Sunday 28th April 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 and Fr. Martin Dowd, Tel. 0161 225 9840 Chaplain to the Central Manchester Hospitals.


SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER “Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey


28th April to 4th May 2019

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

9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

10.00am Holy Hour followed by Mass at 11am – 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
Mon. 29th April: Saint Catherine of Siena, Virgin & Doctor,
Patron of Europe.
Tues. 30th April: ST GEORGE, MARTYR,
Wed. 1st May: Saint Joseph the Worker
Thurs. 2nd May: Saint Athanasius, Bishop and Doctor
Fri. 3rd May: Saint Philip and Saint James, Apostles
Sat. 4th May: The English Martyrs.

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially Jackie McMenamin, Hannah Walsh, Margaret Sweeney, Veronica Curran, Mary Dunne, Alex Roberts, Mary Hegarty, Margaret Flannery, Benny Woods, Irene McCarroll, Kathleen Cartwright, Anthony Doocey, Carl McGlynn, Colette Robinson, Sadie Deeney, Seamus Gallogly, Gary Conway, Natashia Tierney Lord, Margaret Ridian, Mary McGlade, Patricia Maguire, Jim & Claire Cleary, Arthur Burke, Angela Christie, Stephen Cassidy, Margaret Moran.
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.
Marie Bergin, Norah McGee Month’s Mind.

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Mary Dinan, Martin Keane, Seamus Mulhern, Catherine Leddy.
Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.

CONFIRMATION: As you may be aware, pupils currently in year 6 will receive the Sacraments of Confirmation when they are in year 8 (Easter 2021). An invitation from Bishop John to the young people to continue their faith journey towards Confirmation has been sent out via our Catholic schools. If your child is not in a Catholic school and has not received an invitation, can you please speak to Fr. Dever so that you can receive the invitation letter and register your interest.

HOLY HOUR every Saturday at 10.00am followed by Mass at 11 o’clock at St. Mary’s Church.

APPEAL FOR VOLUNTEERS: The Salford Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes (July 25th – 31st) makes an appeal for volunteer nurses and health care assistants. Financial support, obtained through a special bursary fund may be available for those involved in healthcare, to assist with the cost of travel and accommodation. Contact 0161 817 2209 or email

R104 SET DANCE CEILI: St. Mary’s Parish Centre this weekend Saturday 27th April – 8pm till late and Sunday 28th April – 2pm till 5pm. Entertainment provided by the Skylark Céile Band. All Welcome, Young and Old. Contact Eamonn Nolan on 448 8675 or Margaret Waldron on 945 8391.

E-UNION FOR THE NOTRE DAME CLASS OF ’64’ Grand Reunion of those girls who attended Notre Dame Convent High School, Bignor St, Manchester from 1964-69/71. This year marks 50 years since we sat our GCEs and we’ve booked a room for a Get Together on Saturday 19th October 2019 at The Ape and Apple, 28-30 John Dalton St, M2 6HQ from 1pm onwards. A deposit of £10 is required to cover the cost of the buffet and to confirm attendance as we will need to provide definite numbers. Deposit payable to Christina Wood (nee Winters). Email: Please join us to re-unite ‘The Class of ‘64’.

REGULAR USER GROUPS IN ST. MARY’S: Please note that all activities will resume again after the Easter holiday next week. A full list of all the activities available in St. Mary’s Parish Centre can be found on the table in the church porch.

BINGO every Sunday night at St. Mary’s Parish Centre. Eyes down at 8.00pm. Come along and join us.

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 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!