Sunday 27th September 2020

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 & Fr. Martin Dowd, Chaplain to the Central M/c Hospitals

“Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”


Times of Mass – 27th September to 3rd October
Sunday : 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
10.30am & 12noon Mass at St. Mary’s
Monday : 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
Tuesday : 9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s
Wednesday : 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
Thursday : 9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s
Friday : 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
Saturday : 10am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at St. Mary’s followed by 11am Mass.
5pm Vigil Mass at St. Richard’s
6.30pm Vigil Mass at St. Mary’s
Please remember the suspension of the Sunday Obligation means that you can attend Mass on any day of the week.

Feasts of the Week
Monday 28th Sept. Saint Wenceslaus, Martyr
Tuesday 29th Sept. St Michael, St Gabriel & St Raphael
Wednesday 30th Sept. Saint Jerome, Priest and Doctor
Thurs.1st Oct. St Therese of the Child Jesus, Virgin & Doctor
Friday 2nd Oct. The Holy Guardian Angels

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and all those who are suffering from the coronavirus and others who are sick at this time, including Mary Dunne, Jackie Clare.
May the Good Lord strengthen and comfort them. Pray also for all who care for the sick.
Under the data protection law (GDPR) we need ‘explicit consent’ to print in the newsletter the names of those sick parishioners for whom we are praying. If you would like your name or that of a relative added to the Sick List please be aware that if it is for a relative he or she MUST give their consent for their name to be published in the weekly newsletter.

Lately Dead: James (Ken) Lawson, Tom Daly, John Kerwan. Ignatius Morgan.

Anniversary: Martin Bell, Edward Bell, Bernard Groarke, Johanna O’Connor, Daniel Ahern, Mary Brown, Martin Sweeney, John Woronycz.

FACE COVERINGS: Face-coverings are now mandatory in indoor settings where people are likely to come into contact with people they do not know. This includes churches. Those that are exempt for medical reasons or children under 11 years of age remain exempt in these settings. In addition we will be collecting your contact details as part of the NHS Track & Trace system and information will only be shared if we are formally notified of a parishioner at the same Mass testing positive. To support NHS Test and Trace, we must hold records for 21 days. This reflects the incubation period for COVID-19 (which can be up to 14 days) and an additional 7 days to allow time for testing and tracing. After 21 days, all collected data is securely shredded.

Next Sunday 4th October, the day we would usually launch the new stage of Hope in the Future, Bishop John will lead a Holy Hour from Salford Cathedral which will be livestreamed on at 3pm ( The theme of the Holy Hour will be Hope in Difficult Times and it will provide parishioners around our diocese with an opportunity to take stock of the last few months. You can find out more on the Diocesan website (

PARISH FINANCES: Many people will have experienced a drop in their income over the last few months and the parish finances have experienced the same in a dramatic way. Those of you who pay by standing order have continued to do so and some of you who are part of the Gift Aid envelope scheme or direct giving envelope scheme have sent your envelopes in, but as most people haven’t attended Mass due to the Covid situation there has been a massive loss of income by way of cash offerings. Unlike businesses we are unable to access grants, but the bills still need to be paid. To give you an idea of the situation; since March our total income was £14,237.91 whilst our outgoings have been £33,980.79 which gives a deficit of £19,742.88.
Since we are not allowed to pass the collection bags around during Mass you will see a basket at the exit door for your offerings & gift aid envelopes for the church.
A simple way to make a regular offering to the parish is to make a Standing Order through your bank. Standing Order Forms are available from the office at St. Mary’s or from Fr. Dever. For those who pay Income Tax a Gift Aid Form is also available. This allows the tax you have already paid on your weekly offering to be repaid to our parish. So if you give a £1 the parish will receive £1.20p. I would encourage anyone who can to consider signing a standing order for the parish. With thanks for all your help and understanding in these very difficult times.

Due to the Coronavirus collectors are unable to visit your homes, therefore, Red Box holders may drop off their red box at the parish office weekdays from 9am to 1pm or bring it along to the church at Mass time and hand it in at the Sacristy.

ASSISTANT CARETAKER VACANCY at Saint Ambrose College, Hale Barns, Altrincham. 36.25 hrs. per week, all year round. NJC Grade 4 (£20,092 to £21,748) Candidates must apply using the Catholic Education Service application form at Please send completed applications via email to Please telephone 0161 980 2711 if you would like a tour of the building or if you would like to discuss the role with Kieren Done, Business Manager. Closing date for applications: Monday 5th October 2020.

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!