Sunday 26th November 2017

Parish Priest: Fr. Michael Dever – Tel. 0161 224 1498
Resident at St. Richard’s Presbytery, Sutcliffe Avenue, Longsight, M12 5TN
Churches: St. Mary of the Angels & St. Clare, Elbow St, Levenshulme, M19 3PY and St. Richard, Sutcliffe Avenue, Longsight, M12 5TN
Resident at St. Mary’s Presbytery: Assistant Priest & Hospital Chaplain: Fr. Laurence Gambella
Tel. 0161 224 1895 and Canon David Ryder – Tel. 0161 225 9840 Chaplain Central M/c General Hospitals

Sunday 26th November 2017
Youth Day – A Day of Special Prayer for Young People
“Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”


9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s.
11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s

9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
11.30am Requiem Mass for Elizabeth Mallinson
at St. Mary’s

9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

9.30am Mass St. Mary’s

9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
2.30pm Advent Service in St. Richard’s
led by St. Richard’s School Children.

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 – 12noon at St. Mary’s
Saturday 4.30pm – 4.50pm at St. Richard’s

Feasts of the Week
Thurs. 30th Nov. Saint Andrew, Apostle, Patron of Scotland

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially Pauline Thomas, James Prendergast, Carl McGlynn, Jeanette Orbison, Alex Roberts and John Heenan. 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.
Elizabeth Mallinson, Michael Burke, Frances Maher, Jimmy Donnelly, Janet Timmons, Christy Wybrant, Nora McGrath (Month’s Mind)

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Michael & Bridget Roan, Kathleen Clarke

BINGO every Sunday in the lounge area of St. Mary’s Community Centre. Bingo starts at 8pm. Come along and join us for a fun filled evening.

THE LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR will make an appeal at both churches this weekend towards the cost of the Refurbishment Project which is currently in progress at St. Joseph’s Home, Manchester. The current project involves the modernising and re-furbishing of all the rooms in the home. Due to generous donations already received seven of the rooms have already been completely renovated, but there’s still more work to be done. There will be a second collection this weekend at both churches. Please be as generous as you can.

ST. MARY’S CHRISTMAS FAIR TODAY – Doors open at 12noon. Come along and have a mooch around our various stalls of homemade cakes, fancy goods, toys, toiletries, bric-a-brac, books and lots lots more. Father Christmas has promised to be there so please bring the little ones along. There will also be some great raffle prizes to be won. Refreshments also available including sandwiches, cakes, tea/coffee and Gaelic Coffee. Bring the family! There is something for everyone. Please do pop along and support this event. St. Richard’s Christmas Fair takes place next Sunday 3rd December from 12noon. During the afternoon we will be serving a selection of hot food in the hall, so make sure you come along and see the various stalls which include Bottle & Chocolate Tombola, Good as New items, toys, toiletries plus some great raffle prizes to be won.

DO YOU SUPPORT CATHOLIC SCHOOLS and the right of Catholics to send their children to them? Then we need you to make your voice heard. The Government is making a critical decision on whether to overturn the admissions cap which prevents Catholic schools from allowing all Catholic pupils to attend. They have acknowledged that this policy discriminates against Catholics and promised to abandon it, now we need you to tell them not to U-turn on their promises to Catholics. Visit or search for ‘Catholic Education’ in your search engine to write to the Government and urge them to drop their policy which bans new Catholic schools. (John Arnold, Bishop of Salford)

THANK YOU: The McGrath Family wish to thank everyone who sent Mass Cards, messages of sympathy and support at the sad loss of their dear Mum Nora McGrath, also their wonderful sister and mother to Laura and Isabel (Frances Maher). The family also wish to thank all who donated towards The Christie Charity at the funeral of Frances. The magnificent sum of £1,464 was sent to the charity during the week. A special word of thanks to Canon Ryder, Fr. Gambella, Fr. Dever and Madeleine Taylor. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for your intentions.

‘OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE’ – Pro-Life Celebration Day on Saturday 9th December at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Eccles, M30 0LU. The programme starts with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament & Confessions at 10.30am, followed by Rosary for Life at 11.30am and Holy Mass at 12noon. Refreshments will be served in the parish hall afterwards.

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!