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In September 2018 Liverpool will hold a Eucharistc Congress - here Fr. Denis McBride C.Ss.R gives some initial thoughts.

 

For more information on the Eucharistic Congress click here

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

 

21st & 22nd October 2017

Twenty-Ninth Sunday of Ordinary Time Year A

Sat

21st

Twenty-Ninth Sunday of

Ordinary Time  Year A

World Mission Day

5:30pm

 Cynthia Linnane (70th Birthday)

Sun

22nd

9:00am

People of the Parish

11:00am

Margaret L McDowell

Mon

23rd

 

9:00am

Julie Flynn (A)

Tues

24th

 

12noon

Holy Souls

Wed

25th

 

12noon

Requiem: Margaret Ryan (RIP)

Thurs

26th

 

12noon

Requiem: Eileen O’Hare (RIP)

Fri

27th

 

9:00am

Winifred McIver (A)

Sat

28th

St Simon & St Jude

12noon

Peter Prenton (80th Birthday)

Sun

29th

Thirtieth Sunday of Ordinary Time Year A

5:30pm

People of the Parish

9:00am

John Halpin (B/A)

11:00am

Winifrede Grace (A)

Confessions: 11.00am-11.45am.

Rosary & the Angelus: 11.30-11.50 am.

Morning Prayer:
Monday & Friday 8:40am 

Exposition and Benediction: Friday 6.00pm-7.00pm.

Please Remember in Your Prayers:
all those who are sick including: Lydia Beckett, Alf Cook, Margaret Ryan, Adrian & Margaret Dickinson, Antoinette Loftus, Eileen Northall, Marie Roache, Bernard Jones, Bill Dooley, Fr Gabriel Maguire C.Ss.R, Michael Bramwell, Kenny Regan, Michael Walsh, Pat Hennessey, Marie Scott, Sheila O’Neill and Peter Gallagher. Remember also, all those who have recently died including Margaret Ryan, Eileen O’Hare and Graham Harrison and all those whose anniversaries occur around this time.

N.B.:
There will be a funeral service on Friday 27 October at 3.15pm for Graham Harrison (RIP).

FROM FR TIM:

THE PASTORAL AREA

Fr Charles and I joined the other clergy from the pastoral area for an overnight meeting last week. In accordance with Archbishop Malcolm’s letter and my own ‘Open Letter’, we all want to have as wide a conversation with you as possible. Please do feel free to offer suggestions as to how we can effectively achieve this. In the meantime our efforts to pray together each month will continue. Please note that the next occasion will be on November 1, the Solemnity of All Saints. This time there will be a concelebration of Mass at 7pm in Hope University chapel and it will be the only evening Mass in the pastoral area for the Feast, which of course is a holiday of obligation.

Half – Term:
We wish the staff and pupils of our schools a good break in the coming week.

The Open Letter:
I am trying to ensure that the letter has as wide a distribution as possible by sending it out through the schools (apologies to you if you now have a shelf full of them!). However, I am encouraged by the feed-back so far and hope that it will lead to renewal in many aspects of our parish life.

Altar Servers:
Those of you who have returned the forms, expressing a wish to train as altar servers, please be assured that we will be in touch with you after half-term.

Redemptorist Vocations Weekend:
If you feel you might be called to our way of life, as a priest or brother, come and see! It is from Friday 10-Sunday 12 November at St Mary’s Monastery, Clapham, London. Email   to book and for more information.

2017 Clapham Vocations Weekend Poster

Day of Recollection for those in Eucharistic Ministry:
Please remember to sign up in the sacristy and that includes the newly trained Eucharistic Ministers for this day. We hope everyone who possibly can, will join Fr Charles next Saturday 28 October from 10.00am-2.00pm.   

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction:
takes place every Friday from 6.00p-7.00pm. There is no expectation to stay for the whole hour- it is a personal choice. All welcome!

rymheaderRYM: Tuesday 24 October at 7.30pm, we are meeting in the Fisher-More hall. .If you're aged 18-40, why not consider coming along? We'll start with some discussion and reflection, then go to a quiz afterwards. For information follow @rymgb on twitter, visit the facebook group click here email  or  .  You can also make facebook friends with Natasha Anita RYM. 

UCM Meeting:
Wednesday 25 October at 12.30pm in the parish hall. Looking forward to seeing UCM Members and any other ladies would be most welcome. Please bring your lunch.

UCM -
Macmillan Coffee Morning:  on Wednesday 11 October, we raised £210.00.  Thanks to all who helped and those who supported the event.

SVP:
wish to thank all who contributed to the arrangements for the Healing Mass and lunch for the housebound and elderly last Saturday. It was a substantial team effort, which made the occasion uplifting and memorable. Thank you all for the considerable assistance provided.

J&PYG:
want to thank you for your very generous donations for Operation Christmas Child.   Now we are collecting for a CLOTHES MOUNTAIN! We want to collect as many second-hand clothes to take to the NUGENT charity shop on Allerton Road. Please put them in the box in the porch. Thank you!

Nugent Charity Shop:
 on Allerton Road is in urgent need of stock, consisting of clothing, books, bric-a-brac, shoes and handbags. If you have any unwanted items they can be dropped off at 73 Allerton Road, L18 2DH from 9am-5pm Monday to Saturday. Thank you!

Knights of St Columba Sponsored Walk:  
with envelopes still coming in, the walk has raised over £7,000 including the contributions from Barclays Bank. Thank you all for your most generous response to this Appeal.

Knights of St Columba Charity Social: 
Saturday 11 November 2017 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, High Park Street, L8 8XD, featuring Chris Cotton. There will be bingo and a raffle and the tickets are £5 from Pat McGann 07825236064 or pay at the door.

SPUC Merseyside Sponsored Walk -7 October:
Richard Benson completed the walk on 7 October and will be collecting sponsor money after all Masses this weekend.

The Wirral Coastal Walk on 18 June 2017 was for CAFOD’s ‘Syria and Yemen’ appeal and raised £250.00 see acknowledgement letter in the porch.  Thank you for your support!

World Mission Day:
There will be a retiring collection after all Masses this weekend. 
The old pound coins are no longer legal tender, however, they will be accepted in the mission collection. Thanks!

The day is a chance to support missionaries and the Church in proclaiming the Gospel of peace to those who suffer around the world. By supporting Missio you will be sharing the peace and love of Christ with all people by helping everyone in need, regardless of background or belief.

To read Pope Francis' message for World Mission day please click here

Next Week: Thirtieth Sunday of Ordinary Time Year A

Bidding Prayers:   T. Davies.                    

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

 

14th & 15th October 2017

Twenty-Eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time Year A

Sat

14th

Twenty-Eighth Sunday of

Ordinary Time  Year A

5:30pm

 People of the Parish

Sun

15th

9:00am

Tony Gavin (LD)

11:00am

Kath Gibson (LD)

Mon

16th

St Gerard Majella CSsR

12noon

Fr Barrie O’Toole CSsR

Tues

17th

St Ignatius of Antioch

10:00am

Much Woolton School Mass

Margaret White (LD)

12noon

Requiem: Peter Patchett (RIP)

Wed

18th

St Luke, Evangelist

12noon

Special Intention (Hunt)

Thurs

19th

 

9:00am

Fr Tony Cronin

Fri

20th

 

9:00am

John Grisenthwaite (LD)

Sat

21st

 

12noon

Loretto Dempsey

Sun

22nd

Twenty-Ninth Sunday of Ordinary Time Year A

World Mission Day

5:30pm

Cynthia Linnane (70th Birthday)

9:00am

People of the Parish

11:00am

Margaret McDowall

Confessions: 11.00am-11.45am.                              

Rosary & the Angelus: 11.30-11.50 am.

Morning Prayer:
Monday & Friday 8:40am             

Exposition and Benediction: Friday 6.00pm-7.00pm.

Please Remember in Your Prayers: all those who are sick including:
Lydia Beckett, Alf Cook, Margaret Ryan, Adrian & Margaret Dickinson, Antoinette Loftus, Eileen Northall, Marie Roache, Bernard Jones, Bill Dooley, Fr Gabriel Maguire C.Ss.R, Michael Bramwell, Kenny Regan, Michael Walsh, Pat Hennessey, Marie Scott, Sheila O’Neill and Peter Gallagher. Remember also, all those who have recently died and all those whose anniversaries occur around this time.

 
FROM FR TIM:

FEAST OF ST GERARD MAJELLA:
This Monday we celebrate the Feast of our great saint, Gerard Majella, the patron of mothers and babies. Since the children will not be at school on Monday due to an inset day, we will have our daily Mass at 12noon and will bless mums, babies and children who are able to attend and also issue medals.

Click here for inormation on St Gerard

Click here for Prayers to St Gerard

If you are interested in joining St Gerard's league please speak to Brother Michael.


Notre Dame Sisters:
It is with great sadness that we say ‘Goodbye’ to the community at 285, Woolton Road (opposite Bishop Eton). This has all happened rather suddenly in the wake of a fire safety inspection. On behalf of all of us, I wish to thank the sisters for all they have contributed to life of the parish. The community was formed in 1980 and has been in the present building since 1987. Sr Jo is moving down the road to 266; Kathleen and Ruth are going to Parbold; Phil, Marie Thérèse and Dorothy are going to Birkdale and Sr Charlie is staying in the university complex. We assure them of our prayers and good wishes for the future.

Comings and goings:
Fr Charles and I will be away with the Pastoral Area clergy for meetings on Tuesday and Wednesday. Fr Andrew is with Marriage Encounter this weekend. Fr Michael Henesy and Fr Kevin Callaghan are returning from time away with their families and Bro William has returned after over a week in Broadgreen Hospital and is making good progress.

The Open Letter: T
hank you for the considerable feedback already. One of the key questions being asked is how do we organise forums for the wider conversation. I am open to suggestions.

Parish Office:
Ann O’Neill is taking a three-week holiday. If you need a priest urgently, then please contact Bishop Eton (722 1108). Messages can be left on the answerphone at St Mary’s and you should get a response in due course, but you may also contact the Bishop Eton office directly.

Days of Recollection for those in Ministry:
Please remember to sign up in the sacristy for these days. We hope everyone who possibly can, will join Fr Charles for these days:

Sacristans: Saturday 21 October;
Eucharistic Ministers; Saturday 28 October.


New Eucharistic Ministers’ Training Day - Reminder:
The training day will take place next Saturday 21 October at the Irenaeus Project, 32 Great George’s Road, L22 1RD from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Lunch will be provided, but if you have any dietary requirements please contact Jenny on: 015- 949-1199.  

All Saints Mass-Holy Day of Obligation:
Weds 1 Nov 7:00pm at Hope Chapel, Hope University.


In response to the Archbishop's request that there is greater collaboration between parishes, the priests of the Pastoral Area have been praying together on the first Wednesday of the month. It has been good to see a number of people from different churches join us in prayer. As the first Wed of November is All Saints day, there will be one evening Mass in the Pastoral Area concelebrated by the priests. Please come and celebrate Mass together so that we can encourage one another as disciples of the Lord.


Parish Luncheon:
We resume our monthly parish luncheon this Wednesday 18 October at 12:30pm. Please add your name the list in the porch if you would like to join us. All welcome!

JandP
J&PYG:
The next meeting is in the parish hall this Friday 20 October from 6:00pm-8:00pm. We  are collecting items for Operation Christmas Child, toiletries, pencils, hats, small toys and other small items to make up boxes. Please put them in the box in the porch. Thank you!  

From Fr Pat:
Just a note to thank Fr Tim and all the parishioners who made last Saturday evening such a special time for me. I am so grateful for all the greetings and good wishes I received- it makes the effort of reaching 80 all worthwhile! It was wonderful to see so many old friends, I enjoyed the celebrations in the parish hall, and I am grateful to all who prepared it .Many thanks to all who made it such a marvellous occasion for me.

Much Woolton Catholic Primary School Open Day:
This Thursday 19 October from 2.00pm-3.00pm and from 5.30pm-6.30pm.

Old Pound Coins:
it is World Mission day next Sunday and the old pound coins are no longer legal tender if you have any you can off put them in the collection bag next weekend. Thanks!

The day is a chance to support missionaries and the Church in proclaiming the Gospel of peace to those who suffer around the world. By supporting Missio you will be sharing the peace and love of Christ with all people by helping everyone in need, regardless of background or belief.


SPUC Merseyside Sponsored Walk -7 October:
Richard Benson completed the walk on 7 October and will be collecting sponsor money after all weekend Masses 14/15 and 21/22 October. 

The Wirral Coastal Walk on 18 June 2017 was for CAFOD’s ‘Syria and Yemen’ appeal and raised £250.00 see acknowledgement letter in the porch.  Thank you for your support!

Next Week: T
wenty-Ninth Sunday of Ordinary Time Year A

Bidding Prayers:  
T. Murphy.     

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

 

 

 

7th & 8th October 2017

Twenty-Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time Year A

Sat

7th

Twenty-Seventh Sunday of

Ordinary Time  Year A

HARVEST SCHOOL MASS

5:30pm

 Patrick & Eileen McVeigh (LD)

Sun

8th

9:00am

Therese Nocetti (A)

11:00am

People of the Parish

Mon

9th

 

9:00am

Pat Fitzgerald (RIP)

Tues

10th

 

12noon

Bernie Wenton (A)

Wed

11th

 

12noon

Phylis Clarke (Sick)

Thurs

12th

 

9:00am

Catherine Scales (LD)

Fri

13th

 

9:00am

Monica Wilcox (LD)

Sat

14th

 

12noon

Thomas Cogger (A)

Sun

15th

Twenty-Eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time Year A

5:30pm

People of the Parish

9:00am

Tony Gavin (LD)

11:00am

Kath Gibson (LD)

Confessions: 11.00am-11.45am.

Rosary & the Angelus: 11.30-11.50 am.
Morning Prayer: Monday & Friday 8:40am
Exposition and Benediction: Friday 6.00pm-7.00pm. 

Please Remember in Your Prayers: all those who are sick including: Lydia Beckett, Alf Cook, Margaret Ryan, Adrian & Margaret Dickinson, Antoinette Loftus, Eileen Northall, Marie Roache, Bernard Jones, Bill Dooley, Fr Gabriel Maguire C.Ss.R, Michael Bramwell, Kenny Regan, Michael Walsh, Pat Hennessey, Marie Scott, Sheila O’Neill and Peter Gallagher; all those who have recently died including Peter Patchett and all those whose anniversaries occur around this time.

FROM FR TIM: 

Harvest Mass: I am sure this weekend’s Mass will be the wonderful celebration it has been over the years. I am pleased that this year we will share the music with the parish choir and organ. The parish/school partnership has to be the key to us achieving much of what I have written in my open letter.

Regarding the Letter: My thanks to the many of you who have said encouraging and positive things about my letter, but please remember that I wish it to be the catalyst for a wide-ranging conversation among yourselves and with me about the future.

Fr Jim Casey’s ‘BE Alive’ article: By popular demand I have been asked to make this available because it has proved such a help to many of you struggling with health problems and hospitalisation. Copies are available at the back of the church this weekend.

Comings and Goings: Fr Andrew is away this weekend and next weekend with Marriage Encounter. Bro William has had a short spell in hospital this week, but is recovering well. I almost had to dash to Scotland this week to give a priests’ retreat for Fr Denis McBride because of the grave illness of one of our priests, Fr Terry Creech. Happily, another solution has been found but it is further reminder of the constraints under which we are all working. We will keep Fr Terry and all our sick confrères and parishioners in our prayers.

Days of Recollection for those in Ministry: Please remember to sign up in the sacristy for these days. We hope everyone who possibly can, will join Fr Charles for these days:
  • Sacristans: Saturday 21 October;
  • Eucharistic Ministers; Saturday 28 October.
New Eucharistic Ministers: We have organised a training day for those parishioners who have expressed an interest in becoming a Eucharistic minister. The training will take place on Saturday 21 October at the Irenaeus Project, 32 Great George’s Road, L22 1RD. If there are any other parishioners who would like to be considered for this ministry, please contact the Parish Office.

rymheaderRYM: Mass on Tuesday 10 October 7.30pm at Bishop Eton to celebrate RYM’S new beginnings.There will be a soccial event afterwards in the Fisher-More Hall. All welcome. Also... Retreat Day to Pantasaph on Saturday 28 October. For full details email   You can make friends on Facebook Natasha Anita RYM

UCM:   Members are holding a ‘Macmillan Coffee Morning’ in the parish hall on Wednesday 11 October from 10.00 – 12noon. Everyone is welcome! 

Sponsored Walk for Nugent Crisis: The KSC wish to thank all who supported them in raising funds. A large number of envelopes were returned and we will let know how much was raised. Envelopes may still be returned either to the presbytery or in the normal collection. Thank you!

Much Woolton Catholic Primary School Open Day: Thursday 19 October from 2.00pm-3.00pm and from 5.30pm-6.30pm.

J&PYG: Are collecting items for Operation Christmas Child, toiletries, pencils, hats, small toys and other small items to make up boxes. Please put them in the box in the porch. Thank you! The next meeting is in the parish hall on Friday 20 October from 6.00pm-8.00pm. All welcome!

SVP Healing Mass: The next Mass and lunch will be this Saturday 14 October 2017 at 12noon. Personal invitations have been given to those on the visiting list. Transport will be provided if required and we would appreciate the assistance of volunteer drivers. See poster in church.   

SPUC Merseyside Sponsored Walk -7 October: Richard Benson will be taking part in the walk and if anyone would like to sponsor him, he will be available after all the weekend Masses 14/15 and 21/22 October.  The Wirral Coastal Walk on 18 June 2017 was for CAFOD for their ‘Syria and Yemen’ appeal and raised £250.00 see acknowledgement letter in the porch.  Thank you for your support!

Being a Catechist: Due to popular demand the Formation Department are providing a further Being a Catechist course atSt Bridget’s Church, St Bridget’s Close, Warrington WA2 0EW on Mondays 20 & 27 November 2017.Please see details in porch.

A Word of Thanks: Tom O’Connor thanks you all for your prayers and support during his recent stay in hospital. He is now convalescing at home.

The Archdiocese of Liverpool Justice and Peace Commission and Animate Youth Ministries: are delighted to welcome RISE Theatre, a professional Christian theatre company, who will be performing their original play ‘Romero – Heartbeat of El Salvador’ at St Wilfrid’s Pastoral Centre, Mayfield Drive, Widnes, WA8 8PR on 10th October at 7:30pm. See poster in porch.

CAFOD Harvest Fast Day: There will be a retiring collection after all the Masses this weekend. Gift Aid envelopes are available at the back of church.

Next Week: Twenty-Eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time Year A

Bidding Prayers:  G. Bickerstaff.

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

 

 

 


30th September & 1st October 2017

Twenty-Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time Year A


Sat

30th

Twenty-Sixth Sunday of

Ordinary Time - Year A

5:30pm

 John Parratt (A)

Sun

1st

9:00am

People of the Parish

11:00am

Fr Brian Crane (A)

Mon

2nd

Memorial of the Guardian Angels

12noon

Requiem: Kath Gibson (RIP)

Tues

3rd

 

12noon

Miller Family

Wed

4th

St Francis of Assisi

12noon

Holy Souls

Thurs

5th

Bl. Francis Xavier Seelos CSsR

9:00am

Joan Burke (LD)

Fri

6th

 

12noon

Requiem: Edward Hogan (RIP)

Sat

7th

Our Lady of the Rosary

12noon

Roy Jameson (LD)

Sun

8th

Twenty-Seventh Sunday  

SCHOOL HARVEST MASS

5:30pm

Patrick & Eileen McVeigh (LD)

9:00am

Therese Nocetti (A)

11:00am

People of the Parish

Confessions: 11.00am-11.45am. 
Rosary & the Angelus: 11.30-11.50 am.     
Exposition and Benediction: Friday 6.00pm-7.00pm.

Please Remember in Your Prayers: all those who are sick including: Lydia Beckett, Alf Cook, Margaret Ryan, Adrian & Margaret Dickinson, Peter Patchett, Tom O’Connor, Antoinette Loftus, Eileen Northall, Marie Roache, Bernard Jones, Bill Dooley, Fr Gabriel Maguire C.Ss.R, Michael Bramwell, Kenny Regan, Michael Walsh, Pat Hennessey, Marie Scott, Sheila O’Neill and Peter Gallagher; all those who have recently died and all those whose anniversaries occur around this time.

Funeral Service: for Olive Dellanzo RIP on Thursday 5 October at 10:00am.

FROM FR TIM:

PARISH LETTER: For some months I have been hinting that I plan to offer you some food for thought in an ‘open letter’. Well it has come to fruition and is available to you this weekend. In the past couple of weeks, I launched it at my meetings with the parents of our First Communion children and I look forward to having a conversation with them about it in the coming weeks. Please do take the trouble to read it and talk about it. My sincere hope is that it will provide the springboard for new ideas and new initiatives in both our parishes.

Redemptorist Youth Ministry: I am happy to announce officially that from the beginning of this month, Natasha Pritchard and Anita Carson will take over the work, begun a few years ago by Paul Murphy. I hope their enthusiasm will inspire young people of all ages, not only in our parishes but also across the country, to deepen their faith and their commitment to the mission of the Lord.

RYM: Mass on Tuesday 10 October 7.30pm at Bishop Eton to celebrate new beginnings of the Redemptorist Youth Ministry. Please contact Natasha & Anita at  or  if you can help with reading or the music.


New Altar Servers: I have not forgotten you: I hope to begin the process by coming to the schools this week.

BE Alive and The Catholic Pictorial:  are available this weekend. Please read Fr Andrew’s article in BE Alive in conjunction with my letter!

Days of Recollection for those in Ministry: Please remember to sign up in the sacristy for these days. We hope everyone who possibly can, will join Fr Charles for these days:

Sacristans: Saturday 21 October;
Eucharistic Ministers; Saturday 28 October.

Novena in honour of St Therese of Lisieux: We have been trying during the past week to keep the memory of St Therese, the patron of our Pastoral Area (admittedly with mixed success). Today would have been her Feast Day, but we are planning to honour her memory on Wednesday at Evening Prayer in Hope University Chapel at 6:00pm.

New Eucharistic Ministers: We have organised a training day for those parishioners who have expressed an interest in becoming a Eucharistic minister. The training will take place on Saturday 21 October at the Irenaeus Project, 32 Great George’s Road, L22 1RD. If there are any other parishioners who would like to be considered for this ministry, please contact the Parish Office.

Fr Pat O’Brien: Next Saturday 7 October, Fr Pat will celebrate the 5:30pm Mass. Following Mass, there will be a cheese and wine evening in the parish hall to mark his 80th birthday. Fr Pat insists on NO PRESENTS! However, he would be delighted to see you all in the parish hall after Mass.

Knights of St Columba Annual Sponsored Walk for the Nugent Crisis Fund: It was completed last Sunday and the sponsorship envelopes will be collected at all the Masses this weekend. Thank you for your support of this project helping needy families, it is much appreciated.

St Julie’s Catholic High School Open Evening:  We are delighted to invite girls in Years 4, 5 and 6 and their parents to take a tour of our brand new state of the art facilities this Thursday 5 October from 3.30pm to 6.00pm. Come and find out what it means to be part of the Notre Dame community of schools.

Much Woolton Catholic Primary School Open Day: Thursday 19 October from 2.00pm-3.00pm and from 5.30pm-6.30pm.

Visit of the Fatima Statue and Relics:  Friday & Saturday 6 & 7 October. See poster in the porch. The statue will process from Seel Street convent at 1.00pm on Friday to the Cathedral.

J&PYG: Are collecting items for Operation Christmas Child, toiletries, pencils, hats, small toys and other small items to make up boxes. Please put them in the box in the porch. Thank you!

SVP Healing Mass: The next Mass and lunch will be on Saturday 14 October 2017 at 12noon. Personal invitations have been given to those on the visiting list. Transport will be provided if required and we would appreciate the assistance of volunteer drivers. See poster in church.

SVP: There will be a retiring collection after all the Masses this weekend. Gift Aid envelopes are available at the back of the church. Thank you for your continued support!

Next Week: Twenty-Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time Year A.

CAFOD Harvest Fast Day: There will be a retiring collection after all the Masses next weekend. Gift Aid envelopes are available at the back of the church.

Please Note: There are many notices in the church porch with events round the diocese, so please do take the time to read them.

Bidding Prayers:  D.Paes.

Linen:  Gill