Sunday 14th July 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 M/c Hospitals.


“Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”


14th to 20th July 2019

9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s
11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s
6pm Reception of the body of Patrick Neary at St. Mary’s

9.30am Funeral Mass for Patrick Neary at St. Mary’s

9.30am St. Mary’s Year 6 Leavers Mass at St. Mary’s

9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

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 15th July: Saint Bonaventure, Bishop and Doctor
Tuesday 16th July: Our Lady of Mount Carmel,
Principal Patron of the Diocese
Friday 19th July: Saint John Plessington, Priest and Martyr
Saturday 20th July: Saint Apollinaris, Bishop and Martyr

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, Hannah Walsh, 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.
Patrick Neary, Tommy McKenna, Angela Murphy, Tom Riding, Declan McHugh, Monica Goldrick

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Séan Barrett, J.P. Regan, Joseph Regan, Thomas Maloney, Keith Shawcross.
Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.

Special Intention: Karen Beech, Eugene Henderson

TODAY IS SEA SUNDAY, when the Church prays for all those who live and work at sea. Without them we would not have most of the items we buy in the shops. Today’s second collection is for Stella Maris (Apostleship of the Sea), the Church’s official maritime welfare agency. It supports seafarers both practically and spiritually. This collection is vital to enable it to continue its work.

SCHOOL LEAVERS: Next Friday, 19th July Year 6 pupils from both St. Richard’s and St. Mary’s will be leaving primary school. We wish them well in their new schools. The jump from primary to secondary education is always a major change. We hope that our boys and girls will look back fondly on their time at St. Richard’s and St. Mary’s.

MEN’S SUPPORT GROUP: The next meeting of the men’s group will be on Friday 19th July at 7pm in St. Mary’s Presbytery Meeting Room. Please feel free to come along. For further information contact Fr. Laurence on 0161 224 1895.

CARDINAL NEWMAN CANONIZATION: Pope Francis will canonise Blessed John Henry Newman in St Peter’s Square on Sunday 13th October 2019 alongside 4 others. This will make Cardinal Newman the first English person who has lived since the 17th century officially recognised as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church. John Henry Newman (1801-1890) was ordained as a Church of England priest and soon became the leader of the Oxford Movement but converted to Catholicism in 1845. He founded the Oratory in England and was later made a cardinal. When he died at the age of 89, more than 15,000 people lined the streets of Birmingham for his funeral.

The groups below will be finishing for their summer holidays on the following dates:

                                                                Date Finish          Date Resume 
St. Mary’s Active Retirement Group    18th  July                5th Sept.
Set Dancing Classes                             24th July                4th Sept.
I.C.C. Social Group                                30th July              10th Sept.
Tom Cliff Classes                                   31st July                3rd Sept.
Line Dancing Classes                            12th Aug.              2nd Sept.

HIRE OF ST. MARY’S PARISH CENTRE: The centre is available for private functions such as Wedding Receptions, Christenings, Meetings, Over 21 Birthday Parties and Funeral Receptions. 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!