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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: 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

10 September 2017


Sunday Masses:

8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am,  6.00pm

Weekday Masses: 

Monday - Friday 7.00am, 12.00 midday

Saturday Mass:

12.00 midday


Due to 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.


JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS: In these days we are rejoicing with four members of our community who have reached remarkable personal milestones. Last Friday Frs Jim Casey and Tony Johnson reached the Diamond Jubilee of their Profession of Vows as Redemptorists and next Sunday Frs Tony Hunt and Michael Henesy mark the Golden Jubilee of their Ordination, which actually took place here in our church. We will mark the occasion at the 11.30am Mass on that day and the congregation will be invited into the hall  afterwards to meet all our jubilarians.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION: An invitation to the parents of children in Year Four: please come to an initial meeting in the Fisher More Hall on Monday 18 September, at 8.00pm. I will send a letter through Bishop Eton School, but it is important that those of you who have children at other schools and wish to join the programme, take note of this meeting. The programme itself will not begin until nearer Christmas, but I wish to have an initial discussion with the parents/guardians and the catechists about how we will approach this year’s preparation. It will be part of the wider conversation I am hoping to have with the whole parish.

BE Alive: I have prepared a short reflection in this month’s magazine as a prelude to the more inclusive conversation I want to begin across the parishes this autumn, however Due to the move at St Julie’s there are currently problems with the printers and we are therefore unable to issue September’s edition until next week.

Catechist Training Course: The Archdiocese is offering a basic training course on the evenings of Monday 18 and 25 September at LACE. The parish will be happy to sponsor anyone wishing to undertake this training. Please contact the parish office for application forms.

Days of Recollection for those in ministry please remember to sign up in the sacristy for these days. We hope everyone who possibly can, will join Fr Charles for these days:

  • Saturday, 30 September: Readers
  • Saturday 21 October Sacristans
  • Saturday 28 October: Eucharistic Ministers

All will take place in St. Mary's Church Hall Please bring a packed lunch (teas and coffees provided).

Project Zimbabwe Fundraising—there will be a meeting in the Hughes Room this Wednesday at 8.00pm. There is a leaflet in the porch recounting this years work in Zimbabwe. Click here to see photos of the 2017 trip.

Wednesday Lunch will take place on 13 September at 12.30pm in the Fisher-More Hall. All welcome.

RYM: Are you age 18-40 (or thereabouts)? Would you like to meet with likeminded Catholics to explore your faith? The Redemptorist Young Adult group encourages young Catholics to grow in their faith. We meet alternate Tuesdays at 7.30pm, in the Fisher-More Hall.   Follow us on Twitter @RYMGB ; email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Organ Recital by Andrew Sharples Wavertree Congregationalist Church, Hunters' Lane L15 8HL.Saturday 16 September at 7.00pm.

An afternoon for families on Sunday 17 September at Hope University Eden building at 1.00pm-4.30pm. 

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The Knights of St Columba Council 9 Annual Steve Dooley Sponsored Walk will take place on Sunday 24th September from along the Mersey from Albert Dock to Liverpool Cricket Club.

Their  Charity this year is Nugent Crisis Fund and sponsored envelopes will be given out before all Masses next Sunday.

CAFOD—There will be Harvest Fast Day Briefings on Wednesday 20 September at St Philomena’s Church. RSVP: Ged or Colette 228 4028. 


Nancy O’Hare would like to thank all at Bishop Eton for their Mass cards, letters and kindness after the death of her late husband Des. A Mass will be said for your intentions.

St Francis Xavier's College—Open EveningYear 6 pupils (for Year 7 intake in 2018) will take place on12 September, 6.30pm.

Archbishop McMahon will lead a retreat morning at Our Lady of the Assumption Church (Hedgefield Rd) on Saturday 16 September. 10.00am Talk, 11.00amHour (with confessions) Benediction, 12noon Mass followed by food.

This is an opportunity to take some time out of a busy week to pray, to be still and to be nourished. All welcome.



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 OMPS Novena Resources : /



Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor RIP

Fr Tim on Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor

Fr Tim would like to put on record his appreciation of Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor:

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I had the pleasure of meeting him on a number of occasions, but one stands out in particular. At Redemptorist Publications Jane Williams, the wife of the then Archbishop of Canterbury, had just taken on the role of editor of our Anglican publications. I was duly invited to Lambeth Palace for a Christmas reception and when introducing me to her ten-year-old son, Pip, she was trying to explain the difference between Catholics and Anglicans. She decided to give him a clue by introducing Cormac's name into the conversation. The bemused child only made the connection when Jane continued to try and describe Cormac to him, whereupon he cried out: "Oh, you mean the one whose laugh can be heard all over the house." As luck would have it I bumped into Cormac at couple of days later and asked him if his ears had been burning. He was clearly delighted with the description.

He was a good man, who radiated the joy of the Gospel. He was entrusted with much responsibility throughout his long life and served the Lord and the Church with great dedication, coping with some of the serious challenges with genuine grace and humility. We owe him a great debt of gratitude for the influence he brought to bear among the College of Cardinals prior to the election of Pope Francis.

May he rest in peace.

Archbishop Malcolm's Tribute to Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor

Archbishop Malcolm has issued a statement via the Archdiocesan website which you can read by clicking here

Education Sunday

Sunday 10th September is Education Sunday. Archbishop Malcolm who is the chair of the Catholic Education Service has written a letter of support which you can read by clicking here   For additional resources click here.


Christ the King and Our Ladys

We Welcome Fr. Sean Riley and Fr John Poland to Christ the King and Our Lady's Parish - we hope they will be very happy there.

Facebook :

If you are a member of Facebook you may wish to like or follow the following

Our Parish Page.  click here
Redemptorist Vocations click here
Redemptorists of Zimbabwe click here
The Met Cathedral click here


For the latest from Churches together please click here

If there is anything you would like advertised in the CTMH Bulletin contact Peter Franklin on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please remember that the previous e-mail address will cease to work early in September.

Please note that from early September the dedicated CTMH website will cease to exist.

Pastoral Formation Newsletter September 2017

The latest version of the Pastoral Formation newsletter is available - please click here

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 or tel. 0161 941 3498

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.

Living Fully

The drama of the Mass

A new website 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.

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  to listen in and/or to make a donation.

Metropolitan Cathedral – Golden Jubilee Celebrations

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 


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


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.


 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.

A seed of love

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.

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.

KNOCK Pilgrimage 

Fully escorted 5 Night Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, Ireland, 15th October 2017. 

£699.00 per person sharing. 

Price includes flight with 15kg checked in bag, all taxes, luxury transfers, 5 nights’ in newly refurbished Knock House Hotel with full Irish Breakfast each morning and 4 Course Dinner each evening.  All entertainment, excursions and guided tours included.  We will also visit Ballintubber Abbey, Westport, Foxford Woollen Mills. 

Wheelchair accessible rooms in the hotel. 

Limited single rooms at supplement of £60.  

Groups and Individual bookings welcome. 

 Contact Patricia anytime on 01268 762 278 or 07740 175557.  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Knock Pilgrimages is fully protected by ATOL T7613.

 Princess Diana Condolence Book to go on Public Display

The Metropolitan Cathedral has announced that during the month of September 2017 the Cathedral's Condolence book for Princess Diana will be on public dsplay in the crypt.

For full details click here

Festive Floristry Talk at the Cathedral 18.11.17

Metropolitan Cathedral FRIENDS EVENT

A Festive Floristry Demonstration and Amusing Talk hosted by Muir Simpson,  The afternoon will include hints, tips and advice about how to design and make your own:- Christmas table arrangement.  For morre details click here Tickets are £15 which include the demonstrations, tea and scones. Get yours from Cathedral House orby emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Sportsmans Dinner at Our Lady of the Assumption Gateacre's Club, Saturday 16th September at 7.00pm. Speakers are Graeme Sharp, Kevin Radcliffe & Phil Neal, Alan Kennedy. Tickets £25 including food from Our Lady of the Assumption Gateacre's Club, Tel. 487 3799.

 RADS present Murdered to death

The Reformed Allerton Dramatic Society (RADS)

RADS group of talented amateurs’ next production is Murdered to Death - a comedy thriller by Peter Gordon - a hilarious spoof on the Agatha Christie genre. An assembled cast of delightful characters turn up following the mysterious death of the owner of a country Manor House. Will they all die before the bumbling local police inspectors and/or the well-meaning local sleuth unmask the murderer? 

The venue is the hall of the Allerton United Reformed Church (corner Mather Ave/Booker Ave)L18 7HD. 

Running from Wed 16th November - Sat 18th Nov 2017 inclusive, tickets (on the door) are £7, £6 concessions, and £3 children.

Doors open 7pm for curtain up at 7.30. 

Refreshments and play programme are free. Be early! 

Jubilee Event: Mozart’s Requiem at the Metropolitan Cathedral

Wednesday 15th November 7.00pm - 9.00pm

Joining together in concert for the first time ever, the choirs of Westminster Cathedral and Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral combine to perform Mozart’s sublime Requiem.  Directed by the Cathedral Director of Music, Christopher McElroy, the choirs will be accompanied by the Liverpool Mozart Orchestra.

Tickets are priced at £20 for premium seats and £15 for standard seats. Available from or the Cathedral Shop.

Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima to Visit the Cathedral

The National Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima, along with Relics of Saints Jacinta and Francisco will visit the Cathedral on Friday 6 and Saturday 7 October 2017.

A full programme of events is planned. Please click here for more information



The aim of this mission is to strengthen Priests all over the UK through prayers,

This is done by Vianney Mission groups in different cities, who conduct prayer sessions in front of the Blessed Sacrament at local Churches on a monthly basis. The prayer occurs in the presence of the Priest, praying for their intentions and in order to uplift their ministries. Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral,will have Vianney Mission prayer on the third Saturday of every month, beginning from 16th September 2017 from 10am to 11am.

We invite you to partake in this gathering. All are welcome.


Invitation to Prayer

The next Pastoral Area Invitation to Prayer will take place on Wednesday, 4 October 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.


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