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 

19th & 20th SEPTEMBER 2020

Twenty-Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time Year A

Sat 19th

TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME

Year A

MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK:

People of the Parish

Angela P (Ints)

Ian Macdonald (A)

Thanksgiving for Exam Success & University Place

Anne Tierney (LD)

Sheila Rylands (A)
Gilhoran Family

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

Bishop Eton Monastery
Sun 20th
Mon 21st

St Matthew

Tue 22nd

Wed 23rd St Pius of Pietrelcina
Thurs 24th Our Lady of Walsingham
Fri 25th

Sat 26th
Sun 27th

TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME

Year A


Please remember in your prayers all those who are sick:
Gerard O’S, Stephen W, 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, 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

Anne Tierney and Frances Eggleston

and those whose anniversaries occur about this time

Ian Macdonald and Sheila Rylands

 Funerals this week:

Eileen Northall (RIP) Monday 21 September

FROM FR TIM

BEING PREPARED:

Coronavirus is not going away easily, and it seems that in the near future we may be asked to make still more sacrifices. I sincerely hope that these will not affect our freedom to keep the present limited timetable of Masses available.
 
Indeed, during the Zoom meetings with my European confrères this week, it became apparent that in some places on the continent they are now able to leave their churches open for private prayer as well as for the occasional liturgies. I hope we will soon be in a position to do the same, but, as yet, we have not received any directive that his will be possible without a team of people to keep the church cleansed at all times.
 
On the bright side, we can rejoice that so many of our children have now made their First Holy Communion and that in the next couple of weeks those who have been waiting since Easter will be able to be baptised and/or received into full communion with us.
 
I renew my thanks to all our catechists and administrators who have worked so hard to ensure that we have been able to move on so successfully.

THE REDEMPTORIST COMMUNITY:

This week we have welcomed Fr Michael McGreevy to our community. The Clapham community has had to disperse while the monastery is being completely renovated, leaving just a skeleton team there to look after the parish and the Ace of Clubs (our centre for those who are homeless and deprived).

It is no secret that many of the confrères in the Bishop Eton community are reaching a stage where they are going to require more support and with Social Services we are investigating ways in which we will be able to provide that help. Once it is clear what the nature of that support will be and how many hours are involved, I anticipate advertising firstly in our bulletins. My hope is that we will be able to build a homogeneous team around the wonderful morning team and the cook who already care so lovingly for us.

Again, on the bright side, Fr Andrew was discharged from hospital on Tuesday and resumed his treatment on Friday. Please keep him and all those who are sick in the community and in our parishes in your prayers.


FINANCE:

 May I just reiterate what I said last week and assure you that I will try and have a conversation with our finance teams as soon as possible:
 
Finance is another of the mountains I am aware of and It is heartening that many people are concerned about the situation after almost six months without regular collections. Kindly some of you have sent cheques or planned giving envelopes to the Monastery and a number of you have switched to standing orders with the bank. I am very grateful for all of this. The challenge remains as to how to proceed. Those of you who Gift Aid your contributions will soon be receiving a letter to confirm the amount you gave during the last financial year, the end of which almost coincided with the Lockdown.
 
Meanwhile, I can only suggest that if you wish and are able to bring your contributions up to date, that you send a cheque (with all the necessary details) and we will continue to keep accurate records. At the same time, I see no point in resuming collections at the Sunday or even the Weekday Masses until such time as we can return to something closer to normality and enlist our counting teams again. Alternatively, if you would like to donate by using electronic bank transfer/standing order, online and/or text giving, please see our website: http://www.stmaryswoolton.org.uk/featured-articles/2108-parish-funding-during-the-coronavirus-lockdown

THE SEASON OF CREATION:

Laudatosi

Seasonofcreation1st September – 4th October (Feast of St Francis of Assisi).

We all need water to survive and yet 1 in 10 of us does not have access to clean water. We are experiencing a global water crisis. Water is a human right and we're determined to make sure it’s a normal part of daily life for everyone, everywhere within a generation. https://www.wateraid.org/uk/the-crisis


WALKING MEDITATION:

Our organist and choir master Nick Young, has prepared a wonderful walking meditation around the church grounds with a leaflet to guide you along the way. You can collect a copy as you leave church.  (For those who cannot make it to the church you can download a copy by clicking here). 


A FAMILY PRAYER WALK AROUND THE CHURCH GROUNDS:

to include the new Laudato Si Garden area created by the Family Liturgy Team. Please find guide/leaflet at the exit door of church and a copy can also be found on the website. (click here)


RESTORED LIVES

– RECOVERY FROM DIVORCE AND SEPARATION:

The Restored Lives course is a series of six meetings by Zoom starting on Monday 12 October. The course is for any person who has been impacted by the end of a serious relationship whether separated, currently going through a divorce or already divorced, either recently or at any time in the past. Meetings are free, confidential, informative, and affirming. For further details please contact Maureen O’Brien


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:

WE NOW HAVE A SMALL NUMBER OF PRINTED NEWSLETTERS AVAILABLE ON THE TABLE AS YOU EXIT THE CHURCH.  IF YOU KNOW OF ANY PARISHIONERS WHO DO NOT HAVE INTERNET ACCESS AND WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE A COPY, PLEASE E-MAIL THE PARISH OFFICE WITH DETAILS. 
THANK YOU.
 
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