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
7 January 2018
SOLEMNITY OF THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD (B)
8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am, 6.00pm
Monday - Friday 7.00am, 12.00 midday
NO WEDNESDAY EXPOSITION
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
THE EPIPHANY: Today we celebrate this wonderful Feast which speaks to us of how the child Jesus came to make God manifest to the whole world. The Wise Men represent all men and women of all time: a further reminder to us to be busy all the time as peacemakers and reconcilers, uniting a divided world.
A FURTHER HUGE ‘THANK YOU’ to you all for the messages of good will, the cards, gifts and your generous contributions to the community in the Christmas collection. I hope to have a definitive total for the latter next weekend. Please note in your diaries the Parish Helpers’ Social evening: Friday, 12 January: 7.00pm to 10.00pm.
THE CHRISTMAS SEASON ends with the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord this Monday (January 8). However, we will continue the continental custom of keeping the crib until the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord on 2 February. Hopefully that will help to brighten the dark days of January, whenever you visit the church!
Ordinary Time in the liturgical cycle begins on Tuesday. Remember we are now using the readings of Year B on Sundays and Year 2 on weekdays.
COMINGS AND GOINGS: As previously indicated, all those in the Redemptorist community who are able will be attending a Province Meeting in our house in Perth, Scotland, during the coming week. However, we still have Fr Tony Hunt in hospital and some infirm members of the community staying behind. Also Fr Jimmy Smale and Fr Barrie O’Toole will be here and have agreed to celebrate the 7.00am and noon Masses each day, so we will return to the usual timetable this Monday.
The Funeral of Veronica Cooper RIP will take place on Monday 8 January at 12.00 noon.
SVP monthly collection will take place after all Masses today. Thank you for your generosity.
Wednesday Lunch will take place on 10 January at 12.30pm in the Fisher-More Hall. All welcome.
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.
Pax Christi Peace Sunday 14 January. There will be no retiring collection but there are gift aid envelopes available in the porch for anybody wishing to contribute. “The work of Pax Christi is based on the gospel and inspired by faith. Our vision is of a world where people can live in peace, without fear of violence in all forms. Rooted in the Catholic Christianity, we work with all who share our values to abolish war and create communities of peace and justice”.
The theme for Peace Sunday 2018 is Migrants and Refugees – seekers of peace
Please visit the Pax Christi website for a nunber of resources.
Archbishop Malcolm has written a letter for Peace Sunday which you can find by clicking here
Bereavement Support Group meeting will be on Tuesday 16 January from 2.00pm—4.00pm in the Hughes Meeting Room.
Parish Pastoral Group. The next core group meeting will take place on Wednesday 17 January at 8.00pm. Any items for the agenda parishioners would like discussed should be emailed to the parish office by Tuesday 16 January.
Project Zimbabwe fundraiser: Pig Race in Fisher-More Hall on Saturday 20 January at 7.30pm. Tickets £3.00 each available after all Masses this Sunday and from the Monastery reception. Tickets can only be bought by and for those 18 and over. Even if you’re unable to come, you could have a gentle flutter on the Quad cast Race. £1.00 could win you £60!
DBS Rechecks. For those who have not yet contacted Kris regarding their required recheck please note that without an updated DBS you will not be able to continue your Ministry. A final surgery will be held in the Parish Office on Saturday 13 January from 10.30am—1.00pm. This will be the last opportunity for those who require the recheck.
Christmas Used Stamps—Please bring them to the Sacristy to support Redemptorist Mission Action. Also thank you to everyone who supported the Brother Benjamin feeding project and the Repository. The total amount raised was £430!
CTMH ECUMENICAL PRAYER MEETING. 7.30 pm to 8.30pm on WEDNESDAY 10 January 2018. In the Hughes Meeting Room here at Bishop Eton Church.
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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January 2018 BE Alive
The January 2018 edition of BE Alive includes an introduction to our RYM coordinators Natasha and Anita. Please click here to access an electronic copy
RYM Upcoming meetings and events
Tues 9th Jan: RYM social
Come along to the first RYM of 2018 - we'll be going to the Elephant for their quiz night. It gets busy and they can only book tables for those getting there early to eat, so I say we arrive at 7pm, get some food and drinks, and keep our table for the quiz. Apparently it's one of the best quizzes around so we're really looking forward to it. For our first event back, we'll just be focussing on the social, but don't worry - lots of spiritual stuff planned for 2018 too!
Please do let us know in advance if you're coming as we'll need to book a table. Thanks!
Tues 16th Jan: RYM and Hope homeless mission in town
After the huge success of our first homeless mission (26 attended, £300 worth of stuff given to over 40 homeless people!), we're doing another one, combining the joint efforts and enthusiasm of our two groups.
We've got loads and loads of donations that we'll bring along - all you have to bring is your enthusiasm, something warm to wear, and maybe a friend!
We meet at the Cathedral at 19:30, say a prayer together, then go off in groups of 4-6 people giving out tonnes of useful items to the people we meet... then we'll meet up afterwards and go for a drink or two!
Last time was SO REWARDING so we hope you'll come along :)
(January's BE Alive has an article by Natasha on her first homeless mission)
Tues 23rd Jan: RYM goes to Animate
We'll be going along to Life and Soul, an evening of prayer and praise before the Blessed Sacrament, hosted by the Archdiocesan youth team, Animate.
It's 7-8pm, then we'll go for a drink somewhere local. If you need transport from Bishop Eton, please let us know, and arrive at 6:30pm! :)
Find out more here...click here
Sat 3rd Feb: sign language session for age 9-16 (or thereabouts) - St Mary's church hall
Tues 6th Feb: RYM session - Fisher More Hall
Inspired by the Redemptorist motto "copiosa apud eum redemptio" (with Him there is plentiful redemption), we've decided to have a session on redemption and confession. Young adults (18-40 or thereabouts!) are welcome to come to a lively and interesting talk and discussion on the subject.
As Catholics, we know that Confessions (or reconciliation, penance, etc) is an important sacrament, but we've often got questions about it. Why do we have to go to confession? What is so special about it? What even counts as a sin?!
We'll have a special guest priest to answer all your questions, plus some discussion and helpful hints if it's been a while since your last confession!
Afterwards, of course, we'll have some social time. Pub... bowling... something else? We'll ask for your suggestions nearer the time!
Fri 9th-Sun 11th: RYM young adult retreat to Kinnoull
Click on the image above for more details on Kinnoull and what the retreat will involve.
More details on the sessions below will follow
Tues 20th Feb: RYM session - Fisher More Hall
Tues 6th Mar: RYM session - Fisher More Hall
Tues 13th Mar: RYM and Hope homeless mission in town
Tues 20th Mar: RYM session - Fisher More Hall
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:
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.