Parish of Saint Mary (Woolton)
Liverpool Roman Catholic Archdiocesan Trustees
Incorporated— charity number 232709
Bishop Eton: 0151-722-1108
Deacon: Rev Bernard Rigby
Parish Administrator: Ann O'Neil
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
|Tue||5th||4.00pm||St John Neumann CSsR|
|11.00am||Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord|
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.
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.
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:
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, ihttp://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!