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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   

 22 July 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.

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

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


SCHOOL HOLIDAYS. We wish the staff and students of all our schools a thoroughly enjoyable summer break and hope that in September we will all be feeling refreshed and renewed and ready for the new academic year.


The week the schools reassemble is the week leading up to the Eucharistic Congress and we have two special fringe events at Bishop Eton.

A Holy Hour with children and families on Friday 7 September at 6.00pm and a lunchtime event following the noon Mass on Saturday 8 September.

There are leaflets with details of all the events across the city at the back of the church this weekend.

Our Junior Justice and Peace Group are already gearing up for the family event. I am hoping that all our altar servers will take part and help with a procession through the grounds (weather permitting).

We have added a section to the website with details of the programme click here. For the latest news click here

Reality (July/August):This is the magazine from Redemptorist Communications in Ireland. Some of you may be interested in an article which they commissioned me to write, entitled: Coping with Marriage Breakdown in the Church. We have received a few extra copies this month and they are at the back of the church. If there are not enough, please let us know and we will see whether we can get some more or get permission to reproduce the article. Reality costs £2.

Masses: Please remember that during the month of August there will be no 7.00am Mass. This will commence on Monday 30 July.

Comings and Goings: Fr Charles leaves tomorrow (Monday) for the Redemptorist Youth Event in Granada (Spain) and will not be back until the end of the following week. Meanwhile, Fr Andrew should be back tomorrow evening.

Please Note: there will scaffolding going up in front of the Monastery front door on Thursday 26 July for essential repairs. Please do not park cars in front of the Monastery.

Project Zimbabwe: Tickets will be on sale after Mass today for a Cheese and Wine evening in the Fisher-More Hall on Friday 10 August at 7.30pm.

The evening includes a sale of about 40 of Fr Michael’s paintings. Prices range from £15—£90. all proceeds go to Project Zimbabwe. You can pay by cash or cheque, or can reserve a painting to take at a later time.

ALSO... Bishop Eton school caps that you no longer need please donate to Project Zimbabwe by handing them in at the Monastery reception. Thank you.

BELL: Bishop Eton Lending Library, meet this Wednesday 18 July, in the Hughes Room 2.00pm—4.00pm. Do come along and see the selection of books, borrow and have a chat. Refreshments will be available.

Bishop Eton and St Mary’s Women’s Group will meet at 12.30pm on Tuesday 24 July in the Fisher-More Hall. All welcome.

Archdiocesan Training Courses:

  • Bereavement Care Team/Ministry of Consolation - training 17 & 18 October.
  • Lay Funeral Minister Training - 21 & 22 November. Do you feel called to be a Lay Funeral Minister?

Please register your interest for any of the above and or to book with the Parish Office 737 4110.

Pat Kearney and family wish to convey their grateful thanks for the many Mass cards and messages of condolence. Sincere thanks to Fr Tim, Fr Charles, Aidan and Debbie for their prayers and guidance. A Mass of thanksgiving will be offered for all your intentions.

Adoremus National Eucharistic Pilgrimage & Congress . Eucharist is… a challenge to become what we receive. In  receiving Holy Communion at Mass and in saying “Amen” to the declaration that this is the Body of Christ, we accept the challenge Saint Augustine told us this is: to become what we receive. We walk as a body of people with Christ at its head and centre, showing us the way. We walk as a body of people in which each plays a part. We walk together as one body in which each part is needed and each valued.


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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Upcoming Walking Group

CTMH Social Walking Group August

Dowry Tour

A short film on the Dowry Tour visit to the Metropolitan Cathedral.

If you missed the visit it will be visiting other cathedrals. Please visit for more details.

Dementia friendly afternoon tea and sing along

There is another afternoon tea with entertainment and a sing-a-long this Friday 27 July 2018 2:00pm-4: 00 pm in St Mary's parish hall. The event is open to all and particularly those people living with dementia and their carers. There is no charge, but donations will be gratefully received. All welcome!


Whitechapel Centre

At the Whitechapel Centre, homeless people are able to take a shower and wash their clothes. However, a lot of the time their underwear, socks and trainers have to be thrown away. The Whitechapel Centre would be very grateful for any donations of men's and women's underwear (smaller sizes), socks and trainers especially size 5/6 women or size 9 men).

Also although we all enjoy the sunshine it can lead to dehydration, heat exhaustion and sun stroke for people who are rough sleeping. The Whitechapel centre would welcome donations of bottled water and sun cream for us to distribute to their clients. Thank you!

Pope Francis: Reflections on The Joy of Love (Amoris Laetitia)

Each week we will be providing an excerpt on the Pope's letter for you to read and reflect on. The reflections have been made available by the Archdiocese’s  Adult Faith Formation department.


"We encounter problems whenever we think that relationships or people ought to be perfect, or when we put ourselves at the centre and expect things to turn out our way. Then everything makes us impatient, everything makes us react aggressively. Unless we cultivate patience, we will always find excuses for responding angrily. We will end up incapable of living together, antisocial, unable to control our impulses, and our families will become battlegrounds”

(Amoris Laetitia 92).


How many times do you find yourself frustrated at the imperfections of others in your family? This week, when something doesn’t go your way (and there will always be something!) tell yourself to be patient and put it in perspective. Will it matter tomorrow.



Upcoming RYM meetings

Our final meeting before the summer break
Tuesday 31st July, 7:30pm, Fisher More Hall: RYM Young Adult Group. A session going deeper into the origins and meanings of two of the most well known and used prayers in the world... the Lord's Prayer and the Hail Mary. Followed by an end of year party in the Halfway House (or somewhere more exciting?! To be arranged!)
Coming Soon

RYM - Mass and Pub Sunday 5th August.

So we don't lose touch over the summer come and join us for Mass. Then we'll go to the pub. We'll meet at the church at 5.50.

RYM - Exam Prayer Vigil at St Mary's Church 

Wednesday 15th August at 7pm

Students, parents and grandparents are welcome to join us in a simple, reflective and prayerful evening in church, the evening before A Level exam results day. This is open to GCSE, A Level and any students awaiting results, their families and friends.

You can come for any amount of time - we'll have reflections, lighting candles, prayer, silence, adoration, etc.



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.

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 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.

Summer Organ Recitals at the Metropolitan Cathedral

Saturdays from 21 July to 1 September from 2.00pm-3.00pm.

The first of this summers organ recitals will be by Callum Alger, a third-year undergraduate at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. The programme comprises works by Bach, Couperin, Schumann, Elgar and Vierne. Admission is free with a retiring collection.

 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

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.


Saturday 6 October 2018. Both these training days take place at Irenaeus, 32 great Georges Road, Waterloo, L22 1RD. If you are interested, please contact the parish office.

Restored Lives:

The Restored Lives course is a series of six meetings starting on Wednesday, 19th Sept. The course is for any person who has been impacted by the end of a serious relationship whether separated, currently going through a divorce or already divorced, either recently or in the past. Meetings are free, confidential, informative and affirming. For further details please contact Maureen O’Brien on 07967 753371 or Jacqui Selleck on 07793 825815.

 Nugent Charity Shop Appeal


Dementia friends – providing information sessions

Adoremus booking information


What is a Chalice

What is Benediction


 What is Adoration


New website for Kinnoull Monastery

The Redemptorist Centre for Spirituality Kinnoull have just launched their new website, why not check it out go to

The Cathedral at 60 Hope Street

Back by popular demand! There will be an Autumn Supper at 60 Hope Street for all Cathedral visitors, parishioners and friends. The date is Wednesday 3 October from 7.00pm so pop it in your diary now. To reserve your name on the guest list please contact Claire at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 Synod 2020-on the road together

Thank you for welcoming Fr John last weekend. The next pulpit swap will be in November.

Remembrance 100 Logo MediumWWI Remembrance resources:

There has been a coordinating group hosted by Hope Together collating various partners, including some member churches of CTE, to provide WWI Remembrance resources: There has been a coordinating group hosted by Hope Together collating various partners, including some member churches of CTE, to provide resources as we remember WWI. Many hundreds of local groups of churches will be working together, in partnership with schools, Local Authorities, British Legion etc. They will be promoting prayer together for peace, hope and reconciliation during the 100 days that will run  from August 4th  to November 11th

For more information visit 

Mission in the Economy Vacancy

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Why Catholics should attend the Eucharistic Congress


Retirement Mass for Mr Rippon of SFX College


For the children of Our Lady's Bishop Eton

Bishop Eton School's Twitter Feeds.

Please note that from the next academic year the school will be using a single Twitter account, the posts will be tagged so you can identify for instance the music posts.

Mary Poppins

The next BEAP production will be Mary Poppins.

SFX Key Dates 2018-2019 Academic year

SFX Key dates info for 2019 intake


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