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
17 December 2017
THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT (B)
Sunday 17th Dec 3rd Sunday of Advent Masses:
8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am, 6.00pm
Sunday 24 Dec Masses 4th Sunday of Advent Masses
8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am. - NO 6.00PM Mass
Monday - Friday 7.00am, 12.00 midday
NO WEDNESDAY EXPOSITION:
There will be NO EXPOSITION until further notice.
Novena in honour of our Lady of Perpetual Succour with Benediction
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.
Please note that attending a Christmas Eve Mass does not fulfill the Sunday obligation for the 4th Sunday of Advent
7.00pm Mass (for families with young Children, as is the 5.30pm at St Mary's Woolton).
11.00pm Carols followed by Midnight Mass, beginning at 11.30pm.
8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am—No evening Mass
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
FROM FR TIM
Please note the Parish Carol Service on Monday evening at 7.00pm and the Traditional Carol Service on Saturday at 2.30pm.
There will be opportunities for the Sacrament of Reconciliation after the Masses this week and as usual between 4.00pm and 5.00pm on Saturday.
CHRISTMAS TIMETABLE: Please take careful note of the timetable next weekend. Everything is as usual until Sunday evening (Christmas Eve), when there will be no 6pm Mass. We will have the usual Family Mass at 7.00pm and the Midnight Mass at 11.30pm, preceded by carols and readings from 11.00pm. On Christmas Day there will be the usual morning Masses, but no evening Mass!
To help cope with the crowds, I suggest that at the 7.00pm Mass on Christmas Eve the older children (Year 4 and upwards) may wish to bring cushions and sit on the sanctuary. We will need a few catechists to be with them please. This Mass is always very popular and it would help if those without children could go to an alternate Mass.
Message from Archbishop Malcolm in support of Catholic Education: The Government is about to make a critical decision on whether to overturn the admissions cap which prevents new faith schools from allowing all Catholic pupils to attend their own schools. While the Prime Minister acknowledges that it is discriminatory, the Secretary of State needs convincing. If you wish to make your voice heard, please visit: //catholicnews.org.uk/education-cap or search for Catholic Education. Thank you.
Redemptorist News: Fr Tony Hunt would appreciate your prayers. His diabetes has led to some serious problems and he is to have major surgery on Monday morning. Fr Andrew is in Madrid this weekend with Marriage Encounter.
Archdiocese of Liverpool Directory 2018 PRICE £3.50. Please place money in the box in the wall in the porch.
Brother Benjamin Feeding Project: Gift vouchers can be purchased from the Monastery reception from 9.00am—6.00pm, Mon-Sat for £10.00. Each voucher feeds a child-headed household or a group of AIDS orphans for a month. See poster in porch for more details.
Parish Celebration of Carols in church on Monday 18 December at 7.00pm. This parish celebration is for all ages and includes music from our 10.00am and 6.00pm Music Groups and Allerton Brass. There will be refreshments in the Fisher—More Hall afterwards.
Traditional Carol Service with readings, poetry, choir and organ on Saturday 23 December at 2.30pm. Seasonal refreshmentsin the Fisher-More Hall.
Advance warning: Parish Quiz Night in January will take place on Saturday 6 January. Doors open at 8.00pm for 8.30pm start. Traditionally food is brought for a shared table and bring your own drinks.
Invitation to all Parish helpers: Parish helpers’ social evening: Friday 12 January: 7.00pm -10.00pm. It is a way of saying ‘thank you’ for all that you do to build up the community of faith here in Bishop Eton, so please try and come along.
Project Zimbabwe: Please help the children by supporting a Pig Race in Fisher-More Hall on Saturday 20 January at 7.30pm. Tickets £3.00 each available after all Masses this Sunday. Even if you’re unable to come, you could have a gentle flutter on the Quad cast Race. £1.00 could win you £60! (Only for those 18 and over)
Training for Leaders of the Children’s Liturgy of the Word: Morning session of training for new and existing leaders of the Children’s Liturgy on 17 February, 10.00am-12.30pm at LACE. A DBS disclosure is required for all of these ministries. To book contact the Parish Office.
DBS Rechecks. There will be one more Safeguarding surgery before Christmas on Wednesday 20 December from 3.00pm-5.00pm. There are still over 12 people who have not contacted the office regarding their current volunteer status.
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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Prayer in preparation for Eucharistic Congress
In September 2018 a Eucharistic Congress will be held in Liverpool. In preparation for this we are being asked to pray a special prayer - which will be available in all our churches. If you haven't managed to pick up a copy you can download it from the Archdiocesan website. Simply click here to access it.
A look back at Paul Murphy's time as the RYM Coordinator
Introducing Natasha and Anita
Appeal to remove the Schools cap
CAFOD FUN RUN
Dementia friendly Carol Service
Please note there will be a dementia friendly carol service on Wednesday 20th December in the Metropolitan Cathedral.
Dementia Awareness at World Museum Liverpool
Falls and Vision Survey
Adoremus – social media
Nugent Cafe Assistant
Nugent Van Driver
Nugent Tea Bar Volunteers needed
Help Nugent with a Pre-Christmas clear out
Nugent Volunteer Fundraising Group
Prayer and Reflection Evenings:Presented by Fr Chris Thomas and the Irenaeus Team at St Ambrose Parish Club, Heathgate Road, Speke L24 7RS on Thursdays 11, 18 & 25 January 2018 at 7:15pm for a prompt start at 7:30pm. These evenings for spirituality and growth are to help people recognise the presence of God in their lives and to move to a deeper awareness of that presence through providing opportunities for prayer and reflection.
In recent weeks the Children of Our Lady's Bishop Eton, Carleton House and Much Woolton, have been taking in part in various seasonal activities. They have all helped raise money for wonderful charities including Nugent, CAFOD and the Whitechapel Centre. Thank you to all the children who took part, and also their teachers and parents who helped make it all possible
Congratulations to Our Lady's Bishop EtonOur parish school has appeared as no 6 in the top ten Liverpool schools in the recent key stage 2 table .
Very proud to be number 6! Well done to the children. 👏👏https://t.co/lXtJE7muJs— Bishop Eton Primary (@BishopEton) December 14, 2017
Happy Christmas from Bethlehem University
Greetings from Bethlehem University. Thank you to Friends of the Holy Land for sending us the link