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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   

3rd February 2019

4th Sunday of Ordinary Time (C)


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  (No Exposition before funerals.)

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. 



This Sunday afternoon at 3.00pm in the Cathedral Archbishop Malcolm launches the Synod by commissioning all the delegates who will be representing the wider community of priests and people.

Please pray for God’s blessing on this venture as the process of listening and formulating propositions begins in earnest.


Tomorrow evening, Monday 4 February at 7.00pm. Please do come along and share with the Core Team your hopes and expectations especially in relation as to how we prepare for the Synod.


I am convinced that the arrival of our Syrian family is one of the greatest blessings our parish could have received. The energy and goodwill that it has unleashed is remarkable.

In company with the family, a good number of the team were able to accept the invitation to visit Penny Lane Mosque last Saturday evening. It is hard to put into words the wonderful welcome we received and the atmosphere of goodwill that pervaded the whole event.

Perhaps it is best summed by the fact that, when he spoke, the Imam concentrated on two of the ninety-nine titles of God, namely those which relate to MERCY and PEACE: echoes of Pope Francis?

Some of the Resettlement Team will be speaking at the Tutu Centre for War and Peace Studies at Liverpool Hope University.   All are welcome. Full details below.

Welcoming refugees: Community challenges and perspectives 
Liverpool Hope University, Hope Park Campus 12.00 – 1.30pm

An event arranged by the Tutu Centre for War and Peace Studies at  Hope Park Campus, Room LTC-A (Lecture Theatre A).   All Welcome.


Nadine Daniel, National Refugee Welcome Coordinator, Archbishops Council 

Sean Ryan, National Caritas Community Sponsorship Coordinator

Members of the Bishop Eton Resettlement Group.

Natalia Vibla and Zaki Nahaboo, lecturers in the School of Social Science, Liverpool Hope University


The priests of the Pastoral Area are once again swapping pulpits!


We are looking for more people to help with the cooking at Bishop Eton. Both of our cooks are faced with changing domestic circumstances. At present we have two cooks on sixteen hours a week. Anyone interested, please contact either Fr Tim or Fr Andrew. Thank you.

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The month collection will take place after all Masses today. Thank you for your generosity. 

Also please remember the SVP food collection. You can please donate items via the Monastery weekdays 10.00am—6.00pm. Cans, pasta, rice and non-perishables gratefully accepted. Thank you.

Parish Coffee Morning

Today after the 10.00am Mass in the Fisher-More Hall. We need more volunteers to join the rota to setup, serve and put away. If you would like to join the team, please contact the parish office. Any help would be gratefully received.

BE Alive magazine.

Please take your free copy with Parish news and dates for your diary.

Articles from parishioners are always welcome. If you have something to say email it in!


RYM 18-40 young adult group meets again!

Today at the 6.00pm Mass at Bishop Eton, followed by food and drinks at Childwall Abbey pub.

On Tuesday - 7.30pm in Fisher-More Hall he first in a series of  talks called "Why do Catholics believe that?" The first session will focus on the Catholic view of Mary. It will be led by a well-known Catholic speaker.  This will be followed by discussion, activities, and social time.

For more details contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  make friends on Facebook Natasha Anita RYM or search for Liverpool Young Catholic Adults on Meetup.

BELL: Bishop Eton Lending Library

The Bishop Eton Lending Library will be open 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.



Redemptorist Lay Associates

The group will meet in the Hughes Room on Saturday 9 February at 10.00am. If you are interested, please come along and find out more.


Child readers workshop:

On Saturday 9 February at 3pm in the church, there will be an hour’s workshop for children who are currently reading or would like to join the family readers rota.

Beyond Sunday:

You are warmly invited to our meeting on Sunday 10 February after 10.00am Mass, in the Fisher-More Hall. We hope this will be an opportunity to enjoy each other’s company, and to strengthen bonds in our parish community. Invites can be found at the back of the church along with more details. All welcome.


Celebration of Marriage and Family Life:

Marriage & Family Life Mass

This will take place at 11.00am on Sunday, 17 February at the Cathedral. Archbishop Malcolm McMahon will preside and it is hoped that many people will come to give thanks for the great blessings that flow from marriage and from loving relationships especially couples preparing for marriage, the newly married and those celebrating significant anniversaries in 2019. Refreshments served in the Gibberd Room afterwards.  All welcome

J&P 'Table Sale'

The table sale was a great success raising £1285 for Project Zimbabwe. Thank you for your generosity and support. 

Divine Mercy Prayer Group

The Divine Mercy Prayer Group meets at 7.30pm in the Hughes Room and everyone is welcome.


Support from the Archdiocesan Marriage and Family Life Department.

Meetings are held in February and September in small groups and are free, confidential, informative and affirming. They are available to any person who is going through, or has gone through, a relationship breakdown contact: Maureen 07967 753 371 or Jacqui 07793825815. More info to follow.

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Items not in the Paper Version of the Bulletin.   


The four Synod Questions


Our Synod Rep is Andy Finch you can contact him via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Come and join the Pastoral Area Clergy this Wednesday for evening prayer on 6 February in Hope University Chapel at 6:00pm.

Diocesan Directories:

The latest Archdiocesan directory can be found in the porch priced at £3.50 .

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.

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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

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Jeremiah 1:4-5, 17-19; 1 Cor 12:31-13:13; Luke 4:21-30)

We reflect God’s love

Through our marriage we become a living flesh and blood sacrament of our Church!  Saint Paul says ‘be ambitious for the higher gifts’.  Our love isn’t just a warm feeling but an action; it flourishes in being given attention to and nurtured. In this way, we become a sacramental ‘sign’ of God’s love for our children, family, friends and Church.

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. 

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, 22 February 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:

Free Dementia Workshops


Music Makes us Move


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.

 Barn Dance /Ceili

Barn Dance

Vocations Weekend for Young Women 

Theme: Follow your Heart, Discernment and Vocation, 15-17 February, Liverpool.

The weekend is organised by the sisters, Faithful Companions of Jesus (FCJ). If you are wondering if God is calling you to religious life and would like to find out more why not come along? You are welcome to stay for the weekend or just come along on Saturday for the day. There will be opportunity for prayer, reflection and input, chance to ask questions and to meet others who are also wondering whether God is calling them.

For more information contact Sr Lynne fcJ at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or visit the website

Mass in Honour of Our Lady of Lourdes

This will take place at Christ the King Church, Queens Drive at 7.30pm on Monday, 11 February. All welcome.

Our Lady of Lourdes Poster Feb 2019


Cathedral Concert Society

Through the year the Concerts Society perform many concerts at the cathedral. To see what is planned for 2019 visit 

Vocations Event


The next meeting of the Cathedral Book Club will be Thursday 28 February at 7.00pm in the Gibberd Room. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins will be discussed. All Welcome 

Rome Reports on World Youth Day


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