Sunday 28th 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 28th 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.

Palm Sunday 28th March
Blessing of Palms – Solemn Mass of Palm Sunday
9.15am at St. Richard’s
10.30am & 12 noon at St. Mary’s

Monday 29th March – 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

Tuesday 30th March                               Wednesday 24th March
9.30am at St. Mary’s                               9.15am at St. Richard’s

Maundy Thursday 1st April
7.30pm Solemn Mass of the Lord’s Supper at both churches

Good Friday 2nd April
Day of Fasting and Abstinence
10.30am Stations of the Cross at St. Mary’s
3pm Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion at both churches

Holy Saturday 3rd April
7.30pm Vigil of Easter Celebration the Paschal Mystery – St. Richard’s
8pm Vigil of Easter Celebration of the Paschal Mystery – St. Mary’s

Easter Sunday 4th April
9.15am Mass of Easter at St. Richard’s
10.30am & 12noon Mass of Easter at St. Mary’s

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, Miller, Steve Kerrigan, George O’Connor, Mia O’Connor, Eileen Regan, Cath Dixon, Eamonn Walls, Mary McGlade, Maureen Woods, 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: John Brennan, John Farrell, Mary Kate Groarke
Anniversaries: Stan Kinnear, Annie Jordan, Jimmy Comerford
Easter Int. Mary O’Grady, Mary Smith, Mary Groarke

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

HOLY WEEK: The last week of Lent is known as Holy Week. It is when we Christians remember the last week of Jesus’ life; it is the most important time in our liturgical year. We hope to welcome as many parishioners as possible to our Easter services whilst continuing to operate in a Covid-safe way.
The Holy Week Services will be as usual but they have to be shorter than usual, so…..

Maundy Thursday, this will be at St Mary’s and St. Richard’s at 7.30pm. The Mass will be as usual with the following exceptions….
• There will be no washing of the feet
• No Stripping of the Altar after Mass
• No Procession to the Altar of Repose
• No Watching before the Blessed Sacrament

Good Friday, there will Stations of the Cross at St. Mary’s at 10.30am. The Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion (shorter version) will be at St Mary’ and St. Richard’s at 3pm. All as usual except there will be no individual kissing of the Cross.

Easter Vigil and First Mass of Easter, this will be at St Richard’s at 7.30pm and St. Mary’s at 8pm on Saturday.
• There will be no Easter Fire
• There will be no candles for the people
• There will be no baptisms or receptions
• There will be no Blessing with the Easter Water

Easter Sunday, Mass at St Richard’s at 9.15am. Mass at St Mary’s at 10.30am and 12 noon. All as usual except there will be no Blessing with the Easter Water.

For those at home and not attending Mass, the Liturgy Office has prepared a service called “The Lord’s Day at Home”, based on the Sunday Scriptures that you can pray on your own or with your family. Please follow this link to access the Lord’s Day at Home resources

LEVENSHULME FLATLET FOR RENT: Self-contained furnished, newly decorated, own shower & toilet, own kitchen. Quiet house, suit respectable middle aged gentleman. Reference required. Please telephone after 6.30pm on 0161 224 2339.

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

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