Sunday 17th April 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 17th April

World Day of Prayer for Vocations

   9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s

11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s


 Monday 18th April

9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

10.30am Funeral Mass for Carmen Patterson – St. Mary’s

7.00pm Reception of the body of Peter Quinn – St. Mary’s


 Tuesday 19th April

10.00am Funeral Mass for Peter Quinn – St. Mary’s


            Wednesday 20th April

 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

7pm Reception of the body of Patrick Walkin – St. Mary’s


 Thursday 21st April

10.00am Funeral Mass for Patrick Walkin – St. Mary’s


Friday 22nd April

9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s


Saturday 23rd April

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

Thursday 21st April: Saint Anselm, Bishop and Doctor

Saturday 23rd April: SAINT GEORGE, MARTYR


Saint Anselm: born in Aosta (Italy) in 1033, he was attracted to the abbey of Bec in Northern France eventually becoming Abbot, before following Lanfranc to become Archbishop of Canterbury himself in 1093.


Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially Frank McEllin. 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. Carmen Patterson, Peter Quinn, Patrick Walkin


Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time.  Michael Dunne, Gerry Mackrell, Hannah Johnson, Mora McNeill


Birthday Remembrance: Marie Clerkin, Séan McNeill


Reflection: This is traditionally known as Good Shepherd Sunday, and is part of the continuing journey of Easter remember that Jesus is the Good Shepherd who both gives his life for his sheep and takes it up again. His relationship with us, after the resurrection, is closer than we can imagine: through his dying and rising, Jesus fulfills the promise he makes in today’s Gospel: I give them eternal life, and they will never be lost. This Sunday is another opportunity for us to consider the consequences of the Resurrection how we live the Easter Story.


Priests’ Training Fund: This weekend there will be a second collection for the work of the Ecclesiastical Education Fund, which supports the training of priests for the Diocese of Salford. Private donations are accepted towards the education of our future priests.  All cheques to be made out to ‘Ecclesiastical Education Fund.’


Special Collection: After the recitation of the Regina Coeli on Sunday 3rd April 2016, the Holy Father, Pope Francis, launched an humanitarian initiative in favour of the people of the Ukraine, in the form of a SPECIAL COLLECTION to be taken in all of the Catholic Churches in Europe next Sunday 24th April. The Holy Father expressed his faith in the Churches of Europe who would unite generously to this, his initiative.


Pro-Life Chain – 23rd April: Join the National Silent Witness, reaching out to men and women hurt by abortion and reminding all of the true nature of abortion; by holding simply worded placards, amid silent prayer, 11am – 12.30pm opposite McDonald’s, Fallowfield. See poster at the back of church.


Young Adults (18 – 35 years old) Dovestones Walk Saturday, 23rd April. Leaving at 10am from Sacred Heart Church, Levenshulme Road, Gorton by minibus and returning around 2.30pm. A packed lunch, bottle of water and sensible shoes will be required. No charge. This is a 2 hour walk for a reasonably fit person. To book a place please contact Brendan on 07482 203 583 or


The Year of Mercy Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham will take place on Saturday 7th May 2016 led by Bishop John Arnold. There are three coaches going from the diocese. Bury/Whitefield area contact 07939 262 204, Burnage/Moss Side area contact 226 1730 or 225 0227, Blackley/Moston area contact 740 2129. The cost of the day is £22 – payment confirms your booking: See poster at the back of church. Seats are limited.


St. Richard’s – COFFEE MORNING held every Wednesday in the Sacristy after morning Mass. BINGO every Sunday at 8pm in the presbytery. Come along and join us.


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.