Sunday 22nd July 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: Fr. Martin Dowd, Tel. 0161 225 9840 Chaplain to the Central M/c Hospitals and Fr. Laurence Gambella, Tel. 0161 224 1895 Asst. Priest & Hospital Chaplain.


“Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”

22nd – 28th July 2018

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

Monday Mass in St. Richard’s at 9.15am
Tuesday Mass in St. Mary’s at 9.30am
Wednesday Mass in St. Richard’s at 9.15am
Thursday Mass in St. Mary’s at 9.30am
Friday Mass in St. Richard’s at 9.15am
Saturday Mass in St. Mary’s at 11.00am

After Morning Mass on Saturday at St. Mary’s
between 11.30am-12noon
Before Vigil Mass on Saturday evening at St. Richard’s
between 4.30pm – 4.50pm

Feasts of the Week
Mon. 23rd July: Saint Bridget, Religious, Patron of Europe
Tues. 24th July: Saint Sharbel Makhluf, Priest
Wed. 25th July: Saint James, Apostle
Thurs. 26th July: Saints Joachim and Anne, Parents of the
Blessed Virgin Mary.

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially Alan Mullahy, 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. Anthony Whittaker, Adorina Woronycz, Catherine Holes, Patrick O’Keeffe (Month’s Mind)

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Pat Scally, Maura Keane, Paul Dunne, Mai Lanigan, Helen Tolan, James Coughlan, Eddie Kirley, Sean Devaney, Mary Dowling, Phelim Clerkin.

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

PARISH CLERGY: This week we welcome the arrival of Fr. Martin Dowd who will be resident at St. Mary’s Presbytery, and will be Chaplain to the Central Manchester Hospitals.

MESSAGE FROM CANON DAVID RYDER: “As I have moved to St. Peter & Paul Church in Pendleton may I take this opportunity to say a big thank you to Fr. Dever, Fr. Laurence and to all the parishioners of St. Roberts Parish for your kindness to me during the last three years that I have lived in the parish whilst serving the hospitals. Your friendship and support meant a great deal to me, as did the farewell Mass and social evening that we enjoyed. May I thank you for your best wishes and gifts, which are really appreciated. I will miss you and will not forget my time in St. Roberts. May God bless you.”

SMA FATHERS APPEAL: There will be an appeal made by the Missionaries SMA Fathers in both Churches next weekend. The appeals are for the support of missions in Africa and the support for the students in formation for the priesthood. Please be as generous as you can.

ST. RICHARD’S PRIMARY SCHOOL: As the summer holidays begin we say goodbye to our Headteacher Mrs. Sharon Sesnan. After eleven years leading and guiding our school she is beginning her retirement.
We thank Mrs. Sesnan for the marvellous work she has done over those years. Her leadership has brought great success to the school and enabled the children to achieve to the limits of their ability. We wish Mrs. Sesnan many years of happiness in her retirement, and we will always keep her in our prayers.
From September Mr. Keyworth will take over as Acting Headteacher and Mrs. Kelly will be Acting Assistant Headteacher.

YOUTH PILGRIMAGE TO ROME 2019: The pilgrimage will be led by Bishop John and will run from 16th February until 23rd February 2019. The pilgrimage is available for over 18s. The cost of the pilgrimage is £690 which includes flights, full board accommodation and insurance. For further information please phone Tracey Ward on 0161 817 2222 or email

BINGO held every Sunday at 8pm in the parish social centre.

ST. RICHARD’S COFFEE MORNING held each Wednesday in the Sacristy after the 9.15am Mass.

LEGION OF MARY GROUP meet every Thursday in St. Mary’s Meeting Room after the morning Mass.

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!