Sunday 17th March 2019

Parish Priest: Fr. Michael Dever – Tel. 0161 224 1498
Resident at St. Richard’s Presbytery, Sutcliffe Ave, Longsight, M12 5TN
Website.                                    Email.
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 March 2019

Saturday Vigil Mass in St. Richard’s at 5.00pm
Saturday Vigil Mass in St. Mary’s at 6.30pm
Sunday Mass in St. Richard’s at 9.30am
Sunday Mass in St. Mary’s at 11.00am
6.00pm Stations of the Cross at St. Mary’s each Sunday during Lent.

Monday – 12 noon Funeral Mass for William Ryan at St. Mary’s
Tuesday – 9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s led by School Children
Wednesday – 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
Thursday- 9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s
Friday – 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
10am Reconciliation Service (First Confession)St. Richard’s
Saturday – 10.00am Holy Hour followed by Mass at 11.00am in 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
Mon.18th March: Saint Cyril of Jerusalem, Bishop & Doctor
Tues.19th March: Saint Joseph,
Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Sat. 23rd March: Saint Turibius of Mongrovejo, Bishop

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially 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.
William Ryan, Margaret Agnew, Maureen Gaffney, P.J. Barrett, Ken Phillips, Eddie Bell, Thomas Coughlan.

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Tom Ferkan, Una Anderson, Jack & Martin Fitzpatrick, Bridie Rochford, Mary Donnelly, Mary & Michael Donelon, Michael Farrelly.
Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace, Amen.

Special Intention: Joe, Paul & Lynn Anderson

The Sacrament of First Reconciliation for St. Richard’s children is next Friday 22nd March at 10.00am in St. Richard’s Church.
The Presentation of Gifts: Saturday 23rd March at 5.00pm in St. Richard’s Church.

CEILI – in St. Mary’s Parish Centre today, Sunday 17th March from 3pm – 5pm. Everyone welcome, just come along and enjoy an afternoon of dancing to celebrate the feast of St. Patrick.

SUNDAY BREAKFAST: Please note there will be NO breakfast served in St. Mary’s Parish Centre after Mass today.

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

STATIONS OF THE CROSS every Sunday evening at 6.00pm during Lent at St. Mary’s Church.

LENT AT THE HIDDEN GEM: If you are visiting Manchester City Centre during the Season of Lent, why not pop into St. Mary’s, the Hidden Gem? Each weekday there will be Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Confessions (11.30am). Holy Mass (12.30pm) and Stations of the Cross (1pm). The church is open for quiet prayer from 8am till 6pm each day.

FUNDRAISING FOR CHRISTIES CHARITY at St. Mary’s Parish Centre on Friday, 3rd May. Entertainment provided by John Brennan & Pat Jordan. Also presenting Sean Wilson and Tony Mac. Admission £5 with raffles,
Tickets available from John Jordan – Tel. 225 4308.

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. Come along and join us for a fun filled evening.

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!