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
5th January 2020
SOLEMNITY OF THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD (A)
8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am, 6.00pm
Monday - Friday12.00 midday
Saturday Mass - 12.00 midday
11.00am to 11.45am 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.
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From Fr Tim
THE SOLEMNITY OF THE EPIPHANY:
The Magi – the Kings - the Wise Men: these mysterious visitors from the East reveal the paradox of where true power and authority lie. They are to be found in a little child. Like them we are invited to go down on our knees and offer our gifts: the gift above all of ourselves and our lives.
May this New Year provide us with the opportunity to renew our faith in the wonder of what has been revealed to us in Jesus of Nazareth!
He is the King of Peace, the one who brings us a wisdom that can sustain us through all the ups and downs of our lived experience.
Once again, I wish you every blessing for 2020.
THE REDEMPTORIST COMMUNITY:
Firstly, I would like to welcome Fr Beverley Ahern to the Redemptorist Community.
He has joined us from Clapham, where a major renovation of the monastery is about to take place. At 90 he is the oldest member of the Province and continues to manage extremely well in spite of the serious deterioration of his sight.
In a sense he is returning home because he was born and bred in Liverpool.
Many of you will know his brother, Raymond, and his sister-in-law, Evelyn.
TIMETABLE FOR THE COMING WEEK:
Many of the Redemptorist Community will be in Perth this week for our Province Meeting. However, I have managed to arrange a noon Mass for each day this week.
Fr Pat O’Brien will celebrate on Monday; Fr Jimmy Smale on Tuesday and Thursday; and Archbishop Patrick Kelly on Wednesday and Friday: on your behalf, my sincere thanks to each of them.
PARISH HELPERS’ SOCIAL: THIS FRIDAY 7.00pm-10.00pm:
All being well we will have returned in good time from Perth. So I look forward to being with you for what is always a happy and relaxed evening. Our chance to say ‘thank you’ to one another for all the good work that goes on, much of it in quiet and undemonstrative ways.
We hope you like the new larger bulletin.
When it was introduced at St Mary’s it was well received.
It provides us with more space for providing you with all the information about what is happening in the parish. At the same time we have cut down on the number we are producing and sincerely hope that you will now take them home as a valuable support and not leave them littering the church. Sadly, that has been happening all too often in recent times.
William Byrne RIP
The Funeral Service of William Byrne RIP will take place on Friday 10 January at 10.00am.
The next Wednesday lunch will take place on 8 January at 12.30pm in the Fisher-More Hall. All welcome.
Parish Pastoral Group meeting - agenda items
The next core group meeting will take place on Wednesday 8 January at 8.00pm. Any items for the agenda parishioners would like discussed should be emailed to the parish office by Tuesday 7 January.
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.
Pastoral Area Website:
The first PA website has gone live. 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”).
Fourth SYNOD TALK
FAITH IN THE FAMILY
Speakers: Dominika Kurek-Chomycz & John Sullivan
LACE Conference Centre. Monday 13 January 2020, 7.30pm. Tea and Coffee from 7.00pm. Please note the change of venue.
- What does Scripture teach about faith and family?
- What does it mean to call home 'the domestic church'?
- What foundations for faith can be laid in the family?
There will be an opportunity for questions and answers with optional Night Prayer at 9.00pm. LACE Conference Centre L17 1AA. For more information visit www.synod2020.co.uk/lectures
Journeying in Dialogue.
Stop Human Trafficking – A New Year Resolution
Join forces with other local organisations to learn about Human Trafficking and what you can do to recognise and combat it in your parish.
Kevin Hyland OBE, who was the UK’s first independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner and is a member of the Pope’s Santa Marta Group to combat Human Trafficking, will be giving the Memorial Lecture at LACE, Croxteth Drive, Liverpool L17 1AA on Sunday 19 January 2.00-4.00pm.
Please come along to see how you and your parish can help to stop this deadly trade in your area. Info: .
BE Green 2020
Patron: Fr Casey
Bishop Eton Parish living simply, sustainably with creation and in solidarity with the poor
Message from the Pope:
Each of us must “… work with generosity and tenderness in protecting this world which God has entrusted to us.”
Recycle all of the Christmas cards we received. Bring them along to Church this/next Sunday. The J&P Youth Group will sort them and, among other things, we will create ‘visitor cards’ for people visiting Bishop Eton.
- BE Green survey: take part in the survey in Church next Sunday 12 January.
- Monthly ‘Walk to Church Sunday’ 26 January.
- We’ve also challenged the Parish Core Team to ‘go paperless’ at the meeting next week. Will they manage it?
Did you know:
- ‘Real’ Christmas trees can be recycled. There are temporary Council collection points across South Liverpool for the next few weeks, including two in Calderstones Park. (Additional Information - Temporary drop off points exist from 3rd to 31st January 2020 - see https://liverpool.gov.uk/bins-and-recycling/where-to-recycle-your-christmas-tree/ for the full list of drop off points)
- Christmas cards and wrapping paper containing glitter, which are put in the blue bin, will NOT be recycled and will end up in landfill!
Want more info:
We have a BE Green 2020 section on the website. Among other things, see ‘the Plan’ there are more details about BE Green 2020 in BE Alive.
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Items not in the Paper Version of the Bulletin.
Benchmark Fundraiser for Project Zimbabwe
On January 25th 2020 in the Fisher More Hall from 7.30pm onwards. There will be a fundraising evening for Project Zimbabwe. Tickets are priced £8 for adults and £6 for children. The Price includes a Fish and Chip supper and a musical performance from Benchmark.
Tickets will be available at the helpers social on Friday 10th and then after Mass on the 12th and 19th January.
SVP Monthly Collection
SVP Monthly Collection will take place after all Masses this weekend. Thank you for your generosity.
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
World Day of Peace
The 53rd World Day of Peace was held on 1 January 2020. Pope Francis published a message for the day entitled ' Peace as a journey of hope: dialogue, reconciliation and ecological conversion'. To read the letter click here
Fr Michael’s paintings
If you are looking for a special gift for someone or simply just something to hang on the wall. Please 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
ECUMENICAL SERVICE at St Mary's
During CHRISTIAN UNITY WEEK 18-25 JANUARY 2020: St Mary's will be hosting an Ecumenical Service on Sunday 19 January. The service will be at 4:00pm in St Mary’s Churc followed by refreshments in the parish Hall.
The theme for the week of Christian Unity this year is ‘Unusual Kindness’.
Please do come along. All very welcome.
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 Epiphany of the Lord (Isaiah 60:1-6 Ephesians 3:2-3, 5-6 Matthew 2:1-12)
Give every fibre of our being
The gift we can give to Jesus and to one another is ourselves. No matter how long we have been married, let us still enjoy unwrapping the gift of self. Just as, through the grace of God, the ‘wise men’ went another way, not the world’s way, so can we, by giving our whole selves, every fibre of our being.
Pope's Prayer Intention for January
CATHEDRAL WALKING GROUP
The next date for the Cathedral Walking Group will be on Sunday 19 January 2020. Please 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
Monthly Dementia Friendly Afternoon Tea And Singalong dates for 2020
|Friday 31st January 2020||Friday 31 July 2020|
|Friday 28th February 2020||Friday 28 August 2020|
|Friday 27th March 2020||Friday 25th September 2020|
|Friday 24th April 2020||Friday 30th October 2020|
|Friday 29th May 2020||Friday 27th November 2020|
|Friday 26th June 2020|
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.
Tuesday, 14 January and Saturday, 25 January, 10.00am-4.00pm at The Cenacle, Tithebarn Grove, Lance Lane, Wavertree, L15 6TW.
An opportunity for quiet time, away from the daily rush of life, offering £10 pp, bring your own lunch, contact Sister Winifred for more info on 722 2271.
If there are any year 8’s in non-Catholic schools who want to be Confirmed this year, they are invited to a preparation day on 29th Feb 2020 10am tp 1pm at Lowe House in St Helens at which they will cover the material they will have missed in classroom based sessions.
They should sign up for the day through Eventbrite (search Animate Youth Ministries).
WHY WE NEED MORE DEACONS:
Archbishop Malcolm will host an evening for men who may be wondering if they are called to serve as deacons and what the formation involves. Wives, priests and deacons are also welcome, on Wednesday 5 February 7:00pm-9:00pm at St Joseph’s Parish Centre, Crow Orchard Lane, Wrightington WN6 9PA.