Sunday 31st March 2019

Parish Priest: Fr. Michael Dever – Tel. 0161 224 1498
Resident at St. Richard’s Presbytery, Sutcliffe Ave, Longsight, M12 5TN

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.

“Laetare Sunday”
Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”

31st March to 6th April 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
6.00pm Stations of the Cross at St. Mary’s
7.00pm Reception of Body of Norah McGee – St. Mary’s

Monday -10am Funeral Mass for Norah McGee at St. Mary’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 – 9am Funeral Mass for Michael Mensah- St. Richard’s
Saturday – 10am Holy Hour followed by Mass at 11am 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
Tues. 2nd April: Saint Francis of Paola, Hermit
Thurs. 4th April: Saint Isidore, Bishop and Doctor
Fri. 5th April: Saint Vincent Ferrer, Priest

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially Margaret Sweeney, Veronica Curran, Mary Dunne, Alex Roberts, Mary Hegarty, Margaret Flannery, Benny Woods, Irene McCarroll, Kathleen Cartwright, Anthony Doocey, Carl McGlynn, Colette Robinson, Sadie Deeney, Seamus Gallogly, Gary Conway, Natashia Tierney Lord, Margaret Ridian, Mary 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 McGee, Michael Mensah, Margaret Agnew, Anthony Carberry.

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Dominick Gallagher, Stan Kinnear, Colin Hennessey, Patrick Walkin, Liam Hession, Packie McGoldrick, James Rodgers, Billy Ryan, Philomena O’Donnell, Martin Lyons, Mary Henry, Sean Gavin, John & Norah Craven, Norah & Bill Stevens, Miles & Harry Dixon, Dora & Edward Dixon, Dora & Alan Robert.
Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.

There will be a Second Collection next weekend 6th/7th April to help the millions of people who are struggling to survive in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi after a cyclone destroyed entire towns and villages. Your donation will help reach people in desperate need with food, clean water and shelter. With your support and generosity we can reach the people who really need urgent emergency aid.

(Appeal for volunteer NURSES) The 87th Salford annual diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes, led by Bishop John Arnold, will take place between 25th July and 31st July 2019. Last year we saw a generous response with many doctors willing to offer medical support during the pilgrimage, however we need more registered nurses and health care assistants. If you are interested please telephone the pilgrimage office on 0161 817 2209

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

104 SET DANCE CEILI: St. Mary’s Parish Centre on Saturday 27th April – 8pm till late and Sunday 28th April – 2pm till 5pm. Entertainment provided by the Skylark Céile Band. All Welcome, Young and Old. Contact Eamonn Nolan on 448 8675 or Margaret Waldron on 945 8391

JOB VACANCY FOR TEACHER OF ENGLISH at St. Ambrose College, Hale Barns, Altrincham, WA15 0HE. (Suitable for NQT) Closing date for application: 1st April at noon – Interview: TBC. Further details and application from:

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.

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. Come along and join us for a fun filled evening.

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

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.

We wish a Happy Day to all Mothers
who are still with us and Eternal Rest
to those who have died.

Items for the newsletter including Mass Intentions can be left at St. Mary’s Parish Office or emailed to by Thursday midday at the latest. Please note the weekend newsletter is published on Friday mornings!