Sunday 14 January 2024 – 2nd Sunday 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 – resident at St. Mary’s Presbytery

Tel no. 0161 843 6907

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



Times of Masses 14 January – 20 January

Day Time Church Liturgy
Monday 9:15am St Richard’s Mass
Tuesday 9:30am St Mary’s Year 3/4 Mass
Wednesday 9:15am St Richard’s Mass
Thursday 10am St Mary’s Requiem Mass (Peter Francis Finan)
Friday 10am St Mary’s Requiem Mass (Benny Woods)
11.30am St Richard’s Requiem Mass (Julie Boswell)
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



Feast of the Week
Wednesday, 17 St Anthony, abbot

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, Molly McGoldrick,  Ray Sweeney,  Julie O’Hara,  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, Irene Rice, Karen Rice, Keith and Linda Marshal, Thomas Fitzgerald, Mary Brennan, Louise Marshal, Jim McGlynn, Declan Coyle, Paul and Kath McIlvenny, Sister Edith, Maria Toth. 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: Annie Mary Forde, Philomena Johnson, John McKeown

Anniversaries: Maureen Walkin (month’s mind), Hughie Muldowney, Belton & Muldowney families

Special Intentions: Maria Toth, For poor souls in Purgatory, The Hegarty family, Callaghan family.

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.

Any housebound parishioners who wish to receive Holy Communion at home, contact the Parish Office on 0161 248 8836 or email:

The Parish is in a great need of an organist. If you know anyone who knows how to play an organ please see Fr Boniface.

Parish Pastoral Council will take place on Wednesday, 17th January, 6pm, at St Mary’s Presbytery.

Breakfast after Mass. Every Sunday after Mass, there is a breakfast of sausage or bacon on toast, tea & coffee in the Hall. Everyone is welcome.

Day Retreat Programme: Intro to Christian Meditation

Our Lady of Lourdes and St Gerard Majella’s, Brownedge Road, Lostock Hall, PR5 5AA. Saturday 10th February 2024, 11:30am. Join us to explore the contemplative tradition, with a particular focus on Fr John Main’s teaching. It starts 11.30am and finishes at 3pm, costing £20 to attend per session. Places are limited, so please do book ahead by contacting the parish office on 01772 335387 or email


Cathedral Estate Caretaker, Full-time, permanent

Parish Administrator – Our Lady of Hope, Part-time, 12hpw, permanent

For more details visit:

Hire of St Mary’s Community Centre: The centre is available for private functions and conferences. For full details please contact Jennifer on 07538 474 321

Peace Sunday, 14 January. The Bishops of England and Wales invite us to make today a day of prayer for world peace, using the theme proposed by Pope Francis: ‘Artificial Intelligence & Peace’. Today’s Scriptures put us in touch with what makes us most fully human, what distinguishes us from machines – identity, belonging and calling. God calls Samuel by name and he has to learn how to reply. Our individual uniqueness always belongs within a larger identity, that of the Body of Christ (as St Paul reminds us). And to each of us, Jesus extends the invitation ‘Come and see’.

Items for the newsletter can be left at the Parish Office Tel. 0161 248 8836 or emailed to by Friday midday.