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Friday Night Prayer

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: www.stmaryswoolton.org.uk 

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

 

 

Feast of the Epiphany Year C

5th & 6th January 2019

 

Sat 5th

FEAST OF THE

 EPIPHANY (Year C)

5.30pm Stephen Flattery (A)
Sun 6th 9.00am Joseph &  Mary Gill (A)
11.00am

People of the Parish

Mon 7th

9.00am

Liturgy of the Word

Tue 8th   12 noon

Liturgy of the Word

Wed 9th

12 noon

Liturgy of the Word

Thu 10th

9.00am

Liturgy of the Word

Fri 11th

9.00am

Liturgy of the Word

Sat 12th

 

12 noon John Doyle (B/A)

Baptism of the Lord

(Year C)

5.30pm Stephen Flattery (A)
Sun 13th 9.00am Joseph &  Mary Gill (A)
11.00am

 People of the Parish

Confessions: Saturday 11:00am-11:45am 

Morning Prayer: Monday & Friday 8.40am

Exposition and Benediction:

6:00pm-7:30pm

Please remember in your prayers all those who are sick:
Mary M, Mary B, Lyn S, 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, Patrick M, Pat D
Those who have recently died including
 Anthony Moore
and those whose anniversaries occur about this time
    

Funeral Service this week:  This Monday 7 January 2019 at 1.00pm for Stanley Cleary (RIP).

 FROM FR TIM:

THE SOLEMNITY OF THE EPIPHANY 

We celebrate this wonderful Feast of the visit of the Magi and give thanks again for the birth of the Christ-child, who came for all men and women of all time in every corner of the world. This is the over-riding message of today’s feast.
Over Christmas I was doing some pondering over the kind of messages that are becoming the political sound-bites of today and what the gospel responses would be. I offer you a couple of examples:

"America (or wherever for that matter) first!”

Gospel response: “If anyone wants to be first, he must make himself last of all and servant of all.” (Mark 9.36)

"Migrant workers flooding into the Country.”

Gospel response: A lawyer was anxious to justify his questioning of Jesus about how to inherit eternal life and asked Jesus: “And who is my neighbour?” Jesus told him the parable of the ‘Good Samaritan’. The key to the story: the Samaritan was a foreigner! (Luke 10.25ff).

Pope Francis has appealed to us all to be among those who build bridges to unite rather than walls to divide. It seems to me that there are plenty of examples that this is happening in both our parishes. May we go from strength to strength in 2019.

REDEMPTORIST PROVINCIAL CHAPTER:

Fathers Andrew, Charles and Tim, and Brother Michael will be in Perth during the coming week, leaving a skeleton community in the monastery. Accordingly, there will simply be a noon Mass each day at Bishop Eton, while Deacon Bernard and our ministers will organise liturgies in St Mary’s. From next Saturday, we will resume the usual weekday timetables. 

PARISH SOCIAL AND RECEPTION:

Friday (25January) between 7:00pm-10:00pm
Please join us for the occasion so that we can thank one another for all the support and encouragement given throughout the year.

PARISH TEAM:

On the weekend of 26 &27 January members of our parish team will say a few words at each of the Masses and be available to meet over a cup of coffee in the hall afterwards. I am sure this initiative will bring many blessings.

FR BARRIE O’TOOLE:

As I complete my notes for the bulletin, I am about to visit Fr Barrie in Ripon. The news is that he is holding his own and sends his love and good wishes for a Happy New Year, thanking you for all your good wishes over Christmas.

NEW ARCHDIOCESAN CONFIRMATION PROGRAMME:

In 2020 a new programme will be provided for those at secondary school who will be coming of age for the Sacrament of Confirmation. There is a meeting for adults interested in helping with the catechesis this Wednesday 9 January at 7:00pm in the Chaplaincy at Hope University.

DEMENTIA FRIENDLY AFTERNOON TEA AND SINGALONG:

As we start a new year, we would like to extend a huge thank you to all our sponsors who have so generously supported the monthly  Dementia Friendly Afternoon Tea and Singalong. Including: B&B Hygiene Ltd, Catherine Higgins Law, Woodlands Rest Home, the SVP and our local Sainsbury’s and Tesco stores. We would also like to thank Andy Weir and the Good Turn Society (Happiness Fund) for funding January and February 2019 sessions. We have commitments from Santander Bank and Rockbourne Day Nursery to support subsequent months, for which we are enormously grateful. Thank you also to the staff at Much Woolton school who arranged for the children to sing Carols at the Christmas Special Afternoon Tea on 30 November.  The next session will be on Friday 25 January 2:00pm-4:00pm in the parish hall. Everyone is welcome and especially those people living with dementia and their carers.

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RYM 18-40 YOUNG ADULT GROUP:

RYM meet every first Sunday of the month to go to 6.00pm Mass together at Bishop Eton. Meet outside at 5:50pm. Followed by food and drinks together at Childwall Abbey.
They also meet every other Tuesday evening - our first session takes place in the Fisher-More Hall on 8 January at 7:30pm - for more details contact . or make friends on facebook Natasha Anita RYM

UCM Meeting:

Wednesday, 9 January at 12:30pm in the parish hall. Looking forward to seeing Members and any other ladies who would like to attend will be made very welcome. Please bring your lunch.

J&PYG:

A table sale will be held on 27 January in the Fisher-More Hall, to raise funds for Project Zimbabwe.The Redemptorist 'Mavambo Trust' is struggling to survive in the present economic climate. Please donate any unwanted Christmas in the New Year to fund this worthy cause. Thank you!

ST JULIE’S CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL:

Thursday 24 January 3:30pm-6:00pm Sixth Form Open Evening.

MUCH WOOLTON SCHOOL ADMISSIONS:

The Archdiocese is currently consulting on proposed changes to Admissions Policies from Autumn 2020. For our school, this will affect children who wish to start at Much Woolton Catholic Primary School from September 2020. A copy of all attached documentation to this page is available on request from the school office. Any comments on these proposals should be made in writing to our Co-Chairs of Governors, Miss C. Chapman and Mrs. E. Skyner Andrews via our school office as well as to the Archdiocese of Liverpool whose contact details can be found on the proposal documentation. Information can also be found at http://www.liverpoolcatholic.org.uk/schools/Amissions-Consultations

ARCHDIOCESAN DIRECTORIES 2019:

On sale at the back of church priced £3.50.

SONGS WE REMEMBER CHOIR: 

Grand Christmas Party this Wednesday 9 January at 2:00pm in St Thomas of Canterbury Parish hall, Great George’s Road , Waterloo L22 1RD. RSVP or 0151- 949 -1199.

READERS:

Please pick up your new rotas from in the sacristy.Thank you

USED POSTAGE STAMPS FOR THE MISSIONS:

Please put your used stamps in the box in the porch. Thank you.

NEXT WEEK: Baptism of the Lord Year C

SVP:

There will be a retiring collection after all the Masses next weekend. Gift Aid envelopes are available at the back of church. Thank you for your continued support!

BIDDING PRAYERS: T. Davies.

LINEN:  Gill.

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