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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   

4th November 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-11.45am 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.


Exchange of Deacons (Pastoral Area Initiative):

This weekend we welcome Deacon Sean O’Donovan (Christ the King) to our parish. Just as we swapped priests a few months ago, so it was agreed that a similar initiative with the deacons would encourage us to think about the need for more and more collaborative ministering to one another. It may be that this will inspire some in the parish to consider the vocation of the permanent diaconate.

If so, you can always contact Fr Chris Fallon, on 07932 648221) for more information or you may be interested in the evening described below :

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 emailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



synod 2020 logoQuestionnaire:

‘Thank you’ to the few hundred in both parishes who took the trouble to return the questionnaires. We have done an initial analysis and obviously one of the key questions concerned whether we should arrange a meeting to discuss the issues.

Fascinatingly, while the majority said the parishes should address the issues, less than half said they would attend a meeting.

Because there is another issue which needs addressing – namely finding a representative from each parish, plus others from the pastoral area to be members of the Diocesan Synod – may I suggest that we have meetings, sensitively exploring what you wish to talk about and seeing whether members for the Synod emerge in the course of the discussions?

I will propose dates next weekend.

SYNOD 2020 - where to find information


November 9th (Dedication of the Lateran Basilica):

Next Friday is a special day for the Redemptorists because it marks the 286th Birthday of the Congregation. Our Father General has asked the confrères across the world to use next Sunday as a special day of prayer for our missionary vocation. I hope we can keep this intention in mind, but I am very conscious that next Sunday marks the centenary of the Armistice that brought the First World War to an end. It will be a very special Remembrance Sunday and we will have our annual services at the War Memorials in both parishes.

Comings and Goings:

This weekend, Fr Andrew is away for the second of three successive weekends on Marriage Encounter business. Fr Henesy had a second cataract operation on Friday and one or two or the community have been under the weather during the past week. Hopefully, with the help of the visiting deacons, we will manage.

The Funeral of William Jervis RIP will take place on Friday 9 November at 12.00 noon.

SVP monthly collection will take place after all Masses today. Thank you for your generosity.

Parish Coffee Morning today:

The Parish Coffee morning will take place after the 10.00am Mass.  Also, the Repository with Advent and Christmas items. All profits going to Project Zimbabwe. Please remember that you can also purchase Fr Michael's paintings will all proceeds going to Project Zimbabwe.Click here

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

Wine Tasting:

The One World Group are holding a wine tasting fundraiser on Friday 23 November at 7.30pm, in Fisher-More Hall. Tickets are £15 inc a cheeseboard platter and are available from Cath 07866 798 158 or Sara 07947 120 371 and Monastery reception.


 Kevin Harvey (the Archdiocese H&S Representative) has flagged up an issue that has arisen in some Parishes. If you do any regular jobs at the church OTHER than at Mass times (eg cleaning, counting money, reception duty etc) and you DRIVE to church, please inform your motor insurers that you do voluntary work at the church. There should be no increase in your premium. There have been instances of Parishioners who have had traffic accidents coming out of the church and their insurers have not settled the claim due to being unaware of the drivers’ voluntary duties.

Knights of St Columba Charity Social Evening at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Club, High Park St. Featuring   Freddie Lloyd Bingo and Raffle. 8.30pm, Saturday 10 November. Admission £5 at door.

Ex Liverpool Notre Dame Association. A Mass for deceased members will be offered on Tuesday 20 November at 2.00pm in the Convent Chapel, 266 Woolton Road. If you wish to attend please ring Norah Burns on 259 0611.

Christmas Day: 

There will be a meal hosted on Christmas Day this year in St Mary's Hall from 1-4pm. It is a collaborative community event hosted by RYMSt Mary's & Bishop Eton's SVP, St Peter's Woolton, St James' Woolton & Woolton Community Life and will be sponsored by Tesco in  Woolton.

A meal is being provided free for anyone who will be on their own Christmas Day irrespective of religion or income. It is not a charitable event, simply a way of offering fellowship & community on such an important day of the year.

If you would like to attend or volunteer help at some point during the day, please contact Anita on 428 1108 or 07387576741, Alternatively email Anita or Natasha at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., by 16 November please.

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Items not in the Paper Version of the Bulletin.       


Pastoral Area Prayer Wed 6 pm Hope Chapel:

All are very welcome to join the priest and parishioners from different parishes in Evening Prayer followed by tea/ coffee. As we journey with fellow Catholics through the Synod process we are reminded to hold each other in prayer. Why not come along and see what happens?

BE Alive

The November issue of BE Alive is now available click here for an electronic copy

Redemptorist Lay Associates

The next meeting of the Redemptorist Lay Associates will take place on the 10th November from 9am till 11am

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The Venerable Fr Bernard Łubieński, CSsR:

Please take a leaflet and prayer card from the porch. Any information about graces received through Fr Łubieński's intercession should be sent to Fr Andrew  (Fr Rector - Bishop Eton, Woolton Road, Liverpool UK L16 8NQ)

Archdiocesan Vacancies.

The Archdiocese is currently looking for a Parish Administrator in Southport and Parish Centre Managers in Kirkby and Netherton. Click on the links below for full information.

synod 2020 logoSynod Open Meetings:

If you missed the Synod Open meeting at Lace, then why not attend the meeting on November 7th at Holy Rosary Aintree. The Archbishop wants us to tell everyone we can about the Synod. Find out more about what is happening by going to this meeting.

Keep up to date with the preparations for the Synod at


If you missed Mass last Sunday you will have missed out on the fantastic news that we have been approved by the Home Office. 

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.


“Greater emphasis needs to be placed on the fact that children are a wonderful gift from God and a joy for parents and the Church. Through them, the Lord renews the world.”

(Amoris Laetitia 222)


Bringing up children involves both the wonderful experience of joy and giving and receiving love and affection and involves countless sacrifices.  A parent's responsibilities start from a child's conception onwards to adulthood and oftentimes beyond.  Each child is different from the other and come each in her or his own way to help us grow as both parents and as a family

A parent’s greatest desire for their children is to see them grow, be happy, be secure, flourish and to be fulfilled, to bring blessing to others and to our world, to be part of the family of God and to love God.

Reflect this week on how your child/children are unique gifts from God in your family and to share with your children why they are such a unique gift.


KSCThe 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.


  Nugent Charity Shop Appeal


Nugent Charity Shop Volunteers Required: 

Nugent is currently recruiting for volunteers to help support their Charity Shop in Allerton. Click on the link below for the full job description. For information please contact: Colin Pryor on 261 2041/ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

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

RADS - A Secondary Cause of Death 18.11.18

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.  

Concerts at the Cathedral

The Cathedral concert society offers a number of concert throughout the year There are 2 concerts coming soon which commemorate the end of the first world war.

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

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 



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 sessions will be held on

  • 13th November at Our Lady Star of the Sea.
  • 11th December at St Joseph & St Laurence  Bewley Drive Kirkby

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

Archdiocesan Training Courses:

  • 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.


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.

Cathedral Book Club

The next Cathedral Book Club will take place in the Gibberd Romm on 8th November from 7pm to 8pm. The book to be discussed is Do no harm. For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 ‘This is Me’

The link includes a downloadable form that carers of people with dementia may find useful. The aim is to make visits to unfamiliar places less stressful 


Adoremus Te

A Eucharistic Prayer Group for Young Professionals/Adults. Every Tuesday 6pm - 7:30pm. Starting Tuesday, 30th October 2018, Blessed Sacrament Chapel, Metropolitan Cathedral. This is a new prayer group set up by and for young professionals/adults and students seeking time with God through adoration, rosary & silent prayer. Please enter the Cathedral via the car park entrance.


Are you passionate about putting your faith into action, and helping the world’s poorest communities? If you want to help but don’t know how, look no further! CAFOD are on the lookout for helpers in this Parish who would be able to promote CAFOD’s work and activities, such as Fast Days and Campaigns. Volunteering is based around your mass attendance and not too time-consuming. Please contact Colette for details on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 07779 804 242.


 The link to the website of the Catholic Church in England and Wales is: 

This site provides access to some of the keynote speeches from the event.

The Redemptorist Youtube account has videos of Bishop Ralph's Homily and Fr Andrew's talk on the Redemptorist charism click here

35th CAFOD Fun Run/Walk 

Something to think about perhaps ...

taking place on Thursday, 27 December, Wavertree Sports Centre. Registration from 12 noon, starts at 1.00pm, various distances. More info from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Cafod Fun Run 2018


Sunday 18 November 10:00am – 12:30pm in St Mary’s parish hall. All welcome.

Gap Year opportunity with Animate

Walking in the Spirit

Cor et Lumen Christi Community, Wigton are pleased to be able to offer their next event “Walking in the Spirit” which will be held on the 24th-25th Nov in Preston. The conference is an opportunity to be inspired, encouraged and equipped to draw closer to our heavenly Father, so that walking in step with Jesus His Son, we can share the power and love of the Holy Spirit. For more information about the conference contact Niklas Carlsson on 016973 45623 or 07588 159 341

 Living Liturgy Event 27.11.18

Living Liturgy




They will be live in concert at St Peter’s Church, Woolton on Thursday 6th December at 7.00 pm.

Come join the African Children’s Choir as they perform in our community during their UK tour! They will be live at St Peter’s Church on Thursday 6th December at 7 pm. Experience a performance that shows the beauty, dignity and unlimited potential of each African child! A free-will offering will follow the Choir’s concert.

The African Children’s Choir melts the hearts of audiences with their charming smiles, beautiful voices and lively African songs and dances. The “Just As I Am” tour combines traditional hymns with African cultural sounds and a stunning visual story of God’s faithfulness. In spite of the tragedy that has marred their young lives, the children are radiant with hope, musically gifted and always wonderfully entertaining.





The work of writer and poet Wilfred Owen is the inspiration for a special programme of events in Birkenhead and Liverpool to mark the centenary of World War I in November. Widely considered to be one of the nation’s best-loved poets who captured the wartime experience on the front, Wilfred Owen spent his formative years in Birkenhead. The Wilfred Owen Commemoration 2018 takes place from 1 – 10 November and will celebrate his life and works, as well as remembering the many fallen or injured from across Wirral during World War I and more recent conflicts.

Details of all events, including ticket booking, can be found at 

Chatsworth reminder

A reminder  -  Money for the Chatsworth visit must be paid by the end of Monday 5 November 2018, please.
The cost for the coach and entrance to the house is £35 per person.
There are still a few places available.
Money should be left, in an envelope with your name and the event marked on it, at either the Monastery or St Mary's Presbytery.


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