Sunday 7th April 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.

“Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”

7th to 13th 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

Monday 9.15am Funeral Mass at St. Richard’s for Margaret Flanagan.
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 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
Saturday 10.00am Holy Hour followed by Massat 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
Thursday 11th April: Saint Stanislaus, Bishop and Martyr
Saturday 13th April: Saint Martin I, Pope and Martyr

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.
Margaret Flanagan, Michael Mensah, Nora McGee, Vanessa Rudden, Beatrice Roche.

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Fr. Peter Kitchen, Attracta & Jimmy Prendergast, Dennis Kavanagh, Hughie Jones, James McNeill, Joseph Murtagh, Catherine Roche, Denise Lamb.
Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.

Special Intentions: Margaret Sweeney, Harry Bailey, Mary Clarke.

There will be a Second Collection this 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.

REFLECTION ON THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS:  St. Mary’s Year 4 Class invite you to come along to St. Mary’s Primary School next  Wednesday 10th April from 2.15pm – 2.45pm and join them in a reflection in the forest school grounds.

SEDER MEAL (PASSOVER MEAL) A beautiful and prayerful event in our celebration of Holy Week is the meal we share with Churches Together in Levenshulme on Wednesday 17th April at 7.00pm in St. Mary’s Parish Hall. Entry is FREE, but names are needed for catering purposes. If you would like to join us please contact Marie Sartini on 07747 851 239 or drop a note with your names on through the parish door at the side of church.

LENTEN SERVICES take place during Lent every Wednesday evening from 7.30pm at St. Peter’s Church, Barlow Road, Levenshulme. All Welcome.

PILGRIMAGE TO LINDISFARNE FOR YOUNG ADULTS (20s AND 30s) from Wednesday 24th April to Sunday 28th April 2019. A time to walk along part of St. Cuthbert’s way, and spend time on the beautiful island of Lindisfarne. Accommodation is in a basic bunkhouse near St. Cuthbert’s cave. Cost £85 to cover food and accommodation. For more information email or find us on Facebook (FCJ Young Adult Network).

87th SALFORD DIOCESAN LOURDES PILGRIMAGE from Thursday 25th – Wednesday 31st July 2019 led by Bishop John Arnold. Prices start at £749 for 6 night’s full board accommodation. Return flights from Manchester Airport. All bookings to be made through Joe Walsh Tours. For booking forms and more information tel. 0161 820 8790 or email

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

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.

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!