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
6th January 2019
SOLEMNITY OF THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD (C)
8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am, 6.00pm
Monday - Friday 12.00 midday
Saturday Mass - 12.00 midday
Wednesday Exposition : NO EXPOSITION
Novena in honour of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour
Rosary: 11.30am Monday, Tuesday, Thursday to 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
THE SOLEMNITY OF THE EPIPHANY:
We celebrate this wonderful Feast of the visit of the Magi and give thanks again for the birth of the Christ-child, who came for all men and women of all time in every corner of the world. This is the over-riding message of today’s feast.
Over Christmas, I was doing some pondering over the kind of messages that are becoming the political sound-bites of today and what the gospel responses would be. I offer you a couple of examples:
“America (or wherever for that matter) first!”
Gospel response: “If anyone wants to be first, he must make himself last of all and servant of all.” (Mark 9.36)
“Migrant workers flooding into the Country.”
Gospel response: A lawyer was anxious to justify his questioning of Jesus about how to inherit eternal life and asked Jesus: “And who is my neighbour?” Jesus told him the parable of the ‘Good Samaritan’. The key to the story: the Samaritan was a foreigner! (Luke 10.25ff)
Pope Francis has appealed to us all to be among those who build bridges to unite rather than walls to divide. It seems to me that there are plenty of examples that this is happening in both our parishes. May we go from strength to strength in 2019.
Redemptorist Provincial Chapter:
Fathers Andrew, Charles and Tim, and Brother Michael will be in Perth during the coming week, leaving a skeleton community in the monastery. Accordingly, there will simply be a noon Mass each day at Bishop Eton, while Deacon Bernard and our ministers will organise liturgies in St Mary’s. From next Saturday, we will resume the usual weekday timetables.
Parish Helpers’ Social and Reception:
next Friday (11 January) between 7.00pm and 10.00pm.
Please join us for the occasion so that we can thank one another for all the support and encouragement given throughout the year.
Fr Barrie O’Toole:
As I complete my notes for the bulletin, I am about to visit Fr Barrie in Ripon. The news is that he is holding his own and sends his love and good wishes for a Happy New Year, thanking you for all your good wishes over the Christmas.
SVP monthly collection
The monthly SVP collection will take place after all Masses today. Thank you for your generosity.
RYM 18-40 young adult group
RYM meet every first Sunday of the month to go to 6.00pm Mass together at Bishop Eton. Meet outside at 5:50pm. Followed by food and drinks together at Childwall Abbey.
The next Wednesday lunch will take place on 9 January at 12.30pm in the Fisher-More Hall. All welcome.
Parish Pastoral Group.
The next core group meeting will take place on Wednesday 9 January at 8.00pm. Any items for the agenda parishioners would like discussed should be emailed to the parish office by Tuesday 8 January.
Friday 18 January in the Fisher-More Hall. Tickets on sale from the Monastery reception and are £10 each (inc a hot supper and apple pie). Money raised will be split between four parish charities. Please specify if you want a vegetarian meal when purchasing tickets.
Tickets will be available at the Helpers social on Friday
During the week of prayer for Christian unity … JUST MEET:
J&P 'Table Sale'
The J&P group will be holding a table sale 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 presents in the box in the porch. The sale will be open after every Mass.
Christmas Used Stamps
Please bring them to the Sacristy to support Redemptorist Mission Action.
Religious (used) Christmas Cards
If you have any used religious Christmas cards, they would be gratefully received. Please leave in the porch. Many thanks.
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 Wednesday 9 January at 7.00pm in the Chaplaincy at Hope University.
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.
Also, see 'Items not in Paper Version of the bulletin below'
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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) for the Feast of the Epiphany
The Epiphany of the Lord (Isaiah 60:1-6; Ephesians 3:2-3, 5-6; Matthew 2:1-12)
Gifts to each other
Epiphany means manifestation or revealing. The Wise Men brought Jesus gifts: gold, revealing his kingship, frankincense his Priesthood and myrrh his dying. On our wedding day, and every day since, we have ‘gifted’ ourselves to each other, and to others, unwrapping daily the ‘gold’ of our love, the incense of our prayers, and the myrrh of our dying to self.
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
St Wilfrid’s ‘Living Christ’ Retreat
As we enter a New Year perhaps it’s time to stop and think about your faith journey last year and plan for the forthcoming one.
St Wilfrid’s are holding their annual January “Living Christ Retreat”, this provides an opportunity for reflection and planning of your faith in a comfortable, supportive and non-judgemental atmosphere. Are you up for the challenge?
This years retreat will be held on Friday/Saturday, 18/19 January 2019 Holy Trinity School Banks Road, Garston
For further information, please telephone,
Cathedral Volunteer Opportunity
They are looking at someone starting before the end of January and their present secretary would be available to induct a suitable applicant.
Nugent Signed Mass
A signed Mass for the deaf community is held on the first Sunday of the month at Christ the King Church, Queens Drive at 4.30pm.
Monthly Dementia Friendly Afternoon Tea And Singalong
Last Friday of the month at St Mary’s Woolton. Next session will be on Friday, 25 January at 2.00pm-4.00pm in the parish hall. Everyone is welcome and specially those people living with dementia and their carers
St Julie’s Open Evening
ST JULIE’S CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL: Thursday 24 January 3:30pm-6:00pm Sixth Form Open Evening.
St Mary's Woolton UCM Meeting:
Wednesday, 9 January at 12:30pm in the St Mary's hall. Looking forward to seeing Members and any other ladies who would like to attend will be made very welcome. Please bring your lunch.