Sunday 13th January 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.

THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD “Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”

13th – 19th January 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

Mon.-10am Funeral Mass for Maureen Fallon – St. Mary’s
Tuesday – 9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s led by Yr.5 Children
Wednesday – 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
Thurs.- 10am Funeral Mass for Mary Mackrell – St. Mary’s
Friday – 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
Saturday – 11.00am Mass at 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 17th January: Saint Anthony, Abbot
Saturday 19th January: Saint Wulstan, Bishop

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially Kathleen Cartwright, John Doherty, Colette Robinson, Sadie Deeney, Joyce Brennan, Gary Conway, Natashia Tierney Lord, Margaret Ridian, Mary & John McGlade, Patricia Maguire, Jim & Claire Cleary, Arthur Burke, Angela Christie, Stephen Cassidy, Margaret Moran, Alan Mullahy, Seamus Gallogly, Owen Bartlett, Carl McGlynn.
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.
Maureen Fallon, Mary Mackrell, Jim Quinn, Beatrice Rose, Johnny Duffy, Rosanna Early.

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Rita Campion, Margaret Comerford, Liz Prendergast, Mary Ellen Prendergast, Charles Coughlan, Hughie Muldowney, Mary McDermott, Thomas Maloney.
Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace, Amen.

CATHOLIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION: Next Tuesday, 15th January at 7.30pm there will be a meeting at St. Mary’s Presbytery for Catholic healthcare practitioners to meet together, to discuss aspects of medical ethics and faith and sharing experiences. For further information contact Dr. Mark Coley, the secretary of the Manchester CMA branch, at or Fr. Laurence Gambella, chaplain at the central M/c hospitals, on 0161 276 4247.

ST. MARY’S CAFOD & CORNERSTONE WALL BOXES: Due to your generous donations during 2018 we were able to send cheques for £604.75 to Cafod and £339.77 to Cornerstone. A letter of acknowledgement from Sr. Maria at Cornerstone can be found on the notice board in the porch.

Please join us if you can at St. Mary’s. We say the Rosary at the beginning of each Mass. Please come 20 minutes early and join in this prayer for our parish community.

Irish Community Care, Manchester have a vacancy for an Information and Advice Support Worker to deliver Irish Community Care Manchester’s Community information, advice and support services, managing case work and ongoing support. Hrs. 30 hours per week (Monday to Friday) Salary £18,311 for 30 hrs. Annual Leave: 25 days plus bank holidays (Pro Rata). Place of Work: ICCM’s office at ‘Inspire’ 747 Stockport Road, M19 3AR. Contact: or telephone 0161 205 9105 for an application pack.

Hospital Chaplaincies: MRI/Christies – 0161 276 4247
Wythenshawe – 0161 291 2297
Parish Safeguarding Officer: Debbie Crean – 07806 780 272
Gift Aid Co-ordinator: Richard Molloy – 07791 925 190
RCIA (Journey in Faith): Maria Sartini – 07747 851 239
Hall Bookings: Jenny Jones – 07538 474 321

A locally based Catholic indoor 5a-side football squad playing on Wednesday nights between 6pm-10pm near Hough End, are looking for new players – all abilities and ages welcome. Telephone Jack Glouck on 07825 052 019 for further details.

BINGO: Bingo Night is held every Sunday at 8pm in the Lounge area of St. Mary’s Community Centre. Come along and join us.

A weekly meeting is held each Thursday after the 9.30am morning Mass in St. Mary’s Meeting Room. If anyone is interested in what we do you are very welcome to attend. For more information, come along and meet us.

ST. RICHARD’S COFFEE MORNING is held every Wednesday in the Sacristy after morning Mass. Everyone welcome to come along.

Please take a copy of the newsletter 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!