Sunday 14th June 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       



    “Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”





SUNDAY 14th June

9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s

11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s

1.00pm First Holy Communion Mass at St. Mary’s


MONDAY 15th June

9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s


TUESDAY 16th June

9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s

(Feast of St. Richard)

6.30pm Reception of Bridie Byrne’s body

into St. Mary’s.



10.00am Funeral Mass for Bridie Byrne at St. Mary’s


THURSDAY 18th June

9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

6.30pm First Holy Communion Mass at St. Richard’s


FRIDAY 19th June

9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s


SATURDAY 20th June

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

Tuesday 16th June: Saint Richard of Chichester, Bishop

Friday 19th June: Saint Romuald, Abbot

Saturday 20th June: Saint Alban, Martyr


Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially Kath Clarke. 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.

Rose O’Neill, Bridie Byrne, Anthony Gallagher


Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Albert Leith, Bridie Ward, John Rooney, Brendan Fahy, Joe Larkin, Maureen Daly, Peter Connolly, Tony Murray, Paddy Nolan, Nellie Moone, Mary O’Brien.


Birthday Remembrance: Owen Brannigan, Nan & Tom McLoughlin


Special Intention: Mary & John Reilly

REFLECTION: There is a mystery at the heart of the first parable told by Jesus in today’s Gospel. It is contained in a simple phrase: ‘how, he does not know’. The farmer in the parable plants the seed and witnesses it sprouting and growing. Although he doesn’t understand how it is happening, he is grateful and he is ready when the crop is ready. He ‘loses no time’ when it comes to reaping the harvest. Like the farmer, we are aware that life can be full of mystery. Events unfold all around us, and we do not always understand how or why things happen as they do. Sometimes we can see God’s hand in our lives, and sometimes it is all a bit more difficult to get our heads around. Do we recognise blessings when they find us, and are we ready to welcome them with joy and to learn from them? Jesus precedes this parable by saying: ‘This is what the kingdom of God is like’. These parables of seeds and growth remind us that God is at work in us and all around us, even when we are not aware of it. If we have patience and keep our eyes open, we might just be able to recognise God’s blessings in our lives, and to really appreciate them.



Please keep in your prayers this week, all our children who will be receiving their First Holy Communion. Today (Sunday) St. Mary’s children of Year 3 will receive their First Holy Communion at the 1.00pm Mass. The first group of St. Richard’s children will receive their First Holy Communion next Thursday, 18th June at 6.30pm.Congratulations to the parents of the children, and sincere gratitude to teachers and catechists who have played such an important part in the formation of the children.


THANK YOU: Tim White from St. Richard’s parish would like to thank everyone who kindly sponsored him for his recent charity skydive in aid of Barnardo’s. Your kind donations raised over £200 and Tim’s grand total raised just over £2,000. Many thanks to you all.


ST. MARY’S PARISH CENTRE: Marion and her dedicated team of volunteers who look after the parish centre would like to thank all those who regularly use the centre for activities and special events. Due to their support the parish centre have been able to donate £20,000 to the parish funds to assist with the refurbishment of the presbytery and general running costs of the parish. Please continue to support the parish centre and the wonderful work and events that go on there.


NEXT SOCIAL EVENT: Saturday, 20th June with music provided by John McNicholl, an Irish Country Singer and his band. Tickets £10 Contact Marion Quinn on 07767 497 625.


WELL DONE: Many thanks to all those who as a local tribute to Sean Lyons took part in the Manchester Darkness into Light Walk for Pieta House on 9th May. The final total raised from Manchester was £2,820.


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