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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: .uk

Web: Twitter: @Bishop_Eton Facebook: bishopeton

Parish Priest: Fr T Buckley C.Ss.R. 

Assistant:  Fr C Randall C.Ss.R.

Deacon J Keeley   

19th May 2019



Sunday Masses:

8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am, 6.00pm

Weekday Masses:

Monday - Friday 7.00am, 12.00 midday

Saturday Mass:

12.00 midday

WEDNESDAY EXPOSITION: 11.00am to 12 noon 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—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. 


Fr Barrie O'Toole's funeral

Fr Barrie O’Toole’s funeral is here on Tuesday at noon. He will be received into the church the evening before at 7.00pm. NB: There will be no midday Mass at St Mary’s on Tuesday.

Annual NOVENA  leading to the Feast of OLPS:

Fr Michael Henesy has generously offered to guide us through Nine Days of Prayer in honour of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour from Wednesday 19 June to Thursday 27 June, the Feast itself.

It will all take place before the Shrine in our church, which itself dates back exactly 150 years.

He has asked me to share this note with you:

The overall theme for this year is ‘ministering to each other’.

With this in mind we invite anyone who would like to be part of the team to run the Nine Days, or would like to be involved in the services (or behind the scenes) to make themselves known.

There are forms at the back of the church. Please leave your name, telephone number and email address (if you have one). Note, it is not necessary to be available for all nine days.

PLEASE SIGN UP AS SOON AS POSSIBLE because the event is less than a month away."

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My thanks to Andrew Finch and John Harris, our representatives, who are planning a series of meetings to ensure that our parish voice is well represented at the Synod: please respond as generously as you can.

 For the latest Sunday Reflection from the Archdiocesan SYNOD team click here


Mary Kettle RIP

The Funeral of Mary Kettle RIP will take place on Monday 20 May at 12.00 noon.

Fr Barrie O'Toole RIP

The Funeral of Fr Barrie O’Toole RIP will take place on Tuesday 21 May at 12.00 noon.

Peter Cahill RIP

The Funeral of Peter Cahill RIP will take place on Wednesday 22 May at 12.00 noon.

Bereavement Support Group meeting

The next Bereavement Support meeting will be on Tuesday 21 May from 2.00pm—4.00pm in the Hughes Meeting Room.


Redemptorist Youth Ministry/Young Adults

All in the 25 to 40-year bracket are invited to explore a way forward for our parishes on Tuesday 21 May at 7.30pm in the Fisher-More Hall.


The Fisher-More Hall is in use all day as a polling station. Please be patient and careful entering/exiting church.

Project Zimbabwe

Huge thanks to all who supported the Project Zimbabwe Fundraiser meal at Eton Place on Thursday, we raised £440!


Talk on Zimbabwe in the Fisher-More Hall on Friday 7 June at 7.00pm

ALSO...the next project is “Buy a tile” (£4 each) more info to follow in the bulletin and BE Alive.

SVP LOGOSVP food collection

Please help the local food bank. You can donate via the Monastery weekdays 10.00am—6.00pm. Cans, pasta, rice and non-perishables gratefully accepted. Thank you.

Divine Mercy Prayer Group

Each Friday the Divine Mercy Prayer group meet at 7.30pm in the Hughes Room and everyone is welcome.


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. 


Family Catechists

Are you involved in supporting Family Catechesis as a member of the team for Baptism or First Holy Communion?

The Pastoral Formation Department will host an opportunity to share experience and look to the future: Thursday 20 June, 6.00pm-9.00pm at LACE, Croxteth Drive, Liverpool L17. To book your place please contact the Pastoral Formation Department: 522 1040 or  . See poster for more details. 

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

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!


KSCThe Knights of St Columba Council 9

The Knights of St Columba will be canvassing for new members at masses on Sunday 19 May outside the church. There are more than 4300 members in the Knights in over 240 Councils across Great Britain. Membership is open to Catholic men over 16 years of age. The organisation describes itself as being dedicated to the principles of Charity, Unity, and Fraternity. Please take a pamphlet after mass from one of the Knights.

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 .

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Items not in the Paper Version of the Bulletin.    


Fr John Poland and Fr Sean Riley from Christ the King and Our Lady will be moving to new appointments in the next few months. We welcome Fr Colin Feeley as the new parish priest at Christ the King and Our Lady's. 

Women's Group 22nd May

Due to Father Barrie's funeral the women's group session has moved from Tuesday to Wednesday this week.  12.30pm in the Fisher-More Hall. Tea and coffee will be provided but bring a packed lunch.


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.


 The latest updates from CTMH are available by clicking here.



 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.


COMPAS Summer School 2019

Churches Together - Young Adults Forum

CTMR Young Adults gatherings poster



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.

Marriage Matters Reflections for this week

A Reflection from Marriage Matters ( for this Sunday

Fifth Sunday of Easter (Acts 14:21-27; Revelation 21:1-5; John 13:31-35)

Today is all we have

We as a couple are unique - a one off! No other couple is quite like us. We can share the load, lighten the burden, and double the joys!  Jesus said ‘Love one another as I have loved you’. Just as I care for myself, I must care for you too in the same way. Let us celebrate our coupleness.



St Mary's hold a Dementia friendly afternoon tea on the last Friday of the month (Jan to Nov). 

Dementia friendly afternoon tea


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:

Miracle at Lourdes

Miracle at Lourdes

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.


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.


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.


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.


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

Formation Fund 

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

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.


Cardinal Nichols on ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ a global prayer movement

Dementia Fund Appeal

Many Dementia patients are passed to the social care system, leaving them with catastrophic care costs. The Dementia fund petition aims to address this, 

More details and petition at

Prayer Resource for married couples


How Intercessory Prayer Works?

Pentecost 2019

Journeying together in Hope

Pentecost Celebration



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