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: .
Parish Priest: Fr T Buckley C.Ss.R.
Assistant: Fr C Randall C.Ss.R.
Deacon J Keeley
5th May 2019
THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER (C)
8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am, 6.00pm
Bank Holiday Monday: 12 midday
Tuesday - Friday 7.00am, 12.00 midday
WEDNESDAY EXPOSITION: 11.00am to 12 noon and 6.00pm to 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.
FROM FR TIM
The Redemptorist community joins me in thanking you for the exceptionally generous Easter collection and for the other gifts and greetings for the Feast.
RYM (Redemptorist Youth Ministry):
It is with great sadness that our Redemptorist family finds itself unable to continue to fund the Youth Ministry work, begun by Paul Murphy and continued in recent times by Anita and Natasha. This is a decision entirely governed by the financial constraints under which we are now operating
For many years Redemptorist Publications have subsidised this and other missionary projects in our Province.
Unfortunately, these are not good times for religious publishing and RP has been forced to trim its sails and radically reorganise in an effort to remain viable. I want to thank Anita and Natasha for the wonderful work they have undertaken over the past couple of years and thank them for the gracious way in which they have accepted this unfortunate development.
It would be sad if this effort to reach out to young adults simply ceased, so, at least in our two parishes, we are keen to explore ways in which we can ensure that the mission continues in some form.
As those in the group know, the remaining two events planned before their contracts run out at the end of this month are as follows:
Tuesday 7 May: A Final Meal together
Tuesday 14 May: Outreach to the homeless in Liverpool
There is the usual open invitation to everyone who wishes to be part of these events.
All in the 25 to 40 year bracket are invited to explore a way forward for our parishes on the following Tuesday 21 May at 7.30pm in the Fisher-More Hall.
Comings and Goings:
The coming week is presenting us with a few challenges. Fr Charles and I are due at a Provincial Council meeting in Perth on Thursday and Fr Andrew is not due back from America until Friday night. I will check on various contingencies and we will let you know on Sunday whether we will have to adjust the usual timetable.
Enjoy the Bank Holiday weekend and please note that there will only be 12 midday Mass on Monday.
Jo Kavanagh RIP
The Funeral of Jo Kavanagh RIP will take place on Monday 13 May at 12.00 noon. Please pray for the repose of her soul and keep her family in your prayers.
Mary Kettle RIP
Please also pray for Mary Kettle RIP who also passed away earlier this week.
SVP monthly collection
The monthly SVP collection will take place after all Masses today. Thank you for your generosity.
Parish Coffee Morning
The Parish Coffee morning will take place today after the 10.00am Mass.
The Repository with First Communion items will be open with all profits going to Project Zimbabwe
Project Zimbabwe Fundraising Dinner
Tickets available after all Sunday Masses from 28th April and from monastery reception
This month's BE Alive has an article by Frances on her recent trip to Zimbabwe.
Parish Pastoral Group.
The next core group meeting will take place on Tuesday 7 May at 7.30pm. Any items for the agenda parishioners would like discussed should be emailed to the parish office by Monday 6 May.
The Wednesday lunch will take place on 8 May at 12.30pm in the Fisher-More Hall. All welcome.
Retiring Collection on Sunday 12th May
A Special Collection for Priests’ Training Fund and day of special prayer for vocations will be held next Sunday 12 May.
Many thanks to all who supported the Clothes Sale and helped to raise £1039 for Street Child Africa with Chance for Childhood.
Pastoral Area Synod Members Meeting:
Thursday 9 May, Hope Chaplaincy, 7.00pm. Contact Fr Stephen Pritchard for details.
ALSO...Easter reflections have been produced that introduce Synod Questions over four consecutive Sundays beginning today. A link to this weeks reflection is below
NHS Annual Ecumenical Service
The annual NHS Ecumenical Service will be held on Wednesday 8 May at 6.30pm in the Anglican Cathedral. All welcome.
CAFOD Climate Pilgrimage
The following message has been received from CAFOD's Community Participation Coordinator in Liverpool
CAFOD will be taking a coach down to London on Wednesday 26th June, to give Catholics the opportunity to lobby their MP outside parliament, to make our voices heard. As people of faith, we are determined to speak up for our common home. We would like for you to join us! Sign up at cafod.org.uk/climatelobby
The cost is £25… a bargain return trip to London, and you will receive a CAFOD The Time is Now T shirt and be part of our Climate pilgrimage as we journey together.
The coach will currently leave from Old Swan at approximately 5am. We need people to sign up asap so we know what coach size to book, so please sign up quickly!
Spiritual Care at the End of Life:
Dr.Karen Groves will speak about this vital topic at a Strawberry Cream Tea Afternoon, 2.00-4.00pm Wednesday 17 July at LACE. The presentation will be of interest to Funeral Ministers, Bereavement Team, Hospital Visitors, Eucharistic Ministers and anyone who has experienced caring for those nearing the end of life. To book your place, please contact Pastoral Formation: 0151 522 1040 or .
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.
There are lots of things are going on in the diocese in preparation for Synod 2020. The Primary School heads in the Archdiocese have met and are coming up with creative ideas to involve schools.
Similarly, the Secondary school heads are involving young people.
The Priests are meeting over the next few months to listen to one another.
After Easter there will be times of listening in every parish. Watch out for news of what will be happening here. Don’t forget you can directly input in Synod by filling in the online questionnaire go to www.synod2020.co.uk
The latest updates from CTMH are available by clicking here.
Looking Back at the First Diocesan Synod.
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 reception.
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.
UNBIND THEM, LET THEM GO FREE:
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
MAY DEVOTIONS AT ST MARY'S WOOLTON
During May it has long been the tradition of the Catholic Church to highlight our devotion to Mary and seek her intercession in our lives. Each Thursday at 6:00pm St Mary's will have Rosary followed by Adoration and when possible, Benediction. Prayer life is essential in these changing times and in preparation for Synod 2020.
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.
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
Marriage Matters Reflections for this week
A Reflection from Marriage Matters (www.twoinoneflesh.org.uk) for this Sunday
Third Sunday of Easter (Acts 5:27-32, 40-41; Revelation 5:11-14; John 21:1-19)
Things change, miracles happen
Today’s Scripture speaks into the heart of our marriage relationship. When Jesus comes into Peter’s life and work, just as He comes into ours, things change, ‘miracles’ happen: He invites, serves and asks profound questions: “do you love me?”. He challenges: “feed… look after…”. Peter found forgiveness and a commissioning; so can we when responding to His call: “follow me”.
DEMENTIA AWARENESS WEEK 20-27 MAY 2019:
On Friday 24 May St Mary's will be hosting a Free Market Place of Information in the parish hall 1:00pm-4:00pm.
Vital information and advice will be available from some twenty organisations including Dementia Action Alliance, Merseycare Trust, Age Concern, Local Solutions, Liverpool Care Home Partnership, The Brain charity, Home-Instead, Woolton Community Life, Churches Together in Woolton, Merseyside Police Community Engagement Team , Catherine Higgins Law, Morecroft Solicitors, Barclays Bank and many more.
Professional staff will be available to offer guidance and support for people living with dementia and their carers.
Ruth Eley – chair of Dementia Action Alliance Liverpool who will give a talk during the afternoon providing detailed information about dementia support. Light refreshments will be available. Further information contact Ann at the parish office.
MONTHLY AFTERNOON TEA AND SING ALONG
St Mary's hold a Dementia friendly afternoon tea on the last Friday of the month (Jan to Nov).
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/
TWO CATHEDRAL'S MESSIAH
7.30pm at the Metropolitan Cathedral on Saturday 11th May
Tickets are £10 and £15.
For full details visit https://www.liverpoolmetrocathedral.org.uk/events/event/two-cathedrals-messiah/
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 - 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.
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
Archbishop Malcolm on SYNOD and Faith in Action Awards
Great interview from @The_Tablet with #Archbishop @malcolm_mcmahon @lpoolcatholic re @synod2020 also with some nice words about @cymfed Faith in Action award and the upcoming #Confirmation programme. pic.twitter.com/sZQUfrw8PK— Animate (@AnimateYouth) April 12, 2019
SFX Plant sale
Parents don’t forget to sort out your plant order and return it to the school after the holidays. pic.twitter.com/w1YJklQSGU— SFX PTA (@sfxpta) April 10, 2019
CATHEDRAL BOOK CLUB
The next meeting of the Cathedral Book Club will be Thursday 30 May at 7.00pm in the Gibberd Room when The Binding by Bridget Collins will be.discussed. All are welcome.
CATHEDRAL WALKING GROUP
The next date for the Cathedral Walking Group will be on Sunday 19 May 2019
New walkers are always welcome.
ST MARY’S COMMUNITY THEATRE:
The next session will take place on Monday 20 May at 6:00pm-7:30pm. Recommended year groups are year 6-year 10. Children younger are still welcome to join. For more information, please contact Zoe on 07523623756.
ST MARY’S AND BISHOP ETON WOMEN’S GROUP:
Llangollen trip will be on Tuesday 4 June, leaving Woolton Woods at 8:30am and returning home for approximately 7:00pm. The cost is £27.00 per person to include coach, boat trip and cream tea. We also take in a visit to the market. Please put money in an envelope with your name and address it for the attention of Geraldine by Friday 24 May. Thankyou.
SITUATION IN BETHLEHEM:
On Saturday 8 June at 2:15pm in Hope's Senate Room. Br Peter Bray who is the Vice Chancellor of Bethlehem University shares the stories of some of the students and the challenges they face on a day to day basis. The talk is open to all and is to raise awareness of some of the challenges facing young people in Palestine.
Vocations weekend for young women
This is being organised by the FCJ sisters (Faithful Companions of Jesus) and is open to women in their 20s and 30s. The theme is Discernment and Vocation, 24-26 May in Liverpool.
There is nothing quite like religious life, it’s an extraordinary adventure into a deep relationship with God. 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 where God is calling them.
For more information contact Sr Lynne fcJ at visit their website www.fcjsisters.org.
Are you interested in developing your faith and becoming more skilled in service of the community? The Diocese is particularly seeking to develop Lay Ministry and Leadership and would be keen to support people looking to develop their faith and skills in this area. For more info please contact the Pastoral Formation Department on 522 1040.
Animate Gap Year
Age 18+? Excited to inspire young people? Eager to share and deepen your faith? If you think you’re equipped for the job, contact Animate for more info on 01744 740 460 or check their website www.animateyouth.org.
St Mary's Parish Walk
The next St Mary's parish Walk in Lake District Sat. 8th June.followed by optional pub meal afterwards. Not difficult, about 5 miles. Details in St Mary's church porch from 5th May.
Contact Chris & Carol for further details on 428 1411 or 07773228706 by 31st. May.All ages welcome.