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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 Safeguarding E-mail :

Web: Twitter: @Bishop_Eton Facebook: bishopeton

Parish Priest: Fr T Buckley C.Ss.R. 

Deacons J Keeley,  Gergely Juhasz

18th August 2019


Sunday Masses:

8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am, 6.00pm

Weekday Masses:

Monday -  Friday 12.00 midday

Saturday  Mass 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:  



I thoroughly enjoyed my week’s holiday and met up with many old friends as well as enjoying lots of wonderful walks in the country and by the sea. Among those with whom I enjoyed a drink and a bite to eat was Fr Timothy Radcliffe, the former Master General of the Dominicans. He had just returned from a month in Vietnam, where he had taken part in the Dominican General Chapter. He was tired but as buoyant as ever: meeting him is like a spiritual tonic.

My holiday was quickly followed by my participation in a short meeting with my fellow Redemptorists from across northern Europe, which was not the easiest of encounters. We are faced with many real challenges to which there is no obvious solution. I anticipate that as we approach the next few years together in the            parishes of Bishop Eton and St Mary’s, likewise we will face problems to which there is no obvious solution.

And this brings me back to a piece of very sound advice, given me by Timothy Radcliffe many years ago: “When faced as a group with problems to which there is no obvious answer, it is good to see if you can at least agree on the next step forward. If, afterwards, you have to step back and try again, so be it. SHALL WE TRY THAT FOR STARTERS?


The One World group is holding an Afternoon Tea Fundraiser on Sunday 8 September at 2.00pm in the Fisher-More Hall.

Tickets are £12 which includes a welcoming glass of Prosecco and are available from Cath 07866 798 158 and Sara 07947 120 371.


On Thursday 12th September the woman's group have organised a coach to Llandudno.

This is a coach event, the rest is up to you!

Cost £15.00. -  Payment envelopes will be available from the Monastery. 


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, 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 parish email address  or contact the Safeguarding Office at the Archdiocese.

Marriage Enrichment.

The REFOCCUS Marriage Enrichment Inventory designed to help a couple focus on key topic areas and enrich their marriage through rediscovery of the depth of a couple’s love and desire to continue to grow together.


Bro. James - Sponsored Cycle for the Salvation Army

On Sunday Aug. 4th, Bro. James (SFX) took part in the Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 mile Sportive cycling event He rode 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 

Our Lady of the Assumption  Gateacre  - Admin Vacancy

This post focuses on administration and coordination of the sacramental life of the parish of Our Lady's Gateacre.
Applicants with experience of family and or children’s ministry (e.g. baptism preparation, children’s liturgy, First Communion preparation, supporting families on their faith journey) would be welcome to apply.
The post supports the vision and mission of the parish which can be read at
To have a clearer understanding of what the post entails applicants are welcome to speak to Fr Stephen. Full Juob description and aplicaton pack can be accessed at
The closing date is 2 September.

Wills & Lasting Power of Attorney:

An information session on Wills and Lasting Power of Attorney will take place on Friday 6 September at 12.30pm in Our Lady of Assumption, Romero Room. Through a contact within their Parish, Jackson Lees Solicitors are going to provide free advice about Wills and LPAs. This is purely a meeting to inform so why not pop along.


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.    


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 :

or email

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



The archdiocese are looking for a people to fill the following roles. Click on the items below for the job descriptions.

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.


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

    • 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.

 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 latest updates from CTMH are available by clicking here.

Please note that  CTMH bulletin will only be updated less frequently during the summer.


 Marriage Matters Reflections for this week

A Reflection from Marriage Matters ( for this Sunday 

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Jeremiah 38:4-6, 8-10; Hebrews 12:1-4; Luke 12:49-53)

Our Sacrament: a sign of grace

When we married we entered into a Covenant of unconditional love, summed up in the vows we made to each other. By imitating Jesus’ unconditional love for his bride, the Church, we became a Sacrament – a sacred sign of God’s love for all to see. Living out our ‘life-style choice’ is made possible only by ‘the graces of the Sacrament’.


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:


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  

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 and ask for a booking form. There is a Non-returnable deposit of £100 by 7th  August, to secure your place.


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@ 


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


Day of Reparation

Click on the image for full details

Mike Anderson Music Worskshop

Music Workshop Flyer


Sunday 15 September at 2pm from the Albert Dock gate (opposite  the Hilton Hotel) along the waterfront to Liverpool Cricket Club for Zoe’s Place and the Sisters of Mercy educating children in Mukuru, Kenya.

More information to follow


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