Sunday 28th 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 28th 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 29th February

9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s


TUESDAY 1st March

10.00am Funeral Mass for Peter Rowe at St. Mary’s



9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s


THURSDAY 3rd March

10am Funeral Mass for Anthony McDonnell

at St. Mary’s


FRIDAY 4th March

12.30pm Funeral Mass for Joan Molloy

at St. Richard’s


SATURDAY 5th March

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

Tuesday 1st March: Saint David, Bishop, Patron of Wales

Friday 4th March: Saint Casimir

(Women’s World Day of Prayer)

Saint David: Born in Cardigan around 520, he founded monasteries, known for their austerity of life, until being made a bishop and primate of Wales; he settled his See at Mynyw (Menevia), and died there in about 588.


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, Anthony McDonnell, Joan Molloy, Miriam Clancy, Madeleine Forkan, Mary Burns, Delia Grant.


Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time: Margaret Rafter, Edward & Agnes Armstrong, Vera Maughan, Mary & Michael Donelon, Denis Hynes.


Birthday Remembrance: Michael McNeill


THE WORD THIS WEEK: “The man who thinks he is safe must be careful he does not fall.” This is the theme of this Sunday: it underlines the need for repentance, which is the focus of our Lenten journey in Year C. Jesus, in the Gospel, uses two recent events in order to illustrate his point about sin and repentance – there is a price to be paid for sin, but there is a way of avoiding it: if we repent, we will have salva­tion and a new and real freedom. This idea is emphasized in the parable, where we see a tree not being condemned immediately, but given a chance to change and produce fruit. So are we. This links in with the two other readings, which also talk about escape – the escape of Israel from Egypt. This is to be a warning for us, as Saint Paul says: if we are Christians, we must live as Christians, and be aware of the need to watch our lives and the direction they are taking



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


Confessions available before Mass.


A DAY OF FELLOWSHIP FOR MEN – will be held at Our Lady’s Church, Raby St, Moss Side, M16 7JQ on Saturday, 5th March from 8.30am – 5.00pm Cost: £10 (Advanced Booking Required) Concessions: Students/unemployed £5, includes Breakfast and Dinner. Speaker: Gerry Markland. To reserve your place and for more information tel. Fr. Pat Deegan 0161 226 1730.


DANIEL O’DONNELL CONCERT: Tickets priced at £42.50 can be obtained for the Daniel O’Donnell’s Concert to be held at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall on Monday, 12th September 2016 at 7.30pm. All money from the sale of tickets will be given to Francis House Children’s Hospice. Anyone who would like to purchase tickets please contact Jim Nicholas on 07594 567 916 or Trish Kelly on 07952 750 519.


THANK YOU: The Little Sisters of the Poor Fundraising Lunch held at St. Kentigern’s last Sunday afternoon raised the magnificent sum of £1,510. Sincere thanks to all who came along and supported this worthy cause.


LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR: Chocolate Easter Chicks will be on sale next weekend 5th/6th March at St. Richard’s parish price £1.30. All proceeds will go towards the upkeep of St. Joseph’s Nursing Home, Plymouth Grove West, Longsight.


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.