Sunday 24th February 2019

Parish Priest: Fr. Michael Dever – Tel. 0161 224 1498
Resident at St. Richard’s Presbytery, Sutcliffe Ave, Longsight, M12 5TN
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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 and Fr. Martin Dowd, Tel. 0161 225 9840 Chaplain to the Central Manchester Hospitals.

“Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”

24th February to 2nd March 2019

Saturday Vigil Mass in St. Richard’s at 5.00pm
Saturday Vigil Mass in St. Mary’s at 6.30pm
Sunday Mass in St. Richard’s at 9.30am
Sunday Mass in St. Mary’s at 11.00am

Monday – 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
Tuesday -9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s
.Wednesday – 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
Thursday – 9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s
Friday – 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
Saturday – 10.00am Holy Hour followed by Mass
at 11.00am in St. Mary’s

Saturday at St. Mary’s between 11.30am-12noon
Saturday at St. Richard’s between 4.30pm – 4.50pm

BAPTISMS: By appointment only
MARRIAGE: 6 months’ notice must be given

Feasts of the Week
Friday 1st March: Saint David, Bishop, Patron of Wales
(Women’s World Day of Prayer)

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially Mary Hegarty, Margaret Flannery, Benny Woods, Irene McCarroll, Kathleen Cartwright, P.J. Barrett, Anthony Doocey, Carl McGlynn, Colette Robinson, Sadie Deeney, Seamus Gallogly, Joyce Brennan, Gary Conway, Natashia Tierney Lord, Margaret Ridian, Mary & John McGlade, Patricia Maguire, Jim & Claire Cleary, Arthur Burke, Angela Christie, Stephen Cassidy, Margaret Moran. 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. Nora Fitzpatrick, Cynthia Griffin, Chris Sykes, Neil Boyle, Joyce Brennan.

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. John & Sarah McKenna, Pat Doran, Michael Clavin, Elizabeth Green, Bridget & James Mulherin, Lilley Mulherin, Tony Moran

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

We offer our congratulations to Leanne Bell and David Needham who were married at St. Mary’s on Saturday (23rd February). We remember them in our prayers

St. Mary’s Church: The children at St. Mary’s School make their First Confession at a Service of Reconciliation on Tuesday 5th March at 7.00pm.
St. Richard’s Church: St. Richard’s school children on Friday 22nd March at 10.00am.
We remember them and their parents in our prayers as they prepare for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion.

LENT: During the season of Lent the celebration of Stations of the Cross will start at 6.00pm every Sunday evening in St. Mary’s Church, led by parishioners.

FUNDRAISING FOR CHRISTIES CHARITY at St. Mary’s Parish Centre on Friday, 3rd May. Entertainment provided by John Brennan & Pat Jordan. Also presenting Sean Wilson and Tony Mac. Admission £5 with raffles,
Tickets available from John Jordan – Tel. 225 4308.

CHURCHES TOGETHER IN LEVENSHULME: A Service for everyone at St. Peter’s Church, Barlow Road/Stockport Road on Friday 1st March at 2pm.

CELEBRATE ST. PATRICK’S DAY with Pat Jordan at the Little Sisters of the Poor, Longsight on Friday 8th March from 7.30pm Tickets £6 available from St. Joseph’s Home Reception. Hot snack included, plus raffle and Bar.

JOB VACANCY AT ST. AMBROSE COLLEGE: Applications are invited for the post of Principal at St. Ambrose College, Hale Barns. Closing date: Monday 11th March 2019, 12 noon. Informal visiting days: Thursday 28th February and Tuesday 5th March 2019. Short listed candidates will be informed by: Wednesday 13th March 2019, 12non. For an application pack or other information, please e-mail:

LEGION OF MARY GROUP meet each Thursday after the 9.30am Mass in St. Mary’s Meeting Room. All Welcome.

BINGO: Bingo Night is held every Sunday at 8pm in the Lounge area of St. Mary’s Community Centre. Everyone is welcomed, feel free to invite a friend!

ST. RICHARD’S COFFEE MORNING is held every Wednesday in the Sacristy after the 9.15am morning Mass. Everyone welcome.

Please take a copy of the newsletter home to remind you of the times of services and events during the coming week, and 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!