Sunday 7th January 2018

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 7th January 2018
THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD
“Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey

MASS TIMES DURING THE WEEK

SUNDAY 7th JANUARY
9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s.
11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s

MONDAY 8th JANUARY
10.00am Funeral Mass at St. Richard’s for Maureen Heagney.
6.30pm Reception at St. Mary’s of the body of Patrick (Patsy) Keane

TUESDAY 9th JANUARY
10.00am Funeral Mass at St. Mary’s for Patrick (Patsy) Keane.

WEDNESDAY 10th JANUARY
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

THURSDAY 11th JANUARY
9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

FRIDAY 12th JANUARY
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

SATURDAY 13th JANUARY
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
Monday 8th January: The Baptism of the Lord
Friday 12th January: Saint Aelred of Rievaulx
Saturday 13th January: Saint Hilary, Bishop & Doctor

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially Alex Roberts, Niall Henderson, Margaret Timoney and Pauline Thomas. 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. Maureen Heagney, Patrick Keane, Noel Kavanagh, Margaret Shaughnessy, Henry (Harry) Wynne.

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Kevin Ward, Norah & Bill Stevens, Debbie Kelly, Margaret Comerford, Peter Walsh, Martin Bell, David Crawford, James & Bridget Mulhern, Hugh Caulfield, Joseph Shawcross, Christopher O’Brien.

The Word this Week

 In the East, this Season of Christmas is called the ‘Time of Manifestation’, or Showing. Today is the ‘Feast of the Manifestation’, or the Showing of the Saviour to the whole world, to all nations. In the wise men who travel from the East, we see all the nations other than the people of Israel being welcomed at the New Temple of the New Covenant – the new born child in the manger. A look at the Psalm response shows this: “All nations shall fall prostrate before you, O Lord.” The same is true of the key word in the second reading: “Revelation”. Remember that for the people of Israel this was to be their Messiah, come to restore their fortunes. By this feast, we proclaim God’s plan was to extend his salvation to men and women of every nation, of every time and every place – including us. In many ways this is our Christmas Feast, when we celebrate the Good News of the Saviour’s birth revealed at last to us.

WEEKLY EVENTS IN ST. MARY’S COMMUNITY CENTRE
The following activities in St. Mary’s Community Centre will resume again during the coming week.
Mon. 8.00pm – 10.00pm Line Dancing
Tues. 12noon – 2.30pm I.C.C. Social Group
Wed: 9.15am – 11.15am Little Angel’s Pre-School

12noon – 2.30pm Dementia Support Group

8.00pm – 10.00pm Set Dancing

Thurs. 9.15am – 11.15am Little Angels Pre-School
12.30pm – 2.30pm St. Mary’s Social Group
Sunday 12noon – 1.30pm Breakfast served after Mass
8.00pm – 9.30pm Bingo
Tom Cliff School of Dancing for full details of lessons during the week telephone Tom on 07469 701 558.
Enquiries regarding the hire of the hall for parties, meetings, activities, classes etc. please phone Jennifer Jones on 07538 474 321.

ST. RICHARD’S COFFEE MORNING is held every Wednesday in the Sacristy after morning Mass. Everyone welcome to come along.

LEGION OF MARY GROUP meet every Thursday morning in St. Mary’s Meeting Room at 10.00am. New members most welcome to come along.

ORGAN RECITAL SERIES 2018– at Holy Name Church, Manchester at 7:30pm on Wednesday 21st Feb. Simon Leach (organ) and Benedict Holland (violin). On Friday 23rd Feb. Benjamin Sheen, Opening Recital of the 2018 Series. See poster for full details of further dates.

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!