLESS HER MAJESTY: Let us pray for Queen Elizabeth who has faithfully served our country for the past 70 years. May her example of dedicated service be followed and remembered always.
WEEKLY NEWSLETTER: Please take a copy of the newsletter home to remind you of the times of services and events during Holy Week. Please give a copy to anyone you know who is sick or housebound.
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!