Sunday 8th March 2020

Parish Priest: Fr. Michael Dever – Tel. 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. Laurence Gambella, Tel. 0161 224 1895 Assistant Priest & Hospital Chaplain & Fr. Martin Dowd, Tel. 0161 225 9840 Chaplain to the Central M/c Hospitals.


“Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”

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8th –14th March 2020

Sunday 8th March
9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s – 11am Mass at St. Mary’s
6pm Stations of the Cross at St. Mary’s led by parishioners

Monday 9th March                                    Tuesday 10th March
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s                    9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

Wednesday 11th March                          Thursday 12th March
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s                    9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

Friday 13th March
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

Saturday 14th March
10.00am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at St. Mary’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 – 12 noon at St. Mary’s
Saturday 4.30pm – 4.50pm at St. Richard’s

Feast of the Week
Monday 9th March: Saint Frances of Rome, Religious

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially Lena Griffin, Kathleen Hayes, John O’Hara, Margaret Grimes, Karen Joyce, Anne O’Brien, John Coyne, Bridie Coyne, Matt Stenson, Janet Carroll, Pauline Brown, Bill Henderson, Nellie Ferris, Barbara Williams, Kathleen Grimes, Noreen Varley, Maureen Kennedy, Carl McGlynn, Sadie McMenamin, John Harte, Pat & Patricia Gallogly, Paddy McNallion, Willie John Kerrigan, Margaret Coyle, Patricia Maguire, Margaret Regan, Mary McDermott, Simon & Gillian Bryant, Kathleen McGuigan, Hannah Walsh, Finn Collins, Mary McGlade, Gary Jameson, Julie Mulrennan, Ken Ward, John Collins, Margaret Sweeney, Veronica Curran, Mary Dunne, Irene McCarroll, Kathleen Cartwright, Sadie Deeney. 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.
Frank Coleman, Eddie O’Connor, Michael McGee (Month’s Mind)

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Christopher Cuddy, Tony Moran, Michael Moran, Josephine McGinley, Bridget Kedian
Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen

LENT: During the season of Lent the celebration of Stations of the Cross will start at 6pm every Sunday evening in St. Mary’s Church, led by parishioners.
The Service of Reconciliation will take place at St. Mary’s Church on Tuesday 24th March at 7pm

This weekend Wayne Derbyshire, a member of the Passionist, will speak at Mass at St. Richard’s Church about two important anniversaries that will be celebrated during this year

Eucharist Minister: Saturday 6.30pm Mass
Mary Reilly, Sean Foy
Eucharist Ministers – Sunday 11am Mass
Michael Cassidy, George Stenson, Sharon Wilson,
Mary Dowling, Sheila Donelon.
Saturday Readers 6.30pm – James Mahon, Quinn Mahon,
Lennon Mahon.
Sunday Readers – Peggy Sweeney, Priya Armitage
Offertory Counting Team – Group 3
J. Sweeney, S. Brennan, E. Brennan

Elizabeth Prout and the birth of a unique Passionist community.
Thursday 19th March: St. Mary’s Presbytery at 7.30pm
A short film on the founding of the Sisters of the Cross and Passion, including prayers and a time for reflection and discussion.
Pilgrimage to the National Passionist Shrine on Sunday 5th April (Palm Sunday). Departing St. Mary’s Church at 12.30pm.

All EU, EEA and Swiss citizens living in the UK are required by the government to apply through its Settlement Scheme to continue living, working and accessing services here. The deadline for applications is 30th June 2021. Details and links to the application process can be found at: Please bring this to the attention of friends, family members and fellow parishioners who may need to
apply. Information on assistance for those who may have difficulty applying is available at: Please note Irish citizens do not need to apply. The Catholic Church in England and Wales stands in solidarity with all European citizens who have made their homes here.

Sacred Heart, Gorton on Thursday 12th March at 7.30pm
St. Joseph’s, Longsight on Thursday 19th March at 7.30pm.
Reconciliation Service with individual Confession & Absolution at St. Catherine of Siena, Didsbury on Thursday 26th March at 7.30pm.

Saint Ambrose College, Hale Barns, Altrincham, WA15 0HE are seeking teachers, who wish to work part-time in the following subjects: RE, Drama, Math’s, DT, Computing, History, Economics, Spanish and English. Applications available from the school website: Return completed applications by email Closing date Friday 13th March 2020 at 12 noon.

MISSIO/RED MISSION BOXES: St. Mary’s Promoters will be calling round shortly to empty member’s red mission boxes. If you have not had your box emptied for some time please either bring the box to church and leave in the Sacristy or phone Winnie at the office on 248 8836. Thank you.

ST. RICHARD’S COFFEE MORNING is held every Wednesday in the Sacristy after the 9.15am morning Mass.

LEGION OF MARY GROUP: Meet each Thursday after the 9.30am Mass in St. Mary’s Meeting Room. New members welcome.

BINGO every Sunday night in St. Mary’s Parish Centre. Eyes down at 8pm. Come along and join us for a fun filled evening.

Please take a copy of the newsletter home to remind you of the times of services and events during the coming week. Please 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!