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



Thirty First Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year B)

3rd & 4th November 2018


Sat 3rd



TIME (Year B)

5.30pm Terry Donnelly (LD)
Sun 4th 9.00am  Ann Cullen (A)
11.00am People of the Parish
Mon 5th 9.00am

Len Meyer (A)

Tue 6th  Spanish Martyrs C.Ss.R 12 noon

Peter Stranack (A)

Wed 7th

12 noon

Christopher, Kevin &

Gerald Hughes (RIP)

Thu 8th



 Douglas Newbold (A)

Fri 9th

 Dedication of the

Lateran Basilica


Sharon O’Driscoll (B/A)

Sat 10th

 St Leo the Great




TIME (Year B)

5.30pm Stephen Flattery (A)
Sun 11th 9.00am  People of the Parish

 Those who have died

in war

Confessions: Saturday 11.00 am-11.45 am

Morning Prayer: Monday & Friday 8:40am

Exposition and Benediction: 6.00pm-7.00pm

Please remember in your prayers all those who are sick:
Lyn S, George Hm 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, Peter G and Patrick M
Those who have recently died including
and those whose anniversaries occur about this time


EXCHANGE OF DEACONS (Pastoral Area Initiative): This weekend we welcome Deacon Tony Downes (Christ the King) to our parish. Just as we swapped priests a few months ago, so it was agreed that a similar initiative with the deacons would encourage us to think about the need for more and more collaborative ministering to one another. It may be that this will inspire some in the parish to consider the vocation of the permanent diaconate: if so, you can always contact Fr Chris Fallon, on 07932 648221) for more information.

QUESTIONNAIRE: ‘Thank you’ to the few hundred in both parishes who took the trouble to return the questionnaires. We have done an initial analysis and obviously one of the key questions concerned whether we should arrange a meeting to discuss the issues. Fascinatingly, while the majority said the parishes should address the issues, less than half said they would attend a meeting. Because there is another issue which needs addressing – namely finding a representative from each parish, plus others from the pastoral area to be members of the Diocesan Synod – may I suggest that we have meetings, sensitively exploring what you wish to talk about and seeing whether members for the Synod emerge in the course of the discussions? I will propose dates next weekend.

NOVEMBER 9th (Dedication of the Lateran Basilica): Next Friday is a special day for the Redemptorists because it marks the 286th Birthday of the Congregation. Our Father General has asked the confrères across the world to use next Sunday as a special day of prayer for our missionary vocation. I hope we can keep this intention in mind, but I am very conscious that next Sunday marks the centenary of the Armistice that brought the First World War to an end. It will be a very special Remembrance Sunday and we will have our annual services at the War Memorials in both parishes.

COMINGS AND GOINGS: This weekend, Fr Andrew is away for the second of three successive weekends on Marriage Encounter business. Fr Henesy had a second cataract operation on Friday and one or two of the community have been under the weather during the past week. Hopefully, with the help of the visiting deacons, we will manage.

MASS OF REMEMBRANCE: On Saturday 10 November the 12noon Mass will be offered to remember and celebrate the lives of all our loved ones. We will especially remember those who have died in this past year and those who still grieve for them. Refreshments are available after Mass in the parish hall. All welcome!

PARISH VOLUNTEERS PLEASE NOTE: During a recent parish Health and Safety Audit, Kevin Harvey (Archdiocesan  H&S Officer) flagged up an issue that has arisen in some parishes around the archdiocese. There have been instances of parishioners who have had traffic incidents travelling to and from church and their insurers have not settled the claim due to being unaware of the drivers’ voluntary duties. If you do any regular jobs at, or on behalf of the church (e.g. cleaning, counting money, Eucharistic Ministers visiting the sick and housebound etc), and you use your car, please inform your motor insurers that you do voluntary work at church. There should be no increase in your premium, but it is still advisable to inform them. Thank you.

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

RYM GROUP: Sunday 4 November monthly Mass, food and drinks 6:00 pm at Bishop Eton then to the Childwall Abbey.

EVENING PRAYER: With Pastoral Area Clergy this Wednesday 7 November at 6:00pm in Hope University Chapel.

PRISONERS OF CONSCIENCE - CHRISTMAS CARDS: Will be on sale after all the Masses on the weekend of the 17/18 November. Thank you in advance!

SPUC COFFEE MORNING: Sunday 18 November 10:00 am – 12:30 pm in the parish hall. All welcome!

WHY WE NEED MORE DEACONS: Archbishop Malcolm McMahon will host an evening for men who may be wondering if they are called to serve as deacons and what the formation involves. Wives, priests and deacons are also welcome. On Tuesday 20 November 7:30pm-9:00pm (Refreshments available from 7:00pm) at St Mary’s Parish Centre, Broadfield Drive, Leyland PR25 1PD. For more details phone 0151- 552-1042 or e-mail:

PARENTALK – THE PRIMARY YEARS: This is a six-week course in The Hub at St. Peter’s. Starts this Tuesday 30 October 10.30am-12Noon. 6, 13, 20, 27 November & 4 December. Tea/coffee & cakes will be available. Contact Jen on 0151 428 6810 or email: to book your FREE place. Pre-schoolers welcome by agreement. Please see flyers at the back of church.

CHRISTMAS DAY MEAL 2018:  In St Mary's parish hall 1:00pm-4:00pm. This is a collaborative community event, 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:  

KSC CHARITY NIGHT:  This Saturday 10 November at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Social Club, High Park Street, L8 8XD featuring Freddie Lloyd. Tickets £5 from Pat McGann on 07825236064 or pay at the door. There will be a Bingo and a Raffle. Prizes for the raffle would be appreciated. Thank you!

KSC COUNCIL 9 - ANNUAL SPONSORED WALK: The KSC wants to thank everyone who supported their sponsored walk in aid of ‘The Whitechapel Centre’. The total amount raised will be announced as soon as it is available. Thank you once again for your overwhelming support of this deserving charity!

MISSION MONDAYS: First Monday of every month 8:00pm-9:30pm at St Emilie’s, Oakhill Park, L13 4BP. See Poster!

SPUC WALK 13 OCTOBER 2018: Richard Benson would like to meet people in the porch at the end of Mass who are willing to sponsor him on completion of the walk.

PARISH WALKING GROUP: Join us for a local walk from Chester to Bache on  Saturday 24 November 2018. For further details see the notice board in porch.  There is an optional meal available after the walk. 

WIRRAL COASTAL WALK 2018: For the Alzheimer’s Society raised £301. A thank you letter from the society is on the notice board in the porch. Regards in Christ, Richard Benson.

NUGENT-VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED: To help at their shop on Allerton Road. For more details contact Colin Pryor on 0151 261 2041/ 07909925594.


USED POSTAGE STAMPS FOR THE MISSIONS: Please could you put your used stamps in the box in the porch, to raise funds for the Missions. Thank you!

NEXT WEEK: Thirty-Second Sunday of Ordinary Time Year B.


 LINEN:  D. King



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.