Sunday 31st January 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 5TNResident at St. Mary’s Presbytery: Fr. Laurence Gambella, Assistant Priest & Hospital Chaplain and Fr. Martin Dowd, Chaplain to the Central Manchester Hospital


Sunday 31st January 2021

                       FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME                      “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.

The obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains suspended
Church Mass Times –31st January to 6th February

Sunday 31st January                             Monday 1st February
9.15am at St. Richard’s                             9.15am at St. Richard’s
10.30am & 12 noon at St. Mary’s            11am Funeral Mass for
                                                                      Brian O’Reilly at St. Mary’s

Tuesday 2nd February                   Wednesday 3rd February
9.30am at St. Mary’s                              9.15am at St. Richard’s

Thursday 4th February                           Friday 5th February
9.30am at St. Mary’s                              9.15am at St. Richard’s

Saturday 6th February
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

Feasts of the Week
Wednesday 3rd Feb. St. Blaise, Bishop and Martyr
Friday 5th Feb. St Agatha, Virgin and Martyr
Saturday 6th Feb. Ss. Paul Miki and Companions

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and all those who are suffering from the coronavirus and others who are sick at this time, including 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: Brian O’Reilly, Colette Robinson, Francis Corrigan, Mamie McGeehan.
Anniversaries: Patricia McNelis, James Regan, Frank Dolan, Bobby Dalton.

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.

LOCKDOWN: Churches can stay open and Masses can take place. However, given the rising rates of the Covid Infection, it must now be up to each individual parishioner to decide for themselves whether it is safe just now for them to come to Mass.
Please don’t come to Church if you have been asked to isolate and let us be scrupulous about hand sanitising and social distancing. Please do not mix in church with those who aren’t in your household bubble or gather at the end of Mass.
Please be especially careful about how you leave the church, remain in your place for a few minutes and be guided by the stewards so as to avoid crowding at the exit doors. Please do not gather outside the church for a chat with friends, but go directly home. Stay safe and keep others safe.

PARISH MASSES: As Covid infections continue to rise, we should all be aware of the following points…
1. Keeping each other safe must remain our chief priority.
2. If you are feeling unwell or have been asked to shield or self-isolate then you must not come to church.
3. Whether you choose to come to Mass or choose to remain at home for the time being must remain the choice of each individual parishioner.
4. We are dependent on our Stewards for keeping our churches open. Some of our own Stewards may choose to stay at home making it hard for us to open. We must be aware that this is a possibility.
5. Above all, look forward to Easter when, if all goes well, we should be able to gather once again in our churches to celebrate the Lord’s resurrection.

STEWARDS AND MINISTERS: As you know, we are now entirely dependent on our Stewards and Ministers. I am most grateful to them for helping us to stay open in these strange times. Some Stewards are choosing to stay at home so we could do with a few more volunteers. If you would like to become a steward please contact Fr. Dever on 0161 224 1498.

OFFERTORY: Weekly contributions and gift aid envelopes can be dropped through the Presbytery letterbox. Alternatively, 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 Number: 40101222
Your support is much appreciated

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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!