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

20 AUGUST 2017

TWENTIETH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME (A) 

Sunday Masses:

8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am, 6.00pm

Weekday Masses: 

Monday - Friday 12.00 midday

Saturday Mass:

12.00 midday

NO WEDNESDAY EXPOSITION:

Due to summertime and works to the Church, there will be NO EXPOSITION until further notice.

Wednesday 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 

Work in the church: I am extremely grateful that the transition has been so smooth thus far and especially pleased that the contractors have managed to mount the shrine to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour over St Joseph’s altar while the renovation is taking place. You appreciate that it would be impossible, indeed dangerous, to have the votive candles during this time, but I am sure you will make up for it when the work is complete!

Rosary in church: If you wish to pray the rosary when the workforce is in the church, I suggest that you gather together and pray it quietly before the shrine. We have agreed with the contractors that they will only have to cease work for the noon Mass.

Funerals: We have had two large funerals during the past week and I am grateful to all those who helped to ensure that the families were supported and the ceremonies ran smoothly.

Comings and Goings: Fr Jim Casey is taking some holiday with his family in Scotland and Fr Andrew is at the European Team Meeting of Marriage Encounter in Madrid until Wednesday.

Barcelona: Once again we have been faced with terrorist atrocities in Europe during the past week. We pray for the repose of the souls of those who lost their lives and all those suffering the effects of these outrages. Let us never grow weary from praying for peace and striving to be peacemakers.

Organ Recital following the noon Mass on Saturday 26 August given by our parishioner Dylan McCaig. Dylan is about to take up the Organ Scholarship at Chad's Cathedral, Birmingham. All welcome, refreshments follow in the Fisher-More Hall.

Archdiocesan Autumn Courses: A morning of reflection for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion – on Saturday 30 September from 9.30am-1.00pm at LACE.

  • Initial training for Bereavement Teams – on Wednesdays 18 & 25 October from 1.30pm-4.30pm at Holy Rosary Parish Centre.
  • An introduction to the Ministry of Catechesis for new catechists and those wanting to refresh/reflect on their ministry. There are two courses; one is September and one in October.

For full details see the posters in the porch and contact the Department for Pastoral Formation at LACE. The parish is always in need of new people to come forward to train for the various ministries and welcomes any enquiries from parishioners wanting to know more.

PLEASE NOTE THAT A CURRENT DBS IS REQUIRED FOR ALL THESE POSTS before taking up the position.

ALSO… Initial Training for Funeral Ministers will be reviewed in September. If you wish to be considered as a candidate for this Ministry please speak to Fr Tim or the parish office. If current Ministers have any views on the previous training please contact Mrs Maureen Knight on 522 1046 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your thoughts.

CTMH: Saturday 26 August, Beatles Photos and Innovakoren Choir, St Barnabas 11.00am to 4.00pm. St. Barnabas Church, Penny Lane will be displaying their Beatles Photos exhibitionvisiting tourists and anyone interested in the Beatles story.They will also welcome back some ofSwedish friends from the Innovakoren Choir, who will entertain from around 1.00pm.

Nugent Charity Shop is in urgent need of stock consisting of clothing, books, bric-a-brac, shoes and    handbags. If you have any unwanted items please consider donating them to our Charity Shop and these can be dropped off at Nugent Charity Shop, 73 Allerton Road, L18 2DH from 9.00am – 5.00pm, Monday to Saturday.

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.

ATTENTION: please keep all bags and valuables with you at all times. Unfortunately, churches are an easy target. 

FOR REDEMPTORIST COMMUNITY & VOCATIONS NEWS

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

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Catholic Singles 

Catholic Singles is an organisation which helps single Catholics of all ages (over 18 years) meet other single Catholics, either one to one or through social events. For further information visit www.catholicsingles.org.uk or tel. 0161 941 3498


Archdiocesan Vacancies

The Archdiocese of Liverpool are looking for Parish Administrators for  the combined parishes of Our Lady Help of Christians Tarleton & SS Peter & Paul Mawdsley; St Margaret Clitheroe Leigh; and Holy Rosary Intree.

The Chaplaincy Service is looking for a permanent part time Assistant Chaplain to work at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen Hospitals.

For more details please click here


Enabling every child and adult to encounter Jesus 

Living Fully: …enabling every child and adult with a disability to encounter Jesus in the life of the church today.  A day of study, worship and workshops exploring how all life is a gift from God and how every person has a valuable and dignified place within the Body of Christ will take place on Saturday 23 September 10:00am-4:00pm at LACE,  with guest speaker  Cristina Gangemi – disability Advisor to the Bishop’s Conference. For further details please call the Formation Department at LACE on: 0151-522-1040 or e–mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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CHURCH PARKING:

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.

ALSO,

  • 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.  


The drama of the Mass

A new website www.thedramaofthemass.com has been created by the artistic creator of the 1967 opening celebrations of the Metropolitan Cathedral.

The website includes photos, videos of the events leading up to the opening and the opening itself.


Fundraiser at Zoe's Place


Heavens Road Catholic Radio

This is an online radio station, why not tune in and enjoy features like prayers, interviews and music to appeal to a Catholic audience. The radio station is run by volunteers so any financial donation, however small would be very welcome. Please visit www.heavensroadfm.com  to listen in and/or to make a donation.


WALSINGHAM PILGRIMAGE

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

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. 


 Metropolitan Cathedral – Golden Jubilee Celebrations


 JOSPICE EMERALD BALL

 


Looking for Spiritual Enrichment 

 


IRENAEUS NEWSLETTER 

The July/August 2017 issue of the Irenaes Newsletter is now avalable - click here to read it.


European Redemptorists Youth Gathering

Dates announced for next year's European Redemptorists Youth gathering in Grenada Spain 25th-29th July 2018

Fr. Charles has recently attended a planning meeting in Grenada - and has written a report on it which you can read by clicking here


Exhibition at the Metropolitan Cathedral

In 1960 an architectural competition to design Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral attracted international attention, with 299 entries from around the world. This  fascinating exhibition brings togethera selection of the architectural submissions and newly commissioned physical models of key schemes.

The exhibition will run from 27 July – 10 September 2017 in the main entrance hall of the Cathdral. Opening times 10am - 4pm Entrance is free.


New webite for Catholics going to University 


DISCERNMENT DAY AT KINNOULL 


From Workshop to Worship 

From 1st August to 29th of September there will be an exhibition at the Hornby Library (part of Central Library) entitled  Workhouse to Worship.

This new exhibition focuses on the Brownlow Hill Workhouse which occupied the Mount Pleasant site prior to the construction of the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King.

This exhibition is free and features architectural plans, paintings, maps, photographs, apprentice indentures, Christmas invitations and many more items related to the workhouse


 EMBRACE 2017

You can now register online for the Embrace Youth Event  at click here

This is the third Embrace event to be held. If you are not sure if this event if for you, take a look at the Embrace website just click here.

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 Cathedral Book Club

The next Cathedral Book Club will be on Tuesday 19 September at 7pm in the Gibberd Room. This months book is Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine by Gail Honeyman.

 Any queries just get in touch with Claire at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 Irenaeus Events

Irenaeus have a scripture weekend, and a silent retreat coming up soon.


Heritage Open Days at the Metropolitan Cathedral

 Every September events are organised to celebrate England’s rich history and culture. All are free to explore.

This year the Cathedral is delighted to support David Peglar from the Cathedral Art Studio as he opens the doors of this bustling department to visitors for 3 days.

The Art Studio, which is responsible for the vast array of hangings and banners that adorn the Cathedral, will be open from Thursday 7th to Saturday 9th September from 10.00am – 3.00pm and visitors are warmly encouraged to ‘drop-in’. The cathedral guides will be delighted to point you in the right direction.  An exhibition of Cathedral Textiles will be on display, as well as other items created by the Sewing for Pleasure class. Workshops will take place throughout the 3 days and refreshments will be on sale.

For further information please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Learn more about the Redemptorist Logo


 Annual Pilgrimage Mass in Honour of St Edmund Arrowsmith

The Annual Pilgrimage Mass in Honour of St Edmund Arrowsmith: will take place next Sunday   (27 August) at 4:00pm at the church of St Oswald and St Edmund, Liverpool Road, Ashton in Makerfield, Wigan WN4 9NP.  After the Mass there will be the veneration of the Holy Hand of St Edmund Arrowsmith. The Very Reverend John Johnson will preside at the Mass and preach the homily. All welcome.


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Sunday 1st October 2017 3.00pm at the Metropolitan Cathedral.  A Celebration Mass for and with  people living with a disability. Principal Celebrant Archbishop Malcolm McMahon OP, all Welcome. For more information contact Mary Beatham on 07341 864 180 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


An Invitation to Prayer 

The next Pastoral Area Invitation to Prayer will take place on Wednesday, 6 September between 6.00pm-7.00pm at Hope University Chapel when we will continue to pray for guidance and help regarding the future of the Church and our mission in the local area.


Marriage and Family Life Ministry:

The next series of support meetings for divorced and separated will start in mid September. We welcome Catholics and other Christians who are divorced or separated (recently or in the past) or who are experiencing the breakdown of a marriage or long term relationship. The small groups are informative, affirming, free and confidential.

To book a place on the South Liverpool course please call: Frances Trotman on 0151 727 2195. to book a place on the Aintree course please call: Maureen O’Brien on 07967 753371. For general enquiries contact Maureen O’Brien on 0151 522 1044 or e mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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