Served by the Redemptorists.
Archdiocese of Liverpool. Registered Charity No. 232709
Parish Priest: Fr T Buckley C.Ss.R.
Assistant: Fr C Randall C.Ss.R.
Deacon J Keeley
7 October 2018
TWENTY-SEVENTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME (B)
8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am, 6.00pm
Monday - Friday 7.00am, 12.00 midday
WEDNESDAY EXPOSITION: 6.00pm to 7.30pm
Novena in honour of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour.
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.
Are you new to the parish? welcome!
If you live within the parish or attend here regularly you should be registered with us by filling in a registration form. These can be found in the porch (or click here ) along with a Parish Directory. Hand your completed form into the parish office.
FROM FR TIM
THE NEED FOR MORE REFLECTION: Fr Andrew left last Wednesday for Hungary to attend a European Council Meeting of Marriage Encounter. He returns on Monday. Prior to his leaving we had a community meeting and we discussed a letter (click here) from our General, Fr Michael Brehl, in which he urges us to take serious note of the recent letter from Pope Francis about the present state of the Church, particularly the Pope ’s insistence that we root out the scourge of clericalism. If you have any suggestions about how best we might approach such a conversation, please let me know.
FIRST COMMUNION PREPARATION: This weekend in both our parishes the programme is launched to help our children prepare for their First Holy Communion next year. Please pray for them and their families and our generous teams of catechists as this new journey in faith begins.
Thank you to those who sent birthday greetings to me a couple of weeks ago!
CAFOD Fast Day please return your donations this weekend.
The Annual Mass Count continues today for all Masses. The help of the collectors is very much appreciated. Slips to note the numbers are available in the Sacristy.
Parish Coffee Morning TODAY after 10.00am Mass. Also, the Repository, profits going to Project Zimbabwe.
Project Zimbabwe: Tickets on sale after all Masses TODAY for a meal at Eton Place on Thursday 25 October at 7.30pm. £20 each. (This months' BE Alive has an article from Frances on her recent trip to Zimbabwe)
Also remember Fr Michael's paintings click here, with all proceeds to Project Zimbabwe
Wednesday Lunch will take place on 10 October at 12.30pm in the Fisher-More Hall. All welcome.
Next Sunday is Prisoners' Sunday, the national day of prayer and action for prisoners and their dependants. To learn about Prisoners' Sunday and Prisoners' week visit the prisoners' advice website where you can learn more and access some prayers for prisoners, their families, those that have been victims of crime and those who work in the criminal justice service.
Monthly SVP collection will take place next Sunday, 14 October. Thank you in advance for your continuing support. Please remember that our local food banks continue to provide in the face of great need. Donations of tinned food, rice, pasta etc and toiletries can be made at the monastery each weekday 10.00am - 6.00pm.
Street Child Africa with Chance for Childhood: Lunch and talk on Tuesday 9 October at 12.30pm. Margaret Guppy will talk about her book‘The Wainwright Legacy’depicting the development of services for the blind of Liverpool.
Tickets £5.00 include sandwiches, homemade cakes and tea or coffee from Jean on 722 9833. Please see the poster in the porch for full details.
One World Group Fundraiser Meal at 60 Hope Street on Sunday 14 October. Tickets £25 and include a welcome drink. Contact Sara 07947 120 371 or Cath 07866 798 158.
SYNOD 2020: On the weekend of October 21 we will be celebrating Synod Sunday. This is the first opportunity for you to hear in detail about the Synod and to pick up a leaflet giving you information about how to be involved. Don’t miss this opportunity. (You can learn more by visiting the dedicated subsite on the Archdiocesan website click here)
Please note that there will be a series of Synod Open Meetings. In each case, they start at 7.30pm and end at 9pm. Please try to attend one of these meeting.
- Oct 29 St Joseph’s Penketh
- Oct 30 LACE
- Nov 7 Holy Rosary, Aintree
- Nov 8 St Mary's Leyland Aintree
PS The Archbishop wants us to tell everyone we can about the Synod.
Christmas Day: There will be a meal hosted on Christmas Day this year in St Mary's Hall from 1-4pm. It is a collaborative community event hosted by RYM, St Mary's & Bishop Eton's SVP, St Peter's Woolton, St James' Woolton & Woolton Community Life and will be sponsored by Tesco in Woolton.
A meal is being provided free for anyone who will be on their own Christmas Day irrespective of religion or income. It is not a charitable event, simply a way of offering fellowship & community on such an important day of the year.
Macmillan Coffee Morning- grateful thanks to all who supported in person and by sending donations. Your support and generosity raised £502!
’50 Faces’ of the Holy Land: is a photographic exhibition commissioned by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England & Wales to highlight and promote the lives of the faithful in Israel, Gaza and the Occupied Territories. The photographs taken by Marcin Mazur show how the faces of people are marked with the history, the diversity, the joys and sufferings of the Holy Land. Each face tells a story. Each person, a memory. It will be displayed in the Metropolitan Cathedral from 29 September - 21 October.
Archbishop Patrick will celebrate Mass in the Cathedral on Wednesday 17th October at 5.15 p.m. for the intention of the Christians of the Holy Land.
In the following video, the Bishops pray for Peace in the Holyland
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.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
Interested in becoming a Catholic or know someone who is?
We welcome inquiries from everyone.
You may be someone or know someone who has never belonged to any faith tradition or been baptised in another Christian faith. You may simply feel a sense of curiosity to find out more or you may have already decided to seek membership of the Catholic church. Whatever your starting point you are very welcome. Becoming and being a Christian is a journey of faith which takes place within our Pastoral Area community.
This course began on Tuesday, 18 September at 7.30pm and be held in the Hughes Room at Bishop Eton.
Please get in touch with the parish office for additional information.
St Mary's and Bishop Eton Women's Group
For details of the events planned for the autumn take a look at the latest newsletter. Click here.
For the latest from CTMH please click here.
The Venerable Fr Bernard Łubieński, CSsR:
Please take a leaflet and prayer card from the porch. Any information about graces received through Fr Łubieński's intercession should be sent to Fr Andrew (Fr Rector - Bishop Eton, Woolton Road, Liverpool UK L16 8NQ)
BLESSED OSCAR ROMERO:
Blessed Oscar Romero is to be canonised on 14 October 2018. A thanksgiving Mass will be celebrated at the Cathedral by Archbishop Malcolm McMahon on Sunday 28 October at 11:00am. All welcome!
MUCH WOOLTON CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL OPEN DAY:
There will be an Open Day on Thursday 18 October 2018 from 1:30pm-3:00pm and from 4:30pm-6:00pm. All children and parents interested in joining our thriving school community in September 2019 are warmly welcome to view our school. A short presentation will be held at the start of both sessions in the school hall.
CAKES, BAKES AND FAITH:
Join TV bakers Martha Collinson and Will Torrent for an evening of fun food and faith at St Peter’s Church on Thursday 18 October 2018 at 7:30pm. Please register for your free ticket at www.tearfund.org/cakes
CAFOD Appeal for Indonesia
Dementia friendly afternoon tea and sing along
The next dementia-friendly afternoon tea and sing along takes place on the last Friday of the month in St. Mary's Parish Centre.
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.
“Take time, quality time. This means being ready to listen patiently and attentively to everything the other person wants to say.”
(Amoris Laetitia 137)
Share a meal or activity this week as a family without any distractions. Make an intentional effort to put away phones, turn off the television, and enjoy the company of those you love most.
KNIGHTS OF ST COLUMBA:
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.
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.
Nugent Charity Shop Appeal
The Cathedral at 60 Hope Street
Maricourt High School - Come and See Day
Exciting news to brighten up ‘Autumn Days’. Maricourt High School are thrilled to welcome Fr Eamonn Mulcahy, as a keynote speaker at a Come & See day on Saturday 27th October. It will be held at Maricourt High School, Maghull with workshops by Fr Chris Thomas, Eileen T Snow, Dr Karen Groves and others. Please tell your family and friends.
CAFOD - Countering Consumerism:
You are invited to join a CAFOD retreat. It is free and open to all, whether new to campaigning or have been with CAFOD for a long time.
Each retreat runs from 10 am to 4 pm book your place at cafod.org.uk/retreat or call 0303 303 3030
The Liverpool Retreat is on Sat 3rd Nov at Sandymount House of Prayer, 16 Burbo Bank Rd,
Blundellsands, Crosby, Liverpool, L23 6TH
Creative at Christmas Workshop
Last years Flower workshop was so successful that this year the Cathedral is running a 6-week course starting on Tuesday 6th November.
13 November, ‘Heavenly Angels’
20 November, ‘Can be Altered’
27 November, ‘Woolley Wreath’
4 December, ‘Three Kings’
11 December, ‘Christmas Wreath’
For full details click here
100 Years of the War & The Suffragette Movement’.
The Ladies Group of the Parish of St John Vianney, Halewood, are holding a dance to commemorate ‘100 Years of the War & The Suffragette Movement’. Taking place on Friday, 26 October in St Mark’s Parish Club, 7.30pm, tickets are £3 and will be available for purchase from next weekend in their churches St Mark’s or Holy Family or available by ringing their Parish Office on 486 9885. This will be a fabulous evening when there will be a professional group ‘The Poppies’ performing music from that era, war dress optional and all proceeds will go towards their Parish Lourdes Fund and Help for Heroes. Pay on the door also available
RADS - A Secondary Cause of Death
RADS November 2018 play is “Secondary Cause of Death”, a hilarious comedy thriller by Peter Gordon.
It’s 1939 and the aptly named Inspector Pratt arrives at the country house Bagshot Hotel The chaos that ensues is an Agatha Christie-type spoof. As the bodies pile up, can Miss Maple figure out who the murderer is before the audience does? Come along and find out!:
Wednesday 14th November - Saturday 17th November inclusive; doors open 7pm for curtain-up at 7.30pm.
Sunday 18th November Matinee: doors open 2pm for 2.30pm start.
Venue is Allerton U.R.C Hall (corner Booker Ave/Mather Ave L18 7HD)
Tickets (on the door): adults £7, concessions £6, children £3. Free programme and refreshments.
Concerts at the Cathedral
The Cathedral concert society offers a number of concert throughout the year There are 3 concerts coming soon which commemorate the end of the first world war.
6th October - Of ar and Peace (including a new instrumental version of 'For Valour')
10th November - In Remembrance.
17th November - Destiny
For full details of these concerts visit their website www.cathedralconcerts.org.uk where you will find full details of the concerts, ticket prices and booking information
Asylum Link Fundraiser
World Youth Day 2019 – Social Media
British Legion requests thank you notes for those who died in WWI
Women Peace and the Church
If you wish to book tickets for the below event, click on the image and you will be taken to the ticket section of Hope's website
Animate… Inspiring Life and Soul
Animate is the Youth Service of the Archdiocese of Liverpool and was set up as a response to people in the Diocese naming Youth Ministry as one of their top 3 priorities to be addressed. It was decided that the best way to address Youth Ministry in our Diocese was to set up a team of young people who could minister to other young people.
Each month they run a ‘Life and Soul’ service. It consists of a period of Adoration accompanied by modern and traditional hymns.
The next session will be held on
- 13th November at Our Lady Star of the Sea.
St John Vianney Parish Club Event
An evening of Motown, Saturday, 20 October, tickets £6 available from the Club.
‘WHY WE NEED MORE DEACONS’
Archdiocesan Training Courses:
- Bereavement Care Team/Ministry of Consolation - training on 17 & 24 October.
- Lay Funeral Minister Training - 21 & 22 November. Do you feel called to be a Lay Funeral Minister?
If interested in any of the above and or to book with the Parish Office 737 4110. DBS will be required.
WOOLTON ART GROUP:
A new art group is starting: Painting is where happiness lies, come and join us at ST MARY’S HALL on Tuesday 23 October 2:00pm- 4:00pm cost £3. Places are limited! To book contact Linda on 07922736537 or 0151- 208-0914.
A WEEK OF ACCOMPANIED PRAYER:
After the inspiring time of ADOREMUS are you wondering how you may deepen your relationship with God?
Are you looking for a chance to reflect on your life; discover new ways of praying; to share your hopes and fears and have someone listen to you in confidence
The Cenacle we are offering an opportunity for this to happen. We are holding a Week of Accompanied Prayer from SUNDAY 21 OCTOBER -SUNDAY 28 OCTOBER.
It involves meeting with your guide each day for about 30 minutes and praying for 20-30 minutes each day on material they will provide. To sign up or for further details please contact either JO BUSBY 07974891597 or SR WINNIE 015- 722--2271 or call in to the Cenacle. Leaflets are available at the back of the church.
Annual Pause for Hope Service
If you have experience of cancer, you are invited to the 20th Annual Pause for Hope service on Sunday, 28 October, from 3.00pm-4.30pm. Speakers Dame Lorna Muirhead and Fiona Castle.
No tickets required. For full details click here
Jobs Fair, in the Crypt Hall,
On Wednesday, 31 October, 10.00am-1.00pm there will be a job fair in the Crypt Hall at the Metropolitan Cathedral. For full details click here
Cathedral Book Club
You can keep up to date with the Youth Synod via the dedicated website just click here.