Sunday 7th November 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 7th November 2021


“Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”

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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 7th to Saturday13th November

Sunday 7th 9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s – 11am at St. Mary’s
Monday 8th 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
Tuesday 9th 9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s
6.30pm First Communion Mass at St. Mary’s
Wed.10th 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
Thurs. 11th 9.30am Mass at St .Mary’s
6.30pm First Communion Mass at St. Richard’s
Friday 12th: 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’
Sat. 13th 11am Mass at St. Mary’s
5,00pm Vigil Mass at St. Richard’s
6.30pm Vigil Mass at St. Mary’s
Saturday’s – 10am – 11am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at St. Mary’s Church


Feasts of the Week
Tues. 9th Nov. The Dedication of te Lateran Basilica
Wed. 10th Nov. St Leo the Great, Pope and Doctor
Thurs. 11th Nov. St Martin of Tours, Bishop
Fri. 12th Nov. St Josaphat, Bishop 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 Martin Walsh, Neville Wright, 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: William Patterson, Annie Devlin, Michael Farrell, Mary Griffin, Alexandra Conville, Margaret Mare.
Anniversaries: Mary Rowlands, Maud Deay, Patrick Lyons, Thomas Green, Margaret Brennan, Sarah Kennedy, Michael Phelan.
Special Int. John & Philomena Johnson, Madeleine Taylor.


St. Mary’s – Next Tuesday 9th November Year 4 children will receive their First Holy Communion at the 6.30pm Mass.
St. Richard’s – Next Thursday 11th November the first group of Year 4 children will receive their First Holy Communion at 6.30pm. Please remember the children and their parents in your prayers at this time.


CALLING ALL SINGERS AND MUSICIANS! Would you like to learn some new music for our Parish Masses, for Advent and Christmas? If so, all welcome to weekly Music Practices on Thursday evenings at 7pm commencing on Thursday 18th November. Practices will be held at St. Mary’s Church, though music (singing or instrumental will be for both churches. If you are interested, please let Fr. Martin know what you can offer, preferably by Sunday 14th November, so music parts can be prepared. “Who sings (or plays) well, prays twice”.
(St. Augustine).


APPEAL FOR SHOES ETC. FOR REFUGEES: There are approximately over 600 refugees living in the Stockport area who are living with very few items of clothing, especially winter shoes etc. If you are able to help, please leave donations at the back of Church. Many thanks to those who have already donated to this appeal. Please be generous – the need is desperate.


LEVENSHULME INSPIRE: If you are local to Inspire then we’d love for you, your family, or organisations to join our FREE workshops to create your own community patchwork quilt! Come along to stitch your Covid stories of hope, courage and joy onto a patch that will be put together to create a large artwork celebrating community spirit through the pandemic. To get involved please book on one of the 12 FREE workshops running throughout November. Contact Charlotte via email or phone 0161 676 8540.


MISSIO – RED BOX HOLDERS: Due to the Coronavirus collectors have been unable to visit our homes for nearly two years, therefore, Red Box holders may drop off their box at the parish office weekdays from 8.30am to 1pn (except Wednesdays) or bring it along to church at Mass times and hand it in at the Sacristy. If you are unable to come to church and would like us to call and collect from your home please give us a call at the office on 0161 248 8836 during the above times. Please support Missio in helping missionaries to work alongside communities throughout the world that are poor or in need, regardless of their background or belief.


IRISH COMMUNITY CARE SOCIAL GROUP: This group will resume again on Tuesday 23rd November between 12.30pm – 2.30pm in St. Mary’s Parish Centre. Everyone Welcome.


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


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!