Sunday 19th December 2021


 Parish Priest: Fr. Michael DeverTel. 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. Martin Dowd, Chaplain to the Central Manchester Hospital and Fr. Laurence Gambella.



Sunday 19th December 2021                               



“Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”

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From Sunday 19th to Saturday 25th December

Sun. 19th      9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s – 11am at St. Mary’s

Mon 20th      9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

Tues.21st      9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s    

Wed. 22nd    9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

Thurs. 23rd  9.30am- Mass at St. Mary’s

Fri,    24th    9.15am Mass at St. Richard’

Friday 24th — First Mass of Christmas

6.30pm Mass at St. Richard’s – 8.00pm Mass at St. Mary’s

Saturday 25th – Christmas Day

9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s – 11am Mass at St. Mary’s

Sunday 26th – Feast of St. Stephen

9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s – 11am Mass at St. Mary’s



Feast of the Week

Tuesday: Saint Peter Canisius

Thursday: Saint John of Kenty


Pray for the Sick and Housebound and all those who are suffering from the coronavirus and others who are sick at this time, including Patrick Morrissey, Margaret Cawley, Paddy Kerrigan, Kathleen McGuigan, Margaret Cawley, Maureen Kennedy, Martin Walsh, Kathleen Durkan, Neville Wright,   Graham Edwards, Karl McGlynn,  Steven Teague, Hannah Walsh, Martin Walsh, Sr. Philomena, Frank Kelly, Jackson Giles, Joe Micalef, Jim Hynes, Anna Kerrigan, Margaret McAteer, Maria Valgamilli, Judy Miller, Alan Smith, Sarah Mitchell,  Steve Kerrigan, George O’Connor, Mia O’Connor, Mary Regan, Mary McGlade, Benny Woods, Christine Jackson, Mary Dunne.  


Lately Dead:, Patrick Conway, Seamus Walls, Mary Brady, John Saunders, Bridget McColgan, Margaret Bradley, Monica Fitzpatrick, Kath McKeague, John Johnson (Month’s Mind) Anniversaries: Annette Ryan, Alice Phelan, Anne Nevin, Tommy Dunne.  Special Intention:  Nellie Ferris, Patrick Walkin. Birthday Celebration: Annie Keavney



Thank you to all who supported our Christmas Raffle this year. The draw took place yesterday (Saturday 18th December). Sincere thanks to all who bought tickets, sold tickets and donated prizes. The magnificent amount of £938 was raised for the parish. The list of prize winners can be found on the notice board in the church porch.



If anyone would like to go to Confession, then please contact Fr. Dever on 0161 224 1498 to make an appointment. Confession boxes cannot be used at this time.


LATEST COVID GUIDELINES, from the Bishops of England and Wales. The Bishops have now decided to delay the return of the Sunday Obligation, until next year.

With respect to the current situation with the Omicron variant it is important to ensure the following points are followed in our churches:

  • That people displaying any symptoms of covid-19 should stay at home and not travel to church or participate in person.
  • That hand sanitiser is available to those attending the Church.
  • That the wearing of a face mask in church is now a government requirement (unless you are exempt) during the act of worship.
  • That there is good ventilation and air throughput in the building; in this case, because of climatic conditions, it would be important to remind people to wrap up well in church!
  • That a positive message encouraging people to get vaccinated and have the booster jab when able is delivered whenever possible.
  • That people who are engaged in a form of pastoral ministry which involves ministry to the housebound, sick and vulnerable, should take regular lateral flow tests to ensure they are safe to do so.  These are free from the NHS.


.ST. MARY’S SUNDAY BREAKFAST:  Please note next Sunday 26th December we will be serving only Tea and Toast in the parish centre after the 11 o’clock Mass.


Madeleine and the Johnson families would like to thank everyone who attended the Funeral Mass for their father John R.I.P. during the week. Also for the support, prayers and Mass cards received at this sad time.


CARITAS SALFORD VACANCIES: Caritas are looking to recruit a Catering Supervisor (for the Cornerstone Day Centre) and a Fundraising Supporter Care Officer (based at Caritas House, Collyhurst). For details of both posts or to apply go to


SALFORD DIOCESE VACANCIES: Two roles are being re-advertised – a Parish Development Coordinator: (with responsibility for Synod), and a Chancery & Tribunal Senior Administrator: (which is a replacement role). Both roles are full-time, based at the Cathedral Centre and the salary is £26,000 – £28,000 per annum. For further information including how to apply, visit:

 WEEKLY NEWSLETTER: Please pass on a copy of the weekly newsletter to a neighbour or anyone who you know who is sick or housebound.


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. References required. Tel. 0161 224 2339 after 6.30pm