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




7th & 8th October 2017

Twenty-Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time Year A



Twenty-Seventh Sunday of

Ordinary Time  Year A



 Patrick & Eileen McVeigh (LD)




Therese Nocetti (A)


People of the Parish





Pat Fitzgerald (RIP)





Bernie Wenton (A)





Phylis Clarke (Sick)





Catherine Scales (LD)





Monica Wilcox (LD)





Thomas Cogger (A)



Twenty-Eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time Year A


People of the Parish


Tony Gavin (LD)


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.


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.