Sunday 24th January 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 (Residence: 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 24th January

   9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s

11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s


MONDAY 25th January

9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s


TUESDAY 26th January

9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s


WEDNESDAY 27th January

9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s


THURSDAY 28th January

9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s


FRIDAY 29th January

9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s


SATURDAY 30th January

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 25th Jan. The Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle

Tuesday 26th Jan. Saint Timothy and Saint Titus

Wednesday 27th Jan. Saint Angela Merici, Virgin

Thursday 28th Jan. Saint Thomas Aquinas, Priest and Doctor


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. Sarah Clynch, Catherine Leith, Maureen Balfe, Bernadette Hodgkinson


Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time: Tom Parsons, Margaret Prendergast, Anne Reilly, Michael & Mary Stenson, John & Sarah McKenna, Zaid Salei.


Birthday Remembrance: Rita Campion (22nd)


Special Intention: For a successful operation


“The text is being fulfilled today.” – Today is about beginnings: the beginning of Jesus’ public ministry. It begins with the Word of God, in the synagogue. Jesus is handed the scroll from Isaiah. It is one of the most powerful passages in the New Testament as Jesus sets out his mission, his manifesto. We know that in our world today good news has still to reach the afflicted, captives still await liberation, and the oppressed are not free. So this is not a passage read in the past, it is very much alive. Just as the scriptures are fulfilled in Jesus, they are also fulfilled in each of our lives. There are many causes we can be involved in, refugees, climate justice, homelessness, neighbourliness, community involvement. Wherever we are, in our own small ways, we can strive to make this dream a reality.


ST. MARY’S & ST. RICHARD’S 2016 DRAW: We are hoping for 300 members between the two parishes. Membership for the year is £15, payable in advance. Agent’s books available at the back of church. All agents’ cards are to be returned with their membership monies by next Thursday, 28th January to St. Mary’s Parish Office by 7pm at the latest. The first draw will take place on Saturday, 30th January after the 6.30pm Mass in the Meeting Room. This is a great way to support your parish and stand a chance of winning a cash prize. Good Luck to you all!!


SPECIAL MASS FOR ENGAGED COUPLES: Bishop John Arnold invites you to join him at a Special Mass for Engaged Couples at Salford Cathedral, Chapel St, Salford, M3 5LL on Saturday, 13th February, the Eve of St. Valentine’s Day at 2pm. In order to assist with the arrangements for the Mass, please let Fr. Dever know if you are able to attend so that he can send the numbers to the organisers. Of course you are welcome to bring children or parents along as well.


ST.MARY’S PARISH CENTRE – DATES FOR YOUR DIARY: Friday 5th February – Charity Night in aid of The Christie. Entertainment by Pat Jordan & Finian’s Rainbow.

Sunday 14th February – Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Afternoon Tea. Entertainment by D.J. Justin.

Saturday 12th March – Rattle N Reel. Celebrate their 28th Anniversary in Levenshulme.

Thursday 17th MarchCelebrate St. Patrick’s Day. With DJ Andy Murphy with Irish TV. See posters in the church porch for further details of all the above events.


THANK YOU: This Sunday (24th) is the last day of Bob Hayes seminarian placement with us. Bob thanks both St. Mary’s & St. Richard’s parishes for the kindness and warmth shown to him during his stay Bob will keep you all in his prayers.     


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


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.