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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   

 8 July 2018




Sunday Masses:

8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am,  6.00pm

Weekday Masses: 

Monday - Friday 7.00am, 12.00 midday

Saturday Mass:

12.00 midday

Wednesday 7.30pm:

Novena in honour of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour.

WEDNESDAY EXPOSITION: 11.00am—12noon and 6.00pm to 7.30pm 

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. Please fill in a registration form. These can be found in the porch or by clicking here along with a Parish Directory. Hand your completed form into the parish office.


FrMilcz2FR JAN MILCZ, CSsR died peacefully at Marie Curie at around 9.00pm last Tuesday evening. Fr Charles and Bro Michael Taylor were with him. When I took him Holy Communion last Sunday morning, I sensed that this would probably be the last time I would see him. To say that John had an eventful life would be something of an understatement. Having been taken prisoner as a boy during the Second World War, he was later to serve in both the Polish and British Armies. His deep faith led him to try his vocation for the priesthood and he joined the Redemptorists in 1958, was professed in 1959 and ordained in 1966. He was a good and holy man and we will miss him, but we are grateful that the final struggle is over. We, the Redemptorists, are immensely grateful for all the love, friendship and support you have given him over the years and especially for your prayers in these last months of his life. We are also very grateful to Philip Sergeant (who is now coordinating the nursing care of our sick confrères), the carers and nurses who came to the monastery and the staff of Marie Curie during these final weeks. May he rest in peace. His funeral will be on Wednesday 11 July at Noon.

COMINGS AND GOINGS: I have finally returned to base. The days with the military chaplains proved another rewarding experience. I do admire their challenging vocation, witnessing to the faith often in less than ideal circumstances. Fr Charles is taking part in a vocations meeting in Clapham this weekend. Fr Andrew leaves us next Friday for a ten-day Marriage Encounter Meeting in Madrid. When he returns the schools will have broken up for the summer holidays, England will have won the World Cup and hopefully we can all relax for a few days!

The Funeral of John Kearney RIP will take place on Monday 9 July at 12.00 noon.

The Funeral of Fr Jan Milcz C.Ss.R. RIP will take place on Wednesday 11 July at 12.00 noon. Please note that the Wednesday Lunch 11 July is now cancelled.  

On behalf of the Novena preaching team, a huge thank you to the Bishop Eton parish, for their attendance,  attentiveness, acts of kindness, prayers, letters and generosity, the total collection was in fact £3,611.00! (£10 more than it says in BE Alive) Much love and thanks. Bro. Mike C.Ss.R.

Ecumenical Prayer Group meet on 11 July at 7.45pm at the Baptist Church, Dovedale Road for this month only.

Bishop Eton Resettlement Fundraising Group: Ladies Afternoon Tea in Fisher-More Hall, 1.00pm-4.00pm     Sunday 15 July. Come and be waited on and served sandwiches, cakes, tea and coffee. Glass of prosecco on arrival and more available to purchase! Raffle with plenty of prizes! Tickets £10 and on sale after Masses this Sunday or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 291 1078.




RYM: On Friday 14 September from 6-8pm in St Mary's Hall we will be launching the RED THEATRE. We would like to invite any pupils male & female to this new & exciting venture. If you are in year 5 upwards you are really welcome to join us & make it a huge success and make a massive difference in the future! Anita & Natasha.

Pastoral Area pulpit swap towards Synod 2020: In the joint Epiphany letter to all Catholics in the Pastoral Area, it was highlighted that as part of the Synod 2020 process and to demonstrate a deepening of collaborative ministry the priests would celebrate Sunday Mass in each church in  Pastoral Area 3.

Next Sunday is the first of these occasions. The priests of the PA have felt called to have an ever-expanding ecclesial heart rather than a parochial heart this has meant that they have been looking at ways to grow together to best serve the Kingdom of God. By visiting each parish the priests will better be able to get to know different communities and people will be able to connect with priests from different local parishes. As part of this initiative Fr Charles will be saying Mass at St John Vianney Parish.

Please keep in your prayers the Pastoral Area initiatives at this time.

Gala Evening of Music, Drama, and Song to mark 175 years of SFX. Friday 13 July at 7.00pm. All welcome, free entry. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve places.



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.     

Father Tim at St Mary's Dementia friendly afternoon tea and sing along

 This event will be held regularly on the last Friday of the month in St Mary’s Church Hall from 2 pm till 4 pm, see the poster below


CTMH SOCIAL WALKING GROUP: Please note the amendment to the walk at Rimrose Valley Country Park. See poster in porch for details.

CTMH Social Walking Group July A


Faith in Action Awards

Congratulations to the members of the Youth Justice and Peace group who received their Faith in Action awards from the Archbishop on Monday

Whitechapel Centre

At the Whitechapel Centre, homeless people are able to take a shower and wash their clothes. However, a lot of the time their underwear, socks and trainers have to be thrown away. The Whitechapel Centre would be very grateful for any donations of men's and women's underwear (smaller sizes), socks and trainers especially size 5/6 women or size 9 men).

Also although we all enjoy the sunshine it can lead to dehydration, heat exhaustion and sun stroke for people who are rough sleeping. The Whitechapel centre would welcome donations of bottled water and sun cream for us to distribute to their clients. Thank you!

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.


“… Other responses (to the Family Synods) pointed to the effect of severe stress on families, who often seem more caught up with securing their future than with enjoying the present. There is a broader cultural problem, aggravated by fears about steady employment, finances and the future of children.”

(Amoris Laetitia 50)


School holidays often provide an opportunity to ‘enjoy the present’ as there is a break from many of the activities and schedule of the busy school term.

Parents who work during these holidays may be able to get home early from work and enjoy family activities. As parents, it is important to find a balance between work/commitments and family time and this is a challenge worth the effort.

 SFX Anniversary Celebration Mass 

Anniversary Celebration Mass is open to all on Wednesday 18th July at the College Chapel at 7 pm. After the service there will be a buffet reception in the College Library giving you an opportunity to view an exhibition of photographs and work from pupils.

175th Mass poster



Upcoming RYM meetings

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 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.

The Cathedral Book Club

The Cathedral Book Club will meet in the Gibberd Room on Thursday, 19 July, 7.00p -8.00pm to discuss Foundation and Earth by Isaac Asimov.  The discussion will be accompanied by a glass of wine. Free entry, though donations are welcome.

Summer Organ Recitals at the Metropolitan Cathedral

Saturdays from 21 July to 1 September from 2.00pm-3.00pm.

The first of this summers organ recitals will be by Callum Alger, a third-year undergraduate at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. The programme comprises works by Bach, Couperin, Schumann, Elgar and Vierne. Admission is free with a retiring collection.

Alder Hey Fundraising Concert

Concert in the Metropolitan Cathedral, Saturday, 21 July, 4.00pm-6.00pm, featuring 120 singers with music from The Kinks to John Denver, from Cliff Richard to Peter Gabriel. Raising funds for Alder Hey and Sunflowers. No tickets required.

 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. 

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, however, please register by e-mail so that the organisers have an idea of numbers


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.

“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:

Restored Lives:

The Restored Lives course is a series of six meetings starting on Wednesday, 19th Sept. The course is for any person who has been impacted by the end of a serious relationship whether separated, currently going through a divorce or already divorced, either recently or in the past. Meetings are free, confidential, informative and affirming. For further details please contact Maureen O’Brien on 07967 753371 or Jacqui Selleck on 07793 825815.

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