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 Priest: Fr T Buckley C.Ss.R.
Deacons J Keeley, Gergely Juhasz
20th October 2019
TWENTY - NINTH 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.
OUR SYNOD SUNDAY:
I remind you that because of the Foreign Mission Appeal last Sunday we have had to postpone our Synod Sunday to this weekend. This explains why Archbishop Malcolm’s Pastoral Letter relates wholly to the Scriptures and the events of last week, notably the canonisation of John Henry Newman.
It is worth noting that this week the Scriptures remind us to support one another in prayer and to be certain that God will answer the prayer of the just. The Gospel reading ends with the challenge “Will the Son of Man find any faith on earth?”
The Synod is a great act of faith and once again I encourage you all to take an interest and respond as and when you feel able.
After discussing this next phase with our delegates, we have decided not to call any more meetings, but invite you to reflect over the coming months on each of the four themes in turn.
There is a box for your comments and reflections as part of our Synod display at the top of the aisle, just before you enter the Lady Chapel.
THIS MONTH’S THEME: ALL CALLED AND GIFTED BY GOD
The questions we are asked to ponder are
- How do I hear the call of God in my life today?
- How do I feel about being called by God?
- What changes in me because God has called me?
- What does it mean for us to be a church of saints and sinners?
PILGRIMAGE TO ASSISI AND ROME:
The St Mary’s Pilgrimage is coming up and I will be away for the inside of the week after next.
I will just highlight the fact that during that week there will be no weekday Masses at St Mary’s, but Deacon Bernard has kindly offered to celebrate a liturgy in the early part of the week but the usual holiday of obligation times will be in place for the Feast of All Saints.
Please do not despair. You are on my radar and hopefully, before I leave for Rome and Assisi we will have plans in place to train the new servers in both parishes and re-affirm all our existing servers.
Rena Curpen RIP
Rena Curpen passed away earlier this week, soon after her husband, Narderaseen.
Catherine Fields RIP
The Funeral of Catherine Fields RIP will take place on Tuesday 29 October at 12.00 noon.
Today is APF Mission Sunday
Today 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
There will be a retiring collection after each Mass.
Old Used Football Shirts
Any size, age, team, country, Season. Please leave them in the box in the porch. All donations will be distributed by a parishioner. See poster in the porch for more information.
St Mary’s and Bishop Eton Women’s Group
St Mary's and Bishop Eton Women's Group are meeting on Tuesday 22 October at 12.30pm for a talk about A Journey of Friendship - Teresa Brittain, Sister of Our Lady of Sion.
Please bring your own lunch. Tea and coffee provided.
Eucharistic Ministers who visit the sick: Dementia Awareness Session
A Dementia Awareness Session for those Eucharistic Ministeres who visit the sick will be held on Wednesday 23 October 6.30pm—8.30pm in St Mary’s parish hall. A great opportunity to improve our efforts in becoming a Dementia Friendly Parish.
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.
Ecumenical Prayer Group
The Ecumenical Prayer Group will meet on Friday 25 October 2.00pm—2.45pm. In the Hughes Meeting Room.
ROME AND ASSISI PILGRIMAGE:
Please be aware You will not receive flight tickets. You will just need your confirmation letter from Joe Walsh Tours and your passport 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.
The first talk was a great success with over 270 in Hope Chapel. The 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.
Songs from the Shows
Friday 15 November at 7.30pm in the Fisher-More Hall in aid of Street Child Africa with Chance for Childhood.
Tickets £12.50 include a hot supper, available from Jean on 722 9833 or Cath on 07702976548.
Afternoon Tea and Sing-Along
Afternoon Tea and Sing-along at St Mary’s parish hall Friday 25 October, 2.00pm—4.00pm. All welcome especially those living or caring for those with dementia.
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.
For Redemptorist Community & vocations News
Twitter @RedemptoristsGB .
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.
New Piety Stall
We are looking for volunteers to help run the new piety stall. If you can help please contact the parish office It will be open again on the first Sunday of November.
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 2020 NEXT STEPS:
At the end of September, all the Synod Members gathered at ‘The Edge’ in Wigan to receive the report from the listening stage of our Synod journey and hear the announcement of the four themes that have emerged from all the listening that took place from February to July.
Over 20,000 people took part in the listening- in parishes, schools, online and in focus groups. All this information was read and sent to Hope University and under the guidance of Fr Peter McGrail was presented to the Synod working party in August and after 3 days of prayer and discernment four themes emerged.
You can read the full report (130 pages) on the Synod website: https://synod2020.co.uk/news/post?id=41
These four themes will give us all the opportunity to listen some more, reflect and then make proposals for action for the Synod, which will be voted on and guide the Archbishop in writing a Pastoral Plan for the Archdiocese.
The four themes are
- All called and gifted by God
- Sharing the mission of Jesus
- How we pray together
- Building Community, nurturing belonging.
This weekend you will receive a Synod Sunday leaflet and please take a Synod prayer card if you didn’t get one last weekend.
CHRISTMAS BY CANDLELIGHT AT THE METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL
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.
ONLY A FEW TICKETS LEFT!
THE ORDINATION TO THE DIACONATE OF TIMOTHY KING:
Timothy King will be ordained to the diaconate on Thursday 31 October here at Bishop Eton at 6:00pm. All welcome!
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
Parish Centre Manager vacancies
Four of the Archdiocese's Parish Centres are looking for managers. Please click on the links below to learn more
Children's Liturgy of the Word
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
CELEBRATION TO MARK THE CANONISATION OF CARDINAL NEWMAN:
Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral is hosting a special evening with Liverpool Cathedral on Thursday 7 November at 6:00pm.It will begin with a joint Choral Evening Prayer sung by both Cathedral choirs, followed by a guest lecture with Newman scholars Canon Dr Rod Garner and Monsignor Roderick Strange.
The event is free but you all must register.
Liverpool Male Voice Choir will be appearing on Saturday 2 November in St James church Woolton at 7:30pm cost £6.
ST MARY'S PARISH DISCUSSIONS - EXPLORING OUR FAITH:
Next session this Thursday 21 November 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.
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
Marriage Matters Reflections for this week
A Reflection from Marriage Matters (www.twoinoneflesh.org.uk) for this Sunday
Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Exodus 17: 8-13; 2 Timothy 3: 14- 4: 2; Luke 18: 1-8)
Prayer is essential for a deeper loving
Today, Jesus encourages us to pray often and never lose heart. Praying together is a time for thanking God for His presence with us and for the blessing of our love for each other. We ask God to help us to forgive hurts, to share ourselves more deeply and to listen better. In darkness, pain or joy, He is there.
Latest from CTMH
For the latest from CTMH click here.
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.
The Recruitment morning will take place on Saturday 26th October from 11 – 12.30 in the Gibberd Room
Cathedral Hospitality Team
Bishop Tom Lecture
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
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 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
CATHEDRAL WALKING GROUP
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.
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.
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.
FHL Work in Gaza
Prayer for Extraordinary Mission month October 2019
WHY WE NEED MORE DEACONS:
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.
ST JOSEPH’S PRAYER CENTRE FRESHFIELD:
‘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 FUNDRAISER
Modern Slavery Awareness
With an estimated 40.3 million victims, #ModernSlavery is closer than we think - at our local petrol station, shop or restaurant. We can all do our part to spot the warning signs and report suspicious activity. #AntiSlaveryDay https://t.co/ansXrgRU4a— SVP (@SVPEnglandWales) October 18, 2019