Sunday 23rd January 2022



 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



Sunday 23rd January 2022                                      



“Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”


Latest Covid Guidelines

People displaying any symptoms of Covid-19 should stay at home and not travel to church or participate in person. Hand sanitiser must be used on entering and leaving Church. The wearing of a face mask in church is now a government requirement (unless you are exempt) during the act of worship.



Sunday 23rd: 9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s – 11am at St. Mary’s

Mon.24th: 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

Tues.25th: 9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

Wed.26th: 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

Thurs.27th: 9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

Friday 28th:9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

Saturday 29th: 11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s

Vigil Mass 5pm at St. Richard’s & 6.30pm at St. Mary’s

Saturday’s 10am – 11am Exposition at St. Marys Church


Feast of the Week

Monday: St Francis de Sales, Bishop & Doctor of the Church

Tuesday: The Conversion of St. Paul, Apostle

Wednesday: Saints Timothy and Titus, Bishops

Thursday: St Angela Merici, Virgin

Friday: St. Thomas Aquinas, Priest 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 Margaret Brett, Tom Dunne, Margaret Caulfield, Rose Clarke, Mike Clyne, Patrick Morrissey, Martin Morrow, Kathleen McLaughlin, Margaret Cawley, Paddy Kerrigan, Kathleen McGuigan, Margaret Cawley, Maureen Kennedy,  Kathleen Durkan, Neville Wright,   Graham Edwards, Karl McGlynn,  Steven Teague, Hannah Walsh, Margaret McAteer, Frank Kelly, Jackson Giles, Joe Micalef, Jim Hynes, Anna Kerrigan, Maria Valgamilli, Judy Miller, Alan Smith, Sarah Mitchell,  Mary Regan, Mary McGlade,  Christine Jackson, Mary Dunne.


Lately Dead: Rose Clarke, Bernard Murphy, Theresa Mason, Eva Kubot, Patrick Briody, Catherine Donaghy, Bridget Kavanagh, Sean Finnigan, Tully Coll.

Anniversaries: Rose O’Brien, Liam Wilson, Tom Parsons, Barry McKeever.

 Birthday Remembrance: Vera Hogan



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



 Each year in our diocese, the final weekend of January is usually designated Caritas Sunday, and is an opportunity to highlight the work of Caritas Diocese of Salford, as our diocesan social action agency. Through campaigns such as Caritas Sunday, vital funds can be raised to help support people across our diocese by helping people out of homelessness; giving families advice on tenancies, household bills, and benefits; supporting people into education, training, and employment, ensuring older people receive a befriending service and support to attend medical appointments etc. There will be a second collection at Mass next weekend for Caritas.


YOUNG ADULTS RETREAT IN PREPARATION FOR LENT, a retreat will take place on 26th-27th February at Theodore House (Stonyhurst College, Clitheroe BB7 9PZ). It is being subsidised to keep the cost down to £40 (including bed, breakfast, lunch and evening meal). To register, please email:


WORLD YOUTH DAY 2023 is set to take place between 1st-6th August 2023 in Lisbon.

Young adults aged between 16 and 30 years of age (by June 2023) are invited to join the Salford Diocesan Youth team in Portugal to great our Pope and celebrate with like-minded young adults. Register your interest now at:



 Pope Francis has called a Synod of the whole Church. He would like to know what we think about certain matters. This is new and exciting and we should all try to take part if we possibly can. If you use a computer then please click on the following link, which will take you to the questions we are being asked to answer. You can do this as an individual or a group of friends might like to do it together over a cup of coffee. If you do not use a computer, then please pick up a copy from the back of church. We have until the 1st March 2022 to respond to the Pope’s invitation



 Our Eucharistic Ministers are now able to take Holy Communion once more to the sick and housebound at home (though not yet to those in nursing homes). It’s possible now that some who used to attend Mass regularly before the pandemic may not now feel fit enough to return. Would you like Holy Communion to be brought to you at home? Please contact Fr. Dever (224 1498) or the Parish Office (248 8836).


WEEKLY NEWSLETTER: Please take a copy of the newsletter home to remind you of the times of services and events during the coming week. Please take a copy to anyone 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.