Sunday 5th September 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. Laurence Gambella, Hospital Chaplain and Fr. Martin Dowd, Chaplain to the Central Manchester Hospital.

Sunday 5th September 2021


“Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”


“He makes the deaf hear and the dumb speak.”




COVID-19: Church Guidance: We are still required to sign in with name and contact number for Test, Track and Trace purposes. Please sanitise hands on entering and leaving Church. All those who attend church are strongly encouraged to wear a face mask.
The Sunday obligation to attend Mass remains suspended until the First Sunday of Advent


CHURCH MASS TIMES –5th to 11th September

ST. RICHARD’S CHURCH                                 ST. MARY’S CHURCH
Saturday – 5pm Vigil Mass                                     Saturday – 11am & 6.30pm
Sunday – 9.15am                                                      Sunday -10.30am & 12 noon
Monday – 9.15am                                                     Tuesday – 9.30am
Wednesday – 9.15am                                               Thursday – 9.30am
Friday – 9.15am

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Saturday at 10am
at St. Mary’s followed by Mass at 11am.


Feasts of the Week
Wed. 8th: The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Thurs. 9th: St Peter Claver
Fri. 10th: St Ambrose Barlow, Priest 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 Sr. Philomena, Frank Kelly, Jackson Giles, Joe Micalef, Jim Hynes, Anna Kerrigan, Margaret McAteer, Maria Valgamilli, Judy Miller, Alan Smith, Sarah Mitchell, Miller, Steve Kerrigan, George O’Connor, Mia O’Connor, Eileen Regan, Mary McGlade, Benny Woods, Christine Jackson, Mary Dunne, Jackie Clare. May the Good Lord strengthen and comfort them. Pray also for all who care for the sick. Please inform Parish Office if anyone needs to be taken off this list.


Lately Dead: James Bell, Sheila Oglesby, Regina Broadbent, Jean Hesketh, Jimmy Skelly, Peter Ruddy, Seamus McLaughlin (Month’s Mind). Anniversaries: Catherine Barrett, Mary Molloy, Ian Hindle, Cissie Buckley. Birthday Remembrance: Peggy Sweeney. Special Int. John & Philomena Johnson, Madeleine Taylor, Sarah & Matthew Welsh.


If you wish to switch from a weekly envelope to a standing order, please just provide your bank with the following details: Payee: The Salford Diocesan Trust St Robert of Newminster. Sort Code: 20 55 34 Account No. 40101222.


If anyone would like to go to Confession, then please contact Fr. Dever after any of the Masses, or telephone him on 0161 224 1498 to make an appointment. Confession boxes cannot be used at this time.


WEEKLY NEWSLETTER: Please pass on a copy of the weekly newsletter to a neighbour or anyone who you know who is sick or housebound.


From Sunday 19th September the Sunday Mass times will go back to their original times at St. Richard’s and St. Mary’s.
St. Richard’s Sunday Mass will be at 9.30am and St. Mary’s Sunday Mass will be at 11am.
The last Mass at 12 noon will be on Sunday 12th September.

The Holy Rosary will be prayed once again before the weekday Masses at St. Mary’s beginning at 9.10am from Monday 13th September.


URGENT CARITAS APPEAL – Help for those seeking sanctuary from Afghanistan. Caritas Salford is playing a very active role in supporting Afghan nationals who have been evacuated to our diocese. In addition to its existing commitments to refugees and asylum seekers, the charity is working with Greater Manchester Combined Authority, and in collaboration with other local and national agencies, to do all it can to make the most difference. This includes collecting and providing emergency essentials. To find out more about donating and other ways you can help, please visit

1. Housekeeper – Appointment type: 20-25 hours. per week
Location: Caritas House, Manchester M4 4FA
2. Housekeeper – Appointment type: 22 hours per week
Location: Morning Star Hostel, Manchester M4 5DG
For further information and other Caritas vacancies, please visit

In the next few weeks, we will begin to organise a new rota for Counters after Sunday Mass. If you were previously a counter before the lockdown, please contact Richard Molloy on 07791 925 190 to let him know if you would be willing to continue. Likewise, if you have not done so before, but are willing to help as a Counter, please contact Richard. The more volunteers we get, the less frequently you will have to do it! Counting the Sunday Collection is not a difficult job, but it is a big help to the Parish and much appreciated.

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. Reference 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!