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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 

29 October 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


THE SOLEMNITY OF ALL SAINTS: Wednesday 1November (Holy Day of Obligation) The Mass times for the Feast are: 7.00am, 12 noon and 7.00pm in Hope Chapel.

The evening Mass in Hope Chapel is for the Pastoral Area and will be concelebrated by the clergy. It will replace the  usual call to Prayer sessions on first Wednesdays

 NB: There will be the usual Masses for the Feast at St Mary’s (Vigil on Tuesday at 7.30pm and 12.00 noon)

Novena: The Novena to our Lady of Perpetual Succour will be as usual at 7.30pm and will not include the celebration of Mass.

Half-term: We hope the staff and pupils of our schools enjoyed a good break last week.

With You Always(the programme to prepare our children for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion): Follow up meeting for the parents this Monday 30 October in the Fisher- More Hall at 8.00pm. After a discussion about the ‘Open Letter’, the practicalities surrounding this year’s programme will be explained by the catechists.

The Redemptorist Provincial Council will enjoy a few days away this week. Like our own diocese and the wider church, we will be reflecting on how best to plan for the future. Please pray for this meeting. Fr Andrew and I will be away from Tuesday afternoon until Saturday evening.

New altar servers: Those who have already indicated their interest should be contacted about training sessions in the coming days. Anyone else still interested, please contact the parish office.

Work in the church: The plastering process was resumed during the week and will continue this week. The contractors are confident that the unexpected snags have now been resolved, so hopefully we will have our beautiful Lady Chapel back in the near future.

The Annual Mass Count for all Masses finishes today. Thank you to all the collectors for their help.

J&P youth group are now collecting for a CLOTHES MOUNTAIN to take to the NUGENT charity shop. Please leave in the bins at the back of church before 3 November.

Women's Group meet Tuesday 31 October at 12.30pm in Fisher-More Hall with Blue Guide Marie Passey giving a talk about Rodney Street.

Fundraiser Recital of Popular Organ Music by Andrew Sharples—There will be a retiring collection for Friends of the Holy Land—on Saturday 4 November following the Mass at 12.00 noon. Programme includes Prelude on Londonderry Air, War March of the Priests and Widor's Toccata. All welcome.

Are you a teenager? Do you want to be confirmed? Why be confirmed anyway? Come and join a short course especially for you! Starts Thursday 9 November at 7.30pm in the Hughes Room.


RYM Young Adult Group. Any interested 18-40 year olds are invited to a meeting on 7 November at 7.30pm in Fisher-More Hall. Bro Mike will give a unique insight into his experiences as a prison chaplain. This will be followed with a Q&A session, reflection, and finally a social event.

ALSO… The RYM will be launching the "Faith in Action" programme. This award allows children to be recognised and accredited for acts of faith. The programme is accredited & recognised by universities and is also known as the "Catholic Duke of Edinburgh". If your child is in year 6-11 & you are interested in them being enrolled please contact Anita & Natasha via email to express your interest 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..

 Information will also be given on Friday 3 November as part of the J& P meeting at 6.00pm in the Fisher-More Hall. You must inform us by 15 November if you wish to enrol your child.

To keep up to date with what RYM are up to please follow us @rymgb or make friends on facebook with Natasha Anita RYM.

Songs from the Shows in aid of Street Child Africa with Chance for Childhood on Friday 17 November at 7.00pm in the Fisher-More Hall. Tickets £12.50 include a hot supper from Jean on 722 9833 or Cath on 722 3286.

Beyond Sunday Mass: You are warmly invited to our meeting on Sunday 19 November between 11.00am and 2.00pm in the Fisher-More Hall. See poster for full details    

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


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 : 

Facebook Redemptorist Vocations GB

Twitter @RedemptoristsGB .

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Priest Meeting:

In response to the Archbishop’s recent letter, the priests of our Pastoral Area (St Ambrose and St Christopher, St John Vianney, Christ the King and Our Lady, Our Lady of the Assumption, St Mary’s and Bishop Eton) recently met.

At the meeting we welcomed our new arrivals, Frs Sean Riley and John Poland at Christ the King and Our Lady. Our discussions were focused on our shared mission here in the PA, and our three year journey together towards the Archdiocesan Synod 2020, of which next September’s 2018 Eucharistic Congress is an integral part. As a Pastoral Area, we are invited to send 40 delegates to the Congress, more information will soon follow. Our next joint PA event will be our Mass for the Feast of All Saints, at Hope University on 1 November 2017 at 7pm.


Parish Quiz Night next Saturday 4 November at 8.00pm for 8.30pm start. All welcome.


SVP monthly collection will take place after all Masses next weekend, including food bank collection. A box will be available in the Church entrance for donations. Thank you for your generosity.


Parish Coffee Morning  Sunday 5th October after the 10.00am Mass.  Also, the Repository with all profits going to Project Zimbabwe.

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The monthly Friends of the Holy Land Mass for peace and justice  in the Holy Land will be at midday at Bishop Eton next Saturday, 4th November.

Holy Hour Adoration at 7.30pm on Friday 3 November. Please come and join us.


The CTMH bulletin dated 25.10.17 is available by clicking  here

Redemptorist Vocations Event

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

A new board game from Redemptorist Publications

The game takes the form of a pilgrimage to Paradise and is aimed at ages 14 upwards.

Brother Royston on the Eucharist

With preparations under the way for Adoremus: National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress Brother Royston Price C.Ss.R. explains the importance of the Eucharist.

Nugent Christmas Fair



Rooms are available for the 17/18 academic year at Christ the King student house in Mount Pleasant. A small (6 rooms) warm and comfortable house with good-sized bed/study rooms and plenty of communal space and activity to encourage an enjoyable and sociable student life. Cost (£95 pw) includes breakfast and one shared meal
weekly. Please phone 07840 796464 for more information.

 Irenaeus Events

Irenaeus have a scripture weekend, and a women's weekend scheduledfor the next few months

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 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The next meeting ofthe Cathedral Book Club will be on Thursday 2 November at 7.00pm.  The latest book is  Shakespeare Saved my Life: Ten years Solitary with the Bard by Dr Laura Bates. contribution to Catholic life in Liverpool. For more details see the Cathedral website.

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.

Treatment Action Campaign

Things that happen when you pray the Rosary

Reasons to pray the rosary

Top 5 – Catholic Apps

 Knanaya , Tamil or Ukranian Catholics

The Knanaya Catholic Communitywill be celebrating Mass in St Oswald;s Church on the second Sunday of each month at 4.00pm. if you would like to join them, or the Tamil or Ukrainian Catholics who gather at St Sebastian's, please contact St Oswald's  parish office on 0151 228 3327 who can put you in touch with the leaders of these groups.

Being a Catechist

Being a Catechist: Due to popular demand the Formation Department are providing a further Being a Catechist course at St Bridget’s Church, St Bridget’s Close, Warrington WA2 0EW on Mondays 20 & 27 November 2017.

Knights of St Columba Charity Social:

Saturday 11 November 2017 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, High Park Street, L8 8XD, featuring Chris Cotton. There will be bingo and a raffle and the tickets are £5 from Pat McGann 07825236064 or pay at the door.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction

At St Mary's Woolton  every Friday from 6.00p-7.00pm. There is no expectation to stay for the whole hour- it is a personal choice. All welcome!

Nugent's Together Magazine

The latest edition of Nugent's Together Magzaine with details of their Christmas activities is available by clicking here.

 Bishop Eton HSA Wine Tasting Evening

wine evening

St Joseph’s Prayer Centre:  Tuesday 7 November 2017 ‘St Paul: The Man and the Mission’: A Day with Bishop John Arnold. It is from 10:30am-3:30pm (£20 includes lunch) at St Joseph’s Prayer Centre, Blundell Avenue, Freshfield L37 1PH.  For more details contact Sister Nora on 01704   875850.

St Mary’s & Bishop Eton Ladies Group: Wednesday 8 November 2017 a ‘Quiz Night’ in St Mary’s parish hall at 7:30pm, and there will be coach trips to Tatton Hall on Friday 24 November 2017 and Bents Garden Centre on Monday 4 December 2017.

Asylum Link Merseyside: Saturday 18 November 2017 a Ladies Fashion Show and Pop up Shop in St Mary’s hall at 7:00pm for 7:30pm. Tickets £6 ( includes  a flute of Prosecco) .

Nugent Charity Shop:  on Allerton Road is in urgent need of stock, consisting of clothing, books, bric-a-brac, shoes and handbags. If you have any unwanted items they can be dropped off at 73 Allerton Road, L18 2DH from 9am-5pm Monday to Saturday. Thank you!

 Why We Need More Deacons

“... you will recognise them as disciples
of Him who came not to be served, but
to serve”

Friday, 24 November -  7.30pm-9.00pm at  St John’s Church, Fountains Road, Kirkdale, Liverpool, L4 1QL

Archbishop Malcolm McMahon will host an evening for men who may be wondering if they are called to serve as deacons and what the formation involves. Wives and priests are also welcome. There will be two serving deacons and their wives sharing their different experiences. Refreshments from 7.00pm.

 Songs We Remember

Are you living with dementia or caring for someone who is? Come and join the sing-a-long at St Thomas of Canterbury Parish Hall, Great Georges Road, Waterloo, 2.00pm-3.30pm on 1, 15, 29 November and 13 December followed by afternoon tea and biscuits.

Please note there will be a dementia friendly carol service on Wednesday 20th December in the Metropolotan Cathedral.

 10 top tips for supporting people with dementia.

The Archdiocese of Liverpool has produced a small handout with tips on supporting people with dementia. You can pick one up in the porch

 CAFOD Power To Be:

Did you know one in six people are still living without electricity? CAFOD are meeting with World Bank Leaders this year to help change this. By joining CAFOD’s Power To Be campaign, you can speak up for local, renewable energy, and help shift this balance. You can sign the petition on the CAFOD website.

Ditching Fairtrade:

Sainsbury’s are replacing the Fairtrade certification with its own ‘Fairly Traded’ scheme for its Red Label tea. Campaigners are concerned that this scheme could result in a worse deal for farmers. To join the campaign, please sign the letter online at  

Volunteer Missionary Movement:

VMM are a Christian based develop-ment organisation locat-ed at Liverpool Hope University formed in 1969. They send volunteers throughout Africa to fight poverty. They have several openings for volunteers at their new Charity shop on Wavertree Road. All hours are flexible.

They are also recruiting part time volunteers for various admin duties in their Liverpool Hope University Office. Phone 01512913438 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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