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
8 December 2019
SECOND 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 SOLEMNITY OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION MONDAY 9TH:
This wonderful feast has been transferred because the Sundays of Advent always take precedence. The Masses will be as usual at 7.00am and 12 noon.
I hope your Advent efforts are bearing fruit. As Christmas becomes more and more commercialised and celebrations begin long before the event, it seems to me that the challenge for us is to prevent the Feast itself from becoming an anti-climax. Let’s continue to do our best to help ourselves and our children to wait patiently.
We have until next Sunday to make proposals around the second focus, namely: Sharing the mission of Jesus. Please put any suggestions in the Synod box and they will be processed by our Synod reps; alternatively, you could seek out the reps, John H and Andrew F, and have a chat with one of them.
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?
ST JULIE’S STATUE:
At the 6.00pm Mass this evening, representatives from St Julie’s Catholic High School will present the parish with a statue of St Julie, which we plan to place in the Lady Chapel. An explanatory plaque is being prepared. Mr Tim Alderman, the Head Teacher will say a few words at the beginning of Mass.
COMINGS AND GOINGS:
Fr Andrew has been away virtually all week, firstly in Rome for a Redemptorist restructuring meeting and then in Madrid for Marriage Encounter. However, he returns this evening.
I will be in London tomorrow for the funeral of Fr Terry Creech. Please pray for the repose of his soul. As a young man he was attached to the Bishop Eton community and there are some of you who remember him from those days. Others will have met him in Lourdes which was at the heart of his ministry in his later years.
Fr Andrew and I will also be in Clapham on Thursday for the last Provincial Council meeting of the year.
Advent Extra is on sale in the porch £1.95 each.
The Archdiocesan directory is also on sale in the porch £3.50 each.
St Mary’s and Bishop Eton Women’s Group
St Mary's and Bishop Eton Women's Group will meet Tuesday 10 December at 12.30pm in Fisher-More Hall. Talk on Christmas Images and Reflections led by Rosemary P. Punch and mince pies will be served.
The next Wednesday lunch will take place on 11 December at 12.30pm in the Fisher-More Hall. All welcome.
POLLING DAY THURSDAY 12 DECEMBER:
The Fisher-More Hall is in use all day as a polling station. Please be patient and careful entering/exiting church.
Reconciliation services will take place at 7.30pm at Bishop Eton on Monday 16 December and at St Mary’s on Tuesday 10 December.
Liam Lynch RIP
Please pray for the family of Liam Lynch RIP who passed away last week. His funeral will take place on 17 December at 12.00 noon here at Bishop Eton.
Parish Celebration of Carols in church on Tuesday 17 December at 7.00pm
This parish celebration is for all ages and includes music from our 10.00am and 6.00pm Music Groups and Allerton Brass. Refreshments in the Fisher—More Hall afterwards. We will need a representative from each parish group to place a bauble on the tree.
Traditional Carol Service
Our annual Carol Service with readings, poetry, choir and organ on Saturday 21 December at 2.30 pm. Seasonal refreshments in the Fisher-More Hall.
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:
Closed today as the stock will be sold at the school fair.
Open after all Masses next Sunday. All profits go to Project Zimbabwe. Cards are also available from reception.
6.00PM READERS ROTA:
A new rota will be compiled for the new year. If anyone wishes to join the team please leave details as soon as possible with the office. All newcomers welcome.
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
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!
Accomodation is needed for an international PhD female, mature student. If you can offer you any short term accommodation, from mid-January, please contact the parish office.
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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
Nugent - Thank you for the Christmas gifts
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!
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.
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
Marriage Matters Reflections for this week
A Reflection from Marriage Matters (www.twoinoneflesh.org.uk) for this Sunday
Second Sunday of Advent (Isaiah 11:1-10 Romans 15:4-9 Matthew 3:1-12)
Advent – a new beginning for us?
Today, Isaiah talks about trust and Matthew focuses on forgiveness. Advent is the opportunity to discover new ways to help our partner to trust us and to share themselves. Our prayer can be that we drop our defences, become more vulnerable and have the courage to open ourselves to be able to really listen, to share and to change.
A Reflection from Marriage Matters for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception
The Immaculate Conception (Genesis 3:9-15, 20 Ephesians 1:3-6, 11-12 Luke 1:26-38)
God chose Mary to be the mother of His Son. Her life was changed completely! When we married, our lives were changed completely. We were no longer a single man and woman but a husband and wife, a couple! Two new titles and a new mission: to love and cherish each other for the rest of our lives.
LATEST FROM CTMH
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Pope's Prayer Intention for December
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!!!
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
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.
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.
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