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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



Eighteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time (B)

4th August & 5th August 2018


Sat 4th



TIME (Year B)

5.30pm People of the Parish
Sun 5th 10.00am Cath King (A)
Mon 6th Transfiguration of the Lord 9.00am

Joey Mullen (LD)

Tue 7th 12 noon


Clare Gallagher (RIP)
Wed 8th St Dominic 12 noon John Joseph Hall (A)
Thu 9th St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross 9.00am

Staunton/ Hall Family

(50th (A) of Air Crash )
Fri 10th St Lawrence 9.00am Mary McCarthy (LD)
Sat 11th St Clare 12 noon Trisha Joyce (A)



TIME (Year B)

5.30pm Alan Powell (B/A)
Sun 12th 10.00am People of the Parish

Confessions: Saturday 11.00 am-11.45 am

Morning Prayer:  Monday & Friday 8.40am

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

Please remember in your prayers all those who are sick:
George H, 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
None this week
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. 

UPDATE: We had an enjoyable celebration on the Feast of St Alphonsus and it was good that Fr Barrie O’Toole was able to join the community for the day. Once again my thanks to Fr Pat O’Brien for celebrating the Mass in St Mary’s and making it possible for the whole community to be together at Bishop Eton. All the recent funerals have been celebrated with great dignity and I remain immensely grateful to Deacon Bernard Rigby and Bernard Kean for all the hard work they put into supporting our families as they prepare the ceremonies.

COMINGS AND GOINGS: Fr Charles has returned from Granada and reports that the international meeting was a huge success. It was good that Patrick McKean from Bishop Eton and Jen Monkhouse from St Mary’s were able to represent our respective parishes. Charles leaves for some holiday next Friday and will return on August 26. I plan to get away this Tuesday and will return before Fr Andrew leaves for Ireland in time to join Marriage Encounter for the papal visit.

Since Hayley Metcalfe (Bishop Eton) and Ann O’Neill (St Mary’s) are also on leave at present, it will be good if you can leave anything which does not require immediate attention until we are all back later in the month. Kris Reeds and Gill Bickerstaff will keep things ticking over in the offices.

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).

EXPOSITION AND BENEDICTION: In August 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 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: 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.

RYM: Are you 18-40? Why not join us for Mass and a drink? We're hoping to do this once a month, beginning this weekend (Sunday 5th August). We'll be going to 6:00 pm Mass at Bishop Eton, followed by drinks at the Childwall Abbey, so come along and make some new Catholic friends from the parishes! Email for more information.

BIDDING PRAYER WRITERS:  Please collect your new instructions from the sacristy. Thank you!

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: Nineteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time   Year B.

BIDDING PRAYERS:  T. Davies                           

LINEN: Geraldine