Sunday 22nd December 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”

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22nd – 28th December 2019

                                     Sunday 22nd December                                       9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s
11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s 

                                      Monday 23rd December                                                                         9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s                                                 10.30am Funeral Service at St. Richard’s for Margaret Harkin.

Tuesday 24th December – Christmas Eve
9.30am Morning Mass at St. Mary’s
7.00pm First Mass of Christmas at St. Richard’s
8.00pm First Mass of Christmas at St. Mary’s

Wednesday 25th December – Christmas Day
Holy Day of Obligation
9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s
11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s

Thursday 26th December – Feast of St. Stephen
9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s
12noon Mass at St. Richard’s

Friday 27th December
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

Saturday 28th December
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

Feast of the Week
Monday 23rd December: Saint John of Kanty
Wednesday 25th December: THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD
Thursday 26th December: Saint Stephen, The First Martyr
Friday 27th December: Saint John, Apostle and Evangelist
Saturday 28th December: The Holy Innocents, Martyrs

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially Nellie Ferris, Barbara Williams, Kathleen Grimes, Noreen Varley, Maureen Kennedy, Sadie McMenamin, John Harte, Pat & Patricia Gallogly, Paddy McNallion, 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. 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. Margaret Harkin, Marina Cavanagh, Margaret Duggan, Margaret McKernan

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time
Harry Wrynne, James Deeney, Patricia Walkin, Mary Sherlock, Alice Phelan, Anne Nevin, Tommy Dunne.

Christmas Remembrance: Hugh Caulfield, Nora & Frank McGrath, Margaret McDermott, Frances Maher, Seamus Gallogly.
Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen

ST. MARY’S WEEKLY ACTIVITIES: All activities in St. Mary’s Parish Centre will resume again after the Christmas break as follows:
Group                                                        Resume
Line Dancing                                           Monday 6th January
Tom Cliff Dancing Classes                   Tuesday 7th January
Set Dancing                                            Wednesday 8th January
Over 50s Social Group                          Thursday 9th January
Irish Community Care                            Tuesday 14th January

ST. MARY’S PIETY STALL: There are diaries and a limited number of calendars for 2020 available at the piety stall.

HELP A YOUNG PERSON FIND A FAMILY AND THINKING ABOUT FOSTERING: There are more than 75,000 looked-after children in England, and in the North West its estimated 1,190 foster carers are needed to meet demand. Caritas Fostering are looking for foster carers to help change a child’s life in the new year. If you’re not in a position to foster, why not start the conversation with your friends and families. If you can help, contact Caritas Fostering on 0161 817 2250 or

Exams/Data Officer required ASAP. Salary: NJC 18-22 Grade 6 (salary range £21,891.17 to £23,695.55) Full time/term time plus 10 days (41 weeks). Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week.
Application form, job description and person specification can be downloaded from the College website. Application to: Closing date for application 6th January 2020 @ noon. Interview to be held the w/c 6th January 2020. See poster on the notice board in the church porch.

Full-Time experienced RGN required based in Longsight, M13 OAR on a permanent full-time basis. (38.25 hrs. per week at £13.83 per hour), free parking, free meals on duty with 28 days holiday pay.
Full-time Chef/Cook required – 37.50 hours per week. £9.36 per hour. Shift that finish no later than 7.30pm. NVQ 2 or above is desirable. Please email CV to and include a contact phone number. See full details on the notice board in the church porch.

BINGO this Sunday night (22nd December at St. Mary’s Parish Centre. Eyes down at 8.00pm. Please note there will be NO BINGO on Sunday 29th December, but will resume again on Sunday 5th January 2020.

ST. RICHARD’S COFFEE MORNING is held every Wednesday in the Sacristy after the 9.15am morning Mass (except Christmas Day).

Please take a copy of the newsletter home to remind you of the times of services and events during the coming week. 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!

Wishing you all the Peace and Blessing of this Holy Season and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.
Fr. Michael Dever,
Fr. Laurence Gambella, Fr. Martin Dowd.