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
 

SAINTS PETER AND PAUL, APOSTLES (Year A)

27th & 28th June 2020

Sat 27th

SAINTS PETER AND PAUL, APOSTLES

Sun 28th
Mon 29th

 

Tue 30th

Wed 1st ST OLIVER PLUNKET, BISHOP, MARTYR
Thurs 2nd

Fri 3rd

ST THOMAS, APOSTLE

Sat 4th
Sun 5th

14th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

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, John Morgan and Fr Andrew C.Ss.R
Those who have recently died including

Fr Tony Johnson C.Ss.R RIP, Michael McLouhglin RIP,  Dorothy Lee RIP

and those whose anniversaries occur about this time

FROM FR TIM

SOLEMNITY OF SS PETER AND PAUL:

Today we give thanks to God for these great pillars of the early Church, both martyred in Rome in the middle of the First Century.


FR ANTHONY JOHNSON CSsR RIP

Fr JohnsonFR ANTHONY JOHNSON CSsR died peacefully on Friday morning (26thJune) in the Royal Liverpool Hospital.
Fr Tony was born in December 1933 and did his National Service with the RAF in the military police. He was professed as a Redemptorist in 1957 and ordained to the priesthood in 1964. He was part of a vibrant School Mission Team based in Bishop Eton during the 1960s and then was appointed Novice Master in 1970. Unfortunately, he was involved in a very serious road accident in 1971 and was in a coma for over a week. He recovered sufficiently to be able fulfil supportive roles in different communities and in later years worked among the homeless in our Centre in Clapham, the Ace of Clubs.
He has enjoyed his final years in retirement here at Bishop Eton. We are greatly indebted to the staff of the Royal Liverpool Hospital and Church View Care Home, where he has received loving care and attention during the past few months. In spite of many health issues, he remained amiable and uncomplaining and he will be greatly missed. May he now rest in peace.

THE FORTHCOMING OPENING OF CHURCHES: 
You will have noted that the Government has given the go-ahead for churches to be re-opened for public worship from Monday, 6 July.  However, it is important to be aware that, as with all other permissions for schools, shops, hotels etcetera, this permission may only be implemented after all the risk assessments have been done and all the safety measures are in place.

THEREFORE WE WILL NOT BE RETURNING TO LIFE AS IT WAS THREE AND A HALF MONTHS AGO.

I will be meeting this week with the other clergy of the Pastoral Area to determine how we should approach this next phase in the process of coming out of ‘lock down’ and hope to have more information next weekend. For now, may I make the following important points:

1. For now the Sunday Mass obligation is not being reintroduced.
2. Accordingly, I anticipate continuing with the streamed Mass each weekend.
3. Sunday and Weekday Masses will be limited and the churches will have a considerably reduced capacity, so people may be disappointed. This will call for great patience and understanding on the part of everyone.
4. Other services and sacraments will be available, but again it is going to take time to re-organise the programme of baptisms, weddings and First Communions, so I beg again for patience and understanding.
5. Churches may be used for funerals services, but there will be no Requiem Masses for the time being.
6. With Fr Andrew Burns (Rector) having to undergo a lengthy period of cancer treatment, I anticipate that for the most part, I will be shouldering responsibility for everything in both Bishop Eton and St Mary’s. We will need to look after one another and avoid unnecessary stress.

Let’s renew our trust in the Lord and ask the prayers of our Lady of Perpetual Succour as we calmly work our way through the coming weeks. And remember the great phrase of the mystic, Mother Julian of Norwich: “ALL WILL BE WELL.”


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!


HYMN FOR THE DAY:

The Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland have developed an initiative offering a hymn for every day throughout July to brighten your life. Full lyrics and reflections and sometimes a video can be found by following this link from next Wednesday 1 July.  https://hymnsocietygbi.org.uk/resources/hymn-for-the-day/ 


BUYING ONLINE:

If you are ordering online during or after lockdown, why not find a website that contributes to charities when you order? The following link has a few you might want to consider: http://www.stmaryswoolton.org.uk/featured-articles/2336-buying-online-suggestions


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


RESTORED LIVES –RECOVERY FOR THE DIVORCED OR SEPARATED: 

Restored lives are delivering their summer training conference online via Zoom on Friday 3 July. The Restored Lives Programme is used by the archdiocese and Maureen O’Brien explains that this is an ideal opportunity for anyone in the Catholic Church to come and find out more about the course and what’s involved in setting one up both online and in person.

You can find more details and tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/restored-lives-training-day-2020-tickets-94840330983


A MESSAGE FROM THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSE

AND CATHOLIC TIMES TO ALL OUR READERS:

At the moment you are unable to collect your paper at Mass, but you can get it delivered direct to your home every week, POST FREE.  

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Please go to www.thecatholicuniverse.com or call them on 0161 820 5722 and they will arrange for you. SPECIAL OFFER 3 MONTHS: £18.00 or 12 MONTHS: £72.00.  N.B. These two publications have now merged to become one title.


GIVING DURING LOCKDOWN:

All options for alternative ways of giving can be found on the website or by following this link:  http://www.stmaryswoolton.org.uk/featured-articles/2108-parish-funding-during-the-coronavirus-lockdown


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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