Parish of Saint Mary (Woolton)
Served by the Redemptorists at Bishop Eton
Bishop Eton: 0151-722-1108
Deacon: Rev Bernard Rigby
Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Universal King, Year C
23rd & 24thNovember 2019
OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST,
Sharon O’Driscoll (A)
Neil Hughes (A)
People of the Parish
|Fr Nicholas Broadbridge (LD)|
Requiem:Arthur Campbell (RIP)
Requiem:Denise Davies (RIP)
|Thurs||28th||9.00am||Christine O’H (Sp/Int)|
Steve Ruane (LD)
|12 noon||Christopher Lowe (A)|
FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT
|5.30pm||Gillian Delaney (A)|
Vincent McAndrew (A)
|11.00am||People of the Parish|
Confessions: Saturday 11.00am - 11.45am
Morning Prayer: Monday & Friday 8.40am
Exposition and Benediction: FRIDAY 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|
|and those whose anniversaries occur about this time|
FROM FR TIM
THE SOLEMNITY OF CHRIST THE KING:
This wonderful feast brings to an end the Church’s Liturgical Year and the focus is on our young people. Therefore, it is truly fitting that at the 11:00am Mass this Sunday our young people will be playing a significant part in the celebration along with members of staff and pupils from St Julie’s High School.
STATUE OF ST JULIE:
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.
Thanks to those who have responded and if anyone else is interested, please let us know this week, preferably in writing, and we can get together and discuss how to further the process.
Please continue to put forward your ideas and please encourage those who have the special questionnaire for Catholics on the fringe to return them to us. Thank you.
You can download an electronic copy of the questionnaire by clicking here.
A reminder we are now considering the second focus that emerged from the consultation, namely “Sharing the mission of Jesus”. Once again we invite all who have something to contribute to place their thoughts and ideas in the Synod Box near the entrance to the Lady Chapel and our reps will process these.
The following video has some reflections on the theme of Sharing the Mission of Jesus
The questions we are asked to reflect on are
- 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?
SYNOD TALK 3:
BLESSING OF THE ADVENT WREATH AT EACH MASS:
Families are being invited to light the Advent Wreath at each Mass instead of the altar servers. There is a sheet in the sacristy to sign up to light the candle.
PARISH COMMUNITY CELEBRATION:
This weekend, to mark National Youth Sunday we celebrate the young people in our parish and community and all the gifts and talents they share with us.
The theme for this year is ‘Significance’ taken from Christus Vivit, Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation to young people: “For him, you have worth; you are not insignificant. You are important to him, for you are the work of his hands. That is why he is concerned about you and looks to you with affection.” (Christus Vivit 115).
We will unite with all our young people through the prayers and readings of our Masses this weekend and remember them in our prayers. After the Family Mass at 11:00am, we will continue our celebrations in the hall with a ‘Pizza Party.’ All welcome!
SVP CHRISTMAS TOY APPEAL:
There is a box in the porch, if you wish to donate an unwrapped toy this weekend the 23/ 24 November ‘Youth Sunday’ for needy children’. The toys will be given to NUGENT and distributed to the families. No toys will be collected on Christmas Day
ST MARY’S – COMMUNITY THEATRE:
The next session is this Monday 25 November from 6:00pm- 7:30pm.
Wednesday, 27 November 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. Please bring your lunch.
The final Rosary for the unborn will be on Saturday 30 November before the 12noon Mass. The intention will be ’For all children whose lives have been lost to abortion.’
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.
JUSTICE AND PEACE HOLYLAND CHRISTMAS CARDS:
St Mary’s have been twinned with St Joseph the Worker parish in Reneh, Israel. Cards will be sold at all the weekend Masses 30 November/1 December for 50p to cover the cost of postage.
You can learn more about the scheme by clicking here.
CHRISTMAS DAY MEAL AT ST MARY’S PARISH HALL:
On Wednesday 25 December at 1:00pm-4:00pm.
We invite those people who would otherwise be alone on Christmas Day to join our Christmas celebration. Anyone will be made welcome, irrespective of religion or income.
If you would like to book a place, please call Anita on 07387 576741.
Also, any volunteer help would be gratefully received! Thank you.
APF RED MISSION BOXES:
If your red box has not been emptied in the last couple of months, please drop it in to the presbytery as soon as you can. It will be emptied and returned to you. Thank you.
SFX CHRISTMAS FAMILY BINGO:
Sunday 24 November at 2:30pm – 4:00pm. All welcome.
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! Cards can be purchased after all the weekend Masses.
Christmas Cards, Advent Calendars and Gifts are on sale now!
CANCELLATION OF EXPLORING OUR FAITH SESSION:
Please note the Exploring Our Faith Session for Thursday19 December has been cancelled. The sessions will resume in January 2020. The Robert Barron Box Set made be borrowed from the office.
CHRIST THE KING WALSINGHAM PILGRIMAGE 12-14 DECEMBER 2019:
Full Pilgrimage Programme including Mass at the Shrine. Friday Evening visit to the Thursford CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR. To make a booking, please ring the parish office on 722 2231.
USED POSTAGE STAMPS FOR THE MISSIONS:
Please put your used stamps in the box in the porch to support the Missions.
ANIMATE: There will be a retiring collection after all the Masses this weekend. Gift Aid envelopes are available.
NEXT WEEK: First Sunday of Advent, Year A
BIDDING PRAYERS: M. Lowe.
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.