Sunday 19th January 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.


               SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – Peace Sunday                                  “Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”


19th – 25th January 2020

Sunday 19th January                      Monday 20th January
9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s           9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s              7pm Nigerian Mass at St. Mary’s

Tuesday 21st January                       Wednesday 22nd January
9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s                   9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
Led by Year 2 School Children
12 noon Funeral Mass at St. Richard’s for Paul Flynn

Thursday 23rd January
9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s
6.30pm Reception of the body of Michael McGee at St. Mary’s

Friday 24th January
10.00am Funeral Mass at St. Mary’s for Michael McGee

Saturday 25th January
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 20th January: Saint Fabian, Pope and Martyr
Tuesday 21st January: Saint Agnes, Virgin and Martyr
Wednesday 22nd January: Saint Vincent, Deacon and Martyr
Friday 24th January: Saint Francis de Sales, Bishop and Doctor
Saturday 25th January: The Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle
Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially 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. Paul Flynn, Seamus Buckley, Michael Jordan, Michael McGee, Doreen French, Patrick McHugh, Julia Devlin, Rose O’Brien, Teresa Conville.

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Charlotte Sutcliffe, Tom Parsons, Liam Wilson.

Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen

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.

ROTAS THIS WEEKEND – 18th/19th January
Eucharist Minister: Saturday 6.30pm Mass
Sean Foy and Ruth Bell
Eucharist Ministers – Sunday 11am Mass
Sheila Donelon, Teresa Pepuzani, Christine Roche, Ray Sweeney, Michael Cassidy.
Sunday Readers – Eniola Coker, Sr. Edith
Offertory Counting Team – Group 4
R. Molloy, M. McGrath, J. Khan

If you wish your child to be enrolled on the Sacramental Programme at St. Mary’s this year, will parents and children please attend a Presentation Meeting on Wednesday, 22nd January at 7pm in St. Mary’s School.
Reconciliation: (First Confession) Tuesday 3rd March 7pm in Church
First Holy Communion: Sunday 17th May at 1pm in Church

CARITAS (Diocese of Salford): This year, Caritas Sunday will be celebrated next Sunday, 26th January 2020. Caritas is asking all parishioners to support the goal of a 2020 with NobodyLeftBehind and to help House the Homeless, Build Stronger Families and Communities, and Welcome Refugees The second collection next weekend will allow Caritas Diocese of Salford to continue important work in our parishes and across the Diocese.

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.

WALSINGHAM PILGRIMAGE: There are 3 Twin Rooms still available for 30th April – 2nd May 2020. Cost £195 per person which includes Bed, Breakfast and Evening Meal, as well as an excursion to Wells on Sea. Contact Phil Mahon on 07940 199564 a.s.a.p.

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

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. Everyone 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.

Prayer intention for evangelisation – Promotion of World Peace
We pray that Christians, followers of other religions, and all people of goodwill may promote peace and justice in the world.

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!