Sunday 30th September 2018

Parish Priest: Fr. Michael Dever – Tel. 0161 224 1498

Resident at St. Richard’s Presbytery, Sutcliffe Avenue, 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 M/c Hospitals.


“Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”

30th September –6th October 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 1st Oct. – 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
Tuesday 2nd Oct. – 9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s
6.30pm Mass at St. Mary’s for the Ladies of Charity,
M/c Branch followed by Meeting in the Presbytery.
Wednesday 3rd Oct. – 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
Thursday 4th Oct. – 9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s
Friday 5th Oct. – 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
Saturday 6th Oct. – 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

Feasts of the Week
Mon. 1st Oct. St Therese of the Child Jesus, Virgin & Doctor
Tues. 2nd Oct. The Holy Guardian Angels
Thurs. 4th Oct. Saint Francis of Assisi
Sat. 6th Oct. Saint Bruno, Priest

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially Arthur Burke, Angela Christie, Stephen Cassidy, Vincent Fahy, Collete O’Connor, Kathleen Moriarty, Margaret Moran, Hannah Walsh, Eileen Toth, Alan Mullahy, Seamus Gallogly, Owen Bartlett, Carl McGlynn, Sheila Phillips, Alex Roberts, Margaret Timoney.

Special Intention: Fr. Paddy Connolly
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.
Irene Carolan, John McGee, William O’Connor, Rita Niland, Sohail Ferozel, Patrick Craddock.

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Joseph Blain, Johanna O’Connor, Annie Doyle, Kathleen Keeley, John Woronycz, Bridget & James Quinn, Maria & Peter Waller, Donal O’Keeffe.

Birthday Remembrance: Fr. Francis Occleston
Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.

LADIES OF CHARITY: The Manchester branch of the Ladies of Charity will celebrate Mass at St. Mary’s on Tuesday 2nd October at 6.30pm followed by a meeting in the presbytery afterwards. New members most welcome to come along.

MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING: Today (Sunday 30th September) in St. Richard’s Hall between 9.30am – 11.30am. Join us for coffee, tea, cake and more. If you can’t stay for long, do buy cake and biscuits to take away.

CAFOD – FAMILY FAST DAY: Friday 5th Oct.
Invites us to eat simply – perhaps having a bowl of soup instead of a meal – and give the money we save to help people like Longora, who lives in a remote village in Uganda. The area is so hot and dry, people used to struggle to get enough clean water to survive. Thanks to the generosity of parishioners in England and Wales, CAFOD has made sure Longora and her neighbours now have a reliable supply of clean, safe water. Please collect your Fast Day envelope from the back of church this weekend and give what you can. Return your envelopes next weekend. Thank you.

MARIAN PROCESSION: The Marian Procession takes place every year on the first Saturday of October, the month of the Holy Rosary. The procession starts at St Edward’s, RC Church, 13 Thurloe Street, Manchester, M14 5SG next Saturday 6th October at 10.30am and finishes at Platt Fields Park.

CHARITY NIGHT: Friday 26th October at St. Mary’s Parish Centre 7.30pm till late. Dancing to Pat Jordan and Finians Rainbow. Tickets £5 on sale this Sunday. Proceeds towards the cost of re-surfacing St. Mary’s Car Park.

IRISH COMMUNITY CARE M/CR RACE NIGHT Friday 28th September – 7.30pm – till late at The Irish World Heritage Centre, Cheetham Hill, M8 0AE. Tickets £10 p.p. which includes hot food. Tickets available from I.C.C. Office on (0161) 205 9105 or Eventbrite on Come and enjoy all the fun of a day at the races without the worry of bad weather.

BINGO: Every Sunday at 8pm in the Lounge area of the parish community centre. Come and join us for a fun filled evening where you could be the lucky winner.

LEGION OF MARY GROUP meet every Thursday in St. Mary’s Meeting Room after the 9.30am Mass. New members most welcome

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!