Sunday 7th September 2014

Parish Priest: Fr. John Ahern                       Tel: 0161 248 8836

 

TWENTY THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARTY TIME

Times of Masses

Monday to Friday………………………………………..    9:30am

Saturday (Novena Mass)………………………………….11:00am

Saturday Evening Vigil Mass…………………………….. 6:30pm

Sunday…………………………………………………….11:00am

 

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Saturday…………………………………… 11:30am to 12:30pm

 

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Saturday…………………………………… 11:30am to 12:30pm

Also on request

 

Feasts of the week

Monday 8th Sept. The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Tuesday 9th Sept. Saint Peter Claver, Priest

Wednesday 10th Sept. St. Ambrose Barlow, Priest & Martyr

Friday 12th Sept. The Most Holy Name of Mary

Saturday 13th Sept. St. John Chrysostom, Bishop & Doctor

Saint Ambrose Barlow: born in 1585 at Barlow Hall in Chorlton-cum-Hardy, he became a Benedictine after his studies at Douai and Valladolid, returning to Manchester to work for the Catholics of this region. He was famed for his preaching and love of the poor, walking long distances in order to fulfil his ministry. He was imprisoned at least four times, before his final arrest and execution at Lancaster in 1641. His skull is preserved at Wardley Hall, and his jawbone at Saint Ambrose, Chorlton-cum-Hardy.

 

Pray for the sick and housebound especially for those who are known to you especially Noreen Molloy and Nellie Cronin 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

Patrick Guilfoyle, Eric Newbould.

 

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time John Loftus, Robert Greer, Michael O’Shea, Packie McLaughlin, Thomas Gately, Agnes Gately, Katie Gately, Mary Molloy, Ian Hindle, Cissie Buckley

 

The Word This Week

“No man is an island…” How true this is for those who follow Christ: each of us has responsibilities towards each other, based on our ‘debt of mutual love’. When we see wickedness and wrongdoing, then because of our privileged position of following the Lord Jesus, we have a duty to speak out. This will not always be easy – remember the prophet Jeremiah last week – but this was the mission of the Lord Jesus himself, and as his followers, it is our mission too. As with everything, love is ‘the answer to every one of the commandments.

 

SOCIAL TEA DANCE

Today Sunday, 7th September there will be a fundraiser event in our parish centre from 12noon – 3pm to raise money for ‘The Christie’. The afternoon will include games such as ‘Play Your Cards Right’ ’Take Your Pick’, music by J.I.B., dancing , bingo and lots more. Admission £5 (pay at the door). Irish TV will be filming the event. See poster in the church porch.

 

LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR

In concert (1992)Entertainment by the Greater Manchester Police Male Voice Choir will be performing at the Little Sisters of the Poor, St. Joseph’s Home, 52 Plymouth Grove West, Longsight on Thursday, 18th September at 7.30pm Tickets £3, available from  Reception at the home. See poster on the noticeboard.

 

STARS IN THEIR EYES

Can you sing like your favourite pop star? Would you like the chance to be part of ITV’s brand new Saturday night series? Go to www.StarsinTheirEyes.com to complete an application form. Or written requests to ‘Stars in Their Eyes’, Endemol UK, Shepherds Building Central, Charecroft Way, London, W14 0EE. Applicants must be aged 18 or over and a resident of the UK. Closing date 30th September 2014.

 

HOME MISSION SUNDAY, 21st SEPTEMBER

Outreach to non-churchgoing (lapsed) Catholics

This year’s theme: Evangelisation ‘in the heart of the family’. Many children and young people will never see their parents receive the sacraments. Every Catholic who goes to Mass knows someone who currently is distant from the family of the faith – the parish community. On 21st September the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales ask that Home Mission Sunday is celebrated in every parish to invite prayer and support for the work of evangelisation. Please pray for and help the Bishops to develop new ways to reach out to non-churchgoing (lapsed) Catholics by supporting the second collection the weekend of 20th/21st September..

 

MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT

Join us for coffee and raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support on Sunday, 28th September after Mass in the parish centre. Cake Sale and usual breakfast available.

 

BULLETIN

Items for the 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.