Sunday 8th September 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”


8th to 14th September 2019

Sunday 8th September
9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s
11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s

Monday 9th September
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

Tuesday 10th September                   Wednesday 11th September
9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s                     9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
led by Yr. 6 School Children

Thursday 12th September                         Friday 13th September
9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s                       9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

Saturday 14th September
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 9th September: Saint Peter Claver, Priest
Tuesday 10th September: Saint Ambrose Barlow, Priest & Martyr
Thursday 12th September: The Most Holy Name of Mary
Friday 13th September: Saint John Chrysostom, Bishop & Doctor
Saturday 14th September: The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially Finn Collins, Patrick Morrissey, Eta O’Malley, Mary McGlade, Gary Jameson, Joyce Lyons, Julie Mulrennan, 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. 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.
Georgina Mitchell, Seamus Gallogly, Joe Hennigan, Vera Hogan

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Catherine Barrett, Nora Keane, Patricia Currid, Cissie Buckley, Paddy O’Connor.

Birthday Remembrance: Patrick Lyons, Catherine Barrett
Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.

MANDATORY COLLECTION FOR HOME MISSION SUNDAY NEXT WEEKEND: The Home Mission Office is a national organisation that helps the local Church engage in the vital mission of Evangelisation. Next weekend, they ask for our prayers and our financial support through the second collection.

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.

Come along to our Coffee Morning today Sunday 8th September at 10.30am in St. Mary’s Parish Centre. Invite your family and friends round for a cuppa, cake and chat. Every penny raised helps us be right there for people living with cancer.

St. Ambrose Barlow Hope in the Future Deanery Mass to celebrate our missionary parishes in our deanery will take place next Tuesday 10th September at 7.30pm at St. Catherine’s Church, Didsbury, M20 6HS. Light refreshments will be served afterwards in the Community Centre.

This autumn, Salford Cathedral is launching its brand new Cathedral Volunteer Programme, for all those people from around our diocese of Salford, who would like to help create a welcoming, safe and prayerful environment with our Mother church, which lies at the heart of the historic centre of the city of Salford. With the support and training provided, being a valued member of the volunteer team will be an enriching experience for all. For additional details contact the cathedral office on 0161 817 2210 or email

A fundraising night in aid of Fr. Pat Clarke’s Mission in Sao Paulo, which has been badly devastated by recent floods, will be held at St. Mary’s Parish Centre on Saturday, 5th October at 7.00pm. Dancing to JIB Country Sounds Disco, plus licenced bar, Grand Raffle, plus many prizes. Advance Tickets £3 available now from Sean Foy contact number 07588 233 712 and Tommy Dolan. Tickets on the night £4 at the door.

St. Mary’s Church have a small group of parishioners who routinely give of their free time to help keep the church looking clean and tidy. We are very grateful to these people for their contribution, but as with most things, more volunteers are needed. If you could spare an hour on Thursday mornings after Mass to help clean the church either by sweeping between the church pews, dusting, hoovering, cleaning the votive candle stands, mopping the church porch and toilet area, please contact the parish office on 0161 248 8836.

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.

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.

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