Sunday 15 October 2023 28th 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 – 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 15 – 21 October

Day Time Church Liturgy
Monday 9:15am St Richard’s Mass
Tuesday 9:30am St Mary’s Mass for Year 6,  St Mary’s Primary School
Wednesday 9:15am St Richard’s Mass
Thursday 9:30am St Mary’s Mass
Friday 10am St Mary’s Requiem 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



Eucharistic Ministers and Readers for Sunday Mass – 15 Oct
Eucharistic Ministers Fiona Keane and Christine Roche
Readers Peggy Sweeney and Florence Ngembus

Feast of the Week
Tuesday 17th St Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop, Martyr
Wednesday 18th St Luke, Evangelist

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,  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, Irene Rice, Karen Rice, Keith and Linda Marshal. 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: James Giblin, Reginald Wilfred Dixon, Donald McAteer

Anniversaries: Betty Keane, Bridget Josephine Reilly

Special intentions: Heart’s desires, Gabriel Murphy

Birthday: Hugh Caulfield

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

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.

World Mission Sunday

World Mission Sunday this year will take place on 22nd October. On this day, the whole Church unites together through prayer for its missionary activity, and by collecting funds to support Catholic communities across the world experiencing situations of poverty and turmoil.

The theme chosen by the Holy Father is: ‘Hearts on fire, feet on the move’ (based on Luke 24).

Diocesan Day Retreat – The Feeding of the 5,000

Wednesday 18th October, 11.30am – 3pm

Our Lady of Lourdes and St Gerard Majella’s, Lostock Hall

The Diocese of Salford’s Department for Formation is delighted to announce the return of its regular day retreat programme. Join experienced retreat leader Donna Worthington as she explores the Gospel story of The Feeding of the 5,000 in our first session. Retreats cost £20 per person and booking ahead is advised. Please contact the parish office on 01772 335387 or email to book your place.

Candlelight Christmas Carol Concert

Thursday 21 December, 7 – 8pm with refreshments from 8pm.

Everyone welcome, bring your family and friends!

Concert rehearsals will be held at St Mary’s after Mass on Sunday on 5th, 12th and 19th November.

There will be Mass at St Mary’s for Year 6 children from St Mary’s Primary School on 17 October. Parents and carers welcome.

St Mary’s Christmas Fair will be on Saturday 9 December after morning Mass. Donations for gifts for all stalls welcome (no clothing or bric-a-brac, please).

St Mary’s Social Club presents a Night of Nostalgia with Pat Jordan & Finian’s Rainbow, and music from the late greats. Saturday 21 October. Tickets £5.

Manchester Set Dance Club

Classes at St Mary’s recommenced on Wednesday 13th September. Everyone welcome. All Ages and grades. For information e-email: or by phone 0793081071. New members always welcome to attend.