Sunday 15th May 2016


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

(Resident at St. Richard’s Presbytery)

Resident 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 15th May 

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 16th May – 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s


Tuesday 17th May – 9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s


Wednesday 18th May – 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s


Thursday 19th May

 9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

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


 Friday 20th May – 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s


Saturday 21st May

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

Wednesday 18th May: Saint John I, Pope & Martyr

Thursday 19th May: Saint Dunstan, Bishop

Friday 20th May: Saint Bernardine of Siena, Priest

Saturday 21st May: Saint Christopher of Magallanes,

Priest, and Companions, Martyrs.

Saint Christopher Magallanes: Born to a farm family, and worked as a shepherd in his youth. He was ordained priest, and helped to found schools, a newspaper, catechism centres for children and adults, carpentry shops, and an electric plant. He was arrested and shot without trial on 21st May 1927 while en route to celebrate Mass.


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.

Eamonn Sheerin, Jane Meaney, Brian Doohan, Patrick Walkin, Peter Quinn (Month’s Mind), Frank McEllin (Month’s Mind).


Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Ned Kennedy, Mary Kennedy, Caroline Hodkinson


THE WORD THIS WEEK: We arrive at the fiftieth day ‑ the completion of the Easter Season, and the completion of the Paschal Mystery: the Lord has died, is risen, has ascended to heaven and now gives birth to his Church, by sending the Spirit upon the apostles. This feast of the gift of the Spirit is so significant for us, because it marks the handing on of Jesus’ ministry to the Church ‑ in the Church we are guaranteed the presence of the Lord, in his sacra­ments, in his ministers, in the Blessed Sacrament and in his Celebrated Word. It also marks the fulfilment of our thoughts about baptism throughout this season: the gift of the Spirit which we receive in Confirmation is the `seal’ of our baptism, guaranteeing and confirm­ing all that baptism achieves.



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, 19th May 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.


QUARANTORE: Forty Hours Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will take place at The Oratory Church of Saint Chad, Cheetham Hill Road, M8 8GG on Friday, 27th May. Opening Solemn Mass 5.30pm – Sunday 29th May Solemn Mass & Procession 11.30am.


THANK YOU: Maureen Walkin and family would like to thank everyone for all the support, prayers and Mass cards received following the sad loss of Patrick. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for your intentions.

Margaret McEllin and family would like to thank everyone who sent Mass cards and attended Frank’s funeral. They are especially grateful for all those who donated to St. Ann’s Hospice. The magnificent amount of £914 was raised.



Tuesday 12.30pm – 3pm.

Irish Community Care Social Group.

Thursday 12noon – 2.30pm

St. Mary’s Active Retirement Group.

Both events are FREE admission, including music, raffles, bingo.Refreshments of tea, sandwiches and cakes also served and a range of activities, providing the opportunity for friendship, socialising and sharing information. Everyone Welcome, come along, meet friends old and new.


ST. RICHARD’S: COFFEE MORNING held every Wednesday in the Sacristy after morning Mass. BINGO 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.