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 Served by the Redemptorists. 

Archdiocese of Liverpool. Registered Charity No. 232709

Tel: 722 1108 E-mail:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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Parish Priest: Fr T Buckley C.Ss.R. 

Assistants: Fr B O’Toole C.Ss.R. & Fr C Randall C.Ss.R.

Deacon J Keeley   

 15 July 2018


Sunday Masses:

8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am, 6.00pm

Weekday Masses: 

Monday - Friday 7.00am, 12.00 midday

Saturday Mass:

12.00 midday

Wednesday 7.30pm:

Novena in honour of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour.

WEDNESDAY EXPOSITION: 11.00am—12noon and 6.00pm to 7.30pm 

Rosary:  11.30am Monday—Tuesday, Thursday—Saturday.

No Rosary before funerals.

Sacrament of Reconciliation:

On Saturday from 4.00pm to 5.00pm and at call.



IMG 4569Today, our titular Feast Day, we wish you all every blessing. As we explained previously, this weekend the priests of the pastoral area are swapping churches, to give witness to the fact that we are trying to pool our resources and work more and more collaboratively. We welcome, Fr Stephen Pritchard, the Dean, to St Mary’s and his note about this weekend is included in this bulletin. I am grateful to Fr Stephen and all the clergy of the pastoral area that they have agreed to celebrate the Feast of the Holy Redeemer, not only in the parishes under the care of the Redemptorists but in all the parishes this weekend. However, the readings will be the usual Sunday readings and they are very appropriate for the occasion.

Redemptorist Student Fund: On this feast day we usually ask you to help contribute to the fund for the education of our students, but since the collection at the Novena was specially earmarked for that cause, we are not having another collection this year. Incidentally the final total from the Novena was £4,211. Once again, ‘thank you’ and congratulations!

Comings and Goings: Fr Andrew is now in Madrid and Fr Charles is away for a couple of days until Tuesday evening.

synod 2020 logoSynod 2020-on the road together: This weekend we welcome Fr Poland from Christ the King and Our Lady parish who will celebrate all our Sunday Masses. This weekend all local priests will be in a different church in the Pastoral Area. This is the first of six occasions the next two years when a different priest from the Pastoral Area will celebrate Mass here. The priest will help us to see that:

  • We are moving in a new direction by small but significant practical steps towards a Diocesan Synod in 2020.
  • You will see that the priests will be working more closely together to serve Christ and His people in this area.
  • Father will mention that the first meeting of the Pastoral Area Synod has happened. Many of this group are delegates at the Eucharistic Congress in September.
  • The priests will speak of how they are endeavouring on a new path with us and ask us to pray, to share our expertise, energy and commitment to offer God all we have in order to best serve as missionary disciples.

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A DIAMOND DAY: I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who made the celebration of my Diamond Jubilee of Ordination, Saturday 7 July, a truly memorable occasion. Together with my family I wish to express my gratitude to all of you for your cards, gifts and above all your presence on the day. I formally thanked a number of people at the  Reception. But to those who worked quietly behind the scenes giving their time and energy – Thank you. Kevin  Callaghan C.Ss.R.

Bereavement Support Group meeting will be on Tuesday 17 July from 2.00pm—4.00pm in the Hughes Room.

Project Zimbabwe: Tickets will be on sale after Mass today for a Cheese and Wine evening, to include the sale of Fr Michael Henesy’s paintings, on 10 August at 7.30pm in the Fisher-More Hall. ALSO... Bishop Eton school hats that you no longer need please donate to Project Zimbabwe by handing them in at the Monastery reception. Thank you.

The Women’s Group 'Taste of Summer' event scheduled for Wednesday 18 July has been cancelled because of circumstances beyond their control.

From the team: We are sorry to let you down but promise that our programme for September to December will offer you a varied range of events and activities to entertain you during the autumn months. 

Lourdes Pilgrimage Departure Mass will take place today at 5.00pm in the Cathedral.  All welcome.


RYM: The Redemptorist Young Adult Group will meet on Tuesday 17 July at 7.30pm in the Fisher-More Hall: Pope Francis, the Man, the Mission and the Spirituality. An evening picnic will follow at Calderstones. For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Adoremus National Eucharistic Pilgrimage & Congress  Eucharist is… a challenge to become what we receive In  receiving Holy Communion at Mass and in saying “Amen” to the declaration that this is the Body of Christ, we accept the challenge Saint Augustine told us this is: to become what we receive. We walk as a body of people with Christ at its head and centre, showing us the way. We walk as a body of people in which each plays a part. We walk together as one body in which each part is needed and each valued.


Please check out all the posters in the porch for extra events, courses and information. Also, check out the parish website for many more links.

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Items not in the Paper Version of the Bulletin.     

Fr Jan Milcz C.Ss.R RIP

Thank you to all who have reached out to the community and Fr Jan's family.  Thank you to the kind parishioner who translated Fr Tim's sermon so that his family could read it in real time.  You can read Fr Tim's sermon by clicking here.  The story of Fr Jan's early life can be read by clicking here.

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Father Tim at St Mary's Dementia friendly afternoon tea and sing along

 This event will be held regularly on the last Friday of the month in St Mary’s Church Hall from 2 pm till 4 pm, see the poster below


Whitechapel Centre

At the Whitechapel Centre, homeless people are able to take a shower and wash their clothes. However, a lot of the time their underwear, socks and trainers have to be thrown away. The Whitechapel Centre would be very grateful for any donations of men's and women's underwear (smaller sizes), socks and trainers especially size 5/6 women or size 9 men).

Also although we all enjoy the sunshine it can lead to dehydration, heat exhaustion and sun stroke for people who are rough sleeping. The Whitechapel centre would welcome donations of bottled water and sun cream for us to distribute to their clients. Thank you!

Pope Francis: Reflections on The Joy of Love (Amoris Laetitia)

Each week we will be providing an excerpt on the Pope's letter for you to read and reflect on. The reflections have been made available by the Archdiocese’s  Adult Faith Formation department.


"… God’s ‘patience’, shown in his mercy towards sinners, is a sign of his real power”

(Amoris Laetitia 91).


This week, be aware of when you are tempted to be angry at your spouse, children, parents, or other relatives. Take a deep breath and remember that your first reaction is not always the most helpful or truest to the love that you have for that person. Also try to consider how your words will be taken before you say them, and whether the time is right to bring something up.

 SFX Anniversary Celebration Mass 

Anniversary Celebration Mass is open to all on Wednesday 18th July at the College Chapel at 7 pm. After the service there will be a buffet reception in the College Library giving you an opportunity to view an exhibition of photographs and work from pupils.

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Upcoming RYM meetings

Our final meeting before the summer break
Tuesday 31st July, 7:30pm, Fisher More Hall: RYM Young Adult Group. A session going deeper into the origins and meanings of two of the most well known and used prayers in the world... the Lord's Prayer and the Hail Mary. Followed by an end of year party in the Halfway House (or somewhere more exciting?! To be arranged!)
Coming Soon
On Friday 14 September from 6-8pm in St Mary's Hall we will be launching the RED(emptorist) THEATRE. 

We are hoping to enrich the liturgy of the parishes (services) with dance, drama, art, poetry.  Our first aim is to produce something for Remembrance Sunday, then hopefully something for Advent, Lent and Pentecost.

Young people will also have the opportunity to contribute to the directing/production of the piece which will all be unique pieces developed by one of St Mary's children's liturgy helpers

for more details contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The Knights meet every second Thursday of the month at 8:00 pm at St Francis of Assisi meeting rooms, Earp Street Garston L19 1RT. For further information contact Aidan Carney on 0151- 427- 7126.

National Shrine of St Pio at Pantasaph 

Every year, Pantasaph welcomes hundreds of pilgrims who come on non-residential Saint Pio Days. 

This year these days are being held on Sunday, 10 June, Sunday, 12 August and Sunday, 23 September. This Shrine is open to visitors throughout the year where they also have a café and shop. Telephone 01352 711053 for more info Pre-booking is essential. Full details are available on the Pantasaph website please click here for more information.

Cathedral Art Studio

A little-known area of our Cathedral is the Art Studio where volunteers meet three times a week to make and repair hangings, banners, vestments and stoles. New volunteers are always welcome.

Anyone wishing to visit the Studio should contact Cathedral House to make an appointment and groups are most welcome. Telephone 709 9222.

The Cathedral Book Club

The Cathedral Book Club will meet in the Gibberd Room on Thursday, 19 July, 7.00pm -8.00pm to discuss Foundation and Earth by Isaac Asimov.  The discussion will be accompanied by a glass of wine. Free entry, though donations are welcome.

Summer Organ Recitals at the Metropolitan Cathedral

Saturdays from 21 July to 1 September from 2.00pm-3.00pm.

The first of this summers organ recitals will be by Callum Alger, a third-year undergraduate at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. The programme comprises works by Bach, Couperin, Schumann, Elgar and Vierne. Admission is free with a retiring collection.

Alder Hey Fundraising Concert

Concert in the Metropolitan Cathedral, Saturday, 21 July, 4.00pm-6.00pm, featuring 120 singers with music from The Kinks to John Denver, from Cliff Richard to Peter Gabriel. Raising funds for Alder Hey and Sunflowers. No tickets required.

 PUGIN SOCIETY July 31 – August 3 2018

The Gothic Revival in Liverpool and the Wirral

This year’s Pugin Society study tour, led by Dr Gerard Hyland, an authority on Edward Pugin, will look at the architect’s churches in Birkenhead and Liverpool. The published cost is £345 sharing or £425 single - but that includes accommodation. A Non-residential rate is available on request: contact Professor Julia Twigg, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 01227 766879 or visit the Pugin Society Website

Perfumed Rosary Beads

St John Vianney’s Parish Sister, Sister Mary, who is now housebound, makes ‘real’ Rosary beads from real rose petals thus producing perfumed beads. She buys the accessories from overseas and then takes a couple of months preparing the crushed rose petals, until ready for beading. Sister then hand assembles the beads, the chains and crucifix complete with their presentation box, they are so blessed! Sister produces these to help raise much needed funds for those in Bangladesh who have had their villages and churches destroyed by floods. A set costs £10 and are available by ringing the Parish Office of St John Vianney, Halewood.


The next date for the Cathedral Walking Group will be on Sunday 22 July where once again we will meet at 12.30pm at the Cathedral Car Park. Further details from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  New walkers are always welcome, however, please register by e-mail so that the organisers have an idea of numbers


Do you feel called to be a Lay Funeral Minister? If so, please register your interest with Fr Tim through the parish office. A training course will be provided at LACE on 21 & 22 November 2018.


 Would you like to be a part of the parish Bereavement Care Team? Training will be provided on 17 & 18 October 2018 at LACE 1:30pm-4:30pm. Once again, please register your interest with Fr Tim through the parish office.


Saturday 6 October 2018. Both these training days take place at Irenaeus, 32 great Georges Road, Waterloo, L22 1RD. If you are interested, please contact the parish office.

“Faith to Move Mountains”-

Self Esteem and the Love of God: Weekend Retreat led by Fr. Pat Collins. July 20th to 23rd 2018. Fr. Pat is a Vincentian Missionary Priest. Founder Member of the New Springtime Evangelising Community. His latest publication is “Prophecy: Truth for To-day, Light for Tomorrow.” The Prayer Centre at St. Joseph’s, Blundell Avenue, Freshfield, L37 1PH Tel: 01704 875850 / 07712178670 E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Website:

Restored Lives:

The Restored Lives course is a series of six meetings starting on Wednesday, 19th Sept. The course is for any person who has been impacted by the end of a serious relationship whether separated, currently going through a divorce or already divorced, either recently or in the past. Meetings are free, confidential, informative and affirming. For further details please contact Maureen O’Brien on 07967 753371 or Jacqui Selleck on 07793 825815.

 Nugent Charity Shop Appeal


Dementia friends – providing information sessions

Adoremus – What Jesus meant by ‘is’

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