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'Neil

SUNDAY 3rd JANUARY 2021

SECOND SUNDAY OF CHRISTMAS YEAR B

Sat 2nd 4.00pm

SECOND SUNDAY OF CHRISTMAS

MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK:

People of the Parish

Tony Gill (A)

Henry State (LD)

Stephen Flattery (B/A)

Graham & Marcia H (Ints)

Claire Newman (LD)

Peter Bennett (LD)

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

Bishop Eton Monastery

Sun 3rd 11.00am
Mon 4th 11.00am
Tue 5th 4.00pm St John Neumann CSsR
Wed

6th

11.00am Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord
Thurs 7th 12.00pm
Fri 8th

Sat 9th
Sun 10th 11.00am 

THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD


Please remember in your prayers all those who are sick:
Jennifer McL,  Pat H, 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, Owen McD, Pat G-B, Mary K,  Pauline P, Fr Andrew C.Ss.R and Denise M
Those who have recently died including

 Terry Farricker Philomena Tierney and Alexander Hoban

and those whose anniversaries occur about this time

Joseph & Mary Gill and Tony Gill

 Funerals this week:

Friday 8 January: Terence Farricker (RIP)

FROM FR TIM

NEW YEAR GREETINGS:

ONCE AGAIN, FR ANDREW AND REST OF THE REDEMPTORIST COMMUNITY JOIN ME IN

 WISHING YOU EVERY BLESSING AS WE MOVE INTO 2021

The fact that the Oxford vaccine has now been approved and will be provided as rapidly as possible has to be the best possible news to begin this New Year. Meanwhile, we will need to continue this period of vigilance, continuing our herculean efforts to ensure that we keep one another as safe as possible in the interim. In that context, I would like to thank those of you who have so generously ensured that every church function has been meticulously supervised. This has enabled us to celebrate our Masses, Funerals and Baptisms, confident in the knowledge that we are working in a safe space. I hope that, in spite of the restrictions, you were able to celebrate Christmas with hope and joy. Certainly, your generosity and goodwill ensured that our Redemptorist Community have had a wonderful Christmas season.

Thank you for all the greetings and presents, together with all your contributions to the upkeep of the parishes as well as our community and indeed our foreign mission in Zimbabwe. Our priests and brothers in Africa are overwhelmed by the thousands of pounds that have been contributed to ensure that they can continue to support their impoverished people.

THE TIMETABLE:

I do not think our Christmas programme could have run more smoothly. Once again thank you for your co-operation. Please note below the remaining Masses between now and next Wednesday, the Solemnity of the Epiphany. On that day we will have an extra Mass at Bishop Eton at 9:30am, followed by the 11:00am at St Mary’s and the 4:00pm at Bishop Eton.

Thereafter, I suggest that we return to having Mass on alternate days between the two parishes as before, with the slight adjustment that during the dark winter days we change the evening Masses from 6:00pm to 4:00pm. This may be more satisfactory for those who are elderly and may even be more convenient for families soon after the end of the school day. We will keep the Sunday programme the same.

All the details are below. 

REMAINING TIMETABLE FOR CHRISTMASTIDE MASSES UPTO THE FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY:  

SUNDAY: Bishop Eton: 9.30am and 6.00pm; St Mary’s 11:00am

MONDAY: Mary’s: 11.00am; Bishop Eton: 4:00pm.

TUESDAY: Bishop Eton: 11.00am; St Mary’s: 4:00pm

WEDNESDAY: St Mary’s: 11:00am; Bishop Eton: 4:00pm.

 (There will be an extra Mass on the Feast of the Epiphany (Wednesday, 6 January) at 9:30am at Bishop Eton.

Mass schedule for the remainder of the week will be as follows:

THURSDAY St Mary’s: 12  noon

FRIDAY: Bishop Eton: 4:00pm

SUNDAY: St Mary’s 11:00am; Bishop Eton: 9:30am & 6:00pm

Please also note that if you wish, and are able to contribute, there will be collection baskets available as you leave the churches. Please mark any envelopes, clearly indicating whether they are regular parish contributions or the special Christmas/Easter offerings to the Redemptorist Community. And thank you for anything you are able to contribute.

LETTERS

1. There is a Pastoral Letter from Archbishop Malcolm to mark the Feast of the Holy Family.

2. There is a letter to both our parishes from Fr Richard Reid, our Provincial.

(These will be available in the church and via the websites) 

Click here for the Pastoral letter

Click here for the Provincial's letter


GIVE A REAL CHRISTMAS GIFT:

A huge thank you to everyone who has supported Brother Benjamin’s Feeding Project by buying the Gift Cards. As a result, £1,300 has been sent out to Zimbabwe and the final figure is heading towards £2,500. Thank you for your generosity, it really will make a difference!


ST MARY’S SVP:

St Mary's SVP wish to thank all who have contributed so generously to our appeal in lieu of our usual Christmas collection. Your response has been overwhelming and we are extremely grateful and encouraged by your continued support. 


LIVING LAUDATO SI – YOUR PARISH AND YOUR PLANET: 

An opportunity to join a Zoom retreat 22-25 January 2021 led from Boarbank Hall in Cumbria. For further details email Sr Margaret Atkins at:

Living Laudato Si


A WORD OF THANKS FROM NUGENT

A WORD OF THANKS FROM NUGENT TO.St Mary’s Lunch Club and to St Mary’s & Bishop Eton Justice and Peace Youth Group for your generous donations of £100.00 each towards our Christmas Appeal and to the J&PYG for collecting hamper goods for distribution to families at Christmas.


CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME THIS CHRISTMAS:

ONE IDEA TO CONSIDER:

This year, we would like to invite you to consider donating any unused electronic devices with the idea that these could be re-set to factory settings and gifted to those who could use them. As we know, now more than ever access to online resources has been so important –for home schooling, keeping in touch with friends and family, for Mass, listening to/ watching Fr Tim’s weekly message. etc. Which is why at this time when some people may be thinking of buying new devices for Christmas, please think carefully about whether you could donate your older device for someone else to use.


ARCHDIOCESE DIRECTORY 2021:

The Archdiocesan Directory for 2021 is available at the exit door of church price £3.50.


ALTERNATIVE WAYS OF GIVING:

If you would like to bring your offerings up to date, you can send a cheque 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


USED POSTAGE STAMPS FOR THE MISSIONS:

Please put your used stamps in an envelope and put them in the bin by the exit door. Thank you!

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