Sunday 9th December 2018

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.

SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT   Image result for second sunday of advent 2018 images

“Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”

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9th to 15th December 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 – 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
Tuesday- 9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

6.00pm Reception of the body of Thomas Keenan in St. Mary’s

Wed. – 10am Funeral Mass for Thomas Keenan – St. Mary’s
Thursday – 9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s
6.00pm Carol Concert at St. Mary’s led by School Children
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

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

Feasts of the Week
Tues. 11th Dec: Saint Damasus I, pope
Wed. 12th Dec. Our Lady of Guadalupe
Thurs. 13th Dec. Saint Lucy of Syracuse, virgin and martyr
Fri. 14th Dec. Saint John of the Cross, priest and doctor

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially 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.
Thomas Keenan, Mickey Hanley, Matt Noone, Michael Hill, John Ojei

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. James Arthur, John Brady, Maureen Rice, Bernard Rice.

Birthday Remembrance: Frances Maher

Under the new data protection law (GDPR) we need ‘explicit consent’ in order to print in the newsletter the names of those sick parishioners for whom we are praying. If you would like your name or that of a relative added to the Sick List please be aware that if it is for a relative he or she must give their consent for their name to be published in the weekly newsletter.

ST. MARY’S CHRISTMAS FAIR: There will be a meeting to finalise the arrangements for the Fair today, Sunday 9th December in the parish centre after the 11 o’clock Mass.
Please come along, we need your help.

ST. MARY’S CAROL CONCERT led by the school children will take place next Thursday 13th December at 6.00pm in church. Come along for a magical evening of carols to start the festive season in style!

PARISH CHRISTMAS RAFFLE: The draw will take place next Sunday 16th December in St. Mary’s Hall after the 11 o’clock Mass. All counterfoils and money should be returned to either St. Richard’s or St. Mary’s by next Friday 14th December at the latest to ensure they are included in the draw. Thank you for your support.

VOLUNTEER SINGERS REQUIRED: We are looking for anyone interested in helping to lead the singing at the Vigil Mass on Christmas Eve at St. Mary’s. Ideally we would like to form a choir – it is open to any member of the community who has a love of music and a desire to sing. Anyone interested please come along to a practice next Tuesday 11th December at 7.00pm. in the presbytery Meeting Room.

ST. MARY’S APF/MILL HILL PROMOTERS: If possible, could the promoters who have not yet handed in money collected from the red mission boxes please do so by Tuesday 18th December at the latest. Any money received after that date will not be included in this year’s total for St. Mary’s.

HCPT CYCLE TO LOURDES: Parishioner Paul O’Neill, a nurse, and regular Lourdes volunteer will be cycling 570 miles from Paris to Lourdes for HCPT charity. All money raised will go towards taking disabled and disadvantaged children and adults on life changing pilgrimage holidays to Lourdes. If you would like to donate to Paul’s Just Giving page please go to:

ST. PAUL SUNDAY MISSAL 2019: Anyone who would like to order a copy will you please write your name and contact number on the list which is on the table at the back in St. Mary’s Church. Price will be approximately £5.50, depending on amount ordered. Please order a.s.a.p.

BINGO: Every Sunday at 8pm in the Lounge area of the parish community centre. Come and join us

LEGION OF MARY meeting is held each Thursday after 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 and meet us.

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!