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



Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year B) 

7th & 8th July 2018






        People of the Parish




Patricia Ryan (LD)


Alfred Gilbertson (RIP)





Austin Malone ( 101 A)




12 noon


 Eileen Hayden (RIP)





Much Woolton School Mass

Dorothy Jones (RIP)



12 noon


Kelly Woodruff (RIP)





Alister McCue (LD)




12 noon

Joyceknigh Revill (LD)


5.30pm Pat Pye (LD)
Sun 15th

9:00 am

People of the Parish


Ann Marie Colohan (B/A)

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, Kenny R, Michael W,  Sheila O’N and Peter G.

Those who have recently died
Fr Jan (John)  Milcz C.Ss.R
and those whose anniversaries occur about this time

Funeral Service this week: Robert Allen (RIP) on Wednesday 11 July at 1:00pm.



FrMilcz2FR JAN MILCZ, CSsR died peacefully at Marie Curie at around 9:00 pm last Tuesday evening.

Fr Charles and Bro Michael Taylor were with him.

When I took him Holy Communion last Sunday morning, I sensed that this would probably be the last time that I would see him.

To say that John had an eventful life would be something of an understatement. Having been taken prisoner as a boy during the Second World War, he was later to serve both in the Polish and British Armies.

His deep faith led him to try his vocation for the priesthood and he joined the Redemptorists in 1958, was professed in 1959 and ordained in 1966. He was a good and holy man and we will miss him, but we are grateful that the final struggle is over.

We, the Redemptorists, are immensely grateful for the love, friendship and support you have given him over the years and especially for your prayers in these last months of his life. We are also very grateful to Philip Sergeant (who is now coordinating the nursing care of our sick confrères), the carers and nurses who came to the monastery and the staff of Marie Curie during these final weeks. May he rest in peace. 

His funeral will be this Wednesday (11 July) at Noon.                                            


I have finally returned to base. The days with the military chaplains proved another rewarding experience. I do admire their challenging vocation, witnessing to the faith often in less than ideal circumstances.
Fr Charles is taking part in a vocations’ meeting in Clapham this weekend.
Fr Andrew leaves us next Friday for a ten–day Marriage Encounter Meeting in Madrid. When he returns the schools will have broken up for the summer holidays, England will have won the World Cup and hopefully we can all relax for a few days!

Pastoral Area pulpit swap towards Synod 2020:

In the joint Epiphany letter to all Catholics in the Pastoral Area, it was highlighted that as part of the Synod 2020 process and to demonstrate a deepening of collaborative ministry the priests would celebrate Sunday Mass in each of the churches in Pastoral Area 3.
Next Sunday is the first of these occasions.
The priests of the PA have felt called to have an ever-expanding ecclesial heart rather than a parochial heart and this has meant that they have been looking at ways to grow together to best serve the Kingdom of God. By visiting each parish, the priests will better be able to get to know different communities and people will be able to connect with priests from different local parishes.
Please keep in your prayers the Pastoral Area initiatives at this time.

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 6 October 2018. The training day takes 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 at LACE on 21 & 22 November 2018.

ST MARY’S PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO ROME AND ASSISI 28 OCTOBER 2019 - 2 NOVEMBER 2019: We still have a few places available, 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.  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!


UCM MEETING: Wednesday, 11 July – 12:30 pm 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.

RED THEATRE:  On Friday, September 14 from 6-8pm in St Mary's hall RYM  (the Redemptorist Youth Ministry) will be launching the RED THEATRE. We would like to invite any pupils male and female to this new and exciting venture. If you are in year 5 upwards you are really welcome to join us and make it a huge success and make a massive difference in the future!  Anita and Natasha.

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.

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

WIRRAL COASTAL WALK: Richard Benson will be collecting sponsorship money for the Alzheimer’s Society after the 9 am and 11 am Masses this Sunday 8 July in the porch. Thank you!

RYM YOUNG ADULT GROUP: Tuesday 17 July in the Fisher-More hall at 7:30 pm. Exploring the life and spirituality of Pope Francis and praying for him and ourselves. Weather permitting we’ll then go to Calderstones for a picnic and some exercise!

DEPARTURE MASS FOR THE LOURDES PILGRIMAGE: Sunday 15 July 2018 at 5:00 pm in the Metropolitan Cathedral. The main celebrant will be Archbishop Malcolm McMahon OP.  See the poster in the porch. All welcome!

ST FRANCIS XAVIER’S COLLEGE GALA EVENING: An evening of Music, Drama and Song to mark the 175 years of SFX on Friday 13 July at 7:00 pm. Entry is free, but please contact- to reserve places. All welcome!


ST FRANCIS XAVIER’S COLLEGE 175th ANNIVERSARY MASS: Wednesday 18 July at 7:00 pm in the college chapel. After the service, there will be refreshments and an opportunity for you to view an exhibition of photographs and work from pupils.

175th Mass poster

ST JOSEPH’S PRAYER CENTRE BLUNDELL AVE FORMBY L37 1PH: Weekend Retreat led by Fr Pat Collins 20July-22July ‘Faith to Move Mountains’- Self Esteem and the Love of God. For more details e-mail or telephone 01704 875850/ 07712178670. Non- residents are 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!

NEXT WEEK: Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time   Year B.

BIDDING PRAYERS:  M.Lowe