Sunday 14th February 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 14th February

   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 15th February

9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s


TUESDAY 16th February

9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s


WEDNESDAY 17th February

9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s


THURSDAY 18th February

9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s


FRIDAY 19th February – LENT FAST DAY

9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s


SATURDAY 20th February

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

Wednesday 17th Feb. The Seven Holy Founders of the Servites

The Seven Holy Founders of the Servite Order: born in Florence, these seven men lived the life of hermits, before founding the Servite Order in 1304; on this day Saint Alexis Falconieri, one of the seven, died in 1310.


Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially John Murray, Tommy Kenny and Martin Tarpey. 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.

Peter Rowe, Tom McGuire, Guy Hutchence


Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time: Kathleen Coyne, Margaret Gent, Elizabeth & Thomas Green, Winifred Shawcross.


Birthday Remembrance: Andrew Molloy (16th), Johnny McGoldrick


LENT – THE EXTRA MILE: Lent offers us all a very special opportunity to grow in our relationship with God and to deepen our commitment to a way of life, rooted in our baptism. In our parishes there are many extras that we can take on.

PRAYER: Daily Mass (see times).

Stations of the Cross on Sunday at 6pm in St. Mary’s

FASTING: Try to keep Friday’s of Lent as days of Fast and abstinence. (No Meat).


Second Collection this weekend for CAFOD.

Please note at the back of church this weekend your CAFOD Lent Fast Day envelope for next Friday 19th February. Please return the envelopes next weekend. The theme is “Turn on the Taps” to provide safe water – once again every £1 given in Lent will be matched by the UK Government.


WALK WITH ME BOOKLETS: Free copies of Walk with Me are available at the back of church. Why not take some to the sick and housebound in your neighbourhood?



  • 18th February:     St. Winifred’s
  • 25th February:     St. Catherine’s
  • 3rd March     :      St. Cuthbert’s
  • 10th March   :      St. Mary’s, Levenshulme
  • 17th March   :      Our Lady’s (St. Patrick)


Confessions available before Mass.


JOURNEY IN FAITH – RITE OF ELECTION: Our prayers and good wishes accompany Toni, Marc, Kelly and Paul as they join ‘fellow travellers on the journey’ at Salford Cathedral today (Sunday). Bishop John Arnold formally welcomes all who will be received into the Church at Easter. Thanks to all who accompany them each week at the meetings?



By Air: Departing Friday 29th July, return Thursday 4th August. Prices start at £629 for 6 nights full board accommodation. Return flights from Manchester Airport.

Overland: Depart Thursday 28th July, return Friday 5th August.

Prices start at £529 for 8 nights full board accommodation and include a one night stopover each way in the Paris/Orleans region. All bookings to be made through Joe Walsh Tours. Tel. 0161 820 8790. See posters at the back of church for further information.


CORNERSTONE BIG SLEEP-OUT: It’s back! For a second year running the Big Sleep-Out returns on Friday, 22nd April 2016. Please help to keep supporting people to break free from life defining crisis. Register now at


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