Date  Event Place & Time  Additional Information
Advent Week 1
 2.12.18 Winter Concert Palm House from 2pm to 4pm   For full details click here
 4.12.18 Christmas Jazz Afternoon Palm House  from 2pm to 4pm  For full details click here
 6.12.18 Carol Concert Palm House from 8pm For full details click here
Advent Week 2
 9.12.18 Winter Concert Palm House from 2pm to 4pm  For full details click here
 10.12.18 Garland Making Palm House from 10am  For full details click here
 10.12.18 Garland Making Palm House from 1pm  For full details click here
 11.12.18 Christmas Tea Dance Palm House from 2pm to 4pm  For full details click here
 13.12.18 Carol Concert Palm House from 8pm  For full details click here
 15.12.18 Children's Christmas Chocolate parties  Palm House at 2pm and 4pm  For full details click here
 15.12.18 Cholocate Parties Palm House at 6pm and 8pm  For full details click here
Advent Week 3
 16.12.18 Winter concert Palm House from 2pm-4pm  For full details click here
18.12.18 Christmas Sing-a-long Palm House from 2pm to 4pm For full details click here
18.12.18 Christmas Night - Elf Palm House starts at 6pm For full details click here
 18.12.18 Cinema Night - Scrooge (1951) Palm House - starts at 8.30pm  For full details click here
19.12.18 Cinema Night - Greatest Showman sing-a-long Palm House starts at 6pm For full details click here
 20.12.18 Cinema Night -  Muppets' Christmas Carol Palm House starts at 6pm  For full details click here
 20.12.18 Cinema NIght  -It's a Wonderful Life Palm House starts at 8.30pm  For full details click here
 21.12.18 Cinema Night - Home Alone Palm House starts at 6pm  For full details click here

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

 

 

SECOND SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME, YEAR C

19th & 20th January 2019

 

Sat 19th

Second Sunday of

Ordinary Time (Year C)

Peace Sunday

5.30pm Fr Crane (RIP)
Sun 20h 9.00am People of the Parish)
11.00am

 Liam Gormley (RIP)

Mon 21st

 St Agnes

9.00am

MIchael Bridson (LD) 

Tue 22d   12 noon

 Dorothy McLoughlin (LD)

Wed 23rd

12 noon

John Dodd (LD) 

Thu 24th

St Francis de Sales 

9.00am

 Evelyn Higgins (LD)

Fri 25th

Conversion of St Paul 

9.00am

 McLynskey Family

Sat 26th

St Timothy  & St Titus

12 noon  Elsie McKenzie (B.A)

 Third Sunday of

Ordinary Time (Year C)

5.30pm  Margaret Brennan (A)
Sun 27th 9.00am Anthony Paes (A) 
11.00am

People of the Parish 

Confessions: Saturday 11:00am-11:45am 

Morning Prayer: Monday & Friday 8.40am

Exposition and Benediction:

6:00pm-7:00pm

Please remember in your prayers all those who are sick:
Margaret P, Mary M, Mary B, Lyn S, 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, Peter G, Patrick M, Pat D
Those who have recently died including
and those whose anniversaries occur about this time
    

 FROM FR TIM: 

OCTAVE OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY:

We pray during these days, until the Feast of the Conversion of St Paul this coming Friday, that the Lord’s prayer that “we may all be one” will one day be realised. It seems to me that we might usefully extend our prayer this year to include the needs of our country and the rest of Europe as we watch in dismay the interminable wrangling over Brexit and the disunity that accompanies it. I also ask you to pray for the people of Zimbabwe and our Redemptorist mission there as we hear reports of increasing unrest and violence.

PARISH TEAM:

Please note that at the Masses next weekend members of our newly formed parish team will explain their hopes for the future and invite you to meet them afterwards in the parish centre. We hope this will provide the springboard for more and more people to become involved in every aspect of our life together. May the Lord bless this work, and may we go from strength to strength.

PARISH SOCIAL AND RECEPTION:

This Friday (25 January) between 7:00pm-10: 00 pm: Please join us for the occasion so that we can thank one another for all the support and encouragement given throughout the year.

WHY WE NEED MORE DEACONS: 

There is a meeting with Archbishop McMahon for any men interested in becoming a Deacon on Monday 28 January at 7:30pm in St Anne’s, Overbury Street, L7 3HJ. Deacons and their wives and Priests are also welcome to attend. 

CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER RESOURCES:

Many parishioners are enjoying and benefitting from a variety of prayer resources and suggest we make the respective websites available to all. One resource that many parishioners find particularly enriching is the daily meditations from Richard Rohr OFM at the Centre for Action and Contemplation. You can subscribe free of charge at: https://cac.org/category/daily-meditations/ More wonderful resource from the Jesuits in Britain can be found at: https://mailchi.mp/jesuit/overcome-our-fear?e=fb412eb7c3 AND  https://www.pathwaystogod.org/resources/resources-weeks-guided-prayer-and-retreats

JANUARY AFTERNOON TEA AND SINGALONG:

Next Friday 25 January 2:00pm-4:00pm we have our first Afternoon Tea and Singalong of the year in the parish hall. Come along and join us for a wonderful afternoon of sandwiches, cakes and unlimited tea and coffee, whilst singing along to your favourite songs. There is no entry fee thanks to our generous sponsors whose logos you will see on the respective posters in the porch.  Everyone is welcome to attend and especially those people living with dementia and their carers.

FAMILY MASS - NEXT SUNDAY 27 JANUARY AT 11:00AM:

If you would like to be involved. please see Mary after 11:00am Mass today in the parish hall.  

BBC MUSIC MEMORIES:

A very useful resource for people living with dementia can be found at: https://musicmemories.bbcrewind.co.uk/

ARE YOU A CARER? 

The Senior Caregivers Alliance have suggested the following website which carers may find useful: https://blog.taxact.com/tax-deductions-and-tips-for-seniors-and-their-families/ 

BOOKSHOP SALE:

Christmas cards half-price £2 a box and calendars 50p each.

J&PYG:

The J&P youth Group will be holding a ‘Table Sale’ after the 8:30am,10:00am, 11:30am  and 6:00pm Masses next Sunday 27 January in the Fisher-More hall to raise funds for ‘Project Zimbabwe’ as the Redemptorist ‘Mavambo Trust’ is struggling to survive in the present economic climate. So please come and support this worthy cause. Thank you! 

PRISONERS OF CONSCIENCE CARDS:

The cards sent to Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe at Christmas time, have been returned to us from the Iranian Authorities. Please pray for her as she is now on hunger strike.

SVP:

The SVP wish to thank all who responded so positively to our appeal for new members, we are very encouraged by the interest shown, which resulted in 6 parishioners offering to join us and others expressing an interest to know more. You also contributed very generously to our collection last Sunday and for this we thank you for the constant support you give us to ensure the work of the SVP continues in the parish.

KNIGHTS OF ST COLUMBA (KSC): 

The Knights are celebrating the Centenary of their foundation and part of the special events which will take place during the year, is a Rosary Crusade in co-operation with SPUC. To draw attention to the rights of the Unborn Child and the Rosary Group, St Mary’s has kindly agreed to allow us to participate in their Rosary on the last Saturday of each month and a separate special intention will be invoked each month. Prayer cards have been produced containing the intentions and are available in the church porch. We thank also Fr Tim for allowing us to participate in the parish Rosary. A letter requesting permission with details of what is intended by this initiative is displayed on the noticeboard in the porch.

ST JULIE’S CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL:

This Thursday 24 January 3:30pm-6:00pm Sixth Form Open Evening.  

PARISH WALK:

Saturday 2 February and it is a flat walk of just less than 5 miles starting at the Ring ‘O ’Bells, Daresbury. The walk is expected to finish about 3:30pm and the Ring ‘O’ bells serves food all day and a meal has been arranged immediately after the walk. Details are available in the porch. All welcome!

MUCH WOOLTON SCHOOL ADMISSIONS

The Archdiocese is currently consulting on proposed changes to Admissions Policies from Autumn 2020. For our school this will affect children who wish to start at Much Woolton Catholic Primary School from September 2020. A copy of all attached documentation to this page is available on request from the school office. Any comments on these proposals should be made in writing to our Co-Chairs of Governors, Miss C. Chapman and Mrs E. Skyner Andrews via our school office as well as to the Archdiocese of Liverpool whose contact details can be found on the proposal documentation. Information can also be found at: http://www.liverpoolcatholic.org.uk/schools/Amissions-Consultations

KNIGHTS OF ST COLUMBA:

Meet every second Thursday of the month in St Francis of Assisi Meeting Room, Earp Street, Garston L19 1RT.  Contact Aidan Carney on 0151-427-7126 or visit the parish website for more details.

BIDDING PRAYER ROTAS:  Please pick up your new rota from the sacristy. Thank you!

NEXT WEEK: Third Sunday of Ordinary Time Year C.

BIDDING PRAYERS: C. Chapman.                       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.

 

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

 

 

Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, Year C

12th & 13th January 2019

 

Sat 12th

Baptism of the Lord

(Year C)

5.30pm People of the Parish
Sun 13th 9.00am John Rice (A)
11.00am

Tony Gill (A)

Mon 14th

Bl Peter Donders C.Ss.R 

9.00am

Anthony Moscardini (A)

Tue 15th   12 noon

Helen Mc Andrew (A)

Wed 16th

12 noon

Requiem:

Anthony Moore (RIP)

Thu 17th

St Anthony, Abbot 

9.00am

Colette M (Sick)

Fri 18th

9.00am

E & M Ellis  (W/A)

Sat 19th

 

12 noon Angela B & Family

Second Sunday of

Ordinary Time (Year C)

Peace Sunday

5.30pm Fr Crane (RIP)
Sun 20th 9.00am  People of the Parish)
11.00am

 Liam Gormley (RIP)

Confessions: Saturday 11:00am-11:45am 

Morning Prayer: Monday & Friday 8.40am

Exposition and Benediction:

6:00pm-7:30pm

Please remember in your prayers all those who are sick:
Margaret P, Mary M, Mary B, Lyn S, 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, Peter G, Patrick M, Pat D
Those who have recently died including
 John Murphy
and those whose anniversaries occur about this time
    

Funeral Service this week: This Thursday 17 January at 1:30pm for Reginald Anthony Birchall (RIP).

 FROM FR TIM:

THE REDEMPTORIST PROVINCIAL CHAPTER:

The Provincial Chapter has successfully concluded its business in Perth.

There is little change in the make-up of our Provincial Councils except to say that Fr Andrew will have even more work as the Second Consultor, and we congratulate Fr Charles on his election to the team.

Discussions will take place in the coming weeks about how to organise the Province over the next four years, after which we will be part of a larger Province across Northern Europe.

It was a blessed and positive meeting and we return re-energised and confident that God's Spirit will continue to give us all the wisdom to discern what is the will of God. Thank you for your prayers.

PARISH SOCIAL AND RECEPTION: Friday (25January) between 7:00pm-10:00pm:

Please join us for the occasion so that we can thank one another for all the support and encouragement given throughout the year.

SVP PULPIT APPEAL:

At all the Masses this weekend the SVP will be appealing for new members and will be at the back of the church handing out leaflets and taking names of those who are willing to join. Also, for those interested in joining or wish to hear more before making a commitment, you are invited to attend our next meeting at 7:30pm on Monday 14 January in the presbytery. 

PARISH TEAM:

On the weekend of 26 & 27 January, members of our parish team will say a few words at each of the Masses and be available to meet over a cup of coffee in the hall afterwards. I am sure this initiative will bring many blessings.

WHY WE NEED MORE DEACONS:

There is a meeting with Archbishop McMahon for any men interested in becoming a Deacon on Monday 28 January at 7:30pm in St Anne’s, Overbury Street, L7 3HJ. Deacons and their wives and Priests are also welcome to attend.

CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER RESOURCES:

Many parishioners are enjoying and benefitting from a variety of prayer resources and suggest we make the respective websites available to all. One resource that many parishioners find particularly enriching is the daily meditations from Richard Rohr OFM at the Centre for Action and Contemplation. You can subscribe free of charge at: https://cac.org/category/daily-meditations/ 

DEMENTIA FRIENDLY AFTERNOON TEA AND SINGALONG:

As we start a new year, we would like to extend a huge thank you to all our sponsors who have so generously supported the monthly Dementia Friendly Afternoon Tea and Singalong. Including: B&B Hygiene Ltd, Catherine Higgins Law, Woodlands Rest Home, the SVP and our local Sainsbury’s and Tesco stores. We would also like to thank Andy Weir and the Good Turn Society (Happiness Fund) for funding January and February 2019 sessions. We have commitments from Santander Bank and Rockbourne Day Nursery to support subsequent months, for which we are enormously grateful. Thank you also to the staff at Much Woolton Primary school who arranged for the children to sing Carols at the Christmas Special Afternoon Tea on 30 November.  The next session will be on Friday 25 January 2:00pm-4:00 pm in the parish hall. Everyone is welcome and especially those people living with dementia and their carers.

BBC MUSIC MEMORIES:

A very useful resource for people living with dementia can be found at: https://musicmemories.bbcrewind.co.uk/

ARE YOU A CARER? 

The Senior Caregivers Alliance have suggested the following website which carers may find useful: https://blog.taxact.com/tax-deductions-and-tips-for-seniors-and-their-families/

BOOKSHOP SALE:

Christmas cards half-price £2 a box and calendars 50p each.

PARISH LUNCHEON:

This Wednesday 16 January at 12:30pm in the parish hall. Soup, sandwiches, cake and tea/coffee £3.Please sign the list in the porch. All welcome! 

J&PYG:

Meet this Friday 18 January from 6:30pm-8:30pm in the parish hall. We will be holding a ‘Table Sale’ on Sunday 27 January in the Fisher-More hall to raise funds for ‘Project Zimbabwe’ as the Redemptorist ‘Mavambo Trust’ is struggling to survive in the present economic climate. So please donate any unwanted Christmas gifts in the box in the porch to fund this worthy cause. Thank you!

ST JULIE’S CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL:

Thursday 24 January 3:30pm-6:00pm Sixth Form Open Evening.

PARISH WALK:

Saturday 2 February and it is a flat walk of just less than 5 miles starting at the Ring ‘O ’Bells, Daresbury. The walk is expected to finish about 3:30pm and the Ring ‘O’ bells serves food all day and a meal has been arranged immediately after the walk. Details will be available in the porch next week. All welcome!

MUCH WOOLTON SCHOOL ADMISSIONS:

The Archdiocese is currently consulting on proposed changes to Admissions Policies from Autumn 2020. For our school this will affect children who wish to start at Much Woolton Catholic Primary School from September 2020. A copy of all attached documentation to this page is available on request from the school office. Any comments on these proposals should be made in writing to our Co-Chairs of Governors, Miss C. Chapman and Mrs E. Skyner Andrews via our school office as well as to the Archdiocese of Liverpool whose contact details can be found on the proposal documentation. Information can also be found at: http://www.liverpoolcatholic.org.uk/schools/Amissions-Consultations

KNIGHTS OF ST COLUMBA:

Meet every second Thursday of the month in St Francis of Assisi Meeting Room, Earp Street, Garston L19 1RT.  Contact Aidan Carney on 0151-427-7126 or visit the parish website for more details.

ARCHDIOCESAN DIRECTORIES 2019:

On sale at the back of church priced £3.50.                                          

NEXT WEEK: Second Sunday of Ordinary Time Year C

SVP Retiring Collection

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

BIDDING PRAYERS: G. McAndrew

LINEN: Dorothy

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

 

 

Feast of the Epiphany Year C

5th & 6th January 2019

 

Sat 5th

FEAST OF THE

 EPIPHANY (Year C)

5.30pm Stephen Flattery (A)
Sun 6th 9.00am Joseph &  Mary Gill (A)
11.00am

People of the Parish

Mon 7th

9.00am

Liturgy of the Word

Tue 8th   12 noon

Liturgy of the Word

Wed 9th

12 noon

Liturgy of the Word

Thu 10th

9.00am

Liturgy of the Word

Fri 11th

9.00am

Liturgy of the Word

Sat 12th

 

12 noon John Doyle (B/A)

Baptism of the Lord

(Year C)

5.30pm Stephen Flattery (A)
Sun 13th 9.00am Joseph &  Mary Gill (A)
11.00am

 People of the Parish

Confessions: Saturday 11:00am-11:45am 

Morning Prayer: Monday & Friday 8.40am

Exposition and Benediction:

6:00pm-7:30pm

Please remember in your prayers all those who are sick:
Mary M, Mary B, Lyn S, 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, Peter G, Patrick M, Pat D
Those who have recently died including
 Anthony Moore
and those whose anniversaries occur about this time
    

Funeral Service this week:  This Monday 7 January 2019 at 1.00pm for Stanley Cleary (RIP).

 FROM FR TIM:

THE SOLEMNITY OF THE EPIPHANY 

We celebrate this wonderful Feast of the visit of the Magi and give thanks again for the birth of the Christ-child, who came for all men and women of all time in every corner of the world. This is the over-riding message of today’s feast.
Over Christmas I was doing some pondering over the kind of messages that are becoming the political sound-bites of today and what the gospel responses would be. I offer you a couple of examples:

"America (or wherever for that matter) first!”

Gospel response: “If anyone wants to be first, he must make himself last of all and servant of all.” (Mark 9.36)

"Migrant workers flooding into the Country.”

Gospel response: A lawyer was anxious to justify his questioning of Jesus about how to inherit eternal life and asked Jesus: “And who is my neighbour?” Jesus told him the parable of the ‘Good Samaritan’. The key to the story: the Samaritan was a foreigner! (Luke 10.25ff).

Pope Francis has appealed to us all to be among those who build bridges to unite rather than walls to divide. It seems to me that there are plenty of examples that this is happening in both our parishes. May we go from strength to strength in 2019.

REDEMPTORIST PROVINCIAL CHAPTER:

Fathers Andrew, Charles and Tim, and Brother Michael will be in Perth during the coming week, leaving a skeleton community in the monastery. Accordingly, there will simply be a noon Mass each day at Bishop Eton, while Deacon Bernard and our ministers will organise liturgies in St Mary’s. From next Saturday, we will resume the usual weekday timetables. 

PARISH SOCIAL AND RECEPTION:

Friday (25January) between 7:00pm-10:00pm
Please join us for the occasion so that we can thank one another for all the support and encouragement given throughout the year.

PARISH TEAM:

On the weekend of 26 &27 January members of our parish team will say a few words at each of the Masses and be available to meet over a cup of coffee in the hall afterwards. I am sure this initiative will bring many blessings.

FR BARRIE O’TOOLE:

As I complete my notes for the bulletin, I am about to visit Fr Barrie in Ripon. The news is that he is holding his own and sends his love and good wishes for a Happy New Year, thanking you for all your good wishes over Christmas.

NEW ARCHDIOCESAN CONFIRMATION PROGRAMME:

In 2020 a new programme will be provided for those at secondary school who will be coming of age for the Sacrament of Confirmation. There is a meeting for adults interested in helping with the catechesis this Wednesday 9 January at 7:00pm in the Chaplaincy at Hope University.

DEMENTIA FRIENDLY AFTERNOON TEA AND SINGALONG:

As we start a new year, we would like to extend a huge thank you to all our sponsors who have so generously supported the monthly  Dementia Friendly Afternoon Tea and Singalong. Including: B&B Hygiene Ltd, Catherine Higgins Law, Woodlands Rest Home, the SVP and our local Sainsbury’s and Tesco stores. We would also like to thank Andy Weir and the Good Turn Society (Happiness Fund) for funding January and February 2019 sessions. We have commitments from Santander Bank and Rockbourne Day Nursery to support subsequent months, for which we are enormously grateful. Thank you also to the staff at Much Woolton school who arranged for the children to sing Carols at the Christmas Special Afternoon Tea on 30 November.  The next session will be on Friday 25 January 2:00pm-4:00pm in the parish hall. Everyone is welcome and especially those people living with dementia and their carers.

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RYM 18-40 YOUNG ADULT GROUP:

RYM meet every first Sunday of the month to go to 6.00pm Mass together at Bishop Eton. Meet outside at 5:50pm. Followed by food and drinks together at Childwall Abbey.
They also meet every other Tuesday evening - our first session takes place in the Fisher-More Hall on 8 January at 7:30pm - for more details contact . or make friends on facebook Natasha Anita RYM

UCM Meeting:

Wednesday, 9 January at 12:30pm in the parish hall. Looking forward to seeing Members and any other ladies who would like to attend will be made very welcome. Please bring your lunch.

J&PYG:

A table sale will be held on 27 January in the Fisher-More Hall, to raise funds for Project Zimbabwe.The Redemptorist 'Mavambo Trust' is struggling to survive in the present economic climate. Please donate any unwanted Christmas in the New Year to fund this worthy cause. Thank you!

ST JULIE’S CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL:

Thursday 24 January 3:30pm-6:00pm Sixth Form Open Evening.

MUCH WOOLTON SCHOOL ADMISSIONS:

The Archdiocese is currently consulting on proposed changes to Admissions Policies from Autumn 2020. For our school, this will affect children who wish to start at Much Woolton Catholic Primary School from September 2020. A copy of all attached documentation to this page is available on request from the school office. Any comments on these proposals should be made in writing to our Co-Chairs of Governors, Miss C. Chapman and Mrs. E. Skyner Andrews via our school office as well as to the Archdiocese of Liverpool whose contact details can be found on the proposal documentation. Information can also be found at http://www.liverpoolcatholic.org.uk/schools/Amissions-Consultations

ARCHDIOCESAN DIRECTORIES 2019:

On sale at the back of church priced £3.50.

SONGS WE REMEMBER CHOIR: 

Grand Christmas Party this Wednesday 9 January at 2:00pm in St Thomas of Canterbury Parish hall, Great George’s Road , Waterloo L22 1RD. RSVP or 0151- 949 -1199.

READERS:

Please pick up your new rotas from in the sacristy.Thank you

USED POSTAGE STAMPS FOR THE MISSIONS:

Please put your used stamps in the box in the porch. Thank you.

NEXT WEEK: Baptism of the Lord Year C

SVP:

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

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

 

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

 

 

Holy Family (Year C)

29th & 30th December 2018

 

Sat 29th

FEAST OF THE

 HOLY FAMILY (Year C)

5.30pm Pat Pye (A)
Sun 30th 9.00am People of the Parish
11.00am

John & Linda Hughes (A)

Mon 31st

10.00am

Patricia A (sick)

Tue 1st Mary Mother of God 10.00am

Arthur Ferguson (A)

Wed 2nd

St Basil & St Gregory

10.00am

John McVey (A)

Thu 3rd

12 noon

Requiem:

Maurice Rowe (RIP)

Fri 4th

10.00am

 Vincent & Helen

McAndrew (RIP)

Sat 5th

St John Neumann C.Ss.R

10.00am Bernard O'Sullivan (RIP)

FEAST OF THE

 EPIPHANY (Year C)

5.30pm Stephen Flattery (A)
Sun 6th 9.00am Joseph &  Mary Gill (A)
11.00am

 People of the Parish

Morning Prayer: Monday & Friday 9.40am

Exposition and Benediction:

6:00pm-7:30pm

Please remember in your prayers all those who are sick:
Mary M, Mary B, Lyn S, 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, Peter G, Patrick M, Pat D
Those who have recently died including
and those whose anniversaries occur about this time
    

A NEW YEAR GREETING FROM FR TIM:

This is the weekend which provides me with the opportunity to express my heartfelt thanks to all of you. The Feast of Christmas inspires us to reach out and realise what might just be possible when we seek to live out the message of “Peace on earth”. Your generosity this year seemed to me to break all previous bounds; so, thank you for all the good wishes and expressions of gratitude to our Redemptorist family and for another remarkable Christmas collection. As a child, I always faithfully wrote all my ‘thank you’ letters after Christmas. I hope this will suffice for you; otherwise I will be burning the midnight oil for a few days! Please remember that we invite all of you who are involved in any way in keeping the show on the road to a Parish Reception on Friday 25 January 2019 between 7:00pm and 10:00pm. Please do come: it is always a relaxed and happy occasion. I anticipate that the coming year will be quite momentous. Building on all that has taken place this year I hope that we will continue to seize the opportunities that the Lord presents us to grow together and thereby fulfil our vocation as ministers of his love and compassion. 

FR ANDREW (OUR RECTOR) AND

ALL THE REDEMPTORIST COMMUNITY

JOIN ME IN WISHING YOU ALL

A VERY HAPPY AND BLESSED NEW YEAR 

CHRISTMAS DINNER AT ST MARY’S:

We owe Anita Carson an enormous debt of gratitude for her initiative in planning and organising the wonderful occasion in our parish hall on Christmas Day. With Natasha Pritchard and a huge team of volunteers well over thirty people, who otherwise might have been alone or unable to celebrate, were able to enjoy the most wonderful Christmas meal and above all the fellowship of one another’s company. Thank you to all the volunteers who made the dream come true.

TIMETABLES FOR THE COMING WEEKS:

During the coming week we will stay with our holiday timetable and there will be a 10:00am Mass each day except when there is a funeral. The following week is providing us with a challenge. Four of us will be away from the community for the Redemptorist Provincial Chapter in Perth and Fr Pat would only be available on one day, so I think we will have to settle for Liturgies of the Word. I will discuss with Deacon Bernard and our other ministers how best to arrange the week from Monday 7 to Friday 11 January.

NEW ARCHDIOCESAN CONFIRMATION PROGRAMME:

In 2020 a new programme will be provided for those at secondary school who will be coming of age for the Sacrament of Confirmation. There is a meeting for adults interested in helping with the catechesis on 9 January at 7:00pm in the Chaplaincy at Hope University.

DEMENTIA FRIENDLY AFTERNOON TEA AND SINGALONG:

As the year draws to a close, we would like to extend a huge thank you to all our sponsors who have so generously supported the monthly  Dementia Friendly Afternoon Tea and Singalong. Including: B&B Hygiene Ltd, Catherine Higgins Law, Woodlands Rest Home and our local Sainsbury’s and Tesco stores. We would also like to thank Andy Weir and the Good Turn Society (Happiness Fund) for funding January and February 2019 sessions. We have commitments from Santander Bank and Rockbourne Day Nursery to support subsequent months, for which we are enormously grateful. Thank you also to the staff at Much Woolton school who a arranged for the children to sing Carols at the Christmas Special Afternoon Tea on 30 November.  The next session will be on Friday 25 January 2:00pm-4:00pm in the parish hall. Everyone is welcome and especially those people living with dementia and their carers.

FROM THE INTERIM PARISH PASTORAL TEAM:

Over the last few weeks a small group of parishioners have been talking about how we can move forward especially after our Listening Project, Adoremus and now the Synod. We are establishing a Parish Pastoral Team to unite all the different programmes and organisations to further develop our parish community. Many people interviewed in the Listening Project commented on how friendly the parish was but also realised the need for the laity to take on further responsibilities given the dwindling number of priests. At the recent parish meeting, Fr Tim provided an opportunity for the proposed Parish Pastoral Team to talk about how they came in to being and the steps leading to the Synod and beyond. The team are excited about the opportunities to work with the whole parish community to engage and develop our spiritual and social life as well as providing the much-needed support for Fr Tim and the Redemptorist community who serve our parish. Findings of the Listening Project can be found on the parish website and copies are available at the back of church.

ARCHDIOCESAN DIRECTORIES 2019:

On sale at the back of church priced £3.50.

APF RED BOXES:

 Please can Red Box collectors pick up their 2019 Missio calendars from the cloister. Thank you!

KSC COUNCIL 9-ANNUAL SPONSORED WALK:

The final total is £8450. £5900 was given in the envelopes, £2000 was matched by Barclays Bank and £550 was obtained from Gift Aid. Thank you for your generosity!

CATHOLIC PAPERS:

There are double issues of both The Catholic Times and The Universe covering the Christmas and New Year period. Please note that the double issues are priced at £3:00.

J&PYG:

Will be holding a ‘Table Sale’ in January to raise funds for ‘Project Zimbabwe’ as the Redemptorist ‘Mavambo Trust’ is struggling to survive in the present economic climate. So please donate any unwanted Christmas gifts in the New Year to fund this worthy cause. Thank you!

MUCH WOOLTON SCHOOL ADMISSIONS:

The Archdiocese is currently consulting on proposed changes to Admissions Policies from Autumn 2020. For our school this will affect children who wish to start at Much Woolton Catholic Primary School from September 2020. A copy of all attached documentation to this page is available on request from the school office. Any comments on these proposals should be made in writing to our Co-Chairs of Governors, Miss C. Chapman and Mrs E. Skyner Andrews via our school office as well as to the Archdiocese of Liverpool whose contact details can be found on the proposal documentation. Information can also be found at: http://www.liverpoolcatholic.org.uk/schools/Amissions-Consultations

SONGS WE REMEMBER CHOIR: 

Grand Christmas Party Wednesday 9 January at 2:00pm in St Thomas of Canterbury Parish hall, Great George’s Road, Waterloo L22 1RD. RSVP or 949 -1199. All welcome.

READERS:

Please pick up your new rotas from in the sacristy. Thank You.                                                                                       

USED POSTAGE STAMPS FOR THE MISSIONS:

Please put your used stamps in the box in the porch. Thank you.

NEXT WEEK: Feast of the Epiphany Year C

BIDDING PRAYERS:   Mary, Mother of God:  J. Britten.    Epiphany: T. Murphy.

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