Parish of Saint Mary (Woolton)
Served by the Redemptorists at Bishop Eton
Bishop Eton: 0151-722-1108
Deacon: Rev Bernard Rigby
Thirty Third Sunday of Ordinary Time Year C
16th & 17thNovember 2019
THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME
George Flattery (B/A)
People of the Parish
John Mohan (A)
|Werner Maria Ritgen (LD)|
Michael Morris (LD)
|Wed||21st||Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary||12 noon||Cec & Paula Burke (RIP)|
|9.00am||Gerard Carrick (A)|
Requiem:Gerry McBride (RIP)
|Sat||24th||12 noon||Edward & Catherine Seddon (A)|
OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST,
|5.30pm||Sharon O’Driscoll (A)|
Neil Hughes (A)
|11.00am||People of the Parish|
Confessions: Saturday 11.00am - 11.45am
Morning Prayer: Monday 8.40am
Exposition and Benediction: THURSDAY 6:00pm- 7:00pm
|Please remember in your prayers all those who are sick:|
|Tom F, Pauline M, Colette P, Geoff F, Paul W, Tom O'C, Ann L, Vivien S, Margaret M, Margaret P, Mary M, Mary B, Vincent H, Joseph L, Dawn McG, Anna M, Lydia B, Margaret D, Antoinette L, Eileen N, Marie R, Fr Gabriel C.Ss.R, Fr Tony C.Ss.R, Fr. Martin C.Ss.R, Kenny R, Michael W, Sheila O’N, Peter G, Pat D, Anne McC, Rita C, Owen McD, Pat G-B, Karen R|
|Those who have recently died including|
Vincent O’Reilly ,Margaret Fennell and Isla McVeigh-Cookson
|and those whose anniversaries occur about this time|
FROM FR TIM
- How do we more effectively evangelise and lead people to a deeper relationship with Jesus?
- How do we show the compassionate love of Jesus in our work for justice, peace, and the integrity of creation, in our acts of charity and our works of mercy?
- How can the parish rise to the challenge of sharing the mission of Jesus?
- How can we equip people to be the presence of Jesus at work, at home, and in the street?
A NEW INITIATIVE:
However, we are also suggesting that our two parishes make a unique contribution to the work of the SYNOD.
It is not clear that we have yet reached out successfully to those who do not come to church, and yet if the SYNOD is to be properly informed we must hear what they have to say.
Accordingly, Fr Michael Henesy has prepared a simple questionnaire, which is available at the back of the church this weekend. If you have members of your family or friends who might be willing to complete this, please take these forms and invite them to consider responding.
Please make sure they realise that this is entirely a non- judgemental exercise and to be done anonymously.
If you would like to download an electronic copy click here
We suggest they place the completed forms in a marked envelope and either return through you or directly to the presbytery. THANK YOU.
THE FUNERAL OF GERRY MCBRIDE:
Will take place this Friday at noon. Gerry was a highly respected Head Teacher of our Primary School and a faithful member of our parish community. May he rest in peace.
PROFESSIONAL HELP REQUIRED:
We are looking for some more help, especially over the weekends, to support the elderly confrères, whose disabilities are becoming more pronounced. Ideally we are looking for people with a nursing background.
Anyone interested, please contact Fr Tim or Fr Andrew and we can discuss the matter, including the requisite recompense.
This Sunday 17 November is the final day for submitting Proposals on this first Theme via this link on the Synod website:
CAR PARK TARMAC REMEDIAL WORK:
Please note: From Wednesday 20 November there will be some disruption in the car park due to tarmac improvement work in the main car park area and the drive.
Please bear with us during this much needed improvement work. Thank you!
PARISH LUNCH CLUB:
This Wednesday 20 November at 12:30pm in the parish hall. Please sign the list in the porch.
CANCELLATION OF EXPLORING OUR FAITH SESSIONS:
Please note the Exploring Our Faith Sessions scheduled for 21 November and 19 December have been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.
The Pastoral Team apologise for any inconvenience caused and will resume the sessions in January 2020.
The Robert Barron Box Set made be borrowed from the by contacting the parish office.
EXPOSITION AND BENEDICTION:
Exposition and Benediction will be held on Thursday 21 November from 6:00pm-700pm instead of Friday this week.
- DEMENTIA FRIENDLY AFTERNOON TEA AND SINGALONG:
Our Christmas Special Dementia Friendly Afternoon Tea and Singalong take place s this Friday 22 November from 2:00-4:00pm and it will be a wonderful Christmas Special with singing and dancing, raffles, prizes and lots of good fun.
All are welcome especially those living with Dementia and their carers.
ST MARY’S – COMMUNITY THEATRE:
The next session is Monday 25 November from 6:00pm- 7:30pm.
SPACE TO BE SERVICE:
WHY WE NEED MORE DEACONS:
PARISH COMMUNITY CELEBRATION:
On 24 November we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King and traditionally it is Youth Sunday.
At the 11:00am Mass we will be celebrating both Christ the King and Youth Sunday.
We welcome volunteers to welcome, read and do the offertory. We particularly welcome young people to join our celebration. If you would like to participate please sign the notice at the back of the church, email or phone Tricia on 07711702334.
We will continue our celebrations in the hall afterwards with a pizza party. So please do come along and join your parish community for this celebration before the start of Advent!
ST JULIE STATUE:
A statue of St Julie will be presented to the parish at the 11:00am Mass on the 24 November 2019.
CHRIST THE KING WALSINGHAM PILGRIMAGE 2019:
Christ the King and Our Lady’s Parish have spaces to spare on their annual pilgrimage to Walsingham on Thursday 12 December -Saturday 14 December.
Depart: Thursday 12th December Return: Saturday 14th December
Accommodation: two nights accommodations including breakfast, lunch and evening meals at the R.C. National Shrine Pilgrim Bureau This is hostel accommodation with plenty of toilets/showers/ baths - please bring a towel
Thursday: Travel to Walsingham (please bring packed lunch)
Christmas Dinner Friday:
Full Pilgrimage Programme Mass at the Shrine Friday Evening: A visit to Thursford to see the Christmas Spectacular ‘Ultimate Christmas Musical Experience’ (which is included in the cost)
Saturday: Breakfast—travel home Cost: Twin En-suite - £182.00 person Single Standard - £170.00 per person If you would like to make a booking, please ring Christ the King Parish Office on 722 2231.
GIVE A REAL CHRISTMAS GIFT:
One Gift Card purchased for £10 buys a bag of maize in Zimbabwe for Brother Benjamin’s Feeding Project - it will feed a child-headed household or a group of orphans for a month!
MOTHER TERESA CHRISTMAS FOOD COLLECTION:
Will be taken on the weekend 30 November/1 December for the Missionaries of Charity in Seel Street. It will be for non- perishable food, hats, scarves, gloves and socks. The SVP have ‘Cold Weather ‘boxes in the porch during the winter season for food and clothing for the homeless.
Christmas Cards, Advent Calendars and Gifts are on sale now!
USED POSTAGE STAMPS FOR THE MISSIONS:
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.
There will be an opportunity each week to make a donation to our local HCPT Group who is raising funds to take disadvantaged children to Lourdes next Easter.