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
1 December 2019
FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT (A)
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
THE ADVENT SEASON:
Please note that this year we have a separate brochure, itemising all the special events of this holy season. I encourage you to take one and plan your Advent accordingly. Click here for an electronic copy.
Cribs in the home:
I have spoken before about the great tradition of the crib in the home as well as in the church. It would be wonderful if every home in the parish has a crib this Christmas.
If you don’t have one and especially if there are children in the home, make one with them.
It will be helpful if we can have all the returns in by next weekend please. ( A reminder this is a questionnaire for Catholics on the fringe)
You can download an electronic copy of the questionnaire by clicking here.
The Mèdaille Trust:
We were asked if it is possible to have a special appeal for this charity.
However, Bro Francis (SFX) works closely with the Trust and has suggested that in both our parishes we encourage you to take the recent magazine at the back of the church. This explains the work of the Trust in supporting the victims of modern slavery.
If you wish to make a contribution, details on how to do so can be found in the magazine.
To learn more about the Mèdaille Trust visit their website https://www.medaille-trust.org.uk/
Reverence for the Eucharist:
Sadly in recent times, hosts have been found on the floor of both our churches. Therefore I beg all of you when receiving Communion to follow the guidance that we take a step to the side and consume the host in the presence of the minister.
Ministers, please be vigilant and if you see anything suspicious, do not hesitate to respond.
Please pray for our children and their families, who are celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time this Sunday afternoon.
Teresa Brent RIP
The Funeral of Teresa Brent RIP will take place on Wednesday 4 December at 12.00 noon.
Christmas Gifts for Nugent
Christmas gifts for Nugent can be brought to Mass today ONLY for collection by Nugent tomorrow. They should be unwrapped and in original packaging. Collecting on this day allows Nugent time to distribute the presents to needy families this year.
Parish Coffee Morning
The Parish Coffee morning takes place today after the 10.00am Mass.
If you can help in future please call the parish office.
SVP Monthly Collection and Food Appeal
The SVP monthly collection will take place after all Masses on Sunday 1st December.
SVP Food appeal
On Sunday 8 December the SVP are asking parishioners to bring a small offering to be made before the offertory procession of cans, pasta, rice and non-perishables. The need in our city is very great and is especially felt around Christmas. Thank you for your generosity.
Advent Extra is on sale now in the porch £1.95 each.
The Archdiocesan Directory is on sale in the porch £3.50 each.
The Bishop Eton Lending Library meet this Wednesday, in the Hughes Room 2.00pm—4.00pm.
Pastoral Area Evening Prayer:
Wednesday 4 December Hope University, 6.00pm with tea and coffee to follow.
J&P Youth Group
The J&P Youth Group will be meeting on Friday 6 December at 6.30pm in the Fisher-More Hall.
Holy Hour Adoration
There will be a Holy Hour with Adoration at 7.30pm on Friday 6 December. Please come and join us.
Friends of the Holy Land Mass and SVP Healing Mass
If anybody needs a lift to the Mass they can phone Bryan on 07866 307 511.
Soulsby Memorial Quiz Night
All Welcome to come and raise money for this wonderful cause.
Brother Benjamin Feeding Project:
The Justice & Peace Youth Group will be selling gift cards for £10 each, after Masses until Christmas. Also available from reception 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.
Fr Michael’s paintings
Four new paintings have been added to those available for sale.
They can be viewed on our website at http://www.bishopeton.org.uk/fr-michael-s-paintings.html
All proceeds going to Project Zimbabwe
Calling All Parish Groups:
Don't miss this chance to publicise how your work benefits the local community.
Leave fliers or posters in the sacristy please, to be given out at the CTMH stall at Farmers Market off Allerton Road on Saturday 7 December.
Justice and Peace Table Sale
The Justice and Peace Youth Group are holding a table sale in the new year to raise money for our friends in Zimbabwe and for our older members who are going on the Liverpool Youth Pilgrimage to Lourdes.
Will you save any unwanted Christmas gifts to donate.
We will also be collecting anything that might sell. Many thanks!
CAFOD Gift booklets
CAFOD gift booklets displaying a wide range of innovative Christmas gifts, at the back of Church. Please take one.
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Items not in the Paper Version of the Bulletin.
Advent Posters and Information
Information has been colated to allow you to quickly find events and information that you may find interesting.
You can access information and posters via the home page (bishopeton.org.uk) or via the dropdown Advent menu.
For Posters click here
For general information click here
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
December's BE Alive
The December edition of BE Alive is available this weekend. Click here for an electronic copy
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. Thanks to those who have responded and if anyone else is interested, please let us know this week, preferably in writing, and we can get together and discuss how to further the process.
A reminder we are now 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?
Marriage Matters Reflections for this week
A Reflection from Marriage Matters (www.twoinoneflesh.org.uk) for this Sunday
First Sunday of Advent (Isaiah 2:1-5 Romans 13:11-14: Matthew 24:37-44)
Walk in the light of the Lord
God’s Word is clear – we can only be certain of each current moment in our day-to-day lives. To live as couples in the ‘present moment’ more often, we need to apply ourselves to today’s call from Jesus to “stay awake”. Also St Paul tells us, “the time has come: you must wake up now”, because now is all we have.
LATEST FROM CTMH
For the latest from CTMH click here.
FROM THE BISHOP ETON HOME SCHOOL ASSOCIATION
If you are starting to think about Christmas Shopping 😬 🎄.....
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 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.
CATHEDRAL WALKING GROUP
The next date for the Cathedral Walking Group will be on Sunday 19 January 2020 where once again we will meet at 12.30pm at the Cathedral Car Park.
CATHEDRAL BOOK CLUB
The next meeting of the Cathedral Book Club will be Thursday 23 January 2020 at 7.00pm in the Gibberd Room. We will meet to discuss The Christmas Train by David Baldacci. New readers are always welcome
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 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.
SYNOD 2020 Talks - Talk 3 - Complex Catholicism
Hope University Chapel 7.30pm to 8.45pm
Tea & Coffee available from 7pm
Optional night prayer at 9pm
COMPLEX CATHOLICISM:COMPLEX CATHOLICISM:DISCOVERING THE REALITY OF YOUNG CATHOLICS IN ENGLAND AND WALES.
Speaker: Stephen Davies. Using up to date research he will explore who the younger members of our Church are today. He will look at how we can reach out to youngCatholics. We will hear the voice of young people speaking into the Church today. All are very welcome!
Please note The text of the second Synod Talk, Faith & Theology in Later Life by Dr Ros Stuart-Buttle, is now available on the SYNOD website https://synod2020.co.uk/resources/lectures There is no audio of the event due to technical issues
MEDJUGORJE IRISH CENTRE PILGRIMAGES APRIL - OCT 2020:
7 Night Stay and Airport Shuttle service from Dubrovnik or Split for €266 per person sharing. Book any flight - any time and we provide guaranteed airport shuttle service. Call us for further info and book the dates that suit you. Tel. 020 3239 8662 or email reservations@med-irishcentre.
CAFOD Fun Run or Walk
The 36th Annual CAFOD Fun Run (or walk) will take place at 12.00 noon on Friday, 27 December at the Wavertree Athletics Centre, L15 4LE.
Marie Curie Christmas Decoration appeal
Nugent Christmas Decorations