Sunday 21st June 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 (Resident: St. Richard’s Presbytery)



                                 “Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”




SUNDAY 21st June

9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s

11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s


MONDAY 22nd June

9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s


TUESDAY 23rd June

10.00am Funeral Mass for Mary Mongan at St. Mary’s



9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s


THURSDAY 25th June

9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

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


FRIDAY 26th June

10.00am Funeral Mass for Patricia McGrath

at St. Richard’s


SATURDAY 27th June

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

Celebrating Fr. Pat Clarke’s Golden Jubilee Ordination



Saturday 11.30am to 12noon at St. Mary’s

Saturday 4.30pm to 4.50pm at St. Richard’s

Feast of the Week

Mon.22nd June: St John Fisher, Bishop and St Thomas More, Martyr.

Tues.23rd June: Saint Etheldreda (Audrey), Virgin


Saturday 27th June: St Cyril of Alexandria, Bishop and Doctor


Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially Kath Clarke & Kieran Lister. 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.

Bridie Beirne, Kathleen McNee, Mary Mongan


Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. John Hunt, Patrick Morrin, Ursula Blain, John McGoldrick, James Lyons.



Please keep in your prayers this week the children who will be receiving their First Holy Communion at St. Richard’s on Thursday, 25th June at 6.30pm.


REFLECTION: There is a strangely simple theme to this Sun­day: that God has power over the forces of nature, because he created them in the first place. This is what the first reading tells us, and also what the gospel shows us, when Jesus “rebukes the wind”. This tells us something about Jesus (that he is God made man), and also something about our faith. It’s also interesting that the disciples re­act to this miracle with fear and awe ‑ as if their minds were suddenly opened to a reality they had not realised before. They had chosen to follow the Christ who had called them, but we see their understanding of who he is growing and developing. Perhaps this is of comfort to us, as we see our relationship with the Lord who controls the waters grow and develop, and alerts us to be ready for the surprises that following the Lord can bring.


CELEBRATION OF FR. PAT’S GOLDEN JUBILEE: Next Saturday, 27th June Fr. Pat Clarke will celebrate his 50th Anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood at the 6.30pm Mass at St. Mary’s. Concelebrating with Fr. Pat will be Bishop Arnold, Fr. Mulcahy & Fr. Ahern. Afterwards refreshments will be served in the hall. Everyone Welcome.


Community Participation Co-ordinators 1 x full time permanent, 1 x 17.5 hrs. per week permanent working with volunteers in parish and school communities helping to inspire and resource Catholics to participate in the Church’s mission to overcome poverty and injustice overseas in partnership with CAFOD.

Closing date 10th July 2015.

Also Community Participation Manager for North West: 1 x full time permanent:


MISSIO – RED BOX: Many members of our community have a Red Box in their homes. It’s a way we support the Pope’s official charity for overseas mission and the Mill Hill Missionaries, Britain’s own missionary society. Thank you to everyone who is a Red Box member.

We’re holding a special collection for those whose Red Box may not have been opened for a while. Maybe it’s lurking on top of the fridge, or behind some books. If so, please bring it to Mass over the coming weekends and arrangements will be made to empty it. Contact details below.

  • St. Richard’s see Edward Sutcliffe
  • St. Mary’s see Wyn or Richard O’Connor


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

Happy Father’s Day to Dads everywhere!