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: www.bishopeton.org.uk Twitter: @Bishop_Eton Facebook: bishopeton

Parish Priest: Fr T Buckley C.Ss.R. 

Deacons J Keeley,  Gergely Juhasz

6th October 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 

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:  



As promised, I have outlined the thoughts I shared with you two weeks ago and they are now included in this month’s edition of BE Alive.(for an electronic version).  Hopefully, they will provide some criteria to guide our decision making in the months and years ahead.

Meanwhile, we are faced with some immediate decisions over the next couple of weeks.


Next Sunday has been designated Synod Sunday, but since we have the Dominican priests, Frs Aidan and Dominic, preaching the foreign mission appeal next weekend, we will postpone the Dominican Archbishop’s message for the Synod until the following weekend!


Our Synod reps will stagger the distribution of the available material accordingly.


The Welcome Mass at 10.00am last Sunday was a joyful experience, greeting the families of our Reception Classes and also launching the With You Always programme for the children preparing for First Holy Communion next year. Thank you to all those who commit so much time and energy to ensure that these occasions are truly blessed.

The Ordination to the Diaconate of Timothy King:

This will take place in Bishop Eton at 6.00pm on Thursday, 31 October. Any servers willing to help with this ceremony please contact the respective parish offices.

Diploma in Pastoral Ministry and Leadership:

 Information regarding this three-year programme will be provided during a meeting at LACE on Thursday, 17 October, between 7.00pm and 8.30pm. It would be wonderful if some of you are interested and willing to find out more. Certainly, I anticipate that the parish would be willing to subsidise the expenses of anyone deciding to pursue the course. Pauline Volk (St Mary’s) is already taking part in the programme and speaks very positively about it.

This is available in partnership with Loyola University Chicago Institute of Pastoral Studies and in association with Liverpool Hope University. Please contact Veronica Murphy at  for more info.

In addirion to thw Diploma there is also a certificate available.

Click on the below image for details of the certificate and click here if you are interested in the Diploma.


Pastoral studies


James Ward RIP

The Funeral Service of James Ward RIP will take place on Friday 11 October at 10.00am.

The Annual Mass Count

The annual Mass Count continues today. The help of the collectors is very much appreciated for this task. Slips to note the numbers are available in the Sacristy.

BE Alive magazine.  

Please take your free copy with Parish news and dates for your diary. This months edition along with the regular features has Fr Tim's thoughts and an update on Project Zimbabwe

Articles from parishioners are always welcome. If you have something to say email it in!

For an electronic version please click here

SVP LOGOSVP Monthly Collection

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

Parish Coffee Morning

The Parish Coffee Morning will take place TODAY after the 10.00am Mass in Fisher-More Hall.

The Piety Shop

The Piety shop with cards, rosary beads, Christmas gifts and lots more will be available after 10.00am and 6.00pm Mass TODAY, in the converted confessional. All profits going to Project Zimbabwe. Please come along and take a look.

CAFOD Harvest Fast Day

CAFOD Harvest Fast envelopes will be collected after each Mass today. If you have forgotten the envelope today, please hand it in at the Monastery or bring it along next week. We pray for a good harvest as we seek a better, fairer world.

Wednesday Lunch

The next Wednesday lunch will take place on 9 October at 12.30pm in the Fisher-More Hall. All welcome.


Donations can be made at the Monastery, weekdays 10.00am-6.00pm. Cans, pasta, rice, non-perishables and toiletries. Thank you.

synod 2020 logoFirst Synod Talk:


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



The One World Group are holding a lunch fundraiser at 60 Hope Street on Sunday 20 October. Tickets are £25 available from Cath 07866 798 158 and Sara 07947 120 371.  (Additional details appear in this month's BE Alive)


Your used stamps raised £290 at auction. Please continue to drop your stamps into the Sacristy. Many thanks.

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.)

Thank you

Jeanette  wishes to thank everyone for the support she received during her treatment and operation. A Mass will be offered for your intentions.

Divine Mercy Prayer Group

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

KSCThe Knights of St Columba

The Knights of St Columba are 100 years old this weekend. Congratulations to all from Council 9 which covers South Liverpool. The oldest council in England.

Thank you

Bro. James’ Summer Sponsored Cycle - “Thank You!”  to all who donated towards his appeal for the Salvation Army mission in Rhyl, N. Wales. £1,044 was raised in total.

For Redemptorist Community & vocations News

Website: www.redemptorists.co.uk 

Twitter @RedemptoristsGB .

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Items not in the Paper Version of the Bulletin.    

Date For The Diary:

In this 50th anniversary year since their patron saint was canonised, St. Julie’s Catholic High School are presenting a beautiful golden statue of The Smiling Saint to the parish at 6.00pm Mass on Sunday 8 December.

George Ferguson School of Irish Dance reunion

The George Ferguson School of Irish Dance are having a reunion to celebrate 40 years of existence! All dancers past and present are invited to the Irish Centre Boundary Lane, L6 5JG on Friday 11 October from 7.30pm. Those with photos, please bring them along. Hope to see you there! George.


End Hunger UK are holding a week of action from 11-18th October.

‘Feeding Liverpool’ which is co-chaired by Bishop John Rawsthorne wish to show their support  for End Hunger Uk and are calling on you to help by taking part in a photo stunt.

When  and where : Sunday 13th October meeting at 12.15pm at St Georges’ Church Everton.   The group will then walk to Everton Park to take the photo. Anyone interested in ending hunger is welcome, children should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

At Everton park a photo will be taken with those taking part holding up letters to spell.


This photo message will accompany a press release about the campaign to local media. Anyone who does not want to show their face can hold on of the letters in front of their face.


If you were in an Notre Dame school there will be a Coffee Morning on Saturday 26 October 11:00am-1:00pm at Hope University (EDEN ARBOUR ROOM). It will be an opportunity to meet up with friends, renew acquaintances and look to the future of the Notre Dame Association. RSVP to  Bernie on 07891 645 785 by this Thursday 10 October. 


Redemptorist Publications have commissioned me to write an altar server’s manual in the Freddie Freckles series and I am drafting this at present. At the same time, I have invited the children who made their First Communion last year to consider whether this is a ministry to which they may wish to commit themselves.

Application forms are at the school, but for children not at Bishop Eton and who wish to become servers, please go directly through the office.

Pope’s Video message to the UN Climate summit



'GOD WHO SPEAKS' The Year Of The Word 2020

The year 2020 (well 30th September 2019 to 31st December 2020) has been designated Year of the Word by the Bishop’s Conference of England and Wales.  Each month will have a different focus. The focus for October 2019 is St Jerome

Cardinal Nichols has released the following video

For more informat on as to what the year is about visit


If anyone in the parish wishes to use the ‘prayers for the year’ either individually or in a group please visit



Third Thursdayof the month 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.

Exploring our Faith

Lourdes Youth Pilgrimage 2020:

Be Part Of Something Special Be part of the Liverpool Youth Pilgrimage to Lourdes, ages 15 (or in Year 10) – 22 years old. Thursday, 23 July-Saturday, 1 August 2020.

Cost £530, applications available from 1 October 2019, for more info contact Animate on 01744 740 461

Watch the trailer

 Marriage Matters Reflections for this week

A Reflection from Marriage Matters (www.twoinoneflesh.org.uk) for this Sunday 

Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (Hab 1: 2-3, 2: 2-4; 2 Tim 1: 6-8, 13-14; Luke 17: 5-10)

Guard our love

Today St. Paul reminds us “you have been entrusted to look after something precious, guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us”.  For us this means we are the guardians of each other! We live that out by always striving to be tender lovers, gentle and kindly friends, and courageous, loyal supporters of each other.

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 Latest from CTMH

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SFX Autumn Recital

SFX recital

Newman Novena

 All over the world, people are preparing to celebrate the canonisation of Blessed John Henry Newman on Sunday 13 October.

A Novena with Newman begins on Friday 4 October and ends on Saturday 12 October on the eve of the canonisation.sign up to theNovenaNewman -as a prayer group, family or simply as a single link in the chain go to www.newmancanonisation.com/novena.


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

Cathedral Healing Service

Healing Service

Cathedral Heritage Project – Volunteers needed

New Heritage Project at the Cathedral.  Volunteers of all ages are needed to form a research team as part of a community engagement project creating an exhibition on the Lutyens Crypt.

For full information go to https://www.liverpoolmetrocathedral.org.uk/get-involved-in-an-exciting-new-heritage-project-at-the-metropolitan-cathedral/

The Recruitment morning will take place on Saturday 26th October from 11 – 12.30 in the Gibberd Room

Cathedral Hospitality Team

The Cathedral are looking for volunteers to support small scale catering for visiting teams and parishes. Any one interested can learn more at https://www.liverpoolmetrocathedral.org.uk/join-our-hospitality-team/ or can contact for additional information.

Bishop Tom Lecture

BpTom Lecture


Afternoon Tea and Sing-Along

The next monthly Afternoon Tea and Sing-along will take place at St Mary’s parish hall on 25th October 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: https://musicmemories.bbcrewind.co.uk/


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


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.


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.


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


"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 


Dementia videos

Nugent Pre-loved campaign

Friends of the Holy Land Prayer

Friends of the Holy Land Prayer Resources can be found at


For the September prayer click here  

Marriage Care Foundation Trustee - Vacancy



Mental Health Awareness

“Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year. In England, 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem (such as anxiety and depression) in any given week…
The overall number of people with mental health problems has not changed significantly in recent years, but worries about things like money, jobs and benefits can make it harder for people to cope.
Tuesday 10th September 2019 is World Suicide Prevention Day and Thursday 10th October is World Mental Health Day.
With this in mind here are some links that may be of use to those struggling or for those concerned about a loved one.
https://www.mind.org.uk/ (0300 123 3393)
Mind is a mental health charity, whose aim is that no one has to face a mental health problem alone.


“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.

Visit www.fareshare.org.uk/volunteer  to complete an application form or contact Joella .u k / 07739 414649

Faith and Life questions at Our Lady's Gateacre:

The first session of Alpha for those who are thinking about what Christianity is about or are considering becoming a Catholic begins on Wed 9th Oct 1-3pm & 6-8pm in Our Lady’s Club Gateacre. The first session will explore, ‘Is there more to life than this?’

If you know people in your street, in your family or are among your friends who are asking questions about life then this is the best thing to invite them to.

There will be a simple meal, some input and time for conversation.

Cathedral Sewing Group

This group meet in the Cathedral each week and work on a wide variety of 5 pieces for use in and around the Cathedral. They are always looking for new members so if sewing, embroidery etc is among your talents please contact David on 280 2392 for more information.

Nugent Together Magazine

Deepening our knowledge of Christ



Prisoners Week: 13-19th Oct.

This is a time for prayer and action for prisoners and their dependents. Perhaps you have a relative or friend in prison. Maybe this is effecting your children or grandchildren. PACT is a Catholic Charity that supports prisoners and their families you can contact them on    0203 0316 867. 

FHL Work in Gaza

Prayer for Extraordinary Mission month October 2019