Sunday 13th September 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 13th September

9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s

11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s


MONDAY 14th September

9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s


TUESDAY 15th September

9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s


WEDNESDAY 16th September

9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s


THURSDAY 17th September

9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s


FRIDAY 18th September

12noon Funeral Mass for Ramon Wright at St. Mary’s


SATURDAY 19th September


1pm Nuptial Mass for Emma Duggan and Joseph Fay

at St. Mary’s.

5.00pm Vigil Mass at St. Richard’s

6.30pm Vigil Mass at St. Mary’s



Saturday NO CONFESSIONS at St. Mary’s 19th Sept.

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


Feast of the Week

Monday 14th Sept. The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Tuesday 15th Sept. Our Lady of Sorrows

Wednesday 16th Sept. St Cornelius, Pope & St Cyprian, Bishop

Thursday 17th Sept. St Robert Bellarmine, Bishop & Doctor

Saturday 19th Sept. St Theodore of Canterbury, Bishop


Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially Jack Carlin, Jim & Josie McGinley. 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.

John Reilly, Ramon Wright, John McGarrigle


Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Sèan McNeill, Mary Varley, Miles Dixon, Mary Thomas, Lissy Paul, Chacko Joseph, Harry Thompson.


Birthday Remembrance. Mora McNeill, Patrick Lyons


SINCERE THANK YOU for your generous donations last weekend for the needy children in Africa and Bangladesh. The magnificent amount of £730 was raised.                 (Sr. Edith)




As we follow through the Gospel of Saint Mark we come to an important turning point this week: after the preaching, the miracles and the journey so far, Simon Peter publicly recognises Jesus as the Messiah. But there is an important point, which is brought out by the choice of the first reading today: this Messiah is a king who is destined to be rejected and killed. Jesus knows this very well, and rebukes Peter when he tries to lead him on a different path. From this point on, Saint Mark’s Gospel leads to the cross: Jesus himself accepts his own cross, and reminds all his followers that the cross is a part of following him. If we are considering the question “Who is Jesus?” these scripture passages give us a deep insight into the mission of salvation that he accepts for us.


HOME MISSION SUNDAY 20th SEPTEMBER is the day in the Church’s calendar when the bishops’ invite every member of the Catholic community to pray for, celebrate and support the work of evangelisation in England and Wales. Please note there will be a second collection next weekend.


You are invited to join other young adults from the Diocese of Salford for a monthly Mass! These take place at Salford Cathedral at 5.30pm on the third Sunday of the month excluding July and August). They are followed by a social evening which includes a guest speaker and a chance to meet other young people who are engaged, enthused and committed about their faith. See poster for more details.

LUNCHTIME ORGANISERS REQUIRED at St. Richard’s RC Primary School. The post involves supervising pupils at lunchtime in the dining room and playground. Hours 7.5 per week, 1.1/2hours daily Monday to Friday, term time only. Applicants will be expected to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service check prior to appointment. Telephone the school on (0161) 224 5552 for further details.

CHARITY EVENT at The Little Sisters Home, Plymouth Grove, Longsight at 7.30pm next Thursday evening, 17th September. Entertainment provided by the GMP Police Choir. Cost: £3 including Tea/Coffee & Biscuits. Everyone Welcome.

RAFFLE FOR THE LITTLE SISTERS: Next weekend 19th/20th September raffle tickets will be on sale at St. Mary’s parish (£1 a book). All proceeds are in aid of The Little Sisters Home.

MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING: You’re invited to join us for coffee and cake to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support on Sunday 27th September at 12noon in St. Mary’s Parish Centre. There will also be a cake sale plus the usual breakfast available. Donations of cakes to sell will be gratefully received. Donations can be left at the hall before 6.30pm Mass on 26th September or before 11am Sunday Mass.

BINGO: Takes place every Sunday at 8pm in St. Richard’s Presbytery. Everyone Welcome.