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
18 February 2018
FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT (B)
8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am, 6.00pm
Monday - Friday 7.00am, 12.00 midday
WEDNESDAY EXPOSITION: 6.00pm to 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
FROM FR TIM
ARCHBISHOP MALCOLM will make an official visit to the parish on Sunday 18 March. It would be good if we could organise a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit in the Fisher-More Hall after each Mass so that he is able to meet as many parishioners as possible. Cath Line is looking for help to ensure that this is possible. If you are able to help, please let Hayley or Kris know and they will duly inform Cath.
LENT. There were magnificent congregations in both parishes on Ash Wednesday, so thank you for your good example. Of course, Ash Wednesday is one of the two days of fasting and abstinence left in the Church’s calendar (the other being Good Friday).
However, Friday of the coming first full week is always set aside as a day of fasting for the work of CAFOD and Pope Francis has also called for a worldwide day of prayer for peace on the same day. Let us make it a special day and remember if you want an extra challenge, we always have a 7.00am Mass on weekdays and St Mary’s has one on the Fridays of Lent as well.
FUNERAL AND BEREAVEMENT MINISTRY. Lay funeral ministers and the bereavement support team play an important role in providing pastoral care in the parish. We are looking to grow these teams as we discern ways of reaching out to those in need. Initial training and ongoing support is provided. If you are interested in this ministry and would like to speak informally to a member of the team to find out what is involved, please give your contact details to the parish office.
If anyone is immediately interested in training as a funeral minister, there is a course this week on Wednesday and Thursday at LACE. Please contact the office.For more details click here
ADORATION BEFORE THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
I do apologise to those of you who had signed up for last Wednesday. I had forgotten to check before last weekend and hoped that the slots might have been filled in, but there were too many gaps to make it feasible. Shall we simply try the hour and half before Novena for the time being? We will expose at 6.00pm each Wednesday until you let me know that it is feasible to attempt something more.
MAGNIFICAT—Holy Week supplement priced £2.00, available in the porch.
CAFOD Family Fast Day on Friday 23 February. Please collect your Fast Day envelope from the porch and return next Sunday. Can you give up a meal or eat a simple meal in solidarity? This Lent for every pound you donate to CAFOD, the UK government will donate a pound. Twice the number of lives can be transformed. Twice the number of children can have the opportunity to grow up healthy and strong.
This year the focus of the Family Fast Day is Zimbabwe
Bereavement Support Group meeting will be on Tuesday 20 February from 2.00pm—4.00pm in the Hughes Meeting Room.
The J&P Youth Group Team are having an open meeting on Tuesday 20 February at 6.30pm-7.30pm in the Hughes Room. We are inviting any adults who are interested in helping us in any way! We need your ideas, your skills, your suggestions, maybe even a little time! We are growing at a fast rate and need to keep meeting the needs of our young people. PLEASE COME!
BELL: Bishop Eton Lending Library, meet this Wednesday 21 February, in the Hughes Room 2.00pm—4.00pm. Do come along and see the selection of books, borrow and have a chat. Refreshments will be available. All welcome.
Irish Evening in aid of Street Child Africa with Chance for Childhood on Friday 9 March at 7.30pm in the Fisher-More Hall. Entertainment and a hot supper. Tickets £12.50 from Jean on 722 9833 or Cath on 722 3286
CTMH events: Monday 19 February at 7.00pm —“Un Noson Olau Leuad” Bethel Presbyterian Church of Wales (Entrance Auckland Road) under the auspices of the literary society invite you to a Welsh language film based on the quarry town of Bethesda and the novel of Caradog Pritchard. The film has captions in English. Admission Free. Refreshments £1. Great croeso / welcome.
Nugent Charity Shop on Allerton Road is in urgent need of stock. Please donate unwanted items if you can from 9.00am - 5.00pm, Monday to Saturday. Thank You
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 Version of the Bulletin.
RYM Young Adult Group - Redemption (+ games night)
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 in the hall playing BOARDGAMES, quizzes and eating snacks! According to the recent poll we did, it seems like lots of people are interested in this kind of social, and we love games ourselves too!
All are welcome to join our friendly group
For the latest CTMH bulletin click here
Readers Session at Our Lady's Gateacre
Fr Charles Randall will be leading a ses-sion for all readers on Saturday 3rd March 9.30am to 11.30am in the Romero Room at Our Lady of the Assumption in Gateacre. This is for all existing readers and all those who have come on board in recent times. Fr Charles will explore the importance of the ministry as well as give plenty of practical support. This is open to all in the Pastoral Area
SUPPORT MEETINGS FOR DIVORCED AND/OR SEPARATED CATHOLICS:
The next series of meetings start in February 2018. To book a place on the course in south Liverpool contact Frances Trotman 0n 0151 727 2195. Please see the poster in the porch for further details.
St Gerard's Family League
Dementia Awareness at World Museum Liverpool
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
Orchard Residential Home looking for volunteers.
THE ORCHARD RESIDENTIAL HOME: on Woolton Road, L25 7UL is home to 27 disabled adults and is part of the Leonard Cheshire Disability Charity. They are looking for volunteers to support their clients in the social aspects of their lives; it could be anything from spending an hour a week having a chat over a cuppa or to going along and helping staff to support a group out on a social trip. They are looking for everything from befrienders to drivers, the list is endless! Please contact John on: 0151 421 2705 or 07793803659 for more information. on Woolton Road, L25 7UL is home to 27 disabled adults and is part of the Leonard Cheshire Disability Charity. They are looking for volunteers to support their clients in the social aspects of their lives; it could be anything from spending an hour a week having a chat over a cuppa or to going along and helping staff to support a group out on a social trip. They are looking for everything from befrienders to drivers, the list is endless! Please contact John on: 0151 421 2705 or 07793803659 for more information.
Forthcoming ArchdiocesanTraining Courses
Training for leaders of Children’s Liturgy of the Word, Saturday, 17 February, 10.00am-12.30pm at LACE. The main focus will be different ways of opening up the Gospel and exploring all the different liturgical elements and ways of engaging the children. To book a place please contact Maureen Knight on 522 1046. £10 per person.
Initial Training of Funeral Ministers will take place on Wednesday, 21 and Thursday, 22 February, 9.30am- 4.00pm at LACE. Participants need to attend both days, cost £150 including lunch on both days.
THE PRIESTS LIVE IN CONCERT
Supporting the work of Nugent and Friends of the Cathedral.
Singing at the Philharmonic Hall with guest mezzo soprano Danielle Thomas. Friday 1 June 2018. Tickets from £16 from the Cathedral Gift Shop or the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall box office (709 3789) or www.liverpoolphil.com (Booking fee may apply).
Netherley Youth & Community Foodbank
WANT TO BE PART OF SOMETHING AMAZING?
In February 2017, a group from St Peter’s Church – Woolton visited a project in Curitiba, Brazil that they support. Encontro com Deus (ECD) works to rebuild lives and families impacted by, or at risk from domestic violence and abuse. Another trip is being planned for February 2019 and this time the intention is to build a group that includes people from other churches in the area. If you are interested and would like more details, please call Ann in St Mary's parish office on 0151-428-2256
LENTEN REFLECTION DAY
ST JOSEPH’S PRAYER CENTRE (Formby L37 1PH) on Thursday 22 February 10:30am-3:30pm ‘How to be a Catholic in the 21st Century’ – led by Fr Chris Thomas. Lunch is included (Donations welcome).
SVP HEALING MASS:
At St Mary's on Saturday 17 March at 12noon followed by lunch in St Mary's parish hall. Transport will be provided where required; further details will be given nearer the time.
Children's Prayer Reflection from the Pope's World Prayer Network
A Lenten Challenge