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
Parish Priest: Fr Timothy Buckley C.Ss.R.
Assistants: Fr Barrie O’Toole C.Ss.R. & Fr. Charles Randall C.Ss.R
Deacon John Keeley
12th February 2017
SIXTH SUNDAY (A)
8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am, 6.00pm
7.00am, 12.00 midday
Novena in honour of our Lady of Perpetual Succour
WEDNESDAY EXPOSITION - 7.30am to Noon
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
Fr Charles: It will be good for us to welcome Fr Charles Randall properly and we are planning that he will preach at the 5.30pm Mass at St Mary’s on Saturday week (25 February) and at Bishop Eton at the 6.00pm Mass on Sunday (26 February). There will be informal receptions in the parish centres afterwards. Fr Charles has been asked to work with Fr Richard Reid in the field of vocation and take responsibility for this part of the world. So at these Masses he will address the subject of religious and priestly vocation. I invite any young men and women who may be interested to make a point of coming to one of these Masses. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could form a support group to meet and discern with Fr Charles over the coming months? To learn more about the Redemptorists visit www.redemptorist.co.uk, to learn about their sister order the Redemptoristine nuns visit www.rednuns.com
Pastoral Letter: Archbishop Malcolm has written a Pastoral Letter to coincide with the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes (11 February) and at the Masses this weekend we will share his thoughts with you about Lourdes and caring for those who are sick. Click here to read the letter
Bereavement Support Group meeting will be on Tuesday 21 February from 2.00pm—4.00pm in the Hughes Meeting Room.
Allerton Brassunder the direction of musical director Adam Taylor would like to invite you to our pre-area contest open rehearsal with special guest adjudicator and conductor, Paul Andrews on Friday 17 February at 8.00pm. The test piece for the fourth section this year is 'St Andrew's Variations' by Alan Fernie. 2017 will see Allerton Brass perform for the first time ever in the annual national brass band competition, an event the band have been working hard to prepare for. This will take place in Fisher-More Hall. Admission is free.
The Justice and Peace group: a reminder that we will be holding a table sale on Saturday 11 March in Fisher-More Hall to raise money for Project Zimbabwe. If anyone wants to book a table for £10 please ring 722 1108. Please donate any saleable goods, unwanted Christmas presents, etc at the back of church. Thank you to those who have already donated.
CTMH: Tuesday 21 February Story Mobile truck in Liverpool Commemorating Luther 500 Open 12.30pm – 5.30pm Location to be announced The commemoration of the 500th anniversary of ‘Reformation 1517’ expresses itself in the “European Reformation Roadmap,” on a truck touring across sites of significance in Europe including Liverpool with several screens and multimedia offerings it displays the stories about the Reformation adding local stories in each city.For details visit http://www.reformation500.uk/events.htm?id=21
COMBINED CHOIRS VALENTINE CONCERT:
- Merseywave Community Choir and Young Singers
- Fron Male Voice Welsh Choir in their 70th Anniversary Year.
- Kathryn Rudge Professional Mezzo-Soprano Opera Singer
- Musical Director and Pianist Jason Ellis
At St Ambrose Church Heathgate Avenue, Speke, Liverpool, L24 7RS. Friday 17 February 2017 at 7.30pm.Tickets £10Concessions; £7Pay on the Door.
Archdiocese of Liverpool Directory 2017. PRICE £3.50—a few remaining.
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:
CTMH Update 08/02/2017
For the lastest from CTMH please clck here
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.
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
RYM Homeless Mission 7th February 2017
To read about the RYM Homelss Mission on 7th February, please click here
The next Homless Mission will take place on Tuesday 7th March
RYM Night Chapel 21st Ferbruary 2017
Fancy some quiet time before the Lord - away from the hectic nature of life?
Come along to 'Night Chapel' - Redemptorist Youth Ministry (RYM) for 18-35 on Tuesday 21st February 2017 at Bishop Eton Church in Liverpool.
A simple evening inspired by the 'Evening Chapels' run by St Alphonsus (founder of the Redemptorists)
Come along from 7pm-8pm for a time of
We will go for a meal / drink afterwards at HalfWay on Woolton Road
Please INVITE A FRIEND - spread word!
Contact Paul on firstname.lastname@example.org
RYM HOMELESS MISSION 7th MARCH
Following the incredible response to our 3 recent Homeless Missions and the demand from people to have another - Redemptorist Youth Ministry (RYM) in Liverpool welcomes you to our next Homeless Mission Night.
We will meet outside Metropolitan Cathedral at 7pm on Tuesday 7th March 2017!
We will gather to walk around the City Centre to try and provide for those we encounter who are homeless.
If you can help by offering
- your time
- spread word and invite a friend
- making sandwiches to distribute
- bring bottled water or crisps
- bring any spare scarves, hats, gloves, sleeping bags, toothbrushes, toothpaste
- make a monetary donation to buy hot drinks
- bring flasks with hot water, tea bags, coffee
- encourage others to help on night or prepare
- if you can't attend - pray for our Mission
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!
We will gather at 7pm (sharp) in
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 email@example.com for more information
RYM Little Acts of Love Challenge
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.
CATHEDRAL GUILD OF GUIDES
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.
St Joseph's Prayer Centre Retreat
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
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.
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
Petition to exempt charities from Insurance Premium Text
Friends of the Holy Land Update
Knights of St Columba - Young People's Seminar
For the latest VMM Newsletter click here
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.