Sunday 24th October 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 24th October 2021


                         THIRTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME                               “World Mission Day”

“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 24th to Saturday 30th October

Sunday 24th: 9.30am at St. Richard’s – 11am at St. Mary’s
Monday 25th: 9.15am at St. Richard’s
Tues. 26th: 9.30am at St. Mary’s
Wed. 27th: 9.15am at St. Richard’s
Thurs.28th: 9.30am Mass at St .Mary’s
Friday 29th: 9.15am at St. Richard’s
Saturday 30th: 11am Mass at St. Mary’s
5,00pm Vigil Mass at St. Richard’s
6.30pm Vigil Mass at St. Mary’s

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
on Saturday at 10am at St. Mary’s Church

Feasts of the Week
Tuesday 26th Oct. SS Chad and Cedd, Bishops
Thursday 28th Oct. SS Simon and Jude, Apostles

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and all those who are suffering from the coronavirus and others who are sick at this time, including Graham Edwards, Karl McGlynn, Ann Monds, 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.
May the Good Lord strengthen and comfort them.
Pray also for all who care for the sick.

Lately Dead: Danny McCabe, Sheila Evans, Patsy Murray,
P.J. Finnerty, Tom Kennedy.
Anniversaries: Andrew Molloy, Bridie Dinan, Winifred Coyne, John & Brigid Donelon.
Special Int, John & Philomena Johnson, Madeleine Taylor.

PARISH MASS OF REMEMBRANCE: Our parish will celebrate a special Mass of Remembrance on Saturday, 6th November at 11am in St. Mary’s Church. During this very special parish celebration we prayerfully remember all our deceased parishioners and all whose funerals were celebrated in St. Mary’s and St. Richard’s during the past twelve months. (From November 2020 to October 2021). After the Mass light refreshments will be served in St. Mary’s Parish Centre. Please join us as we pray for all those in our families and parish community who have died.

TODAY IS WORLD MISSION SUNDAY: It supports missionaries who work alongside communities that are poor or in need, regardless of their background or belief. By supporting Missio, the Pope’s charity for world mission, you will help missionaries like Sister Veronica build peace in Nigeria and share the love of Christ with those most in need. Please pray for the mission of the Church throughout the world and give what you can to this very important collection which will sustain the future of our Church. Please call 020 7821 9755 (office hrs.) or visit Missio’s website to give a single gift, set up a Direct Debit and Gift Aid your donation, if possible:

We also devote the month of November to remembering all who have died. A box will be available at the back of St. Mary’s Church for you to place the names of your loved ones in. It will be brought up with the offertory gifts on Sundays, and all whose names are in it will be remembered throughout the month of November.

MASS FOR THE PANDEMIC: Throughout November, Catholic dioceses around the country will celebrate a Mass for the Pandemic. This service will take place in Salford Cathedral at 11am on Sunday 7th November. The Mass is an opportunity to remember those we have lost and the hardships faced during the pandemic. It is also a time to give thanks for the compassion and commitment of our healthcare workers.

SISTER LUCY RETIRES FROM CARITAS CORNERSTONE AFTER 20 YEARS’ SERVICE: An inspirational nun who has devoted a lifetime of service to our community is stepping down from her active role helping people in our diocese who are homeless, isolated, or seeking asylum. Now in her eighties, Sr. Lucy first began working at Cornerstone in 2002 after “retiring” from her previous role working with children. In celebration and thanksgiving for all staff and volunteers, Caritas Salford will be holding their first Mass since the pandemic on Saturday 27th November. For further details email

UN CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE (COP26): The UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow from 31st October to 12th November 2021. ‘COP’ means ‘conference of parties’. Leaders from 197 countries, including Pope Francis, who have signed up to the UN’s climate change treaty, will travel to Glasgow to take part in the conference. This will be the largest gathering of world leaders ever to take place on British soil. The focus of the conference will be how to keep temperature rises below 1.5C. If the world warms more than this threshold, millions more people in the most vulnerable communities around the globe will suffer from devastating droughts, storms, floods and other impacts of climate change. Governments will be obliged to set out more ambitious goals for ending their contribution to climate change under the Paris Agreement (2015).CAFOD invite us to sign a petition urging the Prime Minister to make sure the communities hardest hit by the climate emergency are listened to at COP26. You can sign the petition online at:

We will be running a course for anyone interested in becoming a Catholic. The course is part of the process known as the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) and is for anyone who knows they would like to become a Catholic, thinks they may want to become a Catholic or would just like to learn more about the Catholic faith, whether they are already Catholic or not. The course will begin sometime in October and run until Easter. It will be held on Wednesday evenings at 7.15pm in the Meeting Room of St. Mary’s Presbytery. Please contact us by email at or telephone Marie Sartini on 07423 154 363 if you would like further information

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!