Sunday 17th June 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: Canon David Ryder – Tel. 0161 225 9840 Chaplain Central Manchester General Hospitals & Fr. Laurence Gambella, Tel. 0161 224 1895 Asst. Priest & Hospital Chaplain.


“Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”

Day for Life


9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s.
11.00am Thanksgiving Mass at St. Richard’s for all the First Holy Communion Children, followed by Communion Breakfast.
11.00am 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

9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

10.00am Funeral Mass at St. Mary’s for John O’Boyle

11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s
2.00pm Nuptial Mass at St. Mary’s for Paul O’Toole & Christine Sice.
5.00pm Vigil Mass at St. Richard’s
6.30pm Vigil Mass at St. Mary’s

Saturday 11.30am – 12noon at St. Mary’s
Saturday 4.30pm – 4.50pm at St. Richard’s

Feasts of the Week
Tues. 19th June: Saint Romuald, Abbot
Wed. 20th June: Saint Alban, Martyr
Thurs. 21st June: Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious
Fri. 22nd June: Saints John Fisher, Bishop and Thomas More.
Sat. 23rd June: Saint Etheldreda (Audrey), Virgin

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially Seamus Gallogly, Nellie O’Dowd, Philip Snape, Owen Bartlett, Carl McGlynn, Sheila Phillips, Paula Halfpenny, Alex Roberts, Niall Henderson, Margaret Timoney, Pauline Thomas, Joe Toth. 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.
John O’Boyle, Mary Doherty, Ian Wallace, Mary Monaghan.

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Albert Leith, Mary O’Brien, Emma Grimes, Joseph Larkin, Rosie Able.

SECOND COLLECTION THIS WEEKEND: This year, Day for Life will focus on all those who are suffering or have survived human trafficking and modern slavery. As Pope Francis has said, “The trade in human beings violates the God-given dignity of so many of our brothers and sisters, and constitutes a true crime against humanity”. There are information cards at the back of church, or you can find more by visiting Please support the vital work of Day for Life in our second collection today.

RESURFACING OF ST. MARY’S CAR PARK: The work will start this Monday 18th June and will take approximately 5 days to complete. The resurfacing work will take place on the right hand side as you enter the car park and also in-between the church and the parish centre, including making a footpath around the hall and across to the church. There will be fresh line markings to mark car parking bays and disabled bays. The car park will remain operational through-out the works, and all functions will still be available in the hall for the regular weekly events.

THANKSGIVING MASS next Sunday 24th June at 11 o’clock at St. Mary’s Church for the First Holy Communion Children, followed by their Communion Breakfast in the parish social centre afterwards.

ST. RICHARD’S SUMMER FAIR (only 3 weeks away): The event will be held on Sunday, 8th July, in the Church Grounds. This event is one of our main fundraising events for our parish during the year. We are looking for gifts for the tombola and any other quality items you no longer need for our many stalls, plus donations for raffle prizes. The Summer Fair is a great social event for the parish, families and the wider community. Please support!

LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR SUMMER FAIR: St. Joseph’s Home, 52 Plymouth Grove West, Longsight will be held next Saturday, 23rd June from 1.00pm. See poster for details.

DAY TRIP TO YORK, Friday 31st August 2018 including a visit to St. Margaret Clitherows’ Home on The Shambles. Coach leaving St. Bernard’s Church at 8am, pickup at St. Mary’s Car Park at 8.15am, arriving back at 5.30pm. Cost £15. Anyone interested please contact Ann Tipper on 442 5259.

DAY TRIP TO SOUTHPORT with Churches Together in Levenshulme on Saturday, 8th September 2018. Departure from St. Peter’s Church. Tickets £10 (£8 children under 16). Tickets available from Bill Watson on 224 9446.

BINGO held every Sunday evenings in the Parish Social Centre, (lounge area). Eyes down at 8pm. 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!