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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. 

Assistant:  Fr C Randall C.Ss.R.

Deacon J Keeley   

23 September 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 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 registration form. These can be found in the porch (or click here ) along with a Parish Directory. Hand your completed form into the parish office.


Greetings from the Emerald Isle…I am thoroughly enjoying the Novena at the Redemptoristine Convent in Dublin. The response has been encouraging and even more remarkable the number of people who tune into the webcam to follow the services: the last figure quoted was approaching three and a half thousand. The sessions, which include the celebration of Mass, are at 9.30am and 8.00pm each day. If anyone is interested the web address is . We finish on Tuesday evening and I return to Liverpool Wednesday night.

The Funeral of Steven Rosenthal RIP will take place on Wednesday 26 September at 12.00 noon.

The Annual Mass Count begins today and on each Sunday for the next four weeks at all Masses. The help of the collectors is very much appreciated for this task. Slips to note the numbers are available in the Sacristy.

Resettlement Project: We are working hard to make the house ready for our family but we are still in need of some items. If you are able to help please look at the Wish List on the Resettlement page click here and contact Romina with your donations, by email at   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Many thanks.

Week of Accompanied Prayer at the Cenacle 

After the inspiring time of ADOREMUS

  • Are you wondering how you may deepen your relationship with God?
  • Are you looking for a chance to reflect on your life; discover new ways of praying; to share your hopes and fears and have someone listen to you in confidence.

The Cenacle are offering an opportunity for this to happen. There will be a Week of Accompanied Prayer from SUNDAY 21 OCTOBER -SUNDAY 28 OCTOBER.

It involves meeting with your guide each day for about 30 minutes, and praying for 20-30 minutes each day on material they will provide.

To sign up or for further details please contact either JO BUSBY 07974891597 or SR WINNIE 0151- 722--2271 or call in to the Cenacle

Parish Pastoral Group. The next core group meeting will take place on Wednesday 26 September at 8.00pm. Any items for the agenda which parishioners would like to be discussed should be emailed to the parish office by Tuesday please.   

Women’s Group: Tuesday Lunch Talk on 25 September is by Marie Passey about Duke Street at 12.30pm in Fisher-More Hall, please bring your own lunch. ALSO...Wednesday 26 September a day’s walk through the parks led by Lydia. Starts at 9.45am for 10.00am from Allerton Hall. AND Macmillan Big Coffee Morning in Fisher-More Hall on Friday 28 September from 10.30am—2.00pm. 


RYM meeting: Tuesday 2 October in Fisher-More Hall, 7:30pm. If you are aged 18-40 come along to our mini-retreat evening – with a focus on St Alphonsus’ life and spirituality, praying with Mary, and time for Adoration, silence and reflection.

We will begin the evening in the Fisher-More Hall before moving across to the Church

Street Child Africa with Chance for Childhood: Lunch and talk  on Tuesday 9 October at 12.30pm. Margaret Guppy will talk about her book‘The Wainwright Legacy’depicting the development of services for the blind of Liverpool

Tickets £5.00 include sandwiches, homemade cakes and tea or coffee from Jean on 722 9833. Please see the poster in the porch for full details.

The new cohort for the Archdiocesan Diploma in Pastoral Ministry and Leadership to begin in January 2019 is now being recruited.  You can read more on the archdiocesan website click here. If you are interested, there is an Information Session on Tuesday 18 September at LACE from 7.15pm – 9.00pm. Please phone: 522 1040 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Archdiocesan Training Courses:

  • Bereavement Care Team/Ministry of Consolation - training on 17 & 24 October.

  • Lay Funeral Minister Training - 21 & 22 November. Do you feel called to be a Lay Funeral Minister?

Lay Funeral Ministers Training

If interested in any of the above and or to book with the Parish Office 737 4110. DBS will be required.

Responding to the Call Vocation Discernment Group. The next day of recollection will be on Saturday 13 October at St. John’s Presbytery, 13 Powell Street, Wigan, WN1 1XL. For information, contact Fr James Preston, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone: 727 2493.

Knights of St Columba Annual Steve Dooley walk

KSCKSC COUNCIL 9 -  will be undertaking their annual Steve Dooley Walk for charity next Sunday 30 September. Starting from the gates of the Albert Dock (opposite the Hilton Hotel) at 2:00pm and progressing along the riverfront, finishing at Liverpool Cricket Club for refreshments. Parishioners of all ages are most welcome to join in, including pram-pushers, dog-walkers and cyclists on what has become a real community event. There is even a backup car for those whose feet fail them! Envelopes are available in the porch and collected on the weekend of the 6 & 7 October. This year’s nominated charity is The Whitechapel Centre.

St Francis Xavier’s College: If you wish to make an application for a place for your son in Year 7, September 2019, please contact 288 1000 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Closing date is 31 October.

From CTMH: Thank you to all who supported the congregation at Dovedale this past week. The closing service on Sunday was a moving tribute to the congregation and a celebration of the 112 years of the church’s ministry.


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.       

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

Interested in becoming a Catholic or know someone who is?

We welcome inquiries from everyone.

You may be someone or know someone who has never belonged to any faith tradition or been baptised in another Christian faith. You may simply feel a sense of curiosity to find out more or you may have already decided to seek membership of the Catholic church. Whatever your starting point you are very welcome. Becoming and being a Christian is a journey of faith which takes place within our Pastoral Area community.

This course began on Tuesday, 18 September at 7.30pm and be held in the Hughes Room at Bishop Eton. Coffee will be served from 7.00pm.

The first meeting will be an introduction to the course and one another. If you are interested you are welcome to bring a friend along to the first meeting for support if you wish. 

Please get in touch with the parish office for additional information.

St Mary's and Bishop Eton Women's Group

For details of the events planned for the autumn take a look at the latest newsletter. Click here. 

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 For the latest from CTMH please click here.


Dementia friendly afternoon tea and sing along

The next dementia-friendly afternoon tea and sing along takes place on the last Friday of the month in St. Mary's Parish Centre.


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.


"A family marked by loving trust, come what may, helps its members to be themselves and spontaneously to reject deceit, falsehood, and lies.”

(Amoris Laetitia, 115)


In a trusting context, one has no need to hide. Children who grow up in this context will know that they will be accepted always, and so will have the courage to own up to shortcomings. Examine your conscience this week about whether you’ve fallen into suspicion, unfair judgment, or seeming to withhold your love due to a shortcoming of a family member.


St Mary's Parish Pilgrimage on  28 OCTOBER -2 NOVEMBER 2019:  still has a couple of places available. If you would like to go, please contact Ann O’Neill at the parish office for a booking form.


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.

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.

  Nugent Charity Shop Appeal


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 at 7.30pm. Tickets are £30 per person includes a glass of fizz on arrival, 3 courses and entertainment 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. 


SFX Key Dates 2018-2019 Academic year

SFX Key dates info for 2019 intake


 Maricourt High School - Come and See Day

Exciting news to brighten up ‘Autumn Days’. Maricourt High School are thrilled to welcome Fr Eamonn Mulcahy, as a keynote speaker at a Come & See day on Saturday 27th October. It will be held at Maricourt High School, Maghull with workshops by Fr Chris Thomas, Eileen T Snow, Dr Karen Groves and others. Please tell your family and friends.

CAFOD - Countering Consumerism:

 You are invited to join a CAFOD retreat. It is free and open to all, whether new to campaigning or have been with CAFOD for a long time.

Each retreat runs from 10 am to 4 pm book your place at or call 0303 303 3030

The Liverpool Retreat is on Sat 3rd Nov at Sandymount House of Prayer, 16 Burbo Bank Rd,

Blundellsands, Crosby, Liverpool, L23 6TH

Creative at Christmas Workshop

Last years Flower workshop was so successful that this year the Cathedral is running a 6-week course starting on Tuesday 6th November. 

13 November, ‘Heavenly Angels’

20 November, ‘Can be Altered’

27 November, ‘Woolley Wreath’

4 December, ‘Three Kings’

11 December, ‘Christmas Wreath’

 The course is £60 per person for the full 6 weeks. So sign up now and get your first list sent to you. To reserve your space and for any other details please contact Claire on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For full details click here

SVP LOGOKerala Floods - An SVP Appeal

Terrible floods have been taking place in Kerala in southern India. Hundreds of people have been killed and many more are missing; countless homes have been washed away and the monsoon season is set to continue until early September.

Kerala is the most Christian state in India – it has more churches than any other region.

The leading Catholic volunteering charity, the St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP), is very active there and they are doing great work helping the victims of the flood in local communities.

However, they desperately need funds.

Please contribute to the SVP’s Kerala appeal.

To donate visit, telephone 020 7703 3030 or send

cheques made out to SVP (write ‘Kerala appeal’ on the back) to SVP,

Romero House, 55 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7JB.

Please remember our sisters and brothers in Kerala in your prayers.

Thank you for your help and support.


The next date for the Cathedral Walking Group will be on Sunday 7 October where once again we will meet at 12.30pm at the Cathedral Car Park. Previous walks have been excellent! Further details from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

New walkers are always welcome.


 The next meeting of the Cathedral Book Club will be on Thursday 4 October at 7.00pm in the Gibberd Room. Details to follow.

100 Years of the War & The Suffragette Movement’.

The Ladies Group of the Parish of St John Vianney, Halewood, are holding a dance to commemorate ‘100 Years of the War & The Suffragette Movement’.  Taking place on Friday, 26 October in St Mark’s Parish Club, 7.30pm, tickets are £3 and will be available for purchase from next weekend in their churches St Mark’s or Holy Family or available by ringing their Parish Office on 486 9885.  This will be a fabulous evening when there will be a professional group ‘The Poppies’ performing music from that era, war dress optional and all proceeds will go towards their Parish Lourdes Fund and Help for Heroes.  Pay on the door also available

RADS - A Secondary Cause of Death

RADS November 2018 play is “Secondary Cause of Death”, a hilarious comedy thriller by Peter Gordon.

It’s 1939 and the aptly named Inspector Pratt arrives at the country house Bagshot Hotel The chaos that ensues is an Agatha Christie-type spoof. As the bodies pile up, can Miss Maple figure out who the murderer is before the audience does? Come along and find out!:

Wednesday 14th November - Saturday 17th November inclusive; doors open 7pm for curtain-up at 7.30pm.

Sunday 18th November Matinee: doors open 2pm for 2.30pm start.

Venue is Allerton U.R.C Hall (corner Booker Ave/Mather Ave L18 7HD)

Tickets (on the door): adults £7, concessions £6, children £3. Free programme and refreshments.  


Dementia Awareness sessions from House of Memories

Concerts at the Cathedral

The Cathedral concert society offers a number of concert throughout the year There are 3 concerts coming soon which commemorate the end of the first world war.

6th October - Of ar and Peace  (including a new instrumental version of 'For Valour')

10th November - In Remembrance.  

17th November - Destiny

For full details of these concerts visit their website where you will find full details of the concerts, ticket prices and booking information

St Wilfrid’s ‘Living Christ’ Retreat

St Wilfrid's parish is holding a 'Living Christ' retreat on Friday, 5 & Saturday, 6 October at Holy Trinity School, Banks Road, Garston. The Retreat lasts from 7.15pm to 9.30pm on the Friday and continues from 9.45am to 5.30pm on the Saturday. For further information, please telephone Sue Faulkner on 427 6518 or Stella or Maurus O’Donnell on 427 3386.

Asylum Link Fundraiser

World Youth Day 2019 – Social Media

CAFOD Autumn Fast Day

British Legion requests thank you notes for those who died in WWI

Women Peace and the Church

If you wish to book tickets for the below event, click on the image and you will be taken to the ticket section of Hope's website 



Volunteer opportunity with Nugent

Bellerive Open evening 

Bellerive is holding an Open Evening on 2nd October from 6-8pm.

Girls in Years 4, 5 and 6 and their parents are invited to find out what school life at Bellerive is about.

Animate… Inspiring Life and Soul 

Animate is the Youth Service of the Archdiocese of Liverpool and was set up as a response to people in the Diocese naming Youth Ministry as one of their top 3 priorities to be addressed. It was decided that the best way to address Youth Ministry in our Diocese was to set up a team of young people who could minister to other young people.

Each month they run a ‘Life and Soul’ service.  It consists of a period of Adoration accompanied by modern and traditional hymns.

The next 2 sessions will be held on

  • 2nd October at St John Stone Southport
  • 13th November at Our Lady Star of the Sea.

For further information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Pastoral Area Prayer:

The next Pastoral Area Prayer session will take place on Wed 3rd Oct 6pm Hope Chapel. Why not join the priests of the area in Evening Prayer and tea/coffee afterwards.

Synod Sunday: 

20th/21st Oct. will mark two-years until our diocesan synod. Information will be forthcoming of how we can all be involved.

Every parish in the diocese will be marking this two-year countdown with special activities. ….watch this space.

Our Lady's Gateacre Housekeeper:

New closing date Friday 5th Oct: Our Lady of the Assumption Presbytery. Six hours are worked per week on Tues-day and Thursday from 9.30am – 12.30pm. The salary is £2,730.00 per annum (equivalent to £8.75 per hour). The role entails cleaning (no cooking) and ensuring a pleasant environment to all who visit the presbytery. Applicants must have; experience of working in a similar role, flexible approach to duties undertaken, an appreciation for the need of sensitivity and confidentiality and the ability to work alongside administrators, volunteers and others   To apply, visit Alternatively, ring 0151 522 1102 for an application pack


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