Sunday 30th 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 30th May 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 – 30th May to 5th June
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

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. 31st May: Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Tues. 1st June: St. Justin, Martyr
Wed. 2nd June: Ss. Marcellinus and Peter, Martyrs
Thurs. 3rd June: St Charles Lwanga & Companions, Martyrs
Sat. 5th June: St Boniface, Bishop and Martyr

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and all those who are suffering from the coronavirus and others who are sick at this time, including Peggy Sweeney, Anna Kerrigan, Maria Valgamilli, Shirley Clarke, 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: Peter O’Neill, Phillip Murphy, Patrick Cahill, Patrick O’Brien, Martin Coughlan, Annie McCreery, Edith McDonagh, Patrick Fitzpatrick, Tony Nowell, Maureen O’Neill
Anniversaries: Ita Gilchreest, Peter Henderson, Dennis Jordan
Birthday Celebration: Damien Walsh, Aiden Walsh
Speedy Recovery: Sean O’Donnell

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

Step 3: From May 17th
Funerals: No limit on numbers, up to church capacity. Please always consult the family before turning up to a funeral. Kindly, do not attend if you have not been invited.
Weddings: These can proceed with up to 30 people present.
Baptisms: These can proceed with up to 30 people present.
• In line with Government guidance a face covering must be worn at all times inside the Church building.
• We continue to observe social distance, so bear this in mind when choosing your seat and ensure you sit at least 1m away from someone who is not in your family or household “bubble”.
• The offertory procession and bidding prayers may now be reintroduced, but unfortunately we are still not able to use the Holy Water stoups or shake hands during the sign of peace.
Please be assured that benches and chairs will continue to be cleaned after each Mass. All of the above relaxation of restrictions are dependent on continuing low levels of infection in the area and restrictions may need to be reintroduced if this situation changes.

Walsingham invite 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 and the protection of life. 3. Peace in the world.
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 this Sunday May 30th is from 1pm to 2pm. All are welcome to join along in prayer.
This is part of the UK Rosary Stronghold Mission

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.

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