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
24 December 2017
FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT (YEAR B)
Sunday Masses: 8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am—No 6.00pm Mass
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
Feast of St Stephen (Boxing Day): 12.00 midday
Wednesday—Saturday Masses: 12.00 midday
No Wednesday Exposition
Novena in honour of our Lady of Perpetual Succour
No Sacrament of Reconciliation
A CHRISTMAS GREETING: With Fr Rector, Andrew Burns, and all the Redemptorists, I wish you a very happy Christmas and the joy and peace that God offers us in the gift of Jesus. The excitement and sense of wonder in the children has brought home to me this year that the message of Christmas is ever new. It is a message that the world in every age needs to hear again and again. Everyone who was able to join us last Monday for the carols and readings commented on the wonderful atmosphere that is generated as we reflect on everything that is going on in our community, represented by the baubles which we place on the tree. Someone said to me afterwards: “You must be very proud of what is going on.” Well, I am very proud of and thankful for you, because so many new initiatives are being taken and are clearly bearing fruit. May the Lord continue to bless all our efforts.
The Redemptorists also thank you for the many gifts and greetings which you shower on us at this time of year.
As you know, we are having to cope with mounting health problems in our aging community, but that said, we give thanks to God for the patient and prayerful response of our sick confrères.
Fr Tony Hunt, in particular, thanks you for all the prayers and good wishes as he learns to adjust to the limitations last week’s surgery is going to place on him.
INVITATION: Parish helpers’ Social: Friday 12 January: 7.00pm to 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.
PLEASE NOTE: There will be no 7.00am Mass for the coming three weeks because the Redemptorists are being summoned to a Province Meeting in Perth during the second week of January and all of us who are able will be going.
A very happy Christmas to you all… Tim Buckley, C.Ss.R
St Alphonsus Christmas Carol
You may not know this but Italy's favourite carol was written by St Alphonsus - here is an English version of it to listen to
And here is a much longer version from Christmas Eve Mass at the Vatican Basilica in 2011
Archdiocese of Liverpool Directory 2018 PRICE £3.50. Please place money in the box in the wall in the porch.
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.
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.
Additional Items not in the paper bulletin
Archbishop Malcolm's Christmas message
The Archbishop has released a Christmas message. Please click here to read it
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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.
Appeal to remove the Schools cap
Dementia Awareness at World Museum Liverpool
18 January Museum of Liverpool , 10.30am - 2.30pm Book now
22 February Museum of Liverpool , 10.30am - 2.30pm Book now
22 March Museum of Liverpool , 10.30am - 2.30pm Book now
For more information visit https://houseofmemories.co.uk/dementia-training/about-the-workshops/
Adoremus – social media
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.
Happy Christmas from Bethlehem University
Greetings from Bethlehem University. Thank you to Friends of the Holy Land for sending us the link
A thank you from Dementia Friends
If you want to become a dementia friend click here
Metropolitan Cathedral book club
The date for the next meeting of the Cathedral Book Club will be on Thursday 8 February 2018 at 7.00pm when "How to Stop Time" by Matt Haig will be discussed. We look forward to seeing you there. All welcome.