St. Mary of the Angels & St. Clare, Elbow Street, Levenshulme, M19 3PY.
St. Richard & St. Robert, Sutcliffe Avenue, Longsight, M12 5TN.
Parish Priest: Fr. Michael Dever – Tel. 0161 224 1498
Assistant Priest: Fr. David Egan – Tel. 0161 224 1895
FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT
“Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”
MASS TIMES DURING THE WEEK
Sunday 22nd March
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 23rd March
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
Tuesday 24th March
9.15am Mass at St. Mary’s School
Wednesday 25th March
9.15pm Mass at St. Richard’s
Thursday 26th March
7.30pm Lenten Station Mass at St. Mary’s
Confessions available before Mass.
Friday 27th March
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
Saturday 28th March
11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s followed by
Novena to our Lady of Perpetual Help.
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
Wednesday 25th March: The Annunciation of the Lord
Pray for the Sick and Housebound especially Andrew Molloy, Margaret Shorrocks 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.
Leander Keighley, Nuala Crotty, Michael Breslin, Philip Gaynor, Jimmy O’Brien (Month’s Mind).
Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Fr. Emmet Fullen, Larry Hughes, Dominick Gallagher, John Croke, Yvonne Micallef, Anthony & Mary Walsh, Anthony Coen.
LENTEN STATION MASSES
The St. Ambrose Barlow Deanery invites you next Thursday, 26th March to St. Mary’s, Levenshulme at 7.30pm. Confessions available before Mass.
ST. MARY’S READERS’ MEETING
A Readers’ Meeting will be held in church next Thursday, 26th March at 6.45pm to arrange readers to cover for Holy Week.
ENTERING HOLY WEEK
Next Sunday, Palm Sunday, ushers in another Holy Week, the last week of Lent. Holy Week brings to conclusion the last events of the life of Jesus on earth. Each celebration offers us the opportunity to re-live those saving acts of Jesus and allows us to contemplate what it all means for us His followers. The Sacred Triduum Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday ending with the Easter Vigil are the most important days in our Christian calendar. As we enter this Holy Week maybe we can renew our Lenten promises. Is there a relationship that I had hoped to renew? Did I live up to a commitment of prayer? Do I have some unfinished business with God or others?
CHURCHES TOGETHER IN LEVENSHULME
Next week the meeting will take place on Wednesday, 25th March at Inspire U.R.C. Stockport Road, at 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome.
SERVICE OF RECONCILIATION
We draw your attention to the Sacrament of Reconciliation Service which will be held on Tuesday, 31st March at 7.30pm at St. Mary’s Church. Do use this time to call on Gods’ Mercy in preparation for the great feast of Easter’s Paschal Mystery.
SEDER MEAL (PASSOVER MEAL)
A very beautiful and prayerful event in our celebration of Holy Week is the meal we share with Churches Together in Levenshulme on Wednesday, 1st April at 7.15pm in St. Mary’s Parish Centre. Places are limited. Tickets are FREE and need to be produced on the night. Anyone who would like a ticket please contact Marie Sartini on 07747 851 239.
ST. MARY’S RACE NIGHT
St. Mary’s G.A.A. Under 16s Club are hoping to take the children away later in the year, so as part of our fundraising we are having a Race Night next Friday, 27th March in the parish centre from 7.30pm – 11.00pm. If you would like to help by buying a horse £6 each or sponsor a Race £30 please contact Brenda Harkin on 07746 798 609.
Joe Walsh Tours have a pilgrimage to Medjugorje for 7 nights from April to October 2015. Price £539 per person, travel insurance extra. The price includes bed, breakfast and evening meal, full spiritual programme provided by guides. For more information telephone 0161 903 8765.
Items for the parish bulletin can be left at the presbytery or emailed to email@example.com by Thursday midday at the latest. The weekend bulletin is published on Friday mornings.