Sunday 29th December 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”


29th December – 4th January 2020

Sunday 29th December                        Monday 30th December
9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s                 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s

Tuesday 31st December – New Year’s Eve
9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

Wednesday 1st January – New Year’s Day
10.00am Mass at St. Richard’s
12 noon Mass at St. Mary’s

Thursday 2nd January
9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

Friday 3rd January
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

Saturday 4th January
10.00am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at St. Mary’s
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 – 12 noon at St. Mary’s
Saturday 4.30pm – 4.50pm at St. Richard’s

Feast of the Week
Tuesday 31st December: Saint Sylvester I, Pope
Wednesday 1st January: HOLY MARY, MOTHER OF GOD
Thursday 2nd January: Saint Basil the Great and Saint Gregory
Nazianzen, Bishops and Doctors.
Friday 3rd January: The Most Holy Name of Jesus

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially Nellie Ferris, Barbara Williams, Kathleen Grimes, Noreen Varley, Maureen Kennedy, Sadie McMenamin, John Harte, Pat & Patricia Gallogly, Paddy McNallion, Willie John Kerrigan, Margaret Coyle, Patricia Maguire, Margaret Regan, Mary McDermott, Simon & Gillian Bryant, Tom Cassidy, Margaret Duffy, Kathleen McGuigan, Hannah Walsh, Finn Collins, Eta O’Malley, Mary McGlade, Gary Jameson, Julie Mulrennan, Irene Rice, Bridie Coyne, Doreen French, Ken Ward, John Collins, Margaret Sweeney, Veronica Curran, Mary Dunne, Irene McCarroll, Kathleen Cartwright, 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. Margaret Harkin

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time
Nancy Byrne, Mary Mackrell, John Doherty, William O’Connor, Catherine Leith, Michael Lanigan, John McLaughlin.

Birthday Remembrance: Nora McGrath

Christmas Remembrance: Patrick Walkin, Eric & Winifred Travis
Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen

BINGO. Please note there will be NO BINGO this Sunday 29th December, it will resume again next Sunday evening the 5th January 2020. Eyes down at 8.00pm.

ST. MARY’S WEEKLY ACTIVITIES: All activities in St. Mary’s Parish Centre will resume again after the Christmas break as follows:
Group                                                  Resume
Line Dancing                                     Monday 6th January
Tom Cliff Dancing Classes             Tuesday 7th January
Set Dancing                                      Wednesday 8th January
Over 50s Social Group                    Thursday 9th January
Irish Community Care                       Tuesday 14th January

Prize                 Ticket      Winner                             Claimed/Unclaimed
£300                08584          Patrick                                      Claimed
£100                08946         Caroline                                    Claimed
£ 50                 08266          Brendon                                   Claimed
Bottle Wine     08294         Steve Farren                            Claimed
Fragrance Box 09252        Pat McGoldrick                       Unclaimed
Bottle Port       10433          Kay O’Dowd                            Claimed
Set of Knives ——              J. Giblin                                     Claimed
Many thanks to everyone who bought raffle tickets. The total amount of £1,391.10 was raised for the parish.
Last Friday’s Parish Christmas Dance also raised £619.00. Thanks to all who came along and supported this event. A good time was had by everyone.

HELP A YOUNG PERSON FIND A FAMILY AND THINKING ABOUT FOSTERING: There are more than 75,000 looked-after children in England, and in the North West its estimated 1,190 foster carers are needed to meet demand. Caritas Fostering are looking for foster carers to help change a child’s life in the new year. If you’re not in a position to foster, why not start the conversation with your friends and families. If you can help, contact Caritas Fostering on 0161 817 2250 or

Exams/Data Officer required ASAP. Salary: NJC 18-22 Grade 6 (salary range £21,891.17 to £23,695.55) Full time/term time plus 10 days (41 weeks). Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week.
Application form, job description and person specification can be downloaded from the College website. Application to: Closing date for application 6th January 2020 @ noon. Interview to be held the w/c 6th January 2020. See poster on the notice board in the church porch.

Full-Time experienced RGN required based in Longsight, M13 OAR on a permanent full-time basis. (38.25 hrs. per week at £13.83 per hour), free parking, free meals on duty with 28 days holiday pay.
Full-time Chef/Cook required – 37.50 hours per week. £9.36 per hour. Shift that finish no later than 7.30pm. NVQ 2 or above is desirable. Please email CV to and include a contact phone number. See full details on the notice board in the church porch.

ST. RICHARD’S COFFEE MORNING is held every Wednesday in the Sacristy after the 9.15am morning Mass (except New Year’s Day).

Please take a copy of the newsletter home to remind you of the times of services and events during the coming week. 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!