Sunday 10th May 2015



St. Mary of the Angels & St. Clare, Elbow Street, Levenshulme, M19 3PY.        

St. Richard & St. Robert, Sutcliffe Avenue, Longsight, M12 5TN.                       


Parish Priest: Fr. Michael Dever – Tel. 0161 224 1498      

Assistant Priest: Fr. David Egan – Tel. 0161 224 1895    



  “Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”




SUNDAY 10th May

9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s

11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s

MONDAY 11th May

9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

TUESDAY 12th May

9.15am Funeral Mass for Peter Beattie at St. Richard’s


10.00am Funeral Mass for John Nolan at St. Mary’s


9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

FRIDAY 15th May

9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s


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



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

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



Feast of the Week

Tuesday 12th May: Saint Nereus & Achilleus, Martyrs

Wednesday 13th May: Our Lady of Fatima

Thursday 14th May: Saint Matthias, Apostle

Saint Nereus and Achilleus: Roman soldiers who converted to Christianity; for this they were executed. Their tomb is in a cemetery on the Via Ardeatina in Rome, where a basilica was erected in their honour.


Pray for the Sick and Housebound and 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.

Peter Beattie, John Nolan, John Kivetham, Michael Lange, Dermot Donnelly, Lena Aherne, Teresa O’Neill.


Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Fr. Francis Occleston, Briedge O’Donnell, Michael Loftus, Terry Mitchell, Bernadette McLaughlin, Ursula O’Neill


Birthday Remembrance: John Rooney


Speedy Recovery: Tommy Colleran


In today’s Gospel we encounter that familiar passage in which Jesus declares that there is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for our friends. We often interpret this as making the ultimate sacrifice in extreme circumstances. However, we are most likely to be challenged on this in less dramatic, but often more chronically difficult ways: when we are called to make major adjustments to our way of life in order to find the best facilities for a child with a disability; when we choose to care full-time for an elderly or sick relative; whenever we sacrifice our personal happiness or fulfilment for the benefit of another.



All parents/carers of the children making their First Holy Communion on Sunday, 14th June at 1pm are invited to a meeting next Wednesday, 13th May at 6.30pm in St. Mary’s Parish Centre to discuss the Service and the Community Mass which will take place on the 21st June. Please let Fiona Keane know if you are unable to attend on 07748 516 898.


Next Tuesday, 12th May between 12noon – 3pm there will be a Guest Appearance of Nathan Carter plus Irish TV Martin & Annette Logan at St. Mary’s Parish Centre. Nathan will be on stage from 1.30pm. Everyone Welcome!



St. Richard’s Summer Fair Planning Meeting will be held next Thursday, 14th May at 8pm in St. Richard’s Presbytery. What would you want to see this year at the summer fair? Have you got some ideas that you want to share? Do you know anyone who maybe a children’s entertainer, juggler, magician, anything else that you think would be fun at the fair. If you have any ideas or would like to help in anyway please come along to the meeting.



Grass grown too long? Weeds taking over the garden? Something on your mind you need to share? Want help with transport? Maybe you need a Macmillan Solutions volunteer!

Whether you are going through treatment or supporting someone who is, you often don’t have the energy for tasks like these. Trained volunteers provide services in homes and other agreed locations, and can be called upon for help with a wide variety of tasks including companionship, telephone support, gardening, cleaning, shopping, transport to and from appointments and help around the house. Want to access this free support? Please contact the Macmillan team at !Audacious Church reception on 0161 830 7000 or email:


Do you have room in your heart and home for a foster child? Across Manchester foster carers play a vital yet often unseen role providing a stable family life for children who cannot live with their parents. Most of them will have experienced disruption to their lives. Manchester City Council particularly needs foster carers for babies and toddlers, teenagers, siblings and for dual heritage and minority ethnic children. If you think you could provide a safe stable and loving home please contact 0800 988 8931 for an informal chat.



Items for the parish bulletin can be left at the presbytery or emailed to by Thursday midday at the latest. The weekend bulletin is published on Friday morning.