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

16 April 2017

EASTER SUNDAY (A)

 

Easter Sunday Masses:

8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am, NO evening mass

Weekday Masses: 

12.00 midday only 

No Wednesday Exposition during Easter Octave 

Wednesday 7.30pm:

Novena in honour of our Lady of Perpetual Succour

Saturday Mass:

12.00 midday  No Confessions

Rosary: 11.30am Monday, Tuesday and Thursday to Saturday. No Rosary before funerals.

Sunday Masses:

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:

When we face death, God says,‘I’m on the far side of it’, and a relationship with
 God is therefore not exhausted by the set of horizons we’re used to here and now.
 Such a relationship is what is meant by eternal life – not just life after death and
 not just some sort of survival after death. Christians really ought to be much more
critical than they often are of the idea that we survive death. We don’t. We die,
and God brings us to life as he restores our relationship with him… God remakes 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.

Paul Murphy, before leaving, began a series of Homeless Missions in Liverpool and a group of people would like to continue with this ministry. The next mission will be on Tuesday 2 May, meeting at the Metropolitan Cathedral Piazza at 7.00pm. For more details contact Claire on 07938909774 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Vision Aid Overseas: A huge thank you again to those who donated. 206 pairs of glasses were collected.

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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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


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..


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.


 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

For the latest Archdiocesan vacancies please click here.


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.


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.


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 activitiesIf 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.


VMM: Liverpool-based Volunteer Mission Movement www.vmminternational.org is looking for volunteers (18-80+ years) to become members of our local support group. The group aims to help raise funds and also to recruit new volunteers to serve for periods of 2 weeks to 2 years in East Africa. It is a fun, worthwhile and rewarding group which provides a sense of satisfaction for its members. Please contact Van at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 0151 291 3438. 


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.

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