Sunday 24th 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”
Youth Day

24th to 30th November 2019

Sunday 24th November                      Monday 25th November
9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s                9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s

Tuesday 26th November                    Wednesday 27th November
9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s                     9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

Thursday 28th November                    Friday 29th November
9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s                      9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

Saturday 30th 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 25th Nov. Saint Catherine of Alexandria, Virgin & Martyr
Saturday 30th Nov. Saint Andrew, Apostle, Patron of Scotland

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.
May the Good Lord strengthen and comfort them.
Pray also for all who care for the sick.

Birthday Remembrance: Kathleen Connor, David Frost, Margaret Gaffney.
Grant eternal rest to those who have died recently.

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Johnney Connor, Jimmy Donnelly, Michael & Bridget Roan
Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.

ST. MARY’S CHRISTMAS FAIR TODAY – Doors open at 12 noon. Come along and have a mooch around our various stalls of homemade cakes, fancy goods, toiletries, toys, books and lots more. Santa has promised to visit us, so please bring the little ones along. There will also be some great raffle prizes to be won. Refreshments will also be available. Please bring family and friends and support this parish event.

ST. RICHARD’S CHRISTMAS FAIR: Sunday 8th December – Just 2 weeks away. It is both a wonderful social occasion and an important fund raising event for the parish. There will be the usual stalls, raffles, refreshments etc. As always the success of the Fair depends on people being willing to give items for the various stalls, and also people being willing to staff the stalls on the day. Please come along there’s something for everyone.

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: There will be a short meeting for ALL St. Mary’s Eucharistic Ministers today (Sunday) after the 11 o’clock Mass in church.

CHRISTMAS PARISH DANCE: 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.

CHRISTMAS RAFFLE TICKETS: These are available at the back of both churches, they cost £2.50 per book. First Prize £300, 2nd Prize £100, 3rd Prize £50. Please take some to buy for yourself ad some to sell to family and friends. The draw will take place at the Christmas Parish Dance on Friday 20th December. All counterfoils and money to be returned by Tuesday, 17th December at the latest.

The above club is for people with physical, sensory and learning disabilities. It is a weekly event that takes place in St. Cuthbert’s Parish Hall, Withington, 3 Palatine Road, M20 3LH from 2.00pm to 4.30pm. You are invited to share in the activities. Light refreshments are provided. For the Youth, helping at the Club could be part of a PRINCE’S TRUST experience leading to a qualification.
For those with ‘MUSCLES’! your assistance would be greatly appreciated in moving furniture, pool tables etc. at 1.30pm and 4.30pm for which there would be a payment. Phone or text Aileen on 07786 562 635.

The British Association for Irish Studies present
‘The Maamtrasna Murders, 1882: Murder, Law and Injustice’
A talk by Professor Margaret Kelleher (UCD) at the Irish World Heritage Centre, Cheetham Hill, Manchester on Wednesday, 4th December 2019 at 7.30pm.
Contact Patrick Doyle: for details.

FLAT AVAILABLE IN LEVENSHULME: 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: The 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!