Sunday 14th March 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 Hospital

Sunday 14th March 2021
FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT (Laetare Sunday) Mothering Sunday
“Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”

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.
Please do not mingle with anyone outside of your household or support bubble while attending Mass.

Church Mass Times –14th to 20th March

Sunday 14th                                                 Monday 15th
9.15am at St. Richard’s                              9.15am at St. Richard’s
10.30am & 12 noon at St. Mary’s

Tuesday 16th                                              Wednesday 17th
9.30am at St. Mary’s                                  9.15am at St. Richard’s

Thursday 18th                                               Friday 19th
9.30am at St. Mary’s                                   9.15am at St. Richard’s

Saturday 20th
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

Feast of the Week
Wednesday 17th March: ST PATRICK, Bishop & Missionary
Thursday 18th March: St Cyril of Jerusalem, Bishop & Doctor
Friday 19th March: ST. JOSEPH, Spouse 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 Sarah Mitchell, Cath Dixon, 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: Sabrina Collins, Sadie Deighan, Margaret Timoney (Month’s Mind). Anniversaries: Bridie Kedian, Dennis Keane, Jack Fitzpatrick, Martin Fitzpatrick, Tom Forkan.
Birthday Remembrance: Patricia Currid

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 4247/8 (Central Manchester Hospitals).
Christies Hospital: Tel. 0161 446 3097

NEWSLETTER: Please pass on a copy of the newsletter to a neighbour or anyone who you think might appreciate it.

POPE FRANCIS: On Saturday 13th March marked the 8th anniversary of Pope Francis’ election as Pope. Please remember him in your prayers.
Lord, we offer our joyful prayers in thanksgiving for our Holy Father Francis, Vicar of Christ and Servant of the servants of God. We pray that your Holy Spirit will strengthen him to be a messenger of love, peace and unity.
May he please you in his holiness and guide his flock with love and watchful care, especially for the sick, the poor and the vulnerable. We greet him joyfully and pledge our love and support for him.

THE NATIONAL NOVENA TO ST. JOSEPH will take place from 10th- 18th March 2021 at St Joseph’s Church in Maidenhead. In this Year dedicated to St. Joseph, the Mill Hill Missionaries are preparing for the Feast of St Joseph, their patron, with a special Novena of Masses and prayers to ask for God’s blessing on their Society’s missionary outreach, and for the intentions of all those who support their work. Masses are on Wednesday to Friday (10-12 March), at 7.30pm, Saturday, 13 March at 10am, Sunday, 14 March at 11.00am, Monday –Thursday (15-18 March) at 7.30pm. If you would like to join in from home, for the first time this year, Masses from St. Joseph’s Church will be available to follow on Zoom and YouTube via the parish website: and the Mill Hill website:, where you will also find the Novena prayer leaflet

We are all grateful that this year we are able to celebrate Easter even though it will be under the current restrictions. We hope to celebrate the following Masses.
Maundy Thursday: 7.30pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper at both churches.Good Friday: 10.30am. Stations of the Cross at St. Mary’s.  3pm Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion at both churches.    ◊Holy Saturday: 7.30pm Vigil of Easter Celebration at St. Richard’s. 8pm Vigil of Easter Celebration at St. Mary’s
◊Easter Sunday: 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s 10.30am & 12 noon Mass at St. Mary’s

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BBC - Learning English Blog: Happy Mother's day!!We wish a Happy Day to all Mothers who are still with us and Eternal Rest to those who have died.

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