Sunday 1st February 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    

Assistant Priest: Fr. David Egan – Tel. 0161 224 1895    




  “Stay with us Lord on our Journey “        




Sunday 1st February

9.30am Mass at St. Richards

11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s

6pm Reception of Hugh Muldowney at St. Mary’s


Monday 2nd February

10am Requiem Mass of Hugh Muldowney at St. Mary’s


Tuesday 3rd February



Wednesday 4th February

9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

10am Requiem Mass of Margaret Prendergast

at St. Mary’s


Thursday 5th February

9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s


Friday 6th February

9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s


Saturday 7th February

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


Feasts of the Week

Monday 2nd Feb. The Presentation of the Lord

Tuesday 3rd Feb. Saint Blaise, Bishop and Martyr

Thursday 5th Feb. Saint Agatha, Virgin and Martyr

Friday 6th Feb. Saint Paul Miki and Companions, Martyrs


Pray for the Sick and Housebound especially for 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.

Fr. John Cribben, Hugh Muldowney, Margaret Prendergast, Eileen Bullock.


Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Winifred (Bobby) Dalton, Kathleen Hennigan, Samuel Hodkinson, Frank Dolan, Bridie & Tom Cassidy, John Quinn, Mary & Thomas Walsh.


This is the prayer that our new Bishop, John Arnold, invited us all to join him in saying every day, at his installation as the 11th Bishop of Salford on 8th December, 2014.


The Word This Week

Where does authority come from? Why is one man regarded as a prophet, and another as a lunatic, and a third as a hypocrite? Jesus startles the crowds with a ‘new teaching’ today, but what amazes them so much is not the message but the authority behind it: they are convinced because what he does somehow adds credibility to what he says. It’s the old situation that we are all familiar with – we look through words to see the actions, which show us the real message. The scribes did not heal or work miracles, but simply talked about God. Jesus talks about the Kingdom of God, but also shows the people what it is – a Kingdom where all that damages human happiness is abolished. The other side to this is that we must listen to a prophet or teacher when they are backed by such authority; we may not “harden our hearts” and ignore the message when we have recognised that the messenger is sent by God. This is the hard part, because it demands that we too show, by our actions, that we have heard.



CAFOD Diocese of Salford are holding their Annual Supporters’ Day at the Cathedral Centre, Salford next Saturday 7th February 2015, 9.30am – 3.00pm. Bishop John will be the keynote speaker, and all are very welcome! Please bring some food for a shared lunch. Tea and coffee provided. Car parking available. See poster on the notice board in the church porch.



A pilgrimage to Walsingham from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th July, 2015 has been arranged by Sister Anne of the Marist Centre. Travel plus two nights’ accommodation (Bed & Breakfast) £90. Children under the age 12yrs. £65. Staying at Elmham House. A £30 non-returnable deposit will guarantee your place. Coach departing from Marist Centre at 4pm on Friday, 3rd July. For further details contact Sr. Anne on 881 4528.



Stay active, fit and healthy in a fun, sociable and safe environment on Friday’s 10am-11am at Rushford Park Sports Complex, Slade Lane, M13 0GW. NO RUNNING! £2.50 per session. Tel. 0800 032 1806. See poster on the notice board in the church porch.



Come along and walk/stroll with St. Mary’s Community Walking Group on Wednesday, 11th February. Meet in St. Mary’s Car Park at 11am. We will walk/stroll one lap around Cringle Park which is 1km long.

Walking is an excellent form of exercise which can keep you fit and active, and improve your mental health. You can start off with easy walks and build up slowly. Be sure to join us – weather permitting. See poster in the church porch.


BULLETIN: Items for the Parish Bulletin can be left at the Presbytery or emailed to by Thursday midday at the latest. The weekend bulletin is published on Friday mornings.