Sunday 29th 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 29th November

   9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s

11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s


MONDAY 30th November

9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s


TUESDAY 1st December

9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s


WEDNESDAY 2nd December

9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s


THURSDAY 3rd December

9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s


FRIDAY 4th December

9.15an Mass at St, Richard’s

2.00pm Advent Service at St. Richard’s


SATURDAY 5th December


2pm Nuptial Mass at St. Mary’s for

Thomas Bingham & Rebecca O’Reilly.

5.00pm Vigil Mass at St. Richard’s

6.30pm Vigil Mass at St. Mary’s



Saturday NO CONFESSIONS at St. Mary’s 5th Dec.

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


Feasts of the Week

Monday 30th Nov. St. Andrew, Apostle, patron of Scotland

Thursday 3rd December: St. Francis Xavier, Priest

Friday 4th December: St John Damascene, Priest, Doctor of the Church.


Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially Neil Rogers. 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. Monica Dwyer PBVM, Chris Madden.


Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time .James Arthur, Ellen & Thomas Davies, Judith Naughton, Mai Kelly, Noreen Power.


WEDDING: On Saturday 5th December there will be a Nuptial Mass at 2pm at St. Mary’s for Thomas Bingham and Rebecca O’Reilly. Please remember them in your prayers.


ADVENT SERVICE: Next Friday, 4th December at 2.00pm St. Richard’s School and Choir will lead a service in St. Richard’s Church to celebrate the start of Advent. Everyone very welcome.


CONSULTATION REPORT FROM BISHOP JOHN: The publication of the Final Report on the Diocesan Consultation earlier this year has now been published. There is a copy for you at the back of the church, which is a shortened version of the report. It gives the main outline of what the document contains. If you would like to read the full document, you will find it on the Salford Dioceses website, under the banner ‘Bishop’s Report’.



There is a small prayer booklet at the back of Church, it’s free, please take one, and use it during the year of mercy.


THE HOLY YEAR OF MERCY – HOLY DOORS: Bishop John will solemnly open the Salford Cathedral Holy Door at 11.00am on Sunday 13th December, as Pope Francis opens the additional holy doors in the city of Rome. The Holy Door will then be available at the Cathedral throughout the Holy Year. The timetable is as follows: Mass: Monday to Friday 10am. Saturday 10.30am, Sunday 11am and 5.30pm.


ADVENT PREPARATION FOR CHRISTMAS: Sr. Edith will be selling children’s books at St. Richard’s Masses and at St. Mary’s 11 o’clock Mass next weekend 5th/6th December. Books mainly £1 each/Adult leaflets 25p each.


WE WELCOME INTO THE CHURCH Miller Shay David Pringle and Treyhearn Mugagga who were baptised at St. Mary’s recently; we pray for their families at this special time.


ST. MARY’S CHRISTMAS FAIR: The Christmas Fair takes place next Sunday, 6th December after the 11 o’clock Mass. Please do your best to come along and support it. A lot of hard work has gone on behind the scenes to try and make it a great success. It is now up to 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.



Bk. No.  Line No.                Name

     38             2                      Tom Chappell            Not claimed 

     37             9                       Sahara Abdullahi     Not claimed

     29             9                       Michael Fanning       Not claimed

     21             4                       M.J. Atherton           Claimed

     20             8                       Gemma Cartney       Claimed

     50             8                       Kathleen Connolly   Claimed

     37             3                       Bernie Bell                 Claimed

     45             8                       John O’Neill             Claimed



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