Sunday 20th June 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 20th June 2021


“Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”

eCatholicism - 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Moving from Fear to Faith

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 –20th to 26th June 2021
The obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains suspended

Sunday: 9.15am at St. Richard’s                Wed. 9.15am St. Richard’s
10.30am & 12 noon at St. Mary’s               11.15am Funeral Mass for
                                                                        Patrick Ryan at St. Mary’s

Mon. 9.15am St. Richard’s                         Thurs. 9.30am St. Mary’s

Tues. 9.30am St. Mary’s                              Fri. 9.15am at St. Richard’s
6.30pm Reception of the Body
of Patrick Ryan at St. Mary’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
Mon. 21st. St Aloysius Gonzagá, Religious
Tues. 22nd.Ss John Fisher, Bishop & Thomas More, Martyrs
Wed. 23rd. St Etheldreda (Audrey), Virgin
Thurs. 24th. The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and all those who are suffering from the coronavirus and others who are sick at this time, including Jim Hynes, Anna Kerrigan, Margaret McAteer, Maria Valgamilli, Judy Miller, Alan Smith, Sarah Mitchell, Miller, Steve Kerrigan, George O’Connor, Mia O’Connor, Eileen Regan, 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: Patrick Ryan, Eileen Newman, Peter Keogh, Patrick Cahill, Patrick O’Brien, Martin Coughlan (Month’s Mind), Maureen Woods (Month’s Mind).
Anniversaries: John McGoldrick, Willie John Kerrigan, Margaret Meehan, Peter Henderson, Dennis Jordan
Speedy Recovery: Declan, Siobhan & Caoimhe Cahill, Phil & Donna Clarkson & Family.
Birthday Remembrance: Lauren Catherine Wrynne

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

The 2021 Annual General Meeting of Irish Community Care, Manchester will be held online via Zoom on Wednesday 7th July at 7.00pm. There is a limited space for up to 75 members to attend so please confirm attendance to receive the online access details and documentation by emailing or telephoning 0161 205 9105.

CALLING GRANDPARENTS: Pope Francis has announced the first new World Day for Grandparents & the Elderly will be celebrated on Sunday, July 25th. The Catholic Grandparents Association supports grandparents doing ‘the very best we can for our children and grandchildren.’ ‘Grandparents’ … vital contribution to the family, the Church and society was never as important as now. … We can never fail so long as we keep on doing what we are doing – praying, showing the way and passing on our Faith’. Visit their site for more information on parish resources.

OFFERTORY DONATIONS: If you wish to switch from a weekly envelope to a standing order, please just provide your bank with the following details: Payee: The Salford Diocesan Trust St Robert of Newminster. Sort Code: 205534 Account No. 40101222.

Saturday 26th June from 9.30am to 12.30pm. Tel. 0161 980 2711 for further details.

Once a young boy stood watching a gypsy as he drank from a well in the town square. After drinking, the man continued to gaze into the well, as though looking at someone. He was a giant of a man but had a friendly face. So the boy approached him and asked: “Who lives down there?” “God does,” answered the gypsy. “Can I see him?” “Sure you can,” said the gypsy. Then taking the boy into his arms he lifted him up so that he could see down into the well. All the boy could see, however, was his own reflection in the water. “But that’s only me,” he cried in disappointment. “All I see is me.” “Ah,” replied the gypsy, “now you know where God lives. He lives in you.”

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

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!