Sunday 16th December 2018

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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.

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“Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey



16th to 22nd December 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 – 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
Tuesday- 9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s
Wed. – 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
Thursday – 9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s
7.30pm Reconciliation Service at 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

BAPTISM: By appointment only
MARRIAGE: 6 months’ notice must be given

Feasts of the Week
Friday 21st Dec. Saint Peter Canisius, priest and doctor

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially Ann Doherty, Sadie Deeney, Joyce Brennan, Gary Conway, Natashia Tierney Lord, Patricia Johnson, Margaret Ridian, Mary Geoghan, Mary & John McGlade, Patricia Maguire, Jim & Claire Cleary, Annie Maloney, Beta, Rahela & Ana Dumitru, Arthur Burke, Angela Christie, Stephen Cassidy, Kathleen Moriarty, 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.
Thomas Keenan, John Ojei.

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Maureen Rice, Eileen Walsh.

Birthday Remembrance: Patrick Walkin

Christmas Mass: Eddie & Martin Bell
Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.

Under the new data protection law (GDPR) we need ‘explicit consent’ in order to print in the newsletter the names of those sick parishioners for whom we are praying. If you would like your name or that of a relative added to the Sick List please be aware that if it is for a relative he or she must give their consent for their name to be published in the weekly newsletter.

Image result for santa claus imagesST. MARY CHRISTMAS FAIR TODAY – Doors open at 12noon. Come along and have a mooch around our various stalls of homemade cakes, fancy goods, toiletries, bric-a-brac, and lots more. Santa Claus has promised to visit us, so please bring the little ones along. There will also be some great raffle prizes to be won, including the draw in our Christmas Raffle. Refreshments will also be available including scones & cakes, tea/coffee and Gaelic coffee. Bring the family! Please do pop along and support this parish event.

Related imagePARISH ADVENT RECONCILIATION SERVICE will take place at St. Mary’s Church next Thursday 20th December at 7.30pm. There is no better way to prepare for Christmas than by the reception of the Sacrament of God’s Mercy. Please try to use this time.

CORNERSTONE DAY CENTRE: At this particular time of year Cornerstone Day Centre are in urgent need of sleeping bags, rucksacks and good quality used clothing and bedding. Also tinned and dried food to make up parcels of food. If you are able to help please place any donations in the box at the back of St. Mary’s Church. Thank you.

Monday 24th December – Christmas Eve
9.30am Morning Mass at St. Richard’s
7.00pm First Mass of Christmas at St. Richard’s
8.00pm First Mass of Christmas at St. Mary’s
Tuesday 25th December – Christmas Day
9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s
11.00am Mass at St. Richard’s
Wed. 26th December – Feast of St. Stephen
9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s
11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s

BINGO: Every Sunday at 8pm in the Lounge area of the parish community centre. Come and join us

LEGION OF MARY GROUP: A weekly meeting is held each Thursday after 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 and meet us.

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!