Sunday 10th February 2019

Parish Priest: Fr. Michael Dever – Tel. 0161 224 1498
Resident at St. Richard’s Presbytery, Sutcliffe Ave, Longsight, M12 5TN Website. Email.
St. Mary of the Angels & St. Clare Church, Elbow St, Levenshulme, M19 3PY
St. Richard Church, Sutcliffe Avenue, Longsight, M12 5TN
Resident at St. Mary’s Presbytery: Fr. Laurence Gambella, Tel. 0161 224 1895 Assistant Priest & Hospital Chaplain and Fr. Martin Dowd, Tel. 0161 225 9840 Chaplain to the Central Manchester Hospitals.

“Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”

10th to 16th February 2019

Saturday Vigil Mass in St. Richard’s at 5.00pm
Saturday Vigil Mass in St. Mary’s at 6.30pm
Sunday Mass in St. Richard’s at 9.30am
Sunday Mass in St. Mary’s at 11.00am

Monday – 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
Tuesday – 9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s
Wednesday – 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
Thursday – 9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s
Friday – 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
Saturday – 11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s

Saturday at St. Mary’s between 11.30am-12noon
Saturday at St. Richard’s between 4.30pm – 4.50pm

BAPTISMS: By appointment only
MARRIAGE: 6 months’ notice must be given

Feasts of the Week
Monday 11th Feb. Our Lady of Lourdes
(World Day for the Sick)
Thursday 14th Feb. Saint Cyril, Monk and Saint Methodius,
Bishop, Patrons of Europe.

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially Benny Woods, Irene McCarroll, Kathleen Cartwright, Carl McGlynn, Colette Robinson, Sadie Deeney, Seamus Gallogly, Joyce Brennan, Gary Conway, Natashia Tierney Lord, Margaret Ridian, Mary & John McGlade, Patricia Maguire, Jim & Claire Cleary, Arthur Burke, Angela Christie, Stephen Cassidy, Margaret Moran.
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.
Derek Bailey, Dennis O’Grady, John McElhill, Nora Fitzpatrick. Month’s Mind for Ann Herbert & Jim Quinn

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Frank McGrath, Cath Roache, Mai Nolan, Ron Moone, John Flaherty, William Molloy, Bridie Kelly, Winifred Shawcross. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace, Amen.

Congratulations to Patrick & Christine Toland who celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary during the coming week. Also to Jim and Mary McVarnock who celebrated their 60th Anniversary on Thursday. May you have many more years together filled with love, happiness, and prosperity?

EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT: Starting on Saturday 23rd February, there will be a Holy Hour before the 11 o’clock Mass at St. Mary’s. During this time, there will be adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Devotions to the Sacred Heart and the Rosary. Please try and join us to pray for your own needs, the needs of the parish and of the world.

CATHOLIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION: All healthcare workers are invited to join the Catholic Medical Association which meets at St. Mary’s, Levenshulme every third Tuesday of the month (October to June) at 7.30pm for Mass, mutual support and speaker-led discussion about medical and ethical issues. The next meeting is on Tuesday 19th February. For further information, please contact the secretary, Doctor Mark Coley, on or the chaplain, Fr. Laurence Gambella, on 0161 736 4247.

THE NATIONAL PILGRIM VIRGIN STATUE OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA along with Relics of Saints Jacinta and Francisco will visit the Cathedral of St. John, Chapel Street, Salford M3 5LE on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th February. A series of events and services are planned across the two days, including a special Mass on the Saturday at 10.30am which Bishop John will preside over.

A coach will be leaving from St. Bernard’s Church, Burnage at 6am to join the Salford Diocesan Day Pilgrimage led by Bishop John. Cost £22. If interested please contact Ann or Tony on 0161 442 5259, leave a message and they will call you back.

St. Bernard’s also have 8 places available on the Walsingham Pilgrimage which leaves on Thursday, 2nd May at 10am for two nights stay at the Catholic Shrine Retreat Centre, Elham House, half board, single room £159. The group will join the diocesan pilgrimage on Saturday 4th May and return home after the Mass. (Included in this tour is a half day excursion to Wells by the Sea). Please contact Ann or Tony anyone interested.

Parish Safeguarding Officer: Debbie Crean – 07806 780 272
Gift Aid Coordinator: Richard Molloy – 07791 925 190
RCIA (Journey in Faith): Marie Sartini – 07747 851 239
Hall Bookings: Jenny Jones – 07538 474 321

LEGION OF MARY GROUP meet each Thursday after the 9.30am Mass in St. Mary’s Meeting Room. All Welcome.

BINGO: Bingo Night is held every Sunday at 8pm in the Lounge area of St. Mary’s Community Centre. Come along and join us.

ST. RICHARD’S COFFEE MORNING is held every Wednesday in the Sacristy after the 9.15am morning Mass. Everyone welcome.

Please take a copy of the newsletter home to remind you of the times of services and events during the coming week, and take a copy to anyone you know who is sick or housebound.

Items for the newsletter including Mass Intentions can be left at the Parish Office Tel. 0161 248 8836 or emailed to by Thursday midday. The weekend newsletter is published on Friday mornings!