Sunday 10th January 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, Assistant Priest & Hospital Chaplain and Fr. Martin Dowd, Chaplain to the Central Manchester Hospitals.

“Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”

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COVID-19: Church Guidance: Please sanitise hands on entering and follow safe distancing and instructions from the stewards. Sanitise hands again on exiting church by the side doors. All those who attend church must wear a face covering. Those that are exempt for medical reasons or children under 11 remain exempt.
Please note for safety reasons toilets are closed.

Church Mass Times –10th to 16th January 2021

Sunday 10th January
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
10.30am & 12 noon Mass at St. Mary’s

Monday 11th January
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

Tuesday 12th January
9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

Wednesday 13th January
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

Thursday 14th January :
9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

Friday 15th January
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

Saturday 16th January
10.00am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament – St. Mary’s followed by 11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s
5.00pm Vigil Mass at St. Richard’s
6.30pm Vigil Mass at St. Mary’s

Feasts of the Week
Tuesday 12th January: St Aeired of Rievaulx
Wednesday 13th January: St. Hillary, Bishop and Doctor
Saturday 16th January: Memorial of Blessed Virgin Mary

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and all those who are suffering from the coronavirus and others who are sick at this time, including Judy Miller, Steve Kerrigan, Margaret Coyle, George O’Connor, Mia O’Connor, Eileen Regan, Cath Dixon, Eamonn Walls, Mary McGlade, Maureen Woods, Benny Woods, Christine Jackson, Mark Graham, Mary Dunne, Jackie Clare. May the Good Lord strengthen and comfort them. Pray also for all who care for the sick.

Lately Dead: Annette Ryan, Thomas Keegan.
Anniversaries: Hughie Muldowney, Mary McDermott, Margaret Comerford, Michael Jordan, Charlotte Sutcliffe, Joseph Shawcross, Christopher O’Brien.

With the announcement of a new lockdown for England to curb the rapid spread of COVID-19, Cardinal Vincent Nicholas, President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, said:
The regular practice of our faith in God is a well-established source of both personal resilience and dedicated service to those in need. Such resilience and enduring service are vital in these difficult circumstances. I am glad that no measures have been introduced that would obstruct or curtail this essential source of energy for the common good. Catholic parishes will continue to serve the needs of their local community.”

In terms of Communal Worship and Life Events, the following guidance is provided:
You can leave home to attend or visit a place of worship for communal worship, a funeral or event related to a death, a burial ground or a remembrance garden, or to attend a wedding ceremony.
You should follow the guidance on the safe use of places of worship and must not mingle with anyone outside of your household or support bubble when attending a place of worship.

Mass and other acts of worship can continue as normal following the Covid-security guidance that has been published by the Bishops’ Conference after consultation with officials from Public Health England and MHCLG.

Pope Francis has called on the world’s Christians and people of goodwill to join together to pray the Lord’s Prayer on Wednesday, 25th March at 11am UK time.

If you are admitted as a patient, please ensure the Chaplains’ Office is informed that you would like to be visited by a Catholic Minister. This has to be done by you or a relative. Tel. 0161 276 4247 (Central Manchester Hospitals).

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