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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. 

Deacon J Keeley   

9th June 2019



Sunday Masses:

8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am, 6.00pm

Weekday Masses:

Monday -  Friday 7.00am only

Saturday Mass: 12.00 midday 

WEDNESDAY EXPOSITION: 6.00pm to 7.30pm 

Wednesday 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. 



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 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 2020 logoSYNOD  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, 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. The closing date for the online questionnaire is 30th June

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 LOGOSVP 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.

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

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.

Wednesday Lunch

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

There will be a retiring collection after all Masses next weekend.



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 .

Email :  or  

Items not in the Paper Version of the Bulletin.    


The June edition of  BE Alive is now available, click here for an electronic version. Please note that the email address for the chair of the PCT given in BE Alive should read

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.

A Lay Associates will speak at the end of each Mass this Sunday to invite you to come along

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


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.


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:

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 .

 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.



Catholic communications:

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. 

There are wonderful free resources and regular updates that you can sign up to by emailing or visit  

Also, look on the diocesan website The Catholic Pic is available for free each month and you can get news through


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

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. 

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:


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.


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.

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.

 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 

Jospice Summer Ball

 Annual Family Celebration Mass


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.

Alpha course at ANIMATE 

The Pope's June Prayer Intention - Pray for priests

Christians persecuted in West Africa - please pray


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.

St Edward’s Open Evening


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.


The next session will take place on Monday 24 June at 6:00pm-7:30pm. For more information, please contact Zoe on 07523623756.


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