Sunday 12th August 2018


Parish Priest: Fr. Michael Dever – Tel. 0161 224 1498
Resident at St. Richard’s Presbytery, Sutcliffe Avenue, 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. Martin Dowd, Tel. 0161 225 9840 Chaplain to the Central M/c Hospitals and Fr. Laurence Gambella, Tel. 0161 224 1895 Assistant Priest & Hospital Chaplain.


“Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”

12th August – 18th August 2018

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

Monday 13th – Mass in St. Richard’s at 9.15am
Tuesday 14th – Mass in St. Mary’s at 9.30am
Tuesday Evening Reception in St. Mary’s at 7.00pm of the Body of Kathleen Marion Molloy.
Wednesday 15th – (Holy Day of Obligation)
Mass in St. Richard’s at 9.15am
Funeral Mass in St. Mary’s at 10.00am for
Kathleen Marian Molloy.
Wednesday Evening Mass in St. Mary’s at 7.00pm
Thursday 16th – Mass in St. Mary’s at 9.30am
Friday 17th – Mass in St. Richard’s at 9.15am
Saturday 18th – Mass in St. Mary’s at 11.00am
Saturday 2.00pm Nuptial Mass at St. Mary’s for
Gavin O’Connor & Amy Morgan.

After Morning Mass on Saturday at St. Mary’s
Before Vigil Mass on Saturday evening at St. Richard’s
4.30pm – 4.50pm

Feasts of the Week
Mon. 13th August: Saints Pontian, Pope, & Hippolytus, Bishop
Tues. 14th August: St Maximilian Mary Kolbe, Priest & Martyr
Wed. 15th August: THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY (Holy Day of Obligation)
Thurs. 16th August: Saint Stephen of Hungary

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially Alan Mullahy, Seamus Gallogly, Nellie O’Dowd, Philip Snape, Owen Bartlett, Carl McGlynn, Sheila Phillips, Alex Roberts, Margaret Timoney.
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.
Kathleen Molloy, Eddie Bell

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Tommy Nolan, Celia Wallace, Margaret Kennedy, Maria Leonard. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen

DATA PROTECTION ACT 2018: New laws mean that people’s names, contact details and personal information about them can only be published with their consent. For example, if you wish to have a Mass celebrated for somebody who is living, e.g. ‘Mrs Smith, speedy recovery’, then Mrs Smith must give permission for her name and that information about her to be published in the newsletter.

PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK SHRINE: Fully escorted Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, Ireland, 24th September 2018. £599 per person sharing. Price includes flight with 10kg hand luggage, all taxes, luxury transfers, 4 nights in Knock House Hotel with full Irish Breakfast each morning and 4 Course Dinner each evening. All entertainment, excursions and guided tours included. Wheelchair accessible rooms in the hotel. Limited single rooms at supplement of £100. Contact Patricia on 01268 762 278 or 07740 175 557 or email

CHILDREN’S SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME 2018/19: The programme is the means by which baptised children can complete their journey into full membership of the Catholic Church. Children are provided with support to make the sacrament of Reconciliation (formerly first Confession) and their first Holy Communion. Whilst most of the children who attend our programme will be in Year 3 in either St. Mary’s or St. Richard’s RC Primary school, we extend a warm welcome to children from other schools who live in the Parish to join us. If your child doesn’t attend either St. Mary’s or St. Richard’s and you are interested in enrolling them in the programme for 2018-19 please contact Fr. Dever on 224 1498 (St. Richard’s) or Marie Sartini on 07747 851 239 (St. Mary’s). The calendar of dates for 2018-19 will be available at a later date.

NHS EXPERT PATIENTS PROGRAMME is a free NHS course to help you stay well with a long-term health condition and feel more in control of your health. The course is also open to carers, and is held once a week over 6 weeks and is run at local venues across Manchester. If you feel you would like to find out more phone the referral team on 0161 371 2105. A staff member will be happy to discuss the programme and answer any questions you may have.

ROTAS: If you are on one of the rotas for a ministry during a Mass, will you please try to remember to arrange a swap if you are going to be away when you’re ‘on duty’. Thank you.

BINGO: Please note there will be NO BINGO next Sunday 19th August. But back to normal on Sunday 26th August at 8pm in the Lounge area of the parish community centre.

ST. RICHARD’S COFFEE MORNING held each Wednesday in the Sacristy after the 9.15am Mass. All Welcome

LEGION OF MARY GROUP meet every Thursday in St. Mary’s Meeting Room after the 9.30am Mass. New members most welcome.

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