Sunday 17th February 2019

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

17th to 23rd February 2019

Saturday Vigil Mass in St. Richard’s at 5.00pm
Saturday Vigil Mass in St. Mary’s at 6.30pm
(50th Wedding Anniversary for Patrick & Christine Toland)
Sunday Mass in St. Richard’s at 9.30am
Sunday Mass in St. Mary’s at 11.00am

Monday – 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
Tuesday –10.00am Funeral Mass at St. Mary’s for Nora Fitzpatrick.
Wednesday – 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
Thursday – 9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s
Friday – 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
Saturday – 10.00am Holy Hour followed by Mass at 11.00am
at St. Mary’s

Saturday at St. Mary’s between 11.30am-12noon
Saturday at St. Richard’s between 4.30pm – 4.50pm

BAPTISMS: By appointment only
MARRIAGE: 6 months’ notice must be given
Feasts of the Week
Thursday 21st Feb. Saint Peter Damian, Bishop and Doctor
Friday 22nd Feb. The Chair of Saint Peter the Apostle
Saturday 23rd Feb. Saint Polycarp, Bishop and Martyr

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially Benny Woods, Irene McCarroll, Kathleen Cartwright, P.J. Barrett, Anthony Doocey, Carl McGlynn, Colette Robinson, Sadie Deeney, Seamus Gallogly, Joyce Brennan, Gary Conway, Natashia Tierney Lord, Margaret Ridian, Mary & John 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. Nora Fitzpatrick, Carmel Traynor, Brendan Lester, Patricia McNelis

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Kathleen Coyne, Eileen Walsh, Richard & Julia Sutcliffe, Hughie Kelly

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.

EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT: Starting next Saturday 23rd February, there will be a Holy Hour before the 11 o’clock Mass at St. Mary’s. During this time, there will be adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Devotions to the Sacred Heart and the Rosary.

17th FEBRUARY-RACIAL JUSTICE SUNDAY, which focuses on the experiences of ethnic communities in England and Wales. The theme this year is Dignity of Work, looking at how all people must not be exploited or face discrimination and hatred in their work. It is a day on which we all are called to earnestly pray for an end to racism and racial inequality in our country.

CATHOLIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION: All healthcare workers are invited to join the Catholic Medical Association which meets at St. Mary’s, Levenshulme every third Tuesday of the month (October to June) at 7.30pm for Mass, mutual support and speaker-led discussion about medical and ethical issues. The next meeting will take place next Tuesday 19th February. For further information, please contact the secretary, Doctor Mark Coley, on or the chaplain, Fr. Laurence Gambella, on 0161 736 4247.

THE NATIONAL PILGRIM VIRGIN STATUE OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA along with Relics of Saints Jacinta and Francisco will visit the Cathedral of St. John, Chapel Street, Salford M3 5LE on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th February. A series of events and services are planned across the two days, including a special Mass on the Saturday at 10.30am which Bishop John will preside over.

A coach will be leaving from St. Bernard’s Church, Burnage at 6am to join the Salford Diocesan Day Pilgrimage led by Bishop John. Cost £22. If interested please contact Ann or Tony on 0161 442 5259, leave a message and they will call you back.

St. Bernard’s also have 8 places available on the Walsingham Pilgrimage which leaves on Thursday, 2nd May at 10am for two nights stay at the Catholic Shrine Retreat Centre, Elham House, half board, single room £159. The group will join the diocesan pilgrimage on Saturday 4th May and return home after the Mass. (Included in this tour is a half day excursion to Wells by the Sea). Please contact Ann or Tony anyone interested.

JOB VACANCY AT ST. AMBROSE COLLEGE: Applications are invited for the post of Principal at St. Ambrose College, Hale Barns. Closing date: Monday 11th March 2019, 12 noon. Informal visiting days: Thursday 28th February and Tuesday 5th March 2019. Short listed candidates will be informed by: Wednesday 13th March 2019, 12non. For an application pack or other information, please e-mail:

LEGION OF MARY GROUP meet each Thursday after the 9.30am Mass in St. Mary’s Meeting Room. All Welcome.

BINGO: Bingo Night is held every Sunday at 8pm in the Lounge area of St. Mary’s Community Centre.

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

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!