Sunday 29th September 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 September to 5th October 2019

Sunday 29th September
9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s celebrated by Bishop John Arnold
11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s celebrated by Bishop John Arnold

Monday 30th September             Tuesday 1st October
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s        9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

Wednesday 2nd October             Thursday 3rd October
9.15am Mass St. Richard’s              9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

Friday 4th October
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

Saturday 5th October
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 30th Sept. Saint Jerome, Priest and Doctor
Tuesday 1st Oct. Saint Thérése of the Child Jesus, Virgin and Doctor
Wednesday 2nd Oct. The Holy Guardian Angels
Friday 4th Oct. Saint Francis of Assisi

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially Kathleen McGuigan, Hannah Walsh, John & Margaret Scholes, Baby Jackson, Finn Collins, Eta O’Malley, Mary McGlade, Gary Jameson, Joyce Lyons, 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.
Georgina Mitchell, Seamus Gallogly, Attracta O’Rourke, James Trow, Vera Hogan (Month’s Mind).

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Martin & Edward Bell, Maria & Peter Waller, John Woronycz, James Walls.

Birthday Remembrance. Seamus Gallogly
Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.

This weekend we welcome Bishop John who will celebrate the Masses at both St. Richard’s and St. Mary’s on Saturday evening and Sunday morning and will meet everyone after each Mass. This will be the first official visitation of our new Parish of St. Robert of Newminster, so I hope everyone will be present at Mass to meet Bishop John.

The funeral of James Anthony Trow will take place on Thursday 3rd October at 3pm at Manchester Crematorium.

A fundraising night in aid of Fr. Pat Clarke’s Mission in Sao Paulo, which has been badly devastated by recent floods, will be held at St. Mary’s Parish Centre next Saturday, 5th October at 7.00pm. Dancing to JIB Country Sounds Disco, plus licenced bar, Grand Raffle, plus many prizes. Tickets £3 available now from Sean Foy Tel. 07588 233 712 and Tommy Dolan Tel. 292 6314.

Volunteers are needed to help with the Boaz Night Shelter for homeless men at St Peter’s Church. The shelter will run on Thursday nights from October 3. The organisers need help with jobs such as organizing the room, making up beds, cooking breakfasts etc. or as an overnight helper. For more information please contact George at or mobile 07484310276 or Harriet at

Next weekend Little Sisters of the Poor representatives will be selling raffle tickets at both St. Richard’s and St. Mary’s at the Saturday evening and Sunday morning Masses.

Please note there will be NO BREAKFAST served in St. Mary’s Parish Centre after the 11 o’clock Mass on Sunday 13th October due to unforeseen circumstances. Back to normal on Sunday 20th October.

Saint Ambrose College, Hale Barns, Altrincham, WA15 0HE have the following vacancies.
Business Manager required for immediate start. Salary range: £46,572 – £52,439. Hours of Work: Full time (36.25 hrs. per week.
Science Teacher (Chemistry Specialist) Required for January 2020
Faculty Leader of Science Required January 2020.
Tel. 0161 980 2711

Loreto College: Saturday 5th October between 10am – 1pm
Sunday 13th October between 10am – 1pm
Xaverian College: Saturday 5th October. & Sunday 13th October both dates between 10.30am – 2pm

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

LEVENSHULME: Nicely Furnished Small Flat, suit respectable gentleman – Reference required. Please telephone 0161 224 2339.

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!