Our Lady of the Annunciation, Bishop Eton, Woolton Road, Liverpool L16 8NQ
Served by the Redemptorists.
Archdiocese of Liverpool. Registered Charity No. 232709
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
16 April 2017
EASTER SUNDAY (A)
Easter Sunday Masses:
8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am, NO evening mass
12.00 midday only
No Wednesday Exposition during Easter Octave
Novena in honour of our Lady of Perpetual Succour
12.00 midday No Confessions
Rosary: 11.30am Monday, Tuesday and Thursday to Saturday. No Rosary before funerals.
8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am, 6.00pm
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
AN EASTER GREETING
In the midst of all the uncertainty in our world today, I find myself with an overwhelming sense of gratitude to be supported by the communities of Bishop Eton and St Mary’s as well as my own Redemptorist community. During Lent, in each of these communities, we have been coping with the sadness that comes with death, and yet that sadness has turned to hope and joy as we have entrusted each of those who have died to the Lord, confident that he will fulfil his promise of eternal life.
Towards the end of his book – God with us: The meaning of the cross and resurrection then and now – Rowan Williams has so many wonderful passages that I want to quote them all, but I will settle for this one, under the sub-title Death cannot defeat us:
St Paul’s statement in his first letter to the Corinthians is unequivocal: ‘If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins.’ Easter is the feast without which none of our Christian living makes sense. I want to thank you all for your faith and invite you to pray that this Easter our faith will grow stronger and our commitment to the mission of Christ more fervent.
My thanks to all of you who work so hard to ensure that the Holy Week and Easter ceremonies are celebrated with such dignity and reverence and this includes all the unsung heroes and heroines who beaver away in the background in the offices and sacristies as well as our catechists who have been preparing the adults and children throughout the year.
Furthermore, as the priests visited the sick and housebound in preparation for Easter, I realised just how many people our Ministers of Holy Communion visit each week. Thank you too for your wonderful ministry.
A VERY HAPPY EASTER TO YOU
FROM ALL THE REDEMPTORISTS
The Funeral of Ann Sweeney RIP will take place on Tuesday 18 April at 12.00 noon.
The Funeral of Helen Mullett RIP will take place on Friday 21 April at 12.00 noon.
The Funeral of Dr Peter Drury RIP will take place on Friday 21 April at 2.30pm.
Access to the Monastery:
We have considerable problems with diseased trees around the Monastery.
On Tuesday 18 April work will start on felling trees in the rear garden of the Monastery.
On Monday 24 April the large tree (already marked) adjoining the Monastery gateway will start to be felled. It is anticipated the work will take 4-5 days.
During this time there will no access to the front of the Monastery at all. The only access will by the way of the rear door of the Monastery where a temporary bell will be fitted to help any visitor.
Clothes Sale: A sale of new clothes for children, teenagers and men will be held in the Fisher-More Hall on Saturday 22 April from 10.30am to 1.00pm. Many chain store samples for just £1.00. Also coffee and cakes. All proceeds in aid of Street Child Africa with Chance for Childhood.
Bereavement Support Group will meet on Tuesday 25 April from 2.00pm—4.00pm in the Hughes Meeting Room.
SVP food collection. Please leave your donations at the Monastery weekdays 10.00am—6.00pm. Cans, pasta, rice and non-perishables gratefully accepted. Thank you.
Vision Aid Overseas: A huge thank you again to those who donated. 206 pairs of glasses were collected.
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/
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
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.
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
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
Knights of St Columba - Young People's Seminar
Caterpillar Music and Singing for Toddlers:
For the latest Archdiocesan vacancies please click here.
Youth Poll on Life, faith and vocational discernment
To learn more and fill in the survey click here
Catholic Missionary Union - Job opportunity
Cathedral Flower Festival volunteers
Cathedral book club 4.5.17
Vacancies in the Cathedral choir
Chemin Neuf -Festival in France
Woolton Community Life: Are looking for volunteers. Contact WCL on 07906 151 305.
Merseyside Youth Challenge Trust: Are looking for volunteers of any age to help with activities. If you are interested please contact Fred Pye on: 07757 748157.
Walsingham Pilgrimage: 21/24 October 2017 from St Mark’s Halewood. There are still seats available and if interested, contact either Monica Lowe 0151- 428- 4332 or Margaret Lloyd 0151 -280- 2775.
Nugent Charity Shop is in urgent need of stock. If you have any unwanted items please consider donating them to their Charity Shop on Allerton Road.