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

21st  &  22nd NOVEMBER 2020

Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Universal King YEAR A

Sat 21st

SOLEMNITY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST,

UNIVERSAL KING
YEAR A

Youth Sunday

MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK:

People of the Parish
Sharon O’Driscoll (A)
Holy Souls
Stuart McManus (LD)
Mary Lythgoe (LD)
Kathleen Percival (LD)

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

Bishop Eton Monastery

Sun 22nd
Mon 23rd
Tue 24th

St Andrew Dung-Lac & Companions, Martyrs

Wed

25th

Thurs 26th
Fri 27th

Sat 28th Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sun 29th

SOLEMNITY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST,

UNIVERSAL KING
YEAR A


Please remember in your prayers all those who are sick:
David W, Patrick R, Kathleen O,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

and those whose anniversaries occur about this time

Sharon O’Driscoll, Norah Foy, Neil Hughes and Vincent James Evans

 Funerals this week:

Friday 27 November: Pat Connor (RIP)

PRIVATE PRAYER/EXPOSITION TIMES AT ST MARY’S
Sunday: 10:30am-12noon, Tuesday 1:00pm-2:30pm,  Friday: 10:00am-11:30am.
Please see website for Private Prayer times at other Pastoral Area Churches

FROM FR TIM

THE SOLEMNITY OF CHRIST THE KING:

I remind you that celebrating this feast is a wonderful way to end the Church’s Year. The Feast was instituted by Pope Pius XI as recently as 1925 and was largely to combat the rise of secularism in the society of the day. Originally it was celebrated immediately before the Feast of All Saints, but with the renewal of the liturgy in 1970 it was transferred to the last Sunday of the liturgical year and given added significance by Pope Paul VI, who proclaimed Christ, King of the Universe. I find this truly significant and, if you remember my reflections on Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, you will understand why. Richard Rohr, the American Franciscan has a powerful meditation on the feast, some of which I will share during this week’s recorded Mass.


THE SYNOD:

Further to what I said last week, Pauline Volk and Andrew Finch have moved into action in a big way and encourage you to spend a few minutes adding your pennyworth to the conversation that will determine the proposals which will form the focus of the Synod in the middle of next year. We are all grateful to Martin Bennett, a Synod rep from Crosby, who has shared his work on the subject with us.

This straightforward ‘tick box’ approach provides a user-friendly way of responding. Please see notes about the process and the internet links in this bulletin. I would also like to thank Elisabeth Neefs for agreeing to assist Andrew Finch in working on this. You can find the online survey on the website or by following this link:
http://www.stmaryswoolton.org.uk/synod-2020/2623-synod-surveys


TECHNICAL CHALLENGES:

I know many of you have been experiencing difficulties with the internet in recent times, but here at the monastery our supplier seems to have abandoned us completely. I am immensely grateful to Andrew Finch and Ed McCabe for coming to the rescue and enabling me to keep in touch with you by ensuring that the recordings can continue to go out on YouTube etc…


ADVENT BEGINS NEXT SUNDAY (29 NOVEMBER):

I will begin to explore how we might prepare for and celebrate Christmas as soon as we have a clearer idea of what might be possible. Meanwhile, I will continue to consult our parish teams and I will also do my best to include the children with further recorded messages for the schools.


A NOTE FROM OUR PARISH SYNOD REP:  

SYNOD 2020 PROPOSALS AND AFFIRMATIONS – ST MARY’S RESPONSES:

Thank you to those who have completed the online Synod survey. Alternatively, if parishioners 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

The response forms and associated information shared earlier can be found as follows

You can also find more details at: www.synod2020.co.uk


ADVENT REFLECTIONS ON ZOOM:

The APF/Missio will be holding 20 minute weekly Zoom reflections on the Gospel for the upcoming Sunday. They will take place at 10.30 am on Fridays 27 November and 4, 11, 18 and 25 December and you can join as many or as few as you like. To register, email or ring 0207 821 9755. 


RED MISSION BOX COLLECTOR

- School Lane/Stowe Close Area:

We need a volunteer to visit four addresses to deliver a magazine/calendar quarterly and empty mission boxes twice a year - but ONLY once the Covid restrictions have been lifted fully.  If you would be willing to take on this role, please contact Lydia on 428-1448, 07855 663472 or . Thank you. 


FOLLOW ST MARY’S GOOD NEWS STORIES:

Follow St Mary's good news stories at http://www.stmaryswoolton.org.uk/life-in-lockdown   We are blessed to believe in THE GOOD NEWS, so let’s continue to make more and more good news stories.  


ADVENT EXTRA:

Available at the exit door price £2.50


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.


FINANCE:

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. 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:

Sadly, abortion is currently available in the UK, right up to birth, for babies with cleft lip, cleft palate, and club foot. All these conditions can be corrected. A cross-party group of MPs from the three largest parties in the UK Parliament have come together to bring forward the Abortion (Cleft lip, cleft palate and club foot) Bill. The Bill will change the law to clarify that cleft palate, cleft lip, and club foot are not grounds for abortion in the UK. Can you help with getting your MP to support the Bill?
Please visit www.standupandsmile.org.uk to email your MP asking them to support the Bill. It only takes 30 seconds.

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) 

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