Sunday 12th April 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    


                SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER                                     

            “Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”





SUNDAY 12th April

9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s

11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s

7pm Reception of Mary Henry’s body into St. Richard’s


MONDAY 13th April

10.00am Funeral Mass for Mary Henry at St. Richard’s


TUESDAY 14th April

9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s


WEDNESDAY 15th April

9.15pm Mass at St. Richard’s


THURSDAY 16th April

9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

7.00pm Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Mary’s


FRIDAY 17th April

9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s


SATURDAY 18th April

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

Monday 13th April: Saint Martin I, Pope and Martyr


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

Edith Michaels, Mary Henry, Philip Joseph Gaynor (Month’s Mind)


Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Padraig McGuire, Sean Walsh, Denis Delaney, Margaret Clavin, Dora Roberts, Amanda Kelly, Catherine Roche, Denise Lamb.



The Sacrament of Confirmation will be conferred on St. Mary’s children next Thursday, 16th April at 7pm. We take this opportunity to thank all who were part of the preparation programme and we promise to do our best in the continuing spiritual formation of the children.



After the joys and exuberance of Easter Sunday and Easter Week, we settle down into the longest Season in the Church’s Year – Eastertide. This period of fifty days is a time of sustained gladness, which comes through reading and reflecting on the Scriptures which describe the risen life of Jesus – not just his appearances to the disciples after the Resurrection, but the teachings from his ministry which reveal the risen life he now possesses. We also spend time hearing about how the Resurrection made a difference: how the timid and frightened disciples were able to leave Jerusalem and proclaim a message of life over death to the whole world, as we read through the book of the Acts of the Apostles. We also linger over the first letter of Saint John, which ties together so many of the themes of Easter: life, faith, baptism, the Spirit – all brought together in the person of the Lord Jesus, risen from the dead. On this second Sunday, we continue to track through real time, by hearing what happened in Jerusalem on the Sunday after the Resurrection, with the Lord appearing to Thomas – strengthening his faith, and strengthening ours as we listen to the account.



Edward Sutcliffe will be collecting the red mission boxes this weekend at St. Richard’s parish.



Following the recent alterations in the presbytery, plus repairs and maintenance of the electrics in the presbytery and church, the parish centre has through its activities contributed £2,500 towards the costs of the work. We would like to thank all that volunteer in the regular activities that take place in the parish centre for both this contribution and the brilliant work they do in running such a wonderful facility for the parish.



Thank you to all who bought raffle tickets last weekend. The lucky winner was Sean Brennan (Green Ticket No. 281 – 285). A total of £197.10 was raised for Cornerstone Day Centre.



St. Mary’s Parish Centre are holding a fundraising night for The Christie next Saturday, 18th April from 8pm. Tickets £5 which includes food and entertainment.



We would like to thank everyone who gave their support by either buying a horse, sponsoring a race, placing an advert, making a donation or just being there. A great night was had by all. A total of £540 was raised on the night, however, when all the money is in the grand total should be £1,780 so on behalf of all the children a big thank you. (Brenda Harkin/St. Mary’s G.A.A. Under 16s Coach)



Items for the parish bulletin can be left at the presbytery or emailed to by Thursday midday at the latest.