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: .
Parish Priest: Fr T Buckley C.Ss.R.
Deacons J Keeley, Gergely Juhasz
TWENTY - FOURTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME (C)
8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am, 6.00pm
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 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.
With just a year to go to the Synod, momentum is building and the next phase is coming to fruition.
Sunday 13 October has been designated ‘Synod Sunday’ and we will do our best to keep you informed, but it happens to clash with the day we have invited the two Dominicans, Frs Aidan and Dominic, to make the annual foreign mission appeal in both our parishes. That Sunday also happens to be the day on which John Henry Newman will be canonised.
This all serves to remind me of how difficult it is to plan so that we can give proper attention to everything that demands our attention.
Next weekend, I propose to speak at all the Masses in both parishes, outlining some strategies which I hope will be helpful. I had a very useful meeting with the three Deacons last Wednesday and now I am keen to arrange meetings with all our Ministers of Holy Communion and also with all our Altar Servers, so please keep your ears to the ground and your eyes on the bulletins.
Today Sunday 15th September is Home Mission Sunday.
We are invited to find ourselves in the Gospel story as we accompany the characters who call out, ‘Rejoice with me!’ These words express the joy of finding something, or someone they had lost. Imagine the joy in your own heart when you see someone you love coming home to Church, because they are seeking, or have found Christ. Occasionally this happens by direct divine intervention, but more often we are called to be the face of Christ, praying for, inviting and welcoming those we love into a relationship with Him.
Thankfully we are not alone in this task. The Home Mission Office is a national organisation that helps the local Church engage in the vital mission of Evangelisation. This weekend, they ask for our prayers and our financial support through the second collection. Our prayers help them to be attentive to the Holy Spirit who directs their work, and our donations to the second collection will enable them to help the local Church share the joy of the Gospel throughout England and Wales. In short, the second collection helps them to help us. For more information about the Home Mission Office or to donate online please visit www.homemission.org.uk
There will be a retiring collection after Masses
Project Zimbabwe, Thank You:
Great news, the tiles are finished and Br Royston has taken the laminated card with the donors names on to Zimbabwe, which will be displayed in the classrooms. ’YOU HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE’.
Aside (not in paper bulletin)
Those interested in Zimbabwe and/or cricket may be interested in the following event that was included on this week's CTMH bulletin.
An Evening with Tatendu Taibu Wavertree Cricket Club 7.00pm to 8.30pm on Wednesday 18th September
From his upbringing in the township of Highfield, Harare, Tatendu took the wicket for Zimbabwe in 28 Test matches and 150 One day Internationals. He retired from Cricket at the age of 29 to devote more time to his Christian faith. His Autobiography “Keeper of Faith” reflects on his complete life story and what it is like to be an outspoken athlete in Zimbabwe during the regime of Robert Mugabe.
NB This event is part of Smithdown Litfest 2019.
No Charge but you need to book your tickets at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tatenda-taibu-at-wavertree-cricket-club-tickets-67496651301
If you have been thinking that you would like to know more about joining the Catholic Church why not contact the Parish Office on 722 1108 and find out more about the meetings due to start later this month.
The defib has been installed in the monastery reception just behind the door beyond the sacristy, connecting the church to the monastery.
There will be a second round of training for all after all Masses today Sunday 15 September.The new machine will be displayed at this session. All welcome.
The Bible Study group begins this Monday 16 September from 2.00pm to 3.00pm in the Hughes Room. Our first topic will be GENESIS. All welcome.
Parish Pastoral Group.
The next core group meeting will take place tomorrow (Monday 16th Sept 2019) at 7.30pm. Any items you would like to be discussed should be emailed to the parish office.
Bereavement Support Group meeting
The next Beravement Support Group meeting will be on Tuesday 17 September from 2.00pm—4.00pm in the Hughes Room.
With You Always Registration Meeting:
For those who missed the meeting with Fr Tim and Catechists last week there will be an additional meeting this coming Tuesday in the Fisher-More Hall at 3.30pm.
BE Green Project with CAFOD:
If you are concerned about the impact humankind is having on our precious planet, please support our environmental project here at Bishop Eton.
Every parishioner is invited to attend the project’s launch meeting at 7.30pm on Tuesday 17 September in the Fisher-More Hall.
Perhaps you would like to watch the following video before Tuesday's meeting
You can find out more about what CAFOD's approach at https://cafod.org.uk/Campaign/Climate/Our-Common-Home (where you will find another video plus associated information). Alternately you could read Pope Francis Letter Laudate Si by clicking here
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.
The Annual Mass Count
The annual Mass Count begins next Sunday and on each Sunday for four weeks, at all Masses. The help of the collectors is very much appreciated for this task. Slips to note the numbers will be available in the Sacristy.
Restored Lives - Recovery from Divorce and Separation:
This is a series of six meetings starting on 19 September to 24 October for anyone who has been impacted by the end of a serious relationship.
Meetings are free, confidential, informative and affirming. For details contact: Maureen O’Brien 07967 753371 or Jacqui Sellek 07793 825815.
First Synod Talk:
THE QUIET REVOLUTION OF POPE FRANCIS - A SYNODAL CATHOLIC CHURCH.
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.
First Synod Talk: THE QUIET REVOLUTION OF POPE FRANCIS - A SYNODAL CATHOLIC CHURCH. At Hope Chapel on Monday 7th Oct at 7.30pm. Tea and Coffee from 7pm
All are welcome to come and find out more about Pope’s Francis’ focus on a renewed Church and how this can translate into parishes and diocese.
The Former Irish Jesuit Provincial Gerry O’Hanlon SJ is a theologian and author of many books, including ‘The Quiet Revolution of Pope Francis’. He looks at the Pope’s vision for new roles for the Pope, bishops, theologians, and all the baptised.
An optional night prayer follows at 9.00pm. Each talk includes time for questions
Open Evening at St Julie's:
St Julie’s Catholic High School 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 4.00pm to 6.00pm. Come and find out what it means to be part of the Notre Dame community of schools.
SFX Year 6 Open Evening
An Open evening at SFX on Tuesday 24 September 2019 6.30pm - 8.00pm. Parents of boys currently in Year 6 are invited to attend our annual Open Evening. An opportunity to meet our staff and our students. Headmaster’s Address is at 6.30pm.
Open evening: Our Lady’s Bishop Eton Primary School:
Admissions 2020 open evening is on 8 October at 4.00pm. (The schools admission policy can be read by clicking here.)
Informal organ recitals
Informal organ recitals by Amy Colleran and Andrew Sharples in All Saints' Childwall as part of theirHeritage
Weekend.21 September at 12.30pm and Sunday 22 September at 2.00pm.
More details of the Heritage weekend can be found by clicking here
Sponsored Walk Will take place next Sunday at 2.00pm from Albert Dock to Liverpool Cricket Club.
The walk has become a community event and we warmly invite parishioners to join the walk which is do ne in remembrance of Steve Dooley and Pat McGann who did so much to promote charity in our area.
Sponsored Envelopes will be collected before all masses on Sunday 22 September.
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Items not in the Paper Version of the Bulletin.
St Mary’s Parish Pilgrimage To Rome And Assisi - Pre-Departure Meeting:
There will be a short meeting in St Mary’s parish hall on Sunday 22 September at 2.30pm for all those signed up for the Parish Pilgrimage. We will discuss joining instructions and hopefully answer any questions you may have. The itinerary for the tour will also be circulated at this meeting.
Portraits of Redemptorists around the world
ST MARY'S PARISH DISCUSSIONS - EXPLORING OUR FAITH:
Starting next Thursday 19 September at 6:30pm in St Mary's parish hall (small room), we will come together to explore our faith using the Bishop Robert Barron DVD series, followed by brief discussion. The organisers would be delighted to see as many people as possible to share these evenings of rich discussion. All welcome.
CAFOD – Autumn Fast Day 4th October 2019
For information and resources visit https://cafod.org.uk/News/Events/Harvest-Fast-Day oe watch the video below
Lourdes Youth Pilgrimage 2020:
Lourdes 2020 forms will be available to download from the Animate website on Tues 1st Oct at 9am. A deposit of £50 will need to be sent with the application.
Coaches get filled up within two days.
National Mass for Altar Servers
Altar servers, their family and friends are invited to the National Mass of the Archconfraternity of St Stephen, which this year for the first time, will be held outside of London at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral on Saturday, 21 September at 2.00pm.
The main celebrant is His Grace, Patrick Kelly, Archbishop Emeritus of Liverpool. We look forward to seeing you there.
LACE New Lay Governance Roles:
The Archdiocesan Trustees have recently decided to extend the number of lay trustees and creating some new policy structures.
Applications to become a trustee or a member of the policy structures are invited from suitably experienced/qualified lay Catholics.
For full details click here
Applications for trustee positions should be sent to the Chief Operating Officer by Friday 20th September 2019.
Expressions of interest in the policy roles send to the Chief Operating Officer by Mon 30th September 2019.
Marriage Matters Reflections for this week
A Reflection from Marriage Matters (www.twoinoneflesh.org.uk) for this Sunday
Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Exodus 32:7-11, 13-14; 1 Tim 1:12-17; Luke 15:1-32)
Driving together on the way to heaven
The readings contain a sense of hope. His forgiveness seems never-ending and His mercy shows no limits. He never stops ‘rescuing’ us as the lost sheep of His flock, or ‘finding’ us, like the widow’s mite, when we feel lost within our marriage. God’s way of working is like a ‘satnav’, with the destination set as eternal life.
Latest from CTMH
For the latest from CTMH click here.
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.
A huge thank you to everyone who so kindly donated nappies, wipes and cereals for the NUGENT appeal.
New appeal :To celebrate the NUGENT SHOP’S 10th birthday, we are collecting a MOUNTAIN of CLOTHES! Please put any unwanted clothes in the box in the porch until the weekend of the 29 September. Thank you!
Saturday 12 October at 12noon followed by lunch in the hall. If you would like to attend or require transport please contact Jim Carson 428-1108, David Keane 428-2509 or Angela Rigby 428-9133.
Assistance with transport is welcome. Thank you!
Family Groups 2nd October 2019:
There will be an open, informal meeting to find out more about Family Groups and how this Ministry of Welcome can support a parish community. Like a natural family, Family Groups are made up of people of all ages and circumstances who simply commit to meet regularly and get to know each other better. The groups are linked by a common faith bond but are not exclusive to Catholics.
Family Groups do not replace other groups in the parish but help their members develop genuine friendships and support networks and to build a sense of community in the parish and a sense of parish in the community.
If you think this issomething that could benefit the parish, please come along to: LACE, Croxteth Drive, L17 1AA on Wednesday 2 October at 7.30pm. Please contact Sue Faulkner on 522 1047 or email to book a place.
Afternoon Tea and Sing-Along
The next monthly Afternoon Tea and Sing-along will take place at St Mary’s parish hall on 27th September 2019 at 2.00pm—4.00pm. All welcome especially those living with or caring for someone living 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/
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
Event at the Christian Heritage Centre
The Christian Heritage Centre is based at Stonyhurst College. The event can be booked online or by calling. 01254 827329
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
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:http://www.romerotrust.org.uk/videos
BE PART OF STRICTLY NUGENT CHARITY DANCE EVENT 2019 AT ANFIELD:
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: https://www.wearenugent.org/news/be-part-of-strictly-2019/ 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. Click on the image below to see details of the Conference.
Day of Reparation
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Chair Based Exercise Group
This gentle exercise group takes place at New Hutte Neighbourhood Centre every Tuesday between 11.00am and 12.00 noon. At the end of the session there is an opportunity to have a drink and a chat with a group of very friendly people.
A great opportunity to keep active and enjoy some lovely company! Please come along as you will be made most welcome!
The Marie Curie Helper Service is Recruiting
The Marie Curie Helper service recruits, trains and supports volunteers to support terminally ill people (defined as anyone with any terminal illness, not just cancer) who are in the last 12 months of life.
This support follows the terminally ill person wherever they are, whether it be in their own home, hospice, hospital or nursing home. Our volunteers provide companionship, emotional support, practical support, provide a break for carers, information giving and signposting.
The support may be face to face (which it normally is) or could be by telephone if the person isn’t up to a physical visit. The same volunteer will then sometimes provide bereavement support for that person’s carer or loved one for up to 3 months after death.
This is an amazing service with incredible volunteers. Marie Curie is now recruiting more volunteers. If you or anyone you know has any questions about the service or wishes to know more, please do not hesitate to give Jan the Volunteer Coordinator a call on 0800 304 7402 or 07928 525611
CLAIRE HOUSE Hunts Cross Shop
Claire House Children’s Hospice helps seriously and terminally ill children live life to the full by creating wonderful experiences and bringing back a sense of normality to family life.
They couldn’t survive without the help of our wonderful volunteers and are always looking for new volunteers at our Hunts Cross shop, located on the Hunts Cross retail park.
If you have a few hours to spare, please contact Jessica Murray on 343 0883 for more information.
CATHEDRAL WALKING GROUP
The next date for the Cathedral Walking Group will be on Sunday 29 September 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 are always welcome.
CATHEDRAL BOOK CLUB
The next meeting of the Cathedral Book Club will be Thursday 24 October at 7.00pm in the Gibberd Room. The book to be discussed is Beloved by Toni Morrison. New readers are always welcome
VOLUNTEER WITH NUGENT
"Volunteering gives me opportunities that I wouldn’t have had." Volunteering is a great way to boost your skills, improve your CV, meet new people and give back to your community.
There are currently volunteering opportunities in the Nugent Charity Shop on Allerton Road, Liverpool. It is one of the most popular charity shops in the area, with a lot of regular customers and the team have sold over 40,000 items so far this year and raised over £90,000 for Nugent’s community services. Volunteers in the Charity Shop get involved in all aspects, from sorting stock to taking payments, but most of all they are the face of Nugent for all of their regular customers. Give Colin a call now on 0151 261 2041 to find out how you could volunteer with Nugent, or email, . "It's great fun too, seeing new and old faces and having a chance to chat." Find out more at wearenugent.org
Nugent Pre-loved campaign
Safe Internet courses
LIVERPOOL ROMERO LECTURE
The Romero Lecture will take place on 25 September at 6.30pm for 6.45pm in the 001 Theatre in the Cornerstone Hope University (Everton Campus) Liverpool L3 8DR. The title is Prophetic Trajectories of Hope from San Salvador to Liverpool: A celebration of the ministries of Oscar Romero, Austin Smith, Kevin Kelly and Tom Cullinan. The lecture will be given by David McLoughlin, Newman University, Birmingham.
Before the lecture there will be a Memorial Mass in nearby SFX Church at 5.45pm celebrated by Bishop John Rawsthorne.
LIVERPOOL MEMORY WALK: Sunday 29 September at Aintree Racecourse.
The Archdiocese is entering a team ‘Holy saints’ Team.
The course opens at 10:00am and the walk starts at 11:00am. You can walk 2km or 7km.
If you want to register go to : https://www.memorywalk.org.uk/find-a-walk/liverpool-2019/?team=MW99187
The entrance fee is £10. Entrants will receive a pack including a t-shirt.
The Archdiocese team “Holy saints” also have a just giving page where you can make a donation at: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/mw467867 Please use Team ID code MW99187 to join 'Holy saints' when registering online. All funds raised go to the Alzheimer’s Society helping people affected by dementia.
Friends of the Holy Land Prayer
Friends of the Holy Land Prayer Resources can be found at
For the September prayer click here
Carmel College: Foundation Governor Vacancy
Carmel College have a vacancy for a Foundation Givernor– There is a Commitment to attend 8 meetings per year. The Governing body is particularly keen to hear from interested parishioners who may have Human Resources or Employment Law experience. For further information contact: Mrs. C. Shaw 01744 452200 or
Marriage Care Foundation Trustee - Vacancy
Advice from the NSPCC
All over the world, people are preparing to celebrate the canonisation of Blessed John Henry Newman on Sunday 13th October.
This is a time of special grace for us to join together and form links in a great chain of prayer, where we call upon the soon-to-be-Saint to crown our prayers with his intercession in heaven.
We encourage you to form links in that chain by joining in our Novena with Newman
Mental Health Awareness
“The Hub of Hope is the world’s first of its kind mental health database bringing grassroots and national mental health services together in one place for the first time ever.
Using the location of web browser or mobile devices, the cloud-based web application allows anyone, anywhere to find the nearest source of support for any mental health issue, from depression and anxiety to PTSD and suicidal thoughts, as well as providing a ‘talk now’ button connecting users directly to the Samaritans.
It is currently the biggest and most comprehensive resource of its kind, with more than 1,200 validated support networks already registered on the web app and this number increasing each day. I
t has been endorsed by the Samaritans and 25 other national mental health support organisations and trusts. It already has a proven record of providing support to thousands as a vital stopgap for those on the five to six month NHS waiting list for mental health referrals.”
The Samaritans operates a 24-hour service available every day of the year. If you prefer to write down how you're feeling, or if you're worried about being overheard on the phone, you can email Samaritans at
https://www.thesilverline.org.uk/ (0800 4 70 80 90)
The Silver Line is a free confidential telephone helpline offering information, friendship and advice to older people in the United Kingdom, available 24 hours a day.
Students against depression is a website for students who are depressed, have a low mood or are having suicidal thoughts.
Childline (0800 1111) runs a helpline for children and young people in the UK. Calls are free and the number won't show up on your phone bill.
NSPCC https://www.nspcc.org.uk/ 0808 800 5000
From Fairshare Today in the UK 8.4 million people are living in food poverty. At the same time, thousands of tonnes of edible food are going to waste. At least 270,000 tonnes of this surplus food comes from the food and drink industry and this equates to 650 million meals.
FareShare are tackling food waste and fighting hunger. We are on a mission to get as much of this surplus food from around the UK to charities and community groups to make it into meals for vulnerable people.
Could you help us? We are looking for volunteers to join our fantastic team at our Merseyside regional centre based in Speke. We need warehouse assistants and drivers to pick, pack, stack and distribute food. Our warehouse is open Monday-Friday, 9.00am – 5.00pm but you can volunteer at times to fit around you.