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
MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK:
People of the Parish
Billy Roberts (LD)
Rita Clarke (LD)
Bishop Malone (LD)
Joe Williams (LD)
Helen McAndrew (A)
Hilda Taylforth (LD)
Fr Tim and confreres will continue to celebrate your Mass intentions in private at
Bishop Eton Monastery
|Thurs||14th||Blessed Peter Donders CSsR|
SECOND SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME YEAR B
|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, Joseph L, 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|
Vincent Hawkins, Joseph McNamara and Ann Parkes
|and those whose anniversaries occur about this time|
Helen McAndrew and John Kevin Hughes
PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO THE MOST RECENT COVID-19 LOCKDOWN RESTRICTIONS THE CHURCH WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE (WITH THE EXCEPTION OF FUNERALS).
THE PARISH OFFICE WILL BE MANAGED REMOTELY AND YOU CAN CONTINUE TO E-MAIL US WITH YOUR ENQUIRIES.
PLEASE VISIT THE PARISH WEBSITE, FACEBOOK PAGE AND TWITTER ACCOUNT FOR UPDATES. THANK YOU.
Funerals this week:
Thursday 14 January: Kieran Kavanagh (RIP)
Friday 15 January: John Cronin (RIP)
FROM FR TIM
As I review the past ten months, it seems as though we have been living in a dream world. I am sure many of you are having similar experiences: waking up in the morning and wondering whether it really is all happening. At the same time, as I have been trying to convey in the recorded messages and Masses, I remain hopeful and encouraged at the way together we have worked our way through the challenges thus far.
I am hoping the latest development, namely the decision to depend again on that sense of being united by daily prayer at 7:00pm (if possible) and celebrating the Sunday Mass online will sustain us until we can emerge into a new vaccinated world, where the restrictions can be substantially lifted. Certainly, the vaccination process seems to be moving. I know a good number of people in different parts of the country who have already received doses of the vaccine and already one member of our Redemptorist community has been called for his injection this coming Monday. Hopefully, all of us in the ‘at risk groups’ will be cared for in the timescale proposed by the Government. Meanwhile, let’s pray for patience and the wisdom to continue to follow all the practical advice that will enable us to avoid adding to any spread of the virus.
Please also note that if you wish, and are able to contribute, you can write a cheque and post it through the presbytery letter box. Please mark any envelopes, clearly indicating whether they are regular parish contributions or the special Christmas offerings to the Redemptorist Community. And thank you for anything you are able to contribute.
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:
JUSTICE AND PEACE MEMORIAL LECTURE:
The Archdiocese of Liverpool J&P Commission Annual Memorial Lecture will take place on Sunday 17 January at 2:00pm (on Zoom).
This year's Memorial Lecture will be given by Mary Colwell, an award-winning writer and producer specialising in natural history, environment, religion, and human stories; she is also a Feature Writer for the Tablet. The title of the lecture will be: 'To Prepare a Future Full of Hope Amid Chaos and Uncertainty'
To register your place please go to the J&P website jp.liverpoolcatholic.org.uk or use the link: http://jp.liverpoolcatholic.org.uk/2021/01/05/memorial-lecture-registration-17-january-2021/
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:
ONE IDEA TO CONSIDER:
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. Please e-mail the parish office if you are considering donating your old device. Thank you.
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