Parish of Saint Mary (Woolton)
Liverpool Roman Catholic Archdiocesan Trustees
Incorporated— charity number 232709
Bishop Eton: 0151-722-1108
Deacon: Rev Bernard Rigby
THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME
MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK:
People of the Parish
Fr Tim and confreres will continue to celebrate your Mass intentions in private at
Bishop Eton Monastery
|Sat||21st||Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary|
SOLEMNITY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST,
|Please remember in your prayers all those who are sick:|
|Olive S, Audrey S, Stephen W, Pauline M, Colette P, Geoff F, Paul W, Ann L, Vivien S, Mary M, Vincent H, Joseph L, Dawn McG, 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, Rita C, Owen McD, Pat G-B, Mary K, Pauline P, Shelagh P, Fr Andrew C.Ss.R and Denise M|
|Those who have recently died including|
Pat Connor, John Morgan and Joe Williams
|and those whose anniversaries occur about this time|
John Mohan and Denise Davies
Funerals this week:
FROM FR TIM
THE LITURGICAL YEAR:
It does seem remarkable that we are nearing the end of a Liturgical Year, most of which we have not been able to celebrate properly. The churches closed before the 4th Sunday of Lent and, although we have enjoyed a few weeks recently when we were able to celebrate public Masses and we hope to be able to return to a similar programme soon, even next Easter must be in doubt in terms of being able to open up to full congregations and celebrate solemn liturgies. However, as I suggested on my ‘Thursday Message’ there are glimmers of light and hope on the horizon and it is good to give thanks to God for all the blessings and graces that have accompanied these past months. We are learning new ways of communicating and coping with life in general and these may well stand us in good stead as we try to formulate the future of the Church at the Archdiocesan Synod next year.
May I gently encourage you to take an interest in how things are developing and, if you feel moved and inclined, to make your contribution to the discussion. Pauline Volk (our rep from St Mary’s) and Ann O’Neill (admin), after consultation with one of the area Synod reps in the north of the Archdiocese have discovered a very user-friendly way of responding to the proposals thus far. Andy Finch (our rep from Bishop Eton) likewise will be happy if we can use this method to ensure that both parishes play their part. Please have a look at the websites for the details and see whether you can participate: the more the merrier!
SOLEMNITY OF CHRIST THE KING
NEXT SUNDAY IS THE SOLEMNITY OF CHRIST THE KING and concludes the Sundays of the year. Then Advent will be upon us. I anticipate that this year Advent will be extra special. With all the pageants and carol services that usually precede the actual festival we are sometimes in danger of being saturated before Christmas even arrives. We will not be able to prepare in that way this year: perhaps the purpose of Advent: a quiet time of prayer and WAITING may be just what we need.
PRIVATE PRAYER/EXPOSITION TIMES AT ST MARY’S:
- Sunday: 10:30am-12noon
- Tuesday 1:00pm-2:0pm
- Friday: 10:00am-11:30am.
Please see website for Private Prayer times at other Pastoral Area Churches.
A NOTE FROM OUR PARISH SYNOD REP:
SYNOD 2020 PROPOSALS AND AFFIRMATIONS – ST MARY’S RESPONSES:
As mentioned by Fr Tim above, in attempt to make it more convenient for you to offer your feedback we will be e-mailing out a very user friendly online survey and would urge you to please consider completing each questionnaire, ensuring you include your Parish name at the end of each theme before you press submit. For those parishioners, who do not have access to the internet, paper copies will be available at the exit of church. Alternatively, if you have the response forms shared earlier, you can still submit your feedback by sending these to the Parish Office, or post in the marked box in Church, or email to You can also find more details at: www.synod2020.co.uk
FOLLOW ST MARY'S GOOD NEWS STORIES:
Follow the good news stories at http://www.stmaryswoolton.org.uk/featured-articles/2571-still-striving-to-become-a-dementia-friendly-parish) We are blessed to believe in THE GOOD NEWS, so let’s continue to make more and more good news stories.
NOVEMBER PIOUS LIST:
During the month of November we pray for our family and friends who have died. You can pick up a pious list at the exit of church and post in the respective box, also at the exit.
If you are unable to get to church, you can send your pious list to the presbytery or e-mail them to the parish office and we will ensure the names of your deceased loved ones will be included with all of those to be prayed for.
FRATELLI TUTTI, ON FRATERNITY AND SOCIAL FREINDSHIP:
Join popular catechist Bill Huebsch for a webinar as he reflects on the rich message of Pope Francis’ new encyclical Fratelli Tutti, On Fraternity and Social Friendship. Gain unique insights and helpful summaries from this lively conversation and leave with practical applications to help you integrate the Pope’s new teachings into your own faith-life, and to enrich the conversations and faith formation sessions of your parish and small faith communities. Date: Tuesday 17 November at 7:00pm. To register please click on this link:
A LIFELINE FOR MARRIAGES:
Have you separated or divorced? Do you want to try again? The Retrouvaille programme may be just what you need! Next Programme is ‘Virtual One’ 12, 13, 14 &15 November 2020. Being ‘Virtual’ means experiencing it in your own home. For further information call: Clive & Kathy 07887296983 or Gearṓid & Julie 07973380443 or email: or: www.retrouvaille.org.uk
We are most grateful to the many parishioners who have sent cheques to the presbytery with their outstanding donations and to those who have switched to standing orders with the bank.
If you would like to bring your contributions up to date, you can send a cheque (with all the necessary details) to the parish office and we will continue to keep accurate records. At the same time, we will not be resuming collections at the Sunday or even the Weekday Masses until such time as we can 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
HELP PROTECT BABIES WITH CLEFT LIP,
CLEFT PALATE AND CLUB FOOT:
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)