Sunday 12th October 2014

St. Mary of the Angels & St. Clare, Elbow Street, Levenshulme, M19 3PY.             Tel. 248 8836

St. Richard & St. Robert, Sutcliffe Avenue, Longsight, M12 5TN.        Tel. 224 1498 

Parish Priest: Fr. Michael Dever            SRCDT Registered Charity                  



Masses & Liturgy This Week


Monday 13th October – 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

 Tuesday 14th October – 9.15am Mass at St. Mary’s School

 Wednesday 15th October – 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

 Thursday 16th October – 9.30 Mass at St. Mary’s

 Friday 17th October – 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

 Saturday 18th October – 11.00am Novena Mass at St. Mary’s

 5.30pm Vigil Mass of Sunday at St. Richard’s

6.30pmVigil Mass of Sunday at St. Mary’s

 Sunday 19th October

9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s

11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s

 Sacrament of Reconciliation

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

Saturday 5.00pm to 5.20pm – St. Richard’s


Feasts of the Week

Monday 13th Oct. Saint Edward the Confessor

Tuesday 14th Oct. Saint Callistus I, Pope & Martyr

Wednesday 15th Oct. Saint Teresa of Jesus, Virgin & Doctor

Thursday 16th Oct. Saint Hedwig, Religious

Friday 17th Saint Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop & Martyr

Saturday 18th Oct. Saint Luke, Evangelist


Pray for the sick and housebound especially for those who are known to you, especially Bridie White.  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

Lissy Paul


Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time Lena McEleney, Gabriel & Celia Murphy, Nora Varley, Christy Dowling, Vinny Nolan, Anne Pickering, Fr. Michael Doyle.



Today (Sunday 12th October) St. Mary’s parish community welcome the children and their parents; we assure them they will be in our prayers. The children will be enrolled and presented with their candles at the beautiful enrolment ceremony. May the Holy Spirit guide us as we journey together?



The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) begins with an introductory meeting next Wednesday, 15th October at 7.30pm in St. Mary’s Presbytery. The program is open not only to those seeking to become Catholic, but also to baptised Catholics in need of First Communion and/or Confirmation, and fully initiated Catholics wishing to learn more about their faith. This is an informational meeting only. You will not be obligated to join by attending. For more information, please contact Marie Sartini on 07747 851 239



It’s magazine time again! We would love to receive articles, photos or other items of interest to include in our Christmas Magazine. Due to prior commitments (Fr. John’s Retirement Mass!) the deadline is tight. We need any contributions NO LATER THAN 31st October – you can post them through the presbytery door or email to  If you want any items back please make sure you include your name and telephone number.



St. Mary’s Mass for the Deceased of the past twelve months (November 2013 to October 2014) will be celebrated at the 11 o’clock Mass on Saturday 1st November. We will remember especially all those whose funerals took place at St. Mary’s; we pray for them and all who mourn them. After the Mass tea and biscuits will be served in the parish centre.

We also devote the month of November to remembering not only our own loved ones who have died but “all who have gone before us marked with the sign of Faith.” A box at the back of church will be provided to place the names of your loved ones in it. It will be brought up with the offertory gifts on Sundays and all whose names are in it will be remembered throughout the month of November.



This year the Irish Community Care are holding their annual Dinner Dance & Fundraiser at St. Mary’s Parish Centre on Saturday, 8th November. Entertainment provided by Dermot Hegarty Show Band, and supporting act: Stella School of Irish Dancing. Charity Auction on the night. Reception 7.30pm for 8pm sharp. Tickets £35 per person.



The Sisters will be here this weekend 11th/12th October with raffle tickets. Please support them. Next weekend18th/19th October they will be at St. Richard’s Church.


BULLETIN – 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 mornings.