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

Assistant: Father Charles Randall C.Ss.R

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

Liverpool Roman Catholic Archdiocesan Trustees Incorporated— charity number 232709



Twenty-Second Sunday of Ordinary Time (B)

1st August & 2nd September 2018


Sat 1st



TIME (Year B)

5.30pm Kathleen Earle (B/A)
Sun 2nd 9.00am  People of the parish
11.00am Jim McEvoy (A)
Mon 3rd  St Gregory 9.00am

 Jim Burke (A)

Tue 4th 12 noon


Joseph Ryan (RIP)

Wed 5th

12 noon

Georgina Andrews (A)

Thu 6th 9.00am

Patrick McKeown (A)

Fri 7th 9.00am Margaret Markham (LD)
Sat 8th  Birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary 12 noon Tom Foy (B/A)



TIME (Year B)

5.30pm  Helen Hinds (LD)
Sun 9th 9.00am  Angela Lowe (LD)
11.00am People of the Parish

Confessions: Saturday 11.00 am-11.45 am

Morning Prayer: Monday & Friday 8.40am

Exposition and Benediction:

No Adoration this week there is a family hour at Bishop Eton from 6pm on Friday 7th September

Please remember in your prayers all those who are sick:
George H, Paul Q, Vincent H Snr, Joseph L, Dawn M, Anna M, Lydia B, Alf C, Adrian & Margaret D, Antoinette L, Eileen N, Marie R, Bernard J, Fr Gabriel C.Ss.R, Fr Barrie C.Ss.R, Fr Tony C.Ss.R, Kenny R, Michael W,  Sheila O’N and Peter G.
Those who have recently died including
None this week
and those whose anniversaries occur about this time




Fr JimmySmaleHe celebrates the Golden Jubilee of his Ordination this weekend.

He will have celebrated Mass at the Carmel in Allerton on Saturday morning, the day itself, and he is celebrating the 7:00am on Monday morning in Bishop Eton: the Mass he has so often said over the years.



ADOREMUS: It is now all stations go in preparation for the great event in Liverpool next weekend. We hope that all our delegates will have an inspiring time at the Congress and look forward to hearing from them. They will be commissioned at the 11:00 am Mass this weekend (Bishop Eton at 6:00 pm).

Adoremus Parallel Programme Liverpool 1

Please remember there are umpteen fringe events (please see the leaflets) including our own at Bishop Eton:

It will be wonderful if we can have a tremendous turnout from both parishes. The format will be very simple and the children very much involved. Hopefully, if the weather permits, we will be able to include a Procession of the Blessed Sacrament around the grounds. There will be an opportunity to get-together in the hall afterwards.

SATURDAY 8 SEPTEMBER at NOON ‘The Eucharist and the Redemptorist Charism’:
 Bishop Ralph Heskett, CSsR will lead the concelebrated Mass in the church and this will be followed by some refreshments and a talk by Fr Andrew Burns, CSsR in the Fisher-More Hall.

Exposition: In preparation for the Congress there will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament  at Bishop Eton:from 11.00am until the noon Mass each day during the coming week

There are a few ‘Adoremus’ books still available. They will make a wonderful souvenir of the event and are available at £4.75 at the back of the church.

EVENTS SUPPORTING ADOREMUS: There is a parallel programme of events supporting Adoremus from 7-9 September in various locations around the city. See the poster in the porch or pick up a leaflet. For more details click here

COMINGS AND GOINGS: Fr Andrew is in Cardiff this weekend with Marriage Encounter. Otherwise we are all in residence at Bishop Eton for the time being.

LIVING WELL WITH DEMENTIA - DEMENTIA AWARENESS SESSION: This Monday 3 September 2018 7:00pm-8:30pm we will be hosting a dementia awareness session in the parish hall. Our guest speaker will be Serena Jones who is a dementia specialist nurse and a parishioner here at St Mary’s. Serena will share her expertise with us and offer advice on how people can live well with dementia, together with advice and signposting tips for carers. The evening promises to be a very interesting and highly informative event. Everyone is welcome to attend and particularly those people living with dementia and their carers. We would also like to invite representation from our schools and neighbouring churches. Parish groups including Eucharistic ministers who provide home visits, Bereavement groups, SVP, UCM, and RYM are particularly encouraged to attend and of course,  all those people who signed up as Dementia Friends in July 2017.


RYM MONTHLY MASS AND DRINKS: Join us this Sunday 2 September at the 6:00pm Mass at Bishop Eton (arrive 5:50pm so we can sit together), then go the Childwall Abbey for food/ drinks.

RYM's schedule of meeting for the autumn has been published click here for more information.

EVENING PRAYER: With the Pastoral Area clergy this Wednesday 5 September at 6:00pm in Hope University Chapel.

LISTENING PROJECT 2018: We have been overwhelmed by the number of Parishioners sharing their story, experience, concerns, hopes and dreams for the future. Thank you to all who have been involved either by listening or being listened to. We are currently in the process of writing the report and looking at how we can discern our priorities for the next three years; these will be presented to the Parish in due course.  

One thing that has been obvious throughout the process is the importance of conversations and opportunities to gather socially and to get to know fellow parishioners better, hence strengthening community.  Please do take the opportunity to come to the Parish Hall for a cup of tea or coffee after the 11:00am Mass on Sunday to meet people and to continue to listen to each other. 

GOSPEL CONCERT: Saturday 8 September in The Auditorium, Echo Arena at 8:00pm called ‘Lost and Found’.  Tickets are £10. To book please visit  or call the Box office on 0344 8000 410 (Monday-Friday 9:00am-9:00pm & Sundays 10:00am-5:00pm). See leaflets in the porch.

EXPOSITION AND BENEDICTION:  N.B There will not be any Exposition here on Friday 7 September.

OPEN HOUSE AT ST JAMES: Next Sunday 9 September 6:00pm for 6:30pm come and sing at the Harmony café! 

ST FRANCIS XAVIER’S COLLEGE:Open Evening Tuesday 11 September 2018 from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Modern Foreign Language Aptitude Test on Saturday 22 September 2018 at 9:00am (closing date for registration for the test is Monday 17 September 2018).Results will be sent the week commencing Monday 15 October.

ST JULIE’S HIGH SCHOOL: Open Evening for Years 4 & 5 Thursday 20 September 2018 from 3:30-6-30pm.

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.

SVP HEALING MASS AND LUNCH:  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 8:00pm at St Francis of Assisi meeting rooms, Earp Street, Garston L19 1RT. 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, 9:00am- 5:00pm). 

NEXT WEEK: Twenty-Third Sunday of Ordinary Time   Year B.

EDUCATION SUNDAYSUNDAY: There will be a retiring collection after all the Masses next weekend.

The theme of this year's Education Sunday is Ephphatha - Be Opened!'. The Bishops have invited our young people to come to Mass in their school uniform to show the special link between the Catholic community and our schools. There will be a second collection to support the work of Catholic schools.

Education Sunday

BIDDING PRAYERS:  M. Lowe.                LINEN:  Gill.


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.