Sunday 31 December 2023 – The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph


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 31 December – 06 January

Day Time Church Liturgy
Monday 9:30am St Richard’s Mass
11am St Mary’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
Monday, 1 Mary, the Holy Mother of God
Tuesday, 2 Ss Basil the Great And Gregory Nazianzen, Bishops, Doctors of the Church

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

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,  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, Paul and Kath McIlvenny, Sister Edith. May the Good Lord strengthen and comfort them. Pray also for all who care for the sick.

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.

Grant eternal rest to those who have died recently: Nancy Byrne, Maureen Walkin

Anniversaries: John McLaughlin

Christmas remembrance: Seamus Joseph Gallogly, McGrath & McDermott family

Special Intentions: Sue & Kevin Gallogly, John Collins & Kalin & all their family, Nancy & Patrick Byrne

Birthday remembrance: Nora McGrath

The Big Listen. Our Synod representatives Fiona Keane & Bernard Nwaiwu would like to invite you all to some listening sessions they are holding on: Saturday 6th January after 11am Mass at St Mary’s, and at 4pm at St Richard’s. Each session is expected to take approx. 30-40mins. Please try your best to attend. If you cannot attend either of these sessions but would like to contribute, please contact Fiona Keane on 07748516898.

The Parish is in a great need of an organist. If you know anyone who knows how to play an organ please see Fr Boniface.

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.

ECT Primary Pool 2024 Are you looking for a career in teaching? Do you know someone who is training for a career in primary education? ECT (Early Career Teachers) due to gain Qualified Teacher Status in Summer 2024 are being invited to apply for recommendation for interview to Catholic schools with vacancies for September 2024. Email to find out more and apply.


Childcare Assistant – Early Years Practitioner – St Hubert’s, Blackburn – 21.5 hours per week

Parish Administrator – St James and All Souls, Salford – 22 hours per week

For more details visit:

Youth Pilgrimage to Walsingham

Salford Youth and Young Adults Ministry is delighted to once again offer a dedicated youth pilgrimage to Walsingham, aimed for students in Years 7,8 and 9 on Friday 3rd May and return on Saturday 4th May 2024. For further details please contact:

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