Sunday 15th March 2020

Parish Priest: Fr. Michael Dever – Tel. 0161 224 1498

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 & Fr. Martin Dowd, Tel. 0161 225 9840 Chaplain to the Central M/c Hospitals.


“Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”

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15th –21st March 2020

Sunday 15th March
9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s – 11am Mass at St. Mary’s
6pm Stations of the Cross at St. Mary’s led by parishioners

Monday 16th March                             Tuesday 17th March
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s                9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

Wednesday 18th March                      Thursday 19th March
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s                9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

Friday 20th March
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

Saturday 21st March
10.00am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at St. Mary’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 – 12 noon at St. Mary’s
Saturday 4.30pm – 4.50pm at St. Richard’s

Feast of the Week
Tuesday 17th March: Saint Patrick, Bishop, Patron of Ireland
Wednesday 18th March: Saint Cyril of Jerusalem, Bishop & Doctor
Thurs.19th March: Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially Colin Billinge, Maura Pappados, Lena Griffin, Kathleen Hayes, John O’Hara, Margaret Grimes, Karen Joyce, Anne O’Brien, John Coyne, Bridie Coyne, Janet Carroll, Pauline Brown, Bill Henderson, Nellie Ferris, Barbara Williams, Kathleen Grimes, Noreen Varley, Maureen Kennedy, Carl McGlynn, Sadie McMenamin, John Harte, Paddy McNallion, Willie John Kerrigan, Margaret Coyle, Patricia Maguire, Margaret Regan, Mary McDermott, Simon & Gillian Bryant, Kathleen McGuigan, Hannah Walsh, Finn Collins, Mary McGlade, Gary Jameson, Julie Mulrennan, Ken Ward, John Collins,  Veronica Curran, Mary Dunne, Irene McCarroll, Kathleen Cartwright, Sadie Deeney. 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.
Ambrose Cosgrove

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Norah McGee, Anthony Carberry, Eddie Bell, Margaret (Peggy) Smith, Michael Farrelly, Thomas Keane, Bridget & James Mulherrin, Jack & Martin Fitzpatrick.

Birthday Remembrance: Patricia Currid (70th)
Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen

LENT: During the season of Lent the celebration of Stations of the Cross will start at 6pm every Sunday evening in St. Mary’s Church, led by parishioners.

We pray that the Church in China may persevere in its faithfulness to the Gospel and grow in unity.

Eucharist Minister: Saturday 6.30pm Mass
Mary Reilly, Sean Foy
Eucharist Ministers – Sunday 11am Mass
Ray Sweeney, Teresa Pepuzani, Jackie O’Donnell,
Fiona Keane, Sheila Donelon
Saturday Readers 6.30pm – Marie Sartini, Anthonia Nwobodo
Sunday Readers – Ese Kayoma, Milosz Kubicz, Chike Nwobodo
Offertory Counting Team – Group 4
R. Molloy, M. McGrath, J. Khan

St. Mary’s: Wednesday 18th March at 7pm. Meeting for Parents and children in St. Mary School.
St. Richard’s: Thursday 19th March at 6pm. Meeting for Parents and children in St. Richard’s main school hall.
St. Richard’s: Friday 20th March in the morning in Church
St. Mary’s: Tuesday 24th March at 7pm at a Service of Reconciliation

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY: Elizabeth Prout and the birth of a unique Passionist community. Next Thursday 19th March: St. Mary’s Presbytery at 7.30pm. A short film on the founding of the Sisters of the Cross and Passion, including prayers and a time for reflection and discussion.
Pilgrimage to the National Passionist Shrine on Sunday 5th April (Palm Sunday). Departing St. Mary’s Church at 12.30pm.

1. Sign of Peace – Please continue to wish each other the peace of Christ without shaking hands.
2. Holy Communion – We will stop offering the chalice at Holy Communion for the time being.

St. Joseph’s, Longsight on Thursday 19th March at 7.30pm.
Reconciliation Service with individual Confession & Absolution at St. Catherine of Siena, Didsbury on Thursday 26th March at 7.30pm.

CORNERSTONE FOOD APPEAL: Cornerstone Day Centre are in urgent need of donations of non-perishable food. Items such as tins of Soup, Stew Meat, Baked Beans, and Corned Beef are especially welcome. If you are able to help with this appeal will you please leave your donation in the box at the back of church, or if preferred hand into the office during the week.

MISSIO/RED MISSION BOXES: St. Mary’s Promoters will be calling round shortly to empty member’s red mission boxes. If you have not had your box emptied for some time please either bring the box to church and leave in the Sacristy or phone Winnie at the office on 248 8836. Thank you.

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

LEGION OF MARY GROUP: Meet each Thursday after the 9.30am Mass in St. Mary’s Meeting Room. New members welcome.

BINGO every Sunday night in St. Mary’s Parish Centre. Eyes down at 8pm. Come along and join us for a fun filled evening.

Please take a copy of the newsletter home to remind you of the times of services and events during the coming week. Please 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!