Sunday 4th October 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 – 4th to 10th 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
Tuesday 6th Oct. Saint Bruno, Priest
Wednesday 7th Oct. Our Lady of the Rosary
Friday 9th Oct. Saint John Henry Newman, Priest
Saturday 10th Oct. Saint Paulinus of York, 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 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: Ann Cronin, James (Ken) Lawson, Tom Daly, Kathleen Hamilton, Thomas Montieth, Angela Connaghan Evans, Pat McCarren, Lula O’Callaghan, Margaret Harrington, Anita Galson.

Anniversary: Marie Clerkin, James Walls, Vincent Fahey, Ann Doyle, Kathleen Keeley

From Monday 28th September, the following numbers will apply to Liturgical events:
Wedding Services: a maximum of 15 people will be able to attend the service and reception.
Funeral Services: up to a maximum of 30 people can attend a funeral service but the “Rule of Six” will apply to wakes and receptions afterwards.
Baptisms: If a Baptism takes place outside of a normal pattern of parish Mass, the numbers attending this celebration is limited to 6.

This year Stella Maris (Apostleship of the Sea) is celebrating 100 years of support to seafarers, fishers, and their families. To mark the beginning of their centenary year they are holding a live-streamed Mass celebrated by Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow. The Mass will be streamed live today, Sunday, 4th October at 3pm on

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.

ST. PETER’S RC HIGH SCHOOL OPEN MORNING GUIDED TOURS are running 45 minute tours from Monday 28th September to Friday 16th October. There will be two tours each day at 9.15am – 10am and 10.15am – 11am. If you would like to book a tour please go to and search for St. Peter’s RC High School Open Morning Tours to book your place.

XAVERIAN COLLEGE OPEN DAYS for students and their families will be held on Saturday 10th October and Sunday 18th October. These days are an opportunity to find out more about the college, with live Subject Q&As. To register visit website www.xaverian,, or for further details contact Xaverian on 0161 249 2145, or email

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.

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!