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
 

25th & 26th JULY 2020

17th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Sat 25th

17th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK:

People of the Parish

Kate Griffin (LD)

David Delaney, Staff & Pupils at CTK School

Bernard & Maurine Jennings (RIP)

Rose Foy (RIP)

Michael McLoughlin (LD)

Adrian Dickinson (RIP)

 

Fr Tim and confreres will continue to celebrate your Mass intentions in private at

Bishop Eton Monastery
Sun 26th
Mon 27th

Tue 28th

Wed 29th ST MARTHA
Thurs 30th
Fri 31st

ST IGNATIUS LOYOLA, PRIEST 

Sat 1st

ST ALPHONSUS LIGUOURI,

BISHOP, DOCTOR

Sun 2nd

18th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME


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. Martin C.Ss.R,  Fr. Tony 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 M, Fr Andrew C.Ss.R and Denise M
Those who have recently died including

Sr. Mary Gallagher PSMG, RIP,William Langcake RIP.

and those whose anniversaries occur about this time

 Funerals this week:

Wednesday 29 July: Sr. Mary Gallagher PSMG RIP

Friday 31 July: William Langcake RIP.

FROM FR TIM

SPECIAL OCCASIONS:

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THANK YOU:

Naturally, I was sorry that my sister and some of the family were not able to join me to celebrate my Golden Jubilee. Likewise, it was disappointing that we were not able to have get-togethers in each of the parishes. However, you made up for all that in spectacular style. I am truly grateful for the messages of goodwill and I feel very honoured that you took so much trouble to mark the occasion so generously and in so many different ways.

I hope I was able to express some of that at the end of Mass last weekend and in my Thursday message. It has been a roller-coaster week and I feel somewhat of an emotional wreck. But may I just say that my hope and prayer is that I will have the health and strength to continue to serve Bishop Eton and St Mary’s for a good while to come.

MASSES:

I will continue to record a Mass each weekend for the foreseeable future because, faced with the present restrictions, there is no way we can accommodate the regular Mass attendance and I am conscious that many of you may still be nervous about venturing forth, while some of you are still shielding.

At the same time, across the Pastoral Area we now have a good number of Masses each week, so I hope everyone who is able will come to Mass from time to time. May I especially encourage you to bring the children – remember you may sit together in your bubble in the one bench – and it would be a shame if we get out of the habit of coming: we are above all a Eucharistic community!

Mass times at St Mary’s for the coming week and going forward will be Tuesday (28 July) at 7:00pm, Thursday (30 July) at 12noon and Sunday (2 August) at 11:00am. But please be aware of the limitation on numbers.

Please see the websites and bulletins for all the Mass times and may the Lord continue to bless all our efforts.


OFFERTORY COLLECTIONS:

Please note that for now, there will be no collection during or after mass to avoid any risk of infection to the volunteers who normally process the collection, which obviously involves a lot of handling of money, cheques and envelopes. Any parishioner who wishes to make a donation is kindly asked to continue with the procedures suggested for Giving During Lockdown, which include holding on to your donations and making a one-off payment (preferably by cheque) at a later stage. Or, by using electronic bank transfer/standing order, online and/or text giving. For full details, please see our website:

 http://www.stmaryswoolton.org.uk/featured-articles/2108-parish-funding-during-the-coronavirus-lockdown


MASS INTENTIONS

Requests for Mass intentions can be e-mailed to the parish office. All Masses will be said privately at Bishop Eton 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


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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