Sunday 9th July 2023


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

Website:   Email:

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Times of Masses from 9th July to 15th July

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

Tuesday, 11th       St Benedict, abbot, patron of Europe

Saturday, 15th       St Bonaventure, Bishop, Doctor of the Church

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, Jessie Reilly,  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.  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: Anne Larkin, Tommy Ryan, Ronald Shane. Anniversaries: Peter Hodkinson, Michael O’Dowd, Dave Williams, Michael Walsh, Sean Prendegast

Special Intentions: Kathleen Hamilton (birthday), Kathleen Doherty (birthday)


There is a donation box at the back of church for items for the garden party, for example: raffle prizes, tombola, good as new items, bottles for stall, bric-a-brac, chocolates, home cooked cakes, scones, apple pies. All donations gratefully appreciated.

There will be a meeting on Wednesday, 12th July at 6pm at St Mary’s Presbytery for anyone who would like to help and make the garden party successful one. All are welcome to attend.


St Richard’s Garden party

Venue: St. Richard’s Church Grounds, Sutcliffe Street, Longsight, M12 5TN

Everyone welcome. There’s something for all the family, so please come along. We hope that this will be a great social and financial event for our parish.


If you know of anyone who wishes to receive Holy Communion at home, can you ask them or help them to contact our 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 Receptions, Christenings, Birthday Parties (over 21 yrs.), Meetings, Conferences and Funeral Receptions. 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.

YOUR PARISH NEEDS YOU! Volunteers required.          

We are asking everyone to offer their gifts and talents to help make our Masses a shared celebration of community. Please contribute to your parish Mass and sign up to one of the lists. Please speak to Fr Boniface.


To mark the fortieth anniversary of his ordination to priesthood, Bishop John will be celebrating a special Mass at 3pm on Sunday 16 July in Salford Cathedral. This Mass is open to all members of the diocese, without the need for tickets, and so you are welcome to come along if you wish to do so. There will be some light refreshments (tea/coffee and biscuits) after the Mass, respecting the bishop’s wish to keep things simple on this occasion. Let us all keep Bishop John in our prayers as he celebrates this significant anniversary.


Looking to gain new skills or share your skills with others?  Could you spare a few hours to volunteer with one of Caritas Salford’s services in our local community?  You can find out more about the latest volunteering opportunities with the charity, including van driving, supporting on the community allotment and many others, by visiting the website at:

PILGRIMAGE TO WALSINGHAM in Prayer for the Sanctity of Life – Saturday 5th August, 12 noon Mass

Catholics around the country will be heading to Walsingham this August to pray and reflect on the sanctity of life.

Archbishop Kevin McDonald will lead the pilgrimage on Saturday 5th August and celebrate Mass at 12 noon.

For more information please visit


Will parishioners who have a Red Mission box please bring them to be emptied during the month of July to church and leave in the Sacristy, or give to Fr Boniface. Thank You.