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 SYNOD responses E-mail :BE.synodvoice@bishopeton.
Parish Priest: Fr T Buckley C.Ss.R.
Deacon J Keeley
9th June 2019
PENTECOST SUNDAY (C)
8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am, 6.00pm
Monday - Friday 7.00am only
Saturday Mass: 12.00 midday
WEDNESDAY EXPOSITION: 6.00pm to 7.30pm
Novena in honour of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour.
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
TODAY IS THE SOLEMNITY OF PENTECOST
May the Gifts of the Holy Spirit strengthen each of us to build up the Body of Christ.
A video explaining Penetcost
A prayer from St Alphonsus founder of the Redemptorists
You are fire; enkindle in me your love.
You are light; enlighten my mind with the knowledge of eternal things.
You are the Dove; give me innocence of life.
You are the gentle Breeze; disperse the storms of my passions.
You are the Tongue; teach me how to bless you always.
You are the Cloud; shelter me under the shadow of your protection.
And lastly, You are the Giver of all heavenly gifts; animate me,
I beseech you, with your grace; sanctify me
with your charity; enlighten me
with your wisdom; adopt me by your goodness as your child,
and save me in your infinite mercy;
so that I may ever bless you, praise you, and love you;
first during this life on earth,
and then in heaven for all eternity.
Temporary change in Mass times
PLEASE NOTE THE ONLY MASS IN BOTH PARISHES THIS WEEK WILL BE THE 7.00AM AT BISHOP ETON:
Please understand that this is not a decision that I have taken lightly, but for the past few years I have been reminding everyone that we may not be able to maintain the demanding timetable that I inherited eight years ago. No radical decisions are being taken at present, and the following week we will be back to normal.
Fr Andrew returns later this week and then the newly constituted Redemptorist Community will have to meet and work out what we can reasonably cope with in the immediate future. This week we will have only Fr Casey (85yrs) and Fr Henesy (84yrs) to manage the situation.
Many people have told me that I need a break after some demanding weeks in the parish and the community. Since there are no funerals or other unalterable commitments in the diary, I will be away from Monday to Friday. Obviously, if you wish to arrange liturgies with our deacons and ministers, that will be absolutely fine.
Remember that Fr Michael Henesy with his team is leading the Novena in preparation for the Feast of Our Mother of Perpetual Succour on the 27th of this month.
Beginning on Wednesday 19 June the Novena will consist simply of a special service each evening at 7.30pm.
Please put this in your diaries and let’s see if we can revive this part of the devotional life of the parish.
SYNOD Listening Sessions:
Please remember that Andy and John have arranged meetings in the Fisher-More Hall .
Session 1 :Friday 21 June (after the Novena)
Session 2: Saturday 22 June at 10.30am for those who wish to take part in the Synod dialogue.
If it is possible please choose one or other to ensure our opinions are well represented.
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 BE.synodvoice@bishopeton.
Please submit your comments by 24th June 2019 - thank you.
Thank you from Fr Charles:
I would like to thank you all for your kind words, good wishes, cards and gifts as I leave you to begin my new apostolate up at Kinnoull. I have been really encouraged by all your messages, through which you have really reaffirmed me in my vocation. Thank you!
By way of thanksgiving, I have said Mass for all your intentions and, as well as praying for you and your families, my prayer is that you will continue growing as a community, serving and evangelising each other and reaching out to those in the area who haven’t yet heard or understood the Good News of our Lord Jesus.
Love and blessings,
SVP monthly collection
The SVP collection will take place after all Masses today. Thank you for your generosity.
We are in the process of improving our basic life-saving equipment with the purchase of a defibrillator. A short session will take place today straight after each Mass in Fisher-More Hall on Basic Life Saving and the use of a defibrillator. Please attend if you can.
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.
For more details see this month's BE Alive
Bereavement Support Group meeting
The next Bereavement Support Group meeting will take place on Tuesday 11 June from 2.00pm—4.00pm in the Hughes Meeting Room. ALSO…. A Mass on Saturday 15 June at 12 noon will be offered for all bereaved people and their families. Everyone is welcome.
The next Wednesday lunch will take place on 12 June at 12.30pm in the Fisher-More Hall. All welcome.
Parish Pastoral Group.
The next core group meeting will take place on Wednesday 12 June at 8.00pm. Any items for the agenda parishioners would like discussed should be emailed to the parish office by Tuesday 11 June
Minutes of previous meetings can be found by clicking here.
Day for Life next Sunday.
Day for Life is the day in the Church’s year dedicated to raising awareness about the meaning and value of human life at every stage and in every condition. The Church teaches that life is to be nurtured from conception to natural death. This year the focus is on Domestic Abuse.
Helpine, Links and information for anyone suffering domestic abuse can be found at http://www.dayforlife.org/article/helplines-and-information/
There will be a retiring collection after all Masses next weekend.
ONE WORLD GROUP:
The One World Group are holding an Afternoon Tea Fundraiser on Tuesday 25 June at 12.30pm in the Fisher-More Hall. Tickets are £10, available from Cath 07866 798158 or Sara 07947 120371.
The Notre Dame Community
The Notre Dame Community at 266 Woolton Road, invite you to join them in the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the canonisation, of St Julie Billiart, their foundress:
- Thanksgiving Service on Tuesday 18 June at 3.00pm in the convent chapel followed by refreshments.
- Thanksgiving Mass on Wednesday 19 June at 1.00pm in the Cathedral.
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.
BE ALIVE JUNE 2019
Partnership 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.
A Lay Associates will speak at the end of each Mass this Sunday to invite you to come along
Synod 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 www.synod2020.co.uk The online survey closes on 30 June.
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.
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.
Spiritual Care at the End of Life:
St Mary's Shrine Church Warrington - Pro-Life garden fete
You are all warmly invited to St Marys Shrine Church, Warrington for this year's annual Pro-life garden fete.
The guest speaker this year is Mrs Clare McCullough who along with her husband Stewart is the director of the Good Counsel Network (GCN).
The GCN is based in London and Clare is a luminary in the UK Prolife movement having appeared on many national media outlets and as a regular guest speaker at the annual March for Life event in London.
Last Sunday was World Communications Day and we were encouraged to pray for all those working in the media and the Communication Office of the Bishop’s Conference of England and Wales as well as our own Diocesan Communications Office.
Also, look on the diocesan website www.liverpoolcatholic.org.uk. The Catholic Pic is available for free each month and you can get news through www.catholicpic.co.uk
SUMMER SCHOOL FOR YOUNG ADULTS
Churches Together - Young Adults Forum
Marriage Matters Reflections for this week
A Reflection from Marriage Matters (www.twoinoneflesh.org.uk) for this Sunday
Pentecost (Acts 2:1-11; Romans 8:8-17; John 14:15-16, 23-26)
The Holy Spirit is always there to help us
On our wedding day we were full of life and joy and visibly reflected the presence of the Holy Spirit in us. But He has also been present at other times in our lives: difficult times such as rejection by others, financial difficulties, mental and physical illness. By asking for His strength, He has kept us strong and close.
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.
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 WALKING GROUP
CATHEDRAL BOOK CLUB
The next meeting of the Cathedral Book Club will be Thursday 4 July at 7.00pm in the Gibberd Room. New readers are always welcome.
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.
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 https://e-activist.com/page/40889/action/1
Jospice Summer Ball
Tickets are selling fast for our Midsummer Night Ball but we still have a few group bookings available - So if you're looking for the perfect works night out full of glamour & live entertainment then book your tickets today! - https://t.co/OGn3qJtJ5s #LiverpoolHour #4charity pic.twitter.com/Y77bh21Ge3— St. Joseph's Hospice (@JospiceUK) May 23, 2019
Annual Family Celebration Mass
Year 5 Boys & Girls Taster Day, Thursday, 27 June, 10.00am-3.00pm. To register call 0151 924 3926.
Are you involved in supporting Family Catechesis as a member of the team for Baptism or First Holy Communion?
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!
SOLEMN EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT:
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.
Alpha course at ANIMATE
Join us on Tuesday for Alpha! Come along for food, discussion and meeting new people!— Animate (@AnimateYouth) June 6, 2019
Open to anyone in year 9 and above.
Starts at 6pm at Lowe House. pic.twitter.com/zo6r0JJvUy
The Pope's June Prayer Intention - Pray for priests
Christians persecuted in West Africa - please pray
In recent months, we have seen outbreaks of violence & persecution of Christians in West Africa in areas where the Redemptorists live & work.— Redemptorists (@Redemptoristsau) June 7, 2019
These attacks have taken the lives of several priests and many faithful. #Pray4Peacehttps://t.co/DEiDiVWeCa
Cathedral Choristers concert
Raising funds to help talented children with limited means develop skills for life, and to sustain the UK's priceless heritage of cathedral music.
Tickets for this extraordinary concert by The Cathedral Choristers of Britain on June 13th in Liverpool Cathedral are now available from the Cathedral shop (0151 702 7255) or online. https://t.co/XhPEQ4INRQ— Diamond Fund (@DiamondFund1) May 31, 2019
St Edward’s Open Evening
Prospective Year 7 pupils and their families are invited to join us at our Open Evening on Thursday 27 June between 5.00-8.00pm. pic.twitter.com/GBWCNmEIhd— St Edward's College (@StEdwardsColl) May 14, 2019
ST JOSEPH’S PRAYER CENTRE, FORMBY
Day Retreat with Fr Eamonn Mulcahy CSSP on ‘Loved Infinitely- Jesus’ Sacred Heart’ Tuesday 18 June from 10:30am -3:30pm. Cost £22 including simple lunch.
ST MARY’S - COMMUNITY THEATRE:
The next session will take place on Monday 24 June at 6:00pm-7:30pm. For more information, please contact Zoe on 07523623756.