Sunday 5th August 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. Martin Dowd, Tel. 0161 225 9840 Chaplain to the Central M/c Hospitals and Fr. Laurence Gambella, Tel. 0161 224 1895 Assistant Priest & Hospital Chaplain.


“Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”


5th August – 11th August 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 Mass in St. Richard’s at 9.15am
Tuesday Mass in St. Mary’s at 9.30am
Wednesday Mass in St. Richard’s at 9.15am
Thursday Mass in St. Mary’s at 9.30am
Friday Mass in St. Richard’s at 9.15am
Saturday Mass in St. Mary’s at 11.00am
Saturday 2.00pm Nuptial Mass at St. Mary’s for
Gavin O’Connor & Amy Morgan.

After Morning Mass on Saturday at St. Mary’s
between 11.30am-12noon
Before Vigil Mass on Saturday evening at St. Richard’s
between 4.30pm – 4.50pm

Feasts of the Week
Mon. 6th August: The Transfiguration of the Lord
Tues. 7th August: Saint Sixtus II, Pope & Companions, Martyrs
Wed. 8th August: Saint Dominic, Priest
Thurs. 9th August: Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross,
Virgin & Martyr, Patron of Europe
Fri. 10th August: Saint Lawrence, Deacon & Martyr
Sat. 11th August: Saint Clare, Virgin

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially Alan Mullahy, Seamus Gallogly, Nellie O’Dowd, Philip Snape, Owen Bartlett, Carl McGlynn, Sheila Phillips, Paula Halfpenny, Alex Roberts, Margaret Timoney, Pauline Thomas, Joe Toth. May the Good Lord strengthen and comfort them. Pray also for all who care for the sick.

Special Intention: Nicholas Calvert

Grant eternal rest to those who have died recently.
Mary Brassil, Barbara Noon, Josephine Patricia Wegrzyn.

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Kathleen Walls, Patrick Doherty.

Birthday Remembrance: Kathleen Frost, Sean Lyons.

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

SMA FATHERS APPEAL: We extend a warm welcome to Fr. Rozario from the SMA Fathers this weekend who will make an appeal in both churches. The appeal is for the support of missions in Africa and for the support of students in formation for the priesthood. Please be as generous as you can in our second collection this weekend.

CHILDREN’S SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME 2018/19: The programme is the means by which baptised children can complete their journey into full membership of the Catholic Church. Children are provided with support to make the sacrament of Reconciliation (formerly first Confession) and their first Holy Communion. Whilst most of the children who attend our programme will be in Year 3 in either St. Mary’s or St. Richard’s RC Primary school, we extend a warm welcome to children from other schools who live in the Parish to join us. If your child doesn’t attend either St. Mary’s or St. Richard’s and you are interested in enrolling them in the programme for 2018-19 please contact Fr. Dever on 224 1498 (St. Richard’s) or Marie Sartini on 07747 851 239 (St. Mary’s). The calendar of dates for 2018-19 will be available at a later date.

NHS EXPERT PATIENTS PROGRAMME is a free NHS course to help you stay well with a long-term health condition and feel more in control of your health. The course is also open to carers, and is held once a week over 6 week and run at local venues across Manchester. If you feel you would like to find out more phone the referral team on 0161 371 2105. A staff member will be happy to discuss the programme and answer any questions you may have.

ST. MARY’S COMMUNITY CENTRE is in regular use and is available for hire. It is suitable for regular or one-off meetings for community groups, social groups, business and parties. For more information and to discuss room hire, please call Jennifer Jones on 07538 474 321 or visit our website to view Conditions of Hire and Booking Form.

BINGO held every Sunday at 8pm in the parish social centre.

ST. RICHARD’S COFFEE MORNING held each Wednesday in the Sacristy after the 9.15am Mass. All Welcome

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!