Sunday 18th August 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”


18th to 24th August 2019

Sunday 18th August
9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s
11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s

Monday 19th August
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
7.00pm Reception of the body of Ellen O’Dowd at St. Mary’s

Tuesday 20th August
10.00am Funeral Mass for Ellen O’Dowd at St. Mary’s

Wednesday 21st August
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

Thursday 22nd August                              Friday 23rd August
9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s                     9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

Saturday 24th August
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
Monday 19th August: Saint John Eudes, Priest
Tuesday 20th August: Saint Bernard, Abbot and Doctor
Wednesday 21st August: Saint Pius X, Pope
Thursday 22nd August: The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Friday 23rd August: Saint Rome of Lima, Virgin
Saturday 24th August: Saint Bartholomew, Apostle

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially Joyce Lyons, Julie Mulrennan, Joe Hennigan, Irene Rice, Bridie Coyne, Cath Noone, Sadie McMenamin, Doreen French, Ken Ward, John Collins, Jackie McMenamin, Margaret Sweeney, Veronica Curran, Mary Dunne, Alex Roberts, Benny Woods, Irene McCarroll, Kathleen Cartwright, Anthony Doocey, Carl McGlynn, Colette Robinson, Sadie Deeney, Seamus Gallogly. 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.
Mary Collins, Ellen (Nellie) O’Dowd, Gail Barrett, Tom Finn
Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Patrick Griffin, Mary & Martin Grogan, Mary Barry, John Cahill, James Hegarty

Birthday Remembrance: Mary Hegarty.
Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.

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.

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults or RCIA are weekly classes that explain in-depth what the Catholic Church believes. Participants are given the opportunity to ask questions and discuss differing belief systems. RCIA classes are a wonderful way for participants to discern a commitment to the Catholic Church. For those that are already Catholic, RCIA can be a rich time of review. The RCIA program runs each year from October until the Easter Season. Participants normally attend class from 7:15pm to 8.30pm on Wednesday evenings in the Meeting Room in St. Mary’s Presbytery. All are welcome! If you are interested in attending this year’s RCIA class, please contact Fr. Dever on 0161 224 1498 or telephone the parish office on 0161 248 8836.

Monday 26th August (Bank Holiday) Requiem Masses for deceased relatives will be held at 11.00am at the following cemeteries: Southern in the Catholic section near the old chapel. St. Mary’s (Wardley) if wet weather in the Cemetery Chapel and St. Joseph’s (Moston) if wet weather at St. Dunstan’s Church, Moston Lane.

Have you made your first Confession and Holy Communion? Have you considered being an altar server? Don’t worry if you’ve never served before, training is available. If any boys/girls would like to serve at St. Mary’s Church please put your name and contact number on the list at the back of church. If you have any questions please contact Richard O’Connor on 0161 225 1195.

We would like to increase our number of readers for our weekend Saturday/Sunday Masses at St. Mary’s Church. If you would like to help us, please contact Marie Sartini on o7747 851 239 or Peggy Sweeney on 07808 966 425

Annual Rosary and Hymns (including Gospel singer, Tom McCourt) at Platt Fields Park (Grangethorpe Road entrance), Manchester on Saturday 7th September at 3pm. Free refreshments and ice cream. Marquee with chairs provided. Contact Sarah Mitchell on 0161 431 0410 for further information.

Can you spare an hour or two at St. Mary’s during the week to help maintain the lawns and flower beds? Weeding of the flower beds is a major priority. Many hands make light work – no green thumb required! If you can help please contact Sean Foy on 07588 233 712 or Michael Cassidy on 07726 592 961.

HIRE OF ST. MARY’S PARISH CENTRE: The centre is available for private functions such as Wedding Receptions, Christenings, Conferences and Meetings, Over 21 Birthday Parties and Funeral Receptions. Competitive prices available. The centre has two function rooms that can be hired separately or together. 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.

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!