Sunday 27th October 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”

27th October to 2nd November 2019

Sunday 27th October
9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s
11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s

Monday 28th October                                Tuesday 29th October
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s                      9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

Wednesday 30th October                         Thursday 31st October
9.15am Mass St. Richard’s                          9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

Friday 1st November – ALL SAINTS
Holy Day of Obligation
9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s
7.00pm Mass at St. Mary’s

Saturday 2nd November – ALL SOULS
11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s
12 noon Mass at St. Richard’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 28th Oct. Saint Simon and Saint Jude, Apostles
Friday 1st Nov. ALL SAINTS (Holy Day of Obligation)
Sat.2nd Nov. The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially Mary McDermott, Simon & Gillian Bryant, Tom Cassidy, Margaret Duffy, Kathleen McGuigan, Hannah Walsh, John & Margaret Scholes, Baby Jackson, Finn Collins, Eta O’Malley, Mary McGlade, Gary Jameson, Julie Mulrennan, Irene Rice, Bridie Coyne, Sadie McMenamin, Doreen French, Ken Ward, John Collins, Jackie McMenamin, Margaret Sweeney, Veronica Curran, Mary Dunne, Irene McCarroll, Kathleen Cartwright, Anthony Doocey, 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.
James Ruddy, Seamus Gallogly (Month’s Mind).

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Flann Griffin, Marie Brady, Nora McGrath, John & Bridget Donelon, 50th Anniversary of the death of Ann Hession on 28th October. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.

JOURNEY IN FAITH PROGRAMAME: The R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) programme began last Wednesday 23rd October 2019 in the Meeting Room at St. Mary’s Presbytery for those who wish to be received into the Church at Easter 2020. Anyone is welcome to join this Journey without an obligation to join the Church. Please contact the parish priest Fr. Dever on 0161 224 1498 or Marie Sartini on 07747 851 239 if you are interested in this programme.

Friday 1st November – ALL SAINTS
Morning Mass 9.15am at St. Richard’s
Evening Mass 7.00pm at St. Mary’s
Saturday 4th November – ALL SOULS
11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s
12 noon Mass at St. Richard’s

POPE FRANCIS – In the Service of Peace
The Holy Father is calling us to pray during November for peace. Pope Francis’ prayer intention for November: “We all want peace. It is desired above all by those who suffer its absence. We can speak with splendid words, but if there is no peace in our heart, there will be no peace in the world. With zero violence and 100 percent tenderness, let us build the evangelical peace that excludes no one. Let us pray together that the language of love and dialogue may always prevail over the language of conflict.

MASS OF REMEMBRANCE: Our parish will celebrate a special Mass of Remembrance on Saturday 9th November at 11 o’clock. During this very special parish celebration we prayerfully remember all our deceased parishioners and all whose funerals were celebrated in St. Mary’s and St. Richard’s during the past twelve months. (November 2018 to October 2019). After the Mass light refreshments will be served in St. Mary’s Parish Centre.
We also devote the month of November to remembering all who have died. A box will be available at the back of St. Mary’s Church for you to place the names of your loved ones in. It will be brought up with the offertory gifts on Sundays, and all whose names are in it will be remembered throughout the month of November.

ST. MARY’S CHRISTMAS FAIR: This year’s fair will take place on Sunday 24th November at 12 noon. (Only 4 weeks away).We are in desperate need of items for our Christmas Fair. If you could spare any of the following we would be so grateful! ‘Bottles for our Bottle Tombola stall – Boxes of Chocolates – Toys – Good as New Items – Toiletries – Games – Raffle Prizes. We would appreciate if you can donate or collect any unwanted gifts from family or friends. There is a box at the back of church for any donations. Thank you for your continued support. We also need volunteers to help on the day. If you can will you please put your name and contact number on the list provided.

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 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!