Sunday 3rd June 2018

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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 Ave, Longsight, M12 5T
Resident at St. Mary’s Presbytery Canon David Ryder Chaplain Central M/c General Hospitals Tel. 0161 225 9840 and Fr. Laurence Gambella Hospital Chaplain & Asst. Priest Tel. 0161 224 1895




Mass Times During The Week              
St. Richards Church                       St. Mary’s Church    

Sunday 3rd June 9.30am               Sunday 11.00am

Monday 4th June 9.15am               Tuesday 9.30am 
Wednesday 6th June 9.15am        Thursday 9.30am 
Friday 8th June 9.15am                  Saturday 11.00am
Saturday 9th June 5.00pm Vigil                      6.30pm Vigil

Confessions: Saturday 11.30am – 12noon at St. Mary’s and 4.30pm – 4.50pm at St. Richard’s

Pray for the Sick and housebound and those who are known to you especially Seamus Gallogly, Ian Whalley, Joe Toth, Owen Bartlett, Carl McGlynn, Sheila Phillips, Paul Halfpenny, Alex Roberts, Niall Henderson, Margaret Timoney, Pauline Thomas,. May the Good Lord strengthen and comfort them. Pray also for all who care for the sick.

Special Intention: Hannah Walsh

Grant eternal rest to those who have died recently Mary Doherty, Mary Regan, Ian Wallace, Mary Dinan.

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time Mary & Michael Stenson, Alice McHugh, Ellen Coughlan, Tommy & Maureen Daly, Anthony Murray, Bernadette Maher, Brendan Regan, Michael Rafter, Patrick Kelly, Mary Brett.

Today is the historical feast of St. Robert of Newminster, who was born at Gargrave in Yorkshire. He spent the early years of his priesthood as rector of his home town, but later joined the Benedictine community at Whitby. In 1132 he helped to establish Fountains Abbey which embraced theANNIVERSARY OF SAINT ROBERT OF NEWMINSTER (1100-1159) Next Thursday, 7th June we celebrate St. Robert of Newminster’s feast day, the day of his death. St. Robert was born at Gargrave, England, at the beginning of the 12th century. He studied at the University of Paris, was ordained a priest, and served as a parish priest in his native town. Later, he became a Benedictine and joined a band of monks in establishing a Cistercian monastery in which the strict Benedictine rule would be revived. In the winter of 1132, they founded Fountains Abbey on land given to them by Archbishop Thurston. In 1138, Robert went on to found the Cistercian Abbey of Newminster at Morpeth, Northumberland, which became a place of pilgrimage. As abbot, Robert provided a fine example leading his monks to sanctity: he recited the entire Psalter of 150 psalms daily and he ate sparingly to maintain his self-denial. He is said to have had supernatural gifts, particularly with special power over evil spirits, and he cured many people possessed by demons. Robert was a close friend of the hermit Saint Godric and often visited him in his hermitage at Finchale, where they would discuss the things of heaven. The night Robert died, June 7, 1159, Godric is said to have seen his soul ascending to heaven like a ball of fire. St. Robert’s relics were translated to the church at Newminster. Miracles were reported at his tomb, and it became a centre of pilgrimage.

CEILI NIGHT IN AID OF THE MARIAN PROCESSION – Irish and Indian dancing with Eamon Nolan and Sonia Sharma. Music by JIB Sound. Next Friday, 8th June 8pm at St. Kentigern’s Social Club. Tickets £4 (in advance) or £5 (at the door) £1 (children under 12).

ST. RICHARD’S SUMMER FAIR: The event will be held on Sunday, 8th July, starting at 12noon in the Church grounds. We do need donations of any items for the different stalls. Please do your best to bring in donations as soon as possible.

DAY TRIP TO YORK, Friday 31st August 2018 including a visit to St. Margaret Clitherows’ Home on the shambles. Coach leaving St. Bernard’s Church at 8am, pickup at St. Mary’s Car Park at 8.15am, arriving back at 5.30pm. Cost £15. Anyone interested contact Ann Tipper on 442 5259.

YOUTH PILGRIMAGE TO ROME led by Bishop John Arnold 16th-23rd February 2019. Cost £690 (including flights, full board accommodation and insurance). Age 18+. For more details please contact Tracy Ward on 0161 817 2222 ext. 252 or email

SUNDAY BREAKFAST: Bacon and Sausage Sandwiches, Toast, Tea or Coffee are provided after the Sunday 11.00am Mass in the Parish Social Centre. It is a great opportunity to come along and have a drink and a chat, meet friends and make new ones and learn about what is happening in the Parish.

LEGION OF MARY GROUP meet every Thursday morning in St. Mary’s Meeting Room after the morning Mass. New members most welcome to come along.

BINGO every Sunday evening in the Parish Social Centre. Starts at 8pm. Come along and join us.

PARISH SOCIAL CENTRE – All enquiries regarding the hire of the centre to be made to Jennifer Jones on 07538 474 321.

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!