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 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

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Web: Twitter: @Bishop_Eton Facebook: bishopeton

Parish Priest: Fr T Buckley C.Ss.R. 

Deacons J Keeley,  Gergely Juhasz

10th November 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. 

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We will mark Remembrance Sunday with our usual service by the War Memorials in our two parishes. They are a constant reminder to us of the horror of war and the perennial need to strive for reconciliation and peace, beginning in our own homes and communities.

(The following prayer was written last year to commemorate the end of world war I)

Remembrance Sunday

To read more on our War Memorial click here


The pilgrimage, organised by St Mary’s, but including a number of our parishioners from Bishop Eton, was a wonderful experience. It is hard to think of how it might have been bettered. Lorna, our guide, was knowledgeable and wise, knowing when to speak and when to leave us to our own thoughts and prayers. We covered an enormous amount of ground in both cities, and somehow the older pilgrims coped with it all and seemed game for more. At the same time the younger members of the party – and there were many of them – impressed me with their enthusiasm and their attentiveness to the needs of the elderly.

Even the weather was kind to us, in spite of some doubtful forecasts.

The one thing which struck me most forcefully was that in every generation it is a challenge to strike the right balance. St Francis literally stripped off and demonstrated how to live simply. He was an inspiration to everyone, so much so that within two years of his death, he was being canonised and great basilicas were being constructed in his memory. Yet, there is the rub. The very word basilica takes us back to the Roman Empire and the exercise of power. Pope Francis has taken his name to try and inspire us today to return to a simpler way of being Church and our coming SYNOD is an opportunity for us to think it through in our own time and place.

synod 2020 logoTHE SYNOD:

I continue to urge you to respond to the request to contribute to the dialogue in preparation for the Synod. There is a box in each of our churches for you to share your thoughts.

We are moving now from “All called and gifted by God” to “Sharing the mission of Jesus”.

The following video has some reflections on the theme of Sharing the Mission of Jesus

The questions we are asked to reflect on are 

    • How do we more effectively evangelise and lead people to a deeper relationship with Jesus?
    • How do we show the compassionate love of Jesus in our work for justice, peace, and the integrity of creation, in our acts of charity and our works of mercy?
    • How can the parish rise to the challenge of sharing the mission of Jesus?
    • How can we equip people to be the presence of Jesus at work, at home, and in the street?

However, Fr Michael Henesy has once more come up with what I think is an inspired idea, which may enable our two parishes to make a unique contribution to the work of the Synod. We will share this with you next Sunday.


Fr Andrew will be away all this week on Provincial Council and other business.

Margaret Fleetwood RIP

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE REPOSE OF MARGARET FLEETWOOD, who died a few days ago. Before moving to Cumbria she was a daily Mass-goer at Bishop Eton.

Parish Coffee Morning—CAN YOU HELP?

If you would be willing to join the rota please contact the Parish Office.



Maize for Zimbabwe:

Throughout November and December the Justice and Peace Youth Group will be selling gift cards for £10, for a bag of maize after Masses on behalf of the families in Zimbabwe.

Piety shop

The Piety Shop will be open after Masses each Sunday until Christmas, with profits going to Project Zimbabwe.

Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice:

Today we will have a retiring collection for Zoe’s Place who are currently struggling financially. You can read a touching letter, along with other literature in the porch. Many thanks for your generosity.

Christmas Greetings Cards to parishes in the Holy Land.

The Archbishop has appealed to us to show support for the parishes in the Holy Land. If you would like to send a card they are available in the porch for your signature after Mass.

They will be posted together from the parish in order to reach Jerusalem before Christmas.

There is no charge but a small donation towards postage would be appreciated.

From Childwall to Whitehall

St Mary’s and Bishop Eton Women’s Group are meeting on Tuesday 12 November.

Ann Connor is speaking about “From Childwall to Whitehall” 12.30pm in Fisher-More Hall.

Please bring a packed lunch, tea and coffee will be provided.

BE Green Team:

Development meeting 7.00pm on Tuesday 12 November in the Monastery Library. All welcome. For additional information contact Tim at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wednesday Lunch

Our next Wednesday lunch will take place on 13 November 12.30pm in the Fisher-More Hall. All welcome.

J&P Youth Group

The Justice and Peace Youth Group will be meeting on Friday 15 November at 6.30pm in St Mary’s Parish Hall.

Songs from the Shows



Songs from The Shows

Friday 15th November

At 7.30 Fisher More Hall

 All proceeds in aid of  Street Child Africa With Chance for Childhood

Tickets £12.50 (Includes a hot supper and dessert)

From Jean on 722 9833 or Cath on 07702976548

Registered charity number 1013587


Old Used Football Shirts, Any size, age, team, country, Season. Please leave in the box in the porch. See poster in the porch for more information.    

Synod Talk II

Speaker: Dr Ros Stuart-Buttle. The listening process surfaced many different voices of the those in later life. Ros will help people to see how we can look at the past, live in the present and gaze into the future. To be hopeful in changing times and how we can try and navigate faith issues with children and grandchildren. All, of whatever age are very welcome!  Hope Chapel at 7pm tea/coffee followed at 7.30pm by the talk. 9pm optional night prayer.
Please email or ring the Synod Office for advice if you need assistance with mobility. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 486 1206


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Churches Together in Mossley Hill will be manning a stalll at the Farmers Market off Allerton Road on Saturday 7 December.

Bishop Eton groups who come under the theme of 'Making a difference to the local community' are invited to produce fliers publicising their activities, to be given out at this ecumenical event. Local contact - Jenny, (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). 

Volunteers are still needed to man this stall if you can help please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Twitter @RedemptoristsGB .

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Items not in the Paper Version of the Bulletin.    

Remembrance Service at St George's Plateau


Monsignor Peter Cookson RIP

Monsignor Peter Cookson former Dean of Cathedral, died in the early hours of Friday 8th December.  May he rest in peace.  


On Wednesday 13 November Veneration of Saint Padre Pio Relic (glove) will be available from 4.00pm in the Cathedral. Novena prayers to Saint Padre Pio will be said during the 5.15pm Mass.

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Churches Together Young Adults Group

The Churches Together in the Merseyside Region Young Adults group (CTMR 18+) continue to meet and would be very happy for others to join in. There is great energy and enthusiasm within the group and everyone aged 18+ is welcome to ‘come and see’.

 The young adults chair the meetings themselves. They have decided to dedicate some time visiting the various denominations so as to get to know one another better. Last month the RC Chaplaincy of John Moores and Liverpool University warmly welcomed the group (for more info please visit CTMR  or get in touch via facebook This  month the gathering will be hosted and chaired by the young adults from the Salvation Army.

 Venue: Liverpool Valley Salvation Army

               Mildenhall Road


               L25 2SN

Date:     Monday 11th November at 6:30 for a 6:45pm start.


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.

From the Bishop Eton Home School Association

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Don’t forget you can raise money for the school for FREE by using the Amazon Smile website!
Amazon will donate a % of the sale to our school!
Go to and search for Our Lady’s Bishop Eton Home School Association when prompted - the great thing is it doesn’t cost you anything!!!

 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.

CAFOD Memorial Mass

CAFOD memorial Mass

Space to be service

A “Space To Be Service” will take place at 12 noon on Saturday 23 November 2019  (International  Survivors of Suicide Loss day) in St Matthew’s RC Church, 19 Townsend Avenue, Liverpool, L13 9DL.

The service is open to people of all religions and none; and whilst it is open to everyone, we particularly welcome those bereaved by suicide as well as those who are or have been suicidal.

The hour long service will include testimonies from Fr Conor Stainton-Polland  and 4 guest speakers.

There will be quiet periods of reflection, music, and a dance performance.

We would encourage you to stay for refreshments, which will be served afterwards.

Please feel free to share this information with anyone who you may feel would benefit from attending.

If you require any further information,please do not hesitate to contact me:

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.

Walsingham Pilgrimage

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.


Once again the Cathedral is holding its Creative Christmas Workshops. Starting on on Tuesday 12 November and running for 6 weeks from 1pm – 4pm in the Gibberd Room. The six week course will use crafts and fresh flowers to make your own unique designs for Christmas for your own home or for thoughtful gifts for others. You can pay £60 for the complete course or dip in and out and pay £15 for each session you attend. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book a place

For more information visit

Adopting and Fostering why bother ?

Adopting and Fostering


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.

Pope's prayer Intention for November

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            

'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 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.

Exploring our Faith

 Marriage Matters Reflections for this week

A Reflection from Marriage Matters ( for this Sunday 

Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time (Macc 7: 1-2, 9-14;   2 Thess 2:16-3:5; Luke 20:27-38)

Rejoice, our reward is great in heaven

Today we are asked to believe in God’s untiring love. When we married we said ... ‘til death us do part’; this helps us live in sure and certain hope of eternal life as He promised. We seek to not be distracted by outside pressures, but to turn to each other in our difficulties and to listen with open hearts. 



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!

Afternoon tea


A very useful resource for people living with dementia can be found at:


The Senior Caregivers Alliance have suggested the following website which carers may find useful:

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.


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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. "It's great fun too, seeing new and old faces and having a chance to chat." Find out more at 


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  to complete an application form or contact Joella This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..u k / 07739 414649


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.


Catholic Singles


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 for more information and an application form.

Animate +

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  for more details and the application form.

Advent retreat on Dec 7th in Foxhill.

'Growing in love and longing for the Christ who comes.' Please contact Sr Bridget for more details if you are interest (before Nov 25th. so we can confirm numbers).  or text 07598756557

Youth Sunday Mass 24th November

Sunday 24th November is the Feast of Christ the King. Every year on this Feast we celebrate Youth Sunday.  This year our youth Justice and Peace Group will be heavily involved in the 6pm Mass


Nugent Hamper Appeal

Nugent have launched their annual Hamper Appeal. (Closing date for donations is the 5th December) 


Be a Cathedral Guide

The Cathedral are once again looking for people who would like to act as volunteer guides for three hours a week.  Learn on the job for as long as it takes. Answer queries at the welcoming desk. Listen to the stories of our wonderful visitors. If you like, take large or very small groups on tours. Give the job your own creativity. Be part of a ministry of welcome. Help us to increase our guiding groups to four. Add your own dimension to a large and flourishing team. Be a consistent part of your group throughout the year. Contribute toward presenting our Cathedral as a living Christian community, able to embrace everyone as valued individuals. Make new friends. Enjoy a fresh challenge. This random list could go on! Our aim is to take on twelve. Give us a call and we shall arrange for you to Come and See. Contact Dcn Paul: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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