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 Served by the Redemptorists. 

Archdiocese of Liverpool. Registered Charity No. 232709

Tel: 722 1108 E-mail:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Web: Twitter: @Bishop_Eton Facebook: bishopeton

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 June 2018



Sunday Masses:

8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am,  6.00pm

Weekday Masses: 

Monday - Thursday 7.00am, 12.00 midday

Friday Feast of Sts Peter and Paul  7.00am, 12 midday and 7.30pm

Saturday Mass:

12.00 midday

Novena Service in honour of our Lady of Perpetual Succour 7.00pm Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday


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 registration form. These can be fount d in the porch along with a Parish Directory, or click here to download a copy. Hand your completed form into the parish office.


THE NOVENA FOR OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR: I am happy to report that I am having a wonderful time in Clapham. Demanding as it is to give four sessions each day, the response and encouragement of the community and the people is life-giving and I feel truly blessed. Furthermore, the weather is quite magnificent and I manage a couple of walks across the Common each day!   Reports of the event in Liverpool are equally encouraging: may the Lord continue to bless all our efforts and may we all fittingly celebrate Mary’s Feast this coming Wednesday: A VERY HAPPY FEAST TO YOU ALL.

Feast of Sts Peter and Paul: This Friday (29th June) is the Feast of St Peter and St Paul a Holy day of Obligation. There will be Masses here at 7.00am, noon and 7.30pm. St Mary's will have a Vigil Mass at 7 pm on the 28th and a noon Mass on the Feast itself.

Apostleship of the Sea There will be a retiring collection after all Masses on Sunday 8 July. The monthly SVP collection will take place after all Masses on the 1st July.

Project Zimbabwe: Parish Garden Party. A huge thank you to all those who supported the event in anyway. It was a great event even though the sun did not shine. We raised £1900 which is amazing. There will be one more event at Eton Place before Fiona and Frances fly out to Zimbabwe on 3 September so watch this space.

Parish Coffee Morning next Sunday after 10.00am Mass.

BE Alive Summer Edition will be out on Sunday 8 July so if you have anything starting in September that you would like to promote, or a write up on what your group have been up to,  please email it to the parish office before Tuesday 3 July.

The Redemptorist Young Adult Group will be meeting to go to Mass, have lunch, and watch the England match  TODAY (Sunday 24 June). Meet outside Bishop Eton at 11:20 am for Mass, or outside the Halfway house at 12:30 pm. Kick off 1.00pm. Everyone welcome! For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  All Welcome.

SVP food collection via the Monastery weekdays 10.00am—6.00pm. Cans, pasta, rice and non-perishables gratefully accepted. Thank you.

Ecumenical Prayer Group meet on Wednesday 27 June 7.45pm—8.45pm. In the Hughes Room, Bishop Eton.

Celebrate The Child: Archbishop McMahon will celebrate Mass at Notre Dame College (Great Homer St) on Sunday 1 July at 3.00pm. There will be picnic and fun from 1.00pm.

St Mary’s Parish Pilgrimage To Rome and Assisi 28 OCTOBER 2019: This a five day/night tour staying three nights at the Domus Carmelitana Hotel in Rome and 2 nights at the Frate Sole Hotel in Santa Maria degli Angeli, Lower Assisi. Price depends on the number of people travelling and includes return flights from Manchester to Rome, internal transfers, breakfast and evening meal at both locations and a great itinerary.  If you would like to join this wonderful pilgrimage, please register your interest with Ann at St Mary’s parish office where you can find out more information and pick up a booking form. Places are limited so please let us know as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. All welcome! See poster in porch.

Please note that St Mary's E-mail address has just changed any emails should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

St Mary’s Afternoon Tea and Sing Along. St Mary’s will be hosting another afternoon tea with entertainment and a sing-a-long on Friday 29 June 2.00pm - 4.00pm in their parish hall. The event is open to all and particularly those people living with dementia and their carers. There will be no admission fee but donations will be gratefully received. All welcome!

Please note that the e-mail address on the poster below has changed. The e-mail address you need is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

St Mary's Parish Walk will take place in the Lake District on Saturday 7th July

Suitable for all ages with an optional meal to follow. Details in St Mary’s and Bishop Eton church porch. Contact Chris/Carol on 07773 228706 to book the walk and meal by Friday 29 June. All welcome!

Childwall in Bloom: Open Garden with music provided by our parish band, Benchmark,  Childwall in bloom will make a donation on behalf of Benchmark to Project Zimbabwe. TODAY 2.00pm—4.00pm at Hope University, Childwall Campus. All welcome.

Adoremus National Eucharistic Pilgrimage & Congress 2018:

Eucharist is… Food for the Journey We might do well to take a moment to thank God for all that we have received, materially and in prayer. All that we have faced in our lives we did not face alone. Always God’s strength and God’s love were at work in our hearts even when, and perhaps especially when, we did not know it at all. We can pray for those for whom the journey is hard. But we can pray too that God’s strength and love will be at work in our hearts to make us bread broken for others, bringing the nourishment of God’s love to the weary and downcast.


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.

Adoremus National Eucharistic Pilgrimage & Congress 2018: For latest news please see our website.

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Items not in the Paper Version of the Bulletin.     

Pope Francis: Reflections on The Joy of Love (Amoris Laetitia)

Each week we will be providing an excerpt on the Pope's letter for you to read and reflect on. The reflections have been made available by the Archdiocese’s  Adult Faith Formation department.


"Every family should look to the icon of the Holy Family of Nazareth."

(Amoris Laetitia 30)


The Holy Family is a model for families because whilst the Holy Family was a family with special grace it was also a family with trials and despite their many trials, the family remained faithful, loving and united. Every family has particular graces and blessings and every family also has difficulties and crosses. The story of the Holy Family is full of encouragement for those who struggle in life – especially in their family life – and it enables us to see that true riches lie within our relationships and not in our abilities and possessions.

This week pray to the Holy Family asking them to help your family persevere through their trials and to thank God for all the graces and blessings your family enjoys.

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From Natasha & Anita

We're reaching the height of summer, and (we can't believe it either) the end of our first year working for Redemptorist Youth Ministry. What a wonderful year we have had - thank you from the bottom of our hearts to those who have supported us.
Anyway, it's not the end of the year yet - we've got three sessions planned for July! 
Tuesday 3rd July, 7:30pm, Fisher More Hall: RYM Young Adult Group. "I am a child of God": exploring the value and dignity of the human being. Followed of course by some socialising in the pub... we'll go back to Childwall Abbey again.
Tuesday 17th July, 7:30pm, Fisher More Hall: RYM Young Adult Group. Pope Francis - exploring his life, spirituality and praying for him and ourselves. Weather permitting we'll then go to Calderstones for a picnic and a bit of exercise, since it is summer!
Tuesday 31st July, 7:30pm, Fisher More Hall: RYM Young Adult Group. A session going deeper in to the origins and meanings of two of the most well known and used prayers in the world... the Lord's Prayer and the Hail Mary. Followed by an end of year party in the Halfway House (or somewhere more exciting?! To be arranged!)
Hopefully see you at one of these events... 

The Call - Our Lady of the Assumption Gateacre 

THE IRENAEUS PROJECT: will be providing a series of talks entitled ‘THE CALL’, with the opportunity for one to one prayer support at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Gateacre, and every Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm from 25th April - 27th June. For further details please contact OLA parish office on 0151- 487- 9372  


The Knights meet every second Thursday of the month at 8:00 pm at St Francis of Assisi meeting rooms, Earp Street Garston L19 1RT. For further information contact Aidan Carney on 0151- 427- 7126.

National Shrine of St Pio at Pantasaph 

Every year, Pantasaph welcomes hundreds of pilgrims who come on non-residential Saint Pio Days. 

This year these days are being held on Sunday, 10 June, Sunday, 12 August and Sunday, 23 September. This Shrine is open to visitors throughout the year where they also have a café and shop. Telephone 01352 711053 for more info Pre-booking is essential. Full details are available on the Pantasaph website please click here for more information.

Cathedral Art Studio

A little-known area of our Cathedral is the Art Studio where volunteers meet three times a week to make and repair hangings, banners, vestments and stoles. New volunteers are always welcome.

Anyone wishing to visit the Studio should contact Cathedral House to make an appointment and groups are most welcome. Telephone 709 9222.

 PUGIN SOCIETY July 31 – August 3 2018

The Gothic Revival in Liverpool and the Wirral

This year’s Pugin Society study tour, led by Dr Gerard Hyland, an authority on Edward Pugin, will look at the architect’s churches in Birkenhead and Liverpool. The published cost is £345 sharing or £425 single - but that includes accommodation. A Non-residential rate is available on request: contact Professor Julia Twigg, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 01227 766879 or visit the Pugin Society Website

A day for those in bereavement ministry and dementia champions

All funeral ministers, teams and dementia champions. Wednesday, 11 July, 2.00pm-4.00pm at LACE,‘Strawberry Cream Tea afternoon’. The topic this year is mental health. Kathy Devlin from Beacon Counselling Trust is the speaker and will speak once people have enjoyed their cream tea and had the opportunity to walk around the market place of stalls to do with mental health. There will also be a time of prayer and reflection. To4book a place or for further information please contact Maureen Knight on 522 1046. 

Role of Religion in Juries:

A student studying Forensic Psychology at Teesside University has asked for appropriate and willing participants to help with some research by answering a questionnaire. . Your help would be greatly appreciated!

Perfumed Rosary Beads

St John Vianney’s Parish Sister, Sister Mary, who is now housebound, makes ‘real’ Rosary beads from real rose petals thus producing perfumed beads. She buys the accessories from overseas and then takes a couple of months preparing the crushed rose petals, until ready for beading. Sister then hand assembles the beads, the chains and crucifix complete with their presentation box, they are so blessed! Sister produces these to help raise much needed funds for those in Bangladesh who have had their villages and churches destroyed by floods. A set costs £10 and are available by ringing the Parish Office of St John Vianney, Halewood.



The next date for the Cathedral Walking Group will be on Sunday 22 July where once again we will meet at 12.30pm at the Cathedral Car Park. Further details from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  New walkers are always welcome. 


Do you feel called to be a Lay Funeral Minister? If so, please register your interest with Fr Tim through the parish office. A training course will be provided at LACE on 21 & 22 November 2018.


 Would you like to be a part of the parish Bereavement Care Team? Training will be provided on 17 & 18 October 2018 at LACE 1:30pm-4:30pm. Once again, please register your interest with Fr Tim through the parish office.


 Saturday 7 July and Saturday 6 October 2018. Both these training days take place at Irenaeus, 32 great Georges Road, Waterloo, L22 1RD. If you are interested, please contact the parish office.

Mersey Wave Music: Summer:

St Ambrose Church, 7 pm Fri 6th July. Summer Concert with accomplished pianist Jason Ellis, mezzo-soprano Kathryn Rudge and Owen Roberts. Tickets £7—(concession £5)

“Faith to Move Mountains”-

Self Esteem and the Love of God: Weekend Retreat led by Fr. Pat Collins. July 20th to 23rd 2018. Fr. Pat is a Vincentian Missionary Priest. Founder Member of the New Springtime Evangelising Community. His latest publication is “Prophecy: Truth for To-day, Light for Tomorrow.” The Prayer Centre at St. Joseph’s, Blundell Avenue, Freshfield, L37 1PH Tel: 01704 875850 / 07712178670 E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Website:

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 Wednesday, 27 June – 12:30 pm in St Mary's parish hall. Looking forward to seeing UCM Members and any other ladies who would like to attend will be made very welcome. Please bring your lunch.


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