Sunday 13th February 2022


 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


Sunday 13th February 2022                    


 SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME    (Racial Justice Sunday)  

“Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”



From Sunday 13th to Saturday 19th February

Sunday: 9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s – 11am at St. Mary’s

Mon, 11.30aml Funeral Mass for Bernard Murphy/St. Mary’s

Tuesday: 9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

Wednesday: 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

Thursday: 9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

Friday: 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

1pm Funeral of Dolores Smith at Manchester Crematorium

Saturday: 11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s

Vigil Mass 5pm at St. Richard’s & 6.30pm at St. Mary’s

Saturday’s 10am – 11am Exposition at St. Marys Church


Feast of the Week

Monday: Ss Cyril and Methodius, Bishops, Patrons of Europe

Thursday: The Seven Holy Founders of the Servite Order


Pray for the Sick and Housebound and all those who are suffering from the coronavirus and others who are sick at this time, including Tom Dunne, Nancy Boyle, Bryne Lynch,  Michael Browne, Margaret Caulfield, Mike Clyne, Patrick Morrissey, Martin Morrow, Kathleen McLaughlin, Margaret Cawley, Paddy Kerrigan, Kathleen McGuigan, Margaret Cawley, Maureen Kennedy,  Kathleen Durkan, Neville Wright,   Graham Edwards, Karl McGlynn,  Steven Teague, Hannah Walsh, Margaret McAteer, Frank Kelly, Jackson Giles, Joe Micalef, Jim Hynes, Anna Kerrigan, Maria Valgamilli, Judy Miller, Alan Smith, Sarah Mitchell,  Mary Regan, Mary McGlade,  Christine Jackson, Mary Dunne. Please inform the Parish Office if anyone needs to be taken off this list.


Lately Dead: Bernard Murphy, Dolores Smith, Maureen Connor, Margaret Brett, Michael Cooper, Clare Gordon, Rose Clarke (Month’s Mind).

Anniversaries: Kathleen Coyne, Elizabeth Green, John & Sarah McKenna, Hughie Kelly, Winnie Shawcross.



 Our Eucharistic Ministers are now able to take Holy Communion once more to the sick and housebound at home (though not yet to those in nursing homes). It’s possible now that some who used to attend Mass regularly before the pandemic may not now feel fit enough to return. Would you like Holy Communion to be brought to you at home? Please contact Fr. Dever (224 1498) or the Parish Office (248 8836).



If anyone would like to go to Confession, please contact

Fr. Dever on 0161` 224 1498 to make an appointment. Confession boxes cannot be used at this time.


The focus for Racial Justice Sunday 2022 builds on the theme from last year ‘A Time to Act’, which reflected on the importance of everyone recognising themselves, their race, their culture and their history in the life of the Church. The aim, this year, is to continue conversations about how we see others in the “Image and Likeness of God”.

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference (CBCEW) are encouraging Catholics to mark the day by praying the words of Pope Francis taken from his encyclical letter Fratelli Tutti – on fraternity and social friendship:

Come, Holy Spirit, show us your beauty, reflected in all the peoples of the earth, so that we may discover anew that all are important and all are necessary, different faces of the one humanity that God so loves. Amen”



Parishes and individuals across the diocese only have a few short weeks left to respond to the first part of our Universal Synod.  The Synod, called by Pope Francis in 2021, is a prime opportunity for us to hear what God wants for the Church as it goes forward. Bishop John reminds us of this valuable opportunity to share our thoughts on how the Church may better live out Gospel values. If you use a computer then please click on the following link, which will take you to the questions we are being asked to answer. If you do not use a computer, then please pick up a copy from the back of church. We have until the 1st March 2022 to respond to the Pope’s invitation


YOUNG ADULTS RETREAT IN PREPARATION FOR LENT, a retreat will take place on 26th-27th February at Theodore House (Stonyhurst College, Clitheroe BB7 9PZ). It is being subsidised to keep the cost down to £40 (including bed, breakfast, lunch and evening meal). To register, please email:


JOB VACANCY: The Diocese of Salford is seeking to appoint a Health and Safety Business Partner (Replacement Role). This is a full-time, permanent position (35 hours per week, with some evening and weekend work required) and based at Cathedral Centre, 3 Ford Street, Salford, M3 6DP. Salary: £41,200 – £50,645 per annum. Closing Date: 12noon on Friday 25 February 2022. To find out more and apply, please visit



Please take a copy of the newsletter home to remind you of the times of services and events during the coming week. 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!