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. 

Bishop Eton:  0151-722-1108

Assistants: Father Barrie O’Toole C.Ss.R. Father Charles Randall C.Ss.R

Deacon: Rev Bernard Rigby
Parish Administrator: Ann O’Neill

Liverpool Roman Catholic Archdiocesan Trustees Incorporated— charity number 232709



Thirteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year B)

30th June & 1st July 2018







        Stephen Flattery  (LD)




Gayle Linford (LD)


People of the Parish





William Jones (RIP)




12 noon


 Alan Davis (RIP)




12 noon

May Hawley




Ron Girdler (LD)





John Powell (LD)




12 noon

Dorothy Kean (LD)


5.30pm People of the Parish
Sun 8th

9:00 am

Patricia Ryan (LD)


Alfred Gilbertson (RIP)

Confessions: Saturday 11.00 am-11.45 am
Morning Prayer:  Monday & Friday 8:40 am

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

Please remember in your prayers all those who are sick:
Peter P, Vincent H Snr & Jr, 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, Fr Barrie C.Ss.R, Fr Tony C.Ss.R, Fr John C.Ss.R Kenny R, Michael W,  Sheila O'N and Peter G.
Those who have recently died
None this week
and those whose anniversaries occur about this time



THE NOVENA FOR OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR: Thank you for supporting this wonderful event in such great numbers. On your behalf, I thank Fr Charlie Corrigan and Brothers Michael and Royston for all their efforts, which I know will continue to bear fruit in many ways. For myself, I can only reiterate what I said last weekend: the experience in Clapham was utterly rewarding. I found the experience of returning to the place of my birth and upbringing and being able to share and minister far more moving than I had anticipated.

Photos: Click on the Themes below to see the photos for that day




 19th June


Fully Alive in the Glory of God

 20th June


Be Opened

 21st June

Love of God

Heart speaks unto heart

 22nd June


Giving Glory to God

 23rd June


Mary Remember Us

 24th June


Pass on what you have received

 25th June

The Eucharist

How we share the Eucharist

 26th June


Mary: Woman, Mother, Disciple

 27th June

 Our Lady

Ark of God's own promise


Fr Andrew has returned from the Marriage Encounter Council meeting in Italy.

I will be away again for the first part of this week, this time in Hampshire, facilitating a meeting of the Catholic military chaplains. When I return we will be in the last phase of the academic year, so I look forward to celebrating the remaining Leavers’ Masses and ensuring that we tie up all the ends successfully before the summer holidays.

Please continue to pray for Fr Tony Hunt, who has had another few days in hospital during the past week because of an infection. Fr John Milcz is now in the Marie Curie Hospice and Fr Barrie O’Toole remains with his sister in Ripon.

ST MARY’S PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO ROME AND ASSISI 28 OCTOBER 2019 - 2 NOVEMBER 2019: We now have 47 people booked in but we can manage 50!  So, if you would like to join us on this wonderful pilgrimage please contact the parish office for more information and pick up a booking form.  In brief, this is a five day/night tour staying three nights at the Domus Carmelitana Hotel in Rome and 2 nights at the Frate Sole Hotel in Santa Maria degli Angeli, Lower Assisi. Price depends on the number of people travelling and includes return flights from Manchester to Rome, internal transfers, breakfast and evening meal at both locations and a great itinerary.  All welcome!

THE EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS: For anyone interested, it is now possible to book directly to be a delegate at the Eucharistic Congress. Please go to the website:

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS TRAINING:  Saturday 7 July and Saturday 6 October 2018. Both these training days take place at Irenaeus, 32 Great Georges Road, Waterloo, L22 1RD. If you are interested, please contact the parish office.

BEREAVEMENT CARE TEAMS: Would you like to be a part of the parish Bereavement Care Team? Training will be provided on 17 & 18 October 2018 at LACE 1:30pm-4:30pm. Once again, please register your interest with Fr Tim through the parish office.

LAY FUNERAL MINISTER COURSE: Do you feel called to be a Lay Funeral Minister? If so, please register your interest with Fr Tim through the parish office. A training course will be provided at LACE on 21 & 22 November 2018.


Tuesday 3 July, 7:30 pm, Fisher More Hall: RYM Young Adult Group. "I am a child of God": exploring the value and dignity of the human being, followed of course by some socialising in the pub... we'll go back to Childwall Abbey again. 

Tuesday 17 July, 7:30 pm, Fisher More Hall: RYM Young Adult Group. Pope Francis - exploring his life, spirituality and praying for him and ourselves. Weather permitting we'll then go to Calderstones for a picnic and a bit of exercise since it is summer! 

Tuesday 31 July, 7:30 pm, Fisher More Hall: RYM Young Adult Group. A session going deeper into the origins and meanings of two of the most well-known and used prayers in the world... the Lord's Prayer and the Hail Mary. Followed by an end of year party in the Halfway House (or somewhere more exciting?! To be arranged!)

PASTORAL AREA EVENING PRAYER: this Wednesday 4 July at 6:00 pm in Hope University Chapel. All welcome!

TEA, COFFEE AND BISCUITS:  served every Sunday after the 11:00 am Mass in the parish hall. A warm welcome awaits you and it’s a great opportunity to meet other parishioners. Please do come and join us.


Parishioners are still expressing an interest in being listened to.  There is still time to talk to a member of the Listening team should you wish to share your views.   

The interviews are very informal and will only take about fifteen minutes of your time. The questions are very simple, for example: 

What is your overall impression of the parish?
What strengths and weaknesses do you see now in the parish?
What would you like to see grow and develop over the next year?
What priorities do you think we should be working towards?

This is a great opportunity to have your say and shape the future of your parish. Your views really do count! Thank you!

REDEMPTORIST VOCATIONS WEEKEND: Friday (eve) 6 July- Sunday 8 July at St Mary’s, Clapham. No charge! Come, meet, pray, eat and relax with us. Learn about us and our life! To book or for more information e-mail:   

PARISH WALK IN THE LAKE DISTRICT SATURDAY 7 JULY:  Suitable for all ages with an optional meal to follow. Details in St Mary’s and Bishop Eton church porch. Contact Chris/Carol on 07773 228706 to book the walk and meal by Friday 29 June. All welcome!

SUMMER CONCERT 2018: Mersey Wave Choir and Young Singers, refreshments, raffle and tombola this Friday 6 July at St Ambrose, Heathgate Avenue, Speke L24 7RS at 7:00 pm. Tickets £7.00 (Concession £5.00). All welcome!

RESTORED LIVES - RECOVERY FROM DIVORCE AND SEPARATION: A course of six meetings starting on Wednesday 19 September 2018. The course is for any person who has been impacted by the end of a serious relationship whether separated, currently going through a divorce or already divorced, either recently or at any time in the past. Meetings are free, confidential, informative and affirming. For more details contact Maureen O’Brien on 07967   753371 or Jacqui Sellek on 07793   825815. See the poster in the porch.

KNIGHTS OF ST COLUMBA: meet every second Thursday of the month at 8:00 pm 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.

URGENT APPEAL NUGENT CHARITY SHOP: To continue to help support over 6,000 vulnerable children and adults across the North West, Nugent’s charity shop is in urgent need of donations. You can donate any items at our shop at 73, Allerton Road, L18 2DH (Monday-Friday, 9 am- 5 pm)



PERFUMED ROSARY BEADS: Sister Mary at St John Vianney Parish is now housebound and makes ‘real’ Rosary beads from real rose petals. Sister produces these to help raise much-needed funds for those in Bangladesh who have had their villages and churches destroyed by floods.  A set costs £10 and are available by ringing the Parish Office of St John Vianney, Halewood.  Thank you in anticipation of your support.

NEW ROTAS FOR READERS: Please pick up your copy from the sacristy, thank you!

NEXT WEEK: Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time   Year B.

BIDDING PRAYERS:  G. Bickerstaff                                     

LINEN: D. King