Sunday 31st 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 31st October 2021


“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 31st October to Saturday 6th November

Sunday 31st Oct: 9.30am at St. Richard’s – 11am at St. Mary’s
Mon. 1st Nov: 9.15am at St. Richard’s
Tues. 2nd Nov: 9.30am at St. Mary’s
6.30pm First Holy Communion Mass at St. Mary’s
Wed. 3rd Nov.: 9.15am at St. Richard’s
Thurs. 4th Nov: 9.30am Mass at St .Mary’s
Fri.: 5th Nov: 9.15am at St. Richard’s
Saturday 6th Nov: 11am Mass of Remembrance at St. Mary’s
5,00pm Vigil Mass at St. Richard’s
6.30pm Vigil Mass at St. Mary’s

Please Note: There will be NO Exposition next Saturday
6th November at St. Mary’s Church

Feasts of the Week
Tuesday 2nd Nov. ALL SOULS
Wednesday 3rd Nov. St Martin de Porres, Religious
Thursday 4th Nov. St Charles Borromeo, Bishop

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and all those who are suffering from the coronavirus and others who are sick at this time, including Marie O’Donnell, 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.

Lately Dead, Sheila Evans, Ursula Regan, Michael Key, Michael Carr.            Anniversaries: Flann Griffin, Marie Brady, Nora McGrath
Birthday Remembrance: Michael Farrelly
Speedy Recovery: Mary Regan
Special Int, John & Philomena Johnson, Madeleine Taylor.

PARISH MASS OF REMEMBRANCE: Our parish will celebrate a special Mass of Remembrance next 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.

The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed
This is a day we dedicate to the memory of all who have gone before us. We will have Mass on Tuesday at 9.30am at St. Mary’s. . At St. Mary’s a box will be at the back of church for you to place the names of your loved ones in. It will be brought up with the offertory gifts at the Masses on Saturday evenings and Sunday mornings and all whose names are in it will be remembered throughout the month of November.

Next Tuesday 2nd November St. Mary’s Group One Year 4 boys and girls will receive their First Holy Communion at the 6.30pm Mass. The 2nd Group of Year 4 children will receive their First Holy Communion on Tuesday 9th November at 6.30pm. Please remember the children and their parents in your prayers at this time.

PRAY: In times of crisis, it’s important never to forget the power of prayer. In his latest Pastoral Letter, Bishop John invites us to join him in praying for the success of the summit. He encourages us to remember all world leaders in our daily prayers in the lead up to CP26 and during the summit itself.
Diocesan Prayer: Loving Father, we acknowledge that, either through ignorance or greed, the Earth, our common home, is damaged. That damage is felt most by people who have done little to cause it. Industrialisation has exploited natural resources, endangering wildlife, causing climate change, and resulting in disasters and global warming. Father, forgive us, and guide us in the right way. Send your Spirit to encourage and strengthen our world leaders as they meet at COP26. Cause them to discern the way that we must now go, agreeing the changes and decisions necessary to begin to repair the damage done and to prepare a healthy and securing world for future generations. And we ask Mary, our Mother, to intercede for us, and with us, in our need. Amen.

A fascinating workshop exploring the world of plainchant is being held on Saturday 20th November 2021, 10.30am-4pm at St. Augustine’s R.C. Church, Grosvenor Square, Manchester, M15 6BW. This is the first of several workshops devoted to the repertoire of Catholic liturgical music organised by the St. Philip Neri Singers. In this first workshop, participants will be given an introduction to chant repertoire, taught how
to read chant notation, and learn to sing pieces, concentrating on music for Eucharistic Adoration and for Our Lady. For more information, please contact the choir director Doctor Rosemarie Darby at or by calling 07798858900

HIRE OF ST. MARY’S PARISH CENTRE: 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

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

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!