Sunday 3 December 2023 – 1st Sunday of Advent


Incorporating the former Parishes of:

St. Mary of the Angels & St. Clare Church, Elbow St, Levenshulme, M19 3PY

St. Richard Church, Sutcliffe Avenue, Longsight, M12 5TN

Parochial Administrator: Fr. Boniface Ambe – resident at St. Mary’s Presbytery

Tel no. 0161 843 6907

Hospital Chaplain: Fr. Martin Dowd – resident at St Mary’s Presbytery



Times of Masses 3 December – 9 December

Day Time Church Liturgy
Monday 9:15am St Richard’s Mass
Tuesday 9:30am St Mary’s Mass
Wednesday 9:15am St Richard’s Mass
Thursday 9:30am St Mary’s Mass
Friday 9:15am St Richard’s Mass
Saturday 10am


St Mary’s


Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Confession



St Mary’s

St Richard’s

St Mary’s


Vigil Mass

Vigil Mass

Sunday 9:30am


St Richard’s

St Mary’s



Feast of the Week
Thursday, 7 St Ambrose, Bishop, Doctor of the Church
Friday, 8 The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Holy Day of Obligation)

Eucharistic Ministers and Readers for Sunday Mass – 3 Dec
Eucharistic Ministers George Stenson & Fiona Keane
Readers Peggy Sweeney & Florence Ngembus

Baptism registration takes place at St Mary’s Church after the 11am Mass on the second Sunday of each month. Parents are warmly invited to register their child after this Mass.

Pray for the Sick and Housebound who are sick at this time, including Eileen Tiernan, Joyce McLean, Delia Regan, Mia O’Connor, George O’Connor, Becky Lester, Patrick Rogers, Benny Woods, Molly McGoldrick,  Ray Sweeney,  Julie O’Hara,  Baby Aldiz Julz,  Rob Stuart, Lucy Murphy, John Maskell, Alisha Malone,  Maise Callaghan, Damien Hegarty, John Tunney, John Reynolds, Mary Callaghan,  Sarah & Stacey Todd, Bryne Lynch, Michael Browne, Kathleen McGuigan, Maureen Kennedy,  Margaret McAteer, Frank Kelly, Jackson Giles, Anna Kerrigan, Maria Valgamilli, Judy Miller, Alan Smith, Mary Regan, Mary McGlade, Christine Jackson, Irene Rice, Karen Rice, Keith and Linda Marshal, Thomas Fitzgerald, Mary Brennan, Louise Marshal, Jim McGlynn, Declan Coyle. May the Good Lord strengthen and comfort them. Pray also for all who care for the sick.

Grant eternal rest to those who have died recently: Owen Lavin, Barbara Robinson

Anniversaries: Christine Geraghty, John Ojei, Olufunke Kayoma, Margaret Moran

Special intentions: Declan Coyle

Any housebound parishioners who wish to receive Holy Communion at home, contact the Parish Office on 0161 248 8836 or email:

Breakfast after Mass. Every Sunday after Mass, there is a breakfast of sausage or bacon on toast, tea & coffee in the Hall. Everyone is welcome.

The ‘Big Listen’ stage of the Diocesan Synod comes to our parish in December. A collaborative journey that we ask you to join as we work together to live out our call to be missionary disciples.

Another Night of Music Nostalgia with the Frank Nelson Band on Tour from Co Roscommon, Saturday, 9th December 2023. Dancing 8.00 till late. Advance Ticket £8 or pay on the door.

Candlelight Christmas Carol Concert Thursday 21 December, 7 – 8pm with refreshments from 8pm. Everyone is welcome. Bring your family and friends!

St Mary’s Christmas Fair will take place Saturday 9 December after morning Mass. Donations for gifts for all stalls welcome (no bric-a-brac, please). Come along with your family and friends to make our Christmas Fair a successful one.

School Singing Programme Carol Services St Patrick’s RC Church, Collyhurst, Friday 8th December 2023, 6.30pm

Everyone is invited to celebrate the spirit of Advent and the upcoming Christmas season schoolchildren actively engaged in the Salford SSP. Admissions are free, and a retiring collection will be dedicated to supporting the impactful work of the Salford Schools Singing Programme and the Cathedral Music Foundation.

MISSIO (RED BOXES). The 2024 Mission Today Calendar is available in the porch for all who support Missio and the Mill Hill Missionaries. If you have any donations please put in a bag or envelope bearing your name and address, and marked for the attention of Winnie O’Connor and either bring into church or put through the Presbytery letterbox. Please note all cheques should be name payable to APF MILL HILL MISSIONARIES. Any queries please phone Winnie on 07806 994 626.

Items for the newsletter can be left at the Parish Office Tel. 0161 248 8836 or emailed to by Friday midday.