Sunday 13th March 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”



   SUNDAY 13th March

9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s

11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s

6.00pm Stations of the Cross at St. Mary’s


MONDAY 14th March

10.00am Funeral Mass for Mary Gray at St. Mary’s


TUESDAY 15th March

9.15am Mass at St. Mary’s Church

(Miss Hollinsworth’s Class)


 WEDNESDAY 16th March

9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

7.00pm Reception of the body of Tommy Colleran


THURSDAY 17th March

10.00am Funeral Mass for Tommy Colleran

at St. Mary’s.


FRIDAY 18th March

9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

2pm Nuptial Mass at St. Mary’s

for Shaun Stevenson & Emily Booth


SATURDAY 19h March

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

Thursday 17th March: Saint Patrick, Bishop, Patron of Ireland

Friday 18th March: St Cyril of Jerusalem, Bishop and Doctor

Saturday 19th March: SAINT JOSEPH,



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

Anne McNamara, Mary Maloney, Mary Gray, Tommy Colleran, Jacqueline Wessels, Martin Tarpy, Eileen Holmes, Tenie McDonnell


Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time: Thomas Coughlan, Mary Ellen Doherty, Michael Moran, Harry Dixon, Joseph Greenwood, James Pickman, Marie Doyle, Bridget Kedian, Patrick Owens, Bridget, James and Lilian Mulhern..


LENTEN TALK & HEALING MINISTRY will be held next Saturday, 19th March at St. Hildas RC Church, 66 Kenworthy Lane, Northenden, M22 4EF. Healing Mass 10am, Lenten talk by deacon Ton Ford. The Sacrament of Reconciliation 9am -1pm. See poster at the back of church.



On Saturday, 19th March the 6.00pm Vigil Mass in St. Cuthbert’s, Withington will be offered for Canon Kevin O’Connor and all past pupils and teachers of St. Joseph’s High School, Victoria Park.


SERVICE OF RECONCILIATION will be held on Tuesday, 22nd March at 7.30pm in St. Mary’s Church. Do try to use this time to call on God’s Mercy in preparation for the great feast of Easter’s Paschal Mystery.


THE CHRISM MASS this year will be held on Wednesday, 23rd March at 11 o’clock in the Cathedral Church. The Mass will be celebrated by Bishop John and the priests of the diocese. Tickets are available if anyone would like to go.



A very beautiful and prayerful event in our celebration of Holy Week is the meal we share with Churches Together in Levenshulme on Wednesday, 23rd March at 7.15pm in St. Mary’s Parish Centre. Places are limited. Anyone who would like to reserve a place please contact Marie Sartini on 07747 851 239.


Please note there will be NO BREAKFAST served in St. Mary’s Parish Centre today Sunday, 13th March due to clean-up after big event taking place last night.



Come along and join us at St. Mary’s Parish Centre to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Thursday, 17th March from 12noon – 3.00pm. Music provided by DJ Andy Murphy. Refreshments of Irish Stew served. Admission only £1. Irish TV with Martin Logan present.


FULL IRISH BREAKFAST will be served in St. Mary’s Parish Centre next Sunday, 20th March after the 11 o’clock Mass. Bar also available. Cost £5 per person. Please give your name to Marion to reserve a place. Tel. 07767 497 625


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 newsletter can be left at the presbytery or emailed to by Thursday midday at the latest. The weekend newsletter is published on Friday mornings.