Sunday 11th February 2018

Parish Priest: Fr. Michael Dever – Tel. 0161 224 1498
Resident at St. Richard’s Presbytery, Sutcliffe Avenue, Longsight, M12 5TN
Churches: St. Mary of the Angels & St. Clare, Elbow St, Levenshulme, M19 3PY
and St. Richard, Sutcliffe Avenue, Longsight, M12 5TN
Resident at St. Mary’s Presbytery: Assistant Priest & Hospital Chaplain: Fr. Laurence Gambella
Tel. 0161 224 1895 and Canon David Ryder – Tel. 0161 225 9840 Chaplain Central M/c General Hospitals

Sunday 11th February 2018
“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
6.30pm Reception of the Body at St. Mary’s
of Mary Ellen Prendergast

10.00am Funeral Mass at St. Mary’s for
Mary Ellen Prendergast.

Day of Fasting and Abstinence
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
7.00pm Mass at St. Mary’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 – 12noon at St. Mary’s
Saturday 4.30pm – 4.50pm at St. Richard’s

Feasts of the Week
Tuesday 13th Feb. Shrove Tuesday
Ash Wednesday 14th Feb. Day of Fasting and Abstinence
Saturday 17th Feb. The Seven Holy Founders of the Servite Order

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially Alex Roberts, Niall Henderson, Margaret Timoney, Pauline Thomas, Gail Wright, Colin Hardman, Margaret Delaney, Helen Lukacs and Willie Cronin. 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.
Mary Prendergast, Eamonn Fahy, Janet Williams

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Peter Rowe, Kathleen Coyne, Frank McGrath, Mai Nolan, Ron Moone, Richard & Julia Sutcliffe, William Molloy, Bridie Kelly, Winifred Shawcross.

Birthday Remembrance: Anne O’Brien

LENT BEGINS ON WEDNESDAY: Lent is a period of soul searching and repentance, a season for reflection and taking stock. By observing for forty days of Lent as a time for Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving the individual Christian imitates Jesus withdrawal to the desert.
During Lent we will have Stations of the Cross at 6pm on Sundays at St. Mary’s. Please try to come along.
CAFOD Lent Fast Day (Friday 23rd February) Envelopes will be available at the back of church next weekend. Please return the envelopes the following weekend 24th/25th February with your offertory collection. Your donation will be doubled by the UK Government, making double the difference..

CRAFTSMEN OF BETHLEHEM: At all this weekend’s Masses there will be a display from the craftsmen of Bethlehem of a selection of their handmade olive wood carvings and crafts on sale. Please be generous, as this is really the only source of income for many Christians in the Holy Land these days.

SAFEGUARDING OF CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE & VULNERABLE ADULTS is at the heart of the Church’s mission. There is no place in the Church, or indeed society, for abuse, which can affect people for their entire lives. The Diocese recognise that with increased reporting and the ongoing national enquiry it has raised awareness of abuse and this may have led to individuals to reflect on their own experiences. The Diocese of Salford encourages all those who have any concerns of abuse past or present by any person connected to the Diocese to report such abuse to either Dawn Lundergan, Safeguarding Co-ordinator or Cath Taylor, Safeguarding Officer via the following contact details. Telephone Number 0161 817 2206
Email: or

ANNUAL DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES led by the Right Reverend John Arnold – Bishop of Salford. By AIR from 27th July to 2nd August 2018. For further details telephone the Lourdes Pilgrimage Office at 817 2209 or website lourdes.pilgrimage@dioceseofsalford.

FUNDRAISER EVENTS: Sunday 11th February 4.30pm to 6.30pm at Captain Jak’s Funhouse, Houldsworth Mill, Houldsworth St, Reddish. All proceeds to be donated to St. Mary’s Primary School, Levenshulme to help replace items taken in a burglary. Tickets £5. Tel. 432 4020. See Poster for full details.
Friday 23rd February: Lisburne School for children with special & complex needs in Stockport are holding a Fundraising Night 7pm till late at St. Kentigern’s Irish Social Club Wilbraham Rd, M14 7DW. All funds raised will go towards playground and sensory outdoor equipment. Tickets available from Fiddlers Green Pub 224 2254, Tommy 07812 174 392 or Martina on 07968 035 027. See poster for full details.

BINGO NIGHT held every Sunday in the lounge area of St. Mary’s Community Centre. Bingo starts at 8pm. Come along and join us for a fun filled evening.

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!