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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

Web: Twitter: @Bishop_Eton Facebook: bishopeton

Parish Priest: Fr T Buckley C.Ss.R. 

Assistant:  Fr C Randall C.Ss.R.

Deacon J Keeley   

13th January 2019



Sunday Masses:

8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am,  6.00pm

Weekday Masses:

Monday - Friday: 7.00, 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 to Saturday.

No Rosary before funerals


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.


The Redemptorist Provincial Chapter has successfully concluded its business in Perth.

There is little change in the make-up of our Provincial Councils except to say that Fr Andrew will have even more work as the Second Consultor and we congratulate Fr Charles on his election to the team.

Discussions will take place in the coming weeks about how to organise the Province over the next four years, after which we will be part of a larger Province across Northern Europe.

It was a blessed and positive meeting and we return re-energised and confident that God's Spirit will continue to give us all the wisdom to discern what is the will of God. Thank you for your prayers.

BE Alive magazine.

Please take your free copy with Parish news and dates for your diary. Articles from parishioners are always welcome. If you are a member of any parish group or attend a parish event and would like to do a writeup about it please email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

Matthew’s Gospel:

Bible Study starts again on Monday 14 January in the Hughes Room at 2.00pm—3.00pm. 


The RCIA programme continues Tuesday 15 January.

Resettlement Group:

Many thanks to everyone who donated goods, bought and helped sell tickets for the Christmas Raffle which raised over £1500. 1st prize hamper went to Maureen, 2nd prize to Sue, 3rd prize M&S voucher to Terry.

ALSO… Overcome the January blues and attend the, Positivity and Wellbeing Injection talk by Christina Mitchell will take place in the Fisher-More Hall on Tuesday 15 January at 7.30pm. Tickets are available on Eventbrite search Liverpool and Happiness or click here.

Tickets are free of charge on understanding that attendees will make a contribution to parish charities within their means.

BELL (Bishop Eton Lending Library)

Bishop Eton Lending Library, meet this Wednesday, 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. All welcome.

Ecumenical Prayer Group

The Ecumenical prayer group will meet on Wednesday 16 January at 7.45pm—8.45pm. In the Hughes Room, Bishop Eton. All welcome

Benchmark Gig:

Friday 18 January in the Fisher-More Hall. Tickets on sale from the Monastery reception and are £10 each (inc a hot supper and apple pie). Money raised will be split between four parish charities. Please specify if you want a vegetarian meal when purchasing tickets.

Peace Sunday:

20 January, envelopes are available in the porch if you wish to donate. In preparation for peace Sunday you may wish to read Archbishop Malcolm's letter. click here. For other peace Sunday resources click here

During the week of prayer for Christian unity JUST MEET:

From 7.30pm to 9.00pm on Thursday 24 January at the Focolare house, 14 Sinclair Drive, L18. An invitation to drop in, and simply listen to and/or share with others something significant in your own faith journey. You may like to bring an object or picture that has meaning. All ages welcome. Tea and refreshments provided.

J&P 'Table Sale'

The J&P group will be holding a table sale on 27 January in the Fisher-More Hall, to raise funds for Project Zimbabwe. The Redemptorist 'Mavambo Trust' is struggling to survive in the present economic climate. Please donate any unwanted Christmas presents in the box in the porch.  The sale will be open after every Mass. 

Christmas Used Stamps

Please bring them to the Sacristy to support Redemptorist Mission Action.


RYM 18-40 young adult group

RYM young adult group meets every first Sunday of the month to go to 6.00pm Mass together at Bishop Eton. Please meet outside at 5.50pm. Followed by food and drinks together at Childwall Abbey. We also meet every other Tuesday evening (next meeting 22nd January) - in the Fisher-More Hall at 7:30pm - for more details contact   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Divine Mercy Prayer group

Each week the Divine Mercy group meets at 7.30pm in the Hughes Room and everyone is welcome.

SVP food collection

The SVP are collecting food via the Monastery weekdays 10.00am—6.00pm. Cans, pasta, rice and non-perishables gratefully accepted. Thank you.

Mass Intentions.

Please note that every effort will be made for Masses to be said on days and times requested but due to the large amount of requests this will not always be possible. Mass intentions that cannot be said publicly will, as far as possible, be given to one of the Redemptorist confreres.

Our Lady's Bishop Eton Primary School - Admissions Consultation 2020:

A consultation will run between 3 December 2018 and 25 January 2019. For more detailed information please see the school's website, under Key Information, Admissions 2020.

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synod 2020 logoSYNOD 2020 what you need to know

SYNOD 2020 Process overview:

  • Oct 2017 – Sept 2018 – time of prayer.
  • 2018 – Sept 2019 - time of listening and discernment.
  • Oct 2019 – Oct 2020 – themes to be developed into proposals to be voted on at the Synod in October 2020.

SYNOD Membership:

Each priest in active ministry will be a member and each parish will elect a SYNOD member. Our SYNOD member is Andy Finch

Each Pastoral Area will have and additional 8 members. All in all, the SYNOD will have 500 members with voting rights.

Members will be trained in discernment and go back to their parishes to listen to the concerns, needs, and reflections of their local community. From these conversations around the diocese, the themes of the Synod will emerge and Members will take these back to their local community where they will begin to be formulated into the concrete proposals that the Synod will vote upon.

The Pastoral Development Group have been looking at a Parish Synod member, a parish Synod Group and Pastoral Area Synod members. Please keep all this in your prayers.

SYNOD  2020 Where to find Information

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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)


Kevin Harvey (Archdiocesan H&S Officer) flagged up an issue that has arisen in some parishes around the archdiocese. There have been instances of parishioners who have had traffic incidents travelling to and from church and their insurers have not settled the claim due to being unaware of the drivers’ voluntary duties. If you do any regular jobs at, or on behalf of the church (e.g. cleaning, counting money, Eucharistic Ministers visiting the sick and housebound etc.) and you use your car, please inform your motor insurers that you do voluntary work at church. There should be no increase in your premium, but it is still advisable to inform them. Thank you

Marriage Matters Reflections for this week

A Reflection from Marriage Matters ( for the Feast of the Epiphany

The Baptism of the Lord (Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7; Acts 10:34-38; Luke 3:15-16, 21-22)

Being what we promised to be

Today’s feast tells us who Jesus really is; it calls us to be what we promised at our wedding – a sign to the world of God’s love for all of us.   At the core of this commitment is the undertaking to trust our spouse with who we really are – feelings, thoughts, ideas; all that makes us who we are today. .

Nugent charity shop needs donations!

The shop is one of the most popular charity shops in the area, with a lot of regular customers and have sold over 40,000 items so far this year and raised over £90,000 for our community services. Our stock is going so fast we can't keep up! You can drop goods off at the shop on Allerton Road, or we can collect from you. Our drivers collect on Thursdays, please call Jeanette to arrange a collection on 737 2951. 


World Meeting of Families Newsletter 

The latest version of the newsletter can be read by clicking here.


The next date for the Cathedral Walking Group will be on Sunday 27 January 2018 Meet at 12.30pm at the Cathedral Car Park. Further details from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. New walkers are always welcome.


The Archdiocese is currently consulting on proposed changes to Admissions Policies from Autumn 2020. For our school this will affect children who wish to start at Much Woolton Catholic Primary School from September 2020. A copy of all attached documentation to this page is available on request from the school office. Any comments on these proposals should be made in writing to the Co-Chairs of Governors, Miss C. Chapman and Mrs E. Skyner Andrews via the school office as well as to the Archdiocese of Liverpool whose contact details can be found on the proposal documentation. Information can also be found at 

St Wilfrid’s ‘Living Christ’ Retreat 

As we enter a New Year perhaps it’s time to stop and think about your faith journey last year and plan for the forthcoming one.

St Wilfrid’s are holding their annual January “Living Christ Retreat”, this provides an opportunity for reflection and planning of your faith in a comfortable, supportive and non-judgemental atmosphere. Are you up for the challenge?

This years retreat will be held on Friday/Saturday, 18/19 January 2019 Holy Trinity School Banks Road, Garston

For further information, please telephone,

Sue Faulkner on 0151 427 6518/0796 204 0253 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Stella/Maurus O’Donnell on 0151 427 3386 email,This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Cathedral Volunteer Opportunity

The Cathedral is looking for a volunteer to work as secretary to the Education Service at the Cathedral. This involves a few hours each week liaising with schools and checking the Cathedral Diary. Anyone interested should contact Sean Murphy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

They are looking at someone starting before the end of January and their present secretary would be available to induct a suitable applicant.

Nugent Signed Mass

A signed Mass for the deaf community is held on the first Sunday of the month at Christ the King Church, Queens Drive at 4.30pm.


Monthly Dementia Friendly Afternoon Tea And Singalong 

Last Friday of the month at St Mary’s Woolton. Next session will be on Friday, 25 January at 2.00pm-4.00pm in the parish hall. Everyone is welcome and specially those people living with dementia and their carers


A very useful resource for people living with dementia can be found at:


The Senior Caregivers Alliance have suggested the following website which carers may find useful:

St Julie’s Open Evening 

ST JULIE’S CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL: Thursday 24 January 3:30pm-6:00pm Sixth Form Open Evening.


There is a meeting with Archbishop McMahon for any men interested in becoming a Deacon on Monday 28 January at 7:30 pm in St Anne’s, Overbury Street, L7 3HJ. Deacons and their wives and Priests are also welcome to attend.

St Mary's Parish Walk

The walk will take place on  Saturday 2 February and it is a flat walk of just less than 5 miles starting at the Ring ‘O ’Bells, Daresbury. The walk is expected to finish about 3:30pm and the Ring ‘O’ bells serves food all day and a meal has been arranged immediately after the walk. Details will be available in the porch next week. All welcome!


The next meeting of the Cathedral Book Club will be Thursday 24 January at 7.00pm in the Gibberd Room when we shall meet to discuss Flesh and Blood by Stephen McGann.' All welcome.


Due to the popularity of their Christmas Workshops, the cathedral  are intending to offer creative workshops leading up to Easter. They will start on Tuesday 5 March from 1.00pm – 4.00pm in the Gibberd Room and will last for 6 weeks.

You will be working with fresh flowers and greenery from the garden for 3 of the weeks and will be making unique decorations to hang in your home or parish for 2 weeks.

On one of the weeks we will be holding a masterclass in making your own jewelry.

The first session on 5 March is ‘Welcome Spring’.

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.. This is something not to be missed. It will be really good fun and you will learn a lot! Places are limited so sign up as soon as you can.


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