Sunday 4th August 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”

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4th to 10th August 2019

Sunday 4th August
9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s
11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s

Bank Holiday Monday 5th August – 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
Tuesday 6th August – 9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s
Wednesday 7th August – 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
2pm Nuptial Mass at St. Mary’s for Aung Min and Melanie Harrison
Thursday 8th August – 9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s
Friday 9th August – 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

Saturday 10th August
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 5th Aug. The Dedication of the Basilica of St. Mary Major
Tuesday 6th Aug. The Transfiguration of the Lord
Wednesday 7th Aug. Saint Sixtus II, Pope and Companions, Martyrs
Thursday 8th Aug. Saint Dominic, Priest
Friday 9th Aug. St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, Virgin & Martyr
Saturday 10th Aug. Saint Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially Irene Rice, Bridie Coyne, Cath Noone, Sadie McMenamin, Doreen French, Ken Ward, John Collins, Jackie McMenamin, Margaret Sweeney, Veronica Curran, Mary Dunne, Alex Roberts, Benny Woods, Irene McCarroll, Kathleen Cartwright, Anthony Doocey, Carl McGlynn, Colette Robinson, Sadie Deeney, Seamus Gallogly. 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.
Peter Shingler, Michael Gettins, Ellen O’Dowd.

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Kathleen Molloy, Kathleen Walls, Patricia Tracey, Margaret Kennedy, Bernadette Maher, Brendan Regan, John P. Regan.
Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.

Special Intention. Deena Mulrennan

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

No photo description available.We extend a warm welcome to Fr. John Garry from St. Patrick’s Missionary Society who will make a mission appeal at both St. Mary’s and St. Richard’s this weekend 3rd/4th August. A second collection will be taken during all Masses to support the great work of St. Patrick’s Missionary priests who work mostly in Africa and South America.

ROSARY IN PLATT FIELDS PARK: Annual Rosary and Hymns (including Gospel singer, Tom McCourt) at Platt Fields Park (Grangethorpe Road entrance), Manchester on Saturday 7th September at 3pm. Free refreshments and ice cream. Marquee with chairs provided. Contact Sarah Mitchell on 0161 431 0410 for further information.

GARDENING VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED: Can you spare an hour No photo description available.or two at St. Mary’s during the week to help maintain the lawns and flower beds. Weeding of the flower beds is a major priority. Many hands make light work – no green thumb required! If you can help please see Sean Foy or Michael Cassidy.

CHARITY CONCERT for CLIC Sargent at Levenshulme Baptist Church, Elmsworth Avenue, Levenshulme on Friday 30th August at 7.30pm. Light Classical Entertainment. Free with retiring collection. Free refreshments.

HIRE OF ST. MARY’S PARISH CENTRE: 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. The centre has two function rooms that can be hired separately or together. For further information contact Jenny on 07538 474 321.

FURNISHED FLAT IN LEVENSHULME: A nicely furnished small flat in Levenshulme available. Suit respectable gentleman – Reference required. Please telephone 0161 224 2339 for full details

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!