Sunday 1 October 2023 – 26th Week in Ordinary Time


Incorporating the former Parishes of:

St. Mary of the Angels & St. Clare Church, Elbow St, Levenshulme, M19 3PY

St. Richard Church, Sutcliffe Avenue, Longsight, M12 5TN

Parochial Administrator: Fr. Boniface Ambe. Tel no. 0161 843 6907 – resident at St. Mary’s Presbytery

Hospital Chaplain: Fr. Martin Dowd – resident at St Mary’s Presbytery



Times of Masses 1 – 7 October

Day Time Church Liturgy
Monday 9:15am St Richard’s Mass
Tuesday 9:30am St Mary’s Mass
Wednesday 9:15am St Richard’s Mass
Thursday 9:30am St Mary’s Mass
Friday 9:15am St Richard’s Mass
Saturday 10am


St Mary’s


Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Confession



St Mary’s

St Richard’s

St Mary’s


Vigil Mass

Vigil Mass

Sunday 9:30am


St Richard’s

St Mary’s



Feasts of the Week

Monday 2nd The Holy Guardian Angels
Wednesday 4th St Francis of Assisi
Saturday 7th Our Lady of the Rosary

Pray for the Sick and Housebound who are sick at this time, including Eileen Tiernan, Joyce McLean, Delia Regan, Mia O’Connor, George O’Connor, Becky Lester, Patrick Rogers, Benny Woods, Molly McGoldrick,  Ray Sweeney,  Julie O’Hara, Jessie Reilly,  Baby Aldiz Julz,  Rob Stuart, Lucy Murphy, John Maskell, Alisha Malone,  Maise Callaghan, Damien Hegarty, John Tunney, John Reynolds, Mary Callaghan,  Sarah & Stacey Todd,   Bryne Lynch,  Michael Browne, Kathleen McGuigan,  Maureen Kennedy,   Margaret McAteer, Frank Kelly, Jackson Giles, Anna Kerrigan, Maria Valgamilli, Judy Miller, Alan Smith, Mary Regan, Mary McGlade,  Christine Jackson, Gary Pereira, Peggy Sweeney, Irene Rice, Karen Rice 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: Frances Farley, John McGeeghan, Patricia McLorriscon, John Monaghan

Special intentions: Martin Coughlan; Benny Woods; To have a home; Thank God for His Grace

Parishioners who are housebound

Anyone who wishes to receive Holy Communion at home, can contact the Parish Office on 0161 248 8836 or email:

Christmas – yes, it’s that time of year again already!

If you would like to be involved in arrangements for this year’s Parish Christmas Fair, come along to a special meeting on Thursday 5 October, 7pm, at St Mary’s Parish Centre. Everyone welcome.

Diocesan Young Adults Mass: Sunday 8 October, 5.30pm, St Augustine’s Church, Manchester M15 6BW (confessions 4.45-5.15pm)

Our diocesan Mass for Young Adults with Fr Richard Howard. Fr Richard will lead us in celebration of Mass before a catch-up over pizza and another fascinating faith-based talk. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available before Mass. All welcome.

Caritas Diocese of Salford urgently need a volunteer van driver: drivers are vital to Caritas services. If you could volunteer please contact Matt

Challenge Poverty Week, 2-8 October: Caritas Salford is committed to tackling poverty and its causes. In our diocese alone 302,158 children are living in poverty and 15% of households are in fuel poverty.

Caritas Salford supports people experiencing poverty and also works hard to call out and tackle the causes of poverty. To find out more go to

There will be a Mass at St Mary’s for Year 6 children from St Cuthbert’s and St Mary’s Primary Schools on Tuesday 10 October.


Enjoy a bingo session every Sunday at 8pm at St Mary’s Hall

The Parish Administrator is available in the Parish office on Tuesdays and Fridays, 9.00-12.00

Baptism registration takes place at St Mary’s Church after the 11am Mass on the second Sunday of each month. Parents are warmly invited to register their child after this Mass.