Sunday 23rd February 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”


23rd to 29th February 2020

Sunday 23rd February
9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s – 11am Mass at St. Mary’s

Monday 24th February
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

Tuesday 25th February
9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s
2.15pm Service at Stockport Crematorium for Philomena Monaghan.

Wednesday 26th February – ASH WEDNESDAY
9.15am Morning Mass & Ashes at St. Richard’s
7.00pm Evening Mass & Ashes at St. Mary’s

Thursday 27th February
9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

Friday 28th February
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

Saturday 29th February
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 26th February: ASH WEDNESDAY
Day of Feasting and Abstinence

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially John O’Hara, Margaret Grimes, Karen Joyce, Anne O’Brien, Matt Stenson, Janet Carroll, 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.
Kathleen Gughan, Robert Schlaich, Mick Murphy Maura Carroll, Philomena Monaghan, Kevin Connolly, Jimmy Grufferty.

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Billy Ryan, Bronwen Ward, Margaret Gent.
Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen

We pray that the cries of our migrant brothers and sisters, victims of criminal trafficking, may be heard and considered.

ST. MARY’S ROTAS THIS WEEKEND – 22nd/23rd February
Eucharist Minister: Saturday 6.30pm Mass
Mary Reilly, Sean Foy
Eucharist Ministers – Sunday 11am Mass
Michael Cassidy, George Stenson, Sheila Donelon,
Debbie Kells, Mary Dowling.
Saturday Readers 6.30pm – Debbie Crean, Chike Nwobodo
Sunday Readers – Eniola Coker, Sr. Edith
Offertory Counting Team – Group 1
Richard. Molloy

WALK WITH ME BOOKLETS – A Lenten Journey of Prayer
Copies of Lenten Walk with Me booklets are available at the back of church this weekend. Why not take some to the sick and housebound in your neighbourhood?

LENT: Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent. During Lent we will celebrate the Stations of the Cross at 6pm every Sunday evening in St. Mary Church, led by parishioners. .

SERENE SILENCE – The Seven Sorrows of Mary
Lent Meditations 2020 – St. Mary’s Mulberry Street at the Hidden Gem, Manchester. A series of meditations given by Fr Ian Kelly based on the Seven Sorrows of Mary. Starting Wednesday 26th February (Ash Wednesday) at 6pm continuing each Wednesday 6pm, concluding Wednesday 8th April (Holy Week).

St. Mary’s currently has only 3 teams of Offertory Counters. We try to maintain four teams of a least three people in each team to ensure an accurate and reliable count. Your commitment would be approximately 1 hour per month. If you’re interest or have any questions, please contact Richard Molloy on 07791 925 190.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER – Praying with Zimbabwe
On Friday 6th March at URC Inspire, 747 Stockport Rd, Levenshulme at 2pm. A Service for everyone

CELEBRATE ST. PATRICK’S DAY with PAT JORDAN at Little Sisters of the Poor, St. Joseph’s Home, Longsight on Friday 6th March at 7.30pm. Including Irish Stew/Veg. option, Raffle and Bar. Tickets £10, available from the Little Sisters of the Poor.

FLAT AVAILABLE IN THE LEVENSHULME AREA: 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. 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!