Sunday 19 November 2023 – 33rd 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 19 – 25 November

Day Time Church Liturgy
Monday 9:15am St Richard’s Mass
Tuesday 9:30am St Mary’s Mass
Wednesday 10am St Mary’s Requiem Mass – Shaun Redmond
Thursday 9:30am St Mary’s Mass
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



Feast of the Week
Tuesday, 21 The presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Wednesday, 22 St Cecilia, Virgin, Martyr
Friday, 24 Ss Andrew Dung-Lac and Companions

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, Irene Rice, Karen Rice, Keith and Linda Marshal, Thomas Fitzgerald, Mary Brennan, Louise Marshal, Jim McGlynn. 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: Shaun Redmond, Katie Briars, Paddy McLaughlin, Kevin Pendergast, Michael Smith, Esther Bowles, Ken, Donald McAteer, June Buggy, Bill Rowan

Anniversaries: John McLoughlin, Jimmy Donnelly, John Connor, John Johnson, Frances Maher (nee McGrath)

Special intentions: Anne, PJ and family, stability of my family

Birthday: Kathleen Connor

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.

Another Night of Music Nostalgia with the Frank Nelson Band on Tour from Co Roscommon, Saturday, 9th December 2023. Dancing 8.00 till late. Advance Ticket £8 or pay on the door.

Mass with the Apostolic Nuncio St Patrick’s Church, Livesey Street, Manchester, M4 5HF – Thursday 30th November 2023 at 6.30pm.

This month, His Excellency Archbishop Miguel Maury Buendía, Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain, will make a pastoral visit to our diocese. All are welcome to attend the Mass.

Parish Pastoral Council meeting will take place on Friday, 24th November, 6pm at St Mary’s Presbytery.

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.

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).

Last meeting to discuss Christmas Fair will take place on Thursday, 30 November at 7pm in St Mary’s Presbytery.

MISSIO (RED BOXES). The 2024 Mission Today Calendar is available in the porch for all who support Missio and the Mill Hill Missionaries. If you have any donations please put in a bag or envelope bearing your name and address, and marked for the attention of Winnie O’Connor and either bring into church or put through the Presbytery letterbox. Please note all cheques should be name payable to APF MILL HILL MISSIONARIES. Any queries please phone Winnie on 07806 994 626.

New Vacancies with Diocese of Salford:

Pilgrimage Office Administrator, full-time

Property Administrator, full-time

Parish Administrator, 12 hrs pw, over 2 days

To find out more and apply visit:

Music for Eternal Life St John the Baptist Church, Dowling Street, Rochdale, Wednesday 22nd November 2023, 7pm

Salford Cathedral Choir will join forces with pupils from Holy Family RC Primary School, Rochdale, to give a one-hour concert inspired by the ‘Eternal Life’ mosaic at St John the Baptist’s, in Rochdale.