Parish of Saint Mary (Woolton)Mary2

Served by the Redemptorists at Bishop Eton

Liverpool Roman Catholic Archdiocesan Trustees

Incorporated— charity number 232709

Church Road, Woolton, Liverpool L25 5JF. 
Tel: 0151-428-2256
E-mail:  
Twitter: @stmarywoolton 
Parish Priest: Father Timothy J Buckley C.Ss.R. 

Bishop Eton:  0151-722-1108

Deacon: Rev Bernard Rigby

Parish Administrator: Ann O’Neill
 

12th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Year A)

20th & 21st June 2020 

Sat 20th

12th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Sun 21st
Mon 22nd

SAINTS JOHN FISHER, BISHOP AND

THOMAS MORE, MARTYRS
Tue 23rd

Wed 24th THE BIRTHDAY OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST
Thurs 25th

Fri 26th

Sat 27th OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP
Sun 28th

SAINTS PETER AND PAUL, APOSTLES

Fr Tim and

the Redemptorist Community

will be celebrating Mass

for your intentions

on a daily basis. 

Please see ‘Mass Intentions’  below and follow link for names 

Please remember in your prayers all those who are sick:
Helen B-C, Pauline M,  Colette P, Geoff F, Paul W, Ann L, Vivien S, Margaret M, Margaret P, Mary M,  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, Pat D, Anne McC, Rita C, Owen McD, Pat G-B, Mary K,  Pauline P, Shelagh P and John Morgan
Those who have recently died including

Anthony (Andy) Rylands RIP, Frances Reid RIP

and those whose anniversaries occur about this time

Funerals this week:  

Monday 22 June: Frances Reid

Thursday 25 June: Anthony (Andy) Rylands

FROM FR TIM

KEEPING GOING:

I sense I am not alone in finding that the days are beginning to weigh heavily as we plough our way through these uncertain times of coming out of lock down. We sense that things are gradually getting better and yet we are still expected to be highly vigilant and careful. I hear from some of you that this is taking its toll, particularly as you try to reassure the children and keep them happy without so many of the supports that were part and parcel of their daily lives before.


THE OPENING OF CHURCHES:

Hopefully, we will be able to open St Mary’s for private prayer in due course. Meanwhile, I think what I said above is perfectly illustrated by the meticulous care we have to take when Bishop Eton church is open, albeit for just the three hours on Monday and Friday afternoons. I am indebted to those who have volunteered to ensure that everything runs smoothly and certainly our first experiences have been rewarding and welcomed by all who came. I just wonder whether this may offer families something different: just a short visit with the children, bringing all your worries and fears as well as your hopes and joys to the Lord. And, remember you can sit together as a family.

Note too the opening times of the other churches in our Pastoral Area. These can be found on our website or the Pastoral Area website at: www.pastol.co.uk

Open Churches


olpsTHE NOVENA IN HONOUR OF OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR:

Remember that in response to the query about how we would celebrate this event, I have managed to arrange for the Novena I preached in Dublin two years ago to be made available. From now until the Feast next Saturday (27th) each day will be available on the website.

We have extricated the homily and the prayers from the recorded Masses. If you wish to follow the whole Mass, you should be able to find it on the website of the Redemptoristines in Dublin. (https://rednuns.com/)


NEXT SUNDAY IS THE SOLEMNITY OF SAINTS PETER AND PAUL

BroRoystonBROTHER ROYSTON C.Ss.R

Please remember in your prayers

Bro Royston Price CSsR,

who took his Final Vows as a Redemptorist on the Feast of the Sacred Heart.  (Video below)


Funerals:


I and my family will be grateful for your prayers for the repose of the soul of Andrew, my nephew, whose funeral is this coming Wednesday (24th June). Please also pray for Anthony Rylands’s and his family. His funeral is the following day.


MASS INTENTIONS

Requests for Mass intentions can be e-mailed to the parish office. All Masses will be said privately by the confreres but listed on the website under ‘Mass Intentions.’ Any stipends/donations can be sent in once the parish office is open.  You can find a list of Mass Intentions on the parish website or by following this link:

NEW DEMENTIA FRIENDLY INTERNET RADIO STATION:

A new internet radio station has been launched for people living with dementia and their carers. There’s five different eras of music to select from with no adverts whatsoever! You can access the website at: www.m4dradio.com Enjoy!


JOB VACANCY - ADMIN POST

 Netherley Youth and Community Initiative Trustees recruiting a 24 hour finance & admin  post -essential office administration, enthusiastic attitude. Crucial that you have finance processing experience with various databases, Quick Books software, social media platforms. A willingness to learn and develop within the role.
Interested please Contact Sharon 0151 487 6421 for an application form, must be returned by 22nd June 2020.
Interview date 30/06/2020
Based at the former St Gregory’s church and is doing amazing work, presently feeding 200 families a week in the Netherley/Belle Vale Area. 

THE READER –

ACTIVITIES AND CONNECTION FOR SOCIALLY ISOLATED COMMUNITY MEMBERS:

Sharing stories and poems over the phone. Could you or someone you know benefit from a friendly chat on the phone during lockdown? Call 0151 729 2250 between 10am-4pm Monday-Friday or e-mail: and quote Finding Connection.

For more details please visit: thereader.org.uk 

If calling for a friend, please ask their permission first.

Finding Connection


GIVING DURING LOCKDOWN:

Following requests for alternatives to offertory collections, staff at the Archdiocesan Finance Department have been working hard developing various platforms and alternative ways of giving during lockdown.
However, I am acutely aware that many families will be struggling financially during these difficult times and there is no expectation whatsoever for you to sign up to any of the options that are suggested here.
For those parishioners that can afford to do so, it would be preferable to hold onto to your donations until the end of lockdown and then make a one-off payment, (preferably by cheque) for the full amount. Parishioners are advised not make a journey to the presbytery to post envelopes with donations.  For those parishioners who do not already donate by Standing Order and would like to do so, you can find an electronic copy on our website or by following this link:
 Please be sure to use the correct account name, which is ST MARY'S CHURCH (015).  The details on the form can also be used to make a single payment using online banking or a mobile banking app. If you encounter any difficulty completing the form, please send an e-mail to the parish office including your telephone number and we will get back to you.

ONLINE AND TEXT GIVING IS NOW AVAILABLE:

Text giving is now available for each parish and the details below are ready to use for accepting both one-off and regular donations.

Four text-giving campaigns have been created for each parish. The details of each campaign are given below.

Text SAINTMARY to 70085 to donate £2. Texts cost £2 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to give £2 but do not wish to receive marketing communications,text  SAINTMARYNOINFOto 70085. 
Text SAINTMARY to 70450 to donate £3. Texts cost £3 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to give £3 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text  SAINTMARYNOINFOto 70450. 
Text SAINTMARY to 70460 to donate £5. Texts cost £5 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to give £5 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text  text  SAINTMARYNOINFO to 70460.
 Text SAINTMARYto 70470 to donate £10. Texts cost £10 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to give £10 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text  SAINTMARYNOINFO to 70470.

Online giving website:

The Archdiocesan online giving website is now ready to be used and can receive both one-off and regular monthly donations. All donations will go to the parish selected by the donor. The page for St Mary’s can be found by following this link: https://donate.liverpoolcatholic.org.uk/st-mary-woolton


SOCIAL MEDIA UPDATES:

Please find our e-mail and social media addresses on the header of this newsletter. Lots more information available on the Archdiocesan website: https://www.liverpoolcatholicresources.com 
Please do consider having a look and see what is available to you to support you during this time. If you have any suggestions of how we can reach out to people of all ages do let us know.
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