Macmillan Coffee Morning  -  grateful thanks to all who supported in person and by sending donations.  Your support and generosity raised £502, which has now been sent to Macmillan.  More information will be in the October Newsletter.

Information on prize winners will be included in the newsletter.  In the meantime the winners will be contacted directly

Street Child Africa Lunch  -  Tuesday 9 October 2018 - Fisher-More Hall

Just a reminder of the sandwich lunch and visiting speaker Margaret Guppy - who will talk about her book the Wainright Legacy.

One World Lunch  -  Sunday 14 October 2018  -  60 Hope Street:

Tickets are £25 per person for a 3-course lunch, a welcoming glass of fizz and your donation to a very important cause.  Tickets are available from Cath M

Adoremus 2018

Click on the images below to find out what events are coming up

Please note the programme may be subject to change for the latest information 

For the main congress

Visit Facebook https://www.facebook.com/adoremus2018/

Follow on Twitter twitter.com/adoremus2018

For the Youth Congress

Visit Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Adoremus-National-Youth-Congress-998430060307986/

Follow on Twitter twitter.com/adoremusyouthc1

 

Main Events

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Friday 7th September

Symposium Day

Saturday 8th September

Congress Day

Sunday 9th September

Pilgrimage Day

 

Parallel Programme Events

A parallel programme of Events to complement the main programme will be taking place with events across the city. The parallel programme is also known as the fringe programme. A guide to the events has been produced which you can download by clicking here.

Events by day

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Fringe Day 1 Fringe Day 2 Fringe Day 3

 

A venue map showing where all the Parallel Programme activities are taking place can be downloaded from the Archdiocesan Adoremus page

 http://www.liverpoolcatholic.org.uk/adoremus

Click on the locations below to see what events are being hosted at the various venues.

Events by location

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BishopEton 9 Days

 

What to expect … 

The special novena service at 7pm  will be individually themed each evening.  At these evening sessions, you will be given the opportunity to reflect on your spiritual life, where you are and where you are going…in a comfortable, non-threatening and loving environment.

Confession will also be available after each evening service.

The team …

FrCorrigan BroMike BroRoyston
Fr. Charlie C.Ss.R  Bro. Mike C.Ss.R     Bro. Royston C.Ss.R

 

Who are the Redemptorists?

Founded in 1732 by St. Alphonsus Liguori to be a congregation of Priests and Brothers who work tirelessly for the poor and most abandoned under the banner and motto:

With Him, there is plentiful redemption.

We live together in community, trying to live an apostolic life focussed around the Eucharist, the Divine Office and our Apostolic ministries.

Our Mother of Perpetual Succour…

The Redemptorists were given the icon by Pope Pius IX in 1866 more than 150 years ago, who told us:

“Make her known throughout the world.”

As part of that brief, once a year we especially gather together for nine days (culminating with the feast) to venerate this Icon of the Mother of God, to ask for her loving intercession and to express our gratitude for all the many graces she has won for us through her Son.

Unable to Travel ?

You can pray the Novena at home, uniting your prayers with ours. The Redemptorists have set up a website to enable people with no access to the Perpetual Novena or unable to get to a Perpetual Novena to set up Home Novena group.

Simply go to http://novena-at-home.redemptorists.co.uk/

 

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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. 

Bishop Eton:  0151-722-1108

Assistant: Father Charles E Randall C.Ss.R

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

Liverpool Roman Catholic Archdiocesan Trustees Incorporated— charity number 232709

 

 

Twenty-Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year B)

13th & 14th October 2018

 

Sat 13th

TWENTY-EIGHTH SUNDAY

OF ORDINARY

TIME (Year B)

SCHOOL HARVEST MASS

5.30pm Phylis Clarke (LD)
Sun 14th 9.00am People of the Parish
11.00am Eileen O'Hare (A)
Mon 15th 9.00am

Lesley Turpin (LD)

Tue 16th 12 noon

Robert Allen (LD)

Wed 17th

12 noon

Betty Beaton (B/A)

Thu 18th

 

9.00am

Sue Hunt (RIP)

Fri 19th

 

12 noon

Requiem - Paula Burke (RIP)

Sat 20th

12 noon Maureen Adair

TWENTY-NINTH SUNDAY

OF ORDINARY

TIME (Year B)

5.30pm Laura Sellers (LD)
Sun 21st 9.00am Nicole Ferguson (RIP)
11.00am People of the Parish

Confessions: Saturday 11.00 am-11.45 am

Morning Prayer: Monday 8.40am

Exposition and Benediction: 6.30pm-7.30pm

Please remember in your prayers all those who are sick:
George H, Vincent H, Joseph L, Dawn M, 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 and Patrick M
Those who have recently died including
Margaret Cronin and Charles Doyle
and those whose anniversaries occur about this time
   

Funeral Service this week:  Wednesday 17 October at 2:00pm for Margaret Cronin (RIP)

FROM FR TIM:

HARVEST MASS: At the 11am Mass today Fr Charles will celebrate the annual Harvest Mass with the children of Much Woolton School. As always, on behalf of all the recipients of your generosity, we thank the school and the families who do so much to prepare for this celebration and who ensure that the SVP have hampers to take to those parishioners who live alone or who will especially value this extra support.

Synod2020NEXT SUNDAY: SYNOD SUNDAY Archbishop Malcolm is writing a Pastoral Letter, which will be read at all the Masses next Sunday, helping us to understand and nature and objectives of the Diocesan Synod 2020.

In our two parishes, we will make a unique contribution to the discussions by offering you our Redemptorist Questionnaire, which is also a response to our Fr General’s request for us to take seriously Pope Francis’s request that the whole Church should seek to heal the hurt that has wounded us all.

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TUESDAY IS THE FEAST OF ST GERARD MAJELLA: After the noon Masses in both St Mary’s and Bishop Eton we will bless any infants and toddlers who are brought to the church as well as all mothers who wish to receive a blessing.

There will also be a blessing for any expectant mothers. You will be able to reverence the relic of St Gerard and medals of St Gerard will be available.

To learn more about St Gerard click here

BLESSED OSCAR ROMERO: is to be canonised on 14 October 2018. A thanksgiving Mass will be celebrated at the Cathedral by Archbishop Malcolm McMahon on Sunday 28 October at 11:00am. All welcome!

A WEEK OF ACCOMPANIED PRAYER:

After the inspiring time of ADOREMUS are you wondering how you may deepen your relationship with God?

Are you looking for a chance to reflect on your life; discover new ways of praying; to share your hopes and fears and have someone listen to you in confidence
The Cenacle we are offering an opportunity for this to happen. We are holding a Week of Accompanied Prayer from SUNDAY 21 OCTOBER -SUNDAY 28 OCTOBER.
It involves meeting with your guide each day for about 30 minutes and praying for 20-30 minutes each day on material they will provide. To sign up or for further details please contact either JO BUSBY 07974891597 or SR WINNIE 015- 722--2271 or call in to the Cenacle.

WHY WE NEED MORE DEACONS: Archbishop Malcolm McMahon will host an evening for men who may be wondering if they are called to serve as deacons and what the formation involves. Wives, priests and deacons are also welcome. On Tuesday 20 November 7:30pm-9:00pm (Refreshments available from 7:00 pm) at St Mary’s Parish Centre, Broadfield Drive, Leyland PR25 1PD. For more details phone 0151- 552-1042 or e-mail:

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RYM HOMELESS MISSION:  This Tuesday 16 October, meeting at 7:30pm at the Metropolitan Cathedral steps. If you have any items to donate bring them with you and a bag for life. Wear sensible clothing and shoes! Then we can go and have a drink in town!

PARISH LUNCH: Wednesday 17 October at 12:30pm in the parish hall. Please sign the list in the porch. All welcome!

MUCH WOOLTON CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL: There will be an Open Day this Thursday 18 October 2018 from 1:30pm-3:00pm and from 4:30pm-6:00pm. All children and parents interested in joining our thriving school community in September 2019 are warmly welcome to view our school. A short presentation will be held at the start of both sessions in the school hall.

J&PYG: Friday 19 October at 6:30 pm at Bishop Eton for Sponsored Walk in ‘Aid of Syrian Family Resettlement Programme’.

CAKES, BAKES AND FAITH: Join TV bakers Martha Collinson and Will Torrent for an evening of fun food and faith at St Peter’s Church this Thursday 18 October 2018 at 7:30pm.  Please register for your free ticket at www.tearfund.org/cakes

ST FRANCIS XAVIER’S COLLEGE: For applications for a place in Year 7 in September 2019, please contact the school directly on 0151 288 1000 or email:  for a form, to be returned by 31 October 2018.

NEW WOOLTON ART GROUP: Painting is where happiness lies! Come and join us at St Mary’s Hall on Tuesday 23 October 2:00 pm- 4:00 pm cost £3.00. Places are limited!  To book contact Linda on 07922736537 or 0151- 208-0914.

SVP HEALING MASS AND LUNCH: A Mass for the sick and housebound on Saturday 3 November at 12noon is followed by lunch in the parish hall. Transport to and from the event will be available. If you would like to attend, please contact either Jim Carson 428-1108, David Keane 428-2509 or Angela Rigby 428-9133. The SVP would welcome any volunteer drivers to assist with the transport arrangements. Thank you!

CHRISTMAS DAY MEAL 2018:  In St Mary's parish hall 1:00pm-4:00pm. This is a collaborative community event, hosted by RYMSt Mary's & Bishop Eton's SVP,St Peter's WooltonSt James' Woolton Woolton Community Life and sponsored by Tesco in Woolton Village. 

The meal will be free for anyone who will be on their own Christmas Day, irrespective of religion or income. It is not a charitable event, but simply a way of offering fellowship & community on such an important day of the year.
If you would like to attend or simply to volunteer help at some point during the day, please contact Anita on 0151 4281108 or 07387576741. Alternatively, e-mail Anita or Natasha at: 

KSC COUNCIL 9 - ANNUAL SPONSORED WALK: The KSC wants to thank everyone who supported their sponsored walk in aid of ‘The Whitechapel Centre’. The total amount raised will be announced as soon as it is available. Envelopes can still be handed in to the presbytery. Thank you once again for your overwhelming support of this deserving charity!

50 Faces’ of the Holy Land: is a photographic exhibition commissioned by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England & Wales to highlight and promote the lives of the faithful in Israel, Gaza and the Occupied Territories. The photographs taken by Marcin Mazur show how the faces of people are marked with the history, the diversity, the joys and sufferings of the Holy Land. Each face tells a story. Each person, a memory.  It will be displayed in the Metropolitan Cathedral from 29 September - 21 October.

Archbishop Patrick will celebrate Mass in the Cathedral on Wednesday 17th October at 5.15 p.m. for the intention of the Christians of the Holy Land.
In the following video, the Bishops pray for Peace in the Holyland

CONCERTS AT THE METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL SEPTEMBER 2018 TO FEBRUARY 2019: See the leaflets in the porch.

A COMMEMORATION OF 100 YEARS SINCE WW1 AND THE SUFFRAGETTE MOVEMENT: The Ladies Group at St John Vianney, are holding a dance on Friday 26 October at St Mark’s Parish Club starting at 7:30pm. Tickets: £3.00 available from St Mark’s or Holy Family, or from the parish office on 486 9885.  Or you can pay on the door!

BOOKSHOP: Christmas cards and gifts are now on sale in the bookshop.

USED POSTAGE STAMPS FOR THE MISSIONS: Please could you put your used stamps in the box in the porch, to raise funds for the Missions. Thank you!

CAFOD: 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: Twenty-Ninth Sunday of Ordinary Time Year B.

WORLD MISSION SUNDAY: There will be a retiring collection after all the Masses next weekend.

BIDDING PRAYERS: C. Chapman.

LINEN:  Gill.

TEA, COFFEE AND BISCUITS:

Served every Sunday after the 11:00am 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 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. 

Bishop Eton:  0151-722-1108

Assistant: Father Charles E Randall C.Ss.R

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

Liverpool Roman Catholic Archdiocesan Trustees Incorporated— charity number 232709

 

 

Twenty-Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year B)

6th & 7th October 2018

 

Sat 6th

TWENTY-SEVENTH SUNDAY

OF ORDINARY

TIME (Year B)

Rosary Sunday for Nugent

5.30pm People of the Parish
Sun 7th 9.00am Delia M (Sp.Int)
11.00am Christian Wignall (LD
Mon 8th 9.00am

Fr Brian Crane (A)

Tue 9th 12 noon

Gwyneth Rogers (G/W)

Wed 10th

12 noon

Bernard K

Thu 11th

 

9.00am

David Richter(LD)

Fri 12th

 

9.00am

Marie Cole (LD)

Sat 13th

12 noon Marie T (90th B/day)

TWENTY-EIGHTH SUNDAY

OF ORDINARY

TIME (Year B)

SCHOOL HARVEST MASS

5.30pm Phylis Clarke (LD)
Sun 14th 9.00am People of the Parish
11.00am Eileen O'Hare (A)

Confessions: Saturday 11.00 am-11.45 am

Morning Prayer: Monday & Friday 8.40am

Exposition and Benediction: 6.30pm-7.30pm

Please remember in your prayers all those who are sick:
George H, Vincent H, Joseph L, Dawn M, 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 including
Paula Burke and Paul Quinn
and those whose anniversaries occur about this time
   

FROM FR TIM:

THE NEED FOR MORE REFLECTION: Fr Andrew left last Wednesday for Hungary to attend a European Council Meeting of Marriage Encounter. He returns on Monday. Prior to his leaving we had a community meeting and we discussed a letter from our General (click here), Fr Michael Brehl, in which he urges us to take serious note of the recent letter from Pope Francis about the present state of the Church, particularly the Pope’s insistence that we root out the scourge of clericalism. If you have any suggestions about how best we might approach such a conversation, please let me know.

FIRST COMMUNION PREPARATION: This weekend in both our parishes the programme is launched to help our children prepare for their First Holy Communion next year. Please pray for them and their families and our wonderfully generous teams of catechists as this new journey in faith begins.

THANKS to those of you who sent birthday greetings to me a couple of weeks ago.

Synod2020SYNOD 2020: On the weekend of October 21 we will be celebrating Synod Sunday. This is the first opportunity for you to hear in detail about the Synod and to pick up a leaflet giving you information about how to be involved. Don’t miss this opportunity.   (You can learn more by visiting the dedicated subsite on the Archdiocesan website click here)

Please note that there will be a series of Synod Open Meetings. In each case, they start at 7.30pm and end at 9pm. Please try to attend one of these meeting.

  • Oct 29 St Joseph’s Penketh
  • Oct 30 LACE
  • Nov 7 Holy Rosary, Aintree
  • Nov 8  St Mary's Leyland Aintree

PS The Archbishop wants us to tell everyone we can about the Synod.

BLESSED OSCAR ROMERO: is to be canonised on 14 October 2018. A thanksgiving Mass will be celebrated at the Cathedral by Archbishop Malcolm McMahon on Sunday 28 October at 11:00am. All welcome!

A WEEK OF ACCOMPANIED PRAYER: Are you looking for a chance to reflect on your life; discover new ways of praying; to share your hopes and fears and have someone listen to you in confidence?

The Cenacle is holding a Week of Accompanied Prayer from Sunday 21 October -Sunday 28 October. For further details please contact either JO BUSBY 07974891597 or SR WINNIE 0151- 722--2271 or call in to the Cenacle. Leaflets available at the back of church.

CHILDREN’S CRAFT WORKSHOP:  If you are calling in for tea and coffee after 11:00am Mass this week and want to learn a new skill, join Allegra and Meesha who, with help from their parents, will be teaching us how to make slime. 

ROSARY ON THE COAST: This Sunday 7 October 3:00pm at Otterspool Promenade. Praying for Faith, life and Peace.

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RYM:This Sunday 7 October is our monthly RYM Mass at 6:00pm in Bishop Eton followed by drinks. All welcome!

APF RED MISSION BOXES: It is time for the mission boxes to be emptied. If you do not have anyone to call and empty your box, please hand it in at the presbytery. Your box will be ready for you to collect from the cloister a week later. Thank you!

UCM TABLE SALE IN AID OF ASYLUM LINK:  raised £236.00. Many thanks to our supporters and generous donors!

STREET CHILD AFRICA WITH A CHANCE FOR CHILDHOOD: Lunch and talk on this Tuesday 9 October at 12:30pm in the Fisher- More hall, Bishop Eton. Margaret Guppy will talk about her book ‘The Wainwright Legacy’ depicting the development of services for the blind of Liverpool. Tickets £5 to include a lunch of sandwiches, homemade cake, tea and coffee and are available from Jean on 722 9833 or 07525 419757.

MUCH WOOLTON CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL: there will be an Open Day on Thursday 18 October 2018 from 1:30pm-3:00pm and from 4:30pm-6:00pm. All children and parents interested in joining our thriving school community in September 2019 are warmly welcome to view our school. A short presentation will be held at the start of both sessions in the school hall.

CAKES, BAKES AND FAITH: Join TV bakers Martha Collinson and Will Torrent for an evening of fun food and faith at St Peter’s Church on Thursday 18 October 2018 at 7:30pm.  Please register for your free ticket at www.tearfund.org/cakes

ST FRANCIS XAVIER’S COLLEGE: For applications for a place in Year 7 in September 2019, please contact the school directly on 0151 288 1000 or email:  for a form, to be returned by 31 October 2018.

NEW WOOLTON ART GROUP: Painting is where happiness lies! Come and join us at St Mary’s hall on Tuesday 23 October 2:00pm- 4:00pm cost £3.00. Places are limited!  To book contact Linda on 07922736537 or 0151- 208-0914.

CHRISTMAS DAY MEAL 2018:  In St Mary's parish hall 1:00pm-4:00pm. This is a collaborative community event, hosted by RYMSt Mary's & Bishop Eton's SVP,St Peter's WooltonSt James' Woolton Woolton Community Life and sponsored by Tesco in Woolton Village. 

The meal will be free for anyone who will be on their own Christmas Day, irrespective of religion or income. It is not a charitable event, but simply a way of offering fellowship & community on such an important day of the year.
If you would like to attend or simply to volunteer help at some point during the day, please contact Anita on 0151 4281108 or 07387576741. Alternatively, e-mail Anita or Natasha at:  

Christmas meal 2018

KSC COUNCIL 9 - ANNUAL SPONSORED WALK: Completed their annual Steve Dooley Walk for charity last Sunday. Many thanks to all parishioners who turned out to walk with us on what has become a real community event, with nearly 40 people from numerous parishes undertaking the walk. Envelopes for donations will be collected this weekend 6&7 October and this year’s nominated charity is ‘The whitechapel Centre’ whitechapel‘The whitechapel Centre’ who do so much to combat homelessness in the city. Thanks once again for your support and we will let everyone know the grand total raised in due course.

VOCATIONS DISCERNMENT GROUP: The next day of recollection for those exploring vocations is this Saturday 13 October at St John’s Presbytery, 13 Powell Street, Wigan WN1 1XL. For more information please contact Fr James Preston, Vocations Director for the Archdiocese of Liverpool at   or on 0151-727-2493.

’50 Faces’ of the Holy Land: is a photographic exhibition commissioned by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England & Wales to highlight and promote the lives of the faithful in Israel, Gaza and the Occupied Territories. The photographs taken by Marcin Mazur show how the faces of people are marked with the history, the diversity, the joys and sufferings of the Holy Land. Each face tells a story. Each person, a memory.  It will be displayed in the Metropolitan Cathedral from 29 September - 21 October.

Archbishop Patrick will celebrate Mass in the Cathedral on Wednesday 17th October at 5.15 p.m. for the intention of the Christians of the Holy Land.

In the following video, the Bishops pray for Peace in the Holyland

SPUC MERSEYSIDE 2018 SPONSORED WALK:  On Saturday 13 October, walking 14 miles. Any sponsorship money will be collected by SPUC Members after all the Masses over the weekend of 20&21 October. Thank you!

CONCERTS AT THE METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL SEPTEMBER 2018 TO FEBRUARY 2019: See the leaflets in the porch.

A COMMEMORATION OF 100 YEARS SINCE WW1 AND THE SUFFRAGETTE MOVEMENT: The Ladies Group at St John Vianney,Vianney, are holding a dance on Friday 26 October at St Mark’s Parish Club starting at 7:30pm. Tickets: £3.00 available from St Mark’s or Holy Family, or from the parish office on 486 9885.  Or you can pay on the door.

BOOKSHOP: Christmas cards and gifts are now on sale in the bookshop.

NEXT WEEK: Twenty-Eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time Year B

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

BIDDING PRAYERS: G. McAndrew.                      LINEN:  Denise.

TEA, COFFEE AND BISCUITS: Served every Sunday after the 11:00am 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 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. 

Bishop Eton:  0151-722-1108

Assistant: Father Charles Randall C.Ss.R

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

Liverpool Roman Catholic Archdiocesan Trustees Incorporated— charity number 232709

 

 

Twenty-Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year B)

29th & 30th September 2018

 

Sat 29th

TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY

OF ORDINARY

TIME (Year B)

5.30pm Therese Nocetti (A)
Sun 30th 9.00am Jack Hughes (B)
11.00am People of the Parish
Mon 1st St Teresa of Lisieux 9.00am

John Parrat (A)

Tue 2nd The Guardian Angels  12 noon

Jenny McG (G/W)

Wed 3rd

12 noon

Requiem:

 Lindyberg Nielsen (RIP)

Thu 4th

 St Francis of Assisi

9.00am

Miller Family

Fri 5th

 Bl. Francis Xavier

Seelos C.Ss.R

12:00noon

Requiem:

 Kath Birtles (RIP)
Sat 6th

12 noon Rene Cotter (RIP)

TWENTY-SEVENTH SUNDAY

OF ORDINARY

TIME (Year B)

Rosary Sunday for Nugent

5.30pm People of the Parish
Sun 7th 9.00am Delia M (Sp.Int)
11.00am Christian Wignall (LD

Confessions: Saturday 11.00 am-11.45 am

Morning Prayer: Monday & Friday 8.40am

Exposition and Benediction: 6.30pm-7.30pm

Please remember in your prayers all those who are sick:
George H, Paul Q, Vincent H, Joseph L, Dawn M, 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 including
None this week
and those whose anniversaries occur about this time
   

Funeral Service this week: Thursday 4 October for June Carr (RIP) at 12noon.

 

FROM FR TIM:

TIME TO PAUSE: After all the efforts over these past months, I feel the need to pause and take a deep breath.

We have successfully celebrated Adoremus and given thanks for the blessings surrounding the ‘World Meeting of Families’ and Pope Francis’s visit to Ireland.
Also, I am grateful to have had the opportunity in the last few months to have been able to exercise our special Redemptorist charism by preaching Novenas in London and Dublin as well as spending a few days with the Military Chaplains.
As we move into the autumn I would like to continue to take stock with you as to how best we can plan the immediate future of our two parishes. We will review the results of the consultation process in St Mary’s and the continuing consultation in the Archdiocese as we look forward to the Synod in 2020. Meanwhile, the Redemptorists are continuing to encourage us to plan thoughtfully for the future and this week we will know the names of the confrères who will meet for our Provincial Chapter in January
We will remain positive and focused because the Lord promised he would always be with us and his peace is the gift which puts everything into perspective.

Synod for Youth: Please pray for the Synod for Youth in Rome, which will be attended by a number of Redemptorists, including Bishop Ralph Heskett, our bishops’ representative.

The Venerable Fr Bernard Łubieński, CSsR: You are welcome to take the leaflets and prayer cards about this remarkable man, who joined the Redemptorists in this country and re-founded the Congregation in Poland.

First Holy Communion Programme 2019: There will be a meeting this Monday 1 October at 7:00pm in the parish hall for all parents/guardians of children in Year 4 who will be making their First Holy Communion and Reconciliation in the spring of 2019. If your child is in Year 4 or older and you would like them to make their First Holy Communion and Reconciliation next year, it is important that you attend this meeting.

NEW ALTAR SERVER TRAINING: For children in year 5 and above who would like to become an Altar Server, and any current Servers who would like to come along on Saturday 6 October at 10.00am until 10.50am in Church.

RCIA/JOURNEY IN FAITH:  If you are interested in becoming a Catholic or know someone who is, you are more than welcome to come along to Bishop Eton Hughes Room on Tuesday evenings at 7:00pm. Becoming a Christian is a journey in faith which takes place within our Pastoral Area Community. Further details from the parish office.

ROME/ASSISI PILGRIMAGE – 28 OCTOBER -2 NOVEMBER 2019: We still have a couple of places left for this wonderful parish pilgrimage next year. If you would like to join us, please contact Ann O’Neill at the parish office for a booking form.

A WEEK OF ACCOMPANIED PRAYER: After the inspiring time of ADOREMUS are you wondering how you may deepen your relationship with God?

Are you looking for a chance to reflect on your life; discover new ways of praying; to share your hopes and fears and have someone listen to you in confidence.
At the Cenacle we are offering an opportunity for this to happen. We are holding a Week of Accompanied Prayer from SUNDAY 21 OCTOBER -SUNDAY 28 OCTOBER. It involves meeting with your guide each day for about 30 minutes and praying for 20-30 minutes each day on material they will provide.
To sign up or for further details please contact either JO BUSBY 07974891597 or SR WINNIE 015- 722--2271 or call in to the Cenacle. Leaflets are available at the back of church.

RYM: This Tuesday 2 October in the Fisher-More hall at 7-30pm then into Bishop Eton church.  Mini-retreat evening –with a focus on St Alphonsus’ life and spirituality.  Sunday 7 October is our monthly RYM Mass at 6:00pm in Bishop Eton.

EVENING PRAYER: With the Pastoral Area Clergy this Wednesday 3 October at 6:00pm in Hope University Chapel.

J&PYG: Meet this Friday 5 October in the Fisher-More hall from 6:00pm-8:00pm.

NORTHERN SCRIPTURE FESTIVAL: ‘JOY’ The surprise of the Gospel on Saturday 6 October 10:00am-4:30pm at Salford Cathedral and Salford Centre. There is a £5 registration fee and to book your place go to www.scripturefestival.org  A coach will pick up at Bishop Eton at 8:30am and the cost for a seat on the coach is £5 per person and must be booked in advance on 522 1040 or go to . See the poster in the porch for further details.

ROSARY ON THE COAST: Sunday 7 October 3:00pm at Otterspool Promenade. Praying for Faith, Life and Peace- contact Richard Benson428-3289 or Monica Lowe 428-4332.

STREET CHILD AFRICA WITH A CHANCE FOR CHILDHOOD: Lunch and talk on Tuesday 9 October at 12:30pm in the Fisher- More hall, Bishop Eton. Margaret Guppy will talk about her book ‘The Wainwright Legacy’ depicting the development of services for the blind of Liverpool. Tickets £5 to include a lunch of sandwiches, homemade cake, tea and coffee and are available from Jean on 722 9833 or 07525 419757.

ST FRANCIS XAVIER’S COLLEGE: A very well attended Open Evening was held at St Francis Xavier’s College on 11 September. However, if you were unable to attend and wish to make an application for a place for your son in Year 7 in September 2019, please contact the  school directly on 0151 288 1000 or email:  to request an application form.  All forms must be returned by 31 October 2018.

NEW WOOLTON ART GROUP: Painting is where happiness lies, come and join us at ST MARY’S HALL on Tuesday 23 October 2:00pm- 4:00pm cost £3. Places are limited!  To book contact Linda on 07922736537 or 0151- 208-0914.

KSC COUNCIL 9 - ANNUAL SPONSORED WALK: will be undertaking their annual Steve Dooley Walk for charity this Sunday 30 September. Starting from the gates of the Albert Dock (opposite the Hilton Hotel) at 2:00pm and progressing along the riverfront, finishing at Liverpool Cricket Club for refreshments. Parishioners of all ages are most welcome to join us, including pram-pushers, dog-walkers and cyclists on what has become a real community event. There is even a backup car for those whose feet fail them! Envelopes will be collected next weekend 6 & 7 October. This year’s nominated charity is The Whitechapel Centre.

VOCATIONS DISCERNMENT GROUP: The next day of recollection for those exploring vocations is Saturday 13 October at St John’s Presbytery, 13 Powell Street, Wigan WN1 1XL. For more information please contact Fr James Preston, Vocations Director for the Archdiocese of Liverpool at or on 0151-727-2493.

LITTLE HEALING MINISTRIES: See leaflets in the porch for courses and healing events.

ARCHDIOCESAN TRAINING COURSES - VARIOUS DATES: See posters in porch.

CONCERTS AT THE METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL SEPTEMBER 2018 TO FEBRUARY 2019: See the leaflets in the porch.

SVP HEALING MASS AND LUNCH:  On Saturday 3 November at 12noon Details will be given nearer the time.

A COMMEMORATION OF 100 YEARS SINCE WW1 AND THE SUFFRAGETTE MOVEMENT: The Ladies Group at St John Vianney, are holding a dance on Friday 26 October at St Mark’s Parish Club starting at 7:30pm. Tickets: £3.00 available from St Mark’s or Holy Family, or from the parish office on 486 9885.

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

NEXT WEEK: Twenty-Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time.   Year B.

BIDDING PRAYERS: T. Davies .              

LINEN:  Gill

TEA, COFFEE AND BISCUITS

Served every Sunday after the 11:00am 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 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. 

Bishop Eton:  0151-722-1108

Assistant: Father Charles Randall C.Ss.R

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

Liverpool Roman Catholic Archdiocesan Trustees Incorporated— charity number 232709

 

 

Twenty-Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year B)

22nd & 23rd September 2018

 

Sat 22nd

TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY

OF ORDINARY

TIME (Year B)

5.30pm Jennifer Chong(B/A)
Sun 23rd 9.00am People of the Parish
11.00am Rita Quinn (RIP)
Mon 24th Our Lady of Walsingham  9.00am

Norah Foy (B/A)

Tue 25th 12 noon

Shelia Rylands (A)

Wed 26th

 Bl Kasper Stanggassinger 

CSsR

12 noon

Holy Souls

Thu 27th

 St Vincent de Paul

9.00am

Leo & Brigid Dickinson (A)

Fri 21st   9.00am Gilhoran Family
Sat 28th

 St Michael, St Gabriel,

St Raphael, Archangels

12 noon Mary Connor (A)

TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY

OF ORDINARY

TIME (Year B)

5.30pm Therese Nocetti (A)
Sun 29th 9.00am Jack Hughes (B)
11.00am People of the Parish

Confessions: Saturday 11.00 am-11.45 am

Morning Prayer: Monday & Friday 8.40am

Exposition and Benediction: 6.30pm-7.30pm

Please remember in your prayers all those who are sick:
George H, Paul Q, Vincent H, Joseph L, Dawn M, 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 including
None this week
and those whose anniversaries occur about this time
   

 

FROM FR TIM:

GREETINGS FROM THE EMERALD ISLE: I am thoroughly enjoying the Novena at the Redemptoristine Convent in Dublin. The response has been encouraging and even more remarkable the number of people who tune into webcam to follow the services: the last figure quoted was approaching three and a half thousand. The sessions, which include the celebration of Mass, are at 9:30am and 8:00 pm each day. If anyone is interested the web address is:  www.rednuns.com

We finish on Tuesday evening and I return to Liverpool on Wednesday night.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PROGRAMME 2018- 2019: There will be a meeting on Monday 1 October at 7:00pm in the parish hall for all parents/guardians of children in Year 4 who will be making their First Holy Communion and Reconciliation in the spring of 2019. If your child is in Year 4 or older and you would like them to make their First Holy Communion and Reconciliation next year, it is important that you attend this meeting.

ROME/ASSISI PILGRIMAGE – 28 OCTOBER -2 NOVEMBER 2019: There are still a couple of places available for this wonderful parish pilgrimage next year. If you would like to join us, please contact Ann O’Neill at the parish office for a booking form.

A WEEK OF ACCOMPANIED PRAYER:

After the inspiring time of ADOREMUS:

  • Are you wondering how you may deepen your relationship with God?
  • Are you looking for a chance to reflect on your life?
Discover new ways of praying; to share your hopes and fears and have someone listen to you in confidence. At the Cenacle we are offering an opportunity for this to happen.
We are holding a Week of Accompanied Prayer from SUNDAY 21 OCTOBER -SUNDAY 28 OCTOBER. It involves meeting with your guide each day for about 30 minutes, and praying for 20-30 minutes each day on material they will provide.
To sign up or for further details please contact either JO BUSBY 07974891597 or SR WINNIE 0151- 722--2271 or call in to the Cenacle. Leaflets are available at the back of church.

CAR PARK: We are receiving an increasing number of complaints from parishioners about the way people are parking for weekend Masses. Can we please restrict parking to the actual parking bays and not double park, hence blocking people in. Parking discourteously is also likely to cause accidents and possible damage to vehicles.  Thank you for your co-operation.

CATHOLIC NEWSPAPERS: The Universe and The Catholic Times are now £1.50 each.  Please put the money for the papers and Bible Alive money in the slot in the wall in the porch. Thank you!

RCIA:  Are you interested in becoming a Catholic or know someone who is? We welcome inquiries from everyone, whatever your starting point you are very welcome!  Becoming and being a Christian is a journey of faith which takes place within our Pastoral Area Community. The course is in the Hughes Room at Bishop Eton. If you would like to be part of this programme, please contact the parish office.

UCM TABLE SALE FOR ASYLUM LINK:  This Wednesday 26 September: 12:30pm – 2:30pm in the parish hall. All welcome!

ST FRANCIS XAVIER’S COLLEGE: A very well attended Open Evening was held at St Francis Xavier’s College on 11 September. However, if you were unable to attend and wish to make an application for a place for your son in Year 7 in September 2019, please contact the school directly on 0151 288 1000 or email:  to request an application form.  All forms must be returned by 31 October 2018.

ST MARY’S & BISHOP ETON WOMEN’S GROUP: This Wednesday 26 September 2018 ‘A Walk in the Parks,’ meeting at Allerton Hall at 9:45am for 10:00am start finishing back at Allerton Hall at 3:00pm with the option of a meal at Allerton Hall. Parts of the route could be very muddy so suitable footwear would be advisable. Please sign the list in the porch or contact Geraldine 428-5897 or Veronica 428-7454 if you would like to go.

WORLD’S BIGGEST COFFEE MORNING: This Friday 28 September at 10:30am in the Fisher-More Hall, Bishop Eton. If you have books to donate or items for the White Elephant Stall, please put them in the box in the porch. All proceeds are for Macmillan Cancer Support. Come and join us for an enjoyable morning!

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NEW WOOLTON ART GROUP: Painting is where happiness lies, come and join us at ST MARY’S HALL on Tuesday 23 OCTOBER from 2:00pm- 4:00pm. Places are limited!  To book contact Linda on 07922736537 or 0151- 208-0914.

CLEANER REQUIRED – OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION PRESBYTERY: Six hours are worked per week on Tuesday and Thursday from 9.30am – 12.30pm. The salary is £2,730.00 per annum (equivalent to £8.75 per hour). The role entails cleaning (no cooking) and ensuring a pleasant environment to all who visit the presbytery.  Applicants must have experience of working in a similar role, flexible approach to duties undertaken, an appreciation for the need of sensitivity and confidentiality and the ability to work alongside administrators, volunteers and others. Closing date: Friday 5 October 2018. To apply, visit www.liverpoolcatholic.org.uk/jobs  or ring 0151 -522- 1102 for an application pack.

KSC COUNCIL 9 - ANNUAL SPONSORED WALK: will be undertaking their annual Steve Dooley Walk for charity next Sunday 30 September. Starting from the gates of the Albert Dock (opposite the Hilton Hotel) at 2:00pm and progressing along the riverfront, finishing at Liverpool Cricket Club for refreshments. Parishioners of all ages are most welcome to join us, including pram-pushers, dog-walkers and cyclists on what has become a real community event. There is even a backup car for those whose feet fail them! Envelopes will be distributed this weekend and collected on the weekend of the 6 & 7 October. This year’s nominated charity is The Whitechapel Centre.

VOCATIONS DISCERNMENT GROUP: The next day of recollection for those exploring vocations is Saturday 13 October at St John’s Presbytery, 13 Powell Street, Wigan WN1 1XL. For more information please contact Fr James Preston, Vocations Director for the Archdiocese of Liverpool at or on 0151-727-2493.

LITTLE HEALING MINISTRIES: See leaflets in the porch for courses and healing events.

ARCHDIOCESAN TRAINING COURSES - VARIOUS DATES: See posters in porch.

CONCERTS AT THE METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL SEPTEMBER 2018 TO FEBRUARY 2019:

The Cathedral concert society offers a number of concert throughout the year There are 3 concerts coming soon which commemorate the end of the first world war.

6th October - Of ar and Peace  (including a new instrumental version of 'For Valour')

10th November - In Remembrance.  

17th November - Destiny

For full details of these concerts and others between now an February see the leaflets in the porch or visit  www.cathedralconcerts.org.uk where you will find full details of the concerts, ticket prices and booking information

SVP HEALING MASS AND LUNCH:  On Saturday 3 November at 12noon Details will be given nearer the time.

A COMMEMORATION OF 100 YEARS SINCE WW1 AND THE SUFFRAGETTE MOVEMENT: The Ladies Group at St John Vianney, are holding a dance on Friday 26 October at St Mark’s Parish Club starting at 7:30pm. Tickets: £3.00 available from this weekend at St Mark’s or Holy Family churches, or from the parish office on 0151- 486 9885. All proceeds will go towards their Parish Lourdes Fund and Help for Heroes. The option to pay on the door is also available.

NEXT WEEK: Twenty-Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time   Year B.

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

BIDDING PRAYERS:  T. Murphy                 

LINEN:  D. King

TEA, COFFEE AND BISCUITS:

 

Served every Sunday after the 11:00am 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 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. 

Bishop Eton:  0151-722-1108

Assistant:  Father Charles Randall C.Ss.R

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

Liverpool Roman Catholic Archdiocesan Trustees Incorporated— charity number 232709

 

 

Twenty-Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year B)

15th & 16th September 2018

 

Sat 15th

TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY

OF ORDINARY

TIME (Year B)

5.30pm People of the Parish
Sun 16th 9.00am Betty Brunton (LD)
11.00am Elizabeth Bray (B.A)
Mon 17th 9.00am

Dr James Carmichael (LD)

Tue 18th 12 noon

Sue Hunt (A)

Wed 19th

12 noon

John Byrne Rice (RIP)

Thu 20th

St Andrew Kim Taegon and

Companion Martyrs
9.00am

Terry B 

(full recovery)

Fri 21st St Matthew 9.00am Thanksgiving (New home)
Sat 22nd  
12 noon Ian Macdonald (A)

TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY

OF ORDINARY

TIME (Year B)

5.30pm Jennifer Chong(B/A)
Sun 23rd 9.00am People of the Parish
11.00am Rita Quinn (RIP)

Confessions: Saturday 11.00 am-11.45 am

Morning Prayer: Monday & Friday 8.40am

Exposition and Benediction: 6.30pm-7.30pm

Please remember in your prayers all those who are sick:
George H, Paul Q, Vincent H, Joseph L, Dawn M, 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 including
Kath Birtles
and those whose anniversaries occur about this time
   

 Funeral Service this week: This Tuesday 18 September at 10:00am for Janet Elizabeth Phair (RIP).

FROM FR TIM:

ADOREMUS: There is no doubt that all our delegates greatly appreciated the opportunity to be part of last weekend’s unique event and I look forward to working out with them how best they can share the experience with the rest of us. At the same time, the two events in Bishop Eton were well attended not only by our own parishioners, but also by some visitors from around the country. Again, the responses were very favourable, and I want to thank everyone who contributed to ensuring that everything went so well: the liturgies, the talks and the hospitality.

NOVENA IN IRELAND: By the time most of you read this I will be on my way to Ireland for the Novena in honour of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour in our Redemptoristine convent chapel in Dublin.

(The Novena will be streamed via the Redemptoristine webcam visit www.rednuns.com )

I will look after the two sessions each day for the next nine days and return to Liverpool on Wednesday, 26 September.

Please pray for the Lord’s blessing on this venture and in turn we will keep the two parishes in our petitions.

And this just leads me to encourage everyone to think about supporting our Perpetual Novena each Wednesday evening in Bishop Eton at 7.30pm. Numbers have diminished in recent months in spite of the special Nine Days in the summer. These devotions have provided comfort and support for countless individuals and families over the years and I hope will continue to do so into the future.

ROME/ASSISI PILGRIMAGE – 28 OCTOBER -2 NOVEMBER 2019: There are still a couple of places available for this wonderful parish pilgrimage next year. If you would like to join us, please contact Ann O’Neill at the parish office for a booking form.

CAR PARK: We are receiving an increasing number of complaints from parishioners about the way people are parking for weekend Masses. Can we please restrict parking to the actual parking bays and not double park, hence blocking people in. Parking discourteously is also likely to cause accidents and possible damage to vehicles.  Thank you for your co-operation.

CATHOLIC NEWSPAPERS: The Universe and The Catholic Times are now £1.50 each.  Please put the paper money and Bible Alive money in the slot in the wall in the porch. Thank you!

RCIA:  Are you interested in becoming a Catholic or know someone who is?

You may be someone or know someone who has never belonged to any faith tradition or been baptised in another Christian faith. You may simply feel a sense of curiosity to find out more or you may have already decided to seek membership of the Catholic church. Whatever your starting point you are very welcome. Becoming and being a Christian is a journey of faith which takes place within our Pastoral Area community.

The course will start this Tuesday 18 September at 7:30pm with coffee from 7:00pm in the Hughes Room at Bishop Eton.
The first meeting will be an introduction to the course and one another.  You may bring a friend along to the first meeting for support if you wish.
If you would like to be part of this programme, please contact the parish office.

RYM:  Join us for the first RYM Tuesday of the Academic Year! Mass is at 7:30pm at Bishop Eton this Tuesday 18 September and then we will go to the Halfway House for food and drinks together!

LUNCH CLUB: Wednesday 19 September at 12:30pm in the Parish Hall. Please sign the list in the porch. All welcome!

J&PYG: Meet this Friday 21 September in St Mary’s hall from 6:00pm-8:00pm.

OPEN EVENING AT ST JULIE’S CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL: 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 20 September from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm. Come and find out what it means to be part of the Notre Dame community of schools.

ST FRANCIS XAVIER’S COLLEGE: Modern Foreign Language Aptitude Test this Saturday 22 September 2018 at 9:00am (closing date for registration for the test is Monday 17 September 2018). Results will be sent the week commencing Monday 15 October.

ST FRANCIS XAVIER’S COLLEGE: A very well attended Open Evening was held at St Francis Xavier’s College on 11 September. However, if you were unable to attend and wish to make an application for a place for your son in Year 7 September 2019, please contact the school directly on 0151 288 1000 or email:  to request an application form.  All forms must be returned by 31  October 2018.

ST MARY’S & BISHOP ETON WOMEN’S GROUP: On Wednesday 26 September 2018 ‘A Walk in the Parks,’ meeting at Allerton Hall at 9:45am for 10:00am start finishing back at Allerton Hall at 3:00 pm with the option of a meal at Allerton Hall. Parts of the route could be very muddy so suitable footwear would be advisable. Please sign the list in the porch or contact Geraldine 428-5897 or Veronica 428-7454 if you would like to go.

WORLD’S BIGGEST COFFEE MORNING: Friday 28 September at 10:30 am in the Fisher-More Hall, Bishop Eton. If you have books to donate or items for the White Elephant Stall, please put them in the box in the porch. All proceeds are for Macmillan Cancer Support. Come and join us for an enjoyable morning!

APF RED MISSION BOXES:  Will collectors please pick up their latest magazines from the cloister and empty any boxes that are due. Thank you!

KSCKSC COUNCIL 9 - ANNUAL SPONSORED WALK: will be undertaking their annual Steve Dooley Walk for charity on Sunday 30 September. Starting from the gates of the Albert Dock (opposite the Hilton Hotel) at 2:00 pm and progressing along the riverfront, finishing at Liverpool Cricket Club for refreshments. Parishioners of all ages are most welcome to join us, including pram-pushers, dog-walkers and cyclists on what has become a real community event. There is even a backup car for those whose feet fail them! Envelopes will be distributed on 22/23 September and collected the 6/7October. This year’s nominated charity is The Whitechapel Centre.

VOCATIONS DISCERNMENT GROUP: The next day of recollection for those exploring vocations is Saturday 13 October at St John’s Presbytery, 13 Powell Street, Wigan WN1 1XL. For more information please contact Fr James Preston, Vocations Director for the Archdiocese of Liverpool at   or on 0151-727-2493.

LITTLE HEALING MINISTRIES: See leaflets in the porch for courses and healing events.

ARCHDIOCESAN TRAINING COURSES - VARIOUS DATES:

  • Bereavement Care Team/Ministry of Consolation - training on 17 & 24 October.
  • Lay Funeral Minister Training - 21 & 22 November. Do you feel called to be a Lay Funeral Minister? 

SVP HEALING MASS AND LUNCH:  On Saturday 3 November at 12noon Details will be given nearer the time.

A COMMEMORATION OF 100 YEARS SINCE WW1 AND THE SUFFRAGETTE MOVEMENT: The Ladies Group at St John Vianney are holding a dance on Friday 26 October at St Mark’s Parish Club starting at 7:30pm. Tickets: £3.00 available from this weekend at St Mark’s or Holy Family churches, or from the parish office on 0151- 486 9885. All all proceeds will go towards their Parish Lourdes Fund and Help for Heroes.  Option to pay on the door also available.

RESTORED LIVES - RECOVERY FROM DIVORCE AND SEPARATION: A course of six meetings starting this 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.

NEXT WEEK: Twenty-Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time   Year B.

BIDDING PRAYERS:  G. Bickerstaff                                

LINEN:  Geraldine 

TEA, COFFEE AND BISCUITS:  served every Sunday after the 11:00am 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.