Sunday 3rd 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 5TN
Resident at St. Mary’s Presbytery: Fr. Laurence Gambella, Assistant Priest & Hospital Chaplain and Fr. Martin Dowd, Chaplain to the Central Manchester Hospitals.

“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.

Church Mass Times – 3rd to 9th January 2021
Sunday 3rd January
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
10.30am & 12 noon Mass at St. Mary’s

Monday 4th January
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s – 1.00pm Funeral Mass
at St. Mary’s for Anthony Nolan

Tuesday 5th January
9.00am Mass at St. Mary’s – 10.00am Funeral Mass
at St. Mary’s for Annette Ryan

Wednesday 6th January – The Epiphany of the Lord
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
7.00pm Mass at St. Mary’s

Thursday 7th January :
9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

Friday 8th January
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

Saturday 9th 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
Wednesday 6th January: THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD
Thursday 7th January: St Raymond of Penyafort, Priest

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.
Pray also for all who care for the sick.

Lately Dead: Anthony Nolan, Annette Ryan, Cecile Muldowney.
Anniversaries: Mary Mackrell, Catherine Leith, Michael Lanigan, Patrick Tracey, Stephen Matthews, Kathleen Noone, John McLaughlin, Martin Bell, Hugh Caulfield.
Birthday Remembrance: Nora McGrath
Special Intentions: Edward Bell, Eric & Winifred Travis.

There are no additional restrictions for places of worship in Tier 4. Mass will be celebrated in our churches as previously. Thank you to all our Stewards, without your help we could not keep our churches open. It is thanks to you that our churches are safe places for us to gather.
The Bishops of England and Wales want to assure anyone who has reservations about the vaccines that it is the right and proper thing to be vaccinated. We have a moral duty to keep ourselves and other people safe. We should all thank God for the scientists who are producing vaccines for us. There is now a very real possibility that we may return to something like normality before Easter.

Thank you to everyone who donated cash to Cornerstone and CAFOD during the year 2020 at St. Mary’s. The amount of £214.55 for CAFOD and £159.26 for Cornerstone Day Centre was sent to them during the week.

MARRIAGE CARE: If you are going through difficulties in your relationship, Stockport Marriage Care can offer a confidential counselling service. Marriage Care is still here for you and is at the end of the phone if you need help. You can contact them on 0800 3893801.

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!