Sunday 24th May 2015


St. Mary of the Angels & St. Clare, Elbow Street, Levenshulme, M19 3PY.         

St. Richard & St. Robert, Sutcliffe Avenue, Longsight, M12 5TN.                       

Parish Priest: Fr. Michael Dever – Tel. 0161 224 1498      

  Assistant Priest: Fr. David Egan – Tel. 0161 224 1895   



 “Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”





SUNDAY 24th May

9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s

11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s


MONDAY 25th May

9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s


TUESDAY 26th May

9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s



9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

6.30pm Reception of Kathleen Ryan’s body

into St. Mary’s



10.00am Funeral Mass of Kathleen Ryan at St. Mary’s

6.30pm Reception of Tim Connors body

into St. Richard’s


FRIDAY 29th May

10.00am Funeral Mass of Tim Connors at St. Richard’s



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


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

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


Feast of the Week

Monday 25th May: Saint Bede the Venerable, Priest & Doctor

Tuesday 26th May: Saint Philip Neri, Priest

Wednesday 27th May: St Augustine of Canterbury, Bishop,

Secondary Patron of the Diocese.


Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially Catherine Reid. 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.

Kathleen Ryan, Tim Connors, Aidan Sherlock, Rodger Finn, Margaret Reilly, Joan Andrews, Doreen Sheehan.


Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. John Grimes, Leslie Le Riche, Noreen O’Leary, Bill & Bernadette Maher, Tommy Daly, Shay Brennan, Maureen Dempsey, Richard Dempsey, Eileen Cawley, Hannah & John Reidy.

We arrive at the fiftieth day ‑ the completion of the Easter Season, and the completion of the Paschal Mystery: the Lord has died, is risen, has ascended to heaven and now gives birth to his Church, by sending the Spirit upon the apostles. This feast of the gift of the Spirit is so significant for us, because it marks the handing on of Jesus’ ministry to the Church ‑ in the Church we are guaranteed the presence of the Lord, in his sacra­ments, in his ministers, in the Blessed Sacrament and in his Celebrated Word. It also marks the fulfilment of our thoughts about baptism throughout this season: the gift of the Spirit which we receive in Confirmation is the `seal’ of our baptism, guaranteeing and confirm­ing all that baptism achieves.


On Saturday, 23rd May we celebrated the Beatification of Oscar Arnulfo Romero, the martyred Archbishop of San Salvador. El Salvador Archbishop Oscar was assassinated on 24th March, 1980 as he was offering Mass. He was known as the ‘Voice of the voiceless’, a champion of his oppressed people and a thorn in the side of the Salvadorian army who were then protectors of the foreign policy of the U.S.A. Archbishop Oscar did not always enjoy the support of his fellow bishops or of the Vatican Curia. From the day of his martyrdom the people of El Salvador gave him the title of ‘San Romero Martir de las Americas.’ We are proud that the lounge of St. Mary’s Parish Centre is dedicated to his memory. May his witness inspire us to be living witnesses of our Faith?



The grounds of St. Mary’s Church, which are quite extensive, have to be kept neat and tidy, showing that we care for the environment and to witness that we are a living caring community. We mustn’t let somebodies great work go to waste! We are looking for volunteers to help maintain our parish grounds by weeding and looking after the flower beds during the summer months. If anyone could spare an hour or two on a regular basis please come along when it suits you. You will need to bring garden gloves and trowel.



Every Sunday night in St. Richard’s Presbytery at 8pm. Everyone Welcome.


                             DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Saturday 20th June: Social Evening with music provided by Irish Country Singer John McNicholl. See Marion Quinn from 31st May for tickets (£10) Tel. 07767 497    625.

Friday 3rd July: ALL FM 15th Birthday Fundraising Night. Music by Nicky James. Doors open 8pm. Contact

Martin Logan for tickets (£5 in advance) Tel. 07808 573 142.

Venue for the above events: St. Mary’s Parish Centre