Sunday 14th April 2019

Parish Priest: Fr. Michael Dever – Tel. 0161 224 1498
Resident at St. Richard’s Presbytery, Sutcliffe Ave, Longsight, M12 5TN
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”

14th to 20th April 2019

Blessing of Palms – Solemn Mass of Palm Sunday
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s 11am Mass at St. Mary’s
6pm Stations of the Cross

9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s
7.30pm Service of Reconciliation at St. Mary’s

9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
7.00pm Passover Meal in St. Mary’s Parish Hall
with Churches Together in Levenshulme.

7.30pm Solemn Mass of the Lord’s Supper at both churches
Vigil at the Altar of Repose until 9.30pm at both churches

10.30am Stations of the Cross at St. Mary’s followed by Walk of Witness to St. Peter’s C of E Church, Barlow Road.
3pm Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion at both churches.

HOLY SATURDAY (St. Richard’s Church)
7.30pm Vigil of Easter Celebration of the Paschal Mystery
8pm (St. Mary’s) Vigil of Easter Celebration of Paschal Mystery


Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially Hannah Walsh, Margaret Sweeney, Veronica Curran, Mary Dunne, Alex Roberts, Mary Hegarty, Margaret Flannery, Benny Woods, Irene McCarroll, Kathleen Cartwright, Anthony Doocey, Carl McGlynn, Colette Robinson, Sadie Deeney, Seamus Gallogly, Gary Conway, Natashia Tierney Lord, Margaret Ridian, Mary 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.
Mary Bergin, Annie McCallum, Margaret Flanagan, Michael Mensah, Nora McGee.

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Margaret Clavin, Padraig McGuire, Gerry Mackrell, Dennis & Patrick Keane, Michael Dunne, Josie Miskell, Sean Deay, Annie Jordan, Amanda Kelly, Hannah Johnson, Attracta Prendergast.

Birthday Remembrance: Marie Clerkin

HOLY WEEK: The last week of Lent is known as Holy Week. It is when we Christians remember the last week of Jesus’ life; it is the most important time in our liturgical year. Do make this your Holy Week – begin with the Sacrament of Reconciliation at St. Mary’s on Tuesday 16th April at 7.30pm.

SEDER MEAL (PASSOVER MEAL): This meal forms part of our Holy Week reflections. It commemorates in a prayerful way the last meal Jesus shared with his twelve apostles at the Jewish Festival of Passover. We will share the meal with Churches Together in Levenshulme at 7.00pm in St. Mary’s Parish Hall on Wednesday 17th April. Anyone who would like to reserve a place please contact Marie Sartini on 07747 851 239.

WALK OF WITNESS: We are invited to join with the other churches on a ‘Walk of Witness’ from St. Mary’s Church to St. Peter’s C of E Church, along Stockport Road for a short service on Good Friday morning after the Stations of the Cross.

Please note a Collection will be taken on Good Friday for the Holy Places of Palestine.

RE-UNION FOR THE NOTRE DAME CLASS OF ’64’ Grand Reunion of those girls who attended Notre Dame Convent High School, Bignor St, Manchester from 1964-69/71. This year marks 50 years since we sat our GCEs and we’ve booked a room for a Get Together on Saturday 19th October 2019 at The Ape and Apple, 28-30 John Dalton St, M2 6HQ from 1pm onwards. A deposit of £10 is required to cover the cost of the buffet and to confirm attendance as we will need to provide definite numbers. Deposit payable to Christina Wood (nee Winters). Email: Please join us to re-unite ‘The Class of ‘64’.

BRAVE OF HEART – A Weekend Journey for Men
Cor et Lumen Christi Community, St. Cuthbert’s have organised an inspiring and challenging talks, Fellowship and sharing with other Christian men, walk in the Lake District, and much more on Saturday 11th – Sunday 12th May 2019, Cor et Lumen Christi, Wigton, CA7 9HU. For further information go to
Tel. 016973 45623 or 07588 159 341

104 SET DANCE CEILI: St. Mary’s Parish Centre on Saturday 27th April – 8pm till late and Sunday 28th April – 2pm till 5pm. Entertainment provided by the Skylark Céile Band. All Welcome, Young and Old. Contact Eamonn Nolan on 448 8675 or Margaret Waldron on 945 8391

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

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!