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
3rd November 2019
THIRTY FIRST 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.
I am scribbling a note before leaving on the pilgrimage and am presuming that I, along with all the pilgrims, will be returning from our trip to Italy renewed in faith and commitment. I have never before returned from a pilgrimage disappointed!
We are now in the month of November and our attention turns to those who have gone before us, the souls in purgatory. We never quite grasp the mystery of life after death and the nature of eternity. The concept of purgatory speaks to us, not of eternity, but of a time of final preparation to meet God.
By happy coincidence Remembrance Sunday occurs in this month because 101 years ago the First World War finally came to an end at 11.00am on the 11th of the 11th. As we pray for those who still need our prayers, perhaps we could redouble our efforts in praying that war will one day truly be a thing of the past.
Meanwhile, as we strive in Synodal language, to become the Church God wants us to be, let’s seek every way we can of healing division in our own families, communities and country.
Daisy Walker RIP
The Funeral of Daisy Walker RIP will take place on Tuesday 5 November at 12.00 noon.
As part of the SYNOD process theAs part of the Synod process thepriests and deacons are doing a swaparound the parishes in the PastoralArea. This is part of the deepening ofcollaboration and mutual support thatwe are ever more being called to do in5service of the Catholic community inthe Pastoral Area.
We welcome Deacon Tony Downes who will be preaching at Masses today.
SVP 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 takes placce today (3rd November) after the 10.00am Mass in Fisher-More Hall.
As of today the Piety Shop will be open after each Mass every Sunday until Christmas with all profits going to Project Zimbabwe.
Maize for Zimbabwe
The Justice & Peace Youth Group will be selling gift cards for £10 for a bag of maize, after Mass on behalf of the children and families in Zimbabwe. This will continue during November and December.
Bishop Eton Lending Library meet this Wednesday (6th November), 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. All welcome.
Agenda Items for Parish Pastoral Group meeting
The next core group meeting will take place on Wednesday 6 November at 8.00pm. Any items for the agenda parishioners would like discussed should be emailed to the parish office by Tuesday 5 November.
Next Sunday 10 November we will have a retiring collection for Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice who are currently struggling financially. We received a touching letter with the approval of Archbishop Malcom from Professor Jack Scarisbrick, asking for our help.
You can read the letter, along with other literature from Jack, in the porch. Thank you for your generosity.
Old Used Football Shirts
Any size, age, team, country, Season. Please leave in the box in the porch. They will be distributed by a parishioner to some of the poorest children in the world. See poster in the porch for more information.
SVP Food Collection
The SVP are collecting food for the local food-banks. Doations can be left via the Monastery weekdays 10.00am—6.00pm. Cans, pasta, rice and non-perishables gratefully accepted. Thank you.
Divine Mercy Prayer Group
Each Friday the Divine Mercy Prayer Group meet at 7.30pm in the Hughes Room and everyone is welcome.
Synod Talk II
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.
The Pat McGann and Steve Dooley Memorial Sponsored Walk raised over £7000. Thanks to all who contributed. Council 9, which covers South Liverpool has been voted top Council out of 300 in England and Scotland.
Christ the King and Our Lady’s Parish have spaces to spare on their annual pilgrimage to Walsingham on Thursday 12 December -Saturday 14 December.
Depart: Thursday 12th December Return: Saturday 14th December
Accommodation: two nights accommodations including breakfast, lunch and evening meals at the R.C. National Shrine Pilgrim Bureau This is hostel accommodation with plenty of toilets/showers/ baths - please bring a towel
Thursday: Travel to Walsingham (please bring packed lunch)
Christmas Dinner Friday:
Full Pilgrimage Programme Mass at the Shrine Friday Evening: A visit to Thursford to see the Christmas Spectacular ‘Ultimate Christmas Musical Experience’ (which is included in the cost)
Saturday: Breakfast—travel home Cost: Twin En-suite - £182.00 person Single Standard - £170.00 per person If you would like to make a booking, please ring Christ the King Parish Office on 722 2231.
FORMER MEMBERS OF THE LIVERPOOL NOTRE DAME ASSOCIATION.
A mass of Remembrance for all deceased members of the Association will be offered on Wednesday 20 November in the Notre Dame Convent, 266 Woolton Road at 2.00pm. Father Chris Thomas, the Federation Chaplain will officiate. If you wish to attend would you please phone Norah Burns on 0151 259 0611.
For Redemptorist Community & vocations News
Twitter @RedemptoristsGB .
Items not in the Paper Version of the Bulletin.
Redemptorist Martyrs of Cuenca CSsR
The 6 Redemptorist Martyrs of Cuenca where amongst those who lost their lives in the Spanish Civil war. They were beatiied in October 2013.
You can learn more about them by visting http://www.redemptorists.co.uk/who-we-are/redemptorist-saints/912-blessed-martyrs-of-cuenca-spain.html
We celebrate their feast day on 6th November
SYNOD 2020 Talks
On the SYNOD 2020 talks page, you can listen to an audio or download a transcript of the first talk and see details of the upcoming talks.
Synod Reflection Evening
Everyone is invited to an evening ofprayer and reflection on the first Synod Theme:
29 October 2019, (7.30pm-9.00pm),St Joseph, Crow Orchard Road,Wrightington,WN6 9PA.
6 November 2019, (7.30pm-9.00pm),St Philomena, Sparrow Hall Road,Liverpool, L9 6BU.Come along to either evening to ponder how we hear the call of God inour lives today.
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.
Pastoral Area Prayer:
The next Pastoral Area Prayer will take place on Wednesday 6th November 6pm. at Hope Chapel. Each month the priests gather to say Evening prayer in Hope Chapel with parishioners from the Pastoral Area. The prayers are followed by light refreshments in the chaplaincy.
Sowers, Seeds & Sowing:
Continuing Conversations for Catechists leading to a new Diocesan Certificate in Catechesis. Following the gatherings for Catechists held in June the Archdiocese is 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.
CREATIVE CHRISTMAS WORKSHOPS
CATHEDRAL BOOK CLUB
The next meeting of the Cathedral Book Club will be Thursday 28 November at 7.00pm in the Gibberd Room. The book to be discussed is Ahead of the Class by Marie Stubbs. New readers are always welcome.
Job Opportunities with Top Ten
Ten Ten, a Catholic education organisation who work with Catholic primary and secondary schools throughout the UK, have recently opened an office in Liverpool and are looking for a Relationship manager to join there team.
To apply please visit www.tentenresources.co.uk/recruitment
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
'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
HEART SPEAKS UNTO HEART
An evening to celebrate John Henry Newman will take place on Thursday 7 November from 6.00pm – 8.00pm in the Gibberd Room.
The evening will begin with Choral Evening Prayer followed by a guest lecture with Newman scholars Canon Rod Garner and Mgr Roderick Strange, who will share their insights on the influence of John Henry Newman on both the Anglican and Roman Catholic Church.
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
Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time (Wisdom 11:22-12:2; Thess 1:11-2:2; Luke 19:1-10)
The call to praise and affirm each other
Jesus affirmed Zacchaeus by going to his house for a meal. How often is our focus on what we want our spouse to do rather than on how can we bring him/her life and joy? A daily reflection on where we need ask for forgiveness and on how we can affirm our spouse for something, brings us both new life.
Latest from CTMH
For the latest from CTMH click here.
Cathedral Hospitality Team
Dementia Friendly Afternoon tea
The final Afternoon tea for 2019 will take place on Friday 22nd November - This will be our special Christmas Afternoon tea. There will be lots of prizes and surprises in store and maybe even an early visit from Father Christmas!
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 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.
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.
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 Bernadette Team:
For any young person over the age of 18 . The St Bernadette Team offer personal care for the assisted pilgrims in Lourdes. Visit http://www.animateyouth.org/lourdes/st-bernadette-team/ for more information and an application form.
The aim of this new initiative is to helpgrow young leaders from our schools and parishes. We are inviting any young person in Year 10 up to the age of 21 to apply to be part of the Animate+ Team. Suitable applicants would be young people who want to develop or learn new skills such as public speaking or working with small groups as well as developing their own faith through interacting with the full Animate Team and other members of the Animate+ Team.
This is a fantastic opportunity foryoung people to ‘dip a toe in the water’ of the full Animate Team and discover more about youth ministry and gain valuable work experience that can be added to any future college/university/work applications.
Please have a look at the Animate website http://www.animateyouth.org/animateplus/ for more details and the application form.
LIVING HOLY COMMUNION:
A day of retreat with Archbishop Malcolm McMahon at St Joseph’s Prayer Centre, Formby 10:00am -3:30pm on Saturday 9 November. Booking is essential on 01704 875850 and the cost is £15 per person, to include refreshments and lunch.