Sunday 11th August 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 & 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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11th to 17th August 2019

Sunday 11th August
9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s
11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s

Monday 12th August
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

Tuesday 13th August
9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

Wednesday 14th August
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

Thursday 15th August – Holy Day of Obligation
9.30am Morning Mass at St. Mary’s
6.30pm Evening Mass at St. Richard’s

Friday 16th August
10.00am Funeral Mass for Mary Ellen Collins at St. Mary’s

Saturday 17th August
10.00am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at St. Mary’s followed by Mass at 11.00am
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

Feasts of the Week
Mon. 12th Aug: Saint Jane Frances de Chantal, Religious
Tues.13th Aug: Saint Pontian, Pope & St Hippolytus, Priest, Martyrs
Wed. 14th Aug. Saint Maximilian Mary Kolbe, Priest & Martyr
Fri. 16th Aug. Saint Stephen of Hungary

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially Irene Rice, Bridie Coyne, Cath Noone, Sadie McMenamin, Doreen French, Ken Ward, John Collins, Jackie McMenamin, Margaret Sweeney, Veronica Curran, Mary Dunne, Alex Roberts, Benny Woods, Irene McCarroll, Kathleen Cartwright, Anthony Doocey, Carl McGlynn, Colette Robinson, Sadie Deeney, Seamus Gallogly. 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 Collins, Ellen (Nellie) O’Dowd, Canon Paul Mitcheson, Sister Vera Burns, Bridget Doherty, Eugene Henderson.

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Mary Dolan, Séan Dolan, Bridie O’Carroll, Betty Kelly, Sean Devaney, Tommy Nolan, Celia Wallace.
Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.

Under the new data protection law (GDPR) we need ‘explicit consent’ to print in the newsletter the names of those sick parishioners for whom we are praying. If you would like your name or that of a relative added to the Sick List please be aware that if it is for a relative he or she must give their consent for their name to be published in the weekly newsletter.

SAD NEWS: We have heard of the recent death of Canon Paul Mitcheson who died suddenly at the Sisters of the Poor in Longsight. Fr. Mitcheson was in his eighty fourth year, the sixtieth year of his priesthood. Parishioners remember him warmly of his time as Assistant Priest at St. Mary’s from 1960-1970. Bishop Brain celebrated the Requiem Mass at the Cathedral on Thursday 8th August. May he rest in peace.

Next Thursday August 15th is the feast of the Assumption of Our Lady into heaven. The Masses will be 9.30am at St Mary’s and 6.30pm at St. Richard’s.

ROSARY IN PLATT FIELDS PARK: Annual Rosary and Hymns (including Gospel singer, Tom McCourt) at Platt Fields Park (Grangethorpe Road entrance), Manchester on Saturday 7th September at 3pm. Free refreshments and ice cream. Marquee with chairs provided. Contact Sarah Mitchell on 0161 431 0410 for further information.

GARDENING VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED: Can you spare an hour Related imageor two at St. Mary’s during the week to help maintain the lawns and flower beds. Weeding of the flower beds is a major priority. Many hands make light work – no green thumb required! If you can help please see Sean Foy or Michael Cassidy.

CHARITY CONCERT for CLIC Sargent at Levenshulme Baptist Church, Elmsworth Avenue, Levenshulme on Friday 30th August at 7.30pm. Light Classical Entertainment. Free with retiring collection. Free refreshments.

HIRE OF ST. MARY’S PARISH CENTRE: The centre is available for private functions such as Wedding Receptions, Christenings, Conferences and Meetings, Over 21 Birthday Parties and Funeral Receptions. Competitive prices available. The centre has two function rooms that can be hired separately or together. For further information contact Jenny on 07538 474 321.

BINGO every Sunday night at St. Mary’s Parish Centre. Eyes down at 8.00pm. 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

LEGION OF MARY GROUP meet each Thursday after the 9.30am Mass in St. Mary’s Meeting Room. All 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!