Sunday 3rd 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 3rd July: 9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s – 11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s

 Monday 4th July: 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

Tuesday 5th July: 9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

Celebration of St. Mary of the Angels & St. Clare with the School Children.

 Wednesday 6th July: 9.30am Funeral Mass of Lindsey Connolly – St. Mary’s

7.00pm Reception of the Body of William Hamilton at St. Mary’s.

Thursday 7th July:  12.30pm Funeral Mass of William Hamilton- St. Mary’s

 Friday 8th July: 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

Saturday 9th July:  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

Monday 4th July: Saint Elizabeth of Portugal

Tuesday 5th July: Saint Anthony Zaccaria, Priest

Wednesday 6th July: Saint Maria Goretti, Virgin & Martyr

Saturday 9th July: Saint Augustine Zhao-Rong, Priest and Companions, Martyrs.

Saint Elizabeth of Portugal: born into the Royal family in 1271, she is known for her care for the poor; after the death of her husband, she gave away her worldly goods and joined the 3rd Order of Saint Francis. She died in 1336.


Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially Peter Hodkinson. 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.

William Hamilton, Lindsey Connolly, Ann Goodwin.


Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Maureen Daly, John McGoldrick, Rosie Abel, Ben Woods, William Bowe, Tom Barry, Michael Dunne, John Gaffney.


REFLECTION:Today Jesus recommends a specific greeting for his disciples to use when entering a home: “Peace to this house!’ Whatever house the disciples go into, this should be their greeting. Jesus explains that if a person of peace lives in that house, ‘your peace will go and rest on him’. The peace blessing offered by the disciples will spread to those they meet. Peace should be our number one consideration in our dealings with others.


ST. MARY’S FAMILY FUN DAY takes place today Sunday after the 11 o’clock Mass. The fundraising event is to help raise money for equipment for activities required to start a Memory Café for people with dementia and their Carers starting on Wednesday, 14th September. We have a massive tombola, cake stall, bouncy castle and of course the stocks, plus music and lots more. The Cake Stall and Tombola will be inside the hall. Please come along, we need your support.


SECOND COLLECTION NEXT WEEKEND: Next week is Sea Sunday, when the Church prays for all those who live and work at sea. There will be a second collection for Apostleship of the Sea, the official maritime welfare agency of the Catholic Church in Great Britain. It provides practical and spiritual support to seafarers visiting our ports. As it is wholly dependent on voluntary donations, please give generously. Also donations of ‘T’ shirts, pullovers and weatherproof warm jackets are needed. Please see Sr. Edith with any donations of clothes.


ST. RICHARD’S SUMMER FAIR: Many thanks to everyone who donated items for the stalls, especially the tremendous response from St. Richard’s School. Thanks to those who came along, those who organised the fair and all who helped and worked so hard on the day. The magnificent amount raised on the day was £2,663.21p.


ST. MARY’S OFFERTORY COUNTERS: This Sunday, 3rd July the Counters on duty are GROUP 3. If you are unavailable on your listed week please let Richard Molloy know a.s.a.p. Tel. 07791 925 190 or arrange to swap with another counter. .


AN EVENING OF MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT with Andrea & Bill Watson at St. Luke’s Church Hall, Derby Rd, Salford, M6 5YD next Saturday, 9th July at 7.30pm. Donations for Church Funds. Refreshments available.


SUMMER FAIR at the Little Sisters of the Poor, St. Joseph’s Home, 52 Plymouth Grove West, Longsight on Saturday, 16th July from 1.00pm.


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. 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.