Sunday 15th September 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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15th to 21st September 2019

Sunday 15th September
9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s
11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s

Monday 16th September
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

Tuesday 17th September                   Wednesday 18th September
9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s                      9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

Thursday 19th September                     Friday 20th September
9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s                       9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

Saturday 21st September
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. 16th Sept. St. Cornelius, Pope & St. Cyprian, Bishop, Martyrs
Tues. 17th Sept. Saint Robert Bellarmine, Bishop & Doctor
Thurs. 19th Sept. Saint Theodore of Canterbury, Bishop
Fri. 20th Sept. St Andrew Kim Tae-gᴕn, Priest
Sat. 21st Sept. Saint Matthew, Apostle & Evangelist

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially John & Margaret Scholes, Baby Jackson, Finn Collins, Patrick Morrissey, 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.
Georgina Mitchell, Seamus Gallogly, Joe Hennigan, Vera Hogan, Greta Byrne, Packie Doherty, Peter Gillespie, Bernadette Hopkins, Eugene McElroy, Michael Liam Lewis Boland.

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. James McGinley, Brian Beech, John McGee, John Rush, Richard Fitzpatrick, Patrick Hogan.

Birthday Remembrance. Phelim Clerkin, Nora McNeill
Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.

The Funeral Mass for the late Vera Hogan is at St. Peter’s RC Church, 16 Green Lane, Hazel Grove, SK7 4EA on Monday, 16th September at 12.00noon.

MANDATORY COLLECTION FOR HOME MISSION SUNDAY THIS WEEKEND: The Home Mission Office is a national organisation that helps the local Church engage in the vital mission of Evangelisation. This weekend, they ask for our prayers and our financial support through the second collection.

St Richard’s School is celebrating 50 years of Catholic education in 2019. We will begin the year with a series of celebrations and would like to invite anyone who has/has had connections with the school, as well as parishioners, to visit on any of the days/times below.
Monday 23rd Sept. 1.30pm Mass in St Richard’s Church -KS2 Classes, followed by afternoon tea in St Richard’s Hall. Parents/carers & parishioners welcome.

Tuesday 24th Sept. 9.15am Assembly for Years 5 & 6 – Main Hall, followed by coffee morning in St Richard’s Hall. Parents/carers & parishioners welcome.
5.30 – 7.00pm Open Evening for current & ex-pupils & families. (School staff will be available to show small groups around the school).

Wednesday 25th Sept. 9.15am Assembly for Years 3 & 4 – Main Hall, followed by coffee morning in St Richard’s Hall. Parents/carers & parishioners welcome.

Thursday 26th Sept.. 9.15am Assembly for Years 1 & 2 – Main Hall, followed by coffee morning in St Richard’s Hall. Parents/carers & parishioners welcome.

Monday 30th Sept. 9.30am Mass in St Richard’s Church -EYFS & KS1 Classes, followed by coffee morning in St Richard’s Hall. Parents/carers & parishioners welcome.


We have a vacancy for a lunchtime organiser to start as soon as possible. The hours of work are 11.45am to 1.15pm term time only (38 weeks worked, 43.5 weeks paid). The hourly rate of pay is £9.60 per hour. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS and suitable references. Please register your interest with the school office by Friday 20th September. Tel. 0161 224 5552 E:

A fundraising night in aid of Fr. Pat Clarke’s Mission in Sao Paulo, which has been badly devastated by recent floods, will be held at St. Mary’s Parish Centre on Saturday, 5th October at 7.00pm. Dancing to JIB Country Sounds Disco, plus licenced bar, Grand Raffle, plus many prizes. Advance Tickets £3 available now from Sean Foy Tel. 07588 233 712 and Tommy Dolan Tel. 292 6314.

Deanery of St. Ambrose Barlow: Music Ministry Meetup
St. Kentigern’s Social Club, Fallowfield, M14 7DW
Monday 23rd September 2019, 7.30pm. All singers, musicians, organists and musical directors from the deanery of St. Ambrose Barlow are invited to this music ministry deanery meetup.

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!