Parish of Saint Mary (Woolton)stmarysicon
Served by the Redemptorists
Church Road, Woolton, Liverpool L25 5JF. 
Tel: 0151-428-2256
E-mail: Web: www.stmaryswoolton.org.uk 
Parish Priest: Father Tim Buckley C.Ss.R.  
Assistants: Father Barrie O’Toole C.Ss.R. Father Charles Randall C.Ss.R
Bishop Eton:  0151-722-1108
Deacon: Rev Bernard Rigby
Parish Administrator: Ann O’Neill
Liverpool Roman Catholic Archdiocesan Trustees Incorporated— charity number 232709

 

Fourth Sunday of Easter (Year B)

27th & 28th April 2018

   

Sat

21st

FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

5.30pm

           John Parratt &

        Joe Bickerstaff  (B/A)

Sun

22nd

 9:00am

People of the Parish

11:00am

Mary O'Brien (RIP)

Mon

23rd

Solemnity of St George 

12 noon

REQUIEM:

Michael Rutledge (RIP)

Tue

24th

 

12 noon

Ian  MacDonald (B/A)

Wed

25th

 Feast of St Mark

12 noon

Holy Souls

Thu

26th

 

 

9.00am

Harold King (A)

Fri

27th

 

9.00am

Thanksgiving

Sat

28th

 

 

12noon

Gilbertson Family

FIFTH SUNDAY

 OF EASTER
5.30pm Joyce Revill (LD)
Sun 29th

9:00am

Patrick McKeown (A)

11:00am

People of the Parish



Confessions: Saturday 11.00am-11.45am
Morning Prayer: Friday 9.40am

Exposition and Benediction: Friday 6:30pm -7:30pm

Please remember in your prayers all those who are sick:
Joseph Lyons, Dawn McGrail, Pauline Bennett, Anna Mann, Lydia Beckett, Alf Cook, Adrian & Margaret Dickinson, Antoinette Loftus, Eileen Northall, Marie Roache, Bernard Jones, Fr Gabriel Maguire C.Ss.R, Kenny Regan, Michael Walsh, Sheila O’Neill, Peter Gallagher and Terry Donnelly.
Those who have recently died
None this week
and those whose anniversaries occur about this time
 

FROM FR TIM: 

GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY: DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS: Last year, Bishop Ralph Heskett, CSsR, having been challenged about the problem of finding more priestly vocations for the Diocese of Hallam, gently reminded his priests and people that they would not emerge from Bishop’s House! This might be worth our meditation as we pray that we may all deepen our sense of vocation and strive to be faithful to our common baptismal calling.

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To read Pope Francis' message for Vocations Sunday please click here

ADOREMUSIt may have something to do with my age, but time does seem to be flying by these days and I am conscious that the Eucharistic Congress will be on us as soon as the schools return in the autumn. Five representatives from each parish will attend the Congress and will form part of a forty strong team working in our pastoral area in preparation for the Synod in 2020. They met for the first time last Monday evening. In due course we will have a display board at the porches of each church identifying our representatives so that you can feed and exchange ideas with one another during the next two years. Redemptorist Publications have produced a magnificently illustrated booklet, Adoremus Extra. It has 124 pages (including the Freddie Freckles story) and I have ordered a number of copies for those who wish to imbue themselves with the spirit of the event: they retail at £4.75.

COMINGS AND GOING: Fr Andrew returns this evening from a four-day congress with Marriage Encounter in Madrid and Fr Casey is away this weekend. I am leaving this afternoon for a much needed break, but will be back in time for next weekend. The following week is when most of us will be in Perth (Scotland) for our discussions about the restructuring of the Redemptorists across Europe and I remind you that during that week (April 30 to May 4) there will only be a 7:00am Mass each day in Bishop Eton. That week there will be a noon Mass here at St Mary’s.

IN PREPARATION FOR ADOREMUS: The Carmelites have offered to host a series of talks in preparation for the National Pilgrimage & Congress, once a month until September. The first talk takes place on Sunday 29 April, 3:30pm-5:00pm at the Carmelite Convent, Maryton Grange, Allerton Road, L18 3NU. The focus will be on the Eucharist and praying for the sick. All are welcome and refreshments will be provided.

EXPOSITION: Exposition will be from 6:30pm-7:30pm EVERY Friday and continue at this time during the months of April and May. All welcome!

PARISH LISTENERS:  will be starting interviews from this weekend, your co-operation is greatly appreciated.

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RYM YOUNG ADULT GROUP: will be exploring scripture this Tuesday 24 April from 7:30pm in the Fisher-More hall. Followed by drinks at the pub.

ST MARY’S & BISHOP ETON WOMEN’S GROUP: Lunch Time Meeting Tuesday 24 April at 12.30pm in the Fisher- More hall .Opportunity to Sit and Keep Fit with Sheila Reade at 1:15pm.

UCM MEETING:  Wednesday 25 April at 12:30pm in the parish hall, looking forward to seeing UCM members and any other ladies who would like to attend will be made very welcome. Please bring your own lunch!

THE IRENAEUS PROJECT: will be providing a series of talks entitled ‘THE CALL’, with the opportunity for one to one prayer support at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Gateacre, and every Wednesday evening at 7:00pm from 25th April - 27th June. For further details please contact OLA parish office on: 0151- 487- 9372.

DEMENTIA AWARENESS WEEK -21-27 MAY 2018: We will be holding an afternoon tea with entertainment and a sing-a-long on Friday 25 May at 2:00pm-4:00pm in the parish hall. The event is open to all and particularly those people living with dementia and their carers. If you would like to join us please let Ann know in the parish office, so that we have an idea of numbers for catering purposes.  

NEW VOTIVE CANDLE SYSTEM: You will notice that we have new candle stands in the church which are on a one month trial. The system is known to be the safest, cleanest, smokeless candle burning system in the world and has been endorsed by the diocesan and Health and Safety Officer. Please be aware, that the votives should always be lit with the gas lighters provided; they will burn for up to two hours and should never be snuffed out. 

NEW EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS TRAINING: If you feel called to be a Minster of the Eucharist there will be a training day on Saturday 12 May 9:30am-4:30pm at Irenaeus, 32 Great Georges Road, Waterloo L22 1RD. Please contact Ann at the parish office if you would like to book a place.

KNIGHTS OF ST COLUMBA: meet every second Thursday of the month at 8:00pm at St Francis of Assisi meeting rooms, Earp Street Garston L19 1RT. For further information contact Aidan Carney on 0151- 427- 7126 or visit our parish website.

GIFT AID: If you are not already in the Gift Aid scheme you can join at any time. Please just leave you your contact details on the forms provided at the back of church and a member of the Finance Team will contact you to introduce you to scheme. Thank you!

ST JOSEPH’S PRAYER CENTRE, BLUNDELL AVENUE, FORMBY L37 1PH: A day with Bishop John Arnold (Salford Diocese), Discipleship: an Unmarked Road, this Tuesday 24 April 10:30am-3:30pm. To book a place, please contact Sister Nora Coughlan on: 01704 875850.

NORTHERN CATHOLIC CONFERENCE: This will take place at Liverpool Hope University Friday 22 June to Sunday 24 June 2018. The theme is ‘I am with you always, yes, to the end of time.’ Please see the poster in the porch for speakers and contact details.

SPUC LOCAL PRO-LIFE CHAIN: is taking place on Saturday, 28 April 10:00am - 12 noon outside Christ the King Church, Queens Drive, towards Childwall Fiveways. Contacts: Richard Benson: 0151-428-3289 and Monica Lowe: 0151-428-4332.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  Do you have a couple of hours spare once a fortnight and would be willing to help clean the church? If so, we’d be delighted to hear from you. Please contact the parish office for further details.

PRIESTS TRAINING FUND: There will be a retiring collection after all the Masses this

weekend. Gift Aid envelopes are available at the back of church. Thank you!

NEXT WEEK:  Fifth Sunday of Easter Year B.

BIDDING PRAYERS:   G. McAndrew.

LINEN: Denise.

 

Parish of Saint Mary (Woolton)stmarysicon
Served by the Redemptorists
Church Road, Woolton, Liverpool L25 5JF. 
Tel: 0151-428-2256
E-mail: Web: www.stmaryswoolton.org.uk 
Parish Priest: Father Tim Buckley C.Ss.R.  
Assistants: Father Barrie O’Toole C.Ss.R. Father Charles Randall C.Ss.R
Bishop Eton:  0151-722-1108
Deacon: Rev Bernard Rigby
Parish Administrator: Ann O’Neill
Liverpool Roman Catholic Archdiocesan Trustees Incorporated— charity number 232709

 

Third Sunday of Easter (Year B)

14th & 15th April 2018

   

Sat

15th

THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER

5.30pm

      Margaret Dunn (RIP)

Sun

15th

 9:00am

Winifred Jones (A)

11:00am

People of the Parish

Mon

16th

 

09.00am

Daniel Shanahan (A)

Tue

17th

 

12 noon

Joe & Ann Lowe (RIP)

Wed

18th

 

12 noon

Della Clerkin (RIP)

Thu

19th

 

 

9.00am

Dr Anthony Paes (W/A)

Fri

20th

 

9.00am

Frances Gilbertson RIP)

Sat

21st

 

 

12noon

Vin & Marion Hawkins

(60th W/A)

FOURTH SUNDAY

 OF EASTER
5.30pm John Parratt & Joe Bickerstaff  (B/A)
Sun 22nd

9:00am

People of the Parish

11:00am

Mary O'Brien RIP



Confessions: Saturday 11.00am-11.45am
Morning Prayer: Monday and Friday 9.40am

Exposition and Benediction: Friday 6:30pm -7:30pm

Please remember in your prayers all those who are sick:
Joseph Lyons, Dawn McGrail, Pauline Bennett, Anna Mann, Lydia Beckett, Alf Cook, Adrian & Margaret Dickinson, Antoinette Loftus, Eileen Northall, Marie Roache, Bernard Jones, Fr Gabriel Maguire C.Ss.R, Kenny Regan, Michael Walsh, Sheila O’Neill, Peter Gallagher and Terry Donnelly.
Those who have recently died
None this week
and those whose anniversaries occur about this time

FROM FR TIM:

 THE PAST WEEK: Archbishop Malcolm was given a royal welcome at both our schools last Thursday. We have some treasured photos of children wearing his mitre and holding his crozier. Certainly the children are clear about one thing: that the Bishop’s job is to be like Jesus, a good shepherd of the flock, who is there not to rule but to serve the people. Later in the day many joined the Archbishop for the Holy Hour at St Anthony’s. It will be good if we can prepare for the Eucharistic Congress by having Holy Hours in each parish and a devotional service for each school. Watch this space!

FORWARD PLANNING: Last week I highlighted the fact that in a couple of weeks we will be stretched to the limit since most of the community will be going to Perth for a meeting with our Redemptorist General and his Co-ordinator for the Redemptorist Conference of Europe. No one has objected to my proposal that we settle for a 7:00am Mass at Bishop Eton and a noon Mass at St Mary’s during that week. It is a measure of just how things are beginning to unravel that during the past week Fr Burns had to go to Clapham to ensure that they could have their weekday Masses. Furthermore, it is no secret that some of the confrères in our community are encountering new health challenges. With all this in mind, I simply ask you to revisit my ‘open letter’ and continue to discuss and pray with one another about the future.

ADOREMUS NATIONAL EUCHARISTIC PILGRIMAGE & CONGRESS 2018:  Eucharist is… pilgrimage.

 The culmination of a pilgrimage may be a Mass, but the source and summit of any week as a Catholic Christian is the Eucharist. We don’t have to journey with passport and suitcase to find the healing that we need; the healing of forgiveness and inclusion in God’s family. We just have to journey to church for Mass. Adoremus prayer cards now available at the back of church.

IN PREPARATION FOR ADOREMUS: The Carmelites have offered to host a series of talks in preparation for the National Pilgrimage & Congress, once a month until September. The first talk takes place on Sunday 29 April, 3:30pm-5:00pm at the Carmelite Convent, Maryton Grange, Allerton Road, L18 3NU. The focus will be on the Eucharist and praying for the sick. All are welcome and refreshments will be provided.

Carmelites April Praying with people who are sick

EXPOSITION: Exposition will be from 6:30pm-7:30pm EVERY Friday and continue at this time during the months of April and May. All welcome.

PARISH LISTENERS: The Parish Listening Team met on Friday evening to discuss the roll-out of the Parish Listening Process. David Delaney and Pauline Volk will speak after all Masses this weekend to update you on how the process will work.

RYM YOUNG ADULT GROUP:  This Tuesday 17 April, we go on our next homeless mission. Meet at the Cathedral at 7:30pm. Contact for more information.

THE IRENAEUS PROJECT: will be providing a series of talks entitled ‘THE CALL’, with the opportunity for one to one prayer support at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Gateacre, and every Wednesday evening at 7:00pm from 25th April - 27th June. For further details please contact OLA parish office on: 0151- 487- 9372.

ST MARY’S & BISHOP ETON WOMEN’S GROUP:  PLEASE NOTE:  The day trip to Bury Market this Wednesday - 18 April, has been cancelled due to insufficient numbers.

NEW VOTIVE CANDLE SYSTEM: You will notice that we have new candle stands in the church which are on a one month trial. The system is known to be the safest, cleanest, smokeless candle burning system in the world and has been endorsed by the diocesan and Health and Safety Officer. Please be aware, that the votives should always be lit with the gas lighters provided; they will burn for up to two hours and should never be snuffed out. 

NEW EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS TRAINING: If you feel called to be a Minster of the Eucharist there will be a training day on Saturday 12 May 9:30am-4:30pm at Irenaeus, 32 Great Georges Road, Waterloo L22 1RD. Please contact Ann at the parish office if you would like to book a place.

KNIGHTS OF ST COLUMBA: meet every second Thursday of the month at 8:00pm at St Francis of Assisi meeting rooms, Earp Street Garston L19 1RT. For further information contact Aidan Carney on 0151- 427- 7126 or visit our parish website.

GIFT AID: If you are not already in the Gift Aid scheme you can join at any time. Please just leave you your contact details on the forms provided at the back of church and a member of the Finance Team will contact you to introduce you to scheme. Thank you!

ST JOSEPH’S PRAYER CENTRE, BLUNDELL AVENUE, FORMBY L37 1PH: A day with Bishop John Arnold (Salford Diocese), Discipleship: an Unmarked Road, on Tuesday 24 April 10:30am-3:30pm. To book a place please contact Sr Nora Coughlan on: 01704 875850.

NORTHERN CATHOLIC CONFERENCE: This will take place at Liverpool Hope University Friday 22 June to Sunday 24 June 2018. The theme is ‘I am with you always, yes, to the end of time.’ Please see the poster in the porch for speakers and contact details.

A NOTE FROM CAFOD: “Thank you for your support to our Lent Fast Day appeal. Donations to CAFOD until 12 May will be doubled by the UK Government. We have planned a £5 million programme to combat malnutrition - and with it we hope to be able to reach 245,000 people. But we need the full amount of match funding to make it happen. You can help us reach the full amount needed for this crucial programme. We still have some way to go yet! To donate please go to cafod.org.uk/lent”.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  Do you have a couple of hours spare once a fortnight and would be willing to help clean the church? If so, we’d be delighted to hear from you. Please contact the parish office for further details.

RETREAT WEEKEND FOR YOUNG WOMEN: This is for women (20s & 30s) who may be considering the vocation of religious life. There will be input from FCJ sisters on different aspects of vowed life as well as the opportunity for prayer, reflection and discussion. Taking place at FCJ House in Liverpool, 25-27 May, this is an opportunity to live community life for a weekend and meet some sisters. For more information or to book a place email Sr Lynne at

Vocations weekend May 2018 Poster

NEXT WEEK:  Fourth Sunday of Easter Year B.

PRIESTS TRAINING FUND: There will be a retiring collection after all the Masses next weekend. Gift Aid envelopes are available at the back of church. Thank you!

BIDDING PRAYERS:  T. Davies.

LINEN: Gill.

 

Parish of Saint Mary (Woolton)stmarysicon
Served by the Redemptorists
Church Road, Woolton, Liverpool L25 5JF. 
Tel: 0151-428-2256
E-mail: Web: www.stmaryswoolton.org.uk 
Parish Priest: Father Tim Buckley C.Ss.R.  
Assistants: Father Barrie O’Toole C.Ss.R. Father Charles Randall C.Ss.R
Bishop Eton:  0151-722-1108
Deacon: Rev Bernard Rigby
Parish Administrator: Ann O’Neill
Liverpool Roman Catholic Archdiocesan Trustees Incorporated— charity number 232709

 

  

 

2nd Sunday of Easter 

7th  & 8th April (Year B) 2018

 

Sat

7th

SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER
Day of DIvine Mercy

5.30pm

Hugh Tierney (RIP)

Sun

8th

 9:00am

People of the Parish

11:00am

David Wignall (RIP)

Mon

9th

 Annunciation of the Lord

09.00am

Nicolas MacCraith (LD)

Tue

10th

 

12 noon

Arthur Ferguson (B/A)

Wed

11th

 St Stanislaus

12 noon

Jeanette Gilbertson RIP

Thu

12th

 

 

9.00am

Stan Speed (A)

Fri

13th

 

9.00am

Len Meyer (B/A)

Sat

14th

 

 

10.00am

Tom Foy (A)

THIRD SUNDAY

 OF EASTER
5.30pm Margaret Dunn (RIP)
Sun 15th

9:00am

Winifred Jones (A)

11:00am

People of the Parish



Confessions: Saturday after 10.00am Mass
Morning Prayer: Monday and Friday 9.40am

Exposition and Benediction: Friday 6:30pm -7:30pm

Please remember in your prayers all those who are sick:
Joseph Lyons, Dawn McGrail, Pauline Bennett, Anna Mann, Lydia Beckett, Alf Cook, Adrian & Margaret Dickinson, Antoinette Loftus, Eileen Northall, Marie Roache, Bernard Jones, Fr Gabriel Maguire C.Ss.R, Kenny Regan, Michael Walsh, Sheila O’Neill and Peter Gallagher.
Those who have recently died
Michael Rutledge
and those whose anniversaries occur about this time

 

FROM FR TIM: 

MONDAY: THE SOLEMNITY OF THE ANNUNCIATION OF THE LORD. This feast has been transferred from March 25, which this year fell on Palm Sunday. Of course it is the patronal feast of the parish of Bishop Eton.

ADOREMUS (LET US ADORE) is the focus for the Eucharistic Congress in September. Our preparations begin in earnest now with Archbishop Malcolm leading our Pastoral Area Holy Hour this coming Thursday (12 April) at St Anthony’s of Padua, Mossley Hill at 7:30pm. Please join us if you possibly can. That day the Archbishop will also visit Bishop Eton and Much Woolton Schools.

FORWARD PLANNING: In three weeks (i.e. during the first week in May) most of the Redemptorist community will be in Perth with Fr General, considering the best way forward for us in terms of restructuring the Redemptorist family in the Conference of Europe. As a consequence it will be impossible for us to maintain the usual timetable of Masses that week. Fr Pat O’Brien has kindly agreed to offer Mass at St Mary’s and Fr Smale will be in residence at Bishop Eton. That week, we will have a 7:00am at Bishop Eton and a noon Mass each day at St Mary’s. I trust this will meet with unanimous approval! As you well know, we are going to meet more and more of these challenges in the months and years ahead and I thank you all for your understanding.

NEW VOTIVE CANDLE SYSTEM: You will notice that we have new candle stands in the church which are on a one month trial. The system is known to be the safest, cleanest, smokeless candle burning system in the world and has been endorsed by the diocesan and Health and Safety Officer. Please be aware, that the votives should always be lit with the gas lighters provided; they will burn for up to two hours and should never be snuffed out. 

EXPOSITION: Exposition will be from 6:30pm-7:30pm and continue at this time during the months of April and May. All welcome! 

GIFT AID:  NEW ENVELOPES COME INTO USE THIS SUNDAY APRIL 8 AND ARE AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION FROM THE CLOISTER! If you are not already in the Gift Aid scheme you can join at any time. Please just leave you your contact details on the forms provided at the back of church and a member of the Finance Team will contact you to introduce you to scheme. 

RYM YOUNG ADULT GROUP:   next meet this Tuesday 10 April at 7:30pm in the Fisher More Hall. Come along for a fun session getting to know the saints (and each other) better! Afterwards we will go for a drink at the Childwall Abbey. Next week, Tuesday 17 April, we go on our next homeless mission. Meet at the Cathedral at 7:30pm. Contact for more information. 

UCM MEETING: Wednesday, 11 April at 12:30pm in the parish hall. Looking forward to seeing UCM Members and any other ladies who would like to attend will be made very welcome. Please bring your lunch. 

PARISH LISTENERS: Listen with the ear of your heart (St Benedict). There will be a meeting for all parish Listeners this Friday 13 April at 5:30pm in the parish hall. Thank you to all those who have volunteered to be Listeners and who have now completed the training. The team are looking forward to seeking the views of as many people as possible. There will be more information next weekend. 

ST MARY’S & BISHOP ETON WOMEN’S GROUP: Day trip to Bury Market Wednesday 18 April. The coach leaves from the main gate of Woolton Woods, High street at 8:30am and Bishop Eton at 8:45am, returning at 4:00pm. The cost is £15 and for more details contact Geraldine on 0151 428 5897. 

KNIGHTS OF ST COLUMBA: Meet every second Thursday of the month at 8:00pm at St Francis of Assisi in the Meeting Rooms Earp Street Garston L19 1RT. For further information contact Aidan Carney on 0151- 427- 7126 or visit our parish website. 

ASYLUM LINK MERSEYSIDE: The Spring Concert & Film Show is taking place on Saturday 22 April at St Anne's Overbury Street, L7 3HJ. Tickets (£5) are available from Illa 0151-709-1713 or or on the night. Acts include Liverpool Hope's Concert Band, the Bluebell Dancers, Fish Tales and Women Together, plus Caroline Tod's award winning short films 'Jan' and 'The Last Day of Summer’.

AsylumLinkSpring 

IRENAEUS SCRIPTURE WEEKEND:   Friday 13 - Sunday 15 April ‘The Holy Spirit in John’s Gospel’ led by Fr Chris Thomas. Suggested donations: £85.00 residential; £60.00 non-residential [with meals] and £20 non-residential bringing sandwiches.  Also, on Saturday 24 April there is ‘A Day of Reflection for the Easter Season’ led by Bishop John Arnold (Salford Diocese). To book any of these events please contact Irenaeus on 0151-949-1199 or e-mail  

NORTHERN CATHOLIC CONFERENCE: This will take place at Liverpool Hope University Friday 22 June to Sunday 24 June 2018. The theme is ‘I am with you always, yes, to the end of time.’ Please see the poster in the porch for speakers and contact details. 

NEWSPAPERS:  Please note only the Catholic Pictorial is free, the Universe and the Catholic Times are £1.30 each and the money can be put in the slot in the wall in the porch. Thank you!

HOLYLAND PILGRIMAGE: 13-23 May 2019 led by Fr John Gorman and Fr Tony Reynolds. See the poster in the porch.

BEANSTALK: Volunteers needed to hear children read! See poster in the porch.

NEXT WEEK:  Third Sunday of Easter Year B.

BIDDING PRAYERS:  T. Murphy. 

LINEN: M. King.

PLEASE SEE NOTICE BOARD IN CHURCH PORCH FOR OTHER SERVICES AND EVENTS.

 

Parish of Saint Mary (Woolton)stmarysicon
Served by the Redemptorists
Church Road, Woolton, Liverpool L25 5JF. 
Tel: 0151-428-2256
E-mail: Web: www.stmaryswoolton.org.uk 
Parish Priest: Father Tim Buckley C.Ss.R.  
Assistants: Father Barrie O’Toole C.Ss.R. Father Charles Randall C.Ss.R
Bishop Eton:  0151-722-1108
Deacon: Rev Bernard Rigby
Parish Administrator: Ann O’Neill
Liverpool Roman Catholic Archdiocesan Trustees Incorporated— charity number 232709

 

  

 

Easter Sunday

31st March & 1st April (Year B) 2018

 

Sat

31st

EASTER SUNDAY

8.30pm

People of the Parish

Sun

1st

 9:00am

Michael Bramwell (LD)

11:00am

Teresa Dodd (RIP)

Mon

2nd

 

10.00am

Ann-Marie Colohan (A)

Tue

3rd

 

10.00am

Andrew Johnston (LD)

Wed

4th

 

10.00am

Holy Souls

Thu

5th

 

 

10.00am

Family of Ken Foy

Fri

6th

 

10.00am

Marcella Carroll (RIP)

Sat

7th

 

 

10.00am

Hugh Tierney (RIP)

Sun 8th SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER
Day of DIvine Mercy

9:00am

People of the Parish

11:00am

David Wignall (RIP)



Confessions: The next scheduled confession is on Saturday 14th April
Morning Prayer: Friday 9.40am

Exposition and Benediction: Friday 6:30pm -7:30pm

Please remember in your prayers all those who are sick:
Joseph Lyons, Dawn McGrail, Pauline Bennett, Anna Mann, Lydia Beckett, Alf Cook, Adrian & Margaret Dickinson, Antoinette Loftus, Eileen Northall, Marie Roache, Bernard Jones, Fr Gabriel Maguire C.Ss.R, Kenny Regan, Michael Walsh, Marie Scott, Sheila O’Neill and Peter Gallagher.
Those who have recently died
Richard Allen
and those whose anniversaries occur about this time

FROM FR TIM:

AN EASTER GREETING

 

The Easter Liturgy is quite remarkable. It explodes with joy as it invites us to place our hope in Jesus, who bursts forth from the grave. The message is unequivocal: even death is now conquered and we have everything to live for because we will live for ever with the Lord. Whenever Jesus was at work among the people, all he asked for was that they believed. Faith is the ultimate and most wonderful gift for us here on earth and I pray that my faith and yours will be renewed and strengthened through our celebrations together this Easter. The deeper our faith, the more we allow the Lord to take possession of our lives and the more we live in love of him and one another. Thank you for all you do to ensure that our communities function well, but more than that, thank you for being who you are: brothers and sisters of the Lord, who witness to his resurrection.

 

FROM ALL THE REDEMPTORISTS

A VERY HAPPY EASTER

 

FR  BERNARD LUBIENSKI  CSsR: May I introduce you to this Polish Redemptorist who died in 1933, but who was a student at Bishop Eton in the 1860s when the icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour came to Bishop Eton? Pope Francis has declared him ‘Venerable’, which means that his cause for canonisation has begun. We are inviting our parishioners to join us in asking Fr Bernard’s prayers for special intentions, beginning with our confrère, Fr Tony Hunt, who has been in hospital again recently, with the prospect of needing further surgery on his other leg. We are making prayer cards available and will tell you more about Fr Bernard in the months and weeks ahead.

COMINGS AND GOINGS: Fr Charles will be in Lourdes this week with the HCPT group from his old school, the Salesian College in Farnborough. Best wishes to all our parishioners who will also be with HCPT groups: it is one of the great weeks in the Lourdes’ calendar.

AN EASTER MESSAGE FROM ARCHBISHOP MALCOLM McMAHON: Please pick up a copy of Archbishop Malcolm’s Easter Greeting to all parishioners from the back of church.

ANDREW JOHNSTON (RIP): There will be a Mass for the repose of the soul of Andrew Johnston at 10:00am on Tuesday 3 April. Andrew used to sell the Big Issue outside Marks and Spencer’s and I ministered to him at the Royal Hospital and at Marie Curie Hospice. I promised I would be at his funeral and prayed at his burial last Tuesday. He was 48 years old.

NEW POST IN THE ARCHDIOCESE: The post of Chief Operating Officer to help co-ordinate the work of the Archdiocese is being advertised. If you think you may have the necessary skills and are interested, please see the notice in the church porch for more details.

ArchdioceseCEO

 

PARISH LISTENERS: There will be a meeting of all Parish Listeners on Friday 13 April at 5:30pm in the parish hall. We still need more volunteer Listeners, so if you’d like to join the team please contact Ann O’Neill at the parish office. Please be aware, the process will last just 6-8 weeks and will commence after Easter.

GIFT AID:  NEW ENVELOPES COME INTO USE NEXT SUNDAY APRIL 8 AND ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION FROM THE CLOISTER. Joining the Gift Aid scheme greatly enhances the value of your contribution to the parish collection without any additional cost to you. If you are a tax payer please consider joining the scheme, or if you would prefer to pay by standing order this can also be arranged. If you are not a tax payer you can still contribute by standing order or have a supply of non-Gift Aid envelopes. Please just indicate which method is best for you on the respective lists at the back of church. Alternatively, you can put your offering in the collection bag. Whichever method you choose, your contribution and financial support of the parish is greatly appreciated.  Thank you.

EXPOSITION: From next Friday (6 April), Exposition will be from 6:30pm-7:30pm and will continue at this time during the months of April and May. All welcome!

ST MARY’S & BISHOP ETON WOMEN’S GROUP: The day trip to Bury Market is on Wednesday 18 April. The coach leaves from the main gate of Woolton Woods, High Street at 8:30am and Bishop Eton at 8:45am, returning at 4:00pm. The cost is £15.00. For more details contact Geraldine on 0151-428-5897.

EASTER ACTIVITY CAMP: will be held in Allerton Tower Park, Woolton by Merseyside Youth Challenge Trust from 26 March to 6 April, 9:00am – 4:00pm (excluding the 2 Bank Holidays). If you are interested in booking a place the cost is £20.00 per day children must be a minimum 8 years of age up to a max of 14. Please contact Jeff Burke at the charity on 0151 428 9758 if you would like further information or to book a place.

BARN DANCE/CEILI:  Sunday 8 April from2:00pm-5:30pm at St Michael’s Irish Centre 6 Boundary Lane, L6 5JG. Fully licenced bar and refreshments available. Adults £6.00 and children £3.00. See poster in porch.

IRENAEUS SCRIPTURE WEEKEND:   Friday 13-Sunday 15 April ‘The Advocate will teach you everything…’ The Holy Spirit in John’s Gospel led by Fr Chris Thomas. Suggested donations: £85.00 residential; £60.00 non-residential [with meals] £20.00 non-residential bringing sandwiches. On Tuesday 24 April there is ‘A Day of reflection for the Easter Season’ led by Bishop John Arnold (Salford Diocese). To book contact Irenaeus on 0151-949-1199 or e-mail

NEWSPAPERS:  Please note only the Catholic Pictorial is free, the Universe and the Catholic Times are £1.30 each and the money can be put in the slot in the wall in the porch. Thank you!

HOLYLAND PILGRIMAGE: 13-23 May 2019 led by Fr John Gorman and Fr Tony Reynolds. See poster in the porch.

ST PETER’S CHURCH – WOOLTON: have vacancies for a parish administrator, a youth worker and a hub co-ordinator. Please contact Sue Crooks at St Peter’s for more information at:

BEANSTALK: Volunteers needed to hear children read! See poster in the porch.

NEXT WEEK:  Second Sunday of Easter Year B.

BIDDING PRAYERS:  D. Paes. 

LINEN: D. King.

PLEASE SEE NOTICE BOARD IN CHURCH PORCH FOR OTHER SERVICES AND EVENTS

 

Parish of Saint Mary (Woolton)stmarysicon
Served by the Redemptorists
Church Road, Woolton, Liverpool L25 5JF. 
Tel: 0151-428-2256
E-mail: Web: www.stmaryswoolton.org.uk 
Parish Priest: Father Tim Buckley C.Ss.R.  
Assistants: Father Barrie O’Toole C.Ss.R. Father Charles Randall C.Ss.R
Bishop Eton:  0151-722-1108
Deacon: Rev Bernard Rigby
Parish Administrator: Ann O’Neill
Liverpool Roman Catholic Archdiocesan Trustees Incorporated— charity number 232709

 

  

 

Palm Sunday the Passion of the Lord (Year B)

24th & 25th March 2018

 

Sat

24th

PALM SUNDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD (YEAR B)

5.30pm

Pat Pye (LD)

Sun

25th

 9:00am

Angela Mullen (A)

11:00am

People of the Parish

Mon

26th

 

10.00am

Patricia Ryan (LD)

Tue

27th

 

10.00am

Joe Griffiths (LD)

Wed

28th

 

12noon

Requiem: James Langton (RIP)

THE SACRED TRIDUUM

Thu

29th

 

Maundy Thursday

Mass of the Lord’s Supper

12 noon

Requiem: Marie Cole (RIP)

7.00pm Adekoya Family

Fri

30th

Good Friday   

11:00am

3.00pm

7.00pm

Stations of the Cross

The Passion of the Lord

Prayers at the Foot of the Cross

Sat

31st

 

Holy Saturday

Easter Vigil

8.30pm

People of the Parish

Sun 1st Easter Day

9:00am

Michael Bramwell (LD)

11:00am

Teresa Dodd (RIP)



Confessions: Monday 7:30pm and Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday after Mass
Morning Prayer: Please see Holy Week services on the green sheets at the back of church.
Please remember in your prayers all those who are sick:
Joseph Lyons, Dawn McGrail, Pauline Bennett, Anna Mann, Lydia Beckett, Alf Cook, Adrian & Margaret Dickinson, Antoinette Loftus, Eileen Northall, Marie Roache, Bernard Jones, Fr Gabriel Maguire C.Ss.R, Kenny Regan, Michael Walsh, Marie Scott, Sheila O’Neill and Peter Gallagher.
Those who have recently died
None this week
and those whose anniversaries occur about this time

FROM FR TIM:

HOLY WEEK: Each year I encourage you to do all you can to celebrate the great liturgies of the coming week. They are unique and provide us with wonderful opportunities to deepen our faith in the mystery of salvation, accompanying Christ through his Passion so that we are ready to rejoice in his Resurrection again on Easter Sunday. In advance I want to thank all of you – catechists, readers, ministers, servers, musicians, singers, sacristans, flower arrangers, parishioners – for the trouble you take to ensure that our celebrations are so memorable.

ARCHBISHOP MALCOLM’S VISITATION: Now that the Archbishop has visited both parishes I want to extend my thanks to all of you for making him so welcome and ensuring his visits were such joyful occasions. Last Sunday evening at Bishop Eton, it struck me that here was a perfect illustration of what we are told in the Acts of the Apostles: “Paul and Barnabas went from town to town putting fresh heart into the disciples.” Archbishop Malcolm certainly put fresh heart into our parishes and our Redemptorist Community and we are immensely grateful to him.

RECONCILIATION: Please remember that if you wish to celebrate this Sacrament it is recommended that we do so before the Mass of the Last Supper on Thursday evening, when the Easter Triduum begins.

By the end of this Sunday I will have spoken over the past few weeks at every Mass about this Sacrament and hope that this has been helpful.
Our Reconciliation Services are on: Monday 26 March at 7:30pm at St Mary’s and Tuesday 27 March at 7:30pm at Bishop Eton.
Priests will also be available after this week’s Masses and of course you may always call at the monastery and ask for a priest at any reasonable time.

NEW POST IN THE ARCHDIOCESE: The post of Chief Operating Officer to help co-ordinate the work of the Archdiocese is being advertised. If you think you may have the necessary skills and are interested, please see the notice in the church porch for more details.

ArchdioceseCEO

ALTAR SERVERS ROTAS: Please sign your name on the lists in the sacristy indicating which Holy Week and Easter Masses/Services you will be serving at. Rehearsal times are on the lists. Thank you!

CHRISM MASS: All servers are invited to serve at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King on Wednesday 28 March at 7:30pm. Please contact the parish office if you wish to reserve seats. Thank you!

CHURCHES TOGETHER IN WOOLTON: will lead the Good Friday Service in Woolton Village at 12noon. Service sheets available at the back of church. All welcome!

CITY CENTRE WALK OF WITNESS: at 2:00pm Saturday 31 March will be led by Archbishop Malcolm McMahon and Bishop Paul Bayes. Holy Saturday Walk of Witness is an important ecumenical statement to the wider community. The walk will start from the Piazza at the Metropolitan Cathedral at 2:00pm finishing at Liverpool Parish Church.

PARISH LISTENERS: We have now had two training sessions for the Parish Listening Process and have eighteen people signed up to listen to your views. We still need more volunteer listeners, so if you’d like to join the team please contact Ann O’Neill at the parish office. Please be aware, the process will last just 6-8 weeks and will commence after Easter.

GIFT AID:  NEW ENVELOPES COME INTO USE ON SUNDAY APRIL 8 AND WILL BE AVAILABLE THIS WEEKEND FOR COLLECTION FROM THE CLOISTER! Joining the Gift Aid scheme greatly enhances the value of your contribution to the parish collection without any additional cost to you. If you are a tax payer please consider joining the scheme, or if you would prefer to pay by standing order this can also be arranged. If you are not a tax payer you can still contribute by standing order or have a supply of non-Gift Aid envelopes. Please just indicate which method is best for you on the respective lists at the back of church. Alternatively you can put your offering in the collection bag. Whichever method you choose, your contribution and financial support of the parish is greatly appreciated.  Thank you.

UCM:  Meeting at 12:30pm Wednesday 28 March in the parish hall. Looking forward to seeing UCM Members and any other ladies who would like to attend will be made very welcome.  Please bring your lunch.

SVP: Wish to thank all who contributed to another uplifting and memorable experience on the occasion of the healing Mass and last Saturday. Special thanks to Fr Tim, Fr Barrie and Fr Pat for concelebrating the Mass and for the individual blessings and anointing of all who participated. Also, to those who helped with the lunch and the drivers who provided transport. Without the participation of so many the occasion would not have been the success that it was. Thank you all again for your help and assistance so generously given.

HCPT GROUP 153: Will be leaving for Lourdes on Saturday 31 March. Please pray that this Pilgrimage will be a memorable and enriching experience for our young people. We will gladly take your petitions or requests for candles to the Grotto. They can be handed to Carol or Gill or left at the presbytery. Thank you for your support!

ST MARY’S, BISHOP ETON, ST PETER’S AND ST JAMES’: in collaboration with Woolton Community Life are hosting a meal on Christmas Day for people in the local community who would otherwise spend Christmas alone. There will be a fundraising event on Friday 20 April at 7:00pm in St Mary’s hall. Tickets: £10.00 for adults and £8.00 for children. Anita will also be selling raffle tickets after all Masses this weekend.

NEWSPAPERS:  Please note only the Catholic Pictorial is free, the Universe and the Catholic Times are £1.30 each and the money can be put in the slot in the wall in the porch. Thank you.

APF RED MISSION BOXES:  We collected over £3000.00 in 2017. Whether you give your money or give your time to emptying boxes, thank you all and well done! See the poster in the porch.

OPEN HOUSE AT ST JAMES’:  Harmony Café meets again this evening - Palm Sunday, 25 March. Come and join us for tea/coffee and cake from 6:00pm for a 6:30pm start.  You are warmly invited to join us to sing (or listen to) a variety of songs, some new, some familiar, in a relaxed atmosphere.  All are welcome - why not invite a friend! 

THE PASSION OF CHRIST:  This film will be shown at the Prince of Peace Community, Oakhill Park, L13 4BP at 8:00pmon Good Friday. There will be a discussion afterwards. See the poster in the porch. All welcome!

EASTER ACTIVITY CAMP: will be held in Allerton Tower Park, Woolton by Merseyside Youth Challenge Trust from 26 March to 6 April, 9:00am – 4:00pm (excluding the 2 Bank Holidays). If you are interested in booking a place the cost is £20.00 per day children must be a minimum 8 years of age up to a max of 14. Please contact Jeff Burke at the charity on 0151 428 9758 if you would like further information or to book a place.

BARN DANCE/CEILI: Sunday 8 April from2:00pm-5:30pm at St Michael’s Irish Centre 6 Boundary Lane, L6 5JG. Fully licenced bar and refreshments available, admission:  adults £6.00 and children £3.00. See poster in porch.

BEANSTALK: Volunteers needed to hear children read! See poster in the porch.

NEXT WEEK: Easter Sunday

BIDDING PRAYERS:  Maundy Thursday: M. Lowe.  Easter Sunday:  J. Britten.  

LINEN: Geraldine.

PLEASE SEE NOTICE BOARD IN CHURCH PORCH FOR OTHER SERVICES AND EVENTS.

 

Parish of Saint Mary (Woolton)stmarysicon
Served by the Redemptorists
Church Road, Woolton, Liverpool L25 5JF. 
Tel: 0151-428-2256
E-mail: Web: www.stmaryswoolton.org.uk 
Parish Priest: Father Tim Buckley C.Ss.R.  
Assistants: Father Barrie O’Toole C.Ss.R. Father Charles Randall C.Ss.R
Bishop Eton:  0151-722-1108
Deacon: Rev Bernard Rigby
Parish Administrator: Ann O’Neill
Liverpool Roman Catholic Archdiocesan Trustees Incorporated— charity number 232709

 

  

 

Fifth Sunday of Lent (Year B)

17th & 18th March 2018

 

Sat

17th

FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT

(YEAR B)

5.30pm

Maureen Villiers-Briscoe B/A

Sun

18th

 9:00am

People of the Parish

11:00am

Winifrede Grace (A)

Mon

19th

 Solemnity of St Joseph

9.00am

Pat Walsh (LD)

Tue

20th

 

12 noon

Jim Oakley (B/A)

Wed

21st

 

10.00am

Much Woolton School Mass

Elsie O’Connor (A)

Thu

22nd

 

12 noon

Requiem: Donald Cave (RIP)

Fri

23rd

 

7:00am

John Halpin (A)

Sat

24th

 

12 noon

Dorothy Kean (LD)

PALM SUNDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD (YEAR B)

5:30pm

Pat Pye (LD)

Sun

25th

9:00am

Angela Mullen (A)

11:00am

People of the Parish



Lenten Recollection Morning:  Saturday  9:30am – 12 noon
Confessions: Saturday 11:00-11:45am  
Morning Prayer:  None this week
Exposition and Benediction: Friday 6.00pm-7.00pm

Please remember in your prayers all those who are sick:
Joseph Lyons, Dawn McGrail, Pauline Bennett, Anna Mann, Lydia Beckett, Alf Cook, Adrian & Margaret Dickinson, Antoinette Loftus, Eileen Northall, Marie Roache, Bernard Jones, Fr Gabriel Maguire C.Ss.R, Kenny Regan, Michael Walsh, Marie Scott, Sheila O’Neill and Peter Gallagher.
Those who have recently died
Donald Cave, Sheila Rice and Marie Cole
and those whose anniversaries occur about this time

Funeral services this week: Friday 23 March at 10:00am: Sheila Rice RIP 

FROM FR TIM:

FEAST: Monday is the Feast of St Joseph.

RECONCILIATION:

There will be plenty of opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation before the Easter Triduum, which begins on Maundy Thursday.

  • There will be a Pastoral Area Reconciliation Service this Wednesday 21 March at 6:30pm in Hope University Chapel.
  • We will also have Reconciliation Services as usual in our two parishes at the beginning of Holy Week: Monday 26 March at 7:30pm in St Mary’s and Tuesday 27 March at 7:30pm in Bishop Eton.
  • Priests will be available after all the weekday Masses during these last two weeks of Lent.
  • You may always call at the monastery and ask for a priest at any reasonable time on any given day.

LENTEN RECOLLECTION MORNING: Next Saturday 24 March, Fr Charles will lead us in prayerful preparation for Holy Week. All welcome.

COMINGS AND GOINGS: Fr Andrew is away with Marriage Encounter this weekend. After Easter a number of confrères will be away for lengthy spells and most of the community will be attending a meeting with Fr General in Perth at the beginning of May. I am flagging this up because we may have to adjust the regular timetable from time to time, though at present I am confident that we can cope.

ALTAR SERVERS ROTAS: Please sign your name on the lists in the sacristy indicating which Holy Week and Easter Masses/Services you will be serving at. Rehearsal times are on the lists. Thank you!

CHRISM MASS: All servers are invited to serve at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King on Wednesday 28 March at 7:30pm. Please contact the parish office if you wish to reserve seats. Thank you!

CHURCHES TOGETHER IN WOOLTON: Good Friday Service in Woolton Village at 12noon. Service sheets available at the back of church from next weekend. All welcome!

PARISH LISTENERS: We could still do with some more people who would be willing to join the Parish Listening Process. The training for the second session will be this Wednesday 21 March 12:30pm-3:00pm. If you would like more information or be willing to join the team of listeners, please contact Ann O’Neill in the office.

GIFT AID: We are approaching the end of the tax year and the new envelopes will be issued to members of the ‘Parish Gift Aid Scheme’ in time for the start of the new tax year on the 6 April. Parishioners who are not members who wish to join should enter their name and address on the lists provided at the back of church and a member of the Parish Finance Team will contact you to provide further details. Joining the Gift Aid scheme greatly enhances the value of your contribution to the parish collection without any cost to you, providing you are a tax payer. If you would prefer to pay by standing order, this can also be arranged. Please indicate accordingly on the list. If you are not a tax payer you can still contribute by standing order or you can have a supply of non-Gift Aid envelopes. Please just indicate on the list. You can of course simply put your offering in the collection bag. Whichever method you choose, your contribution and financial support of the parish is greatly appreciated.  The new envelopes come into use on Sunday 8 April and will be available for collection from the cloister the weekend the 24/25 March 2018. Thank you!

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: This Sunday 18 March at 4:00pm- ‘Mary’s Way of the Cross’ led by the UCM.

RYM: This Tuesday 20 March a Lenten Reflection, ‘At the foot of the Cross’ in the candlelit church of Bishop Eton at 7:30pm. Afterwards, we will go to the Childwall Abbey for some food and drink. All welcome!

PARISH LUNCHEON:  Wednesday 21 March at 12:30pm in the parish hall. Please sign list in porch. All welcome!

HCPT GROUP 153: Will be leaving for Lourdes on Saturday 31 March. Please pray that this Pilgrimage will be a memorable and enriching experience for our young people. We will gladly take your petitions or requests for candles to the Grotto. They can be handed to Carol or Gill or left at the presbytery. Thank you for your support!

PEACE: THE PRODUCT OF JUSTICE AND LOVE - The ongoing struggle for peace in Romero’s beloved El Salvador: To mark the 38th anniversary of the martyrdom of Archbishop Oscar Romero there will be a talk this Monday 19 March at 7:00pm-9:00pm at Hope University, Eden Building, Taggart Avenue L16 9JD at 7:00pm-9:00pm. The speaker will be diplomat and politician, Rubén Zamora. Free of charge and all welcome.

ST MARY’S, BISHOP ETON, ST PETER’S AND ST JAMES’: in collaboration with Woolton Community Life are hosting a meal on Christmas Day for people in the local community who would otherwise spend Christmas alone. There will be a fundraising event on Friday 20 April at 7:00pm in St Mary’s hall. Tickets: £10.00 for adults and £8.00 for children and includes a hot meal and a dessert and music from Benchmark.

LATE ST PATRICK’S NIGHT: Knights of St Columba charity social at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Club, High Park Street, L8 8XD this Saturday 24 March at 8:00pm, featuring Michael Coyne and with bingo and a raffle. Prize donations would be appreciated. Thank you! Tickets from Pat McGann on 07825 236064 or pay at the door.

OPEN HOUSE AT ST JAMES’:  Harmony Café meets again on Palm Sunday, 25th March. Come and join us for tea/coffee and cake from 6:00pm for a 6:30pm start.  You are warmly invited to join us to sing (or listen to) a variety of songs, some new, some familiar, in a relaxed atmosphere.  All are welcome - why not invite a friend! Look forward to seeing you there. Roy and Lynne Barker.

EASTER ACTIVITY CAMP: will be held in Allerton Tower Park, Woolton by Merseyside Youth Challenge Trust from 26 March to 6 April, 9:00am – 4:00pm (excluding the 2 Bank Holidays). If you are interested in booking a place the cost is £20.00 per day children must be a minimum 8 years of age up to a max of 14. Please contact Jeff Burke at the charity on 0151 428 9758 if you would like further information or to book a place.

BARN DANCE/CEILI: Sunday 8 April from2:00pm-5:30pm at St Michael’s Irish Centre 6 Boundary Lane, L6 5JG. Fully licenced bar and refreshments available, admission:  adults £6.00 and children £300.See poster in porch for more details.

HOLYLAND PILGRIMAGE: 13-23 May 2019 with Fr John Gorman and Fr Tony Reynolds. See poster in the porch.

BEANSTALK: Volunteers needed to hear children read! See poster in the porch.

NEXT WEEK: Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord Year B

BIDDING PRAYERS:  G. Bickerstaff.     

LINEN: Dorothy.

Parish of Saint Mary (Woolton)stmarysicon
Served by the Redemptorists
Church Road, Woolton, Liverpool L25 5JF. 
Tel: 0151-428-2256
E-mail: Web: www.stmaryswoolton.org.uk 
Parish Priest: Father Tim Buckley C.Ss.R.  
Assistants: Father Barrie O’Toole C.Ss.R. Father Charles Randall C.Ss.R
Bishop Eton:  0151-722-1108
Deacon: Rev Bernard Rigby
Parish Administrator: Ann O’Neill
Liverpool Roman Catholic Archdiocesan Trustees Incorporated— charity number 232709

 

  

 

Fourth Sunday of Lent (Year B)

10th & 11th March 2018

 

Sat

10th

FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT

(YEAR B)

5.30pm

People of the Parish

Sun

11th

 9:00am

Alan Mealand (LD)

11:00am

Sheila Ball (LD)

Mon

12th

 

12 noon

Requiem: Joan Cole  (RIP)

Tue

13th

 

12 noon

Isla Sophia (Sick baby)

Wed

14th

 

12noon

Julie Flynn (A)

Thu

15th

St. David 

9:00am

Mary Meyer (A)

Fri

16th

 

7:00am

George Smith (A)

Sat

17th

 

12 noon

Gilbertson Family

FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT

(YEAR B)

5:30pm

Maureen Villiers-Briscoe B/A

Sun

18th

9:00am

People of the Parish

11:00am

Winifrede Grace(A)



Confessions: Saturday 11:00-11:45am  
Rosary: Saturday 11:30-11:50am
Morning Prayer:  None this week
Exposition and Benediction: Friday 6.00pm-7.00pm

Please remember in your prayers all those who are sick:
Joseph Lyons, Dawn McGrail, Pauline Bennett, Anna Mann, Lydia Beckett, Alf Cook, Adrian & Margaret Dickinson, Antoinette Loftus, Eileen Northall, Marie Roache, Bernard Jones, Fr Gabriel Maguire C.Ss.R, Kenny Regan, Michael Walsh, Marie Scott, Sheila O’Neill and Peter Gallagher.
Those who have recently died
None this week
and those whose anniversaries occur about this time

     

FROM FR TIM:

LAETARE SUNDAY (Mothering Sunday): We are midway through Lent and the Church offers us a breather today. We wish all our mothers a very blessed day and hope you will be spoilt by your families.

ARCHBISHOP MALCOLM:  thoroughly enjoyed has visit to the parish last weekend. Thank you to all who helped to make it such a happy occasion, including those who served refreshments after each Mass and the servers who really impressed him.

FEASTS: Thursday is the Feast of St Clement Hofbauer, always regarded as the second founder of the Redemptorists because he took the Congregation out of Italy and into northern Europe, from where we spread throughout the world. Saturday is of course the Feast of St Patrick. The SVP have organised the Healing Mass at noon on Saturday, during which we will celebrate the Sacrament of the Sick.

FR CHARLES: will be away this weekend and for the coming week. He will re-join the community next weekend.

RECONCILIATION:

There will be plenty of opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation before the Easter Triduum, which begins on Maundy Thursday.

There will be a Pastoral Area Reconciliation Service on Wednesday 21 March at 6:30pm in Hope University Chapel.
We will also have Reconciliation Services as usual in our two parishes at the beginning of Holy Week: Monday 26 March at 7:30pm in St Mary’s and Tuesday 27 March at 7:30pm in Bishop Eton.
Priests will be available after all the weekday Masses during the last two weeks of Lent and of course you may always call at the monastery and ask for a priest at any reasonable time on any given day.

ALTAR SERVERS ROTAS: Please sign your name on the lists in the sacristy indicating which Holy Week and Easter Masses/Services you will be serving at. Rehearsal times are on the lists. Thank you!

CHRISM MASS: All servers are invited to serve at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King on Wednesday 28 March at 7:30pm. Please contact the parish office if you wish to reserve seats. Thank you!

PARISH LISTENERS: We could still do with some more people who would be willing to join the Parish Listening Process. The first training session for volunteer listeners will take place this Monday 12 March at 6:00pm-8:30pm and the second session will be on Wednesday 21 March 12:30pm-3:00pm. If you would like more information or be willing to join the team of listeners, please contact Ann O’Neill in the office.

DEMENTIA PRAYER WEEK – 12-19 MARCH 2018:  During this week, we remember especially the often forgotten pain of those suffering with dementia and those who care for them. To mark the tenth anniversary of Dementia  Prayer Week, this coming week, the church will remain open for an hour after each weekday Mass to provide a quiet time for prayer. Please see resource pack on the noticeboard in the church porch.

GIFT AID: We are approaching the end of the tax year and the new envelopes will be issued to members of the ‘Parish Gift Aid Scheme’ in time for the start of the new tax year on the 6 April. Parishioners who are not members who wish to join should enter their name and address on the lists provided at the back of church and a member of the Parish Finance Team will contact you to provide further details. Joining the Gift Aid scheme greatly enhances the value of your contribution to the parish collection without any cost to you, providing you are a tax payer. If you would prefer to pay by standing order, this can also be arranged. Please indicate accordingly on the list. If you are not a tax payer you can still contribute by standing order or you can have a supply of non-Gift Aid envelopes. Please just indicate on the list. You can of course simply put your offering in the collection bag. Whichever method you choose, your contribution and financial support of the parish is greatly appreciated.

UCM AND FRIENDS CENACLE RETREAT: Wednesday 14 March at 10:00am for tea/coffee then start at 10:30am.  

SVP HEALING MASS:

St. Mary’s  SVP will be holding a mass for the sick and the housebound in St. Mary’s Church, Woolton, on Saturday 17th March 2018 at 12 noon. This will be followed by lunch in the Parish Centre. Transport to and from the event will be available.

If you would like to attend, please contact any one of the following below. We look forward to seeing you there.

St Mary’s SVP Team

Mr Jim Carson 0151 428 1108
Mr David Keane 0151 428 2509
Mrs Angela Rigby 0151 428 9133

We look forward to seeing you there.

ST MARY’S, BISHOP ETON, ST PETER’S AND ST JAMES’: in collaboration with Woolton Community Life are hosting a meal on Christmas Day for people in the local community who would otherwise spend Christmas day alone. To support this worthwhile initiative, there will be a fundraising event on Friday 20 April at 7:00pm in St Mary’s hall. Tickets: £10.00 for adults and £8.00 for children and includes a hot meal and a dessert and music from Benchmark (a band made up from Bishop Eton musicians). There will be lots of exciting raffle prizes including an Everton shirt signed by Wayne Rooney! Tickets available from St Mary’s and Bishop Eton parish offices. For more information email  They are hoping to raffle a signed Liverpool shirt as one of the prizes. They have    unfortunately explored all avenues to no avail! If anyone is able to source a signed Liverpool shirt for them to raffle  please contact , who would be extremely grateful!

CHRISTIAN CHURCH IN JERUSALEM: Following the recent dispute between the Church and the Jerusalem authorities which saw the closure of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Mass will be celebrated at English Martyrs Church, School Lane, Litherland, L21 7LX on Monday 12 March at 12noon. Archbishop Patrick will be the Main Celebrant and members of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre will also be present. All welcome.

CEILIDH NIGHT AND OTHER IRISH ENTERTAINMENT: Friday 16 March at 7:00pm at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish Club. Tickets cost £7 which includes food and can be obtained from the parish office 0151- 487- 9372.

ST JOSEPH’S PRAYER CENTRE: (Formby L37 1PH) this Wednesday 14 March 10:30am-3:30pm ‘Spirituality for the Autumn of Life’ an inspiring DVD course for the over sixties and Tuesday 20 March ‘Jesus- A Revolution of Tenderness and Love’ with Fr Eamonn Mulcahy CSSP.  Lunch is included (Donations welcome).

LATE ST PATRICK’S NIGHT: Knights of St Columba charity social at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Club, High Park Street, L8 8XD on Saturday 24 March at 8:00pm, featuring Michael Coyne and with bingo and a raffle. Prize donations would be appreciated. Thank you!  Tickets from Pat McGann on 07825 236064 or pay at the door.

EASTER ACTIVITY CAMP: will  be  held in Allerton Tower Park, Woolton by Merseyside Youth Challenge Trust from 26 March to 6 April,  9:00am – 4:00pm(excluding the 2 Bank Holidays).  If you are interested in booking a place the cost is £20.00 per day children must be a minimum  8 years of age up to a max of 14. Please contact Jeff Burke at the charity on 0151 428 9758 if you would like further information or to book a place.

NEXT WEEK: Fifth Sunday of Lent Year B.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS:  Sunday 18 March at 4:00pm- ‘Mary’s Way of the Cross’ led by the UCM.

NUGENT: There will be a retiring collection after all the Masses this weekend for the work of NUGENT. Envelopes are available at the back of church. Thank you!

BIDDING PRAYERS:  B.Rigby.           

LINEN: Gill.

 

Parish of Saint Mary (Woolton)stmarysicon
Served by the Redemptorists
Church Road, Woolton, Liverpool L25 5JF. 
Tel: 0151-428-2256
E-mail: Web: www.stmaryswoolton.org.uk 
Parish Priest: Father Tim Buckley C.Ss.R.  
Assistants: Father Barrie O’Toole C.Ss.R. Father Charles Randall C.Ss.R
Bishop Eton:  0151-722-1108
Deacon: Rev Bernard Rigby
Parish Administrator: Ann O’Neill
Liverpool Roman Catholic Archdiocesan Trustees Incorporated— charity number 232709

 

  

 

Third Sunday of Lent (Year B)

3rd & 4th March 2018

 

Sat

3rd

THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT

(YEAR B)

5.30pm

Rose Bickerstaff (B/A)

Sun

4th

 9:00am

People of the Parish

11:00am

Kay Moore (LD)

Mon

5h

 

9:00am

Georgina Andrews (RIP)

Tue

6th

 

12 noon

Joan Cole (LD)

Wed

7th

 

12noon

Requiem:

 Madeleine Crook(RIP)

Thu

8th

St. David 

9:00am

Fred Brown (LD)

Fri

9th

 

7:00am

Muriel Acheson

Sat

10th

 

12 noon

Steve Lewis (A)

FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT

(YEAR B)

5:30pm

People of the Parish

Sun

11th

9:00am

Alan Mealand (LD)

11:00am

Sheila Ball (LD)



Confessions: Saturday 11:00-11:45am  
Rosary: Saturday 11:30-11:50am
Morning Prayer:  Monday 8.40am
Exposition and Benediction: Friday 6.00pm-7.00pm

Please remember in your prayers all those who are sick:
Joseph Lyons, Dawn McGrail, Pauline Bennett, Anna Mann, Lydia Beckett, Alf Cook, Adrian & Margaret Dickinson, Antoinette Loftus, Eileen Northall, Marie Roache, Bernard Jones, Fr Gabriel Maguire C.Ss.R, Kenny Regan, Michael Walsh, Marie Scott, Sheila O’Neill and Peter Gallagher.
Those who have recently died
None this week
and those whose anniversaries occur about this time

     

FROM FR TIM:

WELCOME TO ARCHBISHOP MALCOLM McMAHON  who is visiting our parish this weekend. He will celebrate our three Masses and be available to meet parishioners afterwards in the parish centre.

LENT: In spite of the freezing conditions, it has been very edifying to see how many of you still managed to attend even weekday Masses during the past week. Thank you for your good example. We are now well into Lent, so may I remind you that as always we will offer many opportunities for those of you who wish to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation before the Easter Triduum, which begins on Maundy Thursday.

There will be a Pastoral Area Reconciliation Service on Wednesday 21 March at 6:30pm in Hope University Chapel.
We will also have Reconciliation Services as usual in our two parishes at the beginning of Holy Week:
Monday 26 March at 7.30pm in St Mary’s.
Tuesday 27 March at 7.30pm in Bishop Eton.
Priests will be available after all the weekday Masses during the last two weeks of Lent and of course you may always call at the monastery and ask for a priest at any reasonable time on any given day.

LEARNING TO SIGN THE MASS: Some of our young people will be learning to sign parts of the Mass before the 5:30pm Mass at St Mary’s on Saturday 10 March. If you wish to take part please be at St Mary’s Parish hall by 4:00pm.

EVENING PRAYER: with the pastoral area clergy will take place in Hope University Chapel this Wednesday evening (7 March) at 6:00pm. Refreshments are offered in the chaplaincy afterwards.

PARISH LISTENERS: We could still do with some more people who would be willing to join the Parish Listening Process. The training for volunteer listeners will take place on Monday 12 March at 6:00pm-8:30pm and Wednesday 21 March 12:30pm-3:00pm. If you would like more information or be willing to join the team, please contact Ann O’Neill in the office.

GIFT AID: We are approaching the end of the tax year and the new envelopes will be issued to members of the ‘Parish Gift Aid Scheme’ in time for the start of the new tax year on the 6 April. Parishioners who are not members who wish to join should enter their name and address on the lists provided at the back of church and a member of the Parish Finance Team will contact you to provide further details. Joining the Gift Aid scheme greatly enhances the value of your contribution to the parish collection without any cost to you, providing you are a tax payer. If you would prefer to pay by standing order, this can also be arranged. Please indicate accordingly on the list. If you are not a tax payer you can still contribute by standing order or you can have a supply of non-Gift Aid envelopes. Please just indicate on the list. You can of course simply put your offering in the collection bag. Whichever method you choose, your contribution and financial support of the parish is greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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RYM: Tuesday 6 March in the Hughes Room at 7:30pm, taking a reflective journey with Mary during her Son’s passion. We will focus on the 5 Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary with music and art from Sieger Koder.

SVP HEALING MASS: On Saturday 17 March at 12noon followed by lunch in the parish hall. Transport will be provided where required. Further details will be given nearer the time.

ST MARY’S, BISHOP ETON, ST PETER’S AND ST JAMES: In collaboration with Woolton Community Life are hosting a meal on Christmas Day for people in the local community who would otherwise spend Christmas alone. There will be a fundraising event on Friday 20 April at 7:00pm in St Mary’s hall. Tickets are £10 for adults and £8 for children and it includes a hot meal and a dessert and music from Benchmark.  There will be lots of exciting raffle prizes including an Everton shirt signed by Wayne Rooney! Tickets are available from St Mary’s, Bishop Eton and W.C.L. For more email

SCRIPTURE MORNINGS AT IRENAEUS: On the Book of Jeremiah on Thursdays 18, 15 and 22 March at 10:30am. Led by Fr Chris Thomas at the Irenaeus Project, 32 Great Georges Road L22 1RD.

STREET CHILD AFRICA:  ‘Irish Night’ this Friday 9 March at 7:30pm in the Fisher-More Hall, Bishop Eton. There will be entertainment and a hot pot supper or chicken curry. Bring your own drink. Tickets £12.50 from Jean on 0151-722-9833 or Cath on 0151-722-3286 or Geraldine on 0151-428-5897.

CEILIDH NIGHT AND OTHER IRISH ENTERTAINMENT: Friday 16 March at 7:00pm at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish Club. Tickets cost £7 which includes food and can be obtained from the parish office 0151- 487- 9372.

ST JOSEPH’S PRAYER CENTRE: (Formby L37 1PH) on Wednesday 14 March 10:30am-3:30pm ‘Spirituality for the Autumn of Life’ an inspiring DVD course for the over sixties. Lunch is included (Donations welcome).

LOURDES/WALSINGHAM REUNION: Anyone who went on pilgrimages over the last twenty years organised by Margaret Lloyd are invited to a social evening at St Mark’s, Halewood on Friday 23 March at 7:30pm.

KNIGHTS OF ST COLUMBA: Meet every second Thursday of the month at 8:00pm at St Francis of Assisi in the Meeting Rooms. For further information contact Aidan Carney on 0151- 427- 7126 or go on the parish website.

HOSPITAL CHAPLAINCY: The Catholic Chaplaincy at the Royal and Broadgreen Hospitals is looking for new volunteers, please call Natasha and Rachel on 0151 706 2828 or email

NUGENT CHARITY SHOP: 73 Allerton Road L18 2DH is in urgent need of stock. Please donate unwanted items if you can. Monday to Saturday 9:00am -5:00pm. Thank You!

WANT TO BE PART OF SOMETHING AMAZING? In February 2017, a group from St Peter’s Church – Woolton visited a project in Curitiba, Brazil that they support. Encontro com Deus (ECD) works to rebuild lives and another trip is being planned for February 2019 and if you would like more details, please see poster in church porch.

NEXT WEEK: Fourth Sunday of Lent Year B.

NUGENT: There will be a retiring collection after all the Masses next weekend for the work of NUGENT. Envelopes are available at the back of church. Thank you!

BIDDING PRAYERS:  C. Chapman.   

LINEN: Denise.