Sunday 27th March 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


     E A S T E R    S U N D A Y

          “Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”



   Easter Sunday – 27th March

   9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s

11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s


Easter Monday – 28th March

9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s


Easter Tuesday  29th March – 9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s


Easter Wednesday  30th March – 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s


Easter Thursday  31st March – 9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s


Easter Friday 1st April – 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s


Easter Saturday – 2nd April

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


Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially May Cosgrove, Prixa Bradshaw and Patricia Suberro. 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.

Terry Welsh, Paddy Murphy, Michael Noone.


Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Dominic Gallagher, Mary & Harold Thomas, Clare Gallagher-O’Shea, Jack Cowley, Michael McNeill. Andrew Green, Yvonne Micallef, Thomas Marren, Martin Clarke.


Birthday Remembrance: James Walls (100 on 25th March)


Easter explains the meaning of our being human, the reason for our being in the world and the destiny that awaits us in the next. Jesus emerges from the stone-sealed tomb to speak to us of new life, of transfiguration and of re-creation. Whatever our feelings or mood, Jesus promises to accompany us on our journey and to lead us through the fire of suffering, across the bridge of death and into the fulfilment of his promise of eternal life. The God we believe in is a God of life, a God who is with us – even to the end of tine.



We welcome Toni Hobbs, Marc Pringle, Kelly Harper and Paul Ashworth into full communion with the Catholic Church. The group are being received during the Easter Liturgy, they have been part of the Journey in Faith programme since last October. Please pray for all of them that their journey may continue.


MASS FOR VOCATIONS will be celebrated by Bishop John Arnold on Friday, 8th April at 7pm at St. Ann’s Church, Stretford. Tea/Coffee & biscuits will be served afterwards.


LEISURE TIME TRAVEL have organised a pilgrimage to Rome for the Canonisation of Mother Teresa from 2nd – 5th September 2016. Cost £300 (plus cost of flight) Bed & Breakfast basis. Limited places available. Contact 0151 287 8000/0208 287 8080 if interested.


MANY THANKS: Rattle-N-Reel Night/St. Patrick’s Day Celebration – the fundraising raffles held on these nights raised the magnificent amounts of £421 for ‘Breakfast in Bed Streetlife Project’ and £454.90 for I.C.C. ‘Forgotten Irish Graves Project’. Many thanks to all who supported these two worthy causes.


FAMILY FUN AFTERNOON will be held next Sunday, 3rd April in St. Mary’s Parish Centre from 12noon – 5pm. This is a fundraising event for ‘Harry’s Holiday Hangout’ project, which was created in memory of Harry Griffin-Brown. The scheme helps families to spend quality time with their children. The afternoon will include a DJ, bouncy castle, and lots lots more.


ANNUAL DINNER DANCE: The Fullen Gaels Hurling & Camogie Club are holding their Annual Dinner Dance on Saturday, 23rd April at 6.30pm at St. Mary’s Parish Centre. Four Course Meal £30 – Music provided by Parcel O’Rogues. For more information and tickets please contact Geri on 07548 988 494 or Joe on 07794 149 395.



March Winners:

Prize: £50 Book No. 35        Line 1     Margaret Chappell

         £25 Book No. 12          Line 4     Liz Leonard

         £25 Book No. 9           Line 4     Mary Fahy

         £25 Book No. 32         Line 8     Tim White


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