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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   

25 March 2018 

Palm Sunday The Passion of the Lord (B)


Sunday Masses:

8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am,  6.00pm

Monday—Wednesday Masses: 

7.00am, 12.00 midday with opportunity for Sacrament of Reconciliation after each Mass


7.30pm  -  Reconciliation Service

 No Wednesday Exposition 

NO NOVENA — Novena Prayer will be said at midday Mass.

Morning Prayer 9.00am Thursday—Saturday

Maundy Thursday:

8.00pm  -  Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Good Friday:

11.00am -  Children’s Way of the Cross

3.00pm   -  The Liturgy of the Passion

7.30pm   -  Stations of the Cross

Holy Saturday:

8.30pm  -  Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday Masses:

8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am   NO 6.00PM MASS


HOLY WEEK: Each year I encourage you to do all you can to celebrate the great liturgies of the coming week. They are unique and provide us with wonderful opportunities to deepen our faith in the mystery of salvation, accompanying Christ through his Passion so that we are ready to rejoice in his        Resurrection again on Easter Sunday. In advance I want to thank all of you – catechists, readers, ministers, servers, musicians, singers, sacristans, flower arrangers, parishioners – for the trouble you take to ensure that our celebrations are so memorable.

ARCHBISHOP MALCOLM’S VISITATION: Now that the Archbishop has visited both parishes I want to extend my thanks to all of you for making him so welcome and ensuring his visits were such joyful occasions. Last Sunday evening at Bishop Eton, it struck me that here was a perfect illustration of what we are told in the Acts of the Apostles: “Paul and Barnabas went from town to town putting fresh heart into the disciples.” Archbishop Malcolm certainly put fresh heart into our parishes and our Redemptorist Community and we are immensely grateful to him.

RECONCILIATION: Please remember that if we wish to celebrate this Sacrament it is recommended that we do so before the Mass of the Last Supper on Thursday evening, when the Easter Triduum begins.

By the end of this Sunday I will have spoken over the past few weeks at every Mass about this  Sacrament and hope that this has been helpful.

Our Reconciliation Services are on Monday 26 March at 7.30pm in St Mary’s and Tuesday 27 March at 7.30pm in Bishop Eton.

Priests will also be available after this week’s Masses and of course you may always call at the monastery and ask for a priest at any reasonable time.

NEW POST IN THE ARCHDIOCESE: The post of Chief Operating Officer to help co-ordinate the work of the Archdiocese is being advertised. If you think you may have the necessary skills and are interested, please see the notice in the church porch for more details.



Resettlement Programme: The standing order forms will be given out after Masses today and tickets to the Syrian night at Eton Place also be available. Thank you to parishioners for your amazing generosity.

Women's Group: Tuesday 27 March 12.30pm Fisher-More Hall, an Illustrated Talk by Rosemary Poole on the Journey of the Magi. Bring own lunch. Tea and coffee provided. 

The One World Group are holding a spring lunch fundraiser at 60 Hope Street on Sunday 15 April. Tickets £25 available from Cath 07866 798 158 or Sara 07947 120 371 and Monastery reception.

CTMH: Saturday 31 March, City Centre Walk of Witness – 2.00pm.Led by the Archbishop of Liverpool and Bishop of Liverpool the Holy Saturday Walk of Witness is an important ecumenical statement to the wider community.walk will start from the Piazza at the Metropolitan Cathedral at 2.00pm a end at Liverpool Parish Church at around 4.30pm..

Adoremus National Eucharistic Pilgrimage & Congress 2018

Eucharist is… thanksgiving

When we give thanks at Mass, the past is renewed, the present is transformed, and the future is made already present.  In this thanksgiving, hope is generated by recalling past mercies.  What we know from the past of the power and love of God gives us confidence in the continued mercy of God despite whatever may be going on in our lives to try us.


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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Twitter @RedemptoristsGB .

Items not in the Paper Version of the Bulletin.  

Service of Tenebrae - Metropolitan Cathedral  25th March 7.30-8.30pm

The word Tenebrae is Latin for “shadows” and refers to the gradual extinguishing of candles and lights as this service proceeds.

The choir will sing responsories by the French composer Tomas Luis de Victoria, followed by Gregorio Allegri’s Miserere mei, Dues.

Holy Hour for Vocations

Fr Richard has asked for people to make a Holy Hour for Vocations. Will you answer his call?

The Redemptoristine Nuns - the sister order of the Redemptorists are holding a Vocations Weekend from the 12th to 15th April. For more details visit their website click here, or their facebook page.

Is The Lord Calling You To Be A Priest?

Monthly meetings for those discerning the call on the first Saturday of every month, St Charles Borromeo Presbytery, 10.00am-3.00pm, Vocation Director Father James Preston, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 St Peter’s Woolton are recruiting.


If you are interested details can be found by following the individual links below.

Hub Coordinator

Parish Administrator

Youth Worker

Prison Chaplaincy Vacancy

HM Prison Wymott in Leyland are looking for a Catholic Chaplain. For full details click here



Upcoming RYM events

RYM - Christmas Meal for those living alone

ST MARY’S, BISHOP ETON, ST PETER’S AND ST JAMES’: in collaboration with Woolton Community Life are hosting a meal on Christmas Day for people in thelocal community who would otherwise spend Christmas day alone. To support this worthwhile initiative, there will be a fundraising event on Friday 20 April at 7:00pm in St Mary’s hall. Tickets: £10.00 for adults and £8.00 for children and includes a hot meal and a dessert and music from Benchmark. There will be lots of exciting raffle prizes including an Everton shirt signed by Wayne Rooney! Tickets available from St Mary’s and Bishop Eton parish offices. For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Youth Retreat late June 2018

We're planning a young adult retreat there in summer and I would HIGHLY recommend it! We'll be organising it and giving more information over the coming weeks, but in case you want to put it in your diaries now, it'll be Fri 29th June - Sun 1st July. If you are interested, please let Natasha or Anita know This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Please watch the following video of Fr. Peter to learn more


Meetings after Easter begin on 10th April, and we'll be meeting three weeks in a row!  

  • 10th April - RYM at Fisher More Hall
  • 17th April - homeless mission
  • 24th April - RYM at Fisher More Hall

Halewood Reunion

Anyone who has been to Lourdes or Walsingham with Margaret Lloyds Halewood Group in the last 20 Years. There is a Reunion in St. Marks Club on 23rd March. All welcome!


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). 

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.


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

 Rosary on the Beach

Rosary on Coast




An Easter Activity Camp will  be  held in Allerton Tower Park, Woolton by Merseyside Youth Challenge Trust from 26 March to 6 April,  9:00am – 4:00pm(excluding the 2 Bank Holidays).  If you are interested in booking a place the cost is £20.00 per day children must be a minimum  8 years of age up to a max of 14. Please contact Jeff Burke at the charity on 0151 428 9758 if you would like further information or to book a place.

Irenaeus Scripture Weekend

‘Friday 13th - Sunday 15th April The Advocate will teach you everything…’ The Holy Spirit in John’s Gospel led by Fr Chris Thomas. ‘

Suggested donations for each retreat: £85 residential; £60 non residential [with meals] £20 Non - residential bringing sandwichesFor a booking form contact Irenaeus on 0151 949 1199 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Archdiocesan Vacancy

Animate Team coordinator


Organ Recitals at the Metropolitan Cathedral 2018

Archdiocesan Lourdes Association video

The greatest story ever told

God's plan for us



The nexr walk will take place on Sunday 22 April, please  meet at 12.30pm at the Cathedral Car Park. This walk will go from Formby Point to Southport. More details to follow. You can do as much or as little as you like, and you don’t have to have been on the previous ones. Further details from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The next meeting of the Cathedral Book Club will be on Thursday 5 April in the Gibberd Room at 7.00pm. This months book is ' Beware the Past' by Joy Ellis, a gripping crime thriller with a huge twist. All welcome. Any queries just get in touch with Claire at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


To be held in the Gibberd Room on Sunday 24 June 2018 at 1.00pm. Tickets are £30.00 and this includes a 3 course lunch, ballet performance, fashion show, raffle and a singer. .Further details from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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