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Our Lady of the Annunciation, Bishop Eton, Woolton Road, Liverpool L16 8NQ

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.  Web: www.bishopeton.org.uk  

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Parish Priest: Fr Timothy Buckley C.Ss.R. Assistant: Fr Barrie O’Toole C.Ss.R. Deacon John Keeley

5th February 2017

FIFTH SUNDAY (A)


Sunday Masses:
8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am, 6.00pm
Weekday Masses:
7.00am, 12.00 midday
Novena in honour of our Lady of Perpetual Succour : Wednesday 7.30pm
WEDNESDAY EXPOSITION - 7.30am to Noon
Saturday Mass:
12.00 midday
Rosary: 11.30am Monday, Tuesday and Thursday to 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 census form. These can be found in the porch along with a Parish Directory. Hand your completed form into the parish office.

FROM FR TIM

WELCOME TO FR CHARLES: Fr Charles Randall joins the community on Monday. This is his first appointment after his priestly ordination and I am sure he is going to have a wonderful experience ministering in our two parishes. It will be good if each parish can celebrate his arrival with a special celebration of the Eucharist. My hope is that we can use these occasions, not only to invite everyone to simple receptions afterwards, but also extend special invitations to any young men who may be interested in our Redemptorist way of life. I will provide details in next week’s bulletin when we have had a chance to discuss the suggestion.

Liverpool Mosque and Islamic Institute (Penny Lane)
At a time when it is good for us to be building good relations between all faiths, some of you may be interested to know that our local Mosque has issued an open invitation to everyone to visit this Sunday afternoon (5 February) between 1.30 and 5.00pm. Some of the children from Bishop Eton School were made very welcome on a recent visit.

The Funeral of Elizabeth Corcoran RIP will take place on Wednesday 8 February at 12.00 noon.

SVP monthly collection will take place after all Masses today. Thank you for your generosity.

Coffee Morning will take place after 10.00am Mass today. No Repository today but will resume in march.

RYM 

Following the incredible success and response to our two Homeless Missions before Christmas and in January - and the demand from people to have another - Redemptorist Youth Ministry (RYM) in Liverpool welcomes you to our next Homeless Mission Night.

On the night we split into groups and walk around the streets in groups and buy hot drinks and distribute sandwiches and clothing etc for those people we see who are in need!

Please see the poster below to see how you can help

We will gather at 7pm (sharp)  outside Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral. We will leave at 710pm at latest to start the mission!

We will begin with a short prayer and some instructions for the evening!

Come along if you can, invite a friend, and be assured of a special night of witness and service to our brothers and sisters in need! 

FAITH IN ACTION!

Contact Paul on paul.murphy@redemptorists.co.uk for more information

Wednesday Lunch will take place on 8 February at 12.30pm in the Fisher-More Hall. All welcome.

Project Zimbabwe: A fundraiser meeting will be held on Wednesday 8 February in the Hughes room at 8.00pm for the committee and anyone interested in helping. Also.... we would like to thank everyone who supported the fundraiser meal in Eton Place which raised £405!

CTMH Prayer Meeting: Will take place at Notre Dame Convent at 7.30pm on Wednesday February. The group meets every month in the parlour of the Convent of the Sisters of Notre Dame, Woolton Road. (Entrance opposite Bishop Eton)All are welcome.

Divorced and Separated Catholics: The next series of support meetings for Divorced and Separated Catholics will start in mid-February 2017. To book a place on the South Liverpool course please call: Frances Trotman 0151 727 2195. To book a place on the Ormskirk course please call: Maureen O’Brien 07967 753371. For full details see poster in porch.

WE NEED MORE DEACONS: Archbishop Malcolm is hosting this academic year for men who might be thinking of beginning the process of discernment and formation for the diaconate next September. The evening will be held on Tuesday 7 February, in the Parish Meeting Room at Holy Name, Moss Pits Lane, Fazakerley, L10 9LG, beginning with refreshments at 7.00pm. 

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Marriage and Family Life: The annual celebration will once again be a Mass held in the Metropolitan Cathedral at 11.00am on Sunday 12 February. Archbishop Malcolm McMahon will be the main celebrant. All welcome.

CAFOD are holding a short talk on Sunday 12 February at St Benet’s, Copy Lane, Netherton, 2.00pm – 3.30pm. It is a special occasion to have a CAFOD partner visit to tell us in person about the amazing difference that CAFOD is making. Year, our focus for Lent Fast Day is livelihoods in Zambia.

The Gift: In response to Proclaim 15 and Pope Francis' call for 'spirit-filled evangelisers', CaFE have been invited to run a pilot course of the very powerful new GIFT DVD series for the whole Diocese in Christ The King Parish Club. The course will finish on 25 February – Tea/coffee from 9.30am. Mass with the Archbishop will complete this second Saturday.

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The Luther Exhibition (stationweg) will be in Williamson Square 12.00pm-5.00pm Tuesday 21 February to be opened by Dame Lorna Muirhead.

Archdiocese of Liverpool Directory 2017. These are now on sale PRICE £3.50.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS:
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.

FOR REDEMPTORIST COMMUNITY & VOCATIONS NEWS 

Redemptorist Vocations weekend: 

 

Items not in the Newsletter

Life and Soul: Liverpool Hope University Chapel will hold an evening of praise worship and music with scripture and reflections before the Blessed Sacrament, on Wednesday 8 February, starting at 7.00pm and ending at 8.00pm with Benediction. The evening will be led by AnimateAll welcome.


Zimbabwe Table Sale

The Justice and Peace group will be holding a table sale again to raise money for Zimbabwe and any toiletries, unwanted Christmas gifts, and saleable goods will be gratefully received! Also we are looking for small glass jars and Christmas cards to recycle. Please leave at the back of church in the boxes. Thank you


Wednesday lunch  Helpers needed

Wednesday lunch has been running for 10 years. If you would like to help with setting up, clearing up or cooking your help would be appreciated. See September's BE Alive for more details.


CHEMIN NEUF

Christ the King Student House is offering the support of a shared common life and a Christian setting for study. Run by the Chemin Neuf Community, the residence is centrally located between the Metropolitan Cathedral and the guild of students. For applications, email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Talking Newspaper

The Liverpool talking newspaper is a facility for the blind whereby audio memory sticks are created and distributed every month by post to members of the blind community in Liverpool. It relies on the help of volunteers and is looking for new members to attend a recording studio in Speke to read items of information to include on the memory stick. There is also a need for new recording technicians. Training will be provided for anyone interested in helping. Please phone David Keane on 428 -2509 for further information


Audio Copy of the Catholic Pic

The student, technicians and Chaplain of All Hallows RC High School Penworthan  are compile an audio version of the Pic. If you or anyonw you know would like to receive an audio copy contact - Dan Antonio on 01772 746121


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RYM Retreat Weekend 10-12th Feb 2017

Redemptorist Youth Ministry (RYM) are thrilled to welcome you to our Retreat Weekend at our stunning St Mary's Kinnoull Monastery, Perth (18+)

Adoration, Mass, Formation, Meals, Walks, Fun, Friendship and much much more.....all in the incredible surroundings!

Details of the retreat will be announced soon.........run by Fr Peter Morris (C.Ss.R) and Paul Murphy (Coordinator of RYM)

Cost of £100 for all accommodation, meals and spiritual input!

Contact Paul to book your place on paul.murphy@redemptorists.co.uk

BOOK TODAY.........it's going to be great!


RYM Little Acts of Love Challenge

It's the month of February - the month of love - the month of Valentine's Day!


And we all know that 'God is love' (1 John 4:16)

So we at Redemptorist Youth Ministry (RYM) want to set you all a wee challenge! 

Given all the negative news stories and division that exists in the world at the moment - let us all start a revolution based on love, mercy & hope!

We want to encourage you to SHARE THE LOVE - by performing 'little acts of love' each day between now 1st February and Valentine's Day on Tuesday 14th February!


This could be anything at all:-
- from being nice to/ or complimenting someone 
- to donating items to a local food bank, or 
- buying someone else a coffee, snack or gift
- paying it forward in a coffee shop! 

Or it could be 
- visiting a sick or elderly neighbour, 
- forgiving someone who you've held a grudge against for a while, 
- to sending an email or offering prayers for someone who needs your support! 

Or it could simply be 
- to volunteer your time to help a charity or 
- buying a hot drink for someone who is homeless.

It could be ANYTHING AT ALL - but the challenge is to DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT EACH DAY!


Mass for the Deaf Community

A Mass for the deaf community is held at Christ the King Church, Queens 5 Drive every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month at 4.30pm. All welcome.


CATHEDRAL BOOK CLUB

The February meeting is to be held on Thursday16th February in the Gibberd Room at 7.00pm, and the book chosen to read is Conclave by Robert Harris.

All welcome. Any queries just get in touch with Claire atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


CATHEDRAL GUILD OF GUIDES

Would you like to be a Cathedral Guide. There is currently a vacancy for Monday afternoon 1-4pm. Full training will be given. If you are interested . Contact: Cathedral House on 0151 709 9222 ext 201 or 203, or via email onThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Samuel Group 

For those aged 18-30. A programme led by Fr. James Preston, Sr Catherine Skelton & Sr MaryAnne Francalanza. A monthly meeting at St Charles Church Aigburthfor those who wish to deepen their faith or discern their vocation.

For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


St  Joseph's Prayer Centre Retreat

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Dementia Friendly:

We aspire to be a Dementia Friendly parish, the Archdiocese has arranged a one day conference by Professor June Andrews, author of Dementia The One Stop Guide. This will take place at L.A.C.E on May 19th May 2017. You can read about the five point action plan for the Archdiocese on the Dementia Action Alliance website  by clicking here

For further information about how to support people and families living with dementia contact Maureen Knight at the Pastoral Formation Team 0151 522 1046 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


ANNUAL CIVIC MASS

The annual civic Mass will take place at the Metropolitan Cathderal on Sunday 26 February 2017 at 11.00am. All are warmly invited to this special occasion in our calendar. Please note that parking will be restricted and it will be passes only. 


CATHEDRAL GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS

CATHEDRAL MEMORIES

Do you remember the Cathedral being built? Did you attend the opening ceremony or were you one of thousands who have attended special events throughout the Cathedral’s history? Or do you have other memories or photographs of the Cathedral that you would like to share?  Is so the Cathedral staff would love to hear from you! To register your interest please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and include in the subject line ‘Cathedral memories’

GRAND JUBILEE DINNER

A formal Grand Dinner, hosted by Archbishop Malcolm, will be held to celebrate the Cathedral's Golden Jubilee. The Dinner and festivities will take place on Saturday 3 June 2017. The evening include First Vespers sung by the Cathedral Choirs in the Cathedral.  A champagne reception in the Pontifical Hall. A three course dinner in the Crypt Hall once the choristers have sung Grace. Should you wish to purchase tickets, which are priced at £100 per person, for this event, please let Claire Hanlon know by emailing  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Claire will then send you an application form. 

VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED

The Cathedral  are looking to recruit volunteers to assist at the Golden Jubilee Flower Festival which will be taking place in the Cathedral from 2 June – Monday 5 June. Volunteers will be needed to hand out programmes and water the arrangements. No flower experience is necessary at all but to register your interest please contact Claire in Cathedral House at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Bishops call for action - on the Holyland

The Bishops of the 2017 Holy Land Co-ordination have released a final communiqué calling for prayer, awareness and action after 50 years of occupation in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza. Click here to read the full communique.


MEDJUGORJE IRISH CENTRE PILGRIMAGE 2017

20th - 27th May 2017

7 Nights Half Board in 4 Star apartments and Airport Transfers: 371 Euro

Book early for low cost flights from Manchester to Zadar (Extra)

Tel: Jackie 020 3239 8662 / Colette 0151 220 0665

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


SEEKING REFUGE


A Video on Kinnoull Monastery


Petition to exempt charities from Insurance Premium Text


Friends of the Holy Land Update

To read the latest news from the Friends of the Holy Land please click here


 Knights of St Columba - Young People's Seminar

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VMM Newsletter

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