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 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   

27 May 2018


Sunday Masses:

8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am,  6.00pm

Weekday Masses: 

Bank Holiday Monday 12.00 midday only

Tuesday - Friday 7.00am, 12.00 midday

Saturday Mass:

12.00 midday

WEDNESDAY EXPOSITION: 11.00am—12noon and 6.00pm to 7.30pm 

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 POWER OF PREACHING: Let me begin by reminding you of the extraordinary power of God’s word when it is delivered with conviction and joy as it was at the Royal Wedding last weekend. Bishop Michael Curry certainly made his mark on the occasion and it seemed to me that his approach was very much in the Redemptorist tradition. He reminded us that there is “power in love… power to change the world.” He went on to remind us of the source of love and the redemptive love of Jesus: “Imagine this tired old world when love is the way. When love is the way – unselfish, sacrificial, redemptive.” Hopefully, we will have a chance to share in a powerful preaching of the Word in the coming weeks and months, beginning with the Novena to our Mother of Perpetual Succour (June 19 to 27). Please pray for the success of this venture both here and at St Mary’s, Clapham.


On Monday evening Fr Tony Hunt showed all the signs of sepsis and indeed had to be rushed into the Royal that evening. The medics are still trying to determine the cause of the problem and we are hoping and praying that his other leg is not the source of the infection.

On Wednesday morning, Fr John Milcz was very unwell and also had to be taken to the Royal, but he has come home and we are trying to organise a more thorough care package for him.

Fr Barrie O’Toole will remain with his sister in Ripon for the foreseeable future and his notes have been transferred to the medics in Yorkshire. Please pray for our confrères who are sick: it is a further reminder of just how fragile our situation is becoming.

Fr Provincial visited overnight on Thursday/Friday. Fr Burns returns this evening and I will be away on Monday and Tuesday, planning a few away days for the military chaplains, which I will be giving in early July.

HALF-TERM: Enjoy the coming week or fortnight, depending on which school you attend. Every good wish to all our students sitting public exams in the coming weeks.

FIRST COMMUNIONS: We have just two more weekends with children making their First Holy Communion at the different Masses. Please continue to pray for them and their families.

ADOREMUS: I am giving a talk on Saint Alphonsus and the Eucharist at the Carmelite Convent today at 3.30pm.


DIOCESAN LOURDES PILGRIMAGE: Everyone cannot go on the pilgrimage itself, but Fr Des Seddon, the organiser, is keen that we should all be associated with it. His letters are in the porch and I urge you to note his various suggestions.

The Funeral of Gracie Mendonça will be at 11.00am in the Cathedral on 4 June.

Please note that tomorrow is a Bank Holiday so there will be 12 midday Mass only. 

Retired Priests: There will be a retiring collection after all Masses next Sunday. Gift Aid envelopes are in the porch. 

J&P Youth Group will be meeting on Friday 1 June at 6.00pm in the Fisher-More Hall.

Holy Hour Adoration at 7.30pm on Friday 1 June. Please come and join us.

Friends of the Holy Land Mass for peace and justice for our fellow Christians in the Holy Land will take place on Saturday 2 June at 12.00 midday.

Parish Quiz Night next Saturday 2 June at 8.00pm for 8.30pm start. All welcome.

SVP monthly collection will take place after all Masses on 10 June. Thank you for your generosity.

Parish Coffee Morning next Sunday after the 10.00am Mass. Also, the Repository with all profits going to  Project Zimbabwe.

Parish Garden Party on Sunday 17 June. Tickets are £3 each or £6 for a family ticket. On sale after Masses today. If you did not pick up a flyer about the Garden Party please click here. Please take special note of the request for volunteers.

Adoremus National Eucharistic Pilgrimage & Congress 2018: For the latest news please see our website.  


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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Resettlement Scheme

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Thanks to all who came last Tuesday to watch a video on the work of Mary's Meals and who attended Anita's surprise birthday gathering. Thanks for getting involved with our fundraising. We're hoping to raise lots of money for Mary's Meals, and now have enough to feed an impressive 18 children for an entire school year! 

Tuesday 5th June - Young Adult Group Emmaus walk.

We'll be walking from Bishop Eton to St Mary's, where we'll begin with prayers at the foot of the cross, and end with prayers to Our Lady. On the way, we'll talk in small groups, with the theme being JOY! We will then go to Reynolds park for a picnic and some games of football/tennis/etc for those athletically inclined. Bring anything snacky or sporty please! If it's raining, we've got a backup session in the Fisher More Hall then we will go to the pub! 

Monday 18th June

Please note MONDAY rather than Tuesday for this one-off special. It's the first England game of the World Cup - England v Tunisia at 19:00. We thought we'd meet at the Halfway House at the earlier time of 6 pm, have some food and watch the match together. For those of you who can't make Mondays, or would prefer something spiritual on the Tuesday as usual, please just let us know and we will plan something for Tuesday too, as we don't want anyone to feel unincluded! 

Saturday 23rd June - it's the Northern Catholic Conference at Hope University.

We're getting involved with a session for the teenagers, and it's always a great weekend for Catholics of all ages to explore aspects of their faith, so why not think about popping in? 

Sunday 24th June - Mass, Sunday lunch and football.

Meet at Bishop Eton for 11:30 Mass, then we will go to the Halfway House afterwards for food and watch the England v Panama game at 13:00. Please note that as Mass will finish just 30 minutes before kick off, there's a chance we may not get a seat and will have to resort to a plan B and go elsewhere or abandon our lunch plans. But it's Mass that's the important part, right? 

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


European Redemptorist Youth Ministry Gathering

The Redemptorist Youth Ministry gathering will take place in Granada in July. 

Click on the image below for full details. Places are limited

Granada 18 Poster


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) or from Marie Reynolds at Nugent



MEDJUGORJE IRISH CENTRE PILGRIMAGES 2018: 7 nights B&B and Airport Shuttle service from €279 per person. Book any flight - any time and we provide guaranteed airport shuttle service. Call us for further info and book the dates that suit you. Tel. 020 3239 8662 or email 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. 


This will take place at Liverpool Hope University from Friday 22 June to Sunday 24 June 2018. The theme is ‘I am with you always, yes, to the end of time.’

 Speakers: Fr Eamonn Mulcahy, Michelle Moran, Gary Stephens, Fr Pat Deegan

Enquiry line is 07543 800812 For day (all weekend) delegates contribution is £30.00, (Saturday only £15.00) Full Board accommodation is £148.00

Our Youth Coordinators Natasha and Anita will be helping to run a workshop for teenagers.

The Call - Our Lady of the Assumption Gateacre 

THE IRENAEUS PROJECT: will be providing a series of talks entitled ‘THE CALL’, with the opportunity for one to one prayer support at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Gateacre, and every Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm from 25th April - 27th June. For further details please contact OLA parish office on 0151- 487- 9372  


The Knights meet every second Thursday of the month at 8:00 pm at St Francis of Assisi meeting rooms, Earp Street Garston L19 1RT. For further information contact Aidan Carney on 0151- 427- 7126.

Choirs in the Vatican

National Shrine of St Pio at Pantasaph 

Every year, Pantasaph welcomes hundreds of pilgrims who come on non-residential Saint Pio Days. 

This year these days are being held on Sunday, 10 June, Sunday, 12 August and Sunday, 23 September. This Shrine is open to visitors throughout the year where they also have a café and shop. Telephone 01352 711053 for more info Pre-booking is essential. Full details are available on the Pantasaph website please click here for more information.

Cathedral Walking Group

The next date for the Cathedral Walking Group will be Sunday, 3 June where once again they will meet at 12.30pm at the Cathedral car park. Details of the walk to be confirmed.

Cathedral Art Studio

A little-known area of our Cathedral is the Art Studio where volunteers meet three times a week to make and repair hangings, banners, vestments and stoles. New volunteers are always welcome.

Anyone wishing to visit the Studio should contact Cathedral House to make an appointment and groups are most welcome. Telephone 709 9222.


The next meeting of the Cathedral Book Club will be on Thursday 14 June at 7.00pm in the Gibberd Room. This months book is Slow Horses by Mick Herron All are welcome to come along. Any queries just get in touch with Claire at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Diocesan Children’s Mass:

Sunday 1st July Notre Dame High School, Everton. Archbishop McMahon will celebrate Mass with children from throughout the diocese. There will be games, activities and fun for the children. Mass and then food. 

APF Annual Summer Mass 

This year the Annual Red Box Summer Mass for supporters is at St Helen's church, Crosby on Saturday 16 June at 12.00 noon. All welcome!

 PUGIN SOCIETY July 31 – August 3 2018

The Gothic Revival in Liverpool and the Wirral

This year’s Pugin Society study tour, led by Dr Gerard Hyland, an authority on Edward Pugin, will look at the architect’s churches in Birkenhead and Liverpool. The published cost is £345 sharing or £425 single - but that includes accommodation. A Non-residential rate is available on request: contact Professor Julia Twigg, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 01227 766879 or visit the Pugin Society Website

 Hope Chaplaincy Assistant Vacancy



A day for those in bereavement ministry and dementia champions

All funeral ministers, teams and dementia champions. Wednesday, 11 July,2.00pm-4.00pm at LACE,‘Strawberry Cream Tea afternoon’. The topic this year is mental health. Kathy Devlin from Beacon Counselling Trust is the speaker and will speak once people have enjoyed their cream tea and had the opportunity to walk around the market place of stalls to do with mental health. There will also be a time of prayer and reflection. To4book a place or for further information please contact Maureen Knight on 522 1046.

Jesuit Refugee Services

Dementia action week

House of Memories

House of Memories is an initiative of  World Museums Liverpool. It runs courses to help families and health care workers to understand dementia and how to help those affected.

Netherley Mystery Plays:

Series of short plays based upon Bible stories over two weekends as a part of the Liverpool Fringe. Sat/Sun 9th/10th June at 1 pm (Free!) and Modern Plays by Local Writers Fri/Sat 15th/16th June at 7:30 pm  Tickets £4 & £5 at, 07746697263, on the door. Valley Theatre, L27 3YA

Good Shepherd Mass

At the Metropolitan Cathedral on Wednesday, 6 June, 1.00pm-2.30pm. Music at the Mass will be led by a 1,000 strong choir of children from across the Archdiocese.

Jubilarians’ Mass,

At the Metropolitan Cathedral on Friday, 8 June, 7.00pm-9.00pm. All are invited to participate in this Mass for members of the clergy who are celebrating jubilees throughout 2018. Light refreshments will be served in the Gibberd Room after the service.

Role of Religion in Juries:

A student studying Forensic Psychology at Teesside University has asked for appropriate and willing participants to help with some research by answering a questionnaire. . Your help would be greatly appreciated!

Perfumed Rosary Beads

St John Vianney’s Parish Sister, Sister Mary, who is now housebound, makes ‘real’ Rosary beads from real rose petals thus producing perfumed beads. She buys the accessories from overseas and then takes a couple of months preparing the crushed rose petals, until ready for beading. Sister then hand assembles the beads, the chains and crucifix complete with their presentation box, they are so blessed! Sister produces these to help raise much needed funds for those in Bangladesh who have had their villages and churches destroyed by floods. A set costs £10 and are available by ringing the Parish Office of St John Vianney, Halewood.

Right to Life Annual Clitheroe Walk.

The walk will again be held on Bank Holiday Monday 28th May, 12.30, starting at St Michael and St John's RC Church, Clitheroe. Why not join leading church figures, Lord Alton, and other politicians in this annual venture in support of the sanctity of human life. Further details on 07545 118743.

For more information visit the Diocese of Lancaster website - click here

Invitation to Prayer 6th June 2018

The Pastoral Area Invitation to Prayer continues to take place on every first Wednesday of the month between 6.00pm-7.00pm at Hope University Chapel when we continue to pray for guidance and help regarding the future of the Church and our mission in the local area.


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