Sunday 31st 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”




   9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s

11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s



9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

7pm Reception of the Body of Bernadette Hodgkinson

into St. Mary’s



10.00am Funeral Mass for Bernadette Hodgkinson

at St. Mary’s



10.00am Funeral Mass for Peter Walsh

at St. Richard’s



9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s



9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s



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

Tuesday 2nd Feb. The Presentation of the Lord

Anniversary of the Episcopal Ordination of Bishop John Arnold

Wednesday 3rd Feb. Saint Blaise, Bishop & Martyr

Friday 5th Feb. Saint Agatha, Virgin and Martyr

Saturday 6th Feb. Saint Paul Miki & Companions, Martyrs


Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially John Murray, Tommy Kenny and Martin Tarpey. 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. Bernadette Hodgkinson, Peter Walsh, Angela Ashworth, Tommy Mannion, Mrs. O’Neill, Margaret Horan, Sr. Gertrude Gallagher.


Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time: Jim Lister, Winifred (Bobby) Dalton, Tommy Kennedy, Pat Groarke, Margaret Comerford, Kathleen Roache, Kathleen Hennigan, Dora Dixon, Martin & Alex Sweeney.


“Like Elijah and Elisha, Jesus is not sent to the Jews only.”

Last week, when Jesus spoke in the synagogue, his words pleased the crowd – as we hear at the beginning of today’s Gospel. How quickly the mood changes! This story shows very clearly that Jesus was not a “crowd-pleaser” – he wasn’t interested in saying the right things to be popular or accepted. He was interested in the truth – which is the basic definition of a prophet – whatever the personal cost. So today, when Jesus points out that salvation is not just for the Jews, or even just the people of Nazareth, they reject the message and the messenger. Just like Jeremiah, when he was called to be a prophet (first reading), Jesus has to confront the land: they will fight with him, but not overcome him.


CARITAS COLLECTION: This weekend there will be a second collection for Caritas, our diocesan charity. Caritas continues the work of the Catholic Children’s Rescue Society and Catholic Welfare Societies to help people in need throughout our diocese – from providing hot meals and warm clothing for homeless people to supporting vulnerable children and families: Caritas means something different to everyone we help. Your donation will help people at the margins of society who are so often overlooked.


CAFOD SALFORD ANNUAL SUPPORTERS DAY: Cathedral Centre, 3 Ford St, M3 6DP next Saturday, 6th February, 10am to 4pm.       A day of prayer and reflection on Pope Francis’s encyclical. Registration and coffee from 9.30am. Please bring food for a shared Lunch. Tea/coffee provided. Traidcraft stall. Tel. 0161 705 0605 for further details.


CAFOD DONATIONS DURING LENT: Starting on 10th February (Ash Wednesday), all donations made to CAFOD, for a period of three month up to Monday 9th May will be match funded by the UK government. So every £1 that CAFOD raises for its Lent appeal, up to £3.5 million will be doubled by the Government. The Fast Day envelopes will be available to collect from church next weekend. CAFOD Lent Fast Day: Friday 19th February.


ST. PATRICK’S CHARITY DISCO at St. Kent’s Irish Club, M14 7DW on Saturday, 19th March from 8.00pm till late. All money raised will be in aid of the Sandalwood Suite at Stepping Hill Hospital where babies are born asleep, are delivered… and family and friends can stay. Tickets £5 obtainable from Dianne on 07456 391 191.


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.