Sunday 21st February 2016


St. Mary of the Angels & St. Clare, Elbow Street, Levenshulme, M19 3PY.        Tel. 0161 248 8836

St. Richard & St. Robert, Sutcliffe Avenue, Longsight, M12 5TN.             Tel. 0161 224 1498

Parish Priest: Fr. Michael Dever – Tel. 0161 224 1498   (Residence: St. Richard’s Presbytery)

Resident at St. Mary’s Presbytery Fr. David Egan (Chaplain to Central M/c Hospitals) – Tel. 0161 224 1895 and Canon David Ryder (Chaplain to Central M/c General Hospitals) – Tel. 0161 225 9840



          “Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”



   SUNDAY 21st February

9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s

11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s

6.00pm Stations of the Cross at St. Mary’s


MONDAY 22nd February

9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s


TUESDAY 23rd February

9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s


WEDNESDAY 24th February

9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s


THURSDAY 25th February

9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s


FRIDAY 26th February

9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s


SATURDAY 27th February

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 to 12noon at St. Mary’s

Saturday 4.30pm to 4.50pm at St. Richard’s


Feasts of the Week

Monday 22nd Feb. The Chair of Saint Peter, Apostle

Tuesday 23rd Feb. Saint Polycarp, Bishop and Martyr

The Chair of Saint Peter: this feast of the See of Rome has been kept from the fourth century. It celebrates the unity of the Church gathered around Peter, the Prince of the Apostles.

Saint Polycarp: Polycarp was one of the “second-generation” Christians – a disciple of the Apostles. He became bishop of Smyrna, but was arrested in Rome and burned to death for his faith; the account of his martyrdom emphasises that his death, like his life, was a fragrant offering to God.


Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you. 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.

Peter Rowe, Mary McDaid, Tom McGuire.


Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time: James & Frank Greenwood, Charles Coughlan, Michael Clavin.



Every year, on the Second Sunday of Lent, we hear about the Transfiguration of Jesus on the mountain top. Why? Jesus revealed his glory to the three apostles in order to strengthen them for the journey ahead – the journey to Jerusalem, Gethse­mane and Golgotha. The same vision is today offered to us, to strengthen us in our Lenten Journey of Faith. Last week we heard about tempta­tion: this week we are driven onwards by a vision of glory that will be ours – the goal of our lives of faith and all that we do as Christians. The transfiguration represents the final destination of our lives, if we are faithful in resisting temptation and living each day as faithful members of Jesus Christ. In our journey of renewal and new commit­ment through Lent, we are spurred on and encouraged by today’s vision to see why the effort is worth it.



  • 25th February:     St. Catherine’s
  • 3rd March     :      St. Cuthbert’s
  • 10th March   :      St. Mary’s, Levenshulme
  • 17th March   :      Our Lady’s (St. Patrick)

Confessions available before Mass.


WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER: Will be held at Levenshulme Methodist Church, Woodfold Ave/Stockport Road on Friday, 4th March at 2pm. All are welcome.

COMMEMORATION OF BLESSED ARCHBISHOP OSCAR ROMERO: The Justice and Peace Association (Caritas, Diocese of Salford) will be holding their annual commemoration of Archbishop Oscar Romero at Salford Cathedral on Saturday, 12th March at 2pm. Ann Wilson (Community Participation Officer, CAFOD, Salford will speak to us about the EL Salvador of Blessed Oscar Romero and Fr. John Sullivan (Director, Overseas Mission) will celebrate Mass.

LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR: This weekend there will be a sale of Chocolate Easter Chicks available in St. Mary’s church porch price £1.30. All proceeds will go towards the upkeep of St. Joseph’s Nursing Home, Plymouth Grove West, Longsight.


CORNERSTONE BIG SLEEP-OUT: It’s back! For a second year running the Big Sleep-Out returns on Friday, 22nd April 2016. Please help to keep supporting people to break free from life defining crisis. Register now at


ST. RICHARD’S – COFFEE MORNING held every Wednesday in the Sacristy after morning Mass. BINGO every Sunday at 8pm in the presbytery. Come along and join us.


Items for the bulletin can be left at the presbytery or emailed to by Thursday midday at the latest. The weekend bulletin is published on Friday mornings.