Sunday 5th January 2020

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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5th – 11th January 2020

Sunday 5th January                                  Monday 6th January
9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s                  9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s

Tuesday 7th January                                Wednesday 8th January
9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s                       9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

Thursday 9th January                              Friday 10th January
9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s                      9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

Saturday 11th January
10.00am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at St. Mary’s
11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s
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

Feast of the Week
Tuesday 7th January: Saint Raymond of Penyafort, Priest

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially Nellie Ferris, Barbara Williams, Kathleen Grimes, Noreen Varley, Maureen Kennedy, Sadie McMenamin, John Harte, Pat & Patricia Gallogly, Paddy McNallion, Willie John Kerrigan, Margaret Coyle, Patricia Maguire, Margaret Regan, Mary McDermott, Simon & Gillian Bryant, Margaret Duffy, Kathleen McGuigan, Hannah Walsh, Finn Collins, Eta O’Malley, Mary McGlade, Gary Jameson, Julie Mulrennan, Irene Rice, Bridie Coyne, Doreen French, Ken Ward, John Collins, Margaret Sweeney, Veronica Curran, Mary Dunne, Irene McCarroll, Kathleen Cartwright, Carl McGlynn, Colette Robinson, Sadie Deeney. 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. Teresa Crerand, Chris Garvey, Kathleen Ginty, Patrick Tracey, Joyce Flatherty.

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time
Alick Sweeney, Hugh Caulfield, Ned & Peggy Kennedy, Mary Kennedy, James & Bridget Mulherin, Joseph Shawcross.

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

Related imageFR. PAT CLARK: Fr. Pat will be making an appeal next weekend 11th/12th January at St. Mary’s Church at Saturday’s 6.30pm Mass and Sunday’s 11am Mass for his Mission work in Brazil.

ST. MARY’S WEEKLY ACTIVITIES: All activities in St. Mary’s Parish Centre will resume again after the Christmas break as follows:
Group                                                           Resume
Line Dancing                                               Monday 6th January
Tom Cliff Dancing Classes                        Tuesday 7th January
Set Dancing                                                 Wednesday 8th January
Over 50s Social Group                               Thursday 9th January
Irish Community Care                                 Tuesday 14th January

BACK TO SCHOOL: St. Mary’s school new term begins tomorrow Monday 6th January at 8.45am and St. Richard’s on Tuesday 7th January at 8.58am. We hope staff and pupils had a restful holiday and are ready for the challenges ahead.

During the year 2019 the total money donated by parishioners at St. Mary’s Church amounted to £668.59 for CAFOD and £319.14 for Cornerstone Day Centre. Cheques for the above amounts were sent to them during last week.

ROTAS THIS WEEKEND 4th/5th January
Eucharist Minister: Saturday 6.30pm – Ruth Bell, Mary Reilly
Sunday 11am – Michael Cassidy, George Stenson, Mary Dowling, Debbie Kells, Teresa Pepuzani.
Sunday Readers – Peggy Sweeney, Priya Armitage
Offertory Counting Team – G. Stenson, S. Meehan, S. Donelon.

There are 208 schools in the Diocese of Salford which accommodate approximately 82,000 pupils. Governors’ play in important part in our Catholic schools and the diocese is looking for nominees to take on the role. Nominees would not be expected to have a direct knowledge of current education law, school organisation or Governance, but should be willing to learn and dedicate reasonable time to their responsibilities. They would be expected to have a genuine commitment to the educational, personal and spiritual development of students and in particular to the wellbeing of the school community as a whole. If you can help by becoming a Governor, an expression of interest form and further information can be found on the Diocese

CHRISTMAS BEAR: Many thanks to all who took part. The winner was Ann Coyne – Bear named PERU. Sr. Edith raised £70 for the Parish.

WALSINGHAM PILGRIMAGE: There are 3 Twin Rooms still available for 30th April – 2nd May 2020. Cost £175 per person which includes Bed, Breakfast and Evening Meal, as well as an excursion to Wells on Sea. Contact Phil Mahon on 07940 199564 a.s.a.p.

Self-contained one bedroom flat for rent. Newly decorated, own shower, toilet and kitchen. Quiet house, suit respectable middle aged gent. References required. Tel. 0161 224 2339 for further details.

ST. RICHARD’S COFFEE MORNING is held every Wednesday in the Sacristy after the 9.15am morning Mass (except New Year’s Day).

LEGION OF MARY GROUP: Meet each Thursday after the 9.30am Mass in St. Mary’s Meeting Room. Everyone Welcome.

BINGO every Sunday night in St. Mary’s Parish Centre. Eyes down at 8pm. Come along and join us for a fun filled evening.

Please take a copy of the newsletter home to remind you of the times of services and events during the coming week. 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!