Sunday 28th July 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”

28th July to 3rd August 2019

Sunday 28th July Monday 29th July
9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s

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

Thursday 1st August                Friday 2nd August
9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s         9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

Saturday 3rd 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
Monday 29th July: Saint Martha
Tuesday 30th July: Saint Peter Chrysologus, Bishop & Doctor
Wednesday 31st July: Saint Ignatius of Loyola, Priest
Thurs.1st Aug. St Alphonsus Mary Liguori, Bishop & Doctor
Friday 2nd August: Saint Eusebius of Vercelli, Bishop

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially Nellie O’Dowd, Irene Rice, Bridie Coyne, Cath Noone, Sadie McMenamin, Doreen French, Ken Ward, John Collins, Jackie McMenamin, Hannah Walsh, 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.

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Christine Skeffington Parsons, Christine Dempsey, Helen Tolan, Charlie Baxter, Thomas Keane, Patrick Doherty, Phelim Clerkin, Maura Keane, Sean Devaney.
Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.

Under the new data protection law (GDPR) we need ‘explicit consent’ to print in the newsletter the names of those sick parishioners for whom we are praying. If you would like your name or that of a relative added to the Sick List please be aware that if it is for a relative he or she must give their consent for their name to be published in the weekly newsletter.

Fr. John Garry from St. Patrick’s Missionary Society will make a mission appeal at both St. Mary’s and St. Richard’s next weekend 3rd/4th August. A second collection will be taken during all Masses to support the great work of St. Patrick’s Missionary priests.

THANK YOU: The ‘lucky dip’ held last Sunday for the orphans and sick children whom Sisters RNDMS – Our Lady of the Missions care for in Latin America raised £227.50p. Sr. Edith sincerely thanks all who contributed to this worthy cause.

GARDENING VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED: Can you spare an hour or two at St. Mary’s during the week to help maintain the lawns and flower beds. Weeding of the flower beds is a major priority. If you can help please see Sean Foy or Michael Cassidy.

ROTA: St. Mary’s Eucharistic Ministers new rota is available on the table in the church porch.

The centre is available for private functions such as Wedding Receptions, Christenings, Meetings, Over 21 Birthday Parties and Funeral Receptions. For further information contact Jenny on 07538 474 321.

JOB VACANCY: Administrative Assistant required at St. Mary’s R.C. Primary & Nursery School, Kynder St, Denton, M34 2AR. Grade C, Points 5 to 6 £18,795-£19,171 Part time permanent contract, 32.5 hours per week, term time only (9.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday with one hour for lunch). Required from 30th September 2019. Applications need to be completed on a CES application form which is downable from the school website at and returnable to Mrs. D. Fitzgerald ( Closing date: Thursday 5th September (noon).

A nicely furnished small flat in Levenshulme available. Suit respectable gentleman – Reference required. Please telephone 0161 224 2339 for full details.

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 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!