Sunday 12th December 2021


 Parish Priest: Fr. Michael DeverTel. 0161 224 1498   



           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. Martin Dowd, Chaplain to the Central Manchester Hospital and Fr. Laurence Gambella.



Sunday 12th December 2021                               



“Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”



From Sunday 12th to Saturday 18th December

Sun. 12th      9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s – 11am at St. Mary’s

Mon 13th      9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

Tues.14th      9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s    

Wed. 15th    10am Funeral Mass for John Johnson at St. Mary’s

Thurs. 16th 10am.Funeral Mass for Patrick Conway – St. Mary’s

Fri,    17th   9.15am Mass at St. Richard’

Sat.   18th   11am Mass at St. Mary’s

                        5,00pm Vigil Mass at St. Richard’s

                        6.30pm Vigil Mass at St. Mary’s

Saturday’s – 10am – 11am Exposition of the Blessed                                      Sacrament at St. Mary’s Church


Feast of the Week

Monday: St. Lucy

Tuesday: St. John of the Cross

Thursday: St. John Roberts


Pray for the Sick and Housebound and all those who are suffering from the coronavirus and others who are sick at this time, including Paddy Kerrigan, Kathleen McGuigan, Margaret Cawley, Maureen Kennedy, Martin Walsh, Kathleen Durkan, Neville Wright,   Graham Edwards, Karl McGlynn,  Steven Teague, Hannah Walsh, Martin Walsh, Sr. Philomena, Frank Kelly, Jackson Giles, Joe Micalef, Jim Hynes, Anna Kerrigan, Margaret McAteer, Maria Valgamilli, Judy Miller, Alan Smith, Sarah Mitchell,  Steve Kerrigan, George O’Connor, Mia O’Connor, Mary Regan, Mary McGlade, Benny Woods, Christine Jackson, Mary Dunne.  


Lately Dead: John Johnson, Patrick Conway, Seamus Walls, Mary Brady, John Saunders.

Anniversaries: John Brady, Margaret Moran, Margaret Towey.

Speedy Recovery: Caroline Connolly

Special Int. Philomena Johnson, Johnathan Burke, Annette Toland.


PARISH CHRISTMAS RAFFLE:   Please return all raffle ticket stubs and monies by next Thursday 16th December at the latest. The Prize Draw will take place next Saturday 18th December after the 11am Mass at St. Mary’s Church. Winners will be notified by phone so please include your phone number

Thank you to all who have made this raffle possible through their generous donations of prizes.
Good luck!


LATEST COVID GUIDELINES, from the Bishops of England and Wales. The Bishops have now decided to delay the return of the Sunday Obligation, until next year.

With respect to the current situation with the Omicron variant it is important to ensure the following points are followed in our churches:

  • That people displaying any symptoms of covid-19 should stay at home and not travel to church or participate in person.
  • That hand sanitiser is available to those attending the Church.
  • That there is a strong recommendation for people to wear a face covering (both nose and mouth) during the act of worship.
  • That there is good ventilation and air throughput in the building; in this case, because of climatic conditions, it would be important to remind people to wrap up well in church!
  • That a positive message encouraging people to get vaccinated and have the booster jab when able is delivered whenever possible.
  • That people who are engaged in a form of pastoral ministry which involves ministry to the housebound, sick and vulnerable, should take regular lateral flow tests to ensure they are safe to do so.  These are free from the NHS.


UNIVERSAL SYNOD: Pope Francis has called a Universal Synod which is taking place in every Catholic diocese across the world. The Synod is themed: “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission”. We want to hear from as many people as possible, those involved in the church and those who are not. You can take part by completing an online submission using the following link We have until 1st March 2022 to make our submissions then, after national and continental gatherings, the Synod of Bishops will gather in Rome in 2023 to reflect on what has been heard.



Friday 24th December – First Mass of Christmas

6.30pm at St. Richard’s Church & 8.00pm at St. Mary’s Church

Saturday 25th December – Christmas Day

9.30am at St. Richard’s Church & 11.00am at St. Mary’s Church

Sunday 26th December – Feast of St. Stephen

9.30am at St. Richard’s Church & 11.00am at St. Mary’s Church



If anyone would like to go to Confession, then please contact Fr. Dever on 0161 224 1498 to make an appointment. Confession boxes cannot be used at this time.


TRAIN AS A RELATIONSHIP COUNSELLOR WITH MARRIAGE CARE: Catholic Marriage Care is the largest faith-based relationship support specialist in the UK. We are looking for empathetic listeners who would like to train and volunteer with us at local centres as relationship counsellors. You could make a world of difference to couples and families. No previous counselling qualifications are required. For more information please visit:


 WEEKLY NEWSLETTER: Please pass on a copy of the weekly newsletter to a neighbour or anyone who you know who is sick or housebound.


LEVENSHULME SELF CONTAINED FURNISHED FLATLET FOR RENT: (Only suitable for one person). Newly decorated, own shower and toilet, own kitchen. Suit respectable middle aged gentleman. References required. Tel. 0161 224 2339 after 6.30pm.


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!