Sunday 21st 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 21st March 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 Mass.


Church Mass Times – 21st to 27th March

Sunday 21st                                                          Monday 22nd
9.15am at St. Richard’s                                       9.15am at St. Richard’s
10.30am & 12 noon at St. Mary’s

Tuesday 23rd                                                        Wednesday 24th
9.30am at St. Mary’s                                            9.15am at St. Richard’s

Thursday 25th                                                        Friday 26th
9.30am at St. Mary’s                                            9.15am at St. Richard’s

Saturday 27th
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
Tuesday 23rd March: St Turibius of Mogrovejo, Bishop

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: James Murphy, John Brennan, Michael Sweeney, Christine Kelly, Michael Morris, Hayley Record, Sadie Deighan,
Anniversaries: Peggy Sweeney, Patrick & Thomas Coughlan, Mary & Anthony Walsh, Bridget & James Mulherin, Lilly Mulherin, Tony Moran, Pauline & Mary Thomas, Albert & Harold Thomas. Special Intention: Ann Charles.

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

27th MARCH: Remember to put your clocks forward one hour next Saturday night.

National Day of Reflection for COVID-19 Tuesday 23rd March 2021. The bishops of England and Wales welcome the designation of Tuesday 23rd March as a National Day of Reflection to mark the anniversary of the first national lockdown with a minute’s silence at midday and doorstep vigils of light at 8pm.
The day should also be a Day of Prayer. In reflection we ponder on all that has taken place; in prayer we bring this to our Heavenly Father. For all who live by faith in God, reflection and prayer always go hand in hand. Prayer completes reflection. Reflection informs prayer. Prayer opens our life to its true horizon. Without prayer we live in a foreshortened world and are more easily swamped by its clamour and tragedy. Throughout this difficult year, so many have been inspired by prayer, so much effort sustained in prayer, in every place. At St Mary’s Church there will be Mass at 9.30am

HOLY WEEK 2021: The Sunday obligation to attend Mass remains suspended. We are all grateful that this year we are able to celebrate Easter even though it will be under the current restrictions and places will be limited at both churches.

PALM SUNDAY: usual Sunday Mass times with the blessing of Palms in church, the procession is omitted. The Passion Gospel will be read by the priest alone. The palm branches will be distributed to the faithful by the stewards as they leave the church after Mass.

MAUNDY THURSDAY: Mass will be at 7.30pm in both churches. The foot washing is omitted this year. Sadly there will be no Altar of Repose or stripping of the Altar.

GOOD FRIDAY: Stations of the Cross at 10.30am at St. Mary’s. The Liturgy Passion of the Lord will take place at 3.00pm in both churches. The proclamation of the Passion will be made by the priest. The Veneration of the Cross is also sadly limited to the priest. Holy Communion will be distributed as usual.

THE EASTER VIGIL ON HOLY SATURDAY: begins at 7.30pm at St. Richard’s and 8.00pm at St. Mary’s. (The Holy Fire, Blessing of the Paschal Candle) and procession into church will be omitted, also the congregation will not have votive candles for the Easter Vigil and the Liturgy of the Word abbreviated. Precise details are still being worked out.

EASTER SUNDAY Masses will be as usual as on a Sunday.

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