Sunday 5 November 2023 – 31th Week in Ordinary Time


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 5 – 11 November

Day Time Church Liturgy
Monday 9:15am St Richard’s Mass
Tuesday 9:30am St Mary’s Mass for Year 5, St Mary’s Primary School
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



Eucharistic Ministers and Readers for Sunday Mass – 5 Nov
Eucharistic Ministers Christine Roche and Sheila Donelon
Readers James Betts and Menaka Fernando

Feast of the Week
Friday, 10th St Leo the Great, Pope, Doctor of the Church
Saturday, 11th St Martin of Tours, Bishop

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, Katie Briars, Mary Brennan. 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: James Giblin, A.C. George, Flann Griffin

Anniversaries: Thomas Green, Patrick Lyons, Constance Vaz, Margaret Grogan, Joseph Kelly, Margaret Brennan

Special intentions: Katie Briars, Masie Callaghan, Mary Brennan

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

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.

New Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and Confirmation Course started Wednesday 25th October. If you are interested in becoming a Catholic or want to receive Confirmation, talk to Fr Boniface.

There will be a special meeting for Welcome Misters on 12th November immediately after 11am Mass.

Parish Pastoral Council meeting will take place on Friday, 24th November, 6pm at St Mary’s Presbytery.

National SVP Young Adults Retreat 24th-26th November

Hebron Hall Christian Centre, Dinas Powys, CF64 4YB

Join the SVP for a weekend of meeting others who are passionate about making a difference in their local communities. Cost: £50

To find out more and book, email:

Candlelight Christmas Carol Concert Thursday 21 December, 7 – 8pm with refreshments from 8pm. Everyone welcome, bring your family and friends! Concert rehearsals will be held at St Mary’s after Mass on Sunday on 5th, 12th and 19th November.

St Mary’s Christmas Fair will be on Saturday 9 December after morning Mass. Donations for gifts for all stalls welcome (no clothing or bric-a-brac, please).

Last meeting to discuss Christmas Fair will take place on Thursday, 30 November at 7pm in St Mary’s Presbytery.

Memorial Mass Wednesday 15th November, 7pm. Holy Name Church, Oxford Road, M13 9PG. This November, the Manchester Hospitals RC Chaplaincy Team is holding a special Mass to remember all who have died at Manchester Foundation Trust Hospitals. All are welcome join.

New Vacancy – Property Administrator

The Diocese of Salford is seeking to recruit a Property Administrator to provide high quality clerical and administrative support to the Director of Property and Facilities Management and the wider Property Team. In addition, the role includes support to the finance team, providing supplier confirmation, invoicing support for capital projects and preparation of associated payment runs.

Appointment Type: Full-time, Permanent contract

Working hours: 35 hours per week, with some flexible working required. Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Friday 8th December 2023. To apply visit: