Sunday 21st August 2016

St. Mary of the Angels & St. Clare, Elbow Street, Levenshulme, M19 3PY.   (Parish Office) Tel. 0161 248 8836

St. Richard & St. Robert, Sutcliffe Avenue, Longsight, M12 5TN.      (Presbytery) Tel. 0161 224 1498
Parish Priest: Fr. Michael Dever – (Resident at St. Richard’s Presbytery)

Resident at St. Mary’s Presbytery Fr. David Egan – Tel. 0161 224 1895 and Canon David Ryder – Tel. 0161 225 9840 (Chaplains to Central M/c General Hospitals).   



              “Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”


 Sunday 21st August

 9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s.-11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s

6.00pm St. Mary’s Novena to Our Lady of Knock

Monday 22nd August – 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

7.00pm St. Mary’s Novena to Our Lady of Knock

Tuesday 23rd August – 9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

Wednesday 24th August – 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

Thursday 25th August – 9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

Friday 26th August – 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

Saturday 27th August – 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 22nd Aug. The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Tuesday 23rd Aug. Saint Rose of Lima, Virgin

Wednesday 24th Aug. Saint Bartholomew, Apostle

Thursday 25th Aug. Saint Louis, Priest

Friday 26th Aug. Blessed Dominic of the Mother of God, Priest

Saturday 27th Aug. Saint Monica


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.

Hilda Larkin


Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Mary Dolan, Séan Dolan, Mary Barry



This evening (Sunday) we continue our Novena to Our Lady of Knock at 6pm. The Novena will finish tomorrow Monday, 22nd August at 7pm.



It’s probably a nightmare we all share to some degree or other – being locked out of the house, the sales, the big match, or missing the train, the boat or plane. Contemplating watching the crowds that have got inside, while we can do nothing, can be unnerving. Complacency can leave us in this situation: today the Lord warns all who listen to him to be careful, taking nothing for granted, but making sure that we are (spiritually at least) like the people waiting with their sleeping bags and thermos flasks by the front door of the ticket office.

DEMENTIA CAFÉ OPENING SOON at St. Mary’s Parish Centre, commencing Wednesday 14th September 2016 from 10.00am – 1.00pm in the lounge room. We offer a free drop in service for anyone who has concerns about their memory or the memory of a loved one or friend. The group will meet each Wednesday. Anyone interested please come along to our Open Day on 14th September at 10.00am, light refreshments will be served. Our aim is to have a safe and happy environment for Dementia sufferers and their Carers, and an opportunity to meet regularly with other people with memory problems and a chance to exchange experiences and to give and receive emotional support. There will also be available activities plus regular support from an Admiral Nurse.


DO YOU PAY TAX? If you do, have you thought of gift aiding your regular contribution as the parish could receive 25% more? e.g. every £1 the parish would receive £1.25. Please contact:- St. Richard’s –  Fr. Dever on 224 1498 & St. Mary’s – Richard Molloy on 07791 925 190 for more information.


REQUIEM MASSES AT CEMETERIES: On Monday 29th August (Bank Holiday) Requiem Masses for deceased relatives will be held at 11 o’clock at the following cemeteries:.

St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Moston (if wet weather Mass will take place at St. Dunstan’s Church, Moston Lane.

St. Mary’s Cemetery, Wardley (if wet weather Mass will be held in the Cemetery Chapel.


 THE ROSARY IN THE PARK, Platt Fields (Grangethorpe Road Entrance) on Saturday 3rd September at 3.00pm. Celebrating 45 years, Rosary & Hymns. Free Refreshments and Ice Cream. Contact Sarah Mitchel on 431 0410 at St. Cuthbert’s for further information.


LEGION OF MARY GROUP meet every Thursday morning in St. Mary’s Meeting Room after the 9.30am morning Mass. Anyone interested please come along.


ST. RICHARD’S COFFEE MORNING held every Wednesday in the Sacristy after the 9.15am Mass. BINGO held 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.