Sunday 6th March 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


   FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT   (Mothering Sunday)

   “Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”




   SUNDAY 6th March

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 7th March

9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s


TUESDAY 8th March

9.30am Funeral Service for Anne Marie McNamara

at St. Mary’s

7.00pm Evening Mass at St. Mary’s



9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s


THURSDAY 10th March

12.30pm Funeral Mass for Mary Gail Maloney

at St. Mary’s.

7.30pm Deanery Lenten Station Mass at St. Mary’s


FRIDAY 11th March

9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s


SATURDAY 12th 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

Mon. 7th March: St Perpetua & St Felicity, Martyrs

Tues. 8th March: Saint John of God, Religious

Wed. 9th March: Saint Frances of Rome, Religious


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.

Anne McNamara, Mary Maloney, Mary Gray, Tommy Colleran


Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time: William Maguire


Birthday Remembrance: Kathleen Lyons


Special Intention: Lily Cranny


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


The Word This Week

As today we hear the familiar para­ble of the Prodigal Son (or the Forgiving Father), the message is Reconciliation – the making new of relationships, the healing of past wrongs and the opening of ourselves to the “new creation”. This is just as the Is­raelites opened themselves to the New Cre­ation of the Promised Land, when under Joshua they ended their sojourn in the wilderness after forty years of hardship, and began to eat of the produce of the country. It is all God’s work: it is God who calls us back, and God who welcomes us into the Promised Land of his mercy when we re­turn. So today, let us think not so much of sin and offences, as the new creation God offers us, if we but turn back to him and embrace him as our Father.


LENTEN STATION MASSES: The St. Ambrose Barlow Deanery invites you next Thursday, 10th March to St. Mary’s at 7.30pm. Confessions available before Mass.


SEDER MEAL (PASSOVER MEAL) A very beautiful and prayerful event in our celebration of Holy Week is the meal we share with Churches Together in Levenshulme on Wednesday, 23rd March at 7.15pm in St. Mary’s Parish Centre. Places are limited. Anyone who would like to reserve a place please contact Marie Sartini on 07747 851 239.


INTERNATIONAL EVENING: On Friday, 11th March an International Evening will be held at St. Peter’s RC High School Kirkmanshulme Lane, Gorton at 6pm. Tickets: Adults £3, Children £1 (Children must be accompanied by an adult). Book in advance by phoning 0161 248 1550. See poster in the church porch.


ST. CUTHBERT’S PARISH: On Saturday, 19th March the 6.00pm Vigil Mass in St. Cuthbert’s, Withington will be offered for Canon Kevin O’Connor and all past pupils and teachers of St. Joseph’s High School, Victoria Park.


NORTHERN STAR TRAVEL LTD: Please see details regarding pilgrimages during 2016 to Lourdes from Manchester. Tel. 0161 763 8722 or email See poster for full details at the back of church


Please note due to a big event taking place next Saturday evening 12th March (Rattle N Reel) there will be NO BREAKFAST served in St. Mary’s Parish Centre on Sunday, 13th March.


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 newsletter can be left at the presbytery or emailed to by Thursday midday at the latest. The weekend newsletter is published on Friday mornings.