Sunday 9th 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 9th May 2021


“Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”

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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 – 9th to 15th May
The obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains suspended

Sunday 9th May                                        Wednesday 12th May
9.15am at St. Richard’s                              9.15am at St. Richard’s
10.30am & 12 noon at St. Mary’s

Monday 10th May                                     Thursday 13th May
9.15am at St. Richard’s                               9.30am at St. Mary’s
                                                                        7.00pm at St. Richard’s

Tuesday 11th May                                      Friday 14th May
9.30am at St. Mary’s                                     9.15am at St. Richard’s

Saturday 15th May
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
Wed. 12th May: St Nereus & Achilleus, Martyrs
Fri. 14th May: St Matthias, Apostle

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and all those who are suffering from the coronavirus and others who are sick at this time, including Alan Smith, Sarah Mitchell, Miller, Steve Kerrigan, George O’Connor, Mia O’Connor, Eileen Regan, Margaret McAteer, 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: John Ulett, Maureen Woods
Anniversaries: Fr. Francis Occleston, Briedge O’Donnell, Pat Cahill, Susan Handley, Eileen Walsh, Eileen Manning, John Cahill, Margaret Duffy. Special Int. Mary Cahill & family.

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

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER: Please pass on a copy of the weekly newsletter to a neighbour or anyone who you know who is sick or housebound.

Please Note: There will be morning Mass at 9.30am at St. Mary’s and evening Mass at 7pm at St. Richard’s.

YOUNG ADULTS –An Evening with Austen Ivereigh
We are privileged to invite all young adults (18-35 years) to an evening of reflection next Thursday 13th May (7pm-9pm). Austen is the co-author of Pope Francis’ latest book: “Let Us Dream: The Path to a Better Future”. In it the Pope sets out his vision on how to create a better world as we emerge from the crisis that we have been living through. To listen to the invitation on YouTube, please click on the following link:
The first 20 to register will receive a free copy of the book! For more information, please email:

WALSINGHAM’S MAY ROSARY: Walsingham invites 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 &d the protection of life.
3. Peace in the world
4. 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 on Sunday 30th May is from 1pn to 2pm. All are welcome to join along in prayer.

THE “ROAD MAP” for relaxing Coronavirus restrictions in Church. Government regulations dictate that the limit of 30 people present in church for a funeral will remain in place until no earlier than 21st June. Baptisms can take place currently with only members of a single household present. Visiting people in their homes to bring Holy Communion may only start again after 21st June, though even then only one visit can be made at a time to avoid possible transmission from house to house. From 21st June all restrictions are due to be removed but we have not had any specific advice about when it will be possible for all benches to be used again, singing, Holy Communion under both kinds etc. We will pass on any further information as we receive it.

CONGRATULATIONS AND BEST WISHES to Jacki and Declan Sweeney who celebrate their 25th Wedding Anniversary today (9th May). We wish them many more happy years together.

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!