Sunday 1st March 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”

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1st – 7th March 2020

Sunday 1st March
9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s – 11am Mass at St. Mary’s
6pm Stations of the Cross at St. Mary’s led by parishioners

Monday 2nd March                                    Tuesday 3rd March
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s                  9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

Wednesday 4th March                             Thursday 5th March
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s                 9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

Friday 6th March
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

Saturday 7th March
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
Wednesday 4th March: Saint Casimir
Friday 6th March: CAFOD Lent Fast Day
Saturday 7th March: Saint Perpetua and Saint Felicity, Martyrs

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially Lena Griffin, Kathleen Hayes, John O’Hara, Margaret Grimes, Karen Joyce, Anne O’Brien, John Coyne, Bridie Coyne, Matt Stenson, Janet Carroll, Pauline Brown, Bill Henderson, Nellie Ferris, Barbara Williams, Kathleen Grimes, Noreen Varley, Maureen Kennedy, Carl McGlynn, 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.
Philomena Monaghan

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Thomas Colleran, Margaret Rafter.

Birthday Remembrance. Sr. Marie Hogan RNDM
Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen

LENT: During the season of Lent the celebration of Stations of the Cross will start at 6pm every Sunday evening in St. Mary’s Church, led by parishioners.
The Service of Reconciliation will take place at St. Mary’s Church on Tuesday 24th March at 7pm

We pray that the Church in China may persevere in its faithfulness to the Gospel and grow in unity.

ST. MARY’S ROTAS THIS WEEKEND – 29th Feb. /1st March
Eucharist Minister: Saturday 6.30pm Mass
Debbie Crean, Jimmy Crean
Eucharist Ministers – Sunday 11am Mass
Ray Sweeney, Teresa Pepuzani, Christine Roche,
Fiona Keane, Jackie O’Donnell
Saturday Readers 6.30pm – Pauline Campbell, Udochi Nwobodo
Sunday Readers – Immonina Kayoma, Sancia Hamilton
Offertory Counting Team – Group 2
George Stenson, Susan Meehan, Sheila Donelon.

Over the next two weekends Wayne Derbyshire, a member of the Passionist, will speak at both weekend Masses about two important anniversaries that will be celebrated during this year. This weekend Wayne will be at St. Mary’s Church at the 6.30pm Mass and Sunday’s 11am Mass. Next weekend 7th/8th March he will speak at St. Richard’s Saturday’s 5pm Mass and Sunday’s 9.30am Mass.

CAFOD FAMILY FAST DAY is on Friday March 6th
Will you eat a simple meal in solidarity and give what you save to help CAFOD continue their life-saving work – helping the health of the world’s poorest people? Please take a CAFOD envelope home with you today and donate what you can. Please return your envelopes to church next weekend with your offertory collection.

All EU, EEA and Swiss citizens living in the UK are required by the government to apply through its Settlement Scheme to continue living, working and accessing services here. The deadline for applications is 30th June 2021. Details and links to the application process can be found at: Please bring this to the attention of friends, family members and fellow parishioners who may need to apply. Information on assistance for those who may have difficulty applying is available at: Please note Irish citizens do not need to apply. The Catholic Church in England and Wales stands in solidarity with all European citizens who have made their homes here.

Station Masses
St. Ann’s, Stretford on Thursday 5th March at 7.30pm
Sacred Heart, Gorton on Thursday 12th March at 7.30pm
St. Joseph’s, Longsight on Thursday 19th March at 7.30pm.
Reconciliation Service with individual Confession & Absolution at St. Catherine of Siena, Didsbury on Thursday 26th March at 7.30pm.

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!