Sunday 12th July 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 – Tel. 0161 224 1498 (Residence: St. Richard’s Presbytery)

Residence at St. Mary’s Presbytery Fr. David Egan (Chaplain to Central M/c Hospitals) – Tel. 0161 224 1895 and Canon David Ryder (Chaplain to Central M/c General Hospitals) – Tel. 0161 225 9840



              “Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”




 SUNDAY 12th July

9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s

11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s  

MONDAY 13th July

9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

TUESDAY 14th July

9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s


9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

THURSDAY 16th July

9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s  

FRIDAY 17th July

9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

SATURDAY 18th July

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 July: Saint Henry

Tuesday 14th July: Saint Camillus of Lellis, Priest

Wednesday 15th July: Saint Bonaventure, Bishop and Doctor



  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. Martin Welsh

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. John Gafffney, Margaret McDermott, Lauren Catherine Wrynne, David Williams, Keith Shawcross, James Keane.


FUNERAL MASS for Joan Croft (nee Longley) on Tuesday, 14th July at 10.30am at Nazareth House, Scholes Lane, Prestwich M25 0NU. Followed by burial at Gorton Cemetery. Funeral Mass to be celebrated by her nephew, Archbishop Bernard Longley of Birmingham. Joan was a former parishioner of St. Richard’s parish.


‘KEEP IT SIMPLE’: Jesus sends the disciples out in pairs today and  the message is clear: Keep it simple. No luxury accommodation, no major appeals, no special equipment – YOU are the equipment. We may think that we can do God’s work alone, but we must work together. We sometimes get disheartened when we suffer rejection and are ridiculed because of our faith, but we must not let this discourage us or we lose our freedom. We can learn from rejection, shake it off and move on. The disciples are told to be part of each community they encounter, to live with the people, to spread God’s message of love and compassion one person at a time. It can seem a daunting task to say that we too are disciples sent out on mission, but it is in the small acts of listening and kindness that we can bring the ‘good news’ of God’s inclusive and unconditional love to others. Pope Francis also urges us as Church to go out and to ‘keep it simple’.


SECOND COLLECTION THIS WEEKEND:  This Sunday, 12th July, is a Day of Special Prayer for Seafarers. In this country, it is also an opportunity to celebrate and raise awareness of the work of the Apostleship of the Sea, which provides spiritual and practical assistance to seafarers visiting this country.


A PARISH MEETING to discuss ‘Preparing the Way Consultation 2015’ will take place next Wednesday, 15th July at 7pm in the Meeting Room of St. Mary’s Presbytery for St. Mary’s and St. Richard’s. Please note entry into the presbytery is through the door (painted BLACK) near the left-hand side of the church.


LEVENSHULME GOOD NEIGHBOURS & ST. MARY’S ACTIVE RETIREMENT GROUP invite you to an Afternoon of Lunch & Line Dancing next Thursday, 16th July from 12noon until 2pm in St. Mary’s Parish Centre. If dancing is not your thing, don’t worry, just come along and join us for lunch. Everything is free of charge. This event is for people aged over 50. See flyers in the church porch.


BINGO: Takes place every Sunday at 8pm in St. Richard’s Presbytery. Everyone Welcome. Why not come along!  


JOB VACANCY FOR BUILDING SURVEYOR:  Location: Cathedral Centre, 3 Ford St, Salford, M3 6DP. Salary: £32,000-36,000 subject to qualifications, skills and experience. Closing date for application: Friday, 7th August, 2015. Interviews will take place on Friday, 21st August, 2015.  See poster in the church porch for full details.


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