Sunday 6th October 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”


6th to 12th October 2019

Sunday 6th October
9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s
11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s

Monday 7th October                            Tuesday 8th October
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s                9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

Wednesday 9th October                     Thursday 10th October
9.15am Mass St. Richard’s                    9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

Friday 11th October
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

Saturday 12th October
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 7th October: Our Lady of the Rosary
Wednesday 9th October: Blessed John Henry Newman, Priest
Thursday 10th October: Saint Paulinus of York, Bishop
Friday 11th October: Saint John XXIII, Pope
Saturday 12th October: Saint Wilfrid, Bishop

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially Margaret Duffy, Kathleen McGuigan, Hannah Walsh, John & Margaret Scholes, Baby Jackson, Finn Collins, Eta O’Malley, Mary McGlade, Gary Jameson, Joyce Lyons, Julie Mulrennan, Irene Rice, Bridie Coyne, Sadie McMenamin, Doreen French, Ken Ward, John Collins, Jackie McMenamin, Margaret Sweeney, Veronica Curran, Mary Dunne, Irene McCarroll, Kathleen Cartwright, Anthony Doocey, 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.
James Trow, Atraca O’Rourke.

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Marie Clerkin, Vincent Fahey, Ellen Davies, Thomas Davies, Vinny Nolan, Johanna O’Connor, Annie Doyle, Kathleen Keeley.

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

PARISH VISITATION: My thanks to everyone for helping to make last weekend such a happy and memorable occasion. From the celebration at St. Richard’s School to the Masses in both of our churches. Bishop John enjoyed all of the weekend, especially being able to meet so many people after each Mass. I am so pleased he was able to see our parish as it really is. A very happy, united and vibrant community.

CATHOLIC HUB – is a new monthly event featuring prayer, music and fellowship for young people (over 18s) held at the Cathedral on the second Saturday of every month. Come along to spend some time before the Lord in prayer, hear and join in praise and grow in your faith with other young people. Starting next Saturday 12th October at Salford Cathedral from 7.30pm to 10pm, and every second Saturday thereafter.

CHURCHES TOGETHER IN LEVENSHULME: Volunteers are needed to help with the Boaz Night Shelter for homeless men at St Peter’s Church. The shelter will run on Thursday nights from October 3. The organisers need help with jobs such as organizing the room, making up beds, cooking breakfasts etc. or as an overnight helper. For more information please contact George at or mobile 07484310276 or Harriet at

Time: Saturday 12th October at 10.30am to 1.30pm
Venue: St. Edward’s Church, 13 Thurloe St, Rusholme to a short service and statue crowning in nearby Platt Fields Park.
Further information available on email:

40 DAYS FOR LIFE (MANCHESTER): Help save lives by praying for an end to abortion in our community. 40 Days for Life – 40 Days of prayer, fasting and public outreach for an end to abortion runs from 25th September – 3rd November in Manchester.

SUNDAY 13th OCTOBER: Please note there will be NO BREAKFAST served in St. Mary’s Parish Centre after the 11 o’clock Mass next Sunday 13th October due to unforeseen circumstances. Back to normal on Sunday 20th October.

Loreto College: Saturday 5th October between 10am – 1pm
Sunday 13th October between 10am – 1pm
Xaverian College: Saturday 5th October. & Sunday 13th October both dates between 10.30am – 2pm

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. For further information contact Jenny on 07538 474 321.

FOR RENT: LEVENSHULME Nicely Furnished Small Flat. Suit respectable gentleman – reference required. Tel: 0161 224 2339.

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!