SAINT ROBERT OF NEWMINSTER PARISH
Parish Priest: Fr. Michael Dever – Tel. 0161 224 1498
St. Mary of the Angels & St. Clare Church, Elbow St, Levenshulme, M19 3PY
St. Richard Church, Sutcliffe Avenue, Longsight, M12 5TN
Resident at St. Mary’s Presbytery: Fr. Martin Dowd, Chaplain to the Central Manchester Hospital and Fr. Laurence Gambella.
Sunday 9th January 2022
THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD
“Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”
Latest Covid Guidelines: People displaying any symptoms of Covid-19 should stay at home and not travel to church or participate in person. Hand sanitiser must be used on entering and leaving Church. The wearing of a face mask in church is now a government requirement (unless you are exempt) during the act of worship.
TIMES OF MASSES DURING THE COMING WEEK
Sunday 9th:: 9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s – 11am at St. Mary’s
Mon.10th: 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
Tues.11th: 9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s
Wed.12th:9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
Thurs.13th: 9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s
Friday 14th: 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
Saturday 15th: 11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s
Vigil Mass 5pm at St. Richard’s & 6.30pm at St. Mary’s
Saturday’s 10am – 11am Exposition at St. Marys Church
Feast of the Week
Wednesday: St Aeired of Rievaulx
Thursday: St. Hilary of Poitiers, Bish0- & Doctor of the Church
Pray for the Sick and Housebound and all those who are suffering from the coronavirus and others who are sick at this time, including Margaret Caulfield, Mike Clyne, Patrick Morrissey, Martin Morrow, Kathleen McLaughlin, Margaret Cawley, Paddy Kerrigan, Kathleen McGuigan, Margaret Cawley, Maureen Kennedy, Kathleen Durkan, Neville Wright, Graham Edwards, Karl McGlynn, Steven Teague, Hannah Walsh, Margaret McAteer, Frank Kelly, Jackson Giles, Joe Micalef, Jim Hynes, Anna Kerrigan, Maria Valgamilli, Judy Miller, Alan Smith, Sarah Mitchell, Mary Regan, Mary McGlade, Christine Jackson, Mary Dunne.
Lately Dead: Catherine McKeague, Mary Brady, Olivia Blossom Koropisz, Monica Fitzpatrick, Bridie Daly, John Burke, Dessie Baird. Anniversaries: Charlotte Sutcliffe, Margaret Gent, Kevin Ward, Mary Corcoran, Joseph Shawcross, Christopher O’Brien. Special Intention: Martin & Edward Bell.
Pope Francis Prayer Intention for January:
For true human fraternity. We pray for all those suffering from religious discrimination and persecution; may their own rights and dignity be recognized, which originate from being brothers and sisters in the human family
APF-MILL HILL MISSION APPEAL THIS WEEKEND
This weekend we welcome Fr. Jan Klaver from the Mill Hill Missionaries who will talk on the vital work being carried out by missionaries around the world through the support of Red Box holders and online donors in our parishes.
POPE FRANCIS AND THE SYNOD
Pope Francis has called a Synod of the whole Church. He would like to know what we think about certain matters. This is new and exciting and we should all try to take part if we possibly can. If you use a computer then please click on the following link, https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/3D3FXJ2 which will take you to the questions we are being asked to answer. You can do this as an individual or a group of friends might like to do it together over a cup of coffee. If you do not use a computer, then please pick up a copy from the back of church. We have until the 1st March 2022 to respond to the Pope’s invitation
HOLY COMMUNION at HOME: Our Eucharistic Ministers are now able to take Holy Communion once more to the sick and housebound at home (though not yet to those in nursing homes). It’s possible now that some who used to attend Mass regularly before the pandemic may not now feel fit enough to return. Would you like Holy Communion to be brought to you at home? Please contact Fr. Dever (224 1498) or the Parish Office (248 8836).
WEEKLY ACTIVITIES IN ST. MARY’S PARISH CENTRE
Below are the dates when the weekly groups will resume again after the Christmas break.
Sunday Line Dancing 2nd January 8pm-10pm
Monday Line Dancing 10th January 8pm-10pm
Tuesday I.C.C. Group 11th January 12.30pm – 2.30pm
Wednesday Set Dancing 12th January 8pm – 10pm
Thursday Over 50s Club 20th January – 12.30pm – 2.30pm
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
If anyone would like to go to Confession, please contact Fr. Dever on 0161` 224 1498 to make an appointment. Confession boxes cannot be used at this time.
ST. MARY’S SUNDAY BREAKFAST
This Sunday we will be serving only Tea and Toast in the parish centre after the 11 o’clock Mass. This is due to a couple of the volunteers having to isolate this week.
HIRE OF ST. MARY’S PARISH CENTRE
The centre is available for private functions such as Wedding Receptions, Christenings, Birthday Parties (over 21yrs), Conferences and Meetings, and Funeral Receptions. For full details please contact Jenny on 07538 474 321.
Please take a copy of the newsletter home to remind you of the times of services and events during the coming week, and please take a copy to anyone you know who is sick or housebound.
Items for the newsletter including Mass Intentions can be left at the Parish Office Tel. 0161 248 8836 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday midday. The weekend newsletter is published on Friday mornings!