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: .
Parish Priest: Fr T Buckley C.Ss.R.
Deacons J Keeley, Gergely Juhasz
17th November 2019
THIRTY THIRD 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.
From Fr Tim
We are now encouraged to be considering the second focus that emerged from the consultation, namely “Sharing the mission of Jesus”. Once again we invite all who have something to contribute to place their thoughts and ideas in the Synod Box near the entrance to the Lady Chapel and our reps will process these.
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?
A NEW INITIATIVE:
However, we are also suggesting that our two parishes make a unique contribution to the work of the SYNOD.
It is not clear that we have yet reached out successfully to those who do not come to church, and yet if the SYNOD is to be properly informed we must hear what they have to say.
Accordingly, Fr Michael Henesy has prepared a simple questionnaire, which is available at the back of the church this weekend. If you have members of your family or friends who might be willing to complete this, please take these forms and invite them to consider responding.
Please make sure they realise that this is entirely a non- judgemental exercise and to be done anonymously.
You can download an electronic copy of the questionnaire by clicking here.
We suggest they place the completed forms in a marked envelope and either return through you or directly to the presbytery. THANK YOU.
For the first time this Sunday Deacon Gergely Juhasz will give the homily at all the Masses.
We thank him for his generous commitment, because he is also our minister for the baptisms today.
Meanwhile, Deacon John Keeley is preaching at all the Masses in St Mary’s as part of the deacon swap programme.
At the same time Fr Andrew and I will be covering the Foreign Mission Appeal for Zimbabwe in Our Lady and St Gregory, Lydiate, this weekend. Just a further reminder of the ever increasing commitments we have at the moment.
Processional Cross Restored:
We hope you are pleased to see the processional cross beautifully restored. This gives me the opportunity to say a big ‘thank you’ to our wonderful sacristans, who keep an eye on everything and ensure that all runs so smoothly.
Professional Help Required:
We are looking for some more help, especially over the weekends, to support the elderly confrères, whose disabilities are becoming more pronounced. Ideally we are looking for people with a nursing background.
Anyone interested, please contact Fr Tim or Fr Andrew and we can discuss the matter, including the requisite recompense.
Our Bible Study group will resume as usual on Monday at 2.00pm in the Hughes Meeting Room, following a short break.
Bishop Eton Lending Library meet this Wednesday, in the Hughes Room 2.00pm—4.00pm. All welcome.
There will be a mandatory collection after all Masses next Sunday, 24 November (Youth Sunday) for Animate - the Archdiocese of Liverpool's Youth Ministry. Gift Aid Envelopes are available in the porch.
Celebrated on the Feast of Christ the King, National Youth Sunday is an opportunity to recognise young people as a gift in the Church, enable the parish community to celebrate young people and affirm the contribution of young people and those who work with them.
This year the theme is Significance – inspired by Flame and the incredible Apostolic Exhortation, Christus Vivit.
This year our Justice and Peace Youth Group will be heavily involved in our 6pm Mass. They have set the psalm of the day to music and it will premiere at this Mass.
Parish Coffee Morning—CAN YOU HELP?
If you would be willing to join the rota please contact the Parish Office.
The Zoe's Place Baby Hospice appeal raised £831.38 last weekend. Thank you for your generosity!
Brother Benjamin Feeding Project:
The Justice & Peace Youth Group will be selling gift cards for £10 each, after Masses throughout November & December. Also available from reception from 9.00am—6.00pm, Mon-Sat.
Each voucher feeds a child-headed household or orphans for a month.
The Piety Shop:
The Piety Shop Open after Masses each Sunday until Christmas. All profits go to Project Zimbabwe.
2020 diaries and Stations of The Infancy, from Redemptorist Publications now in stock.
The 2020 diaries feature a beautiful painting each month, and a number of reflections. You can read all about the Stations of the Resurrection by clicking here.
Christmas Greetings Cards to parishes in the Holy Land.
Cards 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.
You can learn more about the scheme by clicking here.
CTMH stall at Allerton Farmers Market
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, ().
Kenya fundraiser night
A fundraising night will take place in the Fisher-More Hall on 30 November from 7.30pm. This will support a young parishioner to go to Kenya this Easter to help with education and building a school.
There will be bingo, raffle and a performance by the young person and some friends.
Tickets are £5, bingo and raffles costing £5 each also. Bring your own food and drink. Tickets will be on sale after Mass today.
Joan Douglas RIP Thankyou
Angela D and family would like to thank everyone for the support given after the death of their mother, Joan Douglas. A Mass will be said for your intentions.
Christmas meal in St Mary's Parish Hall on Christmas Day 1.00-4.00pm.
For anybody who will be eating alone this year, irrespective of religion or income.
Anyone is welcome.
Please contact Anita on the number below or your parish office to book a place.
All offers of help would be gratefully received! Anita on 07387576741
For Redemptorist Community & vocations News
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Items not in the Paper Version of the Bulletin.
CAFOD MEMORIAL MASS (TODAY 17TH NOVEMBER)
Visitors to St Mary's a warning
If you attend Mass at St Mary's and use their car park, please note that from Wednesday 20 November there will be some disruption due to tarmac improvement work in the main car park area and the drive.
Fr Michael's Paintings for Zimbabwe
Four new paintings have been added to those being sold for Project Zimbabwe. Please click here to view all the available options.
Marriage Matters Reflections for this week
A Reflection from Marriage Matters (www.twoinoneflesh.org.uk) for this Sunday
Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time (Malachi 3:19-20; 2 Thes 3:7-12; Luke 21:5-19)
Go on quietly working at our marriage, stand before God together
In marriage, one partner can work hard at the relationship, the other take it for granted. When both work at it, marriage can be the most marvellous relationship possible. Today, take time to stand before God together and ‘the sun of righteousness will shine out with healing in its rays’. We all need this healing. Let’s reaffirm our vows today.
WORLD DAY OF THE POOR
Today the 17th November 2019 is the 3rd Annual World Day of the Poor
The Pope's letter for the day can be read by clicking here
The Caritas Social Action Network have a page dedicated to the world day of the poor, which includes some inspirational posts. Click here
Please read the Pope's letter or watch his video below
Another worthwhile article on World Day of the Poor
PRAYER CARD FOR WORLD DAY OF THE POOR
LATEST FROM CTMH
For the latest from CTMH click here.
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.
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.
CANCELLATION OF EXPLORING OUR FAITH SESSIONS:
Please note the Exploring Our Faith Sessions at St Mary's scheduled for 21 November and 19 December have been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.
St Mary's Pastoral Team apologise for any inconvenience caused and sessions will resume in January 2020.
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!
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: paulsplace@
MONSIGNOR PETER COOKSON RIP
The Requiem Mass for Monsignor Peter Cookson will will be held on the High Altar of the Cathedral on Monday, 25 November, from 11.00am-12.30pm. The Archbishop will be the celebrant, all are very welcome to attend.
FROM THE BISHOP ETON HOME SCHOOL ASSOCIATION
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Go to www.smile.amazon.co.uk 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.
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.
CREATIVE CHRISTMAS WORKSHOPS
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 to book a place
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.
POPE'S PRAYER INTENTION FOR NOVEMBER
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
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.
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
Allerton Farmers Market Stall
Saturday 7th December
Things are now falling into place for the CTMH Market stall.
There will be displays for
- ·Christmas Cards,
- ·The Hope Christmas Magazine,
- ·Christmas Angels and
- ·a Children’s Booklet with the Christmas Story produced by The Bible Society and Hope.
There will also hopefully be leaflets from individual churches, promoting Christmas events, General Information and social/community projects. If you represent any community project who would like some promotion on the stall please email . A4 Poster and handouts can be displayed
St Nicholas Anglican Church and the Methodist Partnership in Halewood have generously donated 40 Christmas Angels, but we would welcome more. If you can knit, sew or crochet one or more in the next couple of weeks it would be greatly appreciated. Patterns are available at the following links
To learn more about Christmas Angels Click here
We also still need your prayer and more people to lighten the load on staffing the stall, particularly between 10.00am and 1.00pm.
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.
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). srbridget.folkard@googlemail.
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.
ST MARY'S COMMUNITY THEATRE
The next session is Monday 25 November from 6:00pm- 7:30pm. Open to children and teenagers aged 8-14.
Love and Mercy Faustina