Sunday 3rd April 2022


                Parish Priest: Fr. Michael DeverTel. 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. Martin Dowd, Chaplain to the Central Manchester Hospital



Sunday 3rd April 2022                               


FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT                  

 “Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”                    


“If there is one of you who has not sinned,  let him be the first to throw a stone at her.



From Sunday 3rd to Saturday 9th April

Sunday: 9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s – 11am at St. Mary’s

6pm Stations of the Cross at St. Mary’s led by parishioners

Monday: 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

Tuesday: 9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

Wednesday: 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

Thurs.10am Funeral Mass for Laura Greenwood/St. Richards

Friday:      9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

Saturday: 11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s

Vigil Mass 5pm at St. Richard’s & 6.30pm at St. Mary’s

Saturday’s 10am – 11am Exposition at St. Marys Church


Confessions: Saturday 11.30am – 12 noon at St. Mary’s

                        Saturday 4.30pm to 4.50pm at St. Richard’s


Feast of the Week

Monday: St. Isidore, Bishop & Doctor of the Church

Tuesday: St. Vincent Ferrer, Priest

Thursday: St. John Baptist de la Salle, Priest


Pray for the Sick and Housebound and all those who are suffering from the coronavirus and others who are sick at this time, including Sarah & Stacey Todd,  Tom Dunne, Nancy Boyle, Bryne Lynch,  Michael Browne,  Mike Clyne,   Kathleen McLaughlin, Margaret Cawley,  Kathleen McGuigan,  Maureen Kennedy,  Kathleen Durkan, Neville Wright,  Graham Edwards, Karl McGlynn,  Steven Teague, Margaret McAteer, Frank Kelly, Jackson Giles, Joe Micalef, Jim Hynes, Anna Kerrigan, Maria Valgamilli, Judy Miller, Alan Smith, Sarah Mitchell,  Mary Regan, Mary McGlade,  Christine Jackson, Mary Dunne.

Please inform the Parish Office if anyone needs to be taken off this list.


Lately Dead: Laura Greenwood, Bob Dolan, Seamus Buckley, Pat Jones. Anniversary: Patrick & Sean Gavin, Pauline Thomas, Fr. Peter Kitchen, Dennis Kavanagh, Hughie Jones.


HOLY COMMUNION AT HOME: Our Eucharistic Ministers are able to take Holy Communion once more to the sick and housebound at home (though not yet to those in nursing homes). It’s possible now that some who used to attend Mass regularly before the pandemic may not now feel fit enough to return. Would you like Holy Communion to be brought to you at home? Please contact Fr. Dever (224 1498) or the Parish Office (248 8836).


WEEKLY NEWSLETTER: Please take a copy of the newsletter home to remind you of the times of services and events during the coming week. Please give a copy to anyone you know who is sick or housebound.

First Holy Communion will take place on:

Sunday 15th May at 1pm at St. Mary’s

Thursday 19th May at 6.30pm St. Richard’s 1st Group  

Thursday 26th May at 6.30pm St. Richard’s 2nd Group


GIFT AID – If you do not already gift aid your weekly offerings could we ask that you please consider signing up for Gift Aid.

How does Gift Aid work?

As a UK taxpayer, you will pay tax on your earnings, pensions or savings, at either a basic rate of 20% or a higher rate of 40%.

Therefore, as you have paid tax on your income that you are then donating to charity, the Government allows the charity to reclaim this tax back. This enables the parish to receive an extra 25% on top of your offering. If you would like more information please contact the Parish Gift Aid Coordinator Richard Molloy on 07791 925 190.


MISSIO (RED BOX HOLDERS) Thank you to those who have brought in Mission donations during March. If you are unable to bring in the contents of your box please contact Winnie in the Parish Office (248 8836) and arrangements will be made to collect it.


EASTER CHICKS will be on sale this weekend 2nd/3rd April at both churches. All proceeds will go to the Little Sisters of the Poor Care Home in Manchester.


DAY TRIP TO LLANDUDNO: Saturday 30th April. Coach leaving from St. Mary’s Car Park at 8.50am, Return journey leaving Llandudno at 5.30pm, Cost £13 per person. See Peggy Sweeny or Bridie Mulligan to reserve a seat on the coach.


FROM THE DIOCESE: Caritas Diocese of Salford response to war in Ukraine. As we prepare for the arrival of Ukrainian people arriving in Salford Diocese, we have included a Donate Button to our updates on the website: Funds raised will be available to individuals and groups hosting people to provide the practical support (e.g. purchase items left behind) and to facilitate support, advice and signposting.

Young Adults Mass St Augustine’s Church, Grosvenor Street, All Saints, Manchester, M15 6BW Sunday 10th April 2022, 5.30pm. We are delighted to announce the return of our regular Mass for Young Adults. The Mass will take place on the second Sunday of every month at St Augustine’s Catholic Church, Grosvenor St, Manchester. Our next Mass will be at 5.30pm on Sunday 10 April – Palm Sunday – and will include a short talk on next year’s World Youth Day, and a social event following the celebration of the Mass. All are very welcome to attend. For any further questions, please email Alex at


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!