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

13th 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:  



synod 2020 logoAcross the Archdiocese today has been designated Synod Sunday. However, apart from saying together the Synod Prayer at the end of the Bidding Prayers this weekend, we will postpone Archbishop Malcolm’s letter and all the additional material until next weekend.

If you would like a sneak peak or listen to the Archbishop's letter you can find it at http://www.liverpoolcatholic.org.uk/index.php?p=1975

This will leave the coast clear for our visiting Dominican priests, Frs Dominic White and Aidan Nichols, who will be preaching the annual foreign mission appeal.

The SYNOD Sunday poster illustrates the areas that we will be asked to focus on



Today is a day of rejoicing for the Church in our country as John Henry Newman is canonised a saint. He is certainly someone under whose patronage we can place our Synod because he wrote extensively about the importance of the consultation of the laity and was an inspiration to me when I was doing my research in the 1990s.


I will be in touch during the coming week about how we will organise the training of our new volunteers and seeking the support of those who are already faithfully serving.

The text of the Freddie Freckles manual is nearing completion! 

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 addition to the 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

New Piety Stall

The new Piety Stall in one of the small confessionals was a huge success last Sunday, turning over around £200 on the day. We are looking for volunteers to help run it in the future. It will be open again on the first Sunday of November.

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.

Bereavement Support Group meeting

The Bereavement Support Group meeting will be on Tuesday 15 October from 2.00pm—4.00pm in the Hughes Room.


Bishop Eton Lending Library, meet this Wednesday, in the Hughes Room 2.00pm—4.00pm. All welcome.

Deepening our knowledge of Christ

To know you and to love you: Deepening our knowledge of Christ.’

Three afternoon sessions: 'Unearthing Hebrew roots of Jesus in Genesis, Exodus and Deuteronomy’ 17, 24 and 31 October 1.45pm–3.30pm Fisher-More Hall. Three evening sessions 'Exploring Aramaic strands of language and culture in the life and words of Jesus.’ St Margaret Mary’s, Pilch Lane, after 7.00pm Mass: 22, 29 October and 12 November. 


J&P Youth Group

The J&P Youth Group will be meeting on Friday 18 October at 6.30pm in St Mary’s Parish Hall.

APF Mission Sunday

Next Sunday 20th October is World Mission Sunday, when the Holy Father invites all Catholics to contribute to a special collection for Missio, his charity for world mission. Please support Missio in helping missionaries to work alongside communities throughout the world that are poor or in need, regardless of their background or belief. Join in on this special day, that unites Catholics all over the world in prayer and celebration of our Church’s mission to share God’s love with all creation – ‘Together we are Mission’. You will be able to Gift Aid your donations by using envelopes provided by Missio. For more information, visit missio.org.uk Thank you.

There will be a retiring collection after each Mass,


You can read the Pope's letter by clicking here

WMS19 Poster


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.


Please be aware You will not receive flight tickets from John Walsh Tours. You will just need your confirmation letter from Joe Walsh Tours and your passport ready for check-in at Manchester Airport.

Boarding passes will be issued at the airport check-in desk.

Coach pick-up times on Monday 28 October as follows: St Mary’s Church, Church Road entrance: 5.00am. Bishop Eton Church, Woolton Road: 5.15am.

We also need to pay Ashcroft Travel for the coach transfer prior to departure, so if you have not yet paid your coach fare, contact St Mary’s Parish office to arrange.

nugentsmall2016Thank you from Nugent

Nugent were overjoyed to receive our donations - over FORTY bags full of clothes to sell in the shop on Allerton Road! Each bag is roughly worth £20.

Thanks again from NUGENT and the Justice and Peace Youth Group for such a generous response to the collection




Strictly NUGENT takes place on Saturday 2 November at Anfield Stadium. Tickets £65.00 per person and include an evening of entertainment, 3 course meal and reception drinks and disco. For more details contact Nugent’s on 0151 261 2000.

Sowers, Seeds & Sowing:

Continuing Conversations for Catechists leading to a new Diocesan Certificate in Catechesis. Following the gatherings for Catechists held in June we are offering further opportunities to develop our understanding of the catechetical needs across the diocese. Click here for more details

Synod Talk:

The first talk was a great success with over 270 in Hope Chapel. Next talk is on Monday 11 November on FAITH & THEOLOGY IN LATER LIFE. Hope Chapel 7.00pm tea/coffee. 7.30pm Talk. 9.00pm optional prayer.


For Redemptorist Community & vocations News

Website: www.redemptorists.co.uk 

Twitter @RedemptoristsGB .

Email :  or  

Items not in the Paper Version of the Bulletin.    

St. Gerard Majella

stgerardThe Feast Day of St Gerard Majella C.SsR will take place this Wednesday 16th October.  St Gerard is known as the Mothers’ Saint.


The League of St. Gerard is an association of Christians united in prayer for family life and its Christian values.

Membership is open to all.

The enrolment fee of £5.00 covers postage and membership fee - which includes the League of St Gerard prayer book, card and a medal. plus a weekly Mass is offered for all members and their intentions.

If you wish to join the league contact Brother Michael Duxbury via the monastery.


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.

SYNOD Report


Date for your diary! Thursday 19 December from 7.00pm – 10.00pm.

A brand new addition to the Cathedral’s Advent season where you and your family and friends can experience the Lutyens Crypt ‘after-dark’ and lit by candlelight.

Guests will enjoy a delicious 2 course Festive supper with complimentary mince pies and a free glass of mulled wine, and hear traditional Christmas songs and carols from the Cathedral Youth Choir and X-Factor favourite Danny Morris.

Tickets are £19.50 per person so reserve yours now as we expect this event to be a sell-out. Apply to Claire in Cathedral House on


Twitter Accounts

Those on Twitter may be interested in the following accounts

@PicCatholic The twitter feed for the Catholic Pictorial.

@SYNOD2020 – Keep up to date with the progress towards next year’s SYNOD


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.


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



Next session this Thursday 7 October at 6:30pm iin 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-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time (2 Kings 5:14-17;  2 Timothy 2:8-13;   Luke 17:11-19)

Healing miracles in our marriage…He is there!

God knows we need healing! Daily He performs, through the Holy Spirit, large and small healing ‘miracles’. When we look carefully and sensitively at what happens in our marriages, we can detect God alive and active within us. As we learn to choose to co-operate with His grace and mercy, He becomes evident in our lives. Let’s always thank Him.

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 Latest from CTMH

For the latest from CTMH click here. 

SFX Autumn Recital

SFX recital

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

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.


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


The next date for the Cathedral Walking Group will be on Sunday 10 November 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.


"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 


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




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

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


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


Archbishop Malcolm will host an evening for men who may be wondering if they are being called to be deacons and what the formation involves. The event will take place on Tuesday 19 November 2019 7:30-9:00pm at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Community Room, Croxteth L11 9AZ. Wives, priests and deacons are also welcome.


‘Missionary Disciples’ a day led by Bishop John Arnold on Wednesday 23 October (10:30-3:30pm) with Mass and lunch, suggested donation £20. See the poster in the porch for more details.


Asylum Link Merseyside is holding a charitable musical evening at St Anne's Overbury Street, Liverpool L7 3HJ on Friday 25 October 7:00pm. E Tickets £5 from Illa 709 1713 or or at door.