Sunday 8th April 2018

PARISH OF SAINT ROBERT OF NEWMINSTER
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: Canon David Ryder – Tel. 0161 225 9840 Chaplain Central M/c General Hospitals and Fr. Laurence Gambella, Tel. 0161 224 1895 Assistant Priest & Hospital Chaplain.

SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER
“Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK

SUNDAY 8th APRIL
9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s.
11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s

MONDAY 9th APRIL
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

TUESDAY 10th APRIL
9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

WEDNESDAY 11th APRIL
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
10.30am Funeral Service at St. Mary’s
for Shirley Bradbury

THURSDAY 12th APRIL
9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

FRIDAY 13th APRIL
10.00am Funeral Mass at St. Mary’s
for Helen Lukacs.

SATURDAY 14th APRIL
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
Mon. 9th April: THE ANNUNCIATION OF THE LORD
Wed. 11th April: Saint Stanislaus, Bishop & Martyr
Fri. 13th April: Saint Martin I, Pope & Martyr

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially Owen Bartlett, Carl McGlynn, Sheila Phillips, Paula Halfpenny, Alex Roberts, Niall Henderson, Margaret Timoney, Pauline Thomas, James Toh, Barbara Latter and Willie 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. Shirley Bradbury, Helen Lukacs, Martin Lyons, Mary Donnelly, Richard McDonagh, Eamon O’Reilly, Josephine McGinley.

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Patrick Walkin, Patrick Coughlan, Thomas Davies, Dora Roberts, Padraig McGuire, Patrick Keane, Dennis Kavanagh, Joseph Murtagh, Catherine Roche, Hughie Jones, Denise Lamb.

THE PEACE OF JESUS: We do not come through suffering and difficult times unscarred. We are changed by them. Today’s gospel shows us that even in those difficult times, faith can be transformative. Jesus came and stood amongst the disciples even though the doors were firmly closed. The peace that he gives them is a peace of body, of mind and of spirit; it moves the disciples from despair and being ‘locked away’ to rejoicing’. Jesus then asks the disciples to be an unending witness to God’s love. They, and we, must be for others what Jesus has been for them. The risen Jesus is active in all our lives and in the world around us, but we must be careful not to close ourselves off or let fear take over. This is not easy as we often meet cynicism and doubt. Yet, John tells us that he writes these things so that we may come to believe and have life; reminding us of the importance of the Word of God for our lives. Through the Word we come to know Jesus more deeply and can experience this peace that he offers us.

BBC ONE’S SONGS OF PRAISE invites you to join a recording of traditional hymns at St. Elisabeth’s Church, St. Elisabeth’s Way, Reddish, SK5 6DJ next Wednesday 18th April 6.30pm – 9.30pm. The music will be recorded for BBC One’s Songs of Praise and will be broadcast in future editions of the programme including Pentecost Sunday. They are especially keen for enthusiastic singers to join them, to lead the viewers at home in the singing. To apply, please send your name and postcode to SOPcongregations@avantimedia.tv or call on 0161 873 7073 for further information.

MAYO DAY CONCERT: A special Mayo Day concert is being staged on Saturday 5th May at m19Bar and Music venue in Levenshulme. The concert features music from The Murphy Sisters from Mayo plus support from Manchester’s Moor Irish Trad group, The Grace Kennedy School of Irish Dancing, Orlagh Kenny and Colleen Langan. Doors open at 7.30pm, families welcome. Tickets £5/£7 in advance. See www.mayomanchester.com to book.

ST. MARY’S SOCIAL CENTRE is available for parties and other celebratory functions including a fully licensed bar. Contact Jenny Jones on 07538 474 321 for full details.

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

LEGION OF MARY GROUP meet every Thursday morning in St. Mary’s Presbytery (Meeting Room) after the 9.30am Mass. New members most welcome.

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!