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
29 December 2019
FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY (A)
8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am, 6.00pm
WEDNESDAY—Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God:
Sacrament of Reconciliation 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
A NEW YEAR GREETING FROM FR TIM
Firstly, my sincere thanks for the wonderful atmosphere over Christmas. Once again there were heartening congregations and you were your usual generous selves.
Thank you for the excellent Christmas Collection, but also for all the kind messages, cards and presents which came to me and the Redemptorist Community. I would love to be able to reply to each one individually, but it would probably be mid-summer before I managed to do that, so I hope this will suffice.
As usual we will have our Parish Reception on Friday 10 January to say ‘thank you’ for all the unsung heroes who keep every aspect of parish life ticking over so well. Please come and enjoy one another’s company in the relaxed atmosphere which always pervades that evening.
As we look back on 2019, we have much to be grateful for; please God, 2020 will bring many more blessings not just on our community but on the whole Archdiocese as we prepare for and enact the Synod in the autumn.
FR ANDREW (OUR RECTOR) AND ALL THE REDEMPTORIST COMMUNITY JOIN ME IN WISHING YOU ALL
A VERY HAPPY AND BLESSED NEW YEAR
TIMETABLES FOR THE COMING WEEKS
During the coming week we will stay with our holiday timetable and there will be a noon Mass each day.
The following week provides me with a real challenge, because we have our Redemptorist Province Assembly in Perth and all the active members of the community will be away.
I will let you know how we plan to cope next weekend, but the 7.00am Mass will not resume until Monday 13 January.
May McCrossan RIP
The Funeral of Mary (May) McCrossan RIP will take place on Friday 3 January at 12.00 noon.
Holy Hour Adoration
Holy Hour Adoration at 7.30pm on Friday 3 January. Please come and join us.
FHL Mass for Peace and Justice in the Holyland
Friends of the Holy Land Mass for peace and justice for our fellow Christians in the Holy Land will take place on Saturday 4 January at 12.00 midday.
Parish Quiz Night
Parish Quiz Night next Saturday 4 January at 8.00pm for 8.30pm start with a shared table. All welcome.
SVP Monthly Collection
SVP Monthly Collection will take place after all Masses next weekend. Thank you for your generosity.
Justice and Peace Table Sale
The Justice and Peace Youth Group are holding a table sale in the new year.
Please save any unwanted Christmas gifts to donate or anything that might sell.
Proceeds will go to Project Zimbabwe and towards helping our older members who are going on the Liverpool Youth Pilgrimage to Lourdes.
Christmas Used Stamps
Please bring them to the Sacristy to support Redemptorist Mission Action.
BE Green 2020:
This week sees the launch of our Parish-wide environmental project, BE Green 2020.
We will have a rolling programme of initiatives throughout the year, aimed at achieving the CAFOD LiveSimply award, which requires Bishop Eton Parish to live simply, live sustainably with creation and live in solidarity with the poor.
To ease us into the project, we are starting with a modest challenge - to recycle every Christmas card we received.
There will be containers at the back of Church for the next two Sundays for all your cards.
Pastoral Area Website:
The first PA website has been gone live with information of all Christmas Masses in the area. The website will be developed over time with more relevant information. Go to www.pastol.co.uk Check it out. (Pastol stands for “Pastoral Area of St Therese Of Lisieux”)
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Items not in the Paper Version of the Bulletin.
From Archbishop Malcolm
Archbishop Malcolm's Christmas message can be read by clicking here
Archbishop Malcolm's Homily at the 2019 Christmas Midnight Mass can be read by clicking here
It’s OK not to be OK this Christmas and New Year
Sometimes it feels like society says you should be always happy, especially at Christmas and New Year, and that showing your sadness is a sign of weakness. Here are 3 tips for those days when you feel trapped:
1. Try to be social: This could be
as simple as starting a small conversation with your friends or someone at Mass.
2. Use coping skills: colouring, playing a sport, going on a run, yoga, deep breathing, and so many more.
3. Let yourself feel: While this may be uncomfortable at times, acknowledging your feelings can help you move through them. The journey of life is filled with ups and downs, which is what shapes us into the people we are. When you’re having a bad day or a good day, remember that people do care about you, you are here for a reason, and the world would not be the same without you. Tel 116 123 Text SHOUT to 85258. Mental Health Matters.
Fr Michael’s paintings
If you are still searching for a Christmas present for a loved one. Take a look at Fr Michael's paintings. All money raised from sales will go to Project Zimbabwe.
They can be viewed at http://www.bishopeton.org.uk/fr-michael-s-paintings.html
Presentation of the statue of St Julie.
On Sunday 8th December 2019 - two member of St Julie's 'The 1804 society' presented Fr Tim with a golden statue of St Julie. The presentation is part of a programme of events marking the 50th anniversary of St Julie's canonisation.
A few photos follow.
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.
Marriage Matters Reflections for this week
A Reflection from Marriage Matters (www.twoinoneflesh.org.uk) for this Sunday
The Holy Family (Ecclesiastes 3:2-6, 12-14 Col 3:12-21 Matthew 2:13-15, 17-23)
Be kind and gentle when we are making decisions
The readings today challenge us to listen sensitively to each other; to be prepared to let go of our own desires and to be deeply aware of each other’s thoughts and feelings as we make decisions together. For this we need to ask the Holy Spirit to open our hearts to the gifts of compassion and understanding, courage and hopefulness.
Mary, Mother of God (Numbers 6:22-27 Galatians 4:4-7 Luke 2:16-21)
A new title
On our wedding day we received a new and special title of ‘Husband’ and ‘Wife’. These titles announce to our family and friends our unique and special place in God’s plan for us, His Church, and the world. In celebrating this Feast Day let us remember who we are and, like Mary, ‘treasure and ponder it in our hearts’.
Pope's Prayer Intention for December
Please note that the location for the SYNOD talks has changed from Hope Chapel to LACE.
The audio of Stephen Davies's recent Synod talk - Complex Catholicism: Discovering the Reality of Young Catholics in England & Wales - is now available to listen to on our website https://synod2020.co.uk/news/post?id=45
For a full list of the upcoming talks and the associated reflections click here
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
Met Cathedral's Women Refuge Appeal - a thankyou
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.
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.
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.
Over 500 children across the North West are waiting for their new family. Can you help?
Information Drop In Session, Thursday, 23 January, 6.00pm-7.30pm and Saturday, 25 January, 11.00am-2.00pm at Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Parish Centre, Mayfield Avenue, Widnes, WA8 8PR or ring 01744 613 041 for more details.
Year of the Word CAFOD resources
In this Year of the Word, you can find resources to help you break open the Scriptures.
The children’s liturgy resources help many children to reflect on the gospel and what it means for how they live their lives in our world today.