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
19 November 2017
THIRTY-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
REDEMPTORIST SPECIAL COLLECTION TODAY:
As mentioned last week Fr Michael Brehl (the Redemptorist General) has asked the whole Congregation to have a special collection for our General Fund, which he uses to respond to crisis situations across the world. Since we have celebrated our 285th Birthday this month we thought this was the appropriate time to make the collection, which will be after the Masses today. As always we are immensely grateful for whatever help you are able to give.
Furthermore, we thank you for all the support over the years and especially for our confrères in Zimbabwe. At this critical time for the people of that country, we ask you to continue to pray for them.
The Feast of Christ the King will complete the liturgical year next weekend. We hope and pray that the Embrace event at the Cathedral next Saturday will be its usual vibrant success and encourage many young people to become more and more committed to their Christian faith. Meanwhile, to all our young people, I simply say: please take note of all the initiatives being taken on your behalf and respond as and when you can.
Registration for Embrace closes on the 22nd Novemeber at 3pm. If you would like to register please go to http://www.embrace-liverpool.org.uk/index.php/registration/ This is a free event. To learn more about the speakers click here
RYM will have a stall, so if you go why not stop tosay hello to Natasha and Anita
Altar Servers: Training sessions have taken place this weekend, so you should see the fruits of our recruitment drive in the coming weeks.
Parish Pastoral Group: The next core group meeting is now on Monday 20 November at 8.00pm. Any items for the agenda should therefore be emailed to the parish office by Monday morning please.
RYM and HOPE Cath Soc Homeless Mission 21st November
We are really happy to announce that we're doing a homeless mission in Liverpool City Centre on Tuesday 21st November.
Helen (Hope) has got some donations of food and toiletries to distribute, and Natasha and Anita (RYM) have been given a couple of generous donations so have bought eight brand new sleeping bags and have got some other donations of clothing, shoes and gloves to give out.
It's a wonderful opportunity to get together as young Catholics (though of course if you're not Catholic, or young for that matter, you're very welcome!) to live out our faith. It's a great chance to just get out there and meet people where they are, show a little kindness and listen to peoples' stories.
You can meet us at Hope University (under the arch) at 6:15pm (literally around the corner from Bishop Eton), or if you're closer to town, meet us at the Cathedral at 7pm. We'll begin with a prayer then head out to meet people and give out our donations.
Next Sunday is Youth Sunday. There will be a retiring collection for Animate Youth Ministry (the diocesan youth service) after all Masses on Sunday 26th December. Gift aid envelopes are available in the porch.
The theme for this year's Youth Sunday is 'Something to say'
Something to Say?
In the lead up to the Synod on Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment to be held next year, Pope Francis said,
"Every young person has something to say...something to say to priests, sisters, bishops and even the Pope.'
He is encouraging young people to turn to the Church and share their thoughts, cares and concerns. It is a chance for those in positions of influence to take advantage of the opportunity provided by this synod, to encourage young people to make their voice heard as we too believe they have something to say to their parish priests, to their chaplains, to the Church in general. By making the most of this conversation it will help the Church become better at accompanying young people in their vocational discernment.
There is a website dedicated to the upcoming synod which you can find at http://youth.synod2018.va/content/synod2018/en.html . On that website there is a youth Survey - which will close on the 30th Novemeber. If you are between the ages of 16 and 29 you are invited to complete the survey. Click here to access it. (Please not the drop down menu which allows you to select the correct language for you).
Free Gig by Benchmark Benchmark our in-house band performed a fundraising gig for Project Zimbabwe and then appeared at Childwall in Bloom. Their next gig will be on Friday 24th November. Admission will be free, any donations will go to Friends of The Holy Land. The group will perform some songs from their old set but with quite a number of new ones thrown in - Those of you who attend 10am or 6pm Mass will recognise many of the band.
J&P Youth Group are now collecting for the Table sale on Saturday 2 December, proceeds to go to NUGENT. If you have any unwanted items, could you please leave them in the box at the back of church. To book a table (£10 donation) call the parish office on 722 1108. NUGENT will have a table or two .
Bishop Eton Lending Library (BELL): A parish lending library for religious books is starting. It will be held on the second and fourth Tuesday each month in the Hughes Room from 2.00pm to 4.00pm. Refreshments will also be available. Put this in your diary.
APF Mill Hill Red Boxes will be collected over the next week for the last time this year.
DBS –Safeguarding. Letters have gone out to nearly sixty volunteers who require a recheck of their DBS to continue in their voluntary roles. Some have already been returned but there are still a large proportion outstanding. Kris will be in the office on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3.00pm—5.00pm until the end of November.
Mass for deceased members of Liverpool Notre Dame Association: Wednesday 29 November at 2.00pm in the Notre Dame Convent Chapel Woolton Road. If you wish to attend please ring Nora Burns on 259 0611.
Nugent would like to thank parishioners who contributed £160 to the Rosary appeal.
Annual CAFOD Liverpool Memorial Mass for the relatives and friends of deceased supporters of CAFOD will take place on Saturday 25th November at 5.30pm at Sacred Heart, Liverpool Road, Ainsdale, there will be tea, coffee and biscuits available afterwards.
SCRIPTURE MORNINGS AT IRENAEUS: 32 Great Georges Road Waterloo L22 1RD. On Thursdays 23rd & 30th November; 7th & 14th December from 10.30am – 12 noon. Tea and coffee available. No charge but a donations basket is available.
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.
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Items not in the paper buletin
World day of the poor
This Sunday is the first ‘World Day of the Poor’. Pope Francis has instituted this new day as a way of inviting us to understand that sharing with those living in poverty “enables us to understand the deepest truth of the Gospel”. In his message for the World Day of the Poor, Pope Francis asks all of us, whatever our means, to unite in love and in acts of service to one another. He explains: “It is my wish that … Christian communities will make every effort to create moments of encounter and friendship, solidarity and concrete assistance.” Please consider how you can create moments of encounter and friendship today. Please keep all those experiencing poverty in your prayer. Click here to access a prayer written for the day
Pope Francis has issued a letter which you can read by clicking here
The Pope has asked us to pray together especially the Our Father. CAFOD have produced some prayer resources which you can find by clicking here
The CTMH bulletin dated 15.11.17 is available by clicking here
If you are a member of Facebook you may wish to like or follow the following
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A new board game from Redemptorist Publications
The game takes the form of a pilgrimage to Paradise and is aimed at ages 14 upwards.
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.
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.
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
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
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 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.
Nugent Hamper Donations
Help alleviate the pressure of Christmas for people living in poverty and make it special. The deadline for donations is 1 December.
Thankyou for the donations so far
Christmas Fairs/Markets at our Schools
Pastoral Area Invitation to prayer
The next pastoral area invitation to Prayer will take place on Wednesday, 6 December 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.
Falls and Vision Survey