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From Fr. Tim:

Last year there was some distress at the 7.00pm Mass on Christmas Eve because the church was packed and there were many people who could not get in.

I would like to avoid any upset this year by pleading with everyone to leave this Mass and the corresponding one at 5.30pm at St Mary’s, Woolton, to families with young children

 Both churches also celebrate Midnight Masses (carols begin at Bishop Eton at 11.00pm and at St Mary at 11.30pm.) And of course there will be the usual Masses on Christmas morning: Bishop Eton (8.30, 10.00 and 11.30) and St Mary’s (9.00 and 11.00). There will be no Masses on the evening of Christmas Day. Please plan thoughtfully.


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Mass and Service Schedule for Sunday 21st to Saturday the 26th December


Please note there will be no scheduled Reconciliation on Saturday 26th December



 Sunday Masses:

Bishop Eton St Mary's
8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am, 6.00pm

Vigil Mass at 5.30pm on Saturday

9.00am and 11.00am


Mon 22nd  Dec:

  Bishop Eton St Mary's
 Masses 7.00am, 12.00 midday   12.00 midday
Carol Service 7.00pm   Not applicable


Tue 23rd Dec:

  Bishop Eton St Mary's
 Masses 7.00am, 12.00 midday   12.00 midday


Christmas Eve

  Bishop Eton St.Mary's
Masses  12.00 midday  No midday Mass

Family Mass  for families with young


7.00pm 5.30pm
Carols 11.00pm 11.30pm
Midnight Mass 11.30pm Midnight


Christmas Day :

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  Bishop Eton StMary's

8.30am, 10.00am and 11.30am

No evening Mass

9.00am and 11.00am



26th to 27th Dec 

  Bishop Eton StMary's 
Mass 12.00 midday 10.00am





I hope you have enjoyed the build-up to Christmas this year as much as I have. The celebrations, especially with the children, have been inspiring, and we owe a debt of gratitude to our teachers and catechists for their commitment to them. Also last Tuesday I accompanied Bro William to the Carol Service at Walton Prison. During the service Bishop Tom Williams used the story of one chaotic night in casualty when he was chaplain at the Royal Hospital. The place was like a battlefield after a night of violent incidents. As warring families were being kept at bay by the police, it was announced that a sick mother was on her way, with the added complication that her baby was coming as well, since there was no one else to care for the child. The staff nurse could only sigh: “All we didn’t need at this juncture.” However, Bishop Tom described how the arrival of the child transformed the situation. Now the little one became the centre of attention and even the warring factions calmed down. You don’t need me to explore this powerful illustration of how the Christ-child can transform our lives if only we allow him truly to become the centre of our attention.

Once again I want to express my gratitude for all you do to build up our community of faith here in Bishop Eton throughout the year. Many people give an enormous amount of time, volunteering to ensure that everything runs smoothly. We will have what is now becoming a tradition here at Bishop Eton and invite all our volunteers to come to a parish get-together after Christmas: the date is yet to be decided. And so with Fr Rector, Fr Barrie, whom we are delighted has returned to us looking so well, and all the Redemptorist Community I wish you all





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