Sunday 24th July 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.         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 – 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 24th July: 9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s.

                            11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s

 Monday 25th July: 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

Tuesday 26th July: 9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

Wednesday 27th July: 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

Thursday 28th July: 9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

Friday 29th July: 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

Saturday 30th July : NO MORNING MASS AT ST. MARY’S

2.00pm Nuptial Mass at St. Marys’ for Andrea Mason & Anthony Cowley

5.00pm Vigil Mass at St. Richard’s

6.30pm Vigil Mass at St. Mary’s



NO Saturday Confessions at St. Mary’s 30th July

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


Feasts of the Week

Monday 25th July: Saint James, Apostle

Tuesday 26th July: Saint Joachim and Saint Anne,

Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Friday 29th July: Saint Martha

Saturday 30th July: Saint Peter Chrysologus, Bishop 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.

Rose Anne Kennedy, Peter Hodkinson, Kath Morris, Patrick Walkin.


Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Patrick Scally, Maura Keane, Thomas Keane, Paul Dunne, Mai Lanigan, Mary Dowling.


Birthday Remembrance: Peter Hodkinson (24/07/16)


Please note there will be NO morning Mass next Saturday, 30th July due to a Nuptial Mass taking place at 2.00pm. Also there will be NO Confessions at St. Mary’s next Saturday.


THE OPEN DOOR: The first disciples weren’t quite sure how to go about things, and today we see them approach Jesus to ask him ‘Lord, teach us to pray’. In response, he gave them the words of what we now know as the ‘Our Father’. But he had some more advice for the disciples too – keep praying! If you were to call on a friend for help in the middle of the night, Jesus says, your persistence alone would convince him to help. If a child asks for food, his parents will naturally grant him what he ask for. The message is clear – we just have to keep asking. Jesus often withdrew to quiet places to spend time alone in prayer, and we know from the Passion accounts that he cried out to God in moments of anguish and desperation. There are many different ways to pray. It matters less where and how we choose to pray at all. If we keep asking, if we keep the lines of communication open, God will grant us what is good.


ANNUAL MISSION APPEAL: This weekend, at St. Mary’s parish we give a warm welcome to a Xavierian Missionary Father who is here to preach the annual mission appeal. This year the appeal is for the St. Francis Xavier Foreign Mission Society. Father is here for the weekend and will be available after the Masses. Use the opportunity to talk with someone who is a real live missionary who has experience of the World Church. Literature about the Xavierian Mission Society is available at the back of the church. A second collection will be taken at all Masses. Next weekend an appeal will be made at St. Richard’s parish.


STOCKPORT MARRIAGE CARE: Volunteers needed to help facilitate marriage preparation courses to small groups of engaged couples (training is provided). For more information, without any commitment, or to apply visit: Website:, or email, tel. 0161 494 6428.


CELEBRATING 45 YEARS: Family prayer, Rosary and hymns at Platt Fields (Grangethorpe Road Entrance), Manchester on Saturday, 3rd September at 3pm. Free Refreshments and Ice Cream. The event organised by St. Cuthberts, Withington. Contact Sarah Mitchell on 0161 431 0410 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, you will be most welcome.


ST. RICHARD’S: COFFEE MORNING held every Wednesday in the Sacristy after the 9.15am morning Mass. BINGO every Sunday at 8pm in the presbytery. Come along. 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.