Sunday 27th December 2020

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 M/c Hospitals.


“Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”

Homily for December 30, 2007: Feast of the Holy Family - The Deacon's Bench

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.

Church Opening Times – 27th December – 2nd January
Sunday 27th December
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
10.30am & 12 noon Mass at St. Mary’s
Monday 28th December
10.00am Mass at St. Mary’s – 12 noon Mass at St. Richard’s
Tuesday 29th December
10.00am Mass at St. Mary’s – 12 noon Mass at St. Richard’s
Wednesday 30th December
10.00am Mass at St. Mary’s – 12 noon Mass at St. Richard’s
Thursday 31st December :
10.00am Mass at St. Mary’s – 12 noon Mass at St. Richard’s
Friday 1st January 2021 – New Year’s Day
10.00am Mass at St. Mary’s – 12 noon Mass at St. Richard’s
Saturday 2nd January
11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s
5.00pm Vigil Mass at St. Richard’s
6.30pm Vigil Mass at St. Mary’s

Feasts of the Week
Mon. 28th December: The Holy Innocents, Martyrs
Tues. 29th December: St Thomas Becket, Bishop and Martyr
Wed. 30th December: Sixth Day within the Octave
Thurs. 31st December: St. Sylvester I, Pope
Fri. 1st January: Holy Mary, Mother of God
Sat. 2nd January: St Basil the Great and St. Gregory Nazianzen

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and all those who are suffering from the coronavirus and others who are sick at this time, including 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.

Lately Dead: Ellen Regan, Jimmy Foster, Annette Ryan, Anthony Nolan, Tom Mitchell, Rebecca Unsworth.
Anniversaries: Margaret Towey, Michael Skeffington, Nancy Byrne, Anne Nevin, Tommy Dunne, William O’Connor.     Birthday Remembrance: Brian Beech (90th).
Special Intentions: Dasimaka Family and Carey, John & Philomena Johnson, Vanessa & Paul Conlin.
Christmas Mass Int. Seamus Gallogly, John Quinn, Mary & Pat McCauley, Martin & Teresa Walsh, Anderson Family, Shingler Family, Damian Walsh, Aiden & Carter Walsh, Maria Graham, Even Smyth, Lorraine & John Doherty, Kathleen & Martin Cuffe & Family, Eileen & Jenny Murphy & Family.

GUIDANCE OVER CHRISTMAS: The Christmas Feast lasts for much longer that one day. There will be Mass on each of these days in the parish and all of these Masses are Christmas Masses. I invite our parishioners and their friends to attend one or more of these Masses. It will be much safer than trying to come on Christmas Day as numbers are likely to be lower. Whilst we remain in tier 3 for the sake of safety the restrictions in place in church continue, attendance at Mass will be limited, there will be no singing, and people are advised not to gather in groups either before or after Mass. We know this is difficult particularly with the Christmas season, however such care will ensure that our churches remain amongst the safest places and the celebration of Holy Mass will not be interrupted over Christmas.

Ticket No. Serial No. Prize Winner
491-495 AD475441 Bottle Prosecco Hanna White
151-155 AG97225 Cadbury’s Heroes Teresa Butler
306-310 AD475441 Mulled Wine Kay Dowd
371-375 AG972225 Bottle Bucks Fizz Patrick Doyle
Prizes can be collected from the office at St. Mary’s

Cathedral Volunteer Programme Co-ordinator
Appointment Type: 12 months fixed term. Working Hrs. 35 hrs. per week. Monday to Friday with flexibility for some weekend or late finish working. Location: The Cathedral Church of St John the Evangelist, Salford, M3 5LL. Salary: £26k – £32k per annum.
To download an application pack please visit website: Closing date for application: 12 noon on Friday 8th January 2021.

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 (Central Manchester Hospitals).

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

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!

As we say goodbye to this year let us hope and pray that next year will bring us some welcome relief.

Wishing everyone a Happy & Holy
Christmas, and a Peaceful New Year