Parish of Saint Mary (Woolton)stmarysicon
Served by the Redemptorists
Church Road, Woolton, Liverpool L25 5JF. 
Tel: 0151-428-2256
E-mail: Web: 
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






           John Parratt &

        Joe Bickerstaff  (B/A)




People of the Parish


Mary O'Brien (RIP)



Solemnity of St George 

12 noon


Michael Rutledge (RIP)




12 noon

Ian  MacDonald (B/A)



 Feast of St Mark

12 noon

Holy Souls






Harold King (A)











Gilbertson Family


5.30pm Joyce Revill (LD)
Sun 29th


Patrick McKeown (A)


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 L, Dawn McG, Pauline B, Anna M, Lydia B, Alf C, Adrian & Margaret D, Antoinette L, Eileen N, Marie R, Bernard J, Fr Gabriel C.Ss.R, Kenny R, Michael W, Sheila O’N, Peter G and Terry D.
Those who have recently died
None this week
and those whose anniversaries occur about this time


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.


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.


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.


LINEN: Denise.