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Friday Night Prayer


Please note, there will be no choir led Night Prayer in church this Friday 22 March. It will resume on Friday 29 at 8.30pm.

Adoration and Benediction

ADORATION AND BENEDICTION - FOR TWO WEEKS ONLY: will be held on Thursday 14 & 21 March at 6:00pm and not Friday 15 & 22 March as usual. 

Dementia Prayer Week

DEMENTIA PRAYER WEEK 12- 19 MARCH: the church will be open each day until 1:00pm for private prayer.

The Anglican Church in Birmingham have produced prayer resources for this week - click here

Parish of Saint Mary (Woolton)stmarysicon
Served by the Redemptorists
Church Road, Woolton, Liverpool L25 5JF. 
Tel: 0151-428-2256
E-mail:  Web: 

Parish Priest: Father Tim Buckley C.Ss.R. 

Bishop Eton:  0151-722-1108

Assistants: Father Barrie O’Toole C.Ss.R. Father Charles Randall C.Ss.R

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

Liverpool Roman Catholic Archdiocesan Trustees Incorporated— charity number 232709



Seventeenth Sunday of Ordinary Time (B)

28th July & 29th July 2018


Sat 28th



TIME (Year B)

5.30pm Flo Bellman (A)
Sun 29th 10.00am People of the Parish
Mon 30th 12 noon

Requiem : Pauline Bennett(RIP)

Tue 31st 12 noon Margaret Courtney (RIP)
Wed 1st 12 noon Brenda Cotter (RIP)
Thu 2nd 9.00am Betty Parry (RIP)
Fri 3rd 12 noon Requiem: Peter Prenton (RIP)
Sat 4th 12 noon Mary Meyer (B/A)



TIME (Year B)

5.30pm People of the Parish
Sun 5th 10.00am Cath King (A)

Confessions: Saturday 11.00 am-11.45 am

Morning Prayer:  None this week

Exposition and Benediction: Friday 6:30 pm - 7:30pm

Please remember in your prayers all those who are sick:
Paul Q, Vincent H Snr & Jr, Joseph L, Dawn McG, Anna M, Lydia B, Alf C, Adrian & Margaret D, Antoinette L, Eileen N, Marie R, Bernard J, Fr Gabriel C.Ss.R, Fr Barrie C.Ss.R, Fr Tony C.Ss.R, Kenny R, Michael W,  Sheila O’N and Peter G
Those who have recently died
Peter Prenton, Elsie McKenzie
and those whose anniversaries occur about this time




WEEKEND MASS - SUMMER TIMETABLE:  As in previous years, the 9:00 am and 11: 00 am Sunday Masses will be replaced with a 10:00 am Mass. The 5:30 pm Mass on Saturday evening remains unchanged.

adorationTHE FEAST OF OUR FOUNDER, ST ALPHONSUS: is this Wednesday (1 August):  Fr Pat O’Brien has kindly offered to celebrate the noon Mass here at St Mary’s. Bishop Ralph will celebrate the Mass with the community at noon in Bishop Eton.

To learn more about St Alphonsus visit the Province Website where there is a section dedicated to him. Click here

FR BARRIE O’TOOLE: Last Tuesday I managed to visit Ripon and spend a couple of hours with Fr Barrie and his sister, Pat. He was having one of his good days and we enjoyed lunch in the garden and catching up on all the news. He sends his greetings to everyone, thanking you for all the prayers and good wishes.

SUMMERTIME: Please remember that for the next five weeks there will be no Mass at 7:00 am in Bishop Eton. Hopefully, this will provide a little more room for manoeuvre in our Redemptorist community and help us to recharge the batteries.

FUNERALS: Three of our faithful parishioners at St Mary’s have died in the past week. The funeral of Pauline Bennet will be on Monday at noon and the funeral of Peter Prenton will be on Friday at noon. Elsie McKenzie’s funeral is yet to be arranged. The noon Mass at Bishop Eton on Tuesday will be the funeral of Daniel Gee-Jamieson, who was so tragically killed earlier in the month.

COMINGS AND GOINGS: We trust that the Youth Gathering in Granada (Spain) is going well. Fr Charles returns this coming Wednesday.

You can follow what is happening in Granada by going to (The page is public so you do not need a Facebook account to view it, however, you may be asked to login, just click on the not now button and you will be able to continue viewing the page.

ADOREMUS: The week the schools reassemble is the week leading up to the Eucharistic Congress and we have two special fringe events at Bishop Eton. A Holy Hour with children and families on Friday 7 September at 6 pm and a lunchtime event following the noon Mass on Saturday 8 September. There are leaflets with details of all the events across the city at the back of the church this weekend. Our Junior Justice and Peace Group are already gearing up for the family event. I am hoping that all our altar servers will take part and help with a procession through the grounds (weather permitting). Details on the fringe events and background information is also available on the website click here.

THE EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS: For anyone interested, it is now possible to book directly to be a delegate at the Eucharistic Congress. Tickets are still available until the end of July to the Saturday Echo Arena event at £43.50.  Please go to the website:

TOWARDS A LIVING EUCHARIST: A talk this Sunday 29 July 2018 by Anne Grimes at the Carmelite Convent, from 3:30 pm-5: 30 pm with Adoration, Evening Prayer and hospitality to follow. It is a reflection on the partnership between the parish and the school in preparation for the Eucharistic Congress 2018. All welcome!

EXPOSITION AND BENEDICTION: Next Sunday the Sunday Gospels are taken from St John and form a timely reminder that Christ is the living bread which nourishes us with his Word and Body.  It is a perfect time to prepare for the National Eucharistic Congress (7-9 September). Each Friday Evening in July and August (6: 30-7: 30 pm) we continue Eucharistic Adoration at St Mary’s. Do Join Us!   N.B There is no Exposition here on Friday 7 September

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS TRAINING: Saturday 6 October 2018. The training day takes place at Irenaeus, 32 Great Georges Road, Waterloo, L22 1RD. If you are interested, please contact the parish office.

BEREAVEMENT CARE TEAMS: Would you like to be a part of the parish Bereavement Care Team? Training will be provided on 17 & 18 October 2018 at LACE 1:30pm-4:30pm. Once again, please register your interest with Fr Tim through the parish office.

LAY FUNERAL MINISTER COURSE: Do you feel called to be a Lay Funeral Minister? If so, please register your interest with Fr Tim through the parish office. A training course will be at LACE on 21 & 22 November 2018.

ST MARY’S PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO ROME AND ASSISI 28 OCTOBER 2019 - 2 NOVEMBER 2019: We still have a few places available, so, if you would like to join us on this wonderful pilgrimage please contact the parish office for more information and pick up a booking form.  Price depends on the number of people travelling and includes return flights from Manchester to Rome, internal transfers, breakfast and evening meal at both locations and a great itinerary!

TEA, COFFEE AND BISCUITS:  served every Sunday after the 10:00 am 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.

RYM YOUNG ADULT GROUP: this Tuesday 31 July in the Fisher-More hall at 7:30 pm to have a reflection on Catholic prayer. Afterwards, we will go to the Childwall Abbey and soak up the last of the sunlight!

REDEMPTORIST YOUTH MINISTRY RYM: There will be a prayer vigil for all of those who are about to receive A Level or GCSE exam results and their parents and grandparents, at St Mary's Church, Woolton. It will take place on Wednesday 15th August from 7 pm. This will be a time of simple prayer, reflection and quiet. All are welcome! Email for further information.

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

RESTORED LIVES - RECOVERY FROM DIVORCE AND SEPARATION: A course of six meetings starting on Wednesday 19 September 2018. The course is for any person who has been impacted by the end of a serious relationship whether separated, currently going through a divorce or already divorced, either recently or at any time in the past. Meetings are free, confidential, informative and affirming. For more details contact Maureen O’Brien on 07967   753371 or Jacqui Sellek on 07793   825815. See the poster in the porch.

KNIGHTS OF ST COLUMBA: meet every second Thursday of the month at 8:00 pm at St Francis of Assisi meeting rooms, Earp Street Garston L19 1RT. For further information contact Aidan Carney on 0151- 427- 7126 or visit our parish website.

URGENT APPEAL NUGENT CHARITY SHOP: To continue to help support over 6,000 vulnerable children and adults across the North West, Nugent’s charity shop is in urgent need of donations. You can donate any items at our shop at 73, Allerton Road, L18 2DH (Monday-Friday, 9 am- 5 pm)         


NEXT WEEK: Eighteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time   Year B.