Sunday 27th September 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 27th September

9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s

11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s


MONDAY 28th September

9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

7.00pm Reception of James McGinley’s body

into St. Mary’s


TUESDAY 29th September

10.00am Requiem Mass for James McGinley

at St. Mary’s


WEDNESDAY 30th September

9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s


THURSDAY 1st October

9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s


FRIDAY 2nd October

9.15an Mass at St. Richard’s


SATURDAY 3rd October

11am Mass at St. Mary’s

We welcome to St. Mary’s Sadie Leigh Robinson, George Matthew Duggan & Catherine Diminga Owusu-Sampson who will be baptised at 12noon.


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 28th Sept. Saint Wenceslaus, Martyr

Tuesday 29th Sept. St Michael, St Gabriel & St Raphael, Archangels

Wednesday 30th Sept. Saint Jerome, Priest and Doctor

Thursday 1st Oct. Saint Therese of the Child Jesus, Virgin and Doctor

Friday 2nd Oct. The Holy Guardian Angels

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially Jody Miller. 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.

Patricia Cowley, Liam Murphy, James McGinley, Martin Sweeney, John Crehon Month’s Mind


Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Joseph Blain, Matt Doyle, Catherine Crehon, Brian Beech, Johanna O’Connor, John Woronycz


Birthday Remembrance Fr. Francis Occleston, Martin Bell


REFLECTION: There is a peculiar type of pettiness that will not allow someone to do what others do (even if ‑ or perhaps especially if ‑ they are good at it) because they aren’t part of the group, or club, or circle. Unless you wear the uniform, the badge or tie, you can’t share in the work. When this is applied to doing good or following the Lord, it seems even more petty than ever: if someone does a good thing, does it matter that she or he is not a Catholic? The words of the Lord, “Anyone who is not against us is for us,” should be taken to heart this Sunday. Let us recognise anyone who helps the poor, serves peace and justice, and does what the Lord Jesus wants as our co‑worker, whatever the ‘label’ they work under.


CAFOD HARVEST FAST DAY: Friday, 2nd October.

Next weekend we will have a second collection for CAFOD in support of their wonderful work, when as well as praying for successful harvests for people in the developing world, we are asked to go without something to free up money to make a positive difference.



Would all couples contemplating marriage next year please note the dates of the Marriage Preparation Course for 2016 (all Saturdays) at Stockport Marriage Care are:

  • 23rd January        20th February      12th March
  • 23rd April              18th June               16th July
  • 8th October

Couples wishing to check availability on their preferred course date(s) should e-mail and include their postal address and date of their wedding. If no access to e-mail, telephone 430 5343 or 494 6428.


MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING: You’re invited to join us for coffee and cake to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support today (Sunday) after the 11 o’clock Mass in St. Mary’s Parish Centre. There will also be a cake sale plus the usual breakfast available.


NATIONAL OLDER PEOPLE’S DAY is celebrated next Thursday, 1st October. The event will be held at St. Mary’s Parish Centre from 11am – 3pm. In the morning there will be an information and health stalls ‘marketplace’ followed by an afternoon of entertainment, taster sessions and fun activities aimed at the 50+ age group, including the opportunity to ‘have your say’ on what would make our local area more age-friendly.


CRAZY BINGO: Come and join us playing crazy bingo!

Next Sunday, 4th October from 1pm – 3pm in St. Mary’s Parish Centre. Tea and Cake also provided. Cost £5 all-inclusive plus raffle prizes. All proceeds to St. Mary’s Underage G.A.A


ST. RICHARD’S COFFEE MORNING every Wednesday in the Sacristy after morning Mass. Also BINGO every Sunday at 8pm in the Presbytery. Everyone Welcome.


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.