Sunday 16th May 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 16th May 2021

“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 Mas

CHURCH MASS TIMES – 16th to 22nd May
The obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains suspended

Sunday: 9.15am St. Richard’s                  Wed. 9.15am St. Richard’s
10.30am & 12 noon at St. Mary’s

Mon. 9.15am St. Richard’s                        Thurs. 9.00am St. Mary’s

Tues. 9.30am St. Mary’s                            Fri. 9.15am at St. Richard’s

10am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at St. Mary’s
followed by 11am Mass at St. Mary’s
5pm Vigil Mass at St. Richard’s
6.30pm Vigil Mass at St. Mary’s

Feasts of the Week
Tues. 18th May: St John I, Pope & Martyr
Wed. 19th May: St Dunstan, Bishop
Thurs. 20th May: St Bernardine of Siena, Priest
Fri. 21st May: St Christopher Magallanes & companions, Martyrs
Sat. 22nd May: St Rita of Cascia

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, Alan Smith, Sarah Mitchell, Miller, Steve Kerrigan, George O’Connor, Mia O’Connor, Eileen Regan, Margaret McAteer, Mary McGlade, Benny Woods, Christine Jackson, Mary Dunne, Jackie Clare. May the Good Lord strengthen and comfort them. Pray also for all who care for the sick.

Lately Dead: Maureen Woods, Danny O’Rourke, Thomas Roche, William Atkinson, Barbara Scott, John Paul Wilson, Jim Kennedy, Noreen Early
Anniversaries: Annie Woods
Birthday Remembrance: Frank McGrath (90th)
For a Speedy Recovery: Anne Morgan

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

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER: Please pass on a copy of the weekly newsletter to a neighbour or anyone who you know who is sick or housebound.

GOV.UK – How the rules will change on 17 May
Some of the rules on what you can and cannot do will change on Monday 17th May. However, many restrictions remain in place. Funeral attendance will no longer be limited to 30 people, but will be determined by how many people the COVID-secure venue can safely accommodate with social distancing. Limits at weddings, wakes and other commemorative events will be increased to 30 people. Other significant life events, such as christenings, will also be able to take place with 30 people. The wearing of a face covering is still required by law when attending indoor places of worship, crematoriums and burial ground chapels unless you are exempt for health, disability or other reasons.

CAFOD Coronavirus Appeal India is facing a devastating second wave of coronavirus. The country has confirmed more than 16 million cases and more than 200,000 deaths, the pandemic has put a strain on the medical infrastructure of the country, with hospitals unable to cope with the influx of patients. CAFOD has already pledged £200,000 to Caritas India to distribute medical kits and set-up temporary treatment centres as well as providing PPE to frontline health workers. Please consider making a donation to help:

WALSINGHAM’S MAY ROSARY: Walsingham invites people from dioceses across England and Wales to pray the May Rosary for the following intentions:
1. Protecting our families and the family of nations, especially in this Year of St. Joseph.
2. A deepening of faith, hope and love &d the protection of life.
3. Peace in the world
4. 4. Deliverance from Coronavirus; for those working for a cure; for those who have died; for those who are suffering and those who care for them.
The designated Rosary Hour for the Diocese of Salford for the National Rosary Relay Rally on Sunday 30th May is from 1pn to 2pm. All are welcome to join along in prayer.

PARISH FINANCE – MONTH OF MAY: Income received £4,008.07. Outgoings were £6,182.81. I am most grateful to all the parishioners who have been making their contributions regularly during these difficult times.

LEVENSHULME SELF CONTAINED FURNISHED FLATLET FOR RENT: Newly decorated, own shower and toilet, own kitchen. Suit respectable middle aged gentleman. Reference required. Telephone 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!