Sunday 20th January 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 and Fr. Martin Dowd, Tel. 0161 225 9840 Chaplain to the Central Manchester Hospitals

“Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”

20th – 26th January 2019

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
5.00pm Reception & Mass at St. Mary’s for Patrick (Jim) Quinn prior to his body going to Ireland for Funeral & Burial

Monday.-9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
Tuesday – 9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s
Wednesday – 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
Thursday – 9.30am Mass 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

Feasts of the Week
Monday 21st January: St. Agnes
Tuesday 22nd January: Saint Vincent
Thursday 24th January: Saint Francis de Sales
Saturday 26th January: Saints Timothy and Titus

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially Kathleen Cartwright, Colette Robinson, Sadie Deeney, Seamus Gallogly, Joyce Brennan, Gary Conway, Natashia Tierney Lord, Margaret Ridian, Mary & John McGlade, Patricia Maguire, Jim & Claire Cleary, Arthur Burke, Angela Christie, Stephen Cassidy, Margaret Moran, 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.
Maureen Fallon, Mary Mackrell, Jim Quinn, Mary Grobicki, Michael Mensah, John Doherty (Month’s Mind).

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time: Padraic O’Connor, Winifred & Gerard Dillon, Tom Parsons, Kathleen Connor, Mary Ellen Prendergast, Francis Connell, Anne Reilly, Margaret & Frank Moran, John Bird, Sarah Duffy, Liam Wilson.

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

ST. MARY’S SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME: Each year in January the parish begins its preparation for the sacraments of First Forgiveness and First Holy Communion. The programme starts at St. Mary’s School next Wednesday 23rd January at 7.00pm for the parents and children for First Communion preparation. Please pray for them as they make their journey through the programme.

PEACE SUNDAY: Today the Church in England and Wales celebrates ‘Peace Sunday’, reflecting on the theme chosen by Pope Francis for the ‘World Day of Peace’. This year he reminds that ‘Good politics serves peace’.

MARRIAGE: The start of a new year is a good time to remind any couples who are thinking of getting married that they must give at least six months’ notice to the parish priest. This allows time for preparation to be undertaken and for all necessary paperwork to be completed. Each year, on a Saturday close to St. Valentine’s Day, Bishop John holds a special service at the Cathedral for engaged couples – a Liturgy of Blessing. This year’s celebration will be at 3pm on Saturday, 9th February.

Theme: Follow your Heart – Discernment and Vocations
Dates: 15th-17th February 2019
Location: Liverpool
The weekend is organised by the sisters, Faithful Companions of Jesus (FCJ) and is open to women in their 20s and 30s.. For more information contact Sr. Lynne fcJ at or visit website

THE NATIONAL PILGRIM VIRGIN STATUE OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA along with Relics of Saints Jacinta and Francisco will visit the Cathedral of St. John, Chapel Street, Salford M3 5LE on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th February. A series of events and services are planned across the two days, including a special Mass on the Sunday at 11am which Bishop John will preside over.

CATHOLIC MEDIAL ASSOICATION: All healthcare workers are invited to join the Catholic Medical Association which meets at St. Mary’s Church every third Tuesday of the month (October to June) at 7.30pm for Mass, mutual support and speaker-led discussions about medical and ethical issues. The next meeting will be on Tuesday 19th February. For further information, please contact the secretary, Dr. Mark Coley, on or the chaplain, Fr. Laurence Gambella, on 0161 276 4247.

LEGION OF MARY GROUP meet each Thursday after the 9.30am Mass in St. Mary’s Meeting Room. All Welcome.

BINGO: Bingo Night is held every Sunday at 8pm in the Lounge area of St. Mary’s Community Centre. Come along and join us.

ST. RICHARD’S COFFEE MORNING is held every Wednesday in the Sacristy after the 9.15am morning Mass. Everyone welcome to come along.

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!