Sunday 16th February 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”


16th to 22nd February 2020

Sunday 16th February
9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s – 11am Mass at St. Mary’s

Monday 17th February
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

Tuesday 18th February
9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

Wednesday 19th February
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

Thursday 20th February
9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

Friday 21st February
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

Saturday 22nd February
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
Monday 17th Feb. The Seven Holy Founders of the Servite Order
Friday 21st Feb. Saint Peter Damian, Bishop and Doctor
Saturday 22nd Feb. The Chair of Saint Peter the Apostle

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially Matt Stenson, Janet Carroll, Pauline Brown, Bill Henderson, Nellie Ferris, Barbara Williams, Kathleen Grimes, Noreen Varley, Maureen Kennedy, Sadie McMenamin, John Harte, Pat & Patricia Gallogly, 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, Margaret Sweeney, 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 Margaret Duffy, Teresa Conville, Tommy Hughes

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Kathleen Coyne, Mary & Michael Donelon, Hughie Kelly, Elizabeth Green, Chris Sykes, Winifred Shawcross, Patricia McNelis.

Birthday Remembrance. Andrew Molloy, Margaret McDermott
Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen

We pray that the cries of our migrant brothers and sisters, victims of criminal trafficking, may be heard and considered.

ST. MARY’S ROTAS THIS WEEKEND – 15th/16th February
Eucharist Minister: Saturday 6.30pm Mass
Sean Foy Jimmy Crean
Eucharist Ministers – Sunday 11am Mass
Michael Cassidy, Ray Sweeney Jackie O’Donnell
Teresa Pepuzani, Sharon Wilson
Saturday Readers 6.30pm – Marie Sartini, Anthonia Nwobodo
Sunday Readers – Ese Kayoma, Milosz Kubicz, Chike Nwobudo
Offertory Counting Team – Group 4
R. Molloy, M. McGrath, J. Khan

SERENE SILENCE – The Seven Sorrows of Mary
Lent Meditations 2020 – St. Mary’s Mulberry Street at the Hidden Gem, Manchester. A series of meditations given by Fr Ian Kelly based on the Seven Sorrows of Mary. Starting Wednesday 26th February (Ash Wednesday) at 6pm continuing each Wednesday 6pm, concluding Wednesday 8th April (Holy Week).

A weekend for Young Women (20s & 30s) reflecting on the vocation to religious life. 28th February – 1st March 2020. FCJ Community, Liverpool. To reserve a place, contact: See poster on the notice board in the church porch.

St. Mary’s currently has only 3 teams of Offertory Counters. We try to maintain four teams of a least three people in each team to ensure an accurate and reliable count. Your commitment would be approximately 1 hour per month. If you’re interest or have any questions, please contact Richard Molloy on 07791 925 190.

CONCERT FOR ALZHEIMER’S SOCIETY: Levenshulme Baptist Church, Elmsworth Avenue, M19 3NS on Saturday 22nd February at 2pm. Light Classical Entertainment –Free (with retiring collection). Craft items for sale plus free refreshments.

Led by Rt. Rev. John Arnold from 31st July – 6th August (6 Nights). Travel by Air from Manchester. Return flights to Lourdes direct from Manchester, 6 nights’ accommodation at your chosen hotel, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner served each day. For further information contact Joe Walsh Tours Pilgrimages on (0161) 820 8790 or

FLAT AVAILABLE IN THE LEVENSHULME AREA: Self-contained one bedroom flat for rent. Newly decorated, own shower, toilet and kitchen. Quiet house, suit respectable middle aged gent. References required. Tel. 0161 224 2339 for further details.

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!