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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   

11th 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.



Remembrance Sunday

As the centenary of the Armistice at the end of the First World, today carries very special significance. Like me, many of you will have direct connections with those who fought in what was supposed to be the war to end all wars. As we remember and have our special services at the War Memorials, I suggest we redouble our prayers for peace and vow to do all we can to end the conflict in our own lives 

The Redemptorists of the London Province lost two priests in the First World War Fr Bernard Kavanagh C.SsR and Fr Charles Watson C.Ss.R.  Recently Fr Richard visited Fr Kavanagh's grave in Jerusalem, see more on the Province website click here

Anniversary of the Foundation of the Redemptorists

Last Friday, the Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica, Redemptorists all over the world celebrated their 286th Birthday. At this time, Fr Michael Brehl, our General, has asked us to pray for God’s special blessing on our missionary vocation. His message for today (Redemptorist Vocation's Sunday) can be read by clicking here.

synod 2020 logoOpen Meeting:

There will be a meeting, open to all those who are interested, to reflect on the responses to our recent questionnaire and to select our parish representative for the Diocesan Synod in the Fisher-More Hall on Monday 19 November at 7.00pm. We will have an independent chairperson: someone who is not a parishioner and with a wealth of experience in the field has offered his services.

Please remember the questionnaire arose from Pope Francis’s letter to “The People of God” and Fr Michael Brehl’s letter to the Redemptorists. Both are available via our website.

SYNOD 2020 - where to find information

Fr Barrie O’Toole:

I managed to visit Fr Barrie last Thursday and we had some quality time together. His wonderful sister, Pat, cares lovingly for him and we are immensely grateful to her. He was in good form, but he is weaker and now needs a walking frame. He assured me that the medics are keeping him pain-free. He is very grateful for all your concern and your prayers and asked me to greet you all and assure you of his prayers for us.

Comings and Goings:

Fr Andrew has been in Madrid since Wednesday but returns this Sunday evening. Fr Charles will be making his personal retreat at St Beuno’s this week. Fr Henesy has made his usual speedy recovery from a second cataract operation and is already back in action.

Wednesday Lunch

The next Wednesday lunch will take place on 14th November at 12.30pm in the Fisher-More Hall. All welcome.

Volunteering and driving - please read.


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.

6pm Sunday Mass Reading Rota:

If anyone wishes to join the team please email the office as soon as possible as a new rota will be compiled in the new year.  

Parish Pastoral Group a message to all parishioners

The next core group meeting will take place on Wednesday 14 November at 8.00pm. Any items for the agenda that you would like discussed should be emailed to the office by Tuesday 13 November.   It would be great to know what issues and concerns you have. Please note that if you belong to a parish group there is someone there to represent you, if you prefer you can contact them directly with your questions/concerns. Click here for the contact emails. 


Justice and Peace Youth Group

Next meeting this Friday 6.30pm to 8.30pm at St Mary's for a session on Dementia Friends. Year five pupils and above 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.

Songs from the Shows

Friday 30 November at 7.30pm in the Fisher-More Hall in aid of Street Child Africa with Chance for Childhood. Tickets £12.50, include a hot supper and dessert, from Jean on 722 9833 or Cath on 07702 976 548.


If you would like to attend this event on 25 December 1.00pm-4.00pm in St Mary's Hall, you must contact Anita or Natasha at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 428 1108 by the 16 November at the latest so we have final numbers and can organise food & catering requirements.  Please also get in touch if you can help on the day - thank you.

Sunday 18 November - Christmas Bingo

The PTA at SFX College will be hosting a family Christmas prize bingo at 2.00pm. Adults £1.50 includes a free glass of wine and mince pie.  Free entrance for children.  Held in the school dining hall.

Ex Liverpool Notre Dame Association.

Mass for deceased members on 20 November at 2.00pm, 266      Woolton Road. To attend ring Norah Burns on 259 0611.

Mrs Doyle   - Thank you

Mrs J Doyle would like to thank people for their prayers and cards following the death of her husband. A Mass will be said for your intention.  


Please check out all the posters in the porch for extra events, courses and information.

Also, see 'Items not in Paper Version of the bulletin below'

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BE Alive

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

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 For the latest from CTMH please click here.




Pizza and Pub Quiz. Meet at 7:15pm this Tuesday 13 November at the Elephant, Woolton for 2for1 pizza (other meals available) then a Fun Pub Quiz afterwards. Please let us know if you are coming, as we need to book a table for the exact number.

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)


St Mary's will be hosting a  'Christmas Special' Afternoon Tea and singalong on Friday 30 November 2018 2:00pm-4:00pm in the parish hall. This event is open to all and especially those people living with dementia and their carers.


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.


"At these times (of family crises), it becomes all the more important to create opportunities for speaking heart to heart."

(Amoris Laetitia 234)


All families face crises, it is part of our human condition and rather than retreating into silence, we are invited to name the challenges we face so that we can face them together. 


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.  


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 will be a concert commemorating the end of the first world war on 17th November.

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

 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.

 ‘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



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.



Bishop Eton School Christmas Fair




Join us for a local walk from Chester to Bache on Saturday 1 December 2018. For further details see the notice board in porch.  There is an optional meal available after the walk.


Will take place on Friday 30 November from 7:00pm. Tickets £15.00 available from St. Peter’s Hub on 0151 428 6810 or Andy on 07966033648. Soft Drinks provided bring your own alcoholic drinks.


At Christ the King church Thursday 6 December -Saturday 8 December. If you have a Crib or Nativity with a story to it and you would like to display it. Contact the office on 722-2231. The festival is to raise funds for the Bethlehem Crèche in the Holy Land.


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