Sunday 22nd 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 22nd May – 9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s – 11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s

 Monday 23rd May – 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

Tuesday 24th May –9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

Wednesday 25th May – 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

Thursday 26th May – 9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

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

 Friday 27th May – 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

Saturday 28th 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

Wednesday 25th May: Saint Bede the Venerable, Priest

Thursday 26th May: Saint Philip Neri, Priest

Friday 27th May: Saint Augustine of Canterbury, Bishop,

Secondary Patron of the Diocese.

Saint Bede the Venerable: Bede was born in 673, and was educated by the Benedictines; he eventually joined the monastery there, and began a life of great erudition, producing many writings: he particularly worked on the interpretation of the Scriptures and the History of the Church in Britain. He died in the year 735.


Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially John Murray. 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.

John McColgan, Mr. & Mrs. O’Shea, Jimmy & Patrick O’Shea, Kathleen Hyland.


Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Ellen Coughlan, George Shawcross, John Donovan, Noreen O’Leary, Nan McLoughlin, Tom McLoughlin. 


Birthday Remembrance: Ursula Blain (20th)


This Sunday is all about the “Divine Community” – in other words, the way in which our God is in himself a communion of love: Father, Son and Spirit, distinct yet perfectly united – three persons, one God. We hear of the perfect union between Father and Son, revealed in the mysterious poem of the First Reading, where the Son is “Wisdom” joining the Father in the act of creation. This union bears fruit in the Spirit, who pours this perfect love into our hearts, so that we may imitate the “Communion of Love” by living together and hoping for our place within the Divine Community.


FIRST COMMUNIONS: Congratulations to all the boys and girls on their First Communion day. Eighty Six children have received the Sacrament over the last two weeks. Our prayers go with them.


ST. RICHARD’S SUMMER FAIR: The fair will take place on Sunday, 26th June at 12noon in the gardens in front of St. Richard’s Church. Everything will be under cover and food will be available. Please keep the date in mind and come along on the day. We do need donations of any items for the stalls, particularly the ‘Good as New and the Bottle stall.


CHARITY FUNDRAISING EVENT: in support of Fr. Pat Clarke’s Mission for the Street Children in the Shanty Towns of Brazil will be held on Saturday 16th July 2016 at St. Alphonsus Parish Centre, Powell St, Old Trafford, M16 7QQ from 7.00pm – 12.00 midnight. Tickets £5 obtainable from Sean Foy on 07588 233 712 or Dermot Clarke on 07904 486 303


IRISH DANCE CLASSES: St. Mary’s Parish Centre have a vacancy on Monday evenings between 6pm – 8pm for any Instructor looking to hire premises for teaching Irish Dancing. Anyone interested please contact Marion on 07767 497 625.



Tuesday 12.30pm – 3pm.

Irish Community Care Social Group.

Thursday 12noon – 2.30pm

St. Mary’s Active Retirement Group.

Both events are FREE admission, including music, raffles, bingo.Refreshments of tea, sandwiches and cakes also served and a range of activities, providing the opportunity for friendship, socialising and sharing information. Everyone Welcome, come along, meet friends old and new.


VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED: St. Mary’s Parish Centre are looking for people who can spare an hour on a Wednesday each week to help keep the centre clean and tidy. Contact Marion on 07767 497 625 if you can help.


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.