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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 Safeguarding E-mail :This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Web: Twitter: @Bishop_Eton Facebook: bishopeton

Parish Priest: Fr T Buckley C.Ss.R. 

Deacons J Keeley,  Gergely Juhasz

4th August 2019


Sunday Masses:

8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am, 6.00pm

Weekday Masses:

Monday -  Saturday 12.00 midday

WEDNESDAY EXPOSITION: 11.00am to 11.45  and 6.00pm to 7.30pm 

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. 

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



I am leaving you in the gentle care of Fr Andrew and the rest of the community for the coming week.

Next Sunday Andrew and I have to travel to Perth for a meeting with the North European Redemptorist Provinces as we plan for the future. We return on Tuesday and then Andrew will be away for virtually the rest of the month.

I hope the holiday season is going well for you all and that we all find time to recharge the batteries before the autumn.

SVP LOGOSVP Monthly Collection

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


Project Zimbabwe:

You’ve done it! All the tiles have been sold. Work will start this month on the project.

Thank you all for your marvellous support. 


A new safeguarding team is now in place and learning the ropes.

Please help them by responding quickly to requests to fill in forms and bring in ID for verification.

If you are hoping to start a new volunteer role in September eg Toddler Group, J&P Group, music groups (also see notice regarding Little Church) etc please contact the Safeguarding Team on the email above to start the process as soon as possible. Because of changes and an overhaul of the process it can take a few months to process to be completed. You may not start in your role until we have been notified by the Archdiocese that you have a clear DBS. Thank you for your cooperation and patience. If you have any concerns or just want advise please email the dedicated email address above or contact the Safeguarding Office at the Archdiocese.

Little Church and Children’s Liturgy:

It is a celebration of the Liturgy of the Word for children aged 3-11 years.

Parents may attend for the first 2/3 sessions to help their children settle into the group.

Any parent wishing to attend the group regularly, apart from if they are attending solely to assist their child who has a disability, must become a leader or a designated helper and apply for DBS clearance in accordance with the Archdiocesan Safeguarding Procedures.

These procedures have been set by the Archdiocese for the protection and safety of the children.

St Mary’s Parish Pilgrimage To Rome and Assisi

All places have now been filled for this wonderful Pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi.

Travel details and dates for outstanding balances will be sent directly to pilgrims from Joe Walsh Tours within the coming weeks.

They also have a provisional booking with Ashcroft Travel in Widnes for a RETURN COACH TRANSFER TO AND FROM MANCHESTER AIRPORT. Pick up from St Mary’s Church on Monday 28 October at approximately 5.00am and returning from Manchester Airport at approximately 3:15pm on Saturday 2 November.

Precise pickup times will be confirmed nearer the departure date.

The cost of the return coach transfer per person is £11.60 providing we have fifty people. If you would like to reserve seats on the COACH

PLEASE CONTACT ANN AT ST MARY'S PARISH OFFICE TO BOOK YOUR PLACE. E-mail:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 428 2256. Thank you

Bro. James - Sponsored Cycle for the Salvation Army

On Sunday Aug. 4th, Bro. James (SFX) is taking part in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 mile Sportive cycling event, along with 1,000s of fellow cyclists, a few hours before the world's top professional riders race on a the same roads. The route is based on the 2012 Olympic Road Race route and uses closed roads. Bro. James will be riding as part of a Salvation Army team (#TeamSally). He is raising money for their mission in Rhyl, N. Wales, which is led by a musician friend of his, Major Chris Davidson. He will be looking to complete the ride in about 6hrs30, which for an amateur rider of his "profile" would be good going. Any donations would be very gratefully received. God bless. 🙏😇🚴

Here's the link for donating: If anyone would prefer to donate in cash they can drop an envelope off at the Monastery, labelled “Bro. James - Sponsored Cycle”.

"The Salvation Army provide unconditional friendship, support and very practical help to people in crisis and need and work with children, older people, homeless people, all adult victims of modern slavery and those dealing with drug and/or alcohol addiction."

SFX College Volunteers

A couple of years ago, SFX College invited volunteer parishoners to give a minimum of one hour a week in one-to-one literacy and/or numeracy support to some of the school’s more needy pupils, working in conjunction with the school’s SEND dept. The programme has been a great success and was commented on most positively during the most recent OFSTED inspection.
There were 8 volunteers coming in to school last term.
SFX would like to renew its invitation and expand the group to help respond to the needs of their incoming Yr. 7s. If you would like to get involved or would like more information before deciding if it’s for you, contact Bro. James (College Chaplain) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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.

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Items not in the Paper Version of the Bulletin.    


Fr Richard Reid C.Ss.R has updated our Redemptorist Vocation Prayer Card and copies are available at the back of the church. Please join us in praying for a blessed future.

If you feel you have a vocation to be a Redemptorist Priest of brother visit :

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If you feel you have a vocation to be a Redemptoristine nun visit 



SYNOD 2020

synod 2020 logoThe collated parish SYNOD responses have been submitted to the Archdiocese. Thank you to all those who submitted responses.

Hope University is analysing all the data for the SYNOD working party.  The working party comprises  the SYNOD Moderators (Fr Philip Inch, Fr Matthew Nunes), Mrs Maureen Knight, (Pastoral Formation) Mrs Debbie Reynolds (SFX pastoral worker), Sr Rachel Duffy FCJ, (religious) Miss Kate Wilkinson (school chaplain), Fr Mark Beattie, Fr Stephen Pritchard and Fr Dominic Curran (Parish Priests).

The working party will meet from the 15th-17th August under the guidance of Fr Eamonn from the Limerick Diocese. Fr Peter McGrail will present the data from the listening process and after a period of discernment, it is hoped themes will emerge which will indicate the way forward. 

The SYNOD members will be presented with the these at the September SYNOD 2020 gatherings, and presented to the Archdiocese in October on ‘SYNOD Sunday’.  There will then be a further listening process.

 It is asked that we pray for the SYNOD journey and especially for the meeting of the working party that takes places between the 15th to 17th August.

SYNOD talks

As we move towards the next phase of our Synod journey a series of talks that will help us to better understand some of the pressing concerns of the Church has been announced.

The first talk “The Quiet Revolution of Pope Francis: A Synodal Catholic Church by Fr Gerry O'Hanlon SJ will take place on Monday 7 October.

An optional night prayer follows at 9.00pm. Each talk includes time for questions

SYNOD talks

All are welcome. Please encourage others to attend what promises to be an inspirational and enriching series.


The 10am Mass on the feast of St Peter's and Paul's thanked God for creation. To read more click here.

Tim Walsh spoke before the Mass and hopes to set up a 'green team' in the Parish to reduce our carbon footprint. If you would like to be a member please contact him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


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.

Please note that  CTMH bulletin will only be updated every other week during the summer.


 Marriage Matters Reflections for this week

A Reflection from Marriage Matters ( for this Sunday    

A Reflection from Marriage Matters ( for this Sunday

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Ecclesiastes 1:2; 2: 21-23; Col 3: 1-5, 9-11; Luke 12: 13-21)

To love as God loves

It’s easy to be drawn into the world’s plan for material success and lose sight of why we married each other.  Slightly changing the words of the Gospel we might read, ‘Fool, who will benefit from this hoard when your married love has died?’ Let us work hard at making us rich in love for each other and with God.


Afternoon Tea and Sing-Along

The next monthly Afternoon Tea and Sing-along will take place at St Mary’s parish hall on 30th August 2019 at 2.00pm—4.00pm. All welcome especially those living with or caring for someone living 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 18 August 2019. 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 are always welcome.


The next meeting of the Cathedral Book Club will be Thursday 8 August at 7.00pm in the Gibberd Room. The book this month is Small Island by Andrea Levy. Small Island explores a point in England’s past when the country began to change. In this delicately wrought and profoundly moving novel, Levy handles the weighty themes of empire, prejudice, war and love with a lightness of touch and a generosity of spirit that challenges and uplifts the reader.

 New readers are always welcome.

A message for business owners from the Medaille trust


Our team of retired and semi-retired teachers provide a tremendous resource for schools and colleges visiting the Cathedral. We are looking for new staff who would like to work with young people, one afternoon or morning per month.

Contact Sean Murphy for more details at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Life – youth event

NSPCC video series on keeping safe on line

The NSPCC are creating an online video series to help parents keep their children safe on-line

To learn more click here

Living with Dementia and Driving

Open Evening at St Julie’s

St Julie’s Catholic High School. We are delighted to invite girls in Years 4, 5 and 6 and their parents to take a tour of our state of the art facilities on Thursday 19 September from 4pm to 6pm. Come and find out what it means to be part of the Notre Dame community of schools.

Events at the Christian Heritage Centre

The Christian Heritage Centre is based at Stonyhurst College. Both events can be booked online or by calling. 01254 827329

1) Book Launch Margaret Clitherow by John and Wendy Rayne-Davis.

30th August 7.30pm to 10pm.

The authors will be presenting their latest book on St Margaret Clitheroe. Overnight accommodation is available including breakfast. For more information click here

2) Imagining Reality: Beauty, Goodness & Truth in English LIterature

20th September to 22nd September :

A study weekend exploring the connection between reading, imagination and character formation through the lens of English Literature For more information click here

“A Spiritual Spa Day for Women” 

Taking place on 28th September, the day gives women the opportunity to come and be refreshed in the Living Water, to experience the renewing love of God through inspirational teaching, quiet adoration, prayer, spending time in the grounds of St Cuthbert’s, Wigton and in fellowship with other women. Ring 016973 45623 for more info.

Blessed John Henry Newman 

Blessed John Henry Newman will be canonised by Pope Francis on Sunday, 13 October.


The Archbishop Romero Trust is pleased to share four excellent documentaries to view online about St Oscar Romero and the Church in El Salvador. For further information go to:

Irenaus Pilgrimage to the Holy Land 9th-18th June 2020

Irenaus are planning a pilgrimage to the Holy land in June 2019. Travelling from Manchester with El Al, on 9 th June and returning to Manchester on 18th June. Accommodation half board, in twin rooms

The cost of the pilgrimage will be in the region of £1,800 and there is a supplement of £629 for a single room.  Anyone interested should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and ask for a booking form. There is a Non-returnable deposit of £100 by 7th  August, to secure your place.


The knitted bible exhibition takes place from Tuesday 12 August to Saturday 24 August, 33 Knitted Scenes from the Bible will be on display at the St Nicholas Centre, Church Road, Halewood L26 6LB. 

Opening Times

    •  Tues, 13 Aug - 6pm-7.30pm
    • Wed, 14 Aug - 10am-2pm
    • Sat 17 Aug -10am-2pm
    • Sun, 18 Aug - 2pm-4pm
    • Mon, 19 Aug - 10am-2pm
    • Sat, 24 Aug -10am-2pm
    • Thurs, 22 Aug 6pm-7.30pm 

Entry free, donations welcome, refreshments available.


Monday 19-Friday 23 August a preached Retreat by Bishop John Cowley on ‘Bidden or not Bidden, God is Present’. For more details contact 01704   875850 or the prayercentre@This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 



Nugent's fourth annual dance competition and gala fundraiser, Strictly Nugent 2019, will this year take place at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool, on Saturday 2 November 2019.

Nugent are looking for new dancers to take part and help make Strictly Nugent 2019 'THE' glamorous ballroom fundraising event of the year.

For more information on how you can get involved and support your local charity, Nugent, please visit: or call Nugent’s Fundraising Team today on 0151 261 2000.

Come & See

Come and See is a conference in which we explore aspects of our faith and its importance in today’s society.

Taking place at Christ the King High School, Southport, 12/13 October,  9.00am-8.30pm, the keynote speaker is Peter McVerry and the day will include workshops, music and prayer. For more info contact Irenaeus on 949 1199.


 Pope Francis video message and August prayer intention

Virtual House of Memories consultation


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Advent 2019

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