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
30th December 2018
FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY (C)
8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am, 6.00pm
Tuesday: Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
Wednesday: 7.30pm Novena
Rosary: 11.30am Monday to Saturday.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION 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.
A NEW YEAR GREETING FROM FR TIM
This is the weekend which provides me with the opportunity to express my heartfelt thanks to all of you. The Feast of Christmas inspires us to reach out and realise what might just be possible when we seek to live out the message of “Peace on earth”. Your generosity this year seemed to me to break all previous bounds; so thank you for all the good wishes and expressions of gratitude to our Redemptorist family and for another remarkable Christmas collection. As a child, I always faithfully wrote all my ‘thank you’ letters after Christmas. I hope this will suffice for you; otherwise I will be burning the midnight oil for a few days!
Please remember that we invite all of you who are involved in any way in keeping the show on the road to a Parish Reception on Friday 11 January 2019 between 7.00pm and 10.00pm. Please do come: it is always a relaxed and happy occasion.
I anticipate that the coming year will be quite momentous. Building on all that has taken place this year I hope that we will continue to seize the opportunities that the Lord presents us to grow together and thereby fulfill our vocation as ministers of his love and compassion.
FR ANDREW (OUR RECTOR) AND
ALL THE REDEMPTORIST COMMUNITY
JOIN ME IN WISHING YOU ALL
A VERY HAPPY AND BLESSED NEW YEAR
TIMETABLES FOR THE COMING WEEKS
During the coming week, we will stay with our holiday timetable and there will be a noon Mass each day. The following week is providing us with a challenge. Four of us will be away from the community for the Redemptorist Provincial Chapter in Perth, so I anticipate that we will have to continue without the 7.00am Mass until Monday, 14 January.
NEW ARCHDIOCESAN CONFIRMATION PROGRAMME
In 2020 a new programme will be provided for those at secondary school who will be coming of age for the Sacrament of Confirmation. There is a meeting for adults interested in helping with the catechesis on 9 January at 7.00pm in the Chaplaincy at Hope University.
Fiona will be giving a talk about her recent trip to Zimbabwe on Friday 4 January in the Fisher-More Hall from 7.00pm. All welcome!
Holy Hour Adoration
7.30pm on Friday 4 January. Please come and join us.
Friends of the Holy Land Mass
The monthly Mass for peace and justice for our fellow Christians in the Holy Land will take place on Saturday 5 January at 12.00 midday.
5 January is the Soulsby Memorial Quiz. There will be a shared table so please bring food along.
SVP monthly collection
This will take place after all Masses next weekend. Thank you for your generosity.
Parish Helpers Social INVITATION:
Parish helpers’ Social: Friday 11 January: 7.00pm to 10.00pm. It is a way of saying ‘thank you’ for all that you do to build up the community of faith here in Bishop Eton, so please try and come along.
J&P 'Table Sale'
A table sale will be held on 27 January in the Fisher-More Hall, to raise funds for Project Zimbabwe. The Redemptorist 'Mavambo Trust' is struggling to survive in the present economic climate. Please donate any unwanted Christmas in the New Year to fund this worthy cause. Thank you!
Christmas Used Stamps
Please bring them to the Sacristy to support Redemptorist Mission Action. We are sending a cheque for £160 for the latest batch in 2018. Thank you for bringing them in and please keep doing so!
Thank you to everyone for supporting the Brother Benjamin feeding project and the Repository.
Our Lady's Bishop Eton Primary School - Admissions Consultation 2020:
A consultation will run between 3 December 2018 and 25 January 2019. For more detailed information please see the school's website, under Key Information, Admissions 2020.
Please check out all the posters in the porch for extra events, courses and information.
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SYNOD 2020 what you need to know
SYNOD 2020 Process overview:
- Oct 2017 – Sept 2018 – time of prayer.
- 2018 – Sept 2019 - time of listening and discernment.
- Oct 2019 – Oct 2020 – themes to be developed into proposals to be voted on at the Synod in October 2020.
Each priest in active ministry will be a member and each parish will elect a SYNOD member. Our SYNOD member is Andy Finch
Each Pastoral Area will have and additional 8 members. All in all, the SYNOD will have 500 members with voting rights.
Members will be trained in discernment and go back to their parishes to listen to the concerns, needs, and reflections of their local community. From these conversations around the diocese, the themes of the Synod will emerge and Members will take these back to their local community where they will begin to be formulated into the concrete proposals that the Synod will vote upon.
The Pastoral Development Group have been looking at a Parish Synod member, a parish Synod Group and Pastoral Area Synod members. Please keep all this in your prayers.
SYNOD 2020 Where to find Information
- SYNOD 2020 website https://synod2020.co.uk/
- Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SYNOD2020/
- Twitter account https://twitter.com/synod2020
- To sign up for the SYNOD Newsletter click here
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)
PARISH VOLUNTEERS PLEASE NOTE:
Kevin Harvey (Archdiocesan H&S Officer) flagged up an issue that has arisen in some parishes around the archdiocese. There have been instances of parishioners who have had traffic incidents travelling to and from church and their insurers have not settled the claim due to being unaware of the drivers’ voluntary duties. If you do any regular jobs at, or on behalf of the church (e.g. cleaning, counting money, Eucharistic Ministers visiting the sick and housebound etc.) and you use your car, please inform your motor insurers that you do voluntary work at church. There should be no increase in your premium, but it is still advisable to inform them. Thank you
Marriage Matters Reflections for this week
A Reflection from Marriage Matters (www.twoinoneflesh.org.uk) on this Sunday's readings
The Holy Family (Ecclesiasticus 3:2-6, 12-14; Colossians 3:12-21; Luke 2:41-52)
We grow, we change
Mary and Joseph had forgotten that Jesus was growing and maturing into a young man!
The story illustrates how subtle are the changes which happen in relationships. As Mary and Joseph had to return to Jerusalem to find Jesus, we too must return to each other continually so we can grow into the deeply loving couple we dreamed of becoming.
A Reflection from Marriage Matters (www.twoinoneflesh.org.uk) on the Readings for Mary Mother of God
Mary, Mother of God (Numbers 6:22-27; Galatians 4:4-7; Luke 2:16-21)
The enormity of our calling as couples
Today we celebrate Mary as Mother of God. ‘How can this be?’: her initial question to the angel. How can we understand our calling as married couples? To be a sign of God’s love in the world, loving, honouring, cherishing until ‘death do us part’ is a huge challenge. May Mary’s daily ‘yes’ encourage us to ‘ponder it in our hearts’.
Nugent charity shop needs donations!
The shop is one of the most popular charity shops in the area, with a lot of regular customers and have sold over 40,000 items so far this year and raised over £90,000 for our community services. Our stock is going so fast we can't keep up! You can drop goods off at the shop on Allerton Road, or we can collect from you. Our drivers collect on Thursdays, please call Jeanette to arrange a collection on 737 2951.
Archdiocesan Job Opportunties
Director of Finance and Development - A newly created role reporting to the Chief Executive. For full details click here
Head of Human Resources and Organisational Development - The successful candidate will report to the Chief Operating Officer. For full details click here
World Meeting of Families Newsletter
The latest version of the newsletter can be read by clicking here.
CATHEDRAL WALKING GROUP
MUCH WOOLTON SCHOOL ADMISSIONS
The Archdiocese is currently consulting on proposed changes to Admissions Policies from Autumn 2020. For our school this will affect children who wish to start at Much Woolton Catholic Primary School from September 2020. A copy of all attached documentation to this page is available on request from the school office. Any comments on these proposals should be made in writing to the Co-Chairs of Governors, Miss C. Chapman and Mrs E. Skyner Andrews via the school office as well as to the Archdiocese of Liverpool whose contact details can be found on the proposal documentation. Information can also be found at http://www.liverpoolcatholic.org.uk/schools/Admissions-Consultations