Our Lady of the Annunciation, Bishop Eton,
Woolton Road, Liverpool L16 8NQ
Served by the Redemptorists.
Archdiocese of Liverpool. Registered Charity No. 232709
Parish Priest: Fr T Buckley C.Ss.R.
Assistant: Fr C Randall C.Ss.R.
Deacon J Keeley
7th April 2019
FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT (C)
8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am, 6.00pm
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.)
Novena in honour of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour
Rosary: 11.30am Monday, Tuesday, Thursday to 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.
FROM FR TIM
THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION:
We come to the last two weeks of Lent and the countdown to Easter.
Once again I wish to give you every opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation if you wish. Therefore, we will try to provide confessors after the weekday Masses as well as celebrate our community acts of sorrow with the Reconciliation Services on the Monday (St Mary’s) and Tuesday (Bishop Eton) of Holy Week.
Please read my thoughts on all this in the article I have written for this month’s BE Alive.
NEXT FRIDAY 12 APRIL:
The Bishops of England and Wales have designated this as a day of prayer for victims and survivors of sexual abuse in the Church. (Reflections, prayer and intercessions are available on the Bishop Conference's website click here.)
I commend to you the early Mass at 7.00am (the noon Mass is a funeral) and also the Holy Hour at St Mary’s between 6.00pm and 7.00pm, which will focus on this intention.
COMINGS AND GOINGS:
We will keep Fr Charles in our prayers as he joins Fr Charles Corrigan for a Parish Mission in Norbury during the coming week. Fr Andrew is taking a well-deserved break this week after all his extra work with Marriage Encounter and our Provincial Council in recent times.
Peter Quinn RIP
The Funeral of Peter Quinn RIP will take place on Tuesday 9 April at 12.00 noon.
Mary Power RIP
The Funeral of Mary Power RIP will take place on Friday 12 April at 12.00 noon.
Marie Whelan RIP
The Funeral Service of Marie Whelan RIP will take place on Friday 12 April at 2.15pm.
SVP Monthly Collection
SVP monthly collection will take place after all Masses today. Thank you for your generosity.
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! For an electronic copy click here.
Parish Coffee Morning
The Parish Coffee Morning takes place after the 10.00am Mass today. Also, the Repository with all profits going to Project Zimbabwe. Easter cards and First Communion items for sale.
Parish AGM Report:
If you have not received a copy please collect one from the porch.
The Wednesday lunch will take place on 10 April at 12.30pm in the Fisher-More Hall. All welcome.
Angela D completed a walk from Childwall to Southport last Saturday in aid of the Bro Benjamin Feeding Project & Archie Lloyd Foundation. For anyone still wishing to sponsor, envelopes are available in the porch.
Could you knit/crochet for a sick person you may never meet?
The idea is that before you start knitting/ crocheting the blanket, or, as you make the blanket (either by yourself, or as part of e.g. a knit and natter group), you pray for the sick person who will eventually receive the blanket.
Specification: 60cm x 60cm, any colours, any wools. Blankets are given to each patient at Marie Curie by the chaplain.
For full details click here
Please bring any completed blankets to the monastery recept
SVP food collection
Please leave your donations at Monastery reception weekdays 10.00am—6.00pm. Cans, pasta, rice and non-perishables gratefully accepted. Thank you.
Every effort will be made for Masses to be said on days and times requested but this is not always possible. Mass intentions that cannot be said publicly will, if possible, be given to one of the Redemptorist confreres.
Faith in Action Scheme:
The National scheme has grown in strength and numbers since it was launched two years ago. This year 1100 young people are taking part. To assist with the award they are looking for individuals who might have a few hours free in May/June to help moderate the work the young people have done.
you will require no specific background in teaching, youth work, or religious studies: they are simply looking for people who can spend time looking at pieces of work and writing a short affirmation of the work the young person has done.
Mental Health Awareness session
Mental Health Awareness, Unbind them, let them go free (John 11:44).
An afternoon at LACE on Wednesday, 15 May, 2.00pm-4.30pm. Keynote speakers will be Father Conor Stainton-Polland who is Parish Priest of St Matthew’s and St Cecilia’s Parishes and is also Chair of the Wigan Family Welfare Charity and Kathy Devlin who is Clinical Manager at the Beacon Counselling Trust.
To book a place please contact the parish office
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.
For Redemptorist Community & vocations News
Twitter @RedemptoristsGB .
Items not in the Paper Version of the Bulletin.
PAINTINGS FOR ZIMBABWE
Fr Michael has painted another four paintings, the sale of which will go to Project Zimbabwe. To view all the paintings you can purchase click here.
Please visit the SYNOD website to complete the SYNOD2020 questionnaire: click here. Please encourage any friends or family who are not churchgoers to fill in the survey, all views are being sought.
Follow up to the 'Protection of Minors in the Church' Meeting
Following the “Protection of Minors in the Church”Meeting the Vatican announced concrete commitments and initiatives to protect children. You can find out more at http://catholic-ew.org.uk/Home/Featured/Vatican-Meeting-on-the-Protection-of-Minors/Safeguarding-Commitments
Cardinal Nichols reflections of the meeting can be viewed below
New App for 16-35 Year olds.
Download the GodCalls app to read the Gospel each day with inspiring reflective questions, access to a list of Catholic events for 16-35 year olds, prayers, saint stories and more: http://www.godcalls.co.uk
For the latest from CTMH click here.
Marriage Matters Reflections for this week
A Reflection from Marriage Matters (www.twoinoneflesh.org.uk) for this Sunday
Fifth Sunday of Lent (Isaiah 43:16-21; Philippians 3:8-14; John 8:1-11)
Let joy fill our hearts
Today is the first day of the rest of our lives! It is vital that we don’t carry past hurts with us, and are able to forgive and move on. We need to look at our faults and failings and seek forgiveness of each other first. This gives life and hope for our relationship. Let us strive for perfection – together.
Centre for Bioethics and Emerging Technologies PhD Funding
The Centre for Bioethics and Emerging Technologies (CBET) at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, offers a fully funded, full-time three year PhD programme commencing in September 2019. For full details click here
Closing date 26th April 2019
SUPPORT FOR ASYLUM SEEKERS NEWSLETTER
CTMR – Churches Together in the Merseyside Region have released a Support for Asylum Seekers - Newsletter.
Please click here to access a copy
Interdenominational Youth Gathering 8.4.19
HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS DAY:
The next Dementia friendly 'afternoon tea and sing-along will be held at St Mary’s parish hall on Friday 26 April from 2.00pm—4.00pm. All welcome especially those living or caring for someone with dementia.
BBC MUSIC MEMORIES:
A very useful resource for people living with dementia can be found at: https://musicmemories.bbcrewind.co.uk/
ARE YOU A CARER?
The Senior Caregivers Alliance have suggested the following website which carers may find useful: https://blog.taxact.com/tax-deductions-and-tips-for-seniors-and-their-families/
Cathedral Concert Society
Through the year the Concerts Society perform many concerts at the cathedral. To see what is planned for 2019 visit www.cathedralconcerts.org.uk
CATHEDRAL WALKING CLUB
Street and Prayer Pastors:
Liverpool City Centre is currently recruiting for new Street Pastors and Prayer Pastors. On Sat 6th April there will be an information morning from 10am to 12noon at St. Aiden’s Centre, 20 St James Road, L1 7BY. For more info Contact Mark Latham on 07729 001 331
CATHEDRAL - LADIES DAY
Back by popular demand. The event takes place on Saturday 29 June in the Crypt Concert Room from 4.00pm until 9.00pm. Tickets are £35 each and includes a glass of fizz on arrival, a 3- course summer meal and entertainment.
Stations of the Cross at Our Lady of the Assumption Gateacre
Each Fri during Lent at 11.30am there will be Stations of the Cross. A wonderful way of reflecting on our journey with God and God’s journey with us.
Good Friday pilgrimage walk
There will be a pilgrimage walk between the five churches in the area. 10:45 am - Refreshments at Our Lady of the Assumption and Good Friday Meditation then onwards to St Mark’s. More information to follow.
ST PETER’S WOOLTON LENT COURSE:
St Peter's Woolton is running a Lent Course about Whole Life Discipleship and will be based around Hebrews 12.
There will be six sessions, the first on Ash Wednesday, the rest on consecutive Thursdays from 14 March to 11 April. Each session will start at 8pm in the Centenary Rooms and include worship, input, prayer, and discussion.
The group will meet on the Mondays, and Wednesdays of Lent, all based on resources from the Bible Society. The Monday group will meet in the afternoon, which may be helpful for anyone who is unable to attend evening sessions. Full details can be obtained from St James’. Everyone is welcome at all sessions!
ANIMATE GAP YEAR
Finishing college/6th Form or University this year? Why not take a Gap Year working with over 10,000 young people?— Animate (@AnimateYouth) March 14, 2019
Animate is a great opportunity to develop and share your own faith, learn new skills and meet new people.
Interested? Get in touch! pic.twitter.com/fmacQQKQNF
Assistant to the Catholic Chaplaincy to Liverpool Universities
An opportunity has arisen for someone to work with the Catholic Chaplaincy team based at Philip Neri House, Catharine Street. Full details are available on the Archdiocesan website click here
Parish Centre Manager Warrington
A Parish Centre Manager is required at St Benedict's Parish Centre Warrington. For full details click here
Pray for victims of religious persecution
Rosary on the Coast
Rosary on the coast is back on Divine Mercy Sunday
Food for thought
Chance for Childhood visits Bishop Eton
Thank you so much @Bishop_Eton and @SL_Vineyard for the wonderful welcome in Liverpool 😊 Always so great to meet some of our amazing supporters! Together we will achieve #NoChildForgotten pic.twitter.com/1H7v54Wj6V— Chance for Childhood (@ChanceChildhood) April 4, 2019
There is more to a person than dementia
Let us tell you a story...— Dementia Friends (@DementiaFriends) April 2, 2019
This video serves as a good reminder that there is more to a person than their dementia:https://t.co/zIO2tsFR7I
Post-Synodal Exhortation to Young People
"Christus vivit": Post-Synodal Exhortation to Young People and to the entire People of God https://t.co/OzkJeu9YSr— Liverpool Archdiocese Synod2020 (@synod2020) April 3, 2019
ASYLUM LINK SPRING FUNDRAISER 26.4.19
ASYLUM LINK MERSEYSIDE is holding its regular fundraising charity concert on FRIDAY 26th April at 7pm at St Anne's RC Church, Overbury Street, Liverpool L7 3HJ. Tickets are £5 on the door or from Wendy 0151 709 1713