Sunday 13th October 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”


13th to 19th October 2019

Sunday 13th October
9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s
11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s

Monday 14th October                               Tuesday 15th October
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s                    9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

Wednesday 16th October                        Thursday 17th October
9.15am Mass St. Richard’s                         9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

Friday 18th October 
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

Saturday 19th October
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
Monday 13th Oct. Saint Callistus I, Pope and Martyr
Tuesday 15th Oct. Saint Teresa of Jesus, Virgin and Doctor
Wednesday 16th Oct. Saint Hedwig, Religious
Thursday 17th Oct. St Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr
Friday Saint Luke, Evangelist
Saturday 19th Oct. Saint John de Brebeuf & St Isaac Jogues, Priests

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially Tom Cassidy, James Ruddy, Margaret Duffy, Kathleen McGuigan, Hannah Walsh, John & Margaret Scholes, Baby Jackson, Finn Collins, Eta O’Malley, Mary McGlade, Gary Jameson, Joyce Lyons, Julie Mulrennan, Irene Rice, Bridie Coyne, Sadie McMenamin, Doreen French, Ken Ward, John Collins, Jackie McMenamin, Margaret Sweeney, Veronica Curran, Mary Dunne, Irene McCarroll, Kathleen Cartwright, Anthony Doocey, Carl McGlynn, Colette Robinson, 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. Margaret McCormack.

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Gabriel Murphy, Nora Varley, Mark Varley, Margaret Varley, Daniel Blaney, Anne Pickering, Fr. Michael Doyle, Jim Ward, Bridget & James Quinn.

Birthday Remembrance. Hugh Caulfield.
Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.

SUNDAY 13th OCTOBER: Please note there will be NO BREAKFAST served in St. Mary’s Parish Centre after the 11 o’clock Mass today due to unforeseen circumstances. Back to normal next Sunday 20th October.

JOURNEY IN FAITH PROGRAMAME: The R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) programme will begin on Wednesday 23rd October 2019 at 7.15pm in the Meeting Room at St. Mary’s Presbytery for those who wish to be received into the Church at Easter 2020. If you are interested please come along to this meeting when an introductory explanation of the process will be explained. No commitment is made by coming along. If you would like further details please contact Marie Sartini on 07747 851 239.

CATHOLIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION: All healthcare workers are invited to join the Catholic Medical Association which meets at St. Mary’s Church every third Tuesday of the month from October to June at 7.30pm for Mass, mutual support and speaker-led discussions about medical and ethical issues. The next meeting will take place on Tuesday 15th October 2019. For further information please contact the secretary Dr. Mark Coley on or the chaplain Fr. Laurence Gambella on 0161 276 4247.

THANK YOU to everyone who came along and supported the fundraising night last Saturday night in aid of Fr. Pat Clarke’s Mission in Sao Paulo which was badly damaged by the recent floods. Thanks also to the people who donated prizes and helped to organise the event. The amount of over £1700 was raised. Fr. Pat sends his grateful thanks to all who supported the event.

MESSAGE FROM KATHLEEN GALLOGLY: On behalf of the whole family I would like to thank you for your support, Mass Cards and lovely letters following the death of Seamus. This has meant a great deal to us all. The wonderful sum of £1,245 was raised for charities at his funeral. Your generosity is a great tribute to him. Thank you.

ST. MARY’S CHRISTMAS FAIR: There will be a meeting in the parish centre next Sunday 20th October after the 11 o’clock Mass to discuss ideas and arrangements for this year’s fair which will take place on Sunday 24th November at 12 noon. We are looking for new ideas and suggestions to make this year’s fair a success, so please come along.

A MANDATORY COLLECTION WILL BE TAKEN NEXT WEEKEND FOR MISSIO to help missionaries rescue more vulnerable children and give them the skills to break free from exploitation and abuse.

A night of song, music, dance and stories. The humour and the craic guaranteed on Thursday 24th October 2019 at 8pm at the Irish World Heritage Centre. Tickets £15. For tickets and further information call 0161 205 4007.

FOR RENT: LEVENSHULME Nicely Furnished Small Flat. Suit respectable gentleman – reference required. Tel: 0161 224 2339.

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.

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!