Sunday 18th February 1st Sunday in Lent

Incorporating the former Parishes of:

St. Mary of the Angels & St. Clare Church, Elbow St, Levenshulme, M19 3PY

St. Richard Church, Sutcliffe Avenue, Longsight, M12 5TN

Parochial Administrator: Fr. Kris Louis Aneke, MSP – resident at St. Mary’s Presbytery

Tel no. 0161 843 6907

Hospital Chaplain: Fr. Martin Dowd – resident at St Mary’s Presbytery

Website:           Email:


Sunday 18th February 2024                    1st Sunday of LENT

Masses 19th February – 25th February

Day Time Church Liturgy
Monday 9:15am St Richard’s Mass
Tuesday 9:30am St Mary’s Mass
Wednesday 9:15am St Richard’s Mass
Thursday 9.30am St Mary’s Mass
Friday 9:15 am St Richard’s Mass
Saturday 10am


St Mary’s


Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Confession



St Mary’s

St Richard’s

St Mary’s


Vigil Mass

Vigil Mass

Sunday 9:30am



St Richard’s

St Mary’s

St Mary’s



Stations of the Cross


Special collection next weekend for Family Fast. Envelopes are at the back of church for you take please



Pray for the Sick and Housebound who are sick at this time, including Eileen Tiernan, Joyce McLean, Delia Regan, Mia O’Connor, George O’Connor, Becky Lester, Patrick Rogers, Molly McGoldrick,  Ray Sweeney,  Julie O’Hara,  Rob Stuart, Lucy Murphy, John Maskell, Alisha Malone,  Maise Callaghan, Damien Hegarty, John Tunney, John Reynolds, Mary Callaghan,  Sarah & Stacey Todd, Bryne Lynch, Kathleen McGuigan, Maureen Kennedy,  Margaret McAteer, Frank Kelly, Jackson Giles, Anna Kerrigan, Maria Valgamilli, Judy Miller, Alan Smith, Mary Regan, Mary McGlade, Christine Jackson, Irene Rice, Karen Rice, Keith and Linda Marshal, Thomas Fitzgerald, Mary Brennan, Louise Marshal, Jim McGlynn, Declan Coyle, Paul and Kath McIlvenny, Sister Edith, Maria Morrissey, Anne Leavey, Lee Hegarty, John Coyne. Elizabeth Brennan. May the Good Lord strengthen and comfort them. Pray also for all who care for the sick.


Any housebound parishioners who wish to receive Holy Communion at home, contact the Parish Office on 0161 248 8836 or email:


Hire of St Mary’s Community Centre: The centre is available for private functions and conferences. For full details please contact Jennifer on 07538 474 321


Grant eternal rest to those who have died recently:

Jimmy Cunningham, Elizabeth Delaney, Ellen (Chrissie) Delaney, Margaret Barrett. John Sweeney. Hugh Hardiman, Henry Ahern.

Benny Woods.

Anniversaries: Michael and Mary Donelon, William Sheehan

Sick: Elizabeth Brennan

Special Intentions: Souls in Purgatory, Dee Draper and Family. For all Priests that they may serve God and him alone. Pope Francis. The Hegarty Family

Birthday remembrance:  Jimmy O’Dowd


Baptism registration takes place at St Mary’s Church after the 11am Mass on the second Sunday of each month. Parents are warmly invited to register their child after this Mass.


There will be Stations of the Cross on each Sunday of Lent at 6pm at St Mary’s Church

Abstinence from meat is to be observed by all Catholics from 14 years old and older on all Fridays of Lent. This obligation prohibits the eating of meat, but not eggs.

Fasting means limiting oneself to one full meal on a given fast day.

When fasting a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are equally binding upon members of the Latin Catholic Church from age 14 years onwards.

We wish you all a blessed and Graceful Lenten Season.

Breakfast after Mass. Every Sunday after Mass, there is a breakfast of sausage or bacon on toast, tea & coffee in the Hall. Everyone is welcome.


The Parish is in a great need of an organist. If you know anyone who knows how to play an organ please see Fr Kris.


There is some information about Fr Kris’s order in the porch please feel free to take a leaflet to learn more about his order.


If anyone in our Parish is a joiner or handyperson and could make a cupboard in the sacristy, please will you speak to Fr