Sunday 18th July 2021

Parish Priest: Fr. Michael Dever – Tel. 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. Laurence Gambella, Assistant Priest & Hospital Chaplain and Fr. Martin Dowd, Chaplain to the Central Manchester Hospital.

Sunday 18th July 2021


“Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”


COVID-19: Church Guidance: Please sanitise hands on entering and follow safe distancing and instructions from the stewards. Sanitise hands again on exiting church by the side doors. All those who attend church must wear a face covering. Those that are exempt for medical reasons or children under 11 remain exempt. Please do not mingle with anyone outside of your household or support bubble while attending Mass.


CHURCH MASS TIMES – 18th to 24th July 2021


Sunday: 9.15am at St. Richard’s                  Wed. 9.15am St. Richard’s
10.30am & 12 noon at St. Mary’s

Mon. 9.15am St. Richard’s                             Thurs. 9.30am St. Mary’s
6.30pm Reception of the body of
John Carey into St. Mary’s.

Tues. 9.30am St. Mary’s                                 Fri. 9.15am St. Richard’s 12 noon Funeral Mass at St. Mary’s
for John Carey.

10am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at St. Mary’s
followed by 11am Mass at St. Mary’s
5pm Vigil Mass at St. Richard’s
6.30pm Vigil Mass at St. Mary’s

Feasts of the Week
Tues. 20th: St Apollinaris, Bishop and Martyr
Wed. 21st: St Laurence of Brindisi, Priest and Doctor
Thurs. 22nd: St Mary Magdalen
Fri. 23rd: St Bridget of Sweden, Religious, Patron of Europe
Sat. 24th: St Sharbel Makhluf, Priest

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and all those who are suffering from the coronavirus and others who are sick at this time, including Jim Hynes, Anna Kerrigan, Margaret McAteer, Maria Valgamilli, Judy Miller, Alan Smith, Sarah Mitchell, Miller, Steve Kerrigan, George O’Connor, Mia O’Connor, Eileen Regan, Mary McGlade, Benny Woods, Christine Jackson, Mary Dunne, Jackie Clare. May the Good Lord strengthen and comfort them. Pray also for all who care for the sick.

Lately Dead: John Carey, Rose Power, John Hart, P.J. Rowley, Mary Murphy. Anniversaries: Helen Tolan, Jimmy Keane
Birthday Remembrance: Nellie O’Dowd
Special Int. John Johnson, Philomena Johnson, Madeleine Taylor. Speedy Recovery: Breda Veale, Bernard Rowley

OFFERTORY DONATIONS: If you wish to switch from a weekly envelope to a standing order, please just provide your bank with the following details: Payee: The Salford Diocesan Trust St Robert of Newminster. Sort Code: 20 55 34 Account No. 40101222.

LATEST UPDATE: The Bishops of England and Wales have now issued Stage 4 of the lifting of restrictions in our Churches. However, our own Bishop has asked us to remain cautions, and not to implement these changes just yet. This is because many areas of the Diocese still have high levels of infections.

CHURCH STEWARDS: I would like to thank all those who have worked so hard as stewards for all our Masses during the pandemic. Although the virus has not gone away, it looks likely that the restrictions will be eased from Monday 19th July. If you feel able to do so, I would like to continue with a rota for each Mass, simply to welcome everyone as they come into Church, and give them the Mass sheets and newsletter. There would be no longer a need to clean the benches or to take names and contact numbers. If any stewards are willing to continue in this way would you please let Winnie know so she can make a new rota. Once again my thanks for all that you do for our parish. Fr. Dever

SUMMERTIME! As the School Year draws to a close, we wish all staff and students, a safe and joyful summer. It is clear that the Covid Pandemic has had a very big impact on school life and family life. Hopefully the summer holidays will provide a period of rest and recreation so that all may return refreshed and renewed for the new school year in September.

DIOCESAN VACANCIES: Full time posts based at the Cathedral Centre.
PA/Senior Administrator (Communications Office)
Person Assistant (to the Vicars General and the Secretary to the Trustees).
Receptionist (Cathedral Centre)
Closing date for applications: 12 noon Monday 26th July 2021
For more information and application packs, visit the website
If you have any questions/queries, send to

MISSIO MISSION BOXES: Will parishioners who have a Red Mission Box please bring them in to be emptied. The Mill Hill Fathers depend on money raised from these boxes to finance their Missionary work overseas. In common with all Charities, they have had a big drop in income during the past year.

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. Reference required. Tel. 224 2339 after 6.30pm

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER: Please pass on a copy of the weekly newsletter to a neighbour or anyone who 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!