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-Third Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year B)

8th & 9th September 2018


Sat 8th



TIME (Year B)

Education Sunday

5.30pm Helen Hinds (LD)
Sun 9th 9.00am Angela Lowe (LD)
11.00am People of the parish
Mon 10th  St Ambrose Barlow 9.00am

Mullen family

Tue 11th 12 noon

Dorothy Kean (LD)

Wed 12th

 Holy name of Mary

12 noon

Pat Diamond (A)

Thu 13th  St John Chrysostrom 9.00am

Babs King (A)

Fri 14th  Exhaltation of the Holy Cross 9.00am Pye Famly
Sat 15th  Our Lady of Sorrows
12 noon Margaret Brennan(A)



TIME (Year B)

5.30pm  People of the Parish
Sun 16th 9.00am Betty Brunton (LD)
11.00am Elizabeth Bray (B.A)

Confessions: Saturday 11.00 am-11.45 am

Morning Prayer: Monday & Friday 8.40am

Exposition and Benediction: 6.30pm-7.30pm

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
Vincent & Michael McAndrew




ADOREMUS WEEKEND: Our prayer is that the Eucharistic Congress in our city this weekend will fill the Church across the country with a new sense of purpose, hope and joy. I would like to thank all of you who celebrated the special events in Bishop Eton on Friday evening and Saturday lunchtime. I hope that one way or another everyone has felt part of the event and we look forward in due course to sharing the experience of our delegates who joined the thousands in the Echo Arena. Please remember that everyone is welcome to join the Blessed Sacrament Procession from the Cathedral at 1 pm this Sunday.  Please note the Pilgrimage Masses in the Cathedral at 9.30am and 11.30am are ticket only. or the 

FR BARRIE O’TOOLE: I was able to visit Fr Barrie in Ripon on Thursday. We had lunch together and an enjoyable chat. He is immensely grateful for all the messages of goodwill and promises of prayer. He sends you all his love and an assurance of his prayers in return. He is somewhat weaker, but remains cheerful and is being wonderfully looked after by his sister, Pat, and her family and the care package they now have in place.

NOVENA IN IRELAND: Early next Sunday I leave to preach a Novena in honour of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour at the Redemptoristine Convent chapel in Dublin. Please pray for the Lord’s blessing on the event. Apart from a couple of days when Fr Andrew has Redemptorist meetings in the south, most of the community should be in residence during that time.  ( You can follow the Novena Masses via the webcam on the Redemptoristine sisters' website

LIVING WELL WITH DEMENTIA - DEMENTIA AWARENESS SESSION: We had a wonderful turnout last Monday evening for the presentation/talk by dementia specialist nurse Serena Jones. With more than eighty people in attendance and representation from all areas of our local community, the session proved very informative and enjoyable. The feedback has been extremely positive and we will continue in our efforts to become a ‘Dementia Friendly Parish.’ For those who could not attend, a copy of the PowerPoint presentation (converted to pdf as it is more accessible) can be found on our website click here. In the meantime, we would like to offer a huge thank you to Serena Jones for sharing her time and expertise with us and to Sheila Nimmo, who worked tirelessly in preparing information packs for people to take away and to ensure the evening, was a complete success.

CAR PARK: We are receiving an increasing number of complaints from parishioners about the way people are parking for weekend Masses. Can we please restrict parking to the actual parking bays and not double park, hence blocking people in. Parking discourteously is also likely to cause accidents and possible damage to vehicles.  Thank you for your co-operation.

EXPOSITION AND BENEDICTION: Resumes again this Friday 14 September 2018 at 6:30pm -7:30pm.

UCM MEETING: This Wednesday 12 September 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. Light lunch will be provided.

SCRIPTURE STUDY GROUP: Will resume sessions on Monday 6 September at the new time of 3:00pm-4:00pm at St Mary’s presbytery.

LISTENING PROJECT 2018: There will be a meeting of all Parish Listeners next Friday, 14 September at 6:00pm in the parish hall.  We will be discussing the next stage of the process and collating the findings to present to Fr Tim and the wider parish.

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

ST FRANCIS XAVIER’S COLLEGE: Open Evening this 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.

OPEN EVENING AT ST JULIE’S CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL: We are delighted to invite girls in Years 4, 5 and 6 and their parents to take a tour of our brand new state of the art facilities on Thursday 20 September from 3:30pm to 6:00pm. Come and find out what it means to be part of the Notre Dame community of schools.

ST MARY’S & BISHOP ETON WOMEN’S GROUP: On Wednesday 26 September 2018 ‘A Walk in the Parks,’ meeting at Allerton Hall at 9.45am for 10:00am start. Walking to Allerton Towers, Calderstones, The Black Woods, Reynolds Park, Woolton Woods, Camphill and finishing back at Allerton Hall at 3:00pm with the option of a meal at Allerton Hall.  Contact Geraldine 428-5897 or Veronica 428-7454 if you would like to go.

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.

DAY OF RENEWAL: Saturday 6 October in St Georges Cathedral, Southwark, London. See poster in the porch.

LITTLE HEALING MINISTRIES: See leaflets in the porch for courses and healing events.

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

A COMMEMORATION OF 100 YEARS SINCE WW1 AND THE SUFFRAGETTE MOVEMENT: The Ladies Group at St John Vianney, are holding a dance on Friday 26 October at St Mark’s Parish Club starting at 7:30pm. Tickets: £3.00 available from next weekend at St Mark’s or Holy Family churches, or from the parish office on 0151- 486 9885.  This will be a fabulous evening with the  ‘The Poppies’ group performing music from that era, war dress optional and all proceeds will go towards their Parish Lourdes Fund and Help for Heroes.  Pay on the door also available.

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.

EDUCATION SUNDAY: There will be a retiring collection after all the Masses this 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.

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


LINEN:  Dorothy

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.