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Our Lady of the Annunciation, Bishop Eton, Woolton Road, Liverpool L16 8NQ

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. 

Assistants: Fr B O’Toole C.Ss.R. & Fr C Randall C.Ss.R.

Deacon J Keeley    

14 January 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 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 census form. These can be found in the porch along with a Parish

Directory. Hand your completed form into the parish office.


THE BEST MADE PLANS! I have returned from Perth at peace after a good meeting, brilliantly facilitated by one of our North American confrères. But life is never that simple. As I try to prepare the bulletin notes and   prepare myself for a funeral at midday, I am faced with the dilemma of whether our Parish  Social should go ahead this evening, since the boiler in the  Fisher-More Hall has packed up. On balance, the logistics of trying to cancel at this short notice seem more complicated than trying to find a few heaters to take the chill off and hope that everyone turns up ready for an outward bound course. By the time you read this, should you have ventured out on Friday evening, you will know the outcome. Hopefully, the boiler will be repaired soon, but all those who use the hall, please take note of the situation.

A NEW PROJECT: This weekend you will be informed of a new project which the members of the Parish Core Team are enthusiastically embracing. It will involve caring for a Syrian refugee family and all that this will entail. In our troubled world, the more we can reach out in loving response to the call of the Gospel – “whatever you do to the least of my brothers and sisters, you do to you” – the deeper our coming together as a community of faith. Not everyone will be able to be involved practically, but I think it is important that we all own the project and surround those who become involved with our prayerful support.

Today 14th January is the world day of prayer for migrants and refugees.  You can read the pope's message by clicking here,

OCTAVE OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY: In spite of the fact that this year there will be no special Unity Service in our area, nor any exchange of pulpits, I think it is important that we continue to pray fervently for Christian unity. We will offer a special bidding prayer during the Octave leading up to the Feast of the Conversion of St Paul on the 25 January.

ZIMBABWE: Bro Benjamin, whose project we have so generously supported, has written a warm letter of gratitude, which we will make available next weekend. There is enough going on this weekend to keep us going! Nevertheless, please note that the Pig Race to support the mission in Zimbabwe will be next Saturday, 20 January. Hopefully, there will be some heating in the hall by then!

Bereavement Support Group meeting will be on Tuesday 16 January from 2.00pm—4.00pm in the Hughes Meeting Room.


RYM: Dates for your diary (from Natasha)

Tuesday - 16th Jan - HOMELESS MISSION! We're aiming to make this every other month. November's was truly amazing, so I hope you'll come along and see for yourself how meaningful this work is. We've got loads of donations so just bring yourself (and a friend?!). We meet at the Cathedral at 7:30, and then when we're done, we'll go for drinks and karaoke for those interested!

Tuesday 23rd Jan - We're going to Animate's "Life and Soul" - an hour of prayer and praise before the Blessed Sacrament. I've heard these are really popular and awe-inspiring so thought we'd give it a try. It's at St Charles church in Aigburth - get in touch for bus/lift details. It's at the earlier time of 7pm - get there on time as it only lasts an hour! Then afterwards we'll go to get a drink locally. 

Saturday 3rd Feb - 4pm - sign language session at St Mary's church hall. We'll spend an hour learning the Lord's prayer and a few Mass responses, and then go to Mass together (5:30 vigil at St Mary's) and sign together! When we signed a hymn last time there were a few tears from parishioners!!

Tuesday 6th Feb - RYM comes home - yes, we'll be back in the Fisher More hall for an informative talk by a priest on Confession, with a focus on the Redemptorist motto "with Him there is plentiful redemption". We'll have a discussion and reflection - not to be missed, this will lead us in to Lent nicely!

 For more details contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. or make friends with Natasha & Anita on Facebook  Natasha Anita RYM or join the facebook group click here to find it

Please note the January 2018 edition of BE Alive includes an introduction to our RYM coordinators Natasha and Anita. Please click here to access an electronic copy

Also there is a Retreat for Young Adults in Kinnoull - click on the image below to learn more

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BELL: Bishop Eton Lending Library, meet this Wednesday 17 January, in the Hughes Room 2.00pm—4.00pm (entrance via the main car park). Refreshments will be available. All welcome.

Parish Pastoral Group. The next core group meeting will take place on Wednesday 17 January at 8.00pm. Any items for the agenda parishioners would like discussed should be emailed to the parish office by Tuesday 16 January.

Project Zimbabwe fundraiser: Pig Race in Fisher-More Hall on Saturday 20 January at 7.30pm. Tickets £3.00  available after all Masses on Sunday and from the Monastery reception. If you’re unable to come, you could have a flutter on the Quad cast Race. £1.00 could win you £60! (Over 18s only)

Pig Race poster

Used StampsPlease bring ANY used stamps the Sacristy to support Redemptorist Mission Action. Also if you have any used religious Christmas Cards bring them too as we can use to create welcome cards for visitors.

Bishop Eton School: Due to a family relocation, we have a vacancy in our Reception Class. Prospective parents can contact the school office for more information on 722 2982 or email Maria Murray, School Business Manager on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

ALSO...Please be aware that the closing date for applications for Reception September 2018 closes at midnight on Monday 15 January. Parents can make their applications at

The Catholic Chaplaincy at the Royal and Broadgreen Hospitals is looking for new volunteers. At the moment we need people to give around two hours on either Fridays or Sundays at either hospital site. The duties include visiting patients on wards, praying with them, and bringing them Holy Communion. If you are interested in this very rewarding work, please call Natasha and Rachel on 0151 706 2828 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  


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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Items not in the Paper Version of the Bulletin.

Pax Christi Peace Sunday 14 January.

There will be no retiring collection but there are gift aid envelopes available in the porch for anybody wishing to contribute. “The work of Pax Christi is based on the gospel and inspired by faith. Our  vision is of a world where people can live in peace, without fear of violence in all forms. Rooted in the Catholic Christianity, we work with all who share our values to abolish war and create communities of peace and justice”.

The theme for Peace Sunday 2018 is Migrants and Refugees – seekers of peace

Please visit the Pax Christi website for a nunber of resources. 

Archbishop Malcolm has written a letter for Peace Sunday which you can find by clicking here


Fr Maurice O’Mahony C.Ss.R will say a word at the end of all Mases on /28 January. Anyone who is interested can meet with Fr Maurice and some of the other lay associates at the Fisher-More Hall on the Sunday afternoon. Time to be confirmed.

Prayer in preparation for Eucharistic Congress

In September 2018 a Eucharistic Congress will be held in Liverpool. In preparation for this we are being asked to pray a special prayer - which will be available in all our churches. If you haven't managed to pick up a copy you can download it from the Archdiocesan website. Simply click here to access it.

Justice & Peace Youth Group

J&PYG: The next meeting is this Friday 19 January from 6:00pm-8:00pm inSt Mary’s parish hall.  All welcome from Year 5 upwards.

St Mary's Parish Walk

Saturday 27 January to West Kirby, the Dee Estuary and Caldy Hill. There is an optional meal after the walkContact Chris and Carol O’Shaughnessy if you wish to join on 0151 428 1411.


The next series of meetings start in February 2018. To book a place on the course in south Liverpool contact Frances Trotman 0n 0151 727 2195. Please see the poster in the porch for further details.


Harmony Café meets again next Sunday, 14th January. Come and join us for tea/coffee and cake from 6.00 pm for a 6.30 pm start.  You are warmly invited to join us to sing (or listen to) a variety of songs, some new, some familiar, in a relaxed atmosphere.  All are welcome - why not invite a friend?

 Appeal to remove the Schools cap

 Dementia Awareness at World Museum Liverpool 

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18 January Museum of Liverpool , 10.30am - 2.30pm Book now

22 February Museum of Liverpool , 10.30am - 2.30pm Book now

22 March Museum of Liverpool , 10.30am - 2.30pm Book now

 For more information visit 

 Adoremus – social media

Prayer and Reflection Evenings:

Presented by Fr Chris Thomas and the Irenaeus Team at St Ambrose Parish Club, Heathgate Road, Speke L24 7RS on Thursdays 11, 18 & 25 January 2018 at 7:15pm for a prompt start at 7:30pm.   These evenings for spirituality and growth are to help people recognise the presence of God in their lives and to move to a deeper awareness of that presence  through providing opportunities for prayer and reflection.  

 An Opportunity to visit the Holy Land:

The Irenaeus Project is leading a pilgrimage to the Holy Land between 11-20 June 2018.  For further details contact The Irenaeus Project on 0151 949 1199 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Metropolitan Cathedral book club

The date for the next meeting of the Cathedral Book Club will be on Thursday 8 February 2018 at 7.00pm when "How to Stop Time" by Matt Haig will be discussed. We look forward to seeing you there. All welcome. 

 Forthcoming ArchdiocesanTraining Courses

Training for leaders of Children’s Liturgy of the Word, Saturday, 17 February, 10.00am-12.30pm at LACE. The main focus will be different ways of opening up the Gospel and exploring all the different liturgical elements and ways of engaging the children. To book a place please contact Maureen Knight on 522 1046. £10 per person.

Initial Training of Funeral Ministers will take place on Wednesday, 21 and Thursday, 22 February, 9.30am- 4.00pm at LACE. Participants need to attend both days, cost £150 including lunch on both days.


This year Lourdes celebrates 160 years since the 1st Apparition to Bernadette Soubirous, on 11th February 1858. The celebrations in Lourdes are expected to attract a huge increase in pilgrim numbers this year. Leisure Time Travel have flights from Manchester, with seats purchased, on the following dates. 14 May, 29 May, 4 June, 23 July, 30 July, 3 September and 24 September. All dates are 5 days / 4 nights and do not include a Sunday. Prices start at £569.00 per person (Twin / Double). If you would like more information please contact Michael Langan Leisure Time Travel, 275 County Road, Liverpool,L4 5PQ. Tel: 0151 287 8000 or 0208 287 8080 and the E mail address is: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Parish Administrator needed (Christ the King and Our Lady's

Christ the King and Our Lady's Parish on Queen's Drive are looking for a Parish Administrator (20 hours a week). For more details click here



Retreat Weekend for young adults (20s and 30s) Theme: Prayer and Discernment Dates: 26-28 January 2018 Location: Salford. The weekend is organised by the  Faithful Companions of Jesus (FCJ). There will be input, prayer, reflection and discussion with other young adults. The cost is £40. For more information contact Sr Anouska fcJ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Supporting the work of Nugent and Friends of the Cathedral.

Singing at the Philharmonic Hall with guest mezzo soprano Danielle Thomas. Friday 1 June 2018. Tickets from £16 from the Cathedral Gift Shop or the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall box office (709 3789) or  (Booking fee may apply). 



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