Sunday 21st November 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. Martin Dowd, Chaplain to the Central Manchester Hospital and Fr. Laurence Gambella.

Sunday 21st November 2021


“Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”


The obligation to attend Mass will be restored by the First Sunday of Advent. The Bishops’ Conference of England & Wales ask: Face coverings help to mitigate the risk of spreading Covid, they are still strongly recommended to be worn in church covering both the nose and mouth. Please use hand sanitiser provided as you enter and leave the church and please also consider social distance. The church will continue to be well ventilated to reduce the risk of spreading the virus and will continue to be cleaned.


From Sunday 21st to Saturday 27th November

Sunday 21st 9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s – 11am at St. Mary’s
Mon. 22nd 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
Tues. 23rd 9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s
Wed. 24th 9.15am Funeral Mass for Margaret Green/St. Richard’s
12 noon Funeral Service for John Joseph Meaney-St. Mary’s
Thurs. 25th 9.30am .Mass at St. Mary’s
Fri, 26th 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’
Sat. 27th 11am Mass at St. Mary’s
5,00pm Vigil Mass at St. Richard’s
6.30pm Vigil Mass at St. Mary’s
Saturday’s – 10am – 11am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at St. Mary’s Church

Feasts of the Week
Monday: Saint Cecilia, Virgin and Martyr
Tuesday: St Clement I, Pope and Martyr
Wednesday: Ss Andrew Dūng-Lac and his Companions, Martyrs
Thursday: St Catherine of Alexandria, Virgin and Martyr

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and all those who are suffering from the coronavirus and others who are sick at this time, including 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: Margaret Green, John Joseph Meaney, Hannah (Annie) Devlin, Alexandra Conville, Mary Griffin, Anthony Walsh, Marie O’Donnell, Mary McCole, Jonathan Burke, Jack Hamilton. Anniversaries: Johnney Connor, Jimmy Donnelly, Bernard Corrigan & deceased members of family, Michael & Bridget Roan. Birthday Remembrance: Kathleen Connor.
Special Int. Mr & John & Philomena Johnson, Madeleine Taylor.

PARISH CHRISTMAS RAFFLE: Tickets are on sale before/after Masses priced at £1 a strip. 1st Prize £200, 2nd Prize £100, 3rd Prize £50, 4th Prize £25 plus many more exciting prizes. Please return all raffle ticket stubs and monies by Thursday 16th December at the latest. The Prize Draw will take place on Saturday 18th December after the 11am Mass at St. Mary’s Church. We ask you to support the raffle as this is our only annual Fundraiser this year for the parish.

Next Sunday, the first Sunday in Advent sees the return of the traditional obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy days. As you know, the obligation was suspended for the duration of the Pandemic. We should see its return as an invitation to return to normal practice in our parishes. People who are nervous about returning on Sundays can now return on a weekday, when there will be very few people present in church. It has been so good to see parishioners return to Mass over the last few weeks. We can now look forward to a return of our usual Sunday timetable.

UNDER POPE FRANCIS: Pope Francis is inviting the Catholic Church to listen deeply to one another and to discern what God is saying to the Church. Fr Eamonn will help us explore Pope Francis’ vision for a Synodal Church. The session will take place on Wednesday 24 November at the Cathedral Centre and via Zoom. The talk will begin at 7.30pm, with refreshments from 7pm. Suggested donations of £5 are welcome. To register for the event, visit

AFRICAN MASS: Sunday 5th December at 2pm at the Cathedral Church of St. John The Evangelist, 250 Chapel St, Salford M3 5LL. All are Welcome. Refreshments after Mass in the church’s cloister.

VACANCY FOR A PART-TIME COOK: St. Luke’s Centre, Whalley Range ( are looking to appoint a part-time cook working Wednesday and Thursday each week (12 hrs. split shifts) from January 2022. Salary is negotiable and who can provide home style cooking (lunch and dinner) for 4-8 people. Contact Fr. Gerard Fieldhouse-Byrne on 0161 226 4563 or by email:

IRISH COMMUNITY CARE SOCIAL GROUP: This group will resume again next Tuesday 23rd November between 12.30pm – 2.30pm in St. Mary’s Parish Centre. Everyone Welcome.

HIRE OF ST. MARY’S PARISH CENTRE: The centre is available for private functions such as Wedding Receptions, Christenings, Conferences and Meetings. Over 21st Birthday Parties and Funeral Receptions. Competitive prices available. For further details contact Jenny on 07538 474 321

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

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!