Sunday 1st August 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 1st August 2021

“Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”


COVID-19: Church Guidance: We are still required to sign in with name and contact number for Test, Track and Trace purposes. Please sanitise hands on entering and leaving Church. All those who attend church are strongly encouraged to wear a face mask.

CHURCH MASS TIMES – 1st to 7th August 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

Tues. 9.30am St. Mary’s                                          Fri. 9.15am St. Richard’s

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
Mon. 2nd: St Eusebius of Vercelli, Bishop
Wed. 4th: St John Mary Vianney, Priest
Thurs. 5th: Dedication of the Basilica of St Mary Major
Sat. 7th: St Cajetan, 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: Eugene Toland, Joan O’Connor, Veronica Dwyer, Margaret Taylor.
Anniversaries: Kathleen Molloy, Sean Connor, Christine Skeffington-Parsons, Patricia Tracey.
Birthday Remembrance: Annette Ryan
Special Int. John Johnson

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.

If anyone would like to go to Confession, then please contact Fr. Dever after any of the Masses, or telephone him on 0161 224 1498 to make an appointment. Confession boxes cannot be used at this time.

SUNDAY OBLIGATIONS: Whilst Sunday Obligations are still not imposed, if you are still feeling nervous about coming back to church, why not attend one of the weekday Masses which are not as busy as the weekend Masses. We also offer areas of the church where social distancing continues to be mandatory. We look forward to welcoming you all back very soon.

As we are no longer required to clean the church after each service, we are now able to revert to the weekly cleaning of the church. If you were on the team before the pandemic and would like to take up the reins again then please come along after Mass on Tuesday. Many thanks to our cleaners who have retired from this task, your help has been much appreciated.
Church Cleaning Volunteer Information
The pews, floors, sacristy, altar area, votive candle stands, confessionals, porch and toilet are all cleaned. Buckets, vacuum, wet mops and cleaning supplies are provided. This would generally be a one hour commitment on a Tuesday after morning Mass.
Offertory Collectors are also now required for the Sunday Masses. New volunteers are welcome to join either of the teams. If you would like to put your name forward for anything, please email the parish email ( or phone Winnie in the office on 248 8836. Thank you.

The above will be celebrated on Bank Holiday Monday 30th August at St. Ambrose Church, Chorlton at 11am. After Mass the priest will proceed to the Cemetery to lead prayers by the priest’s graves at approximately 12noon. All welcome.

MARIST YOUTH CENTRE, 113 Nell Lane, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, M21 7SW offer a Confirmation Retreat Day for up to 30 young people at a time for Years 2 to Year 9 for schools within the Salford and Shrewsbury Dioceses.. Cost would be £6 per person. It is only a one off day and not a course. Tel. 0161 881 4528 for further information.

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

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!