Sunday 14th August 2016

St. Mary of the Angels & St. Clare, Elbow Street, Levenshulme, M19 3PY.      (Parish Office) Tel. 0161 248 8836

St. Richard & St. Robert, Sutcliffe Avenue, Longsight, M12 5TN.                        (Presbytery) Tel. 0161 224 1498

Parish Priest: Fr. Michael Dever – (Resident at St. Richard’s Presbytery)

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



                  “Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”



Sunday 14th August – 9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s. – 11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s

6.00pm St. Mary’s Novena to Our Lady of Knock

 Monday 15th August – 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

Tuesday 16th August – 9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

Wednesday 17th August – 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

Thursday 18th August – 9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

Friday 19th August – 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

Saturday 20th August – 11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s

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


Feasts of the Week

Tuesday 16th August: Saint Stephen of Hungary

Friday 19th August: Saint John Eudes, Priest

Saturday 20th August: Saint Bernard, Abbot and Doctor

Saint Stephen of Hungary: crowned as King in the year 1000, Stephen was just, peaceful and religious, and dedicated to spreading Christianity in his realm. He established dioceses and strengthened the life of the Church; he died in 1038.


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.

Mary McLoughlin, Peter Hodkinson (Month’s Mind)


Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Kathleen Walls, Lillian Carlone


NOVENA PRAYERS IN HONOUR OF OUR LADY OF KNOCK: Commencing this evening (Sunday 14th August). The Novena will be said weekdays at 7pm and at weekends at 6pm. at St. Mary’s Church. The Novena will finish on Monday, 22nd August at 7pm 


CELEBRATING A RADICAL WOMAN: For many poor people, the song of Mary expresses their hope in the liberating power of God. For them Mary is not alive in statues and pictures but in the real and powerful change that can be brought about in the world when God’s preferences and God’s choices are taken seriously. She is the mother of all who are oppressed and overlooked and scorned. She was the little one, the lowly servant, made great by the choice of God. That same choice is extened to all who are lowly.


DO YOU PAY TAX? If you do, have you thought of gift aiding your regular contribution as the parish could receive 25% more? e.g. every £1 the parish would receive £1.25. Please contact:-

St. Richard’s – Fr. Dever on 224 1498

St. Mary’s – Richard Molloy on 07791 925 190 for more information.


CHARITY CONCERT FOR CLIC SARGENT at Levenshulme Baptist Church, Elmsworth Avenue, on Friday 26th August at 7.30pm. Light Classical Entertainment. Free (with retiring collection) Free Refreshments.


THE ROSARY IN THE PARK, Platt Fields (Grangethorpe Road Entrance) on Saturday 3rd September at 3.00pm. Celebrating 45 years, Rosary & Hymns. Free Refreshments and Ice Cream. Contact Sarah Mitchel on 431 0410 at St. Cuthbert’s.


THE MARIAN PROCESSION, Saturday 1st October at 10.30am. Meeting point St. Edward’s Church, 13 Thurloe Street, Rusholme, M14 5SG. Bishop John Arnold will walk with us.. Contact 224 2589 or email


CORNERSTONE DAY CENTRE urgently need furniture/equipment for a recently acquired house for refugees/homeless people. Dining table & chairs etc. would be appreciated. Please phone Angela at Cornerstone on 232 8888. Thank-you.


DIOCESAN COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER: The Diocese is seeking to appoint a Communications Manager, responsible for internal and external communication and strategy. Fur further information please contact Patrick O’Dowd (0161 817 2203; Closing date: 9th September 2016.


LEGION OF MARY GROUP meet every Thursday morning in St. Mary’s Meeting Room after the 9.30am morning Mass. Anyone interested please come along.


 ST. RICHARD’S COFFEE MORNING held every Wednesday in the Sacristy after the 9.15am Mass. BINGO held every Sunday at 8pm in the presbytery. Everyone Welcome.


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