Sunday 8th February 2015

 

St. Mary of the Angels & St. Clare, Elbow Street, Levenshulme, M19 3PY.       Tel. 0161 248 8836

St. Richard & St. Robert, Sutcliffe Avenue, Longsight, M12 5TN.                        Tel. 0161 224 1498


Parish Priest: Fr. Michael Dever

Assistant Priest: Fr. David Egan

 

        FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME    

       “Stay with us Lord on our Journey “        


MASS TIMES DURING THE WEEK

 

Sunday 8th February

9.30am Mass at St. Richards

11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s

 

Monday 9th February

9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

Tuesday 10th February

9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

Wednesday 11th February

9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

Thursday 12th February

9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

Friday 13th February

9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

 

Saturday 14th February

11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s followed by

Novena to our Lady of Perpetual Help.

5.00pm Vigil Mass at St. Richard’s

6.30pm Vigil Mass at St. Mary’s

 

Confessions

Saturday 11.30am to 12noon at St. Mary’s

Saturday 4.30pm to 4.50pm at St. Richard’s

 

Feasts of the Week

Tues 10th February: Saint Scholastica, Virgin

Wed. 11th February: Our Lady of Lourdes

Day of Special Prayer for the Sick & those who care for them.

Sat. 14th February: St Cyril, Monk and St. Methodius, Bishop

 

Pray for the Sick and Housebound especially for those who are known to you. 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.

Hughie Muldowney, Margaret Prendergast

 

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Frank McGrath, Michael O’Hara, Mai Nolan, Ron Moone, Mary Hanley, Pedro Ondo, Maria Delo Fé Mitogo, William Molloy, Bridie Kelly, Munich Air Disaster.

 

CARITAS COLLECTION

This weekend there will be a second collection for Caritas, our diocesan charity. Caritas continues the work of the Catholic Children’s Rescue Society and Catholic Welfare Societies to help people in need throughout our diocese – from providing hot meals and warm clothing for homeless people to supporting vulnerable children and families: Caritas means something different to everyone we help. Your donation will help people at the margins of society who are so often overlooked.

 

THE WORD THIS WEEK 

This world, as we know, is a fragile and fallible place, in which we encounter hunger, disease, sickness and death. Jesus proclaims, by his actions of healing, that there is another world, the Kingdom of God, which will be free from all such anxieties and afflictions. The story of Paradise and the Garden of Eden painted a picture of a world which was perfect, and free from all problems. Jesus came into the world precisely to offer us a return to Eden, if we follow him. This vision of Paradise is not Utopian or delusory, not just a vain hope to comfort us with, but the true manifestation of God’s love for us. Jesus could not cure every disease or sickness in the world then: but his miracles of healing are a sign that one day, when the Kingdom comes, sickness and disease will be wiped away for ever.

 

CAFOD DONATIONS DURING LENT 

Starting on 18th February (Ash Wednesday), all donations made to CAFOD, for a period of three months up to 17th May will receive ‘match funding’ from the UK Government. So, every £1 that CAFOD raises for its Lent appeal, up to £3.5 million will be doubled by the Government, allowing CAFOD to help twice as many people in places like Myanmar (the country previously known as Burma).

 

APF-MILL HILL

The total amount collected through the red mission boxes and annual membership from St. Mary’s parish for last year amounted to £2,849.57. Congratulations to all promoters on this magnificent result and to all red box holders who have supported the overseas missionary work of the Church. Well done to you all. An acknowledgement from APF-Mill Hill can be found on the notice board in the porch.

 

CHURCHES TOGETHER IN LEVENSHULME

An invitation to a service of Evening Worship this evening, Sunday, 8th February at 6.30pm. at St. Peter’s Church, Stockport Road, Levenshulme is extended to everyone.

 

COMMUNITY WALK GROUP 

Parish Walking Group LogoCome along and walk/stroll with St. Mary’s Community Walking Group next Wednesday, 11th February. Meet in St. Mary’s Car Park at 11am. We will walk/stroll one lap around Cringle Park which is 1km long. Be sure to join us – weather permitting.

 

SUNDAY LUNCH

 A 4 Course Sunday Lunch will be served at St. Kentigern’s Social Club, Fallowfield next Sunday, 15th February at 1pm in aid of Little Sisters of the Poor. Tickets £15 available from Little Sisters Reception also Peggy Sweeney and Mary Reilly. See poster on the notice board in the porch.

 

HALF TERM FAMILY NIGHT 

A Family Night in aid of St. Mary’s G.A.A. Levenshulme Festival stages Fund Raiser for GAA CoachLevenshulme will be held in St. Mary’s Parish Centre on Friday, 20th February from 7.30pm. DJ Jimmy, fun and games for all the family, plus licence bar, raffles and food provided. Tickets £1 from Brenda Harkin on 07746 798 609 or pay on the door.

 

BULLETIN

Items for the Parish Bulletin can be left at thePresbytery or emailed to info@stmaryslevenshulme.co.uk by Thursday midday at the latest. The weekend bulletin is published on Friday mornings.