Sunday 8 October 2023 – 27th 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. Tel no. 0161 843 6907 – resident at St. Mary’s Presbytery

Hospital Chaplain: Fr. Martin Dowd – resident at St Mary’s Presbytery



Times of Masses 8 – 14 October

Day Time Church Liturgy
Monday 9:15am St Richard’s Mass
Tuesday 9:30am St Mary’s Mass for Year 6,  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



Feast of the Week


Monday 9th St John Henry Newman, Priest

There will be Mass at St Mary’s for Year 6 children from St Mary’s Primary School, on 17 October. Parents and carers welcome.

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).

St Mary’s Social Club presents a Night of Nostalgia with Pat Jordan & Finian’s Rainbow, and music from the late greats.  Saturday 21 October. Tickets £5.

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, Gary Pereira, Peggy Sweeney, Irene Rice, Karen Rice 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: Hugh Gallagher, Gary Peterira

Anniversaries: Patricia Hutton; Marie Clerkin; John Luara McGlew

Special intentions: For a God loving Life Partner; Michael Ryane

Birthday: Dr Maria Jasmin Jeejo

Parishioners who are housebound

Anyone who wishes to receive Holy Communion at home, can contact the Parish Office on 0161 248 8836 or email:

Hire of St Mary’s Community Centre: The centre is available for private functions such as wedding and funeral receptions, christenings, birthday parties (over 21), meetings and conferences. For full details please contact Jennifer on 07538 474 321

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.

Diocesan Young Adults Mass: Sunday 8 October, 5.30pm, St Augustine’s Church, Manchester M15 6BW (confessions 4.45-5.15pm)

Our diocesan Mass for Young Adults with Fr Richard Howard. Fr Richard will lead us in celebration of Mass before a catch-up over pizza and another fascinating faith-based talk. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available before Mass. All welcome.

Caritas Diocese of Salford urgently need a volunteer van driver: drivers are vital to Caritas services. If you could volunteer please contact Matt

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 Sundays on 5th, 12th and 19th November.