Sunday 4th February 2018

Parish Priest: Fr. Michael Dever – Tel. 0161 224 1498
Resident at St. Richard’s Presbytery, Sutcliffe Avenue, Longsight, M12 5TN
Churches: St. Mary of the Angels & St. Clare, Elbow St, Levenshulme, M19 3PY and St. Richard, Sutcliffe Avenue, Longsight, M12 5TN Resident at St. Mary’s Presbytery: Assistant Priest & Hospital Chaplain: Fr. Laurence Gambella
Tel. 0161 224 1895 and Canon David Ryder – Tel. 0161 225 9840 Chaplain Central M/c General Hospitals

Sunday 4th February 2018
“Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”


9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s.
11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s

9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

8.30am Mass at St. Richard’s

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 – 12noon at St. Mary’s
Saturday 4.30pm – 4.50pm at St. Richard’s

Feasts of the Week
Monday 5th Feb. Saint Agatha, Virgin and Martyr
Tuesday 6th Feb. Saint Paul Miki and Companions
Thursday 8th Feb. Saint Jerome Emiliani
Saturday 10th Feb. Saint Scholastica, Virgin

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially Alex Roberts, Niall Henderson, Margaret Timoney, Pauline Thomas, Gail Wright, Colin Hardman, Margaret Delaney, Helen Lukacs and Willie Cronin. 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.
Mary Prendergast

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Samuel Hodkinson, Anne O’Brien, James Regan, Dora Dixon, Mary, Tom & Tommie Walsh, James Pitman, Martin Marer, John Ward, John McLaughlin, John Murphy.

LEGION OF MARY GROUP meet every Thursday morning in St. Mary’s Meeting Room at 10.00am. New members most welcome to come along.

ST. MARY’S SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME: Today (Sunday) at the 11 o’clock Mass we welcome our children and their families. During Mass we will bless water as a reminder of the importance of our baptism. As always we accompany them with our prayers.

SAFEGUARDING OF CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE & VULNERABLE ADULTS is at the heart of the Church’s mission. There is no place in the Church, or indeed society, for abuse, which can affect people for their entire lives. The Diocese recognise that with increased reporting and the ongoing national enquiry it has raised awareness of abuse and this may have led to individuals to reflect on their own experiences. The Diocese of Salford encourages all those who have any concerns of abuse past or present by any person connected to the Diocese to report such abuse to either Dawn Lundergan, Safeguarding Co-ordinator or Cath Taylor, Safeguarding Officer via the following contact details. Telephone 0161 817 2206 or email: or

SCHOOL RECEPTIONIST REQUIRED A.S.A.P. AT Saint Ambrose College, Hale Barns, Altrincham, WA15 0HE. Salary NJC 15: Actual Salary: £14,972.14 pa. Full time term time (plus inset days and 5 days during the summer break). 36.25 hrs. per week. 8.15am – 4.15pm (45 min. unpaid break). Closing date for applications Friday 16th February 2018. Interviews to be held the week commencing Wednesday 21st February 2018. See poster for full details.

ANNUAL DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES led by the Right Reverend John Arnold – Bishop of Salford. By AIR from 27th July to 2nd August 2018. For further details telephone the Lourdes Pilgrimage Office at 817 2209 or website lourdes.pilgrimage@dioceseofsalford.

FUNDRAISER EVENTS: Sunday 11th February 4.30pm to 6.30pm at Captain Jak’s Funhouse, Houldsworth Mill, Houldsworth St, Reddish. All proceeds to be donated to St. Mary’s Primary School, Levenshulme to help replace items taken in a burglary. Tickets £5. Tel. 432 4020. See Poster for full details.
Friday 23rd February: Lisburne School for children with special & complex needs in Stockport are holding a Fundraising Night 7pm till late at St. Kentigern’s Irish Social Club Wilbraham Rd, M14 7DW. All funds raised will go towards playground and sensory outdoor equipment. Tickets available from Fiddlers Green Pub 224 2254, Tommy 07812 174 392 or Martina on 07968 035 027. See poster for full details.

SERVICE OF BLESSISNG FOR ENGAGED COUPLES: On Saturday 10th February Bishop John will be leading a Special Service of Blessing for Engaged Couples at Salford Cathedral, Chapel Street, Salford, M3 5LL at 3pm. During the Celebration there will be a particular Blessing upon all couples getting married during this year.

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!