Parish of Saint Mary (Woolton)
Served by the Redemptorists at Bishop Eton
Liverpool Roman Catholic Archdiocesan Trustees
Incorporated— charity number 232709
Church Road, Woolton, Liverpool L25 5JF.
Parish Priest: Father Timothy J Buckley C.Ss.R.
Bishop Eton: 0151-722-1108
Deacon: Rev Bernard Rigby
Parish Administrator: Ann O’Neill
1st & 2nd August 2020
18th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
18th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK:
People of the Parish
Mary McGrath (RIP)
Mary Meyer (B/A)
Michael McLoughlin (LD)
Angela P (80th B'day)
Margaret Lyons (B/A)
Alfred Gilbertson (RIP)
Fr Tim and confreres will continue to celebrate your Mass intentions in private at
Bishop Eton Monastery
Memorial of St, John Vianney, Priest
||FEAST OF THE TRANSFIGURATION OF THE LORD
||Memorial of St Dominic, Priest
19th 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, 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
Margaret Murphy RIP, Margaret Peace RIP
|and those whose anniversaries occur about this time
Funerals this week:
FROM FR TIM
GENTLE STEPS FORWARD:
It has been wonderfully rewarding to be able to celebrate public Masses again in both of our churches. I am grateful to the teams who have supervised each occasion and all of you who have been able to come.
Thank you for co-operating with the new protocols. Gradually we are finding ways of managing, especially as some of the original restrictions have been lifted.
However, with the new concern about Manchester and the surrounding district, we realise just how fragile everything remains and how vigilant we need to be.
In my ‘Thursday Message’ I asked you to consider some proposals, which may offer us a way forward in dealing with a number of issues, including the backlog of children waiting for their First Holy Communion and families hoping to have their children baptised. If you have not viewed the message, may I encourage you all to do so?
It seems to me that we will do well to take a few small and gentle steps to begin with and see how successful they are before trying to roll out an expansive programme. Therefore, I am hoping a good number of families will respond to the invitations I have offered and we can learn as we go along.
Meanwhile, for the next week or two we will continue with the Mass programme that is now in place and I will continue to record a Mass each weekend. It is especially important that anyone who is vulnerable or feels anxious should understand that there is no obligation or expectation that you should come to Mass in the present circumstances.
At the same time, it is wonderful to see the joy that so many of you are experiencing at being able to celebrate the Eucharist again. Therefore, I encourage all of you who are comfortable with moving around to come from time and time; and remember that families may sit together without the need for distancing.
Let’s be at peace and continue to pray for one another.
Mass times at St Mary’s for the coming week and going forward will be:
- Tuesday (4 August) at 7:00pm
- Thursday (6 August) at 12noon and
- Sunday (9 August) at 11:00am.
But please be aware of the limitation on numbers.
PASTORAL AREA MASSES:
You can find days and times of all 26 Masses across the Pastoral Area at www.pastol.co.uk
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:
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!
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.
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.
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.
SOCIAL MEDIA UPDATES:
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.