Sunday 16th September 2018

Parish Priest: Fr. Michael Dever – Tel. 0161 224 1498
Resident at St. Richard’s Presbytery, Sutcliffe Avenue, 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”
(Home Mission Sunday)

16th September – 22nd September 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 17th – 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
Tuesday 18th – 9.30am School Mass at St. Mary’s (Yrs. 3 to 6)
Wednesday 19th – 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
Thursday 20th – 9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s
6.30pm Reception of Body of Irene Carolan at St. Richard’s
Friday 21st – 10.00am Funeral Mass for Irene Carolan
at St. Richard’s Church.
Saturday 22nd – 11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s

After Morning Mass on Saturday at St. Mary’s
Before Vigil Mass on Saturday evening at St. Richard’s
4.30pm – 4.50pm

Feasts of the Week
Monday 17th Sept. Saint Robert Bellarmine, Bishop & Doctor
Wednesday 19th Sept. Saint Theodore of Canterbury, Bishop
Thursday 20th Sept. Saint Andrew Kim Tae-gόn, Priest
Friday 21st Sept. Saint Matthew, Apostle & Evangelist

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially Collete O’Connor, Kathleen Moriarty, John McGee, Margaret Moran, Hannah Walsh, Eileen Toth, Alan Mullahy, Seamus Gallogly, Owen Bartlett, Carl McGlynn, Sheila Phillips, Alex Roberts, Margaret Timoney.
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.
Irene Carolan, Kathleen Molloy (Month’s Mind)

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Braine Beech, Patrick Walsh, James McGinty, Winnie Loftus, Amanda Niland, Richard Fitzpatrick, Patrick Hogan. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.

HOME MISSION SUNDAY 16th SEPTEMBER 2018: Each year in the Catholic Church, on the third Sunday of September, we celebrate Home Mission Sunday. On this day the Bishops invite parishes to pray for the mission of the Church in England and Wales and there is a second collection to support the Bishops’ work of evangelisation. The money you give to this collection does not go abroad. It’s used to help Catholics throughout England and Wales become more confident in sharing their faith.

PEACE CONCERT – FOR INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE: Friday 21st September at St. Mary’s Community Centre from 6pm. A unique concert of local choirs and groups singing for peace. Followed by Candlelit Procession along the A6, finishing at Levenshulme Inspire. Come ad share a delicious communal meal on a pay as you feel basis. Donations on the door – please pay what you can. All money raised from this concert will be donated to WAST (Women Asylum Seekers Together). See poster in porch.

RETREAT FOR PARISH HOPE IN THE FUTURE TEAMS: Saturday 22nd September 2018 at St. Bede’s College, Manchester, M16 8HX 10.00am – 3.00pm.
Keynote Speaker – Fr. Chris Gorton.
Small Groups on a range of Prayer & Spirituality.
Holy Hour led by Bishop John.
Register by email:
or telephone 0161 817 2222 (ext.246).

VACANCY FOR SCHOOL RECEPTIONIST: St. Richard’s RC Primary School, Longsight have a vacancy for a School Receptionist. Grade and Salary: Grade 2 Point 8-11 depending on experience. £16,626 – £17,007p.a. FTE. Hours: 35hrs per week term time only. Monday – Friday 8.30am to 4.00pm. Application forms, job description available from the school or website. Completed application should be returned to Fr. Dever, Chair of Governors, St. Richard’s, Presbytery, Sutcliffe Ave, M12 5TN. Closing date: 12noon Monday 24th September 2018. Interview date: Monday 1st October 2018.

Friday 28th September – 7.30pm – till late at The Irish World Heritage Centre, Cheetham Hill, M8 0AE. Tickets £10 p.p. which includes hot food. Tickets available from I.C.C. Office on (0161) 205 9105 or Eventbrite on Come and enjoy all the fun of a day at the races without the worry of bad weather.

FR. PAT CLARKE – APPEAL: An appeal will be made by Fr. Pat at St. Joseph’s Church, Reddish, SK5 6AZ on Saturday 29th Sept. at the 5pm Vigil Mass and Sunday 30th Sept. at 9.00am and 11.00am Masses.

BINGO: Every Sunday at 8pm in the Lounge area of the parish community centre. Everyone Welcome.

LEGION OF MARY GROUP meet every Thursday in St. Mary’s Meeting Room after the 9.30am Mass. New members most welcome

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!