Sunday 2nd December 2018

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.


“Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”

2nd to 8th December 2018

Saturday Vigil Mass in St. Richard’s at 5.00pm
Saturday Vigil Mass in St. Mary’s at 6.30pm
Sunday Mass in St. Richard’s at 9.30am
Sunday Mass in St. Mary’s at 11.00am

Monday – 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
Tuesday- 9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s
Wednesday – 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
Thursday – 9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s
Friday – 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
Saturday – 11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s

Saturday at St. Mary’s between 11.30am-12noon
Saturday at St. Richard’s between 4.30pm – 4.50pm

BAPTISM: By appointment only
MARRIAGE: 6 months’ notice must be given

Feasts of the Week
Mon.3rd December: Saint Francis Xavier, priest
Tues. 4th December: St John Damascene, priest and doctor
Thurs. 6th December: Saint Nicholas, bishop
Fri. 7th December: Saint Ambrose, bishop and doctor
Sat 8th Dec .Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially Sadie Deeney, Joyce Brennan, Gary Conway, Natashia Tierney Lord, Patricia Johnson, Margaret Ridian, Mary Geoghan, Mary & John McGlade, Patricia Maguire, Jim & Claire Cleary, Annie Maloney, Beta, Rahela & Ana Dumitru, Arthur Burke, Angela Christie, Stephen Cassidy, Kathleen Moriarty, Margaret Moran, Alan Mullahy, Seamus Gallogly, Owen Bartlett, Carl McGlynn. 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.
Sean Robinson, John Cahill, Margaret Thompson, Andrew Dendura, Paula Ashford, Annie Coen, Josephine Stevens, Michael Kenneally, Mary Clough.

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Joe Munroe, Noreen Power, Olive O’Hara, Mai Kelly, Martin Deeney.

Under the new data protection law (GDPR) we need ‘explicit consent’ in order 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.

ST. RICHARD’S CHRISTMAS FAIR TODAY (SUNDAY) – Doors open at 12noon. There will be a good variety of stalls for all the family to enjoy. Please do pop along and support this event. A special word of thanks to all the people who have worked so hard in preparing for today. Also everyone who donated items for the different stalls. All it needs now is your presence to make it a happy and successful occasion.

ST. MARY’S CHRISTMAS FAIR: Only 2 weeks away – and we need YOUR HELP PLEASE!! We urgently require donations for Tombola prizes, bottles, raffle prizes, toys, toiletries, fancy goods, good as new gifts, chocolates etc. Donations can be put in the box at the back of church or dropped off at the presbytery. We also urgently need volunteer helpers to either look after a stall, set up the hall the day before, or clean up after the fair is over. A list is on the table at the back of church for anyone who would like to volunteer in any way.

ST. RICHARD’S HEADTEACHER: Congratulations to Jonathan Murray who has been appointed Headteacher of St. Richard’s Primary School. He will take up his post on 29th April 2019. Jonathan is at present Headteacher at St. Mary’s Primary School in Dukinfield.

HCPT CYCLE TO LOURDES: Parishioner Paul O’Neill, a nurse, and regular Lourdes volunteer will be cycling 570 miles from Paris to Lourdes for HCPT charity. All money raised will go towards taking disabled and disadvantaged children and adults on life changing pilgrimage holidays to Lourdes. If you would like to donate to Paul’s Just Giving page please go to: –

ST. PAUL SUNDAY MISSAL 2019: Anyone who would like to order a copy will you please write your name and contact number on the list which is on the table at the back in St. Mary’s Church. Price will be approximately £5.50, depending on amount ordered. Please order a.s.a.p.

BINGO: Every Sunday at 8pm in the Lounge area of the parish community centre. Come and join us

LEGION OF MARY meeting is held each Thursday after morning Mass in St. Mary’s Meeting Room. If anyone is interested in what we do you are very welcome to attend. For more information, come and meet us.

Please take a copy of the bulletin 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!