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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. 

Assistant:  Fr C Randall C.Ss.R.

Deacon J Keeley   

21 October 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 EXPOSITION: 11.00am-11.45am and 6.00pm to 7.30pm 

Wednesday 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.



Archbishop Malcolm’s Pastoral Letter will be read at all the Masses this weekend.

synod 2020 logoThe clergy had a very helpful day last Wednesday, learning to understand the nature and process of the Synod. We are being called to “WALK TOGETHER”, and I believe it does provide us all with a wonderful opportunity to listen to one another, but more importantly to listen to the promptings of God’s Holy Spirit.

There is now a dedicated Synod Website


REDEMPTORIST QUESTIONNAIRE: Fr Michael Brehl, the Redemptorist General, has asked us to take seriously Pope Francis’s request that all of us should seek to heal the wounds of the scandals that have so badly damaged the Body of Christ, the Church. I am grateful to Fr Michael Henesy who has crafted a straightforward anonymous questionnaire, which will provide a springboard for us to begin to respond.

Please, please take copies and return them, if possible, by next weekend. There will be a box in the porch throughout the week or you may return them directly to the monastery. Also, please take copies for people whom you know are away or not attending church these days. We want to hear from as many people as possible in both parishes. THANK YOU.

If you are not at Mass this weekend or run out of copies for friends please download a copy of the Questionnaire.  Click here.

This will also provide us with a unique way of beginning to respond to the invitation of the Synod to consult widely.

COUNTING TEAMS: Bernard M has organised our money counting teams from time immemorial, but he is finishing at the end of this year. On behalf of the whole parish I want to thank him for all the work he has put in to ensure that this unsung task is completed so efficiently. Raymund H has graciously agreed to take on this responsibility, but we are in need of a good number of volunteers to build up the four teams, making it a monthly commitment. May I, tongue in cheek, remind you that the more people who contribute by standing order, the less work there is for the counters! If you are able to help, please contact Hayley or Kris in the parish office.

Half-term: We hope pupils and staff will enjoy the break during the coming week.

The Funeral of Charles Doyle RIP will take place on Tuesday 23 October at 12.00 noon.

Today 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. There will be a retiring collection and gift aid envelopes available in the porch.

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. 

Please remember that Fr Michael is selling his paintings for Project Zimbabwe - click here to peruse.

Last chance altar servers’ practice on Saturday 27 October at 11.00am: Any aspiring servers who still wish to serve please come. Existing or newly-trained servers also welcome. Any who have not returned forms, please speak to the parish office.

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 RYMSt 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.

If you would like to attend or volunteer help at some point during the day, please contact Anita on 428 1108 or 07387576741, Alternatively email Anita or NatashaThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Irene and David Hart would like to thank all who offered Mass Intentions and prayers over recent months. A Mass will be offered for your intentions.

CTMR Youth Gathering: Saturday 3 November, 10.00am to 4.00pm at Animate Youth Ministries, Lowe House, 99 Crab Street, St Helens, WA10 2BE.



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)

Car Insurance

Please be aware. If you do any regular jobs at the church OTHER than at Mass times (for example cleaning, counting money, recording gift aid, taking Communion to the Sick, manning reception etc) and you DRIVE to/from the church. Please inform your motor insurers that you do voluntary work at church. There should be no increase in your premium. There has been instances of Parishioners who have had traffic accidents coming out of church and their insurers have not settled the claim due to being unaware of the driver's voluntary duties.

Again, this information is ONLY for people who have voluntary roles within the church and come to the church at NON-mass times.

CAFOD Appeal for Indonesia


Strictly Nugent

Father Conor Stainton-Polland of St Matthew’s and St Cecilia's, Liverpool is taking part in Strictly Nugent 2018.  This fundraising event takes place at St Georges Hall on Saturday 27 October.  Meal tickets at £75.00 per head, or if any parishioners would like to come along and support Father Conor, there are ‘show only’ tickets for £25.00.

Strictly Nugent 2018


A Mass for the sick and housebound on Saturday 3 November at 12noon is followed by lunch in the parish hall. Transport to and from the event will be available. If you would like to attend, please contact either Jim Carson 428-1108, David Keane 428-2509 or Angela Rigby 428-9133. The SVP would welcome any volunteer drivers to assist with the transport arrangements. Thank you!

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.


Psalm 71:9 says “Do not cast me in the time of my old age; forsake me not when my strength is spent.” Pope Francis states “This is the plea of the elderly, who fear being forgotten or rejected … We must reawaken the collective sense of gratitude, of appreciation, of hospitality, which makes the elderly feel like a living part of the community”

(Amoris Laetitia 191)


Do you have elderly people in your family or community who may sometimes fear being forgotten or rejected? What have do you do to show them gratitude, appreciation and hospitality as part of their daily lives?


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.

KSC CHARITY NIGHT: Saturday 10 November at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Social Club, High Park Street, L8 8XD featuring Freddie Lloyd. Tickets £5 from Pat McGann on 07825236064  or pay at the door. There will be a Bingo and a Raffle. Prizes for the raffle would be appreciated. Thank you!

KSC COUNCIL 9 - ANNUAL SPONSORED WALK: The KSC wants to thank everyone who supported their sponsored walk in aid of ‘The Whitechapel Centre’. The total amount raised will be announced as soon as it is available. Envelopes can still be handed in. Thank you once again for your overwhelming support of this deserving charity!

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: 

Nugent is currently recruiting for volunteers to help support their Charity Shop in Allerton. Click on the link below for the full job description. For information please contact: Colin Pryor on 261 2041/ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  



 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 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’

 The course is £60 per person for the full 6 weeks. So sign up now and get your first list sent to you. To reserve your space and for any other details please contact Claire on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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 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

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Archbishop Malcolm McMahon will host an evening for men who may be wondering if they are called to serve as deacons and what the formation involves. Wives, priests and deacons are also welcome. Please come along to St Mary’s Parish Centre, Broadfield Drive, Leyland, PR25 1PD on Tuesday 20 November from 7.30pm – 9.00pm. Refreshments will be available from 7.00pm. For more information or further details please call 0151 522 1042 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Archdiocesan Training Courses:

  • Bereavement Care Team/Ministry of Consolation - training on  24 October.

  • Lay Funeral Minister Training - 21 & 22 November. Do you feel called to be a Lay Funeral Minister?

Lay Funeral Ministers Training

If interested in any of the above and or to book with the Parish Office 737 4110. DBS will be required.


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.

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 requiredFor 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

The next Cathedral Book Club will take place in the Gibberd Romm on 8th November from 7pm to 8pm. The book t be discussed is Do no harm. For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Youth Synod 

You can keep up to date with the Youth Synod via the dedicated website just click here. 

 ‘This is Me’

The link includes a downloadable form that carers of people with dementia may find useful. The aim is to make visits to unfamiliar places less stressful





 Oscar Romero was canonised on 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!


This is a  six-week course in The Hub at St. Peter’s. Starts Tuesday 30 October 10.30am-12Noon. 6, 13, 20, 27 Nov & 4 Dec. Tea/coffee & cakes will be available. Contact Jen on 0151 428 6810 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book your FREE place. Pre-schoolers welcome by agreement.


Wednesday 24 October at 12:30 in the 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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