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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

Parish Office E-mail: .uk 

Parish SYNOD responses E-mail

Web: Twitter: @Bishop_Eton Facebook: bishopeton

Parish Priest: Fr T Buckley C.Ss.R. 

Assistant:  Fr C Randall C.Ss.R.

Deacon J Keeley   

2nd June 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 11.45  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. 



We rejoice in the gift of the Holy Spirit and the Easter Season comes to an end.

Fr Charles Randall

Fr Charles leaves us on Tuesday and on everyone’s behalf I would like to thank him for his wonderful contribution to the life of our two parishes over the past two and a half years. I know you have greatly appreciated his gentle and encouraging ministry and that, in turn, he has been grateful for the opportunity of gaining so much valuable experience in such a short space of time. As he takes up his new appointment as Director of our Pastoral Centre in Perth, we wish him every blessing and happiness for the future. 

Welcome to Fr Gabriel Maguire and Fr Martin Gay

Welcome to Fr Gabriel Maguire and Fr Martin Gay who joined the community last Tuesday and are settling in well.  

Fr Maguire has been parish priest at Erdington Abbey in  Birmingham for 17 years and has battled on with great courage through his debilitating illness during the last few years. He had a wonderful send-off last weekend and now deserves time to rest and recoup.

Fr Martin, like Fr Andrew and Fr Tony Hunt, has spent most of his priestly life in South Africa, but more recently worked for the General Council in Rome and has come to us from the Perth community. He too has had some health problems, but we hope the Liverpool air will suit him!


OMPSsmallI have mentioned that Fr Michael Henesy has kindly offered to guide us through our Novena in preparation for the Feast of Our Mother of Perpetual Succour on the 27th of this month.

He has had his first meeting with his team of volunteers and we look forward to what I am sure will be a stimulating and inspiring nine days.

This year the Novena will consist simply of a special service each evening at 7.30pm, beginning on Wednesday 19 June.

It so happens that I will be away in Rome during the weekend of the Novena with a party of 200 largely young people from the Notre Dame Schools around the country. This is to mark the 50th anniversary of the canonisation of St Julie and we will be united in prayer because the main celebration will be on the Saturday morning before the original icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour in the Redemptorist church of Saint  Alphonsus.

Madelaine McClemens RIP

The Funeral of Madelaine McClemens RIP will take place on Thursday 6 June at 12.00 noon.

Today is World Communications Day (retiring collection):

This year is the 53rd World Communications Day. Pope Francis has issued a letter which  is subtitled 

“We are members one of another” (Eph 4,25). From social network communities to the human community  

it can be read by clicking here

Message from the Church in England and Wales

On this day, Catholics are encouraged to pray for all those professionals who work in Communications. A particularly for those who are responsible for communicating on behalf of the Catholic Church in this country.

The communications office of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales supports the bishops, in their witness and engagement with current issues, and the Church more widely in promoting the Gospel through digital, social, print and broadcast media. The office is the central point for media enquiries and is a key resource for national and international media professionals. It also plays an important role in developing the public profile of the Church through word and image.

The Catholic Church celebrates World Communications Day on 2nd June in 2019, when we are asked to pray for those who work in the media and when a second collection is taken after Mass to fund this important work.

Please help us continue this work through contributing generously to the collection on the day.

Please take a leaflet from the porch. There will be a retiring collection after each Mass or you can donate on line at

Parish Coffee Morning and farewell to Fr Charles

There will be a chance to say Goodbye to Fr Charles today after the 10.00am Mass.  His leaving coincides with the monthly coffee morning

Parish Garden Party on Sunday 30 June.

Tickets on sale from today. Adults ticket: £3 Family ticket: £6 (Parents and children under 16)

Donations for the bottle tombola are most welcome – please bring them to church after Sunday Masses or pass them into the Monastery any time from today.

Volunteers: we are in urgent need of help - in setting up, clearing up and staffing various stalls, BBQ etc., on the day.

The more of us who help the more enjoyable the afternoon will be for everyone. If you are full of energy or could even help whilst sitting down - PLEASE contact–   or 722 1108 or sign up on the list in the porch

Zimbabwe Talk

Come along to learn about how Frances and Gill got on during their recent trip to Zimbabwe this Friday 7 June at 7pm in the Fisher-More Hall. All welcome to come and hear how we can all ‘Make a Difference.’  Tea and coffee will be served by the Justice and Peace Youth Group. 

Bishop Eton Lending Library (BELL):

Bishop Eton Lending Library, meet this Wednesday, in the Hughes Room 2.00pm—4.00pm. Come along, chat, see the selection of books and borrow. Refreshments will be available. All welcome.

J&P Youth Group

The J&P group will be meeting on Friday 7 June at 6.00pm in the Fisher-More Hall.

Holy Hour Adoration

There will be a Holy hour with Adoration this Friday 7 June at 7.30pm.  Please come and join us

Parish Quiz  

PLEASE NOTE: The Parish Quiz Night will be held on Saturday 8 June at 8.00pm for 8.30pm start. All welcome.

SVP LOGOSVP monthly collection

The SVP monthly collection will take place after all Masses on  9 June. Thank you for your generosity.



We are in the process of improving our basic life-saving equipment with the purchase of a defibrillator. would like as many parishioners as possible to attend some Basic Life Saving and defib equipment training. takes place next Sunday 9 June in F-M Hall after each Mass.dates will be announced over the coming months.attend at least one session.

RedsLayAssociatesPartnership in Mission: Journeying in Life and Ministry:

A weekend conference

when: Friday 14 - Sunday 16 June

where:  in the Fisher-More Hall

facilitator: Anne Walshe D.Min. a Redemptorist Lay Missionary from Canada.

This will be a unique opportunity to learn more about lay ministry in partnership with the Redemptorists from a leader in this important development in the Church.

This conference is for prospective Redemptorist Lay Associates and is open to YOU to discover more about the exciting possibilities for a closer partnership in ministry.

For further details contact: Fr Maurice P O'Mahony CSsR , or 07762038625

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 .

Email :  or  

Items not in the Paper Version of the Bulletin.    

synod 2020 logoSynod Information Day and view sharing at the Metropolitan Cathedral 

On Tuesday, 25 June, the Cathedral will be hosting a ‘pop-up’ information hub located next to the Cathedral Café on the Cathedral steps. All are invited to join us throughout the day for complimentary refreshments as we chat informally about the project.

There will also be two other events on Wednesday, 26 June from 7.00pm–8.30pm and Wednesday, 3 July from 2.00pm–3.30pm in the Gibberd Room in the Cathedral. People attending are encouraged to share their views on a one-to-one basis with our team of volunteers. We are hoping to speak to people of all ages, backgrounds and religious beliefs and we would love to hear your views. We warmly invite everyone to attend, both Catholics and non-Catholics.

If you can’t make a meeting then why not take part in the online survey at  The online survey closes on 30 June.

Parish SYNOD listening sessions


synod 2020 logoAt Mass on the 26th May 2019 our SYNOD Reps Andy and John gave us an overview and invited us to come along to one of two listening sessions.

Session1  Friday 21st June at 8.30pm in the Fisher-More Hall

Session 2 Saturday 22nd June at 10.30am in the Fisher More Hall

Please make every effort to come to one of the sessions.

To help you prepare for the meetings Andy has prepared a document containing the SYNOD questions and reflections. CLICK HERE to download it.

If you cannot attend either session, you can email our dedicated address, email the parish office or hand your comments into the office, or complete one of the the online SYNOD questionnaires  CLICK HERE  if you .are over 18, and CLICK HERE if you are under 18. 

Please submit your comments by 24th June 2019 - thank you. 

Redemptorist Vocations Prayer

The latest Vocations prayer leaflet has an updated version of the Vocations prayer. Perhaps you could add it to your regular prayers.


Father, we thank you for the blessings you have given us

in Christ our Redeemer.

Let your Spirit overshadow your people,

making your gentle invitation heard in many hearts.

Lord of the Harvest, bless the Redemptorist family

here and throughout the world

with many vocations, so that those in greatest need

will experience the Good News of Redemption.

May your love grow among us and your kingdom come,

through Christ our Lord. AMEN

Pastoral Area Prayer:

Come along on Wednesday  5th June at 6pm in Hope Chapel and join with parishes from the Pastoral Area to share prayer and social time with each other. All Welcome!

‘ Childwall in Bloom Open Garden event

Sunday June 9th at Hope 2-4 pm - please come and support us to help make our community blossom- music provided by parish group Benchmark’



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.



 Variety Concert to support a visit by a Sierra Leone Children's Choir

sierra leone poster 5Here is a little information on the children who will be helped.

A group of between 10 and 20 pupils (a mixture of sighted and visually impaired pupils) from Freetown, Sierra Leone, accompanied by teachers and chaperones, will come to Liverpool for one month. During their time in Liverpool, they will work alongside the pupils at All Saints, Anfield, and St Vincent’s School for the Blind, West Derby on five projects.

One of the key educational outcomes of the month will be the forming of a choir made up of students and staff from the mainstream schools of FANO Primary School, Waterloo. Sierra Leone and All Saints Catholic Primary School, Anfield, Liverpool; and the two schools for students with visual impairment, St Vincent’s School for the Blind, Liverpool, and The Milton Margai School for the Blind, Freetown

This Liverpool/Freetown choir will rehearse and perform on several occasions and in different locations, seeking to provide a chance for all to understand the power and joy of music-making.  Music places each learner on an equal footing, irrespective of disability, nationality, colour, religion or race. The choir has the unique ability to give the project a much larger exposure and carry its message to as many people as possible.

 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


Marriage Matters Reflections for this week

A Reflection from Marriage Matters ( for this Sunday

Seventh Sunday of Easter The Ascension (Acts 7: 55-60; Rev 22: 12-14 16-17, 20; Jn 17:20-26)   

Open to receive       

‘That the love with which you loved me may be in them and so that I may be in them’ – the prayer of Jesus before returning to the Father. God made us to be channels of His love – wife to husband, vice versa, parents to children. Our openness to His love enables it to flow out through us to others.



Afternoon Tea and Sing-Along

Every month  (Jan to Nov) St. Mary's hosts a Dementia friendly Afternoon tea and sing-along at St Mary’s .  All welcome especially those living with, or caring for someone with dementia. 

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:

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 date for the Cathedral Walking Group will be on Sunday 30 June 2019 where once again we will meet at 12.30pm at the Cathedral Car Park. Previous walks have been excellent! Further details from New walkers welcome


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.

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.

St Mary's Parish Walk 8th June 2019

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.

 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 

Pentecost 2019

Journeying together in Hope

Pentecost Celebration


Jospice Summer Ball


         On Wednesday 5 June 7.30pm at St James Church Woolton

An evening with the Bible "Thy Kingdom Come 2019" You are invited to 90 minutes exploring the Bible together in a time of peace, quiet and contemplation. We will use a method of Bible reading called "Lectio Divina" which has been used by Christians for centuries and which is being rediscovered today.

This will be part of Thy Kingdom Come - the ecumenical prayer time between Ascension and Easter. For more information on the 'Thy Kingdom Come' Initiative viist

A message from the Pope re 'Thy Kingdom Come' recorded on the Archbishop of Canterbury's phone

 Annual Family Celebration Mass


Retreat Opportunity

On Saturday, 8 June, Aid to the Church in Need will be offering a day long retreat for the suffering Church at the Sandymount Retreat House in Crosby (10.00am-4.00pm, £15). If you are interested please contact the ACN NW office on 01524 388739.

St Mary’s College, Crosby

Year 5 Boys & Girls Taster Day, Thursday, 27 June, 10.00am-3.00pm. To register call 0151 924 3926.

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 in the porch 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!



 All are welcome to Our Lady’s,Gateacre from Wed 19 June at 7:00pm to Sunday 23 June for forty hours of adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. At 3pm Sunday 23 on the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ there will be an outdoor Eucharistic Procession and Benediction. All are most welcome to take part in as much or as little as you are able.


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