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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   

30 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: 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.


Pause for breath

We have successfully celebrated Adoremus and given thanks for the blessings surrounding the ‘World Meeting of Families’ and Pope Francis’s visit to Ireland.

Also, I am grateful to have had the opportunity in the last few months to have been able to exercise our special Redemptorist charism by preaching Novenas in London and Dublin as well as spending a few days with the Military Chaplains.

As we move into the autumn I would like to continue to take stock with you as to how best we can plan the immediate future of our two parishes.

We will review the results of the consultation  (listening) process in St Mary’s and the continuing consultation in the Archdiocese as we look forward to the Synod in 2020.

Meanwhile, the Redemptorists are continuing to encourage us to plan thoughtfully for the future and this week we will know the names of the confrères who will meet for our Provincial Chapter in January. We will remain positive and focused because the Lord promised he would always be with us and his peace is the gift which puts everything into perspective.

Synod for Youth: Please pray for the Synod for Youth in Rome, which will be attended by a number of Redemptorists, including Bishop Ralph Heskett, our bishops’ representative.

The Venerable Fr Bernard Łubieński, CSsR: You are welcome to take the leaflets and prayer cards about this remarkable man, who joined the Redemptorists in this country and re-founded the Congregation in Poland.

The Funeral of Margaret Mary Milne RIP will take place on Tuesday 2 October at 12.00 noon.

The Funeral of Brenda Jennings RIP will take place on Wednesday 3 October at 12.00 noon.

The Funeral of Alan Davidson RIP will take place on Friday 5 October at 12.00 noon.

The Annual Mass Count continues today for all   Masses. The help of the collectors is very much appreciated. Slips to note the numbers are available in the Sacristy.

J&P Youth Group will be meeting on Friday 5 October at 6.00pm in the Fisher-More Hall.

CAFOD Family Fast Day on Friday 5 October. CAFOD invite us to eat simply and to give the money we save to help those in need. Envelopes are available in the porch. There will also be a collection after all Masses for CAFOD next Sunday 7 October.

Holy Hour Adoration at 7.30pm on Friday 5 October. Please come and join us.

Altar Servers Training: For children in year 5 and above who would like to become an Altar Server, and any current Servers who would like to come along on Saturday 6 October at 11.00am until 11.50am in Church.

Friends of the Holy Land Mass for peace and justice for our fellow Christians in the Holy Land will take place on Saturday 6 October at 12.00 midday.

Parish Quiz Night next Saturday 6 October at 8.00pm for 8.30pm start. All welcome.

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

BELL: Bishop Eton Lending Library, meet this Wednesday, in the Hughes Room 2.00pm—4.00pm.


RYM: This Tuesday 2 October in the Fisher-More hall at 7-30pm then into Bishop Eton church.  Mini-retreat evening –with a focus on St Alphonsus’ life and spirituality.  Sunday 7 October is our monthly RYM Mass arrive at 5.50pm so we can sit together.  We will go for a drink afterwards.

Project Zimbabwe: Tickets on sale after all Masses next Sunday for a meal at Eton Place on Thursday 25 October at 7.30pm. £20 each.

Street Child Africa with Chance for ChildhoodLunch 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.

One World Group Fundraiser Meal at 60 Hope Street on Sunday 14 October. Tickets £25 and include a welcome drink. Contact Sara 07947 120 371 or Cath 07866 798 158.

St Mary’s - Rome/Assisi Pilgrimage 28 October 2019: A couple of places are still available for this wonderful pilgrimage next year. If you would like to join us, please contact Ann O’Neill at St Mary’s for a booking form.


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.       

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.

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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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.


“Love bears every trial with a positive attitude. It stands firm in hostile surroundings. This ‘endurance’ involves not only the ability to tolerate certain aggravations, but something greater: a constant readiness to confront any challenge. It is a love that never gives up, even in the darkest hour”

(Amoris Laetitia 118).


Every family endures hard times. Recall one such hard time and try to see what good God may have drawn out of it for your family, or, if you can’t see that yet, what you hope he will draw out of it.


Sunday 7 October 3:00pm at Otterspool Promenade. Praying for Faith, Life and Peace- contact Richard Benson 428-3289 or Monica Lowe 428-4332.


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 taken place in Kerala in southern India. Hundreds of people have been killed and many more are missing; countless homes have been washed away.

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

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.

 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

 Archdiocesan Job opportunities

The Archdiocese is looking for 6 Pastoral Area Associates click here

Parish Administrator Chorley  click here

Parish Housekeeper Chorley  click here

2020 Synod Administrator  click here

Our Lady's Gateacre First Friday Film Night:

On Friday October 5th, 7pm, Romero Room “The Lady in the Van” staring the wonderful Maggie Smith. Doors open 6.30pm, tea, coffee, popcorn supplied. Feel free to bring your own snacks. All welcome!

St John Vianney Parish Club Event

An evening of Motown, Saturday, 20 October, tickets £6 available from the Club.


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Feast of  St Therese of Lisieux

The 1st October is the Feast of our Pastoral Area Patron St Therese of Lisieux. Here is a prayer in her honour

As we honour St Therese of the Child Jesus and seek her intercession, may we have the confidence and love to stand fully in the light of your presence so that the beauty of the Gospel may expand our hearts and open us to the gifts of your Holy Spirit. Amen



Archbishop Malcolm McMahon will host an evening for men who may be wondering if they are called to serve as deacons and what the formation involves. Wives, priests and deacons are also welcome. Please come along to St Mary’s Parish Centre, Broadfield Drive, Leyland, PR25 1PD on Tuesday 20 November from 7.30pm – 9.00pm. Refreshments will be available from 7.00pm. For more information or further details please call 0151 522 1042 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

BBC Music Resource aimed at people with dementia

App to help keep the brain active

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


A new art group is starting: Painting is where happiness lies, come and join us at ST MARY’S HALL on Tuesday 23 October 2:00pm- 4:00pm cost £3. Places are limited!  To book contact Linda on 07922736537 or 0151- 208-0914.


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 we are offering an opportunity for this to happen. We are holding 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 015- 722--2271 or call in to the Cenacle. Leaflets are available at the back of the church.


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