Sunday 7th August 2022


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

                        Parish Priest: Fr. Michael DeverTel. 0161 224 1498


Resident at St. Mary’s Presbytery: Fr. Martin Dowd, Chaplain to the Central Manchester Hospital


Sunday 7th August 2022       



                                        “Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”                                                    

Luke 12:32-48



Sunday:  9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s – 11am 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

                  followed by 11am Mass at St. Mary’s

Vigil Mass: 5pm at St. Richard’s & 6.30pm at St. Mary’s    


CONFESSIONS: Saturday 11.30am – 12 noon at St. Mary’s

Saturday 4.30pm to 4.50pm at St. Richard’s


Feasts of the Week

Monday: St. Dominic, Priest

Tuesday: St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)Virgin & Martyr

Wednesday: St. Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr

Thursday: St. Clare, Religious

Friday: St. Jane Frances de Chantal, Religious

Saturday: Ss Pontian, Pope, and Hippolytus, Priest, Martyrs


Pray for the Sick and Housebound who are sick at this time, including Patrick Deay, Maise Callaghan,  Damien Hegarty, John Tunney, John Reynolds, Mary Callaghan,  Sarah & Stacey Todd,  Nancy Boyle, Bryne Lynch,  Michael Browne,  Mike Clyne,   Kathleen McLaughlin, Margaret Cawley,  Kathleen McGuigan,  Maureen Kennedy,  Kathleen Durkan,  Steven Teague, Margaret McAteer, Frank Kelly, Jackson Giles, Joe Micalef, Jim Hynes, Anna Kerrigan, Maria Valgamilli, Judy Miller, Alan Smith, Sarah Mitchell,  Mary Regan, Mary McGlade,  Christine Jackson.  

Please inform the Parish Office if anyone needs to be taken off this list.


Lately Dead: John Patrick Keenan, Geraldine McCabe, Jimmy Connor, Charlie O’Mahony, Anne Taylor, Martin Neary, John Rowan, Frank O’Dwyer, Peter Dunne.

Anniversaries: Kathleen Walls, Kathleen Molloy, Sean Connor, Delia Doyle, Patrick Doyle, Catherine Doyle, Annie Kate Durkin, John Durkin.  Special Intention: Colin James, Bridie Regan.


CONFIRMATION: We have not celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation for several years because Bishop John has changed the age to thirteen and older. We now need to begin preparation for this sacrament. Would teenagers who have not already been Confirmed please enter their name, address and phone number on the sheet at the back of church. Due to there being so many High Schools it is very difficult to find all those children who are over thirteen years of age. Once we know how many, we can then begin to arrange dates and times for the preparation and for the Confirmation Mass.


TRAVEL SURVEY: As part of its ongoing commitment to caring for our common home, the Diocese is working hard to reduce its carbon emissions. To do this, research is being undertaken to calculate our existing carbon footprint, and we are hoping to find out more about travel around the diocese. As such, it would be very grateful if parishioners could complete a short survey to help them understand a little more about your own journeys to and from church. The survey can be found at


PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception from 5th December to 9th December 2022 with Northern Star Travel Ltd. Cost: £495 sharing, £595 in a single room.

  • Price includes Return Flights Manchester – France
  • Airport Duty & City Taxes
  • 1 x Suitcase for the air-craft hold
  • 4 Nights full board in 4* Hotel Padoue

To book call 0161 773 2115 – Full Itinerary available at the back of church.


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See poster at the back of church.


ST. BERNADETTE RELICS TOUR: In September and October this year, the relics of St. Bernadette will journey on pilgrimage to England, Scotland and Wales for the very first time. The visit will include a stop at Salford Cathedral on Tuesday 20th September and Wednesday 21st September. A copy of the schedule covering the two days can be found at the back of church.


WORLD YOUTH DAY 2023: Registrations are now being taken for young people to join the Diocese of Salford Youth Ministry Team to Lisbon for World Youth Day 2023. Taking place between 31st July – 7th August 2023. World Youth Day will see young people between the ages of 18 and 35 from across the globe meeting in Lisbon to celebrate Mass with the Holy Father. Applications to join our diocesan trip are now open. You can find out more and apply by visiting –



A programme of day retreats will be run regularly for the next year. You can find out more by visiting

Please note that you need to let them know if you are interested in a particular retreat by the 29th August 2022.



Venue: St. Richard’s Church Grounds, Sutcliffe St, Longsight.  

If you are able to provide any items for the Garden Party – Tombola, Bottles, Plants, Toys, Fancy goods, Toiletries, Books etc. your donations can be left at the back of church.  We are also looking for volunteers to help on the day regarding setting up the stalls, cleaning up afterwards and looking after one of the stalls. If you can help in any way will you please put your name and telephone number on the list at the back of church. All the gazebos will be erected on Thursday and Friday prior to the Sunday. We hope that this will be a great social and financial event for our new parish.


WEEKLY NEWSLETTER: Please take a copy of the newsletter home to remind you of the times of services and events during the week. Please give a copy to anyone you know who is sick or housebound


SELF CONTAINED FURNISHED FLATLET FOR RENT in Albert Road, Levenshulme. (Only suitable for one person). Newly decorated, own shower and toilet, own kitchen. 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!