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 E Randall C.Ss.R

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

Liverpool Roman Catholic Archdiocesan Trustees Incorporated— charity number 232709



Twenty-Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year B)

6th & 7th October 2018


Sat 6th



TIME (Year B)

Rosary Sunday for Nugent

5.30pm People of the Parish
Sun 7th 9.00am Delia M (Sp.Int)
11.00am Christian Wignall (LD
Mon 8th 9.00am

Fr Brian Crane (A)

Tue 9th 12 noon

Gwyneth Rogers (G/W)

Wed 10th

12 noon

Bernard K

Thu 11th



David Richter(LD)

Fri 12th



Marie Cole (LD)

Sat 13th

12 noon Marie T (90th B/day)



TIME (Year B)


5.30pm Phylis Clarke (LD)
Sun 14th 9.00am People of the Parish
11.00am Eileen O'Hare (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, Vincent H, 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
Paula Burke and Paul Quinn
and those whose anniversaries occur about this time


THE NEED FOR MORE REFLECTION: Fr Andrew left last Wednesday for Hungary to attend a European Council Meeting of Marriage Encounter. He returns on Monday. Prior to his leaving we had a community meeting and we discussed a letter from our General (click here), Fr Michael Brehl, in which he urges us to take serious note of the recent letter from Pope Francis about the present state of the Church, particularly the Pope’s insistence that we root out the scourge of clericalism. If you have any suggestions about how best we might approach such a conversation, please let me know.

FIRST COMMUNION PREPARATION: This weekend in both our parishes the programme is launched to help our children prepare for their First Holy Communion next year. Please pray for them and their families and our wonderfully generous teams of catechists as this new journey in faith begins.

THANKS to those of you who sent birthday greetings to me a couple of weeks ago.

Synod2020SYNOD 2020: On the weekend of October 21 we will be celebrating Synod Sunday. This is the first opportunity for you to hear in detail about the Synod and to pick up a leaflet giving you information about how to be involved. Don’t miss this opportunity.   (You can learn more by visiting the dedicated subsite on the Archdiocesan website click here)

Please note that there will be a series of Synod Open Meetings. In each case, they start at 7.30pm and end at 9pm. Please try to attend one of these meeting.

  • Oct 29 St Joseph’s Penketh
  • Oct 30 LACE
  • Nov 7 Holy Rosary, Aintree
  • Nov 8  St Mary's Leyland Aintree

PS The Archbishop wants us to tell everyone we can about the Synod.

BLESSED OSCAR ROMERO: is to be canonised on 14 October 2018. A thanksgiving Mass will be celebrated at the Cathedral by Archbishop Malcolm McMahon on Sunday 28 October at 11:00am. All welcome!

A WEEK OF ACCOMPANIED PRAYER: Are you looking for a chance to reflect on your life; discover new ways of praying; to share your hopes and fears and have someone listen to you in confidence?

The Cenacle is holding a Week of Accompanied Prayer from Sunday 21 October -Sunday 28 October. For further details please contact either JO BUSBY 07974891597 or SR WINNIE 0151- 722--2271 or call in to the Cenacle. Leaflets available at the back of church.

CHILDREN’S CRAFT WORKSHOP:  If you are calling in for tea and coffee after 11:00am Mass this week and want to learn a new skill, join Allegra and Meesha who, with help from their parents, will be teaching us how to make slime. 

ROSARY ON THE COAST: This Sunday 7 October 3:00pm at Otterspool Promenade. Praying for Faith, life and Peace.


RYM:This Sunday 7 October is our monthly RYM Mass at 6:00pm in Bishop Eton followed by drinks. All welcome!

APF RED MISSION BOXES: It is time for the mission boxes to be emptied. If you do not have anyone to call and empty your box, please hand it in at the presbytery. Your box will be ready for you to collect from the cloister a week later. Thank you!

UCM TABLE SALE IN AID OF ASYLUM LINK:  raised £236.00. Many thanks to our supporters and generous donors!

STREET CHILD AFRICA WITH A CHANCE FOR CHILDHOOD: Lunch and talk on this Tuesday 9 October at 12:30pm in the Fisher- More hall, Bishop Eton. Margaret Guppy will talk about her book ‘The Wainwright Legacy’ depicting the development of services for the blind of Liverpool. Tickets £5 to include a lunch of sandwiches, homemade cake, tea and coffee and are available from Jean on 722 9833 or 07525 419757.

MUCH WOOLTON CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL: there will be an Open Day on Thursday 18 October 2018 from 1:30pm-3:00pm and from 4:30pm-6:00pm. All children and parents interested in joining our thriving school community in September 2019 are warmly welcome to view our school. A short presentation will be held at the start of both sessions in the school hall.

CAKES, BAKES AND FAITH: Join TV bakers Martha Collinson and Will Torrent for an evening of fun food and faith at St Peter’s Church on Thursday 18 October 2018 at 7:30pm.  Please register for your free ticket at

ST FRANCIS XAVIER’S COLLEGE: For applications for a place in Year 7 in September 2019, please contact the school directly on 0151 288 1000 or email:  for a form, to be returned by 31 October 2018.

NEW WOOLTON ART GROUP: Painting is where happiness lies! Come and join us at St Mary’s hall on Tuesday 23 October 2:00pm- 4:00pm cost £3.00. Places are limited!  To book contact Linda on 07922736537 or 0151- 208-0914.

CHRISTMAS DAY MEAL 2018:  In St Mary's parish hall 1:00pm-4:00pm. This is a collaborative community event, hosted by RYMSt Mary's & Bishop Eton's SVP,St Peter's WooltonSt James' Woolton Woolton Community Life and sponsored by Tesco in Woolton Village. 

The meal will be free for anyone who will be on their own Christmas Day, irrespective of religion or income. It is not a charitable event, but simply a way of offering fellowship & community on such an important day of the year.
If you would like to attend or simply to volunteer help at some point during the day, please contact Anita on 0151 4281108 or 07387576741. Alternatively, e-mail Anita or Natasha at:  

Christmas meal 2018

KSC COUNCIL 9 - ANNUAL SPONSORED WALK: Completed their annual Steve Dooley Walk for charity last Sunday. Many thanks to all parishioners who turned out to walk with us on what has become a real community event, with nearly 40 people from numerous parishes undertaking the walk. Envelopes for donations will be collected this weekend 6&7 October and this year’s nominated charity is ‘The whitechapel Centre’ whitechapel‘The whitechapel Centre’ who do so much to combat homelessness in the city. Thanks once again for your support and we will let everyone know the grand total raised in due course.

VOCATIONS DISCERNMENT GROUP: The next day of recollection for those exploring vocations is this Saturday 13 October at St John’s Presbytery, 13 Powell Street, Wigan WN1 1XL. For more information please contact Fr James Preston, Vocations Director for the Archdiocese of Liverpool at   or on 0151-727-2493.

’50 Faces’ of the Holy Land: is a photographic exhibition commissioned by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England & Wales to highlight and promote the lives of the faithful in Israel, Gaza and the Occupied Territories. The photographs taken by Marcin Mazur show how the faces of people are marked with the history, the diversity, the joys and sufferings of the Holy Land. Each face tells a story. Each person, a memory.  It will be displayed in the Metropolitan Cathedral from 29 September - 21 October.

Archbishop Patrick will celebrate Mass in the Cathedral on Wednesday 17th October at 5.15 p.m. for the intention of the Christians of the Holy Land.

In the following video, the Bishops pray for Peace in the Holyland

SPUC MERSEYSIDE 2018 SPONSORED WALK:  On Saturday 13 October, walking 14 miles. Any sponsorship money will be collected by SPUC Members after all the Masses over the weekend of 20&21 October. Thank you!


A COMMEMORATION OF 100 YEARS SINCE WW1 AND THE SUFFRAGETTE MOVEMENT: The Ladies Group at St John Vianney,Vianney, are holding a dance on Friday 26 October at St Mark’s Parish Club starting at 7:30pm. Tickets: £3.00 available from St Mark’s or Holy Family, or from the parish office on 486 9885.  Or you can pay on the door.

BOOKSHOP: Christmas cards and gifts are now on sale in the bookshop.

NEXT WEEK: Twenty-Eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time Year B

CAFOD: There will be a retiring collection after all the Masses next weekend. Gift Aid envelopes are available at the back of church.

BIDDING PRAYERS: G. McAndrew.                      LINEN:  Denise.

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.