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: www.bishopeton.org.uk 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   

11 February 2018

SIXTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME (B)

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 Recommences, please see sheet in porch.

Ash Wednesday Mass 7.30pm:

No Novena (Novena prayer will be said)

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.

FROM FR TIM 

ASH WEDNESDAY: We begin Lent this coming Wednesday and as usual we will have an extra Mass in the evening at 7.30pm, including the distribution of the ashes (the Novena Prayer will also be said). Since the children are on half-term and will not have their little ceremony in school, it will be good if you are able to bring them to one of the Masses. Ash Wednesday begins the Lenten Season and our preparation for Easter, the greatest Feast in the Church’s calendar and the memory of these special occasions leave lasting impressions, which stay with us through our lives.

There is a Pastoral Area Reconciliation Service at 10.30am on Saturday 17th February at St Ambrose, Speke.

Readers Session: Fr Charles Randall  will be leading a ses-sion for all readers on Saturday 3rd March 9.30am to 11.30am in the Romero Room at Our Lady of the Assumption in Gateacre. This is for all existing readers and all those who have come on board in recent times. Fr Charles will explore the importance of the ministry as well as give plenty of practical support. This is open to all in the Pastoral Area

A JOB OPPORTUNITY AT THE MONASTERY: We have had some interest in the possibility of someone (preferably with a medical/nursing background) joining our team of carers at the monastery. One or two have offered their services in a voluntary capacity and this is excellent, but we would still like to explore the possibility of a permanent contract. This advertisement is deliberately open-ended       because we believe it may be possible mutually to agree days and hours to suit both our own needs and those of the would-be applicant.

ARCHBISHOP MALCOLM has written a Pastoral Letter to coincide with what would have been the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes today. He will make an official visit to the parish on Sunday 18 March. 

Today is also World Day for the sick and Pope Francis has issued a letter which you can read by clicking here.

CONTINUING CHALLENGES: Unfortunately Fr Jimmy Smale fell last Wednesday and has damaged his shoulder. He has already been struggling with a damaged leg and therefore will be out of action for a while. We had already agreed to cover three Masses this weekend in Aintree and now have the Cenacle and Christopher Grange to look after as well. Please be patient with us as we try to be as helpful as possible to the wider needs of the Church. If we need further reminders, these events reinforce all that I wrote about in my Open Letter a few months ago.

Thank you to Christopher Allmand for his wonderful letter in The Tablet this weekend.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Wednesdays throughout Lent. There is a sheet in the porch for those able to cover the various half hourly slots to sign up.

MAGNIFICAT—Holy Week supplement has been received this week priced £2.00, available in the porch.

The Funeral of Mary Knight RIP will take place on Monday 12 February at 12.00 noon.

Please note: There will be NO Wednesday lunch on 14 February (Ash Wednesday). The next Wednesday lunch will be on 14 March.

Hospitality Team: Some of the team are no longer able to help so it would be good to have some new volunteers to assist when they could. If you feel able to help at future events please put your name, telephone number or email address on the list at the back of the church or you can phone Cath Line on 722 3286.

In case you missed it - here is the article from January's BE Alive on the Hospitality Team

The Hospitality Team was formed after the parish awakening day in order to help the people of the parish to celebrate special feasts and events in the life of the parish community. We also aim to welcome visitors or new people to the parish. Light refreshments are usually served in the hall while providing the opportunity for people to meet, chat and celebrate together. Some of the events we have celebrated so far have been the Golden Jubilees of two of the clergy, special birthdays, feast days, the summer garden party and of course the Christmas Carol Services where people enjoy the mulled wine and mince pies and the chance to wish friends a happy Christmas.

I usually do the shopping for the events along with Sue Timmis and I then call on a team of volunteers to help serve the refreshments and tidy up afterwards. Some of the team are no longer able to help so it would be good to have some new volunteers to assist when they could. If you feel able to help at future events I would be grateful if you could put your name, telephone number or email address on a list

I will leave at the back of the church or you can ring me on 722 3286. Thank you. Catherine Line, Co-ordinator for the Hospitality Team

Bereavement Support Group meeting will be on Tuesday 20 February from 2.00pm—4.00pm in the Hughes Meeting Room.

The J&P Youth Group Team are having and open meeting on Tuesday 20 February at 6.30pm-7.30pm in the Hughes Room. We are inviting any adults who are interested in helping us in any way! We need your ideas, your skills, your suggestions, maybe even a little time! We are growing at a fast rate and need to keep meeting the needs of our young people. PLEASE COME!

Mariapolis: 4—8 April 2018 at Ambleforth College for the Annual Gathering of The Focolare Movement “Beyond all Borders”. To learn more and to book click here

Are you called to be a Deacon? Liverpool Archdiocese needs more deacons to work in parishes, deaneries and the community. Meeting at St Michael and All Angels, Sidney, Kirkby L32 0TP, on Thursday 15 February, 7.00pm for 7.30pm start for prospective candidates and wives (if married). See poster in porch or contact Deacon Bernard Rigby at St Mary’s or Father Tim Buckley, Parish Priest.

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Nugent Charity Shop on Allerton Road is in urgent need of stock. Please donate unwanted items if you can from 9.00am - 5.00pm, Monday to Saturday. Thank You.

 

FORTHCOMING EVENTS:

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.

FOR Redemptorist Community & vocations News

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Items not in the Paper Version of the Bulletin. 

SUPPORT MEETINGS FOR DIVORCED AND/OR SEPARATED CATHOLICS:

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. 


St Gerard's Family League


 Dementia Awareness at World Museum Liverpool 

dementia awareness

 

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 https://houseofmemories.co.uk/dementia-training/about-the-workshops/ 


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 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.
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Orchard Residential Home looking for volunteers.

THE ORCHARD RESIDENTIAL HOME: on Woolton Road, L25 7UL is home to 27 disabled adults and is part of the Leonard Cheshire Disability Charity. They are looking for volunteers to support their clients in the social aspects of their lives; it could be anything from spending an hour a week having a chat over a cuppa or to going along and helping staff to support a group out on a social trip. They are looking for everything from befrienders to drivers, the list is endless! Please contact John on: 0151 421 2705 or 07793803659 for more information. on Woolton Road, L25 7UL is home to 27 disabled adults and is part of the Leonard Cheshire Disability Charity. They are looking for volunteers to support their clients in the social aspects of their lives; it could be anything from spending an hour a week having a chat over a cuppa or to going along and helping staff to support a group out on a social trip. They are looking for everything from befrienders to drivers, the list is endless! Please contact John on: 0151 421 2705 or 07793803659 for more information.


 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.


LOURDES

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..


THE PRIESTS LIVE IN CONCERT

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 www.liverpoolphil.com  (Booking fee may apply). 


 CAFOD Lenten Family Fast Day

This year's Lenten fast day will take place on  Friday 23rd February. Your donations this year will make double the difference. For every £1 you give to CAFOD between 13th Feb and 12th May, the UK Government will also give £1—up to a total of £5 million.


 Walking the Camino

The Metropolitan Cathedral in Liverpool is organisind a trip to walk the Camino. For full details click here. Unfortunately the preliminary meeting clashes with our meeting on the refugee resettlement scheme. However, if you are interested you could contact Claire Hanlon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 Netherley Youth & Community Foodbank

Volunteers are needed to help with Netherley Youth and Community Food Bank based at the former St Gregory’s church. Help is needed each Wednesday morning 10am to 1pm. Speak to Sharon Williams or email Sharon on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Have you had experience of loan sharks

 

If you or any of your friends have had dealings with loan sharks this may be of interest


 

WANT TO BE PART OF SOMETHING AMAZING?

In February 2017, a group from St Peter’s Church – Woolton visited a project in Curitiba, Brazil that they support. Encontro com Deus (ECD) works to rebuild lives and families impacted by, or at risk from domestic violence and abuse. Another trip is being planned for February 2019 and this time the intention is to build a group that includes people from other churches in the area. If you are interested and would like more details, please  call Ann in St Mary's parish office on 0151-428-2256


LENTEN REFLECTION DAY 

ST JOSEPH’S PRAYER CENTRE  (Formby L37 1PH) on Saturday 17 February 10:30am-3:30pm a Lenten Reflection Day ‘The Poetry of the Psalms leading us deeper into the Mystery of Easter’-led by Sr. Annie Lunney SMG, and on Thursday 22 February 10:30am-3:30pm ‘How to be a Catholic in the 21st Century’ – led by Fr Chris Thomas. Lunch is included (Donations welcome).


SVP HEALING MASS:

At St Mary's on Saturday 17 March at 12noon followed by lunch in St Mary's parish hall. Transport will be provided where required; further details will be given nearer the time.


Memorial Lecture at Hope


Children's Prayer Reflection from the Pope's World Prayer Network


A Lenten Challenge

 

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