Sunday 3rd March 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”

3rd to 9th 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 led by school children
7pm Reconciliation Service (First Confession) at St. Mary’s
Ash Wednesday – 9.15am Morning Mass at St. Richard’s
7.00pm Evening Mass at St. Mary’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
Monday 4th March: Saint Casimir
Ash Wednesday 6th March: Day of Fasting and Abstinence
Thursday 7th March: Saint Perpetua and Saint Felicity, Martyrs
Friday 8th March: Saint John of God, Religious
Saturday 9th March: Saint Frances of Rome, Religious

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, 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. Christopher Cuddy, William (Liam) Hession, John McGlade, Joyce Brennan, Michael Lynam, Bronwen Ward, Chris Sykes, Billy Ryan, Patrick Walsh (Month’s Mind).

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Thomas Colleran, Elizabeth Green, James Prendergast
Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace, Amen.

WALK WITH ME BOOKLETS: Free copies of Lenten Walk with Me are available at the back of church. Why not take some to the sick and housebound in your neighbourhood?

Further to this weekend’s Pastoral Letter from Bishop John, we will be screening the video Global Healing in the Meeting Room in St. Mary’s Presbytery on Wednesday 13th March at 7pm. Please come along and play your part in caring for our common home. If there is some interest, we may be able to run a series of reflections on the Wednesday evenings of Lent.

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.
CEILI – in St. Mary’s Parish Centre on Sunday 17th March from 3pm – 5pm. Everyone welcome, just come along and enjoy an afternoon of dancing to celebrate the feast of St. Patrick..
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.

MISSIO/RED MISSION BOXES: In the last year, members of the Red Box in St. Mary’s Church have raised over £2,375.81. A Big Thank you! Through the Red Box you enable priests to celebrate Mass in far-flung corners of the world; provide bicycles for parish catechists to get around their vast parishes; and help train future priests and sisters to be missionaries. St. Mary’s promoters will be calling round during the month of March to empty member’s boxes. If you don’t already have a red box and would like further information please telephone the office on 248 8836.

LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR: Chocolate Easter Chicks will be on sale next weekend 9th/10th March at St. Mary’s and St. Richard’s. All proceeds will go towards the upkeep of St. Joseph’s Nursing Home, Longsight.

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!