Sunday 4th January 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 – Assistant Priest: Fr. David Egan             





Sunday 4th January

9.30am Mass at St. Richards

11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s


Monday 5th January

10.00am Funeral Mass at St. Richard’s

of Joseph Patrick Kennedy


Tuesday 6th January

9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s


Wednesday 7th January

9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s


Thursday 8th January

9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s


Friday 9th January

9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s (School Mass)


Saturday 10th January

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


Feasts of the Week

Wednesday 7th Jan. Saint Raymond of Penyafort, Priest

Saint Raymond of Penyafort: at the age of forty-seven Raymond entered the Dominican Order; he then became confessor to Pope Gregory IX, and collated the decrees of Popes and Councils into the ‘Book of Decretals’; he also compiled the ‘Summary of Cases’, a text book on The Sacrament of Penance for the use of priests. He died, aged around 100, in 1275.


Pray for the Sick and Housebound especially for those who are known to you. May the Good Lord strengthen and comfort them, especial Joyce Brennan. Pray also for all who care for the sick.


Grant eternal rest to those who have died recently.

Joseph Kennedy, Una McFerran, Mary Thornley, Brian Hurley, James Fitzpatrick, George Keeley.


Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Debbie Kelly, Johnny Coen, Oliver Byrne, Michael Lanigan, Peggy, Ned & Mary Kennedy, James & Bridget Mulhern, Kevin Ward, Joseph Farray, George Johnson, John Downey, Anna Aspinall, Vivienne Harrington, Alex Sweeney, Tom Nearey, Martin Bell.



 In the East, this Season of Christmas is called the ‘Time of Manifestation’, or Showing. Today is the ‘Feast of the Manifestation’, or the Showing of the Saviour to the whole world, to all nations. In the wise men who travel from the East, we see all the nations other than the people of Israel being welcomed at the New Temple of the New Covenant – the new born child in the manger. A look at the Psalm response shows this: “All nations shall fall prostrate before you, O Lord.” The same is true of the key word in the second reading: “Revelation”. Remember that for the people of Israel this was to be their Messiah, come to restore their fortunes. By this feast, we proclaim God’s plan was to extend his salvation to men and women of every nation, of every time and every place – including us. In many ways this is our Christmas Feast, when we celebrate the Good News of the Saviour’s birth revealed at last to us.



A fundraising event for The Christie will take place in St. Mary’s Parish Centre next Sunday, 11th January from 12noon – 4pm. The afternoon will consist of music provided by JIB Mobile Disco, dancing, bingo, games and raffles. Cost £5 all in. See poster in St. Mary’s church porch.



Mary Thornley RIP, who was a parishioner of St. Mary’s for many years,   died on 24th December at the age of 95 years. If anybody who might remember her and would like to attend her funeral the details are as follows:

  • Funeral at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Green Lane, Hazel Grove, SK7 4EA on Monday, 12th January at 10am.
  • Burial at Highfield Cemetery, Bredbury, SK6 3BZ at 11.30am.  Requested No Flowers If desired donations to the Little Way Association, Sacred Heart House, 119 Cedars Rd, London, SW4 0PR.



Well done to all for a lovely production. Please make sure that none are left. Will you please leave a donation in the basket, as this year we have had to pay for the publication of the Emissary due to unforeseen circumstances?  



St. Richard’s new term begins again on Monday, 5th January at 9.00am. and St. Mary’s on Tuesday, 6th January. We hope staff and pupils had a restful holiday and are ready for the challenges ahead.


RICHARD’S BONUS BALL No. 49 Joseph Keenan.



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