News Letters

Parish of Saint Mary (Woolton)Mary2

Church Road, Woolton, Liverpool L25 5JF. 
Tel: 0151-428-2256
E-mail:  Web: www.stmaryswoolton.org.uk 

 Served by the Redemptorists at Bishop Eton

Parish Priest: Father Timothy J Buckley 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

 

 

Second Sunday of Advent, Year A

7th  & 8th  December 2019

 

Sat 7th

 

SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT YEAR A

Bible Sunday

5.30pm

Sam & Jeff Prescott (RIP)

Sun 8th 9.00am

People of the Parish

11.00am

Mike & Liz M (W/A)

Mon 9th

 Solemnity of the   Immaculate Conception

9.00 am

Nicola Gilbertson (A)
Tue 10th 12 noon

Gerry McBride (LD)

Wed 11th 12 noon

Betty McKeown (LD)

Thurs 12th

9.00am Peter Taylor (LD)
Fri 13th

St Lucy

9.00am Terry Fraser (LD)
Sat 14th  St John of the Cross

12 noon Joan Gallagher (LD)
Sun 15th

THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT

YEAR A

5.30pm People of the Parish
9.00am

Frank Conifer (LD)

11.00am Patricia Broughan (LD)

 

Confessions: Saturday 11.00am - 11.45am

Morning Prayer:   Monday & Friday 8.40am

Exposition and Benediction:  FRIDAY 6:00pm- 7:00pm

Please remember in your prayers all those who are sick:
Tom F, Pauline M,  Colette P, Geoff F, Paul W, Tom O'C, Ann L, Vivien S, Margaret M, Margaret P, Mary M, Mary B,  Vincent H, Joseph L, Dawn McG, Anna M, Lydia B, Margaret D, Antoinette L, Eileen N, Marie R,  Fr Gabriel C.Ss.R, Fr Tony C.Ss.R, Fr. Martin C.Ss.R, Kenny R, Michael W,  Sheila O’N, Peter G, Pat D, Anne McC, Rita C, Owen McD, Pat G-B, Karen R and Mary K
Those who have recently died including
and those whose anniversaries occur about this time

FROM FR TIM

week1THE SOLEMNITY OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION: MONDAY 9th:

This wonderful feast has been transferred because the Sundays of Advent always take precedence. The Mass will be at the usual time of 9am.


ADVENT:

I hope your Advent efforts are bearing fruit. As Christmas becomes more and more commercialised and celebrations begin long before the event, it seems to me that the challenge for us is to prevent the Feast itself from becoming an anti-climax.

Let’s continue to do our best to help ourselves and our children to wait patiently.


ConfessionADVENT RECONCILIATION SERVICE:

TUESDAY 10 DECEMBER AT 7:30PM

We will follow our tried method, giving people a variety of options. What better way of preparing for Christmas than coming together and begging forgiveness of the Lord and one another.


synod 2020 logoTHE SYNOD:

We have until next Sunday to make proposals around the second focus, namely: Sharing the mission of Jesus. Please put any suggestions in the Synod box and they will be processed by our Synod reps; alternatively, you could seek out the reps, Pauline V and Jennifer M and have a chat with one of them.

The following video has some reflections on the theme of Sharing the Mission of Jesus

The questions we are asked to reflect on are 

    • How do we more effectively evangelise and lead people to a deeper relationship with Jesus? 
    • How do we show the compassionate love of Jesus in our work for justice, peace, and the integrity of creation, in our acts of charity and our works of mercy?
    • How can the parish rise to the challenge of sharing the mission of Jesus?
    • How can we equip people to be the presence of Jesus at work, at home, and in the street?

For the proposals received for Theme One, please see handouts on the Synod stand at the back of church.


COMINGS AND GOINGS:

Fr Andrew has been away virtually all week, firstly in Rome for a Redemptorist restructuring meeting and then in Madrid for Marriage Encounter. However, he returns this evening.

I will be in London tomorrow for the funeral of Fr Terry Creech. Please pray for the repose of his soul. As a young man he was attached to the Bishop Eton community and there are some of you who remember him from those days. Others will have met him in Lourdes which was at the heart of his ministry in his later years.

Fr Andrew and I will also be in Clapham on Thursday for the last Provincial Council meeting of the year


SYNOD TALK 3: 

COMPLEX CATHOLICISM: DISCOVERING THE REALITY OF YOUNG CATHOLICS IN ENGLAND AND WALES.

It will be on Monday 9 December at Hope University Chapel, L16 9JD.

The speaker will be Stephen Davies who will use up to date research and will explore who the younger members of our Church are today. He will look at how we can reach out to young Catholics. We will hear the voice of young people speaking into the Church today. All are very welcome!

There is tea/coffee at 7:00pm and the talk starts at 7:30pm and there will be optional night prayer at 9:00pm.


BLESSING OF THE ADVENT WREATH AT EACH MASS:

Families are being invited to light the Advent Wreath at each Mass instead of the altar servers. There is a sheet in the sacristy to sign up to light the candle.


ADVENT EXTRA:

Advent Extra is on sale at the back of church at £1.95.


KNITTED CHRISTMAS CRIB RAFFLE:

A beautiful knitted crib has kindly been donated to by a parishioner and following Fr Tim’s suggestion in last week’s newsletter that every home should have a crib, it was decided to raffle it. Tickets will be on sale after all the weekend Masses at a £1 a strip this weekend and next and it will be drawn in the hall after the 11:00am Mass on Sunday 15 December, with the money raised being donated to HCPT.


CHRISTINGLE WORKSHOP AND SERVICE NEXT SUNDAY 15 DECEMBER:

Please sign up at the back of church to join our Christingle workshop from 12 noon-3:00pm and service at 3:00pm followed by refreshments in the parish hall. All welcome.


ST MARY’S AND BISHOP ETON WOMEN’S GROUP

Meet this Tuesday 10 December at 12:30pm in the Fisher-More hall for a talk by Rosemary P on ‘Christmas Images  and Reflections’ with punch and mince pies. All welcome!


UCM MEETING:

This Wednesday 11 December in the parish hall at 12:30pm. Looking forward to seeing UCM Members and any other ladies who would like to attend will be made very welcome. Lunch will be provided.


KSC SPONSORED WALK:

September’s walk raised a total of £7,320 which will be divided equally between Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice and the Sisters of Mercy Project in Kenya in support of visually impaired children. We thank all who contributed and supported us to raise much needed funds for these two most deserving causes. 


CHRISTMAS DAY MEAL AT ST MARY’S PARISH HALL: 

On Wednesday 25 December at 1:00pm-4:00pm.  We invite those people who would otherwise be alone on Christmas Day to join our Christmas celebration. Anyone will be made welcome, irrespective of religion or income.  If you would like to book a place, please call Anita on 7387 576741.
 Also, any volunteer help would be gratefully received! Thank you.

GIVE A REAL CHRISTMAS GIFT:

One Gift Card purchased for £10 buys a bag of maize in Zimbabwe for Brother Benjamin’s Feeding Project - it will feed a child-headed household or a group of orphans for a month! Cards can be purchased after all the weekend Masses.


BOOKSHOP:

Christmas Cards, Advent Calendars and Gifts are on sale now!


CANCELLATION OF EXPLORING OUR FAITH SESSION:

Please note the Exploring Our Faith Session for Thursday19 December has been cancelled. The sessions will resume in January 2020. The Robert Barron Box Set may be borrowed from the office.


JUSTICE AND PEACE YOUTH GROUP:

The Justice and Peace Youth Grpup are holding a Table Sale in the New Year to raise money for our friends in Zimbabwe and for our older members who are going to Lourdes. Please will you save any unwanted Christmas gifts .Many thanks!


CHRIST THE KING WALSINGHAM PILGRIMAGE 12-14 DECEMBER 2019: 

 Full Pilgrimage Programme including Mass at the Shrine.  Friday Evening visit to the Thursford CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR.

To make a booking, please ring Christ the King parish office on 722 2231


WALSINGHAM PILGRIMAGE 2020

 Walsingham Pilgrimage 22-25 October 2020 with Our Lady of the Assumption parish. See the poster in the porch


MEDJUGORJE IRISH CENTRE PILGRIMAGES APRIL - OCT 2020:

7 Night Stay and Airport Shuttle service from Dubrovnik or Split for €266 per person sharing. Book any flight - any time and we provide guaranteed airport shuttle service. Call us for further info and book the dates that suit you. Tel. 020 3239 8662 or email .


USED POSTAGE STAMPS FOR THE MISSIONS:

Please put your used stamps in the box in the porch to support the Missions.


SVP CHRISTMAS COLLECTION:

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


NEXT WEEK: Third Sunday of Advent, Year A

BIDDING PRAYERS:  T. Murphy

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.

There will be an opportunity each week to donate to our local HCPT Group who is raising funds to take disadvantaged children to Lourdes next Easter.

Parish of Saint Mary (Woolton)Mary2

Church Road, Woolton, Liverpool L25 5JF. 
Tel: 0151-428-2256
E-mail:  Web: www.stmaryswoolton.org.uk 

 Served by the Redemptorists at Bishop Eton

Parish Priest: Father Timothy J Buckley 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

 

 

First Sunday of Advent, Year A

30th  November & 1st  December 2019

 

Sat 30th

 

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT YEAR A

5.30pm

Gillian Delaney (A)

Sun 1st 9.00am

Vincent McAndrew (A)

11.00am

People of the Parish

Mon 2nd

 

9.00 am

John McVey (A)
Tue 3rd St Francis Xavier 12 noon

Carol C (Sick)

Wed 4th 12 noon

Frank Dalton(LD)

Thurs 5th

St John Almond

9.00am Daniel Finlay (A)
Fri 6th

St Nicholas

9.00am

Isla McVeigh- Cookson

( Baby RIP)

Sat 7th 

St Ambrose

12 noon June Doyle (A)
Sun 8th

SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT

YEAR A

Bible Sunday

5.30pm Sam & Jeff Prescott (RIP)
9.00am

People of the Parish

11.00am Mike & Liz Morris (W/A)

 

Confessions: Saturday 11.00am - 11.45am

Morning Prayer:   Monday & Friday 8.40am

Exposition and Benediction:  FRIDAY 6:00pm- 7:00pm

Please remember in your prayers all those who are sick:
Tom F, Pauline M,  Colette P, Geoff F, Paul W, Tom O'C, Ann L, Vivien S, Margaret M, Margaret P, Mary M, Mary B,  Vincent H, Joseph L, Dawn McG, Anna M, Lydia B, Margaret D, Antoinette L, Eileen N, Marie R,  Fr Gabriel C.Ss.R, Fr Tony C.Ss.R, Fr. Martin C.Ss.R, Kenny R, Michael W,  Sheila O’N, Peter G, Pat D, Anne McC, Rita C, Owen McD, Pat G-B, Karen R and Mary K
Those who have recently died including
and those whose anniversaries occur about this time

FROM FR TIM

week1THE ADVENT SEASON:

Please note that as usual this year we have a separate brochure, itemising all the special events of this holy season. I encourage you to take one and plan your Advent accordingly.

Click here for an electronic copy.


CRIBS IN THE HOME

 I have spoken before about the great tradition of the crib in the home as well as in the church. It would be wonderful if every home in the parish has a crib this Christmas.

If you don’t have one and especially if there are children in the home, make one with them.


synod 2020 logoSynod Questionnaires:

It will be helpful if we can have all the returns in by next weekend please.   ( A reminder this is a questionnaire for Catholics on the fringe) 

You can download an electronic copy of the questionnaire by clicking here.


The Mèdaille Trust:

We were asked if it is possible to have a special appeal for this charity.

However, Bro Francis (SFX) works closely with the Trust and has suggested that in both our parishes we encourage you to take the recent magazine at the back of the church. This explains the work of the Trust in supporting the victims of modern slavery.

If you wish to make a contribution, details on how to do so can be found in the magazine.

To learn more about the Mèdaille Trust visit their website https://www.medaille-trust.org.uk/


REVERENCE FOR THE EUCHARIST:

Sadly in recent times, hosts have been found on the floor of both our churches. Therefore I beg all of you when receiving Communion to follow the guidance that we take a step to the side and consume the host in the presence of the minister.

Ministers, please be vigilant and if you see anything suspicious, do not hesitate to respond.


PROFESSIONAL HELP REQUIRED:

We are looking for some more help, especially over the weekends, to support the elderly confrères, whose disabilities are becoming more pronounced. Ideally, we are looking for people with a nursing background.

Thanks to those who have responded and if anyone else is interested, please let us know this week, preferably in writing, and we can get together and discuss how to further the process.


synod 2020 logo

THE SYNOD:

Please continue to put forward your idea son ‘sharing the mission of Jesus.’

The following video has some reflections on the theme of Sharing the Mission of Jesus

The questions we are asked to reflect on are 

    • How do we more effectively evangelise and lead people to a deeper relationship with Jesus? 
    • How do we show the compassionate love of Jesus in our work for justice, peace, and the integrity of creation, in our acts of charity and our works of mercy?
    • How can the parish rise to the challenge of sharing the mission of Jesus?
    • How can we equip people to be the presence of Jesus at work, at home, and in the street?

SYNOD TALK 3: 

COMPLEX CATHOLICISM: DISCOVERING THE REALITY OF YOUNG CATHOLICS IN ENGLAND AND WALES.

It will be on Monday 9 December at Hope University Chapel, L16 9JD.

The speaker will be Stephen Davies who will use up to date research and will explore who the younger members of our Church are today. He will look at how we can reach out to young Catholics. We will hear the voice of young people speaking into the Church today. All are very welcome!

There is tea/coffee at 7:00pm and the talk starts at 7:30pm and there will be optional night prayer at 9:00pm.


PASTORAL AREA EVENING PRAYER:

This Wednesday 4 December at 6:00pm in Hope University Chapel.


BLESSING OF THE ADVENT WREATH AT EACH MASS:

Families are being invited to light the Advent Wreath at each Mass instead of the altar servers. There is a sheet in the sacristy to sign up to light the candle.


MOTHER TERESA CHRISTMAS FOOD COLLECTION:

Will be taken on this weekend 30 November/1 December for the Missionaries of Charity in Seel Street. It will be for non- perishable food, hats, scarves, gloves and socks. The SVP have ‘Cold Weather ‘boxes in the porch during the winter season for food and clothing for the homeless.


JUSTICE AND PEACE HOLYLAND CHRISTMAS CARDS:

St Mary’s have been twinned with St Joseph the Worker parish in Reneh, Israel. Cards will be sold at all this weekend Masses 30 November/1 December for 50p to cover the cost of postage.


ADVENT EXTRA:

Advent Extra is on sale at the back of church at £1.95.


CHRISTMAS DAY MEAL AT ST MARY’S PARISH HALL: 

On Wednesday 25 December at 1:00pm-4:00pm.  We invite those people who would otherwise be alone on Christmas Day to join our Christmas celebration. Anyone will be made welcome, irrespective of religion or income.

 If you would like to book a place, please call Anita on 07387 576741.

Also, any volunteer help would be gratefully received! Thank you.


APF RED MISSION BOXES:

If your red box has not been emptied in the last couple of months, please drop it in to the presbytery as soon as you can. It will be emptied and returned to you. Thank you.


GIVE A REAL CHRISTMAS GIFT:

One Gift Card purchased for £10 buys a bag of maize in Zimbabwe for Brother Benjamin’s Feeding Project - it will feed a child-headed household or a group of orphans for a month! Cards can be purchased after all the weekend Masses.


SPUC COFFEE MORNING:

The SPUC coffee morning on 3November raised £330, many thanks to those who helped and supported the event.


THANKYOU from the Morris family

Liz Morris and family would like to thank all parishioners for their Mass cards and messages of condolence on the loss of Mike and £903 has been collected in his memory for the Multiple System Atrophy Trust. Thank you!


ZOE’S PLACE BABY HOSPICE:

The sum of £750 was collected. Thank you!


BOOKSHOP:

Christmas Cards, Advent Calendars and Gifts are on sale now!


CANCELLATION OF EXPLORING OUR FAITH SESSION:

Please note the Exploring Our Faith Session for Thursday19 December has been cancelled. The sessions will resume in January 2020. The Robert Barron Box Set may be borrowed from the office.


JUSTICE AND PEACE YOUTH GROUP:

The Justice and Peace youth group are holding a Table Sale in the New Year to raise money for our friends in Zimbabwe and for our older members who are going to Lourdes. Please will you save any unwanted Christmas gifts .Many thanks!


ADVENT RETREAT DAY:

On Saturday 7 December at Foxhill Retreat House, Frodsham WA6 6XB. The cost is £17.50 and to book email or on 0598756557. 

ADVENT RETREAT DAY 7TH DEC


CHRIST THE KING WALSINGHAM PILGRIMAGE

12-14 DECEMBER 2019: 

Full Pilgrimage Programme including Mass at the Shrine.  Friday Evening visit to the Thursford CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR.

To make a booking, please ring Christ the King parish office on 722 2231


WALSINGHAM PILGRIMAGE 2020:

Walsingham Pilgrimage 22-25 October 2020 with Our Lady of the Assumption parish. See the poster in the porch


MEDJUGORJE IRISH CENTRE PILGRIMAGES APRIL - OCT 2020:

7 Night Stay and Airport Shuttle service from Dubrovnik or Split for €266 per person sharing. Book any flight - any time and we provide guaranteed airport shuttle service.

Call for further info and book the dates that suit you. Tel. 020 3239 8662 or email .


USED POSTAGE STAMPS FOR THE MISSIONS:

Please put your used stamps in the box in the porch to support the Missions.


NEXT WEEK: Second Sunday of Advent, Year A

SVP CHRISTMAS COLLECTION:

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

BIDDING PRAYERS:  J. Britten                                                                                                       

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.

There will be an opportunity each week to donate to our local HCPT Group who is raising funds to take disadvantaged children to Lourdes next Easter.

Parish of Saint Mary (Woolton)Mary2

Church Road, Woolton, Liverpool L25 5JF. 
Tel: 0151-428-2256
E-mail:  Web: www.stmaryswoolton.org.uk 

 Served by the Redemptorists at Bishop Eton

Parish Priest: Father Timothy J Buckley 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

 

 

Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Universal King, Year C

23rd & 24thNovember 2019

 

Sat 23rd

 

OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST,

UNIVERSAL KING

YEAR C

Youth Sunday

Family Mass

5.30pm

Sharon O’Driscoll (A)

Sun 24th 9.00am

Neil Hughes (A)

11.00am

People of the Parish

Mon 25th

 

9.00 am

Fr Nicholas Broadbridge (LD)
Tue 26th 12 noon

Holy Souls

Wed 27th 12 noon

Requiem:

Arthur Campbell (RIP)
2.30pm

Requiem:

Denise Davies (RIP)
Thurs 28th

9.00am Christine O’H (Sp/Int)
Fri 29th

9.00am

Steve Ruane (LD)

Sat 30th 

St Andrew

12 noon Christopher Lowe (A)
Sun 1st

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

YEAR A

5.30pm Gillian Delaney (A)
9.00am

Vincent McAndrew (A)

11.00am People of the Parish

 

Confessions: Saturday 11.00am - 11.45am

Morning Prayer:   Monday & Friday 8.40am

Exposition and Benediction:  FRIDAY 6:00pm- 7:00pm

Please remember in your prayers all those who are sick:
Tom F, Pauline M,  Colette P, Geoff F, Paul W, Tom O'C, Ann L, Vivien S, Margaret M, Margaret P, Mary M, Mary B,  Vincent H, Joseph L, Dawn McG, Anna M, Lydia B, Margaret D, Antoinette L, Eileen N, Marie R,  Fr Gabriel C.Ss.R, Fr Tony C.Ss.R, Fr. Martin C.Ss.R, Kenny R, Michael W,  Sheila O’N, Peter G, Pat D, Anne McC, Rita C, Owen McD, Pat G-B, Karen R
Those who have recently died including
and those whose anniversaries occur about this time

FROM FR TIM

THE SOLEMNITY OF CHRIST THE KING:

This wonderful feast brings to an end the Church’s Liturgical Year and the focus is on our young people. Therefore, it is truly fitting that at the 11:00am Mass this Sunday our young people will be playing a significant part in the celebration along with members of staff and pupils from St Julie’s High School.


STATUE OF ST JULIE:

You will recall that during the summer we marked the 50th anniversary of the canonisation of St Julie and the celebrations included a pilgrimage to Rome with some 200 pupils and staff from Notre Dame Schools across the UK.
The special service took place in the Redemptorist church of Sant’Alfonso because of the close ties between the Notre Dame Sisters and the Redemptorists, dating back to their coming to England to work alongside the Redemptorists in the 1840s.
Now, as part of this commemoration and to further cement our relationship, the High School is giving us a statue of St Julie, which will be presented at the Mass this weekend. It seems fitting that it should sit near the icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour and so we will place it by the statue of St Joseph. We are having a plaque made to explain these links and we thank Mr Alderman (Head Teacher) and the School for this gift.

PROFESSIONAL HELP REQUIRED:

We are looking for some more help, especially over the weekends, to support the elderly confrères, whose disabilities are becoming more pronounced. Ideally, we are looking for people with a nursing background.

Thanks to those who have responded and if anyone else is interested, please let us know this week, preferably in writing, and we can get together and discuss how to further the process.


synod 2020 logo

THE SYNOD:

Please continue to put forward your ideas and please encourage those who have the special questionnaire for Catholics on the fringe to return them to us. Thank you. 

You can download an electronic copy of the questionnaire by clicking here.

 A reminder we are now considering the second focus that emerged from the consultation, namely “Sharing the mission of Jesus”. Once again we invite all who have something to contribute to place their thoughts and ideas in the Synod Box near the entrance to the Lady Chapel and our reps will process these.

The following video has some reflections on the theme of Sharing the Mission of Jesus

The questions we are asked to reflect on are 

    • How do we more effectively evangelise and lead people to a deeper relationship with Jesus?
    • How do we show the compassionate love of Jesus in our work for justice, peace, and the integrity of creation, in our acts of charity and our works of mercy?
    • How can the parish rise to the challenge of sharing the mission of Jesus?
    • How can we equip people to be the presence of Jesus at work, at home, and in the street?

SYNOD TALK 3: 

COMPLEX CATHOLICISM: DISCOVERING THE REALITY OF YOUNG CATHOLICS IN ENGLAND AND WALES.
At Hope University Chapel, L16 9JD on Monday 9 December. The speaker will be Stephen Davies who will use up to date research and will explore who the younger members of our Church are today. He will look at how we can reach out to young Catholics. We will hear the voice of young people speaking into the Church today.
 All are very welcome! 7:00pm tea/coffee. Talk starts 7:30pm and there will be optional night prayer at 9:00pm.  
SYNODtalk3

BLESSING OF THE ADVENT WREATH AT EACH MASS:

Families are being invited to light the Advent Wreath at each Mass instead of the altar servers. There is a sheet in the sacristy to sign up to light the candle.


PARISH COMMUNITY CELEBRATION:

This weekend, to mark National Youth Sunday we celebrate the young people in our parish and community and all the gifts and talents they share with us.

The theme for this year is ‘Significance’ taken from Christus Vivit, Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation to young people: “For him, you have worth; you are not insignificant. You are important to him, for you are the work of his hands. That is why he is concerned about you and looks to you with affection.” (Christus Vivit 115).

We will unite with all our young people through the prayers and readings of our Masses this weekend and remember them in our prayers. After the Family Mass at 11:00am, we will continue our celebrations in the hall with a ‘Pizza Party.’ All welcome!


SVP CHRISTMAS TOY APPEAL: 

There is a box in the porch, if you wish to donate an unwrapped toy this weekend the 23/ 24 November ‘Youth Sunday’ for needy children’. The toys will be given to NUGENT and distributed to the families.  No toys will be collected on Christmas Day


ST MARY’S – COMMUNITY THEATRE:

The next session is this Monday 25 November from 6:00pm- 7:30pm.


UCM MEETING:

Wednesday, 27 November at 12:30pm in the parish hall.  Looking forward to seeing UCM Members and any other ladies who would like to attend will be made very welcome.  Please bring your lunch.


KSC AND SPUC ROSARY CRUSADE:

The final Rosary for the unborn will be on Saturday 30 November before the 12noon Mass. The intention will be ’For all children whose lives have been lost to abortion.’


MOTHER TERESA CHRISTMAS FOOD COLLECTION:

Will be taken on the weekend 30 November/1 December for the Missionaries of Charity in Seel Street. It will be for non- perishable food, hats, scarves, gloves and socks. The SVP have ‘Cold Weather ‘boxes in the porch during the winter season for food and clothing for the homeless.


JUSTICE AND PEACE HOLYLAND CHRISTMAS CARDS:

St Mary’s have been twinned with St Joseph the Worker parish in Reneh, Israel. Cards will be sold at all the weekend Masses 30 November/1 December for 50p to cover the cost of postage.

You can learn more about the scheme by clicking here.


CHRISTMAS DAY MEAL AT ST MARY’S PARISH HALL: 

On Wednesday 25 December at 1:00pm-4:00pm. 

We invite those people who would otherwise be alone on Christmas Day to join our Christmas celebration. Anyone will be made welcome, irrespective of religion or income. 

If you would like to book a place, please call Anita on 07387 576741.

Also, any volunteer help would be gratefully received! Thank you.


APF RED MISSION BOXES:

If your red box has not been emptied in the last couple of months, please drop it in to the presbytery as soon as you can. It will be emptied and returned to you. Thank you.


SFX CHRISTMAS FAMILY BINGO:

Sunday 24 November at 2:30pm – 4:00pm. All welcome.


GIVE A REAL CHRISTMAS GIFT:

One Gift Card purchased for £10 buys a bag of maize in Zimbabwe for Brother Benjamin’s Feeding Project - it will feed a child-headed household or a group of orphans for a month! Cards can be purchased after all the weekend Masses.


BOOKSHOP:

Christmas Cards, Advent Calendars and Gifts are on sale now!


CANCELLATION OF EXPLORING OUR FAITH SESSION:

Please note the Exploring Our Faith Session for Thursday19 December has been cancelled. The sessions will resume in January 2020. The Robert Barron Box Set made be borrowed from the office.


CHRIST THE KING WALSINGHAM PILGRIMAGE 12-14 DECEMBER 2019:  

Full Pilgrimage Programme including Mass at the Shrine.  Friday Evening visit to the Thursford CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR. To make a booking, please ring the parish office on 722 2231.

USED POSTAGE STAMPS FOR THE MISSIONS:

Please put your used stamps in the box in the porch to support the Missions.

ANIMATE: There will be a retiring collection after all the Masses this weekend. Gift Aid envelopes are available.

NEXT WEEK: First Sunday of Advent, Year A

BIDDING PRAYERS:  M. Lowe. 

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.

There will be an opportunity each week to make a donation to our local HCPT Group who is raising funds to take disadvantaged children to Lourdes next Easter.

Parish of Saint Mary (Woolton)Mary2

Church Road, Woolton, Liverpool L25 5JF. 
Tel: 0151-428-2256
E-mail:  Web: www.stmaryswoolton.org.uk 

 Served by the Redemptorists at Bishop Eton

Parish Priest: Father Timothy J Buckley 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

 

 

Thirty Third Sunday of Ordinary Time Year C

16th & 17thNovember 2019

 

Sat 16th

 

THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME

 YEAR C

World Day of the Poor

5.30pm

George Flattery (B/A)

Sun 17th 9.00am

People of the Parish

11.00am

John Mohan (A)

Mon 18th

 

9.00 am

Werner Maria Ritgen (LD)
Tue 20th 12 noon

Michael Morris (LD)

Wed 21st Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary 12 noon Cec & Paula Burke (RIP)
Thurs 22nd

St Cecilia

9.00am Gerard Carrick (A)
Fri 23rd

12 noon

Requiem:

Gerry McBride (RIP)
Sat 24th 

12 noon Edward & Catherine Seddon (A)
Sun 25th

OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST,

UNIVERSAL KING

 YEAR C

Youth Sunday

Family Mass

5.30pm Sharon O’Driscoll (A)
9.00am

Neil Hughes (A)

11.00am People of the Parish

 

Confessions: Saturday 11.00am - 11.45am

Morning Prayer:   Monday  8.40am

Exposition and Benediction:  THURSDAY 6:00pm- 7:00pm

Please remember in your prayers all those who are sick:
Tom F, Pauline M,  Colette P, Geoff F, Paul W, Tom O'C, Ann L, Vivien S, Margaret M, Margaret P, Mary M, Mary B,  Vincent H, Joseph L, Dawn McG, Anna M, Lydia B, Margaret D, Antoinette L, Eileen N, Marie R,  Fr Gabriel C.Ss.R, Fr Tony C.Ss.R, Fr. Martin C.Ss.R, Kenny R, Michael W,  Sheila O’N, Peter G, Pat D, Anne McC, Rita C, Owen McD, Pat G-B, Karen R
Those who have recently died including

Arthur Campbell,   

Vincent O’Reilly ,Margaret Fennell and Isla McVeigh-Cookson

and those whose anniversaries occur about this time

FROM FR TIM

synod 2020 logoTHE SYNOD:

We are now encouraged to be considering the second focus that emerged from the consultation, namely “Sharing the mission of Jesus”. Once again we invite all who have something to contribute to place their thoughts and ideas in the Synod Box near the entrance to the Lady Chapel and our reps will process these.
The following video has some reflections on the theme of Sharing the Mission of Jesus
The questions we are asked to reflect on are 
      • How do we more effectively evangelise and lead people to a deeper relationship with Jesus?
      • How do we show the compassionate love of Jesus in our work for justice, peace, and the integrity of creation, in our acts of charity and our works of mercy?
      • How can the parish rise to the challenge of sharing the mission of Jesus?
      • How can we equip people to be the presence of Jesus at work, at home, and in the street?

synod 2020 logo

A NEW INITIATIVE:

However, we are also suggesting that our two parishes make a unique contribution to the work of the SYNOD.

It is not clear that we have yet reached out successfully to those who do not come to church, and yet if the SYNOD is to be properly informed we must hear what they have to say.

Accordingly, Fr Michael Henesy has prepared a simple questionnaire, which is available at the back of the church this weekend. If you have members of your family or friends who might be willing to complete this, please take these forms and invite them to consider responding.

Please make sure they realise that this is entirely a non- judgemental exercise and to be done anonymously.

If you would like to download an electronic copy click here

We suggest they place the completed forms in a marked envelope and either return through you or directly to the presbytery. THANK YOU.


DEACONS PREACHING:

Deacon John Keeley is preaching at all the Masses this weekend as part of the deacon swap programme.
Also for the first time Deacon Gergely Juhasz will give the homily at all the Masses in Bishop Eton.
At the same time Fr Andrew and I will be covering the Foreign Mission Appeal for Zimbabwe in Our Lady and St Gregory, Lydiate, this weekend. Just a further reminder of the ever increasing commitments we have at the moment.

THE FUNERAL OF GERRY MCBRIDE:

Will take place this Friday at noon. Gerry was a highly respected Head Teacher of our Primary School and a faithful member of our parish community. May he rest in peace.


PROFESSIONAL HELP REQUIRED:

We are looking for some more help, especially over the weekends, to support the elderly confrères, whose disabilities are becoming more pronounced. Ideally we are looking for people with a nursing background.

Anyone interested, please contact Fr Tim or Fr Andrew and we can discuss the matter, including the requisite recompense.


synod 2020 logoSYNOD:

This Sunday 17 November is the final day for submitting Proposals on this first Theme via this link on the Synod website:

https://synod2020.co.uk/themes/proposals/vocations


CAR PARK TARMAC REMEDIAL WORK:

Please note: From Wednesday 20 November there will be some disruption in the car park due to tarmac improvement work in the main car park area and the drive.

Please bear with us during this much needed improvement work. Thank you!


PARISH LUNCH CLUB:

This Wednesday 20 November at 12:30pm in the parish hall. Please sign the list in the porch.


CANCELLATION OF EXPLORING OUR FAITH SESSIONS:

Please note the Exploring Our Faith Sessions scheduled for 21 November and 19 December have been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

The Pastoral Team apologise for any inconvenience caused and will resume the sessions in January 2020.

The Robert Barron Box Set made be borrowed from the by contacting the parish office.


EXPOSITION AND BENEDICTION:

Exposition and Benediction will be held on Thursday 21 November from 6:00pm-700pm instead of Friday this week.


CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

- DEMENTIA FRIENDLY AFTERNOON TEA AND SINGALONG:

Our Christmas Special Dementia Friendly Afternoon Tea and Singalong  take place s this Friday 22 November from 2:00-4:00pm and it will be a wonderful Christmas Special with singing and dancing, raffles, prizes and lots of good fun.

All are welcome especially those living with Dementia and their carers.

CHRISTMAS AFTERNOON TEA 2019 2 1


ST MARY’S – COMMUNITY THEATRE:

The next session is Monday 25 November from 6:00pm- 7:30pm.


SPACE TO BE SERVICE:

You are invited to “Space To Be Service” which will take place at 12 noon on Saturday 23 November 2019 (International Survivors of Suicide Loss day) in St Matthew’s RC Church, Townsend Avenue, L13 9DL.
The service is open to people of all religions and none; we particularly welcome those bereaved by suicide as well as those who are, or have been suicidal.
The service will include testimonies from Fr Conor Stainton-Polland and 4 guest speakers.
We would encourage you to stay for refreshments, which will be served afterwards. If you require.

WHY WE NEED MORE DEACONS:

Archbishop Malcolm will host an evening for men who may be wondering if they are being called to be deacons and what the formation involves.
The event will take place on Tuesday 19 November 2019 7:30-9:00pm at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Community Room, Croxteth L11 9AZ. Wives, priests and deacons are also welcome. 

PARISH COMMUNITY CELEBRATION:

On 24 November we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King and traditionally it is Youth Sunday.

At the 11:00am Mass we will be celebrating both Christ the King and Youth Sunday. 

We welcome volunteers to welcome, read and do the offertory. We particularly welcome young people to join our celebration. If you would like to participate please sign the notice at the back of the church, email  or phone Tricia on 07711702334.

We will continue our celebrations in the hall afterwards with a pizza party. So please do come along and join your parish community for this celebration before the start of Advent!


ST JULIE STATUE:

A statue of St Julie will be presented to the parish at the 11:00am Mass on the 24 November 2019.


CHRIST THE KING WALSINGHAM PILGRIMAGE 2019:  

Christ the King and Our Lady’s Parish have spaces to spare on their annual pilgrimage to Walsingham on Thursday 12 December -Saturday 14 December.

Itinery

Depart: Thursday 12th December Return: Saturday 14th December

Accommodation: two nights accommodations including breakfast, lunch and evening meals at the R.C. National Shrine Pilgrim Bureau This is hostel accommodation with plenty of toilets/showers/ baths - please bring a towel

Thursday: Travel to Walsingham (please bring packed lunch)

Christmas Dinner Friday:

Full Pilgrimage Programme Mass at the Shrine Friday Evening: A visit to Thursford to see the Christmas Spectacular ‘Ultimate Christmas Musical Experience’ (which is included in the cost)

Saturday: Breakfast—travel home Cost: Twin En-suite - £182.00 person Single Standard - £170.00 per person If you would like to make a booking, please ring Christ the King Parish Office on 722 2231.


GIVE A REAL CHRISTMAS GIFT:

One Gift Card purchased for £10 buys a bag of maize in Zimbabwe for Brother Benjamin’s Feeding Project - it will feed a child-headed household or a group of orphans for a month!


MOTHER TERESA CHRISTMAS FOOD COLLECTION:

Will be taken on the weekend 30 November/1 December for the Missionaries of Charity in Seel Street. It will be for non- perishable food, hats, scarves, gloves and socks. The SVP have ‘Cold Weather ‘boxes in the porch during the winter season for food and clothing for the homeless.


BOOKSHOP:

Christmas Cards, Advent Calendars and Gifts are on sale now!


USED POSTAGE STAMPS FOR THE MISSIONS:

Please put your used stamps in the box in the porch to support the Missions.
NEXT WEEK: Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Universal King, Year C
ANIMATE: There will be a retiring collection after all the Masses next weekend.
BIDDING PRAYERS:  C.Waters       
                                                                              
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.

There will be an opportunity each week to make a donation to our local HCPT Group who is raising funds to take disadvantaged children to Lourdes next Easter.

Parish of Saint Mary (Woolton)Mary2

Church Road, Woolton, Liverpool L25 5JF. 
Tel: 0151-428-2256
E-mail:  Web: www.stmaryswoolton.org.uk 

 Served by the Redemptorists at Bishop Eton

Parish Priest: Father Timothy J Buckley 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

 

 

Thirty Second Sunday of Ordinary Time Year C

 9th & 10thNovember 2019

 

Sat 9th

 

THIRTY-SECOND SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME

 YEAR C

Remembrance Sunday

5.30pm

People of the Parish

Sun 10th 9.00am

Stephen Flattery(A)

11.00am

For Those Who Have

Died In War

Mon 11th

St Martin of Tours

9.00 am

Avis Carrick (A)
Tue 12th St Josaphat 12 noon

Douglas Newbold (B/A)

Wed 13th 12 noon Thomas & Teresa Byrne (A)
Thurs 14th

9.00am 39 Lorry People (RIP)
Fri 15th

9.00am Claire Kelgrim (RIP)
Sat 16th 

12 noon Philomena Jones (RIP)
Sun 17th

THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME

 YEAR C

World Day of the Poor

5.30pm George Flattery (B/A)
9.00am

People of the Parish

11.00am John Mohan (A)

 

Confessions: Saturday 11.00am - 11.45am

Morning Prayer:   Monday & Friday 8.40am

Exposition and Benediction:  Friday 6:00pm- 7:00pm

Please remember in your prayers all those who are sick:
Tom F, Pauline M, Arthur C, Colette P, Geoff F, Paul W, Tom O'C, Ann L, Vivien S, Margaret M, Margaret P, Mary M, Mary B,  Vincent H, Joseph L, Dawn McG, Anna M, Lydia B, Margaret D, Antoinette L, Eileen N, Marie R,  Fr Gabriel C.Ss.R, Fr Tony C.Ss.R, Fr. Martin C.Ss.R, Kenny R, Michael W,  Sheila O’N, Peter G, Pat D, Anne McC, Rita C, Owen McD, Pat G-B, Karen R
Those who have recently died including

and those whose anniversaries occur about this time

Funeral Service this week:  This Thursday 14 November at 12noon for Francis Concannon (RIP).

FROM FR TIM

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY:

We will mark Remembrance Sunday with our usual service by the War Memorials in our two parishes. They are a constant reminder to us of the horror of war and the perennial need to strive for reconciliation and peace, beginning in our own homes and communities.

(The following prayer was written last year to commemorate the end of world war I)

Remembrance Sunday

PILGRIMAGE TO ASSISI AND ROME:

Our pilgrimage was a wonderful experience. It is hard to think of how it might have been bettered. Lorna, our guide, was knowledgeable and wise, knowing when to speak and when to leave us to our own thoughts and prayers. We covered an enormous amount of ground in both cities, and somehow the older pilgrims coped with it all and seemed game for more. At the same time the younger members of the party – and there were many of them – impressed me with their enthusiasm and their attentiveness to the needs of the elderly.
Even the weather was kind to us, in spite of some doubtful forecasts.
The one thing which struck me most forcefully was that in every generation it is a challenge to strike the right balance. St Francis literally stripped off and demonstrated how to live simply. He was an inspiration to everyone, so much so that within two years of his death, he was being canonised and great basilicas were being constructed in his memory. Yet, there is the rub. The very word basilica takes us back to the Roman Empire and the exercise of power. Pope Francis has taken his name to try and inspire us today to return to a simpler way of being Church and our coming SYNOD is an opportunity for us to think it through in our own time and place.

 


synod 2020 logo THE SYNOD:

I continue to urge you to respond to the request to contribute to the dialogue in preparation for the Synod. There is a box in each of our churches for you to share your thoughts.

We are moving now from “All called and gifted by God” to “Sharing the mission of Jesus”.

The following video has some reflections on the theme of Sharing the Mission of Jesus

The questions we are asked to reflect on are 

    • How do we more effectively evangelise and lead people to a deeper relationship with Jesus?
    • How do we show the compassionate love of Jesus in our work for justice, peace, and the integrity of creation, in our acts of charity and our works of mercy?
    • How can the parish rise to the challenge of sharing the mission of Jesus?
    • How can we equip people to be the presence of Jesus at work, at home, and in the street?

However, Fr Michael Henesy has once more come up with what I think is an inspired idea, which may enable our two parishes to make a unique contribution to the work of the Synod. We will share this with you next Sunday.


SYNOD TALK 2:

The next Synod talk is this Monday 11 November

on FAITH & THEOLOGY IN LATER LIFE

in Hope Chapel, Hope University, L16 9JD.

Speaker: Dr Ros Stuart-Buttle.

The listening process surfaced many different voices of those in later life. Ros will help people to see how we can look at the past, live in the present and gaze into the future. To be hopeful in changing times and how we can try and navigate faith issues with children and grandchildren. All, of whatever age are very welcome! 7:00pm tea/coffee, 7:30pm Talk with Optional Night Prayer at 9:00pm.

Please email or ring the Synod Office for advice if you need assistance with mobility. 486 1206

SYNODTALKS


ZOE’S PLACE BABY HOSPICE:

Archbishop Malcolm has asked us to have a retiring collection for Zoe’s Place which was the first baby hospice in the world, something for Liverpool to be proud of. All the children require one-to-one nursing which is provided free. The hospice is currently facing severe financial challenges. The collection is this weekend.


LITURGY GROUP:

There will be a meeting in the parish hall this Sunday 10 November at 12:15 to discuss liturgy for the Christmas season. Please do come along and help prepare for Advent, Christmas and Christian Unity Week.


ST MARY’S AND BISHOP ETON WOMEN’S GROUP: 

This Tuesday 12 November at 12:30pm in the Fisher-More hall.

Ann Connor will speak about her fascinating journey ‘From Childwall to Whitehall’. Please bring a packed lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided.


UCM MEETING:

The next UCM meeting takes place on Wednesday 13 November at 12:30pm in the parish hall. Looking forward to seeing UCM Members and any other ladies who would like to attend would be made very welcome. Please bring a packed lunch.


J&PYG:

The  Justice and Peace Youth Group meet this Friday in the parish hall at 6:30pm-8:30pm.


SONGS FROM THE SHOWS:

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Friday 15 November at 7:30pm in the Fisher More Hall, Bishop Eton. Tickets are £12.50 and include a hot supper available from Jean on 722 9833 or Cath on 07702976548. All proceeds in aid of Street Child Africa with Chance for Childhood."


LIVERPOOL ARCHDIOCESE CAFOD MEMORIAL MASS:

A CAFOD Memorial Mass will be held on Sunday 17 November at 11:00 am at Our Lady of Compassion, School Lane, Formby, L37 3LW. Refreshments will be served after Mass. All welcome.

CAFODMemorial Mass 2019


SPACE TO BE SERVICE:

You are invited to “Space To Be Service” which will take place at 12 noon on Saturday 23 November 2019 (International Survivors of Suicide Loss day) in St Matthew’s RC Church, Townsend Avenue, L13 9DL.

The service is open to people of all religions and none; we particularly welcome those bereaved by suicide as well as those who are, or have been suicidal.

The service will include testimonies from Fr Conor Stainton-Polland and 4 guest speakers.

We would encourage you to stay for refreshments, which will be served afterwards. If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact:


WHY WE NEED MORE DEACONS:

Archbishop Malcolm will host an evening for men who may be wondering if they are being called to be deacons and what the formation involves.

The event will take place on Tuesday 19 November 2019 7:30-9:00pm at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Community Room, Croxteth L11 9AZ. Wives, priests and deacons are also welcome. 


CHRISTMAS SPECIAL - DEMENTIA FRIENDLY AFTERNOON TEA AND SINGALONG:

The Christmas special afternoon tea and singalong will take place s on Friday 22 November from 2:00-4:00pm. It will be a wonderful Christmas Special with singing and dancing, raffles, prizes and lots of good fun. All welcome, especially those living with Dementia and their carers.

Dementia friendly


PARISH COMMUNITY CELEBRATION:

On 24 November we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King and traditionally it is Youth Sunday.

At the 11:00am Mass we will be celebrating both Christ the King and Youth Sunday. 

We welcome volunteers to welcome, read and do the offertory. We particularly welcome young people to join our celebration. If you would like to participate please sign the notice at the back of the church, email or phone Tricia on 07711702334.

We will continue our celebrations in the hall afterwards with a pizza party. So please do come along and join your parish community for this celebration before the start of Advent!

SVP CHRISTMAS TOY APPEAL: 

There will be a box in the porch, if you wish to donate an unwrapped toy on the weekend of the 23/ 24 November Youth Sundayfor needy children’ The toys will be given to NUGENT and distributed to the  families.


ST JULIE STATUE:

A statue of St Julie will be presented to the parish at the 11:00am Mass on the 24 November 2019.


CHRIST THE KING WALSINGHAM PILGRIMAGE 2019:  

Christ the King and Our Lady’s Parish have spaces to spare on their annual pilgrimage to Walsingham on Thursday 12 December -Saturday 14 December.

Itinery

Depart: Thursday 12th December Return: Saturday 14th December

Accommodation: two nights accommodations including breakfast, lunch and evening meals at the R.C. National Shrine Pilgrim Bureau This is hostel accommodation with plenty of toilets/showers/ baths - please bring a towel

Thursday: Travel to Walsingham (please bring packed lunch)

Christmas Dinner Friday:

Full Pilgrimage Programme Mass at the Shrine Friday Evening: A visit to Thursford to see the Christmas Spectacular ‘Ultimate Christmas Musical Experience’ (which is included in the cost)

Saturday: Breakfast—travel home Cost: Twin En-suite - £182.00 person Single Standard - £170.00 per person If you would like to make a booking, please ring Christ the King Parish Office on 722 2231..


GIVE A REAL CHRISTMAS GIFT:

One Gift Card purchased for £10 buys a bag of maize in Zimbabwe for Brother Benjamin’s Feeding Project - it will feed a child-headed household or a group of orphans for a month!


MOTHER TERESA CHRISTMAS FOOD COLLECTION:

Will be taken on the weekend 30 November/1 December for the Missionaries of Charity in Seel Street. It will be for non- perishable food, hats, scarves, gloves and socks. The SVP have ‘Cold Weather ‘boxes in the porch during the winter season for food and clothing for the homeless.


KSC ANNUAL SPONSORED WALK:

The recent walk has so far raised £7000 with donations still coming in. Thanks again to all who supported the two worthy causes. The final amount will be given as soon as possible.

BOOKSHOP:

Christmas Cards, Advent Calendars and Gifts are on sale now!

NEXT WEEK: Thirty-Third Sunday of Ordinary Time Year C

ZOE’S PLACE BABY HOSPICE: There will be a retiring collection after all the Masses this weekend.

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.

There will be an opportunity each week to make a donation to our local HCPT Group who is raising funds to take disadvantaged children to Lourdes next Easter.