Sunday 22nd 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, Hospital Chaplain and Fr. Martin Dowd, Chaplain to the Central Manchester Hospital.


Sunday 22nd 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 –22nd to 28th August 2021

ST. RICHARD’S CHURCH                               ST. MARY’S CHURCH
Saturday – 5pm Vigil Mass                               Saturday – 11am & 6.30pm Vigil
Sunday – 9.15am                                              Sunday -10.30am & 12 noon
Monday – 9.15am                                             Tuesday – 9.30am
Wednesday – 9.15am                                       11.45am Funeral Mass for
Friday – 9.15am                                                Jacqueline Breen.
                                                                          Thursday – 9.30am


Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Saturday at 10am
at St. Mary’s followed by Mass at 11am.


Feasts of the Week
Monday 23rd: St Rose of Lima, Virgin
Tuesday 24th: St Bartholomew, Apostle
Wednesday 25th: St Louis
Thursday 26th: Blessed Dominic of the Mother of God
Friday 27th: St Monica
Saturday 28th: Saint Augustine, Bishop and Doctor


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.
Please inform Parish Office if anyone needs to be taken off this list


Lately Dead: Jacqueline Breen, Peter Ruddy, Joel Oladele Oyegbile, Alfie Halfpenny.
Anniversaries: Sean Dolan, Patrick O’Dwyer, Mary Barry.


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.


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.


Following a recent review and restructure, the opportunity for two new senior manager posts has been created within Caritas Diocese of Salford to help deliver our strategy as we emerge from the pandemic to new and existing challenges for those experiencing poverty, discrimination and disadvantage. Each post will bring senior leadership and management experience to particular areas of our work. One post will focus on our diverse community and voluntary social action projects and the second on our homelessness and supported accommodation projects. The vacancies are: – Senior Manager, Homelessness & Supported Accommodation – Senior Manager, Social Action Projects. For further information and how to apply please see:


CHURCH HALL: – It is our intention to get the parish hall back open as soon as we can, but of course this has to be done in line with health and safety guidelines. We know many of you have missed this part of your groups activities and meeting for tea or coffee after Sunday Mass and we wanted to let you know that we are keen that we get the parish hall up and running and in use again as soon as we can.


CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL STUDENTS who have received their exam results. The news looked positive for most students and we pray that they are able to move on to the next stage in either their education or chosen career. It has been a difficult time over the last 18 months for all school children but especially those in important years.


REOPENING OF CATHEDRAL CENTRE FACILITIES: We are delighted to announce that Cathedral Centre Books has now reopened (8.30am-3.30pm Monday to Friday). Orders can also be placed via or over the phone on 0161 817 2208. The Cathedral Centre Café has also reopened and is open to the public 8.30am – 1.30pm Monday to Friday.


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. Reference required. Tel. 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!