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
21 May 2017
Sixth Sunday of Easter (A)
8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am, 6.00pm
7.00am, 12.00 midday
7.30am to Noon, 6.30pm to 7.30pm
Novena in honour of our Lady of Perpetual Succour
Rosary: 11.30am Monday, Tuesday, Thursday-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
First Holy Communion. As we celebrate the sacrament of First Holy Communion with our children and their families this weekend, my prayer is that they will experience the joy and wonder of the occasion. Pray for the children, pray for their families and pray for yourselves: allow the Lord to fill you with the peace and joy of his abiding presence.
World Communications Day. Next Sunday, Feast of the Ascension of the Lord, is World Communications Day, promoting the valuable work done on behalf of the Church by the communications office of the Bishops’ Conference. There will be a retiring collection after all Masses next weekend and prayer cards are available in the porch.
The Pope has released a message for World Communications Day on the Vatican Website - click here to read it.
Please can everyone using the car park take extra care and adhere to the NO PARKING signs. Cars are regularly blocking access routes and parking on double yellow lines obstructing the free flow of traffic and pedestrians.
- recently the concrete bollard which had only just been replaced was bumped into;
- the wooden flower beds outside the Monastery was severely damaged, after so much hard work had gone into replanting them,
- cars are constantly being scraped.
In most of these cases NO-ONE has informed the monastery that they have caused any damage. Please park responsibly and manoeuvre carefully to avoid damaging any property.
BENCHMARK GIG. Our own home-grown band will be performing on Friday 26 May in the Fisher-More Hall in aid of Project Zimbabwe. Tickets now on sale from Reception and after Masses. £5 for adults; £2.50 for under 18’s. Bring your own refreshments: tuck shop available and a raffle!
6.00pm Sunday Mass. We have started trialling the use of the thurible during 6.00pm Mass in order to train our younger altar servers in its use. This will be dependant on there being enough altar servers, so the thurible may not be used each week.
Each Friday the Divine Mercy Prayer group meet at 7.30pm in the Hughes Room and everyone is welcome.
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.
Liverpool Archdiocese Annual Mass for Healing at the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral on Friday 26 May 2017 Starting 7.00pm.Celebrant: Bishop Tom Williams. All Are Welcome.
Annual "Right to Life Walk" on Monday 29 May at 1.00pm. Normally graced by Archbishop Kelly and Bishop Arnold (Salford), Lord Alton and MP's from across the political spectrum, it attracts many young people and families. If you are interested in supporting those who work for the sanctity of life, details and sponsorship are at the back of church.
FRIDAY NIGHT IS FILM NIGHT: Friday 26 May 7.00pm for 7.30pm start, at Elm Hall Drive Methodist Church. A 2016 American musical romantic comedy about a musician & an aspiring actress.
PENTECOST FAMILY CRAFT EVENT at Elm Hall Drive Methodist Church SATURDAY 27 MAY 4.00pm.
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 PAPER VERSION OF BULLETIN
Bishops' guidance on the General Election
The Bishop's have composed a letter giving guidance on the General Election. Please click here to learn more.
The Hope charter in conjunction with Nugent
Liverpool Health and Wellbeing Board Consultation
Liverpool Health and Wellbeing Board is consulting on the pharmacy needs of the local population.
The Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment is a statutory document that assesses the pharmacy needs of the local population and will be used as the framework to inform commissioning pharmacy services for the next three years. This includes dispensing chemist services as well as public health and other services that pharmacies may provide.
Have your say by filling in a short survey by May 31st 2017 at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/pnapatient2017
For the latest from the Merseyside Ecumenical Office please click here
All are welcome to spend sometime in the 40 hours devotion to the Blessed Sacrament at St Teresa of the Child Jesus Church, Norris Green starting with 6pm Mass on Saturday 27 May.
CATHEDRAL BOOK CLUB
A campaign to make the Official Facebook page for the Shrine to OMPS in Rome better known. If you are on Facebook consider liking and sharing.
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.
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
Cathedral Flower Festival volunteers
Chemin Neuf -Festival in France
WOOLTON COMMUNITY LIFE
Woolton Community Life: Are looking for volunteers. Contact WCL on 07906 151 305.
MERSEYSIDE YOUTH CHALLENGE TRUST
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.
Short term volunteer options from 4 weeks to 6 months in Uganda, Malawi and Ghana. See https://t.co/FaOa0qJEQ4 for more info— VMM International (@VMMtweet) May 11, 2017
NUGENT VOLUNTEER VACANCIES
Nugent are looking for a volunteer van driver and driver's assistant
Parishes Learning From Each Other
Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 10.00am- 3.00pm, St Joseph’s Prayer Centre, Blundell Avenue, Formby, 01704 875850, donation £20 to include lunch. Father Tony Sligo will lead 4 participants in reflection on Pope Francis’ call for Missionary Parishes. Parishes learning from each other on how to adapt to the changing mission on the West Coast of the Diocese.