Sunday 5th November 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 5th November 2017
31st SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
“Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”

MASS TIMES DURING THE WEEK

SUNDAY 5th NOVEMBER
9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s.
11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s

MONDAY 6th NOVEMBER
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

TUESDAY 7th NOVEMBER
9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

WEDNESDAY 8th NOVEMBER
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

THURSDAY 9th NOVEMBER
9.30am Mass St. Mary’s
7.00pm Reception of the body of Nora McGrath
at St Mary’s

FRIDAY 10th NOVEMBER
10.00am Funeral Mass for Nora McGrath
at St. Mary’s

SATURDAY 11th NOVEMBER
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
Tues. 7th November: Saint Willibrord, Bishop
Thurs. 9th November: The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica
Fri. 10th Nov. St. Leo the Great, Pope & Doctor of the Church
Sat. 11th November: Saint Martin of Tours, Bishop

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially James Prendergast, Margaret McCarrick, Liam Pennington, Carl McGlynn, Jeanette Orbison, Alex Roberts, John Heenan and Eileen Glenney. 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.
Nora McGrath, Eugene Shields, John Daly

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Thomas Green, Maud Deay. Margaret Brennan, James McNeill, Sarah Kennedy, Michael Phelan.

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

PRACTISE WHAT YOU PREACH: We have all heard the expression ‘Do as I say, not as I do’. We could all come up with examples of people who do not practise what they preach. The accusation appears to have been made for the Scribes and the Pharisees that Jesus talks about in today’s gospel. He criticises them for placing heavy burdens on people, while not lifting a finger to help them, and for making themselves look important in order to attract attention. Today’s gospel is a wake-up call. It tells us what Jesus expects of us. We must be humble and genuine, thinking of others rather than worrying about what people will think of us.

ST. MARY’S & ST. RICHARD’S CHRISTMAS FAIR: The countdown is on to our Annual Christmas Fairs! We are now only 3-4 weeks away until the big day and we need YOUR help please!! The Christmas Fair is a vital source of income for our parish and we want to make this event as successful as possible. Can you donate or help out on the day? We urgently require donations of Tombola prizes for all ages, Bottles for the bottle stall, raffle prizes, toys, toiletries, fancy goods, chocolates etc., All donations can be dropped off at either St. Mary’s or St. Richard’s presbytery over the next few weeks or put in the box at the back of church.

ST. MARY’S CHRISTMAS FAIR: There will be a meeting in the lounge area of St. Mary’s Community Centre next Tuesday, 7th November at 7pm for people who would like to be involved in some way, either through the planning and organisation, setting up the hall the night before, help run a stall or cleaning up after the fair is over. Please come along to the meeting if you would like to help. The Christmas Fair is a fantastic way of bringing the parish together as a community.

CHRISTMAS DRAW RAFFLE TICKETS: Buying and selling raffle tickets is one of the best ways to help raise vital funds for our parish, and every ticket costs only 50p. As well as being in with a chance of winning great cash prizes there are many other prizes that must be won too. So why not join in and see if you could be a winner? Christmas Draw Raffle Tickets are available at the back of church. The draw will take place on Sunday 17th December after the 11 o’clock Mass in St. Mary’s Community Centre. All counterfoils, cash and unsold tickets to be returned by 13th December at the latest.

MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE DATES 2018
Would all couples contemplating marriage next year please note the dates of the One Day Courses at Marriage Care, Manchester for 2018? (All Saturdays).
 20th January 24th February
 24th March 28th April
 7th July 6th October
Couples wishing to check availability on their preferred course date(s) should telephone 0800 389 3801 or 01159 933255 or email: appointments@marriagecare.org.uk giving the date of your wedding.

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!