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
10 September 2017
TWENTY THIRD SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME (A)
8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am, 6.00pm
Monday - Friday 7.00am, 12.00 midday
NO WEDNESDAY EXPOSITION:
Due to works to the Church, there will be NO EXPOSITION until further notice.
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
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.
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.
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 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
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:
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
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.
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.
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CTMH UPDATE 6.9.17
For the latest from Churches together please click here
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 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
Enabling every child and adult to encounter Jesus
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Irenaeus have a scripture weekend, and a silent retreat coming up soon.
A seed of love
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.
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.
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
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 www.ticketsource.co.uk/lpoolmetmusic 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
VIANNEY MISSION FOR PRIESTS
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.
ASYLUM LINK FUNDRAISER
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.