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 Our Lady of the Annunciation, Bishop Eton,

Woolton Road, Liverpool L16 8NQ

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   

14th April 2019



Sunday Masses:

8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am,  6.00pm

Monday—Wednesday Masses: 

7.00am, 12.00 midday with opportunity for Sacrament of Reconciliation after each Mass


7.30pm  -  Reconciliation Service 

No Wednesday Exposition 

NO NOVENA — Novena Prayer will be said at midday Mass.

Morning Prayer 9.00am Thursday—Saturday

Maundy Thursday:

8.00pm  -  Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Good Friday:

11.00am -  Children’s Way of the Cross

3.00pm   -  The Liturgy of the Passion

7.30pm   -  Stations of the Cross

Holy Saturday:

8.30pm  -  Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday Masses:

8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am, NO 6.00PM MASS

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. 



Let us pray for one another that this will indeed be a holy week for each and every one of us.

I remind you that from the middle of the week the timetable changes radically.

We enter into the Sacred Triduum and in our liturgies accompany Jesus through his Passion and death. Then on Holy Saturday night we erupt with joy and celebrate the Resurrection.

Please do all you can to play your prayerful part with the community during these special days.


Monday 15 April at 7.00pm at St Mary’s

Tuesday 16 April at 7.30pm at Bishop Eton

Bearing in mind all that I wrote about this sacrament in BE Alive this month, please make every effort to share in these community acts of penance, reconciliation, and peace: we need each other in this context as in every other.

Gerard Rigby RIP

The Funeral of Gerard Rigby RIP will take place on Wednesday 17 April at 12.00 noon.

Sarah Crowe RIP

The Funeral Service of Sarah Crowe RIP will take place on Wednesday 17 April at 2.45pm.

Parish AGM Report:

If you have not received a copy please collect one from the porch.

Bereavement Support Group meeting

The Bereavement Support Group will meet on Tuesday 16 April from 2.00pm—4.00pm in the Hughes Meeting Room. All bereaved welcome

BELL: Bishop Eton Lending Library,

BELL meets 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 17 April 7.45pm—8.45pm. In the Hughes Room, Bishop Eton.

SCA New Clothes Sale and Coffee Morning:

Saturday 27 April 10.30am to 1.00pm in the Fisher-More Hall. Chain store samples for all with many items just £1.00. All proceeds in aid of Street Child Africa with Chance for Childhood.

SCA clothessale

Sponsored Walk

Angela D completed a walk from Childwall to Southport in aid of the Bro Benjamin Feeding  Project & Archie Lloyd Foundation. For anyone still wishing to sponsor, envelopes are available in the porch. 

SVP LOGOSVP food collection

Please leave your donations at Monastery reception weekdays 10.00am—6.00pm. Cans, pasta, rice and non-perishables gratefully accepted. Thank you.


Focolare Mariapolis Day:

Saturday 11 May 10.00am—5.00pm at Hope Chapel. Cards 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

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.

Moderation can be done in your own home and in your own time. If you would like more information, please contact Fr Simon Gore on 01744 740 467/ 01744 740 460 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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

The Catholic Chaplaincy

The Catholic Chaplaincy to the Royal and Broadgreen hospitals is looking for new volunteers to join their weekend teams. For more information please contact Fr Stephen Lee on 0151 706 2828 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

St Francis Xavier’s College - invigilators needed

SFX college is recruiting invigilators for the forthcoming public exams this summer. If you are interested please contact the Examinations Officer, Paula Davies at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.

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Items not in the Paper Version of the Bulletin.    


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.

synod 2020 logoSYNOD Questionnaire

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.


Mass Intentions

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.

 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

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:

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CTMH Updates

For the latest from CTMH click here.



Four ways to Prepare for Holy week

Pathways to God (/ is a website from Jesuit ministries, they have suggested a number of resources for Holy Week

 Praying with the readings of Holy Week Click here

A journey through Holy Week  Click here

Women of the cross Click here  (focusing on the women who accompanied Jesus leading up to the passion)

The Passion according to St Luke click here

For more of their Lenten resources click here

Marriage Matters Reflections for this week

A Reflection from Marriage Matters ( for this Sunday

Palm Sunday (The Lord’s Passion) (Isaiah 50:4-7; Philippians 2:6-11; Luke 22:14 – 23:56)

The Kingdom of God is a lifestyle choice

Today’s readings are deeply moving, calling us to what? Can we stand up for our marriages; make lifestyle choices, putting our marriage first? Joseph of Arimathea stood up for what he believed in, when others had run away. He lived in hope of seeing the Kingdom of God’. This kingdom is among us; let us choose it today – for us.

Service of Tenebrae

At the Metropolitan Cathedral on Sunday, 14 April, 7.30pm-8.30pm.

Tenebrae is Latin for “shadows” and refers to the gradual extinguishing of candles and lights as the service proceeds. All welcome

Good Friday pilgrimage walk

There will be a pilgrimage walk between the five churches in the area. 10:45 am - Refreshments at OLA and Good Friday meditation then onwards to St Mark’s.

City Centre Walk of Witness (Holy Saturday)

Saturday, 20 April, 2.00pm-4.30pm.

This city centre Walk of Witness is organised by the City Centre Mission and Ministry Group with the aim of bringing the Easter story to visitors and shoppers over the Easter weekend.

Starting from the Metropolitan Cathedral, the walk will wind its way through the city before finishing at Liverpool Parish Church with prayers & refreshments.

Along the route the walk will pause as prayers are said recalling Christ’s passion. All are welcome.

Easter Day Choral Evening Prayer

Sunday, 21 April, 3.00pm-4.00pm at the Metropolitan Cathedral

Choral Evening Prayer will begin in the Baptistry, symbolising the importance of water in the celebration of the resurrection and life of the Church.

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 


CTMR – Churches Together in the Merseyside Region have released a Support for Asylum Seekers - Newsletter.

Please click here to access a copy


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. 



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:

Cathedral Concert Society

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


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.


Archdiocesan Vacancies

 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 


Pray for victims of religious persecution

Rosary on the Coast 

Rosary on the coast is back on Divine Mercy Sunday 

Food for thought

Post-Synodal Exhortation to Young People



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


Archbishop Malcolm on SYNOD and Faith in Action Awards

SFX Plant sale

Catholic Parishes helping Syrian refugees.


The Cross of Gratitude at St Mary’s Clapham



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