Sunday 6th January 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 and Fr. Martin Dowd, Tel. 0161 225 9840 Chaplain to the Central Manchester Hospitals.

“Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”


6th – 12th January 2019

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 – 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
Tuesday – 9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s
Wednesday – 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
Thursday – 9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s
Friday – 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
Saturday – 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

BAPTISMS: By appointment only
MARRIAGE: 6 months’ notice must be given

Feasts of the Week
Monday 7th January: Saint Raymond of Penyafort
Saturday 12th January: Saint Aelred of Rievaulx
Saint Aelred died at Rievaulx (Yorkshire) on this day in 1167. The son of a priest, he was educated at Durham and in the household of King David of Scotland. In 1134 he visited the newly founded Cistercian abbey of Rievaulx, and was so attracted to it that he chose to become a monk there, and was eventually elected abbot.

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially John Doherty, Colette Robinson, Ann Doherty, Sadie Deeney, Joyce Brennan, Gary Conway, Natashia Tierney Lord, Patricia Johnson, Margaret Ridian, Mary Geoghan, Mary & John McGlade, Patricia Maguire, Jim & Claire Cleary, Annie Maloney, Beta, Rahela & Ana Dumitru, Arthur Burke, Angela Christie, Stephen Cassidy, Kathleen Moriarty, Margaret Moran, Alan Mullahy, Seamus Gallogly, Owen Bartlett, Carl McGlynn.
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.
Maureen Fallon, Patrick Quinn, Mary Mackrell, Susan Coates

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Peggy & Ned Kennedy, Mary Kennedy, Norah & William Stevens, Sarah Clynch, Peter & John Walsh, Charlotte Sutcliffe, Martin Kane, Kevin Ward, Martin & Edward Bell, Hugh Caulfield, Joseph Shawcross.
Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace, Amen.

READERS REQUIRED: Readers play an important role in the celebration of the Mass. By reading the Scriptures as part of the Liturgy of the Word, in doing so, they help the church to understand the Word of God. We are fortunate to have a small group of readers for all the weekend Masses at St. Mary’s but new readers are always welcome. Two readers are required for each weekend Mass and usually the commitment involved would be reading once every 4 to 5 weeks. A readers’ rota is prepared and circulated, which sets when each reader is expected to read. If you are interested in becoming a reader at St. Mary’s or would like to find out more, please contact Marie Sartini on 07747 851 239 (Saturday 6.30pm Mass) or Peggy Sweeney on 07808 966 425 (Sunday 11am Mass).

5A-SIDE FOOTBALL: A locally based Catholic indoor 5a-side football squad playing on Wednesday nights between 6pm-10pm near Hough End, are looking for new players – all abilities and ages welcome. Telephone Jack Glouck on 07825 052 019 for further details.

ST. MARY’S REGULAR WEEKLY EVENTS: All activities resume again on Monday 7th January in St. Mary’s Community Centre. A list of all the regular weekly events can be found on the table in the church porch. Take a look! There’s something for everyone. Just come along and you will be made most welcome.

ST. MARY’S COMMUNITY CENTRE: The centre is in regular use and has excellent facilities including the use of a well-equipped kitchen with facilities for self or outside catering. The main hall has a capacity of over 200 people which is ideal for parties, meetings, clubs and groups. There is also a lounge available which has a capacity of around 40 people where small meetings and activities can be held and is ideal for laying out your buffet. There is free car parking and a licensed bar (prior booking required), plus sound and lighting equipment available. For enquiries about the facilities at the centre and to check the availability of our centre please contact Jenny on 07538 474 321.

BINGO: Bingo Night is held every Sunday at 8pm in the Lounge area of St. Mary’s Community Centre. Come along and join us.

LEGION OF MARY GROUP: A weekly meeting is held each Thursday after the 9.30am morning Mass in St. Mary’s Meeting Room. If anyone is interested in what we do you are very welcome to attend. For more information, come along and meet us.

ST. RICHARD’S COFFEE MORNING is held every Wednesday in the Sacristy after morning Mass. Everyone welcome to come along.

Please take a copy of the newsletter 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!