Sunday 6th September 2020

Testimonios para Crecer: Roberto de Newminster, Santo Abad cisterciense, 7 de junio

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
& Fr. Martin Dowd, Chaplain to the Central M/c Hospitals

“Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”

Times of Mass – 6th to 12th September

Sunday : 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
10.30am & 12noon Mass at St. Mary’s
Monday : 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
Tuesday : 9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s
Wednesday : 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
Thursday : 9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s
Friday : 9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
Saturday : 10am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at St. Mary’s followed by 11am Mass.
5pm Vigil Mass at St. Richard’s
6.30pm Vigil Mass at St. Mary’s

Feasts of the Week:
Tuesday 8th Sept. The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Wednesday 9th Sept. Saint Peter Claver, Priest
Thursday 10th Sept. Saint Ambrose Barlow, Priest & Martyr
Saturday 12th Sept. The Most Holy Name of Mary

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and all those who are suffering from the coronavirus and others who are sick at this time, including Patrick Cahill, Mia O’Connor, Pat Campbell, Fr. Kearny, Maria Daly, Ashley Lansell, Steve Kerrigan, Andy McDermott, Colette Robinson, Alan Mullany, Tony Manock, Eamonn Walls, Ryan Berry, Colin Billinge, Maura Pappados, Lena Griffin, Kathleen Hayes, John O’Hara, Margaret Grimes, Karen Joyce, Anne O’Brien, John Coyne, Bridie Coyne, Janet Carroll, Pauline Brown, Bill Henderson, , Barbara Williams, Kathleen Grimes, Noreen Varley, Maureen Kennedy, Carl McGlynn, Sadie McMenamin, John Harte, Paddy McNallion, Margaret Coyle, Patricia Maguire, Simon & Gillian Bryant, Kathleen McGuigan, Hannah Walsh, Finn Collins, Mary McGlade, Gary Jameson, Julie Mulrennan, Ken Ward, John Collins, Veronica Curran, Mary Dunne, Irene McCarroll, Kathleen Cartwright, May the Good Lord strengthen and comfort them. Pray also for all who care for the sick.

Lately Dead: Anthony Peppard, Pat O’Dwyer, Fr. John McKeown.

Anniversaries: Catherine Barrett, Patrick, Martin & Nora Keane, Patricia Currid, Mary Molloy, Ian Hindle, Cissie Buckley

BAPTISMS: New guidelines – We will only baptise one child at a time unless there is a sibling. The Baptism party in total can be no more than thirty people and strict social distancing rules must be followed.

PIETY STALL: Until further notice the Piety Stall will not be open. Congestion, cash handling, as well as goods handling all help the spread of the virus.

• Please use provided hand sanitiser as you enter and leave the church. The church will be cleaned between Masses.
• There will be no Servers, Sacristans, Extraordinary Ministers or Offertory Procession required at Mass until further notice, to limit the numbers touching chalices etc.
• Readers should sanitise their hands before and after reading and should avoid touching the microphones or the Lectionary during the Liturgy of the Word, apart from page turning. Readers may remove their face coverings at the lectern to read and should replace them before stepping away.
• There will be NO singing or NO bidding prayers at Mass
• The precious blood will NOT be distributed at this time.
• Please avoid all physical contact with fellow parishioners. The Sign of Peace will NOT take place.
• Please arrive by the main doors and leave by the side entrance.
• There will be NO Offertory collection, but suffice to say, in these recent months, even with nobody coming in through the doors, money has still been going out! There will be collection baskets near the exit doors, so please do make an offering if you can.
• Face coverings became mandatory in places of worship on Saturday 8th August. All those who attend church must wear a face covering. (Those that are exempt for medical reasons or children under 11 remain exempt in these settings).

OFFERTORY COLLECTIONS: From the weekend 29th/30th August Sunday Mass will resume with only a limited number of people allowed into church. St. Mary’s has a limit of 46 people, while St. Richard’s can only hold 26 people. For that reason you are being asked to go to Mass on a weekday if possible. There is no Sunday obligation to attend Mass at present.
Since we are not allowed to pass the collection bags around during Mass you will see a basket at the exit door for your offerings & gift aid envelopes for the church. For the last five months the parish has had no income, since the parish is totally dependent on the weekly collections. I know that many people have been affected financially, so if you are able to renew your weekly offerings to our parish I would be very grateful. A simple way to make a regular offering to the parish is to make a Standing Order through your bank. Standing Order Forms are available from the office at St. Mary’s or from Fr. Dever. For those who pay Income Tax a Gift Aid Form is also available. This allows the tax you have already paid on your weekly offering to be repaid to our parish. So if you give a £1 the parish will receive £1.20p. I would encourage anyone who can to consider signing a standing order for the parish. With thanks for all your help and understanding in these very difficult times.

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!