Parish of Saint Mary (Woolton)Mary2

Church Road, Woolton, Liverpool L25 5JF. 
Tel: 0151-428-2256
E-mail:  Web: www.stmaryswoolton.org.uk 

 Served by the Redemptorists at Bishop Eton

Parish Priest: Father Timothy J Buckley C.Ss.R. 

Bishop Eton:  0151-722-1108

Deacon: Rev Bernard Rigby

Parish Administrator: Ann O’Neill

 

Liverpool Roman Catholic Archdiocesan Trustees Incorporated— charity number 232709

 

 

Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Universal King, Year C

23rd & 24thNovember 2019

 

Sat 23rd

 

OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST,

UNIVERSAL KING

YEAR C

Youth Sunday

Family Mass

5.30pm

Sharon O’Driscoll (A)

Sun 24th 9.00am

Neil Hughes (A)

11.00am

People of the Parish

Mon 25th

 

9.00 am

Fr Nicholas Broadbridge (LD)
Tue 26th 12 noon

Holy Souls

Wed 27th 12 noon

Requiem:

Arthur Campbell (RIP)
2.30pm

Requiem:

Denise Davies (RIP)
Thurs 28th

9.00am Christine O’H (Sp/Int)
Fri 29th

9.00am

Steve Ruane (LD)

Sat 30th 

St Andrew

12 noon Christopher Lowe (A)
Sun 1st

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

YEAR A

5.30pm Gillian Delaney (A)
9.00am

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:

You will recall that during the summer we marked the 50th anniversary of the canonisation of St Julie and the celebrations included a pilgrimage to Rome with some 200 pupils and staff from Notre Dame Schools across the UK.
The special service took place in the Redemptorist church of Sant’Alfonso because of the close ties between the Notre Dame Sisters and the Redemptorists, dating back to their coming to England to work alongside the Redemptorists in the 1840s.
Now, as part of this commemoration and to further cement our relationship, the High School is giving us a statue of St Julie, which will be presented at the Mass this weekend. It seems fitting that it should sit near the icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour and so we will place it by the statue of St Joseph. We are having a plaque made to explain these links and we thank Mr Alderman (Head Teacher) and the School for this gift.

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.


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THE SYNOD:

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: 

COMPLEX CATHOLICISM: DISCOVERING THE REALITY OF YOUNG CATHOLICS IN ENGLAND AND WALES.
At Hope University Chapel, L16 9JD on Monday 9 December. The speaker will be Stephen Davies who will use up to date research and will explore who the younger members of our Church are today. He will look at how we can reach out to young Catholics. We will hear the voice of young people speaking into the Church today.
 All are very welcome! 7:00pm tea/coffee. Talk starts 7:30pm and there will be optional night prayer at 9:00pm.  
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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.


UCM MEETING:

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.


KSC AND SPUC ROSARY CRUSADE:

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.


BOOKSHOP:

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. 

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 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.