Sunday 25th 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”

Luke 13:22-30

25th to 31st August 2019

Sunday 25th August
9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s
11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s

Bank Holiday Monday 26th August
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

Tuesday 27th August                                Wednesday 28th August
9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s                       9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

Thursday 29th August                               Friday 30th August
9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s                       9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

Saturday 31st 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
Mon.26th August: Blessed Dominic of the Mother of God
Tues. 27th August: Saint Monica
Wed. 28th August: Saint Augustine, Bishop and Doctor
Thurs. 29th August: The Passion of Saint John the Baptist
Fri. 30th August: Saint Margaret Clitherow,
Sat. 31st August: Saint Aidan, Bishop and Saints of Lindisfarne

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially Mary McGlade, Gary Jameson, Joyce Lyons, Julie Mulrennan, 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.
Ellen (Nellie) O’Dowd, Joe Hennigan, Mary Sweeney, Peggy Smyth

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Patrick Griffin, Stella Walsh.
Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.

Golden Jubilee: Congratulations to Sister Josephine Story of the Little Sisters of the Poor, Longsight as she celebrates 50 years of Religious Life.

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. They are for anyone wishing to find out more about our Christian faith and the Catholic Church, so if you know anyone you think might be interested, please tell them they would be most welcome, and if they wish to bring along a friend or spouse they also will be welcome (often a husband or wife who is already Catholic finds it worthwhile for their own faith journey). 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. 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

Please note there will be NO club on Thursday 5th September 2019. Our trip to Llandudno is on Thursday 12th September. All those coming on the trip to meet in the car park of St. Mary’s at 8.50am prompt. Any outstanding payments due for the trip to be paid on the
day. The club will resume on Thursday 19th September.

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.

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.

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!