Sunday 7th 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 7th 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.

Church Mass Times –7th to 13th March

Sunday 7th                                                    Monday 8th
9.15am at St. Richard’s                              9.15am at St. Richard’s
10.30am & 12 noon at St. Mary’s

Tuesday 9th                                                  Wednesday 10th
9.30am at St. Mary’s                                   9.15am at St. Richard’s

Thursday 11th                                               Friday 12th
9.30am at St. Mary’s                                    9.15am at St. Richard’s

Saturday 13th
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

Feast of the Week
Monday 8th March: St John of God, Religious
Tuesday 9th March: St Frances of Rome, Religious

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, 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: Margaret Timoney, James Kelly, Norah Devaney, Bernard Daley, Geoffrey Prendergast, Pat Preston, Martin Walsh, Helen McSharry Anniversaries: Michael Moran, Dennis Hynes, Anthony Carberry. Birthday Remembrance: William Sheehan. Birthday Celebration: John Johnson

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

NEWSLETTER: Please pass on a copy of the newsletter to a neighbour or anyone who you think might appreciate it.

LENT AND EASTER: Due to the Lockdown we are unable to have our usual Penance Service this year. Please know, therefore, that I am happy to hear confessions at any time. If you would like to make an appointment, then telephone St. Richard’s Presbytery on 0161 224 1498. Alternately, you can ask me after any of the Masses. We can’t use the confessional boxes but we can find a quiet corner in the church.
The Holy Week and Easter Services will all take place as usual but in a shorter form. Churches will be open and parishioners are welcome as long as we keep within our capacity. Once again I express my grateful thanks to our Stewards and Ministers in both churches who are enabling us to remain open at this time.

THE NATIONAL NOVENA TO ST. JOSEPH will take place from 10th- 18th March 2021 at St Joseph’s Church in Maidenhead. In this Year dedicated to St. Joseph, the Mill Hill Missionaries are preparing for the Feast of St Joseph, their patron, with a special Novena of Masses and prayers to ask for God’s blessing on their Society’s missionary outreach, and for the intentions of all those who support their work. Masses are on Wednesday to Friday (10-12 March), at 7.30pm, Saturday, 13 March at 10am, Sunday, 14 March at 11.00am, Monday –Thursday (15-18 March) at 7.30pm. If you would like to join in from home, for the first time this year, Masses from St. Joseph’s Church will be available to follow on Zoom and YouTube via the parish website: and the Mill Hill website:, where you will also find the Novena prayer leaflet

Our total income received in February from offerings, gift aid envelopes and standing orders was £3,060.81. Our outgoings were £5,697.11, which gave a deficit of £2,636.30. I am most grateful to the parishioners who have been making their contributions regularly during these difficult times.

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.

Prayer Resource – Lord’s Day at Home: 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

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!