News Letters

Parish of Saint Mary (Woolton)Mary2

Served by the Redemptorists at Bishop Eton

Liverpool Roman Catholic Archdiocesan Trustees

Incorporated— charity number 232709

Church Road, Woolton, Liverpool L25 5JF. 
Tel: 0151-428-2256
E-mail:  
Twitter: @stmarywoolton 
Parish Priest: Father Timothy J Buckley C.Ss.R. 

Bishop Eton:  0151-722-1108

Deacon: Rev Bernard Rigby

Parish Administrator: Ann O’Neill
 

4th & 5th JULY 2020

14th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Sat 4th

14th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Sun 5th
Mon 6th

ST MARIA GORETTI, VIRGIN, MARTYR  

Tue 7th

Wed 8th
Thurs 9th

ST AUGUSTINE ZHAO RONG

& COMPANIONS, MARTYRS

Fri 10th

 

Sat 11th ST BENEDICT, ABBOT, CO-PATRON OF EUROPE
Sun 12th

15th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Fr Tim and

the Redemptorist Community

will be celebrating Mass

for your intentions

on a daily basis. 

Please see ‘Mass Intentions’  below and follow link for names 

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

Dorothy Lee RIP, Patricia Ord RIP,Michael McLouhglin RIP

and those whose anniversaries occur about this time

 Funerals this week: Monday 6 July: Dorothy Lee, RIP; Patricia Ord, RIP.

FROM FR TIM

MASS AND SERVICES IN CHURCH:

I am hoping that as many people as possible will have access to the message I recorded on Thursday afternoon about the gradual return to the use of our churches for Mass and the Sacraments as well as Funerals and Weddings with limited numbers and without the celebration of Requiem or Nuptial Masses. You can find my recorded message below  

 

The sentence above provides a stark reminder that we are not returning to anything remotely approaching the situation we had to abandon when our churches were last open for public worship in the middle of March.
Archbishop Malcolm has issued stringent guidelines, to which we will have to adhere including the wearing of facemasks, which may be lowered to receive Holy Communion.

You can read the guidelines for the cautious opening of churches by clicking here 

Additional guidelines on the celebration of confession can be read by clicking here

The Archdiocese has provided a guide as to what to expect when you attend Mass can be found at www.liverpoolcatholicresources.com and select Cautious Reopening of Churches – What to Expect. 

In view of the fact that there is much to reflect on and digest, I hope you agree with me and our parish teams that we should approach this development with great caution. In that way we can ensure that we have put contingency plans in place that will enable us to implement any new programmes, confident that we can keep one another safe and avoid friction and upset.

ACCORDINGLY, WE NEED MANY VOLUNTEERS TO HELP TO KEEP THE CHURCHES CLEAN AND ACT AS STEWARDS ON EACH OCCASION. IF YOU ARE ABLE TO VOLUNTEER, PLEASE SEND AN E-MAIL TO THE PARISH OFFICE INLCUDING YOUR NAME AND TELEPHONE NUMBER. THANK YOU.

For the coming week, Bishop Eton will be open for private prayer on Monday and Friday afternoons between 2 and 5pm as for the past two weeks. During the following week we hope to have St Mary’s open for some periods of private prayer and introduce the first public Masses at Bishop Eton. Information about how we intend to proceed thereafter will be published each weekend. Archbishop Malcolm stresses the fact that the Sunday obligation has not been re-instated and that we encourage you to consider gathering on a weekday, rather than a Saturday evening or Sunday, to release pressure on weekend Masses!  

PLEASE NOTE - I WILL CONTINUE TO RECORD MASS EVERY WEEKEND UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.


synod 2020 logoA NOTE FROM YOUR PARISH SYNOD REP: 

Please be assured Synod 2020-2021 is not being forgotten! However, not surprisingly we are having to post-pone the final meetings until June 2021. There is a new timetable, which will be made public soon.

In the meantime, as so much has happened during these past months and people no doubt have many new thoughts and ideas about how the Church should respond to these changes, the Synod team have re-opened the website for any new proposals that anyone wants to submit. Our discussions as a Parish of all gathered ideas will resume in October-December 2020.  

Thank you for your contributions to date. Pauline Volk, St Mary’s Synod Rep


MASS INTENTIONS

Requests for Mass intentions can be e-mailed to the parish office. All Masses will be said privately at Bishop Eton by the confreres but listed on the website under ‘Mass Intentions.’ Any stipends/donations can be sent in once the parish office is open.  You can find a list of Mass Intentions on the parish website or by following this link:

NEW DEMENTIA FRIENDLY INTERNET RADIO STATION:

A new internet radio station has been launched for people living with dementia and their carers. There’s five different eras of music to select from with no adverts whatsoever! You can access the website at: www.m4dradio.com Enjoy!


HYMN FOR THE DAY:

The Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland have developed an initiative offering a hymn for every day throughout July to brighten your life. Full lyrics and reflections and sometimes a video can be found by following this link from next Wednesday 1 July.  https://hymnsocietygbi.org.uk/resources/hymn-for-the-day/ 


BUYING ONLINE:

If you are ordering online during or after lockdown, why not find a website that contributes to charities when you order? The following link has a few you might want to consider: http://www.stmaryswoolton.org.uk/featured-articles/2336-buying-online-suggestions


THE READER –

ACTIVITIES AND CONNECTION FOR SOCIALLY ISOLATED COMMUNITY MEMBERS:

Sharing stories and poems over the phone. Could you or someone you know benefit from a friendly chat on the phone during lockdown? Call 0151 729 2250 between 10am-4pm Monday-Friday or e-mail: and quote Finding Connection.

For more details please visit: thereader.org.uk 

If calling for a friend, please ask their permission first.

Finding Connection


A MESSAGE FROM THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSE

AND CATHOLIC TIMES TO ALL OUR READERS:

At the moment you are unable to collect your paper at Mass, but you can get it delivered direct to your home every week, POST FREE.  

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Please go to www.thecatholicuniverse.com or call them on 0161 820 5722 and they will arrange for you. SPECIAL OFFER 3 MONTHS: £18.00 or 12 MONTHS: £72.00.  N.B. These two publications have now merged to become one title.


GIVING DURING LOCKDOWN:

All options for alternative ways of giving can be found on the website or by following this link:  http://www.stmaryswoolton.org.uk/featured-articles/2108-parish-funding-during-the-coronavirus-lockdown


SOCIAL MEDIA UPDATES:

Please find our e-mail and social media addresses on the header of this newsletter. Lots more information available on the Archdiocesan website: https://www.liverpoolcatholicresources.com 
Please do consider having a look and see what is available to you to support you during this time. If you have any suggestions of how we can reach out to people of all ages do let us know.

Parish of Saint Mary (Woolton)Mary2

Served by the Redemptorists at Bishop Eton

Liverpool Roman Catholic Archdiocesan Trustees

Incorporated— charity number 232709

Church Road, Woolton, Liverpool L25 5JF. 
Tel: 0151-428-2256
E-mail:  
Twitter: @stmarywoolton 
Parish Priest: Father Timothy J Buckley C.Ss.R. 

Bishop Eton:  0151-722-1108

Deacon: Rev Bernard Rigby

Parish Administrator: Ann O’Neill
 

SAINTS PETER AND PAUL, APOSTLES (Year A)

27th & 28th June 2020

Sat 27th

SAINTS PETER AND PAUL, APOSTLES

Sun 28th
Mon 29th

 

Tue 30th

Wed 1st ST OLIVER PLUNKET, BISHOP, MARTYR
Thurs 2nd

Fri 3rd

ST THOMAS, APOSTLE

Sat 4th
Sun 5th

14th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Fr Tim and

the Redemptorist Community

will be celebrating Mass

for your intentions

on a daily basis. 

Please see ‘Mass Intentions’  below and follow link for names 

Please remember in your prayers all those who are sick:
Helen B-C, Pauline M,  Colette P, Geoff F, Paul W, Ann L, Vivien S, Margaret M, Margaret P, Mary M,  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, Pat D, Anne McC, Rita C, Owen McD, Pat G-B, Mary K,  Pauline P, Shelagh P, John Morgan and Fr Andrew C.Ss.R
Those who have recently died including

Fr Tony Johnson C.Ss.R RIP, Michael McLouhglin RIP,  Dorothy Lee RIP

and those whose anniversaries occur about this time

FROM FR TIM

SOLEMNITY OF SS PETER AND PAUL:

Today we give thanks to God for these great pillars of the early Church, both martyred in Rome in the middle of the First Century.


FR ANTHONY JOHNSON CSsR RIP

Fr JohnsonFR ANTHONY JOHNSON CSsR died peacefully on Friday morning (26thJune) in the Royal Liverpool Hospital.
Fr Tony was born in December 1933 and did his National Service with the RAF in the military police. He was professed as a Redemptorist in 1957 and ordained to the priesthood in 1964. He was part of a vibrant School Mission Team based in Bishop Eton during the 1960s and then was appointed Novice Master in 1970. Unfortunately, he was involved in a very serious road accident in 1971 and was in a coma for over a week. He recovered sufficiently to be able fulfil supportive roles in different communities and in later years worked among the homeless in our Centre in Clapham, the Ace of Clubs.
He has enjoyed his final years in retirement here at Bishop Eton. We are greatly indebted to the staff of the Royal Liverpool Hospital and Church View Care Home, where he has received loving care and attention during the past few months. In spite of many health issues, he remained amiable and uncomplaining and he will be greatly missed. May he now rest in peace.

THE FORTHCOMING OPENING OF CHURCHES: 
You will have noted that the Government has given the go-ahead for churches to be re-opened for public worship from Monday, 6 July.  However, it is important to be aware that, as with all other permissions for schools, shops, hotels etcetera, this permission may only be implemented after all the risk assessments have been done and all the safety measures are in place.

THEREFORE WE WILL NOT BE RETURNING TO LIFE AS IT WAS THREE AND A HALF MONTHS AGO.

I will be meeting this week with the other clergy of the Pastoral Area to determine how we should approach this next phase in the process of coming out of ‘lock down’ and hope to have more information next weekend. For now, may I make the following important points:

1. For now the Sunday Mass obligation is not being reintroduced.
2. Accordingly, I anticipate continuing with the streamed Mass each weekend.
3. Sunday and Weekday Masses will be limited and the churches will have a considerably reduced capacity, so people may be disappointed. This will call for great patience and understanding on the part of everyone.
4. Other services and sacraments will be available, but again it is going to take time to re-organise the programme of baptisms, weddings and First Communions, so I beg again for patience and understanding.
5. Churches may be used for funerals services, but there will be no Requiem Masses for the time being.
6. With Fr Andrew Burns (Rector) having to undergo a lengthy period of cancer treatment, I anticipate that for the most part, I will be shouldering responsibility for everything in both Bishop Eton and St Mary’s. We will need to look after one another and avoid unnecessary stress.

Let’s renew our trust in the Lord and ask the prayers of our Lady of Perpetual Succour as we calmly work our way through the coming weeks. And remember the great phrase of the mystic, Mother Julian of Norwich: “ALL WILL BE WELL.”


MASS INTENTIONS

Requests for Mass intentions can be e-mailed to the parish office. All Masses will be said privately by the confreres but listed on the website under ‘Mass Intentions.’ Any stipends/donations can be sent in once the parish office is open.  You can find a list of Mass Intentions on the parish website or by following this link:

NEW DEMENTIA FRIENDLY INTERNET RADIO STATION:

A new internet radio station has been launched for people living with dementia and their carers. There’s five different eras of music to select from with no adverts whatsoever! You can access the website at: www.m4dradio.com Enjoy!


HYMN FOR THE DAY:

The Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland have developed an initiative offering a hymn for every day throughout July to brighten your life. Full lyrics and reflections and sometimes a video can be found by following this link from next Wednesday 1 July.  https://hymnsocietygbi.org.uk/resources/hymn-for-the-day/ 


BUYING ONLINE:

If you are ordering online during or after lockdown, why not find a website that contributes to charities when you order? The following link has a few you might want to consider: http://www.stmaryswoolton.org.uk/featured-articles/2336-buying-online-suggestions


THE READER –

ACTIVITIES AND CONNECTION FOR SOCIALLY ISOLATED COMMUNITY MEMBERS:

Sharing stories and poems over the phone. Could you or someone you know benefit from a friendly chat on the phone during lockdown? Call 0151 729 2250 between 10am-4pm Monday-Friday or e-mail: and quote Finding Connection.

For more details please visit: thereader.org.uk 

If calling for a friend, please ask their permission first.

Finding Connection


RESTORED LIVES –RECOVERY FOR THE DIVORCED OR SEPARATED: 

Restored lives are delivering their summer training conference online via Zoom on Friday 3 July. The Restored Lives Programme is used by the archdiocese and Maureen O’Brien explains that this is an ideal opportunity for anyone in the Catholic Church to come and find out more about the course and what’s involved in setting one up both online and in person.

You can find more details and tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/restored-lives-training-day-2020-tickets-94840330983


A MESSAGE FROM THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSE

AND CATHOLIC TIMES TO ALL OUR READERS:

At the moment you are unable to collect your paper at Mass, but you can get it delivered direct to your home every week, POST FREE.  

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Please go to www.thecatholicuniverse.com or call them on 0161 820 5722 and they will arrange for you. SPECIAL OFFER 3 MONTHS: £18.00 or 12 MONTHS: £72.00.  N.B. These two publications have now merged to become one title.


GIVING DURING LOCKDOWN:

All options for alternative ways of giving can be found on the website or by following this link:  http://www.stmaryswoolton.org.uk/featured-articles/2108-parish-funding-during-the-coronavirus-lockdown


SOCIAL MEDIA UPDATES:

Please find our e-mail and social media addresses on the header of this newsletter. Lots more information available on the Archdiocesan website: https://www.liverpoolcatholicresources.com 
Please do consider having a look and see what is available to you to support you during this time. If you have any suggestions of how we can reach out to people of all ages do let us know.

Parish of Saint Mary (Woolton)Mary2

Served by the Redemptorists at Bishop Eton

Liverpool Roman Catholic Archdiocesan Trustees

Incorporated— charity number 232709

Church Road, Woolton, Liverpool L25 5JF. 
Tel: 0151-428-2256
E-mail:  
Twitter: @stmarywoolton 
Parish Priest: Father Timothy J Buckley C.Ss.R. 

Bishop Eton:  0151-722-1108

Deacon: Rev Bernard Rigby

Parish Administrator: Ann O’Neill
 

12th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Year A)

20th & 21st June 2020 

Sat 20th

12th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Sun 21st
Mon 22nd

SAINTS JOHN FISHER, BISHOP AND

THOMAS MORE, MARTYRS
Tue 23rd

Wed 24th THE BIRTHDAY OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST
Thurs 25th

Fri 26th

Sat 27th OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP
Sun 28th

SAINTS PETER AND PAUL, APOSTLES

Fr Tim and

the Redemptorist Community

will be celebrating Mass

for your intentions

on a daily basis. 

Please see ‘Mass Intentions’  below and follow link for names 

Please remember in your prayers all those who are sick:
Helen B-C, Pauline M,  Colette P, Geoff F, Paul W, Ann L, Vivien S, Margaret M, Margaret P, Mary M,  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, Pat D, Anne McC, Rita C, Owen McD, Pat G-B, Mary K,  Pauline P, Shelagh P and John Morgan
Those who have recently died including

Anthony (Andy) Rylands RIP, Frances Reid RIP

and those whose anniversaries occur about this time

Funerals this week:  

Monday 22 June: Frances Reid

Thursday 25 June: Anthony (Andy) Rylands

FROM FR TIM

KEEPING GOING:

I sense I am not alone in finding that the days are beginning to weigh heavily as we plough our way through these uncertain times of coming out of lock down. We sense that things are gradually getting better and yet we are still expected to be highly vigilant and careful. I hear from some of you that this is taking its toll, particularly as you try to reassure the children and keep them happy without so many of the supports that were part and parcel of their daily lives before.


THE OPENING OF CHURCHES:

Hopefully, we will be able to open St Mary’s for private prayer in due course. Meanwhile, I think what I said above is perfectly illustrated by the meticulous care we have to take when Bishop Eton church is open, albeit for just the three hours on Monday and Friday afternoons. I am indebted to those who have volunteered to ensure that everything runs smoothly and certainly our first experiences have been rewarding and welcomed by all who came. I just wonder whether this may offer families something different: just a short visit with the children, bringing all your worries and fears as well as your hopes and joys to the Lord. And, remember you can sit together as a family.

Note too the opening times of the other churches in our Pastoral Area. These can be found on our website or the Pastoral Area website at: www.pastol.co.uk

Open Churches


olpsTHE NOVENA IN HONOUR OF OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR:

Remember that in response to the query about how we would celebrate this event, I have managed to arrange for the Novena I preached in Dublin two years ago to be made available. From now until the Feast next Saturday (27th) each day will be available on the website.

We have extricated the homily and the prayers from the recorded Masses. If you wish to follow the whole Mass, you should be able to find it on the website of the Redemptoristines in Dublin. (https://rednuns.com/)


NEXT SUNDAY IS THE SOLEMNITY OF SAINTS PETER AND PAUL

BroRoystonBROTHER ROYSTON C.Ss.R

Please remember in your prayers

Bro Royston Price CSsR,

who took his Final Vows as a Redemptorist on the Feast of the Sacred Heart.  (Video below)


Funerals:


I and my family will be grateful for your prayers for the repose of the soul of Andrew, my nephew, whose funeral is this coming Wednesday (24th June). Please also pray for Anthony Rylands’s and his family. His funeral is the following day.


MASS INTENTIONS

Requests for Mass intentions can be e-mailed to the parish office. All Masses will be said privately by the confreres but listed on the website under ‘Mass Intentions.’ Any stipends/donations can be sent in once the parish office is open.  You can find a list of Mass Intentions on the parish website or by following this link:

NEW DEMENTIA FRIENDLY INTERNET RADIO STATION:

A new internet radio station has been launched for people living with dementia and their carers. There’s five different eras of music to select from with no adverts whatsoever! You can access the website at: www.m4dradio.com Enjoy!


JOB VACANCY - ADMIN POST

 Netherley Youth and Community Initiative Trustees recruiting a 24 hour finance & admin  post -essential office administration, enthusiastic attitude. Crucial that you have finance processing experience with various databases, Quick Books software, social media platforms. A willingness to learn and develop within the role.
Interested please Contact Sharon 0151 487 6421 for an application form, must be returned by 22nd June 2020.
Interview date 30/06/2020
Based at the former St Gregory’s church and is doing amazing work, presently feeding 200 families a week in the Netherley/Belle Vale Area. 

THE READER –

ACTIVITIES AND CONNECTION FOR SOCIALLY ISOLATED COMMUNITY MEMBERS:

Sharing stories and poems over the phone. Could you or someone you know benefit from a friendly chat on the phone during lockdown? Call 0151 729 2250 between 10am-4pm Monday-Friday or e-mail: and quote Finding Connection.

For more details please visit: thereader.org.uk 

If calling for a friend, please ask their permission first.

Finding Connection


GIVING DURING LOCKDOWN:

Following requests for alternatives to offertory collections, staff at the Archdiocesan Finance Department have been working hard developing various platforms and alternative ways of giving during lockdown.
However, I am acutely aware that many families will be struggling financially during these difficult times and there is no expectation whatsoever for you to sign up to any of the options that are suggested here.
For those parishioners that can afford to do so, it would be preferable to hold onto to your donations until the end of lockdown and then make a one-off payment, (preferably by cheque) for the full amount. Parishioners are advised not make a journey to the presbytery to post envelopes with donations.  For those parishioners who do not already donate by Standing Order and would like to do so, you can find an electronic copy on our website or by following this link:
 Please be sure to use the correct account name, which is ST MARY'S CHURCH (015).  The details on the form can also be used to make a single payment using online banking or a mobile banking app. If you encounter any difficulty completing the form, please send an e-mail to the parish office including your telephone number and we will get back to you.

ONLINE AND TEXT GIVING IS NOW AVAILABLE:

Text giving is now available for each parish and the details below are ready to use for accepting both one-off and regular donations.

Four text-giving campaigns have been created for each parish. The details of each campaign are given below.

Text SAINTMARY to 70085 to donate £2. Texts cost £2 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to give £2 but do not wish to receive marketing communications,text  SAINTMARYNOINFOto 70085. 
Text SAINTMARY to 70450 to donate £3. Texts cost £3 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to give £3 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text  SAINTMARYNOINFOto 70450. 
Text SAINTMARY to 70460 to donate £5. Texts cost £5 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to give £5 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text  text  SAINTMARYNOINFO to 70460.
 Text SAINTMARYto 70470 to donate £10. Texts cost £10 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to give £10 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text  SAINTMARYNOINFO to 70470.

Online giving website:

The Archdiocesan online giving website is now ready to be used and can receive both one-off and regular monthly donations. All donations will go to the parish selected by the donor. The page for St Mary’s can be found by following this link: https://donate.liverpoolcatholic.org.uk/st-mary-woolton


SOCIAL MEDIA UPDATES:

Please find our e-mail and social media addresses on the header of this newsletter. Lots more information available on the Archdiocesan website: https://www.liverpoolcatholicresources.com 
Please do consider having a look and see what is available to you to support you during this time. If you have any suggestions of how we can reach out to people of all ages do let us know.

Parish of Saint Mary (Woolton)Mary2

Served by the Redemptorists at Bishop Eton

Liverpool Roman Catholic Archdiocesan Trustees

Incorporated— charity number 232709

Church Road, Woolton, Liverpool L25 5JF. 
Tel: 0151-428-2256
E-mail:  
Twitter: @stmarywoolton 
Parish Priest: Father Timothy J Buckley C.Ss.R. 

Bishop Eton:  0151-722-1108

Deacon: Rev Bernard Rigby

Parish Administrator: Ann O’Neill
 

SOLEMNITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI  (Year A)

13 & 14 June 2020 

Sat 13th

SOLEMNITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI

Sun 14th
Mon 15th
Tue 16th

Wed 17th
Thurs 18th

 St John Rigby, Martyr

Fri 19th

SOLEMNITY OF

THE MOST SACRED HEART OF JESUS
Sat 20th Immaculate Heart of Blessed Virgin Mary
Sun 21st

12th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Fr Tim and

the Redemptorist Community

will be celebrating Mass

for your intentions

on a daily basis. 

Please see ‘Mass Intentions’  below and follow link for names 

Please remember in your prayers all those who are sick:
Helen B-C, Pauline M,  Colette P, Geoff F, Paul W, Ann L, Vivien S, Margaret M, Margaret P, Mary M,  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, Pat D, Anne McC, Rita C, Owen McD, Pat G-B, Mary K,  Pauline P and Shelagh P.
Those who have recently died including

Anthony (Andy) Rylands RIP, Frances Reid RIP

and those whose anniversaries occur about this time

Funerals this week:  

FROM FR TIM

THE SOLEMNITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI: 

adorationI feel in a nostalgic mood as we approach the Feast of Corpus Christi. When I was writing the new book for altar servers, I recalled that I first served Mass on the Feast of Corpus Christi at the church of that name just off the Strand in Central London back on the 9th June 1955.
This weekend our sadness continues as we remain with the situation where we are unable to gather together to celebrate the Eucharist and you can receive the BODY OF CHRIST. However, we will continue to reflect on how we can spiritually cope with this challenge. Please join me for this Sunday’s Mass.

SMALL STEPS OF HOPE:

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has led the way in achieving a breakthrough on the opening of churches, so in the coming week we will be taking gentle steps as we make some of our churches available for private prayer and private prayer only!
The details for our Pastoral Area can be found on the websites. The Archbishop has designated churches across the Archdiocese and three churches in the Pastoral Area have been chosen, including Bishop Eton, which is due to open between 2pm and 5pm on Mondays and Fridays. Whether we will have everything in place in time for this Monday is not certain, so you will need to keep an eye on the websites for up to date information. However, we are doing our best to get everything in place and follow the guidance to ensure the safety of everyone.
Again, I will say something about this at the Mass we celebrate this weekend.

IMG 1064 copyNOVENA IN HONOUR OF OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR

I have been asked whether we plan to do anything this year and whether it was an inspiration or not, I don’t know (you will have to decide), but I recalled that the Novena I preached in Dublin in 2018 was live streamed from the Redemptoristine Chapel.
To my amazement, Sr Lucy OSsR tells me they still have the recordings, so these will be made available for the nine days, beginning next Friday, 19 June, and leading up to the Feast on Saturday, 27 June. I know at the time some of you followed the Novena from across the Irish Sea, so I suggest you say your own prayers or suffer me a second time!

Novena prayers and a downloadable copy of the Icon, stories of miracles attributes to Oir Lady of Perpetual Help can be found at
http://www.novena-at-home.redemptorists.co.uk/

MASS INTENTIONS

Requests for Mass intentions can be e-mailed to the parish office. All Masses will be said privately by the confreres but listed on the website under ‘Mass Intentions.’ Any stipends/donations can be sent in once the parish office is open.  You can find a list of Mass Intentions on the parish website or by following this link:

NOTE OF THANKS:

Carol and Mark Wilson would like to extend their sincere thanks to Fr Tim and all the parishioners at St Mary’s and neighbouring parishes for their prayers and expressions of sympathy at the time of Anthony’s recent death. It really was, and continues to be a great source of comfort. Thank you.


JOB VACANCY - ADMIN POST

 Netherley Youth and Community Initiative Trustees recruiting a 24 hour finance & admin  post -essential office administration, enthusiastic attitude. Crucial that you have finance processing experience with various databases, Quick Books software, social media platforms. A willingness to learn and develop within the role.
Interested please Contact Sharon 0151 487 6421 for an application form, must be returned by 22nd June 2020.
Interview date 30/06/2020
Based at the former St Gregory’s church and is doing amazing work, presently feeding 200 families a week in the Netherley/Belle Vale Area. 

THE READER –

ACTIVITIES AND CONNECTION FOR SOCIALLY ISOLATED COMMUNITY MEMBERS:

Sharing stories and poems over the phone. Could you or someone you know benefit from a friendly chat on the phone during lockdown? Call 0151 729 2250 between 10am-4pm Monday-Friday or e-mail: and quote Finding Connection.

For more details please visit: thereader.org.uk 

If calling for a friend, please ask their permission first.

Finding Connection


GIVING DURING LOCKDOWN:

Following requests for alternatives to offertory collections, staff at the Archdiocesan Finance Department have been working hard developing various platforms and alternative ways of giving during lockdown.
However, I am acutely aware that many families will be struggling financially during these difficult times and there is no expectation whatsoever for you to sign up to any of the options that are suggested here.
For those parishioners that can afford to do so, it would be preferable to hold onto to your donations until the end of lockdown and then make a one-off payment, (preferably by cheque) for the full amount. Parishioners are advised not make a journey to the presbytery to post envelopes with donations.  For those parishioners who do not already donate by Standing Order and would like to do so, you can find an electronic copy on our website or by following this link:
 Please be sure to use the correct account name, which is ST MARY'S CHURCH (015).  The details on the form can also be used to make a single payment using online banking or a mobile banking app. If you encounter any difficulty completing the form, please send an e-mail to the parish office including your telephone number and we will get back to you.

ONLINE AND TEXT GIVING IS NOW AVAILABLE:

Text giving is now available for each parish and the details below are ready to use for accepting both one-off and regular donations.

Four text-giving campaigns have been created for each parish. The details of each campaign are given below.

Text SAINTMARY to 70085 to donate £2. Texts cost £2 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to give £2 but do not wish to receive marketing communications,text  SAINTMARYNOINFOto 70085. 
Text SAINTMARY to 70450 to donate £3. Texts cost £3 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to give £3 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text  SAINTMARYNOINFOto 70450. 
Text SAINTMARY to 70460 to donate £5. Texts cost £5 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to give £5 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text  text  SAINTMARYNOINFO to 70460.
 Text SAINTMARYto 70470 to donate £10. Texts cost £10 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to give £10 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text  SAINTMARYNOINFO to 70470.

Online giving website:

The Archdiocesan online giving website is now ready to be used and can receive both one-off and regular monthly donations. All donations will go to the parish selected by the donor. The page for St Mary’s can be found by following this link: https://donate.liverpoolcatholic.org.uk/st-mary-woolton


SOCIAL MEDIA UPDATES:

Please find our e-mail and social media addresses on the header of this newsletter. Lots more information available on the Archdiocesan website: https://www.liverpoolcatholicresources.com 
Please do consider having a look and see what is available to you to support you during this time. If you have any suggestions of how we can reach out to people of all ages do let us know.

FUNERALS, WEDDINGS AND BAPTISMS:

Please send enquiries to:

Parish of Saint Mary (Woolton)Mary2

Served by the Redemptorists at Bishop Eton

Liverpool Roman Catholic Archdiocesan Trustees

Incorporated— charity number 232709

Church Road, Woolton, Liverpool L25 5JF. 
Tel: 0151-428-2256
E-mail:  
Twitter: @stmarywoolton 
Parish Priest: Father Timothy J Buckley C.Ss.R. 

Bishop Eton:  0151-722-1108

Deacon: Rev Bernard Rigby

Parish Administrator: Ann O’Neill
 

THE MOST HOLY TRINITY  (Year A)

6th & 7th June 2020 

Sat 6th

THE MOST HOLY TRINITY

Sun 7th
Mon 8th
Tue 9th

Wed 10th
Thurs 11th

ST BARNABAS, APOSTLE

Fri 12th
Sat 13th

ST ANTHONY OF PADUA,

PRIEST, DOCTOR

Sun 14th

CORPUS CHRISTI

Fr Tim and

the Redemptorist Community

will be celebrating Mass

for your intentions

on a daily basis. 

Please see ‘Mass Intentions’  below and follow link for names 

Please remember in your prayers all those who are sick:
Helen B-C, Pauline M,  Colette P, Geoff F, Paul W, Ann L, Vivien S, Margaret M, Margaret P, Mary M,  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, Pat D, Anne McC, Rita C, Owen McD, Pat G-B, Mary K,  Pauline P,  Andy R and Shelagh P.
Those who have recently died including

John James Hirst RIP, Beryl Dvorak RIP.

and those whose anniversaries occur about this time

Funerals this week:  

Thursday 11 June:  John James Hirst RIP

FROM FR TIM

SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY:

Today’s Feast always presents the preacher with a challenge. Famously St Patrick used the shamrock to explain to the Irish that in the very nature of the simplest of plants three can be united in one. As a child I proudly collected my shamrock to display my Irish roots and the tradition goes on to this day. Even in our less than Christian society the Irish Guards are still presented with shamrock on March 17th. Well, the shamrock is a start, but if we do not reflect a little more deeply we may be left thinking that this mystery is simply a mathematical problem and we would miss the huge significance of what we are celebrating. This Feast follows the culmination of our Easter celebrations last Sunday and that should give us the clue. Having reflected on the wonder of all that Christ has done for us, we celebrated the gift of the Holy Spirit.

The Church is reminding us that Christ and the Spirit are not separate gifts but the very gift of God. Throughout the Scriptures we get glimpses of this revelation to us. Even before the coming of Christ, the Old Testament writers had sensed the wonder of God’s presence and in the book of Genesis we are told that God breathed life into Adam: in other words the spirit of God was in us from the very beginning for we are also told that we had been created in the image of God.

With the coming of Christ we are to learn so much more: the Holy Spirit overshadows Mary and she conceives him in her womb and by the time John is writing his Gospel he recalls all that Jesus said about the Spirit whom he would send to us when he returned to the Father, making it quite clear that he and the Father are one.

 Remember his comment to Philip:

“to have seen me is to have seen the Father.” Jesus tells us that the Spirit will lead us to all truth. And the truth is that today we are celebrating our way of becoming one with God. We celebrate it in all the sacraments and indeed in every prayer we pray. The Spirit overshadows us, making Christ present so that through him we are united with the Father. We conclude all our prayers saying just that: “We make our prayer through our Lord Jesus Christ your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.”

HAPPY FEAST OF THE HOLY TRINITY


FIRST COMMUNION SEASON:

This weekend thirty-five more children should have been receiving their First Holy Communion at St Mary’s. With the other hundred from our two parishes who have missed their celebration in the last few weeks, we again offer our congratulations as well as our sympathy that this has not yet taken place. Again I encourage you all to continue to be united with us in our weekly Mass and to have your own celebration at home. This is something which you can continue to do week by week until the great day finally comes. And note that next Sunday we celebrate the Feast of Holy Communion: CORPUS CHRISTI.


MASS INTENTIONS:

Requests for Mass intentions can be e-mailed to the parish office. All Masses will be said privately by the confreres but listed on the website under ‘Mass Intentions.’ Any stipends/donations can be sent in once the parish office is open.  You can find a list of Mass Intentions on the parish website or by following this link:

THE READER –

ACTIVITIES AND CONNECTION FOR SOCIALLY ISOLATED COMMUNITY MEMBERS:

Sharing stories and poems over the phone. Could you or someone you know benefit from a friendly chat on the phone during lockdown? Call 0151 729 2250 between 10am-4pm Monday-Friday or e-mail: and quote Finding Connection.

For more details please visit: thereader.org.uk 

If calling for a friend, please ask their permission first.

Finding Connection


GIVING DURING LOCKDOWN:

Following requests for alternatives to offertory collections, staff at the Archdiocesan Finance Department have been working hard developing various platforms and alternative ways of giving during lockdown.
However, I am acutely aware that many families will be struggling financially during these difficult times and there is no expectation whatsoever for you to sign up to any of the options that are suggested here.
For those parishioners that can afford to do so, it would be preferable to hold onto to your donations until the end of lockdown and then make a one-off payment, (preferably by cheque) for the full amount. Parishioners are advised not make a journey to the presbytery to post envelopes with donations.  For those parishioners who do not already donate by Standing Order and would like to do so, you can find an electronic copy on our website or by following this link:
 Please be sure to use the correct account name, which is ST MARY'S CHURCH (015).  The details on the form can also be used to make a single payment using online banking or a mobile banking app. If you encounter any difficulty completing the form, please send an e-mail to the parish office including your telephone number and we will get back to you.

ONLINE AND TEXT GIVING IS NOW AVAILABLE:

Text giving is now available for each parish and the details below are ready to use for accepting both one-off and regular donations.

Four text-giving campaigns have been created for each parish. The details of each campaign are given below.

Text SAINTMARY to 70085 to donate £2. Texts cost £2 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to give £2 but do not wish to receive marketing communications,text  SAINTMARYNOINFOto 70085. 
Text SAINTMARY to 70450 to donate £3. Texts cost £3 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to give £3 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text  SAINTMARYNOINFOto 70450. 
Text SAINTMARY to 70460 to donate £5. Texts cost £5 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to give £5 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text  text  SAINTMARYNOINFO to 70460.
 Text SAINTMARYto 70470 to donate £10. Texts cost £10 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to give £10 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text  SAINTMARYNOINFO to 70470.

Online giving website:

The Archdiocesan online giving website is now ready to be used and can receive both one-off and regular monthly donations. All donations will go to the parish selected by the donor. The page for St Mary’s can be found by following this link: https://donate.liverpoolcatholic.org.uk/st-mary-woolton


SOCIAL MEDIA UPDATES:

Please find our e-mail and social media addresses on the header of this newsletter. Lots more information available on the Archdiocesan website: https://www.liverpoolcatholicresources.com 
Please do consider having a look and see what is available to you to support you during this time. If you have any suggestions of how we can reach out to people of all ages do let us know.

FUNERALS, WEDDINGS AND BAPTISMS:

Please send enquiries to:

PLEASE NOTE THAT MINISTERS OF COMMUNION ARE NOT TO CONTINUE WITH THEIR REGULAR ROUNDS. I WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU TO KEEP IN TOUCH WITH THOSE WHO ARE HOUSEBOUND AND EXPLAIN THAT EVERYONE IS CALLED UPON TO MAKE A SPIRITUAL COMMUNION WHILE THIS CRISIS LASTS

A prayer leaflet which can be used by ministers of communion (on a phone call) please  click here.

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