Sunday 23rd 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 23rd May 2021

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

CHURCH MASS TIMES – 23rd to 29th 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            11am Funeral Mass for
                                                                      Philip Murphy 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

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. 24th May: Mary, Mother of the Church
Tues. 25th May: St Bede the Venerable, Priest and Doctor
Wed. 26th May: St Philip Neri, Priest
Sat. 29th May: St. Paul VI, Pope

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and all those who are suffering from the coronavirus and others who are sick at this time, including Anna Kerrigan, Maria Valgamilli, Shirley Clarke, 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, Martin Coughlan, Philip Murphy, Tom McManus, Eileen Lonegan, Carmel McCreary
Anniversaries: Peggy Mackrell Birthday Remembrance: Thomas Colleran. Birthday Celebration: Kitty Sutcliffe,
Special Int. Vis Family.

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

PENTECOST PASTORAL LETTER for this weekend from the Bishops of England and Wales can be found on the table as you leave church.

On this Pentecost day we remember that one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit, is Courage. Many parishioners have shown great courage, in returning to Mass in these past months. Let us pray for all our parishioners and especially for those who are still anxious to return to Mass. Pray that we will all be able to gather together soon.
As we prepare, we hope, for a lifting of restrictions on June 21st, what can we as a parish look forward to? Here are a few hopeful suggestions…….
• The whole community can gather together on a Sunday, the Day of the Lord, to celebrate the Eucharist with no social distancing.
• We can welcome back all our parishioners and especially our young families.
• We can all sing again, and I look forward to our churches being filled with song.
• After Mass we can continue our celebration over a cup of tea in our halls, a chance to catch up with friends we perhaps haven’t seen for over a year.

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.

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.

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!