Sunday 17 December 2023 – 3rd Sunday of Advent


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 17 December – 23 December

Day Time Church Liturgy
Monday 10am St Mary’s Requiem Mass (Michael Fogarty)
Tuesday 9:30am St Mary’s Mass
Wednesday 9:15am St Richard’s Mass
Thursday 9:30am St Richard’s Requiem Mass (Bridget Duffy)
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



Eucharistic Ministers and Readers for Sunday Mass – 17 Dec
Eucharistic Ministers Jackie O’Donnell & George Stenson
Readers Priya Armitage & Violet Armitage

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,  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. 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: Bridget Duffy, May Sherratt, Betty Morgan, Adelaida Sy, Donald McAteer, Maureen Walkin (nee Regan)

Anniversaries: John Burke, Renee Kane, Margaret Towey, Annette Ryan, Patrick McAteer

Special intentions: Deceased sisters of Our Lady of the Mission RNDM who died this year, Thomas Hegarty, Mary & Michael White, Marie & Paddy O’Brien, Mary & Michael O’Grady, Mary Smith, L. Beattie

Birthday: Joseph Shingler

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.

Christmas Fair. A big thank you to everyone who gave donations for our stalls, raffles and Tombola’s. Also to everyone for their help with preparing for the day and to everyone who supported us on the day. Thank you all very much.

Parish Candlelight and Christmas Carol Concert is on Thursday 21 December, 7pm at St Mary’s church, Levenshulme. Followed by refreshments in the parish hall. Everyone is welcome. Bring your family and friends!

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.

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.

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

Christmas Cards, Candles and 2024 Diaries available now to buy.

Parish Pastoral Council is having an important meeting on Wednesday 20th December at 6pm in St Mary’s Presbytery. All the members should endeavour to be there.

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

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