Sunday 17th November 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”


17th to 23rd November 2019

Sunday 17th November                       Monday 18th November
9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s                9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s

Tuesday 19th November                    Wednesday 20th November
9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s                     9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
led by Yr. 4 school children.

Thursday 21st November                    Friday 22nd November
9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s                     9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
6.30pm Anniversary Mass
at St. Richard’s for Michael Kenneally RIP

Saturday 23rd November
10.00am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at St. Mary’s
11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s
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 18th Nov. The Dedication of the Basilicas of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Apostles.
Thursday 21st Nov. The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Friday 22nd Nov. Saint Cecilia, Virgin and Martyr
Saturday 23rd Nov. Saint Clement I, Pope and Martyr

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially Willie John Kerrigan, Margaret Coyle, Patricia Maguire, Margaret Regan, Mary McDermott, Simon & Gillian Bryant, Tom Cassidy, Margaret Duffy, Kathleen McGuigan, Hannah Walsh, Finn Collins, Eta O’Malley, Mary McGlade, Gary Jameson, Julie Mulrennan, Irene Rice, Bridie Coyne, Doreen French, Ken Ward, John Collins, Margaret Sweeney, Veronica Curran, Mary Dunne, Irene McCarroll, Kathleen Cartwright, Carl McGlynn, Colette Robinson, Sadie Deeney.

Special Intention (1)
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. Gary Duncan

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Catherine Walsh, Ollie Murphy, John Joe Cleary, Peg Quinn, Peggy Gormley, John & Laura McGlew.
Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.

Michael’s family have asked for a first anniversary Mass for Michael on Thursday 21st November at 6.30pm at St. Richard’s Church. Many of his friends were unable to come to the funeral Mass and would like to meet on this day for his anniversary.


EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: There will be a short meeting for ALL St. Mary’s Eucharistic Ministers next Sunday 24th November after the 11 o’clock Mass (approximately 11.50am).

ST. MARY’S CHRISTMAS FAIR: Next Sunday 24th November – Doors open at 12 noon. Please bring family and friends to the fair! There will be a variety of stalls, raffles, Tombola, home-baking, refreshments and a visit from Santa. If you are able to volunteer on the day, please write your name on the list on the table at the back of church. We are also looking for cake bakers, donations of raffle prizes and good as new items.

ST. RICHARD’S CHRISTMAS FAIR: Sunday 8th December – Just 2 weeks away. We would be extremely grateful for any donations you could make to us. We are looking for donations of chocolate and other sweet treats, along with bottles for our tombola, gifts such as toiletries, plus raffle prizes. If you have anything you are able to donate, please could this be brought to the presbytery by Friday 6th December at the latest.

CATHOLIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION: All healthcare workers are invited to join the Catholic Medical Association which meets at St. Mary’s Church every third Tuesday of the month from October to June at 7.30pm for Mass, mutual support and speaker-led discussions about medical and ethical issues. The next meeting will take place on Tuesday 19th November. For further information please contact Fr. Laurence Gambella on 0161 276 4247.

CHRISTMAS PARISH DANCE: A note for your diary – Friday 20th December 2019 from 7.30pm till late in St. Mary’s Parish Centre. Dancing to Pat Jordan and Finian’s Rainbow. Tickets £5 p.p. available from John Jordan tel. 225 4308. The draw for the Parish Christmas Raffle will take place on the night.

A BIG THANK YOU to all the parishioners who provided the delicious homemade cakes etc. and also served after the Mass of Remembrance last Saturday. The guests were all very impressed.

Self-contained flat for rent. Newly Decorated, own shower, toilet and kitchen. Quiet house, suit respectable middle aged gent. References required. Tel. 0161 224 2339 for further details.

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