Sunday 1st 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 1st May

   9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s

11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s


 Monday 2nd May (Bank Holiday)

9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s


Tuesday 3rd May – 9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s


Wednesday 4th May – 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s


Thursday 5th May – 9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s


 Friday 6th May

10.00am Funeral Mass for Vincent John Hodgson – St. Richards


Saturday 7th 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

Monday 2nd May: Saint Athanasius, Bishop and Doctor

Tuesday 3rd May: Saint Philip and Saint James, Apostles

Wednesday 4th May: The English Martyrs


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. Vincent Hodgson, Brian Gregory, Rev. Jackie Mannion, Eamonn Sheerin, Carmen Patterson, Peter Quinn, Patrick Walkin, Frank McEllin, Kathleen McNulty (Months Mind).


Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Nora McNeill, John & Hannah Reidy, Dermot Donnelly, Albert Thomas, Josephine & Donna Colohan, Leslie & Mary Le Riche, Joan Dunn, Frank & Margaret Coyle. Edward Dixon, Sean Walsh, Margaret Gilmartin.


Birthday Remembrance: Joseph Blain (4th)


Special Intention: Jordan McDonagh


REFLECTION: As Eastertide unfolds, we feel the power and influence of the Spirit growing. This is the Spirit who raised Jesus from the dead, and the Spirit who brings the Church to birth at Pentecost. As we journey towards Pentecost – the climax of the Easter Season – we should be considering the presence of the Spirit in the Church today: the reconciler of disputes, the solver of problems, true inspiration for the family of God on our journey to the New Jerusalem! From this side, Pentecost is about promise: the Lord at the Last Supper promises that He and the Father will be “at home” with all who keep his words – and it is the Advocate, the Holy Spirit who will remind us of these and all his words. We believe that all Scripture is “inspired” – the word of the Spirit – so as we listen or proclaim this Sunday let us look for the fulfillment of the promise made by the Lord.


MISSION AFRICA APPEAL: This Sunday we extend a warm welcome to five students from the Manchester Universities Catholic Chaplaincy and Holy Name Church on Oxford Road who will be speaking to us about Mission Africa at morning Mass at both parishes. They are fundraising for a volunteering mission in Africa this summer and will spend one month supporting the children and staff at St. Ignatius Prep and Primary School in Dodoma, Tanzania. Today we will have a second collection which will go towards their volunteering project.


PILGRIMAGE TO HOLY ISLAND: Leaving Saturday, 9th July 2016 from St. Bernard’s, Burnage Lane, early start 6am. Walk the Holy Mile in silent prayer across the causeway. Stay overnight just outside Durham at the Holiday Inn on Bed & Breakfast basis. Sunday will be spent in Durham visiting the Cathedral and praying at the tombs of Cuthbert and Bede. Returning to Manchester 6pm. Cost £85, single supplement £35. Anyone interested please contact Ann Tipper  on (0161) 442 5259.


ST. MARY’S G.A.A. DINNER DANCE: will take place next Saturday, 7th May in St. Mary’s Parish Centre. Guests on the night will be the Dublin Manager, Jim Gavin, and 2 players from the Dublin 2015 All Ireland winning squad. Dancing to Mick O’Neill and the Irish Rovers. 6.30pm sit down for meal served 7pm sharp. Contact Brenda Harkin on 07746 798 609 for further information.


GRATEFUL THANKS: Marion and Peter Quinn would like to thank everyone who sent them Mass Cards and attended the funeral of their father Peter at St. Mary’s Church. The donations received for Dementia UK raised the magnificent amount of £1,391.80.


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.