Served by the Redemptorists.
Archdiocese of Liverpool. Registered Charity No. 232709
Parish Priest: Fr T Buckley C.Ss.R.
Assistant: Fr C Randall C.Ss.R.
Deacon J Keeley
14 October 2018
TWENTY-EIGHTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME (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 registration form. These can be found in the porch (or click here ) along with a Parish Directory. Hand your completed form into the parish office.
FROM FR TIM
NEXT SUNDAY: SYNOD SUNDAY: Archbishop Malcolm is writing a Pastoral Letter, which will be read at all the Masses next Sunday, helping us to understand and nature and objectives of the Diocesan Synod 2020.
In our two parishes, we will make a unique contribution to the discussions by offering you our Redemptorist Questionnaire, which is also a response to our Fr General’s request for us to take seriously Pope Francis’s request that the whole Church should seek to heal the hurt that has wounded us all.
TUESDAY IS THE FEAST OF ST GERARD MAJELLA:
After the noon Masses in both Bishop Eton and St Mary’s, we will bless any infants and toddlers who are brought to the church as well as all mothers who wish to receive a blessing.
There will also be a blessing for any expectant mothers. You will be able to reverence the relic of St Gerard and medals of St Gerard will be available.
To learn more about St Gerard click here
The Annual Mass Count continues today for all Masses. The help of the collectors is very much appreciated. Slips to note the numbers are available in the Sacristy.
Project Zimbabwe: Tickets are on sale for a meal at Eton Place on Thursday 25 October at 7.30pm. £20 each, available after all Masses today and from the Monastery.
Today is Prisoners Sunday, the national day of prayer and action for prisoners and their dependants. To learn about Prisoners' Sunday and Prisoners' week visit the prisoners' advice website where you can learn more and access some prayers for prisoners, their families, those that have been victims of crime and those who work in the criminal justice service.
Monthly SVP collection will take place after Masses today, 14 October. Thank you in advance for your continuing support. Can we remind you that our support for local food banks continues in the face of great need. Donations of tinned food, rice, pasta etc and toiletries can be made at the monastery each weekday 10.00am - 6.00pm.
Bereavement Support Group meeting will be on Tuesday 16 October from 2.00pm—4.00pm in the Hughes Room.
BELL: Bishop Eton Lending Library, meet this Wednesday, 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.
Ecumenical Prayer Group meet on Wednesday 17 October 7.45pm—8.45pm. In the Hughes Room.
SYNOD 2020: Next weekend is the first Synod Sunday. There will be a letter from the Archbishop telling us about the Synod and about how we can get involved. The Archbishop will also tell us why he has decided to call a Synod. A special leaflet has been prepared which you will be able to get next weekend. Please keep the Synod in your prayers.
Please note that there will be a series of Synod Open Meetings. In each case, they start at 7.30pm and end at 9pm. Please try to attend one of these meetings.
- Oct 29 St Joseph’s Penketh
- Oct 30 LACE
- Nov 7 Holy Rosary, Aintree
- Nov 8 St Mary's Leyland Aintree
PS The Archbishop wants us to tell everyone we can about the Synod.
Next Sunday is APF World Mission Sunday: Our prayers and donations support the Church in countries that need our help to reach those living in poverty and who are in need of our care. Gift Aid envelopes will be available in the porch.
Many thanks to all who supported the Talk and Lunch that raised £300 for Street Child Africa with Chance for Childhood.
Christmas Day: There will be a meal hosted on Christmas Day this year in St Mary's Hall from 1-4pm. It is a collaborative community event hosted by RYM, St Mary's & Bishop Eton's SVP, St Peter's Woolton, St James' Woolton & Woolton Community Life and will be sponsored by Tesco in Woolton.
A meal is being provided free for anyone who will be on their own Christmas Day irrespective of religion or income. It is not a charitable event, simply a way of offering fellowship & community on such an important day of the year.
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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The Venerable Fr Bernard Łubieński, CSsR:
Please take a leaflet and prayer card from the porch. Any information about graces received through Fr Łubieński's intercession should be sent to Fr Andrew (Fr Rector - Bishop Eton, Woolton Road, Liverpool UK L16 8NQ)
BLESSED OSCAR ROMERO:
Blessed Oscar Romero will be canonised today 14 October 2018. A thanksgiving Mass will be celebrated at the Cathedral by Archbishop Malcolm McMahon on Sunday 28 October at 11:00am. All welcome!
MUCH WOOLTON CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL OPEN DAY:
There will be an Open Day on Thursday 18 October 2018 from 1:30pm-3:00pm and from 4:30pm-6:00pm. All children and parents interested in joining our thriving school community in September 2019 are warmly welcome to view our school. A short presentation will be held at the start of both sessions in the school hall.
CAKES, BAKES AND FAITH:
Join TV bakers Martha Collinson and Will Torrent for an evening of fun food and faith at St Peter’s Church on Thursday 18 October 2018 at 7:30pm. Please register for your free ticket at www.tearfund.org/cakes
CAFOD Appeal for Indonesia
Dementia friendly afternoon tea and sing along
The next dementia-friendly afternoon tea and sing along takes place on the last Friday of the month in St. Mary's Parish Centre.
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.
“Dialogue is essential for experiencing, expressing and fostering love in marriage and family life. Yet it can only be the fruit of a long and demanding apprenticeship. Men and women, young people and adults, communicate differently. They speak different languages and they act in different ways. Our way of asking and responding to questions, the tone we use, our timing and any number of other factors condition how well we communicate. We need to develop certain attitudes that express love and encourage authentic dialogue.”
(Amoris Laetitia 137)
Be aware this week of communication within your family, being mindful of how family members dialogue with one another. Are there patterns of communication that can be affirmed and others that may need improvement.
KNIGHTS OF ST COLUMBA:
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.
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.
Nugent Charity Shop Appeal
Nugent Charity Shop Volunteers Required:
The Cathedral at 60 Hope Street
50 faces of the Holyland is a photographic exhibition commissioned by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England & Wales to highlight and promote the lives of the faithful in Israel, Gaza and the Occupied Territories. The photographs taken by Marcin Mazur show how the faces of people are marked with the history, the diversity, the joys and sufferings of the Holy Land. Each face tells a story. Each person, a memory. It will be displayed in the Metropolitan Cathedral from 29 September - 21 October.
Archbishop Patrick will celebrate Mass in the Cathedral on Wednesday 17th October at 5.15 p.m. for the intention of the Christians of the Holy Land.
In the following video, the Bishops pray for Peace in the Holyland
Maricourt High School - Come and See Day
Exciting news to brighten up ‘Autumn Days’. Maricourt High School are thrilled to welcome Fr Eamonn Mulcahy, as a keynote speaker at a Come & See day on Saturday 27th October. It will be held at Maricourt High School, Maghull with workshops by Fr Chris Thomas, Eileen T Snow, Dr Karen Groves and others. Please tell your family and friends.
CAFOD - Countering Consumerism:
You are invited to join a CAFOD retreat. It is free and open to all, whether new to campaigning or have been with CAFOD for a long time.
Each retreat runs from 10 am to 4 pm book your place at cafod.org.uk/retreat or call 0303 303 3030
The Liverpool Retreat is on Sat 3rd Nov at Sandymount House of Prayer, 16 Burbo Bank Rd,
Blundellsands, Crosby, Liverpool, L23 6TH
Creative at Christmas Workshop
Last years Flower workshop was so successful that this year the Cathedral is running a 6-week course starting on Tuesday 6th November.
13 November, ‘Heavenly Angels’
20 November, ‘Can be Altered’
27 November, ‘Woolley Wreath’
4 December, ‘Three Kings’
11 December, ‘Christmas Wreath’
For full details click here
100 Years of the War & The Suffragette Movement’.
The Ladies Group of the Parish of St John Vianney, Halewood, are holding a dance to commemorate ‘100 Years of the War & The Suffragette Movement’. Taking place on Friday, 26 October in St Mark’s Parish Club, 7.30pm, tickets are £3 and will be available for purchase from next weekend in their churches St Mark’s or Holy Family or available by ringing their Parish Office on 486 9885. This will be a fabulous evening when there will be a professional group ‘The Poppies’ performing music from that era, war dress optional and all proceeds will go towards their Parish Lourdes Fund and Help for Heroes. Pay on the door also available
RADS - A Secondary Cause of Death
RADS November 2018 play is “Secondary Cause of Death”, a hilarious comedy thriller by Peter Gordon.
It’s 1939 and the aptly named Inspector Pratt arrives at the country house Bagshot Hotel The chaos that ensues is an Agatha Christie-type spoof. As the bodies pile up, can Miss Maple figure out who the murderer is before the audience does? Come along and find out!:
Wednesday 14th November - Saturday 17th November inclusive; doors open 7pm for curtain-up at 7.30pm.
Sunday 18th November Matinee: doors open 2pm for 2.30pm start.
Venue is Allerton U.R.C Hall (corner Booker Ave/Mather Ave L18 7HD)
Tickets (on the door): adults £7, concessions £6, children £3. Free programme and refreshments.
Concerts at the Cathedral
The Cathedral concert society offers a number of concert throughout the year There are 2 concerts coming soon which commemorate the end of the first world war.
10th November - In Remembrance.
17th November - Destiny
For full details of these concerts visit their website www.cathedralconcerts.org.uk where you will find full details of the concerts, ticket prices and booking information
Asylum Link Fundraiser
British Legion requests thank you notes for those who died in WWI
Women Peace and the Church
If you wish to book tickets for the below event, click on the image and you will be taken to the ticket section of Hope's website
Animate… Inspiring Life and Soul
Animate is the Youth Service of the Archdiocese of Liverpool and was set up as a response to people in the Diocese naming Youth Ministry as one of their top 3 priorities to be addressed. It was decided that the best way to address Youth Ministry in our Diocese was to set up a team of young people who could minister to other young people.
Each month they run a ‘Life and Soul’ service. It consists of a period of Adoration accompanied by modern and traditional hymns.
The next sessions will be held on
- 13th November at Our Lady Star of the Sea.
- 11th December at St Joseph & St Laurence Bewley Drive Kirkby
St John Vianney Parish Club Event
An evening of Motown, Saturday, 20 October, tickets £6 available from the Club.
‘WHY WE NEED MORE DEACONS’
Archdiocesan Training Courses:
- Bereavement Care Team/Ministry of Consolation - training on 17 & 24 October.
- Lay Funeral Minister Training - 21 & 22 November. Do you feel called to be a Lay Funeral Minister?
If interested in any of the above and or to book with the Parish Office 737 4110. DBS will be required.
WOOLTON ART GROUP:
A new art group is starting: Painting is where happiness lies, come and join us at ST MARY’S HALL on Tuesday 23 October 2:00pm- 4:00pm cost £3. Places are limited! To book contact Linda on 07922736537 or 0151- 208-0914.
A WEEK OF ACCOMPANIED PRAYER:
After the inspiring time of ADOREMUS are you wondering how you may deepen your relationship with God?
Are you looking for a chance to reflect on your life; discover new ways of praying; to share your hopes and fears and have someone listen to you in confidence
The Cenacle we are offering an opportunity for this to happen. We are holding a Week of Accompanied Prayer from SUNDAY 21 OCTOBER -SUNDAY 28 OCTOBER.
It involves meeting with your guide each day for about 30 minutes and praying for 20-30 minutes each day on material they will provide. To sign up or for further details please contact either JO BUSBY 07974891597 or SR WINNIE 015- 722--2271 or call in to the Cenacle. Leaflets are available at the back of the church.
Annual Pause for Hope Service
If you have experience of cancer, you are invited to the 20th Annual Pause for Hope service on Sunday, 28 October, from 3.00pm-4.30pm. Speakers Dame Lorna Muirhead and Fiona Castle.
No tickets required. For full details click here
Jobs Fair, in the Crypt Hall,
On Wednesday, 31 October, 10.00am-1.00pm there will be a job fair in the Crypt Hall at the Metropolitan Cathedral. For full details click here
Cathedral Book Club
You can keep up to date with the Youth Synod via the dedicated website just click here.