Newsletter for week beginning Sunday 6th January 2019
 
The Epiphany 

Mass & Service Times for the coming week

Monday         no mass

Tuesday         9:15am Mass in St Edmund's School

Wednesday    9:15am Mass in Church

Thursday       9:15am Mass in St Malachy's Church
Friday            9:15am Mass in St Bridget's room

                                                                                                  Saturday       9.00am Exposition                                           
                                                                                                                          9:30am Mass in St Bridget’s Room

                                                         Confessions directly after Saturday Mass         

                         

Weekend Mass times

Saturday        6:30pm St Malachy’s

Sunday           9:30am Mass St Patrick’s

Sunday           11:30am Mass in Sign Language


Masses received this week
Please pray for the intention of the donor 

Lately Dead
 Michael Wheelan**
Jerry Dolan
Maria Huu
Anne Dutton
Robert Millington 
John Kujacz
Gerry Bolan
Peter Holme
Aqnne Dunn


Anniversary
Stella Grimshaw
Jeremiah Sultran
Martin Buluba Kabengwe


Special Intentions
Alex Carey
Arthur Carroll (Bir)
Sr Regina
Marie Downey
Marie Fagan (Bir)
Walten & Teresa O’Brien
Andy & Amy Grimshaw
Arthur Evans
Pauline O’Hara (Bir)
John O’Connor (S)



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Early notice - Learning Sign Language
Have you ever wanted to learn sign language?  Once we get the hour back, and the evenings are lighter, I intend to run a series of classes in sign language.  If you know anyone who might be interested in this class, which will be at about 7:30 in the evening, not yet sure of the day, would you please let them know that this class will be starting in the early Spring.
There has been quite a lot of interest in this course - so watch this space.  I will give you plenty of warning as to the start date.

Schools Return
On Monday, our school children return after their Christmas break.  We wish them well in the new term and hope they continue to strive to do the best they can.

Catholic medical Association
Please join us at St Mary's Levenshulme every 3rd Sunday of the month at 7:30pm for Mass, mutual support and speaker-led discussions.  For more information please see the poster at the back of the church.

Journey of Faith
If you, or you know someone who is interested in becoming a Catholic, or would like to deepen your own faith. The new course for Adults is starting, please get in touch with the Presentation Sisters at the convent.

Gift Aid & Tax Payers
If you have previously signed a “Gift Aid” form, for either St Malachy’s or St Patrick’s, may I ask you to please pick up another form and sign it again.  I have been trying to go through past records and am unable to find the original signed sheets.
I know it is a hassle, but they take only one minute to fill in.
Also
If you are a tax payer and would like to sign into the “Gift Aid” scheme, please will you also take a form.   For every £1 You give, we are able to reclaim an extra 25 pence.  This might not seem like much, but to both parishes this year it is £3564, and across the diocese it is worth tens of thousands.  Please do consider joining the scheme.
It is not often we get something for nothing, especially from the tax man!
Prayer for the sick of the Parish

O God, your Son accepted our sufferings to teach us the virtue of patience in human illness. Hear the prayers we offer for our sick brothers and sisters. May all who suffer pain, illness or disease realise that they are chosen to be saints, and know that they