Sunday 30th 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 5

Resident at St. Mary’s Presbytery: Fr. Martin Dowd, Chaplain to the Central Manchester Hospital



Sunday 30th January 2022           



“Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”


RELAXATION OF COVID REQUIREMENTS: Following the announcement by the Prime Minister that the requirements to wear a face mask is no longer mandatory in public places as of Thursday 27th January, whilst we can no longer enforce this as a legal requirement at St. Mary’s and St. Richard’s, it is still highly recommended for the safety of all concerned that you continue to wear a mask whilst in church. For the same reason, we will continue to offer socially distanced seating for those who wish to use it.



From Sunday 30th January to Saturday 5th February

Sunday 30th: 9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s – 11am at St. Mary’s

Mon.31st: 11am Funeral Mass for Rose Clarke at St. Mary’s

Tues.1st: 9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

Wed.2nd: 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

Thurs.3rd: 9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

 (Feast of St. Blaise) The Blessing of the Throats

Friday 4th:9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

Saturday 5th: 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. John Bosco, Priest

Wednesday: The Presentation of the Lord

Thursday: St. Blaise, Bishop and Martyr

Saturday: St. Agatha, Virgin and Martyr


Pray for the Sick and Housebound and all those who are suffering from the coronavirus and others who are sick at this time, including Tom Dunne, Michael Browne, Margaret Caulfield, 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, Dolores Smith, Bernadette McGrath, Margaret Brett, Jimmy Mitchell, Jimmy Genning. Anniversaries: Tony McCarroll, Catherine Cassidy, Desmond Cassidy, Ann McCabe, Bridget Gavin, Tommy Kennedy. Birthday Celebration: (100th) Marie McNeil


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


CARITAS SUNDAY: This Sunday, 30th January, is dedicated, in this Diocese, to the work of Caritas Diocese of Salford. The pandemic continues to have a devastating effect on people’s health, wellbeing and finances, which is worse for those already at risk or experiencing crisis in our communities. Coupled with rising food, energy and cost of living, it is going to be another tough year for so many people. To find out more about the vital service Caritas provides or how to get involved, please take a look at their 2021 Impact Report at: –[1]sunday-2022/

There will be a second collection this weekend to help Caritas Diocese of Salford continue important work in our parishes and across the Diocese.


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:



  • Walsingham Diocese Pilgrimage from Friday 6th May to Sunday 8th May 2022. Cost: £199 per person. Limited single rooms and twin rooms, all rooms en-suite.
  • Day Coach to Walsingham on Saturday 7th May.

       Cost: £20, leaving St. Bernard’s at 6am.

  • SHORT BREAK TO YORKSHIRE, HARROGATE, YORK & SKIPTONfrom Monday 27th June to Wednesday 29th June 2022. Staying half board at the Best Western Hotel, all rooms are en-suite with tea and coffee making facilities. Cost: £169 sharing in twin or double room. Single £40 extra limited availability. Deposit £50.

Enquiries regarding any of the above events please contact Ann Tipper on 0161 442 5259.


HOLY COMMUNION at HOME: 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).


SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION:  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.


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!