Our Lady of the Annunciation, Bishop Eton,
Woolton Road, Liverpool L16 8NQ
Served by the Redemptorists.
Archdiocese of Liverpool. Registered Charity No. 232709
Assistants: Fr B O’Toole C.Ss.R. & Fr C Randall C.Ss.R.
Deacon J Keeley
12th March 2017
SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT (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—7.30 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
FASTING IN LENT: I do apologise for neglecting to remind you that Ash Wednesday was one of only two days of fasting and abstinence now in the Church’s calendar. The other, of course, is Good Friday. The CAFOD fast days also serve as reminders of this traditional Christian discipline, so again I hope you remembered to do something last Friday. Nevertheless, if you have forgotten these invitations to us to be united in our concern for those less fortunate than ourselves, I am sure you will find opportunities in your own time during the Lenten season. It is heartening to see the numbers making the effort to come to the weekday Masses: thank you for your good example.
Comings and Goings: This weekend Fr Charles is in Kinnoull Perth with Frs Richard Reid and Peter Morris for a Vocations’ Weekend. Again I remind you that if anyone wishes to know more about religious and/or priestly vocations, we will be happy to talk with you. Also...Fr Andrew is going to FLAME, the youth event at Wembley this weekend, but will be back for the Sunday Masses.
Paul Murphy: After four and a half years as our Redemptorist youth officer, Paul has decided that it is time to move on and he finishes at the end of this month.
On behalf of all the young people to whom he has ministered, I want to say a huge ‘thank you’. He has some wonderful gifts, which have enabled many people across the country to deepen their spiritual lives and become more involved in the life of the Church.
There will be a farewell Mass for him on Tuesday, 21 March, in St Mary’s Woolton at 7.30pm. Please do come, even if you are unable to join him for the meal afterwards. It is vital that we keep this ministry alive and I will say a word on Tuesday week about my hopes for the future.
Meanwhile, we will be looking for someone to continue Paul’s work and will welcome enquiries. We can review the scope and nature of the work and negotiate with the successful candidate a job description and appropriate salary.
SERVERS: Reminder: Special Mass for you: Saturday 18 March at noon.
The Funeral of Mary Buckley RIP will take place on Friday 17 March 12.00 noon.
The Funeral of Elizabeth McDairmid RIP will take place on Friday 17 March at 2.00pm.
Stations of the Cross:
- A group of parishioners are meeting together during Lent to pray the Stations of the Cross. We will meet on Friday’s2.00pm. All welcome. details can be foundin the porch.
- Also... Devine Mercy Piece Group will be meeting during Lent to Pray the Stations of the Cross and Chaplet on Friday’s at 7.30pm, excluding Good Friday.
Gift Aid Scheme: Boxes of offertory envelopes for 2017/18 will be available for collection from the Hughes room on Sunday 19 and 26 March. If you would like to be part of the scheme please ask as you leave Church. Special collection envelopes will be available on request for those who pay by standing order.
MISSIO: If you would be willing to help collect from a small group of box holders three times a year, please ring Ann Monaghan on 737 1599 or the parish office.
Football shirt appeal : Bro. James from SFX is visiting Japan and Indonesia with some students this Easter. They are hoping to take with them second hand football shirts and other sports gear of any size. They will be working with the De La Mennais Brothers. Please leave donations at the back of Church.
International Social Afternoon will be held on Sunday 19 March in the Fisher-More Hall. See poster for details.
Feast of Our Lady of the Annunciation: Saturday 25 March. (The Patronal feast of the parish)
The sung Mass at 12.00pm will be followed by a short recital of seasonal organ music given by Andrew Sharples. Retiring Collection. All welcome.
OWG Sunday Lunch fundraiser at 60 Hope Street on Sunday 2 April at 12.30pm. Tickets £24 from Cath 07866 798 158 or Sara 07947 120 371. £6 of the ticket money goes directly to the charity to fund its projects.
CTMH: Ecumenical Prayer Meeting will be held at 7.30pm, Wednesday 15 March in the parlour of Notre Dame Convent at Hope University.
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
- Website : www.redemptorists.co.uk
- Facebook: Redemptorist Vocations GB
- Twitter: @RedemptoristsGB
- Youtube: Redemptoristsuk
For OMPS Novena Resources : /www.novena-at-home.redemptorists.co.uk/
Items not in the paper version of the bulletin
CTMH Update 8.3.2017
For the latest CTMH bulletin please click here
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
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.
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.
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
Metropolitan Cathderal Jubilee
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
Knights of St Columba - Young People's Seminar
Nugent Charity Shop:
On Allerton Road are in urgent need of stock. Donations can be dropped off or the charity shop can collect on them on a Thursday. Contact: 0151 737 2951 for details.
Caterpillar Music and Singing for Toddlers:
Knights of St Columba Council 9. St. Patricks charity Irish social evening at Our Lady of Mount Carmel club, High Park Street, Liverpool, L8 8DX, on Saturday 11 March at 8.30pm. Featuring Michael Coyne, Bingo, Raffle. Tickets £5 from Pat McGann 07825 236 064 or from the club or pay at the door. If you have a raffle prize it would be appreciated.