Sunday 22nd November 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 (Residence: St. Richard’s Presbytery)

Residence 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 November

9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s

11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s


MONDAY 23rd November

9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s


TUESDAY 24th November

9.15am Mass at St. Mary’s School


WEDNESDAY 25th November

9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s


THURSDAY 26th November

9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s


FRIDAY 27th November

9.15an Mass at St, Richard’s


SATURDAY 28th November

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 23rd Nov. Saint Clement I, Pope and Martyr

Tuesday 24th Nov. Saint Andrew Düng-Lac, Priest/Companions

Wednesday 25th Nov. Saint Catherine of Alexandria, Virgin


Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially Eileen McHale. 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 Sr. Muriel Kelsey, Joseph Kelly, and for all the victims of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, their families and friends, and for the people of Paris.


Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time Richard Highland, Peg Quinn, Thomas & Mary Wallace, John Donelon, Bridget Donelon, John Connor, Michael Egan, John Edward McLoughlin, Richard Condon.


Sister Muriel Kelsey, Cenacle Convent, Liverpool died on 18th November, 2015. Sr. Muriel grew up in St. Robert’s, Longsight and taught at St. Edmunds School, Miles Platting, before entering Cenacle Convent, Manchester. Sr. Muriel served as Chaplain at MRI from 1989 – 1997 and then moved to Liverpool as a Spiritual Director and part-time hospital chaplain.


REFLECTION: The Feast of Christ the King is the final Sunday in the liturgical calendar. In the Gospel today, Pilate is concerned with what type of King Jesus is and what kind of Kingdom he is talking about? There are no palaces, no pomp and ceremony involved here. Jesus’ Kingdom is concerned with justice for the weak and the oppressed. At our baptism we were each anointed as ‘priest, prophet and king’ and therefore we share in this kingship that Pilate is wondering about. We are called to show the world that Jesus’s followers are concerned with love and service of others; that Jesus’ Kingdom is built on a different kind of foundation. With so much brokenness in the world we are called to transformative service. There is no shortage of causes: the refugee crisis; homelessness; climate justice… 



  • Head of Centre to lead and support the team in providing services locally.
  • Marriage Preparation Course Facilitators to present and facilitate marriage preparation courses for those marrying in the Catholic Church (training is provided.
  • A Secretary to provide administrative support for the centre
  • A Remote Secretary to take last minute counselling cancellation calls on a Thursday evening. This role is based from home. For more information or to apply visit: or email


ST. MARY’S CHRISTMAS FAIR: It is only 2 weeks off our Christmas Fair (Sunday, 6th December). There will be a variety of stalls so we urgently need toiletries, bottles, new gifts of any kind for the tombola and for the children’s Santa Grotto. A box is available at the back of church for any donations. Thank you.


ST. MARY’S CHRISTMAS BUFFET LUNCH: Sunday 13th December 1pm – 4pm. in the parish centre. Entertainment provided by D.J. Justin. Tickets £10 p.p. available from the parish centre after the 11 o’clock Mass on Sundays.


CHRISTMAS FAIR at Little Sisters of the Poor Plymouth Grove West, Longsight next Saturday, 28th November from 1pm. See poster on the notice board in the church porch.


ST. RICHARD’S – COFFEE MORNING every Wednesday in the Sacristy after morning Mass. BINGO every Sunday at 8pm in the presbytery. Come along and join us.



Bk. No.  Line No.        Name

     17           5             Peggy Sweeney               – claimed

       7           1            T. White                            – not claimed

     46           3           Margaret McGrath         – claimed

       7           7            E. Sutcliffe                       – not claimed

     34           9           Gavin Cassidy                 – claimed

     33           4           John Fitzgerald               – claimed

     25           1           Kevin Mackrell                – claimed

     33           5            Margaret McAteer         – claimed

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