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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

Twitter:@Bishop_Eton Facebook: bishopeton

Parish Priest: Fr T Buckley C.Ss.R. 

Assistants: Fr B O’Toole C.Ss.R. & Fr C Randall C.Ss.R.

Deacon J Keeley

26th March 2017

FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT  (A)

Sunday Masses:

8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am,  6.00pm

Weekday Masses: 

7.00am, 12.00 midday

Wednesday 7.30pm:

Novena in honour of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour

WEDNESDAY EXPOSITION—7.30 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

Laetare Sunday: Today we reach the halfway point in Lent and the Church invites us to take a breather. The entry antiphon is from Isaiah and tells us to “rejoice…be joyful…exult.”

Happily it is also Mothering Sunday, so we greet all our mothers and thank you not just for all you do, but for the people you are… I hope the family spoils you today!

Visiting the housebound: This year the priests are hoping to visit all those who are housebound in our parishes and offer them the sacraments. It has not been possible to organise the Anointing Masses, organised by the SVP, in Lent this year, so we will celebrate those Masses during the Easter Season.

The funeral of Sr Catherine Hughes SND will be on   Thursday 30 March at 1.15pm.

In her time Sister Catherine was Superior General of the Notre Dame Sisters, Provincial in this country, and Principal of the College in Mount Pleasant.

Servers and the Chrism Mass: If any altar servers wish to come to the Chrism Mass in the Cathedral on the Wednesday evening of Holy Week, please inform the office during the coming week and we will make the necessary arrangements.

The Funeral of Thomas Hughes RIP will take place on Monday 27 March at 12.00 noon.

The Funeral of Kathleen Hamilton RIP will take place on Tuesday 28 March at 12.00 noon.

Friends of the Holy Land Mass for peace and justice for our fellow Christians in the Holy Land will take place on Saturday 1 April at 12.00 midday.

Parish Quiz Night next Saturday 1 April at 8.00pm for 8.30pm start. All welcome.

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

Parish Coffee Morning next Sunday after the 10.00am Mass.  Also, the Repository with all profits going to Project Zimbabwe.

Women's Group: St Mary's and Bishop Eton Women's Group Meeting at 12.30pm, Tuesday 28 March in Fisher-More Hall.

Bishop Eton is very generous in the donations to MISSIO. Last year we raised £7832. To continue with our work we are greatly in need of collectors. 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, Dave Hart 722 4656 or leave your details at the parish office.

Vision Aid Overseas: Please leave your old/unwanted glasses in the box provided in the porch.

Gift Aid Scheme: Boxes of offertory envelopes for 2017/18 will be available at the back of Church today. If you would like to be part of the scheme please ask as you leave. Special collection envelopes will be available on request for those who pay by standing order.

Stations of the Cross: We will meet on Fridays at 2.00pm. All welcome. Details can be found in the porch.

 Divine Mercy Prayer Group will be meeting during Lent to pray the Stations of the Cross and Chaplet on Fridays at 7.30pm, excluding Good Friday.

Please note there will be no recitation of the rosary during Holy Week – 1015 April 2017.

A Youth retreat day will be held on Sunday 2 April at St Mary’s Woolton, meeting for Mass at 11.00am and in the church hall from 12.00 noon. More details in BE Alive or contact Sarah on 07879633262 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.

Cafod:Colette Byrne will give a short talk about Cafod's work in Ethiopia at a simple lunch in the parish hall of St Anthony of Padua, on Thursday 6 April 12.45pm-13.45pm.

Project Zimbabwe will be holding an Abba night on Saturday 8 April in the Fisher-More hall. Tickets £12.00. Please see details in the porch or on the website. Tickets on sale after Masses today.

Bro. James from SFX is visiting Japan and Indonesia with students this Easter. Please leave donations of second hand football shirts and other sports gear of any size, in the box at the back of Church.

Nugent Charity Shop is in urgent need of stock. If you have any unwanted items please consider donating them to our Charity Shop on Allerton Road.

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

For OMPS Novena Resources : /www.novena-at-home.redemptorists.co.uk/

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Items  not in the paper version of the bulletin 

Cardinal Nichols prays for the Westminster Attack victims

Nugent Horticultural training centre

Faith is no reason for hate

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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


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.


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 Aigburth for 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.


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..


Metropolitan Cathderal Jubilee


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.


Petition to exempt charities from Insurance Premium Text


 Knights of St Columba - Young People's Seminar

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Caterpillar Music and Singing for Toddlers:

In St Mary's  parish hall every Tuesday morning: 10-10.40am for children 18mths plus and 11:00-11:40am for two year olds and under. For more details e-mail: Emma at : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Archdiocesan vacancies

The Archdiocese of Liverpool are looking for several parish centre managers, a housekeeper, a catering assistant, two assistant building surveyors,,an archivist and a diocesan schools' officer. If you are interested visit the vacancies page by clicking here.


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Youth Poll on Life, faith and vocational discernment

Next year Pope Francis will be holding a Synod about the youth in the Church. As part of their preparation fo this the Catholic Church in England and Wales have produced a poll on life, faith & vocational discernment. If you are aged between 13 and 29 your views are needed.

To learn more and fill in the survey click here

If you're a parent, teacher, chaplain, youth worker or priest who regularly work with young people aged between 13 and 29 years old, please contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  asking to be sent the poll that applies to you.


Catholic Missionary Union - Job opportunity

Cathedral flower festival volunteers

VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED The Metropolitan Cathedral is 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.


Vocations Discernment Group

If you are interested in joinging the Redemptorists speak to Fr. Charles, check out the Province Vocation pages (click here) or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Cathedral book club 4.5.17

CATHEDRAL BOOK CLUB The date for the next meeting of the Cathedral Book Club will be Thursday 4 May when we shall be meeting to discuss Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood Even if you don’t get round to reading the books do come along. The Car Park will be open for you to park. All welcome. Any queries just get in touch with Claire at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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