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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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view 

Parish SYNOD responses E-mail

Web: Twitter: @Bishop_Eton Facebook: bishopeton

Parish Priest: Fr T Buckley C.Ss.R. 

Deacon J Keeley   

16th 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 

Novena Service in preparation for the Feast of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour:

7.30pm daily from Wednesday 19 — Thursday 27 June

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. 


Feast Days

This weekend is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity and next weekend is the Solemnity of Corpus Christi.


On Wednesday we begin the Nine Day’s of Prayer in preparation for the Feast of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour. Fr Michael Henesy and his team are carefully preparing each evening: may they inspire us to renewed devotion before our treasured shrine.

Over next weekend I will be with the Notre Dame pilgrims before the original icon in Rome. We will pray for one another.


Away Days:

I enjoyed my few days away and hope the batteries are fully recharged.

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Parish Garden Party 

Parish Garden Party takes place on Sunday 30 June. Tickets on sale today after Masses. Also donations for Tombola welcome. Please try and come along there will be lots of activities, food and music to enjoy. 

Day for Life.

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 today. Leaflets are available in the porch.  


Gift Aid Statements

Gift Aid statements have now been sent out and you should receive them sometime this week. If you have any questions please contact the parish office.


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


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. 


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.

Creation Mass 10.00am on Sunday 30 June:

This is part of CAFOD's 2019 campaign entitled Our Common Home. The campaign is responding to Pope Francis' call for each of us appreciate to protect God's precious and wonderful creation.

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Gergely Juhasz

Gergely Juhasz will be Ordained as Deacon for the Pastoral area on Sunday 7 July at 3.00pm in the  Metropolitan Cathedral. Everyone is welcome to come along to support him on this joyous occasion.  

Divine Mercy Prayer Group

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

St Mary’s Parish Pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi: 28 October-2 November 2019:

St Mary's still have places available with twin/double rooms. Unfortunately, no singles unless sharing a twin/double room. For more details please contact St Mary’s office on 428 2256 or e-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Notre Dame Community

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.

Afternoon Strawberry Cream Tea

There will be an afternoon strawberry cream tea from 2.00pm-4.00pm on Wednesday 17 July at LACE. Besides enjoying beautifully ripe strawberries and delicious cream scones, encouraging conversations along the way and a well-stocked ‘marketplace’.

Dr Karen Groves is the Medical Director at Queens Courts Hospice in Southport.will be speaking about her experience of ‘Spiritual Care at end of Life’. To book your place, please contact Pastoral Formation: 522 1040 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Archdiocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage Association

The Archdiocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage Association ask us to join them in supporting their annual trip which will take place from 19—26 July. You can join in spirit by becoming an associate member by reciting the prayers on the leaflet and writing their names on the blue card held at Reception. At the same time if you are able to contribute to the Assisted Funds please hand in your donation at Reception.


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.    

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.

 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.




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

Holy Trinity (Proverbs 8:22-31; Romans 5:1-5; John 16:12-15)

Called to ‘mirror’ God

One way we ‘mirror’ the love of the Trinity is by becoming pro-creators with God of new life – our children, bringing new life to our own relationship! As we accept astonishing responsibility, we receive amazing blessings!  The Gospel ends: ...the love of God has been poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, which has been given to us.”   



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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 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


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.


  With Rev Peter O. Hughes on Friday 28 June at 7:30pm in St James Church. Admission is £5. Please see the poster in the porch.


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