Partnership with St. Mary's

Changes to the original plan are shown in blue

Bishop Eton Parish Awakening Plan

Contributors to plan

Attendees at Parish Awakening (PA) Day

10 October 2015

Responsibility to ensure plan is actioned Parish Core Team (PCT)

Objectives

  • strengthening our parish communities
  • becoming more inspired by the conviction of God’s gifts
  • allowing God’s gifts in us to flourish
  • renewing our commitment to every aspect of parish life
  • re-energising the younger generations
  • ensuring that everyone feels included fully in parish life
  • ensuring that many more people take responsibility and play a part in the many activities which contribute to the lives of both parishes
  • providing an opportunity for people to commit, to help out, to volunteer and to become more actively involved in parish activities by signing up

 

Success criteria

  • BE parish community strengthened
  • BE strengthened links with St Mary’s community
  • Parishioners more inspired by the conviction of God’s gifts
  • God’s gifts flourishing
  • Renewal of commitment
  • Younger parishioners playing their part in parish life
  • Housebound enabled to play their part in parish life
  • Everyone feels included fully in parish life
  • People take responsibility and play a part in the parish organisations
  • People volunteer and to become more actively involved in parish groups

 

Desired outcomes

  •  Increase in
    • Membership of each parish group and organisation
    • Mass attendance
    • Parishioner input into liturgy as e.g. musicians and readers
    • Eucharistic Ministers
    • Funeral Ministers
    • Volunteers coming forward
    • Retention of children and families following first communion
    • Young people taking more responsibility for parish life
  •  20+ people attending each workshop session
  • 100% outreach to housebound
  •  Volunteers joining new organisations in sustainable numbers

The actions in  the plan have been divided into categories. These have been displayed in a tabular form. The list below contains links which will allow you to jump to the category you are interested in.

WelcomingCommunicationsParish OrganisationsNew OrganisationsWorkshopsVolunteersRYMLiturgyLinks with SchoolsCatechesisSpiritualityLinks with St. Mary'sFinancesRe-awakening Conference

stmaryswooltonview1St. Mary’s Activities

The following activities occur regularly at St. Mary's

Monday                                                                                                                    

Activity

Time Where

Tai Chi

(All ages & fitness levels)

9.30am-10.30am Parish Hall (main hall)

Line Dancing

(All ages & fitness levels)

1.00pm-2.00pm Parish Hall (main hall)

SVP

(Membership required)

7.30pm-8.30pm

(Every other Monday)

St Mary’s Presbytery
Scripture Class

7.30pm-8.30pm

Every other Monday)

St Mary’s Presbytery

                                                                  

Tuesday                                                 

Activity Time Where

Caterpillar Music

(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

10.00am-noon Parish Hall (main hall)
Fantastic music classes for babies, toddlers and pre-school children. Our popular sessions include amazing puppets, colourful, age appropriate musical instruments and a variety of other props such as parachutes, bean bags chiffon scarves and bubbles to name but a few. Each session is based around a theme and children will learn popular and traditional nursery rhymes combined with some newer fun action songs. The benefits of introducing your little one to music at an early age are enormous. Music and singing develops speech and vocabulary and motor skills and our sessions can also improve confidence and social skills. Above all our sessions are fun and provide parents, grandparents and carers an opportunity to engage with their little ones, learn songs together and meet others in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Yoga

(For beginners & advanced)

2.00pm-3.30pm Parish Hall (main hall)

AA

(Just call in)

7.00pm-9.30pm Parish Hall (small room)

 

Wednesday

Activity Time Where
Weight Watchers 10.00am-11.00am Parish Hall (main hall)

St Mary’s Luncheon Club

  (All welcome)

12.30pm-3.30pm

(3rd Wednesday of the month)

Parish Hall (main hall)
UCM (Union of Catholic Mothers – Membership required -call in )

12.30pm-3.30pm

(2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month)

Parish Hall (small room)
Flamenco Dancing 7.00pm-8.00pm Parish Hall (main hall)

 

Thursday

Activity Time Where
Weight Watchers 5.30pm-7.30pm Parish Hall (main hall)

Baptism Prep Course

 (Booking required)

7.15pm-8.15pm

(1st & 2nd Thursday of the month)

Parish Hall (small room)

Yoga

(For beginners & advanced)

7.15pm-8.15pm Parish Hall (main hall)

 

Friday

Activity Time Where

Craft Club

(Just call in - not during the summer months)

9.30am-noon Parish Hall (main hall)

 

Saturday

Activity Time Where

Suzuki – violin lessons

(Membership required – call in)

3.00pm-5.00pm (intermittent) Parish Hall (main hall)

 

Sunday

Activity Time Where
Children’s Liturgy During 11am Mass Parish Hall (main hall)

Yoga

(For beginners & advanced)

7.00pm-8.00pm Parish Hall (main hall)

 

 

Fantastic music classes for babies, toddlers and pre-school children. Our popular sessions include amazing puppets, colourful, age appropriate musical instruments and a variety of other props such as parachutes, bean bags chiffon scarves and bubbles to name but a few. Each session is based around a theme and children will learn popular and traditional nursery rhymes combined with some newer fun action songs. The benefits of introducing your little one to music at an early age are enormous. Music and singing develops speech and vocabulary and motor skills and our sessions can also improve confidence and social skills. Above all our sessions are fun and provide parents, grandparents and carers an opportunity to engage with their little ones, learn songs together and meet others in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Bishop Eton Parish Awakening Plan

Contributors to plan

Attendees at Parish Awakening (PA) Day

10 October 2015

Responsibility to ensure plan is actioned Parish Core Team (PCT)

Objectives

  • strengthening our parish communities
  • becoming more inspired by the conviction of God’s gifts
  • allowing God’s gifts in us to flourish
  • renewing our commitment to every aspect of parish life
  • re-energising the younger generations
  • ensuring that everyone feels included fully in parish life
  • ensuring that many more people take responsibility and play a part in the many activities which contribute to the lives of both parishes
  • providing an opportunity for people to commit, to help out, to volunteer and to become more actively involved in parish activities by signing up

 

Success criteria

  • BE parish community strengthened
  • BE strengthened links with St Mary’s community
  • Parishioners more inspired by the conviction of God’s gifts
  • God’s gifts flourishing
  • Renewal of commitment
  • Younger parishioners playing their part in parish life
  • Housebound enabled to play their part in parish life
  • Everyone feels included fully in parish life
  • People take responsibility and play a part in the parish organisations
  • People volunteer and to become more actively involved in parish groups

 

Desired outcomes

  •  Increase in
    • Membership of each parish group and organisation
    • Mass attendance
    • Parishioner input into liturgy as e.g. musicians and readers
    • Eucharistic Ministers
    • Funeral Ministers
    • Volunteers coming forward
    • Retention of children and families following first communion
    • Young people taking more responsibility for parish life
  •  20+ people attending each workshop session
  • 100% outreach to housebound
  •  Volunteers joining new organisations in sustainable numbers

The actions in  the plan have been divided into categories. These have been displayed in a tabular form. The list below contains links which will allow you to jump to the category you are interested in.

WelcomingCommunicationsParish OrganisationsNew OrganisationsWorkshopsVolunteersRYMLiturgyLinks with SchoolsCatechesisSpiritualityLinks with St. Mary'sFinancesRe-awakening Conference

A NEW ACADEMIC YEAR: FRESH OPPORTUNITIES

 

I sincerely hope that we are all returning, having had some opportunity to unwind and relax during the summer months. More even than the beginning of the new liturgical year in Advent or the beginning a new calendar year, I believe that the beginning of a new academic year provides the best opportunity for parish communities to start afresh. For it is not only the schools and universities which are welcoming students back for new courses or opening their doors to new students, but similarly our parish ‘Journey in Faith’ begins again, offering those who may be interested a chance to share our way of life and discern what the Lord may want for them. Likewise, all the existing societies begin to meet again and continue their work and prayer. It is for this reason that Bishop Eton and St Mary’s are having the joint assembly at St Julie’s School on Saturday, 10 October.

PARISH AWAKENING: I remain encouraged by your interest and some encouraging comments on my article and other articles in the Boston College resources’ magazine on Catholic Families. In view of this, when you have finished with your copy of the magazine, would you be kind enough to return it to the porch of the church so that others may have a chance to see the material?

I will be meeting up with Fr Paul Cannon and Sharon Beech in early August. Their book will be on sale (£7.95) after Mass in the coming weeks or at Bishop Eton Monastery. Please keep reflecting and planning in your own areas of ministry and interest.

 Fr. Tim's piece from July 2015's edition of BE Alive

When I wrote this piece for the May edition of BE Alive I did some reflecting and posed a few questions.  I look back on the past four years with gratitude and some satisfaction.  Now I invite you to build on what has been achievedand prepare for the future with the calm assurance that comes from the words of our Lord himself: “I will be with you always.”

Everything has been pointing me towards calling a grand assembly of our two parishes in the early autumn and after much encouragement from all those whom  I have so far consulted we are going ahead with a day in St Julie’s School on Saturday  10 October. This coincides with the Synod on the Family in Rome and provides us with an opportunity to work out how we can respond to the invitation to become ‘evangelising parishes’ and the initiative of our bishops: ‘Proclaim 15.’  We will unite with our brothers and sisters across the country and have ‘Holy Hours’ on 11 July to pray for the success of this whole venture.

frTim2015PARISH AWAKENING

 

‘Carpe Diem’: the Latin phrase for ‘seize the day’. It always reminds me of the film, ‘Dead Poets’ Society’ in which Robin Williams plays the teacher who uses some unconventional methods but inspires his pupils to grasp the opportunities life affords.

Whether you are familiar with the film or not, I hope you will understand me when I say that I believe that for our two parishes such a moment is presenting itself. When I was entrusted with the care of Bishop Eton and St Mary’s four years ago, you were in the throes of looking at how you might reorganise yourselves in face of the challenge of sharing a parish priest. In the event with the closure of our house in Sunderland and the reorganisation of the Redemptorist Province I calculated that we would have enough priests in Bishop Eton to maintain the timetables of both parishes and we have successfully achieved that in the intervening years. Now I do not anticipate that there is any immediate need to review that decision, but I do want to alert everyone, young and not so young, to what is happening all around us, not only in the Liverpool Archdiocese but across the country and indeed in many other parts of the world.

Shrine copy NovenaHighlights Rome2016

 HELPFUL LINKS

st alphonsus  Archdiocese small St Teresa small rymheadersmall   stmaryswooltonamall Schoollogosmall CTMHsmall