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
12th January 2020
BAPTISM OF THE LORD (A)
8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am, 6.00pm
Monday - Friday 7.00am, 12.00 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 BAPTISM OF THE LORD
We cannot keep Jesus in the crib. With the feasts of the Epiphany and the Baptism of Jesus, we are reminded of the reason why Jesus came: sent by the Father to redeem the world. For us, baptism marks our incorporation into the mission of Christ.
I suggest that today we reflect seriously about what this should mean in practice. At the baptismal ceremony, parents and godparents are entrusted with the responsibility of bringing their children up in the practice of the faith. I leave you to think through how best we can help one another to live our faith to the full.
While the secular clergy of the Pastoral Area were having some ‘away days’ last week, the Redemptorists were in Perth, assessing our situation and looking for ways to manage the present commitments while at the same time not losing sight of the ongoing mission of Christ: the very reason for our baptism and our religious vows.
I am writing this before leaving for Perth. Highly organised to leave at 10.00am, our plans have been confounded by the hire van, which has simply refused to start. In many ways, it strikes me that we have here a parable for our times
No matter how hard we prepare and plan, something may occur which means that we have to reassess and adapt accordingly.
Perhaps the first grace we should always pray for is PATIENCE.
A photo from this week's gatthering in Kinnoull
Fr Tim would also just like to apologise for the incorrect spelling of Fr Bev Ahearn’s name in last week’s newsletter.
Patricia Kerswell RIP
The Funeral Service of Patricia Kerswell RIP will take place on Wednesday 15 January at 1.45pm.
Saturday 25 January at 7.30pm, Fisher-More Hall. Tickets are on sale after Masses today, £8 each and £6 for children (includes a fish & chip supper). Profits will go to Project Zimbabwe.
Sunday 19 January is Peace Sunday. There are Gift Aid envelopes in the porch for those who would like to donate.
The Pope's message for World Peace can be read by clciking here
Bishop Eton Lending Library meet this Wednesday, in the Hughes Room 2.00pm—4.00pm. Do come along and see the selection of books, borrow and have a chat. Refreshments will be available. All welcome.
J&P Youth Group
The J&P youth group will be meeting on Friday 17 January at 6.30pm in St Mary’s Parish Hall.
J&P Youth Group Table Sale:
Fisher-More Hall on Sunday 9 February to raise money for our friends in Zimbabwe and for our older members who are going to Lourdes.
Please leave any unwanted gifts, books, bric a brac, DVDs or ANYTHING that will sell for our table sale at the back of church. Many thanks!
Christmas Used Stamps
Please bring them to the Sacristy to support Redemptorist Mission Action.
FOURTH SYNOD TALK
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.
Celebrating Chiara Lubich, the founder of Focolare:
Local, national and international personalities will share experiences of building unity, inspired by the spirituality of the Focolare Movement.
Saturday 18 January at the Elgar Hall, University of Birmingham, 11.00am–4.00pm.
Entry is free but tickets are required by booking via Eventbrite (search ‘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.: .
Celebration of Marriage and Family Life
Archbishop Malcolm McMahon will preside at the Archdiocesan celebratory Mass of Marriage and Family Life at our Cathedral on Sunday, 9 February, the beginning of National Marriage Week.
We hope many people will come to give thanks for the great blessings that flow from marriage and from loving, family relationships, especially couples preparing for marriage and those who help them to prepare, the newly married and all who are celebrating a special anniversary of commitment in 2020.
Refreshments will be served afterwards in the Gibberd Room.
Restored Lives: Recovery from Divorce and Separation.
A series of six meetings starting on Wednesday 12 February at Holy Rosary, Aintree, L10 2LG. Meetings are free, confidential and informative.
Contact Maureen 07967 753 371 or Jacqui 07793 825 815
BE Green 2020
Patron: Fr Casey
Bishop Eton Parish living simply, sustainably with creation and in solidarity with the poor
Message from the Pope:
“All of us can cooperate as instruments of God for the care of creation, each according to his or her own culture, experience, involvements and talents.”
To measure our success in galvanising change, we will be surveying the Parish at the start and at the end of 2020. Please take part in the ‘start’ survey at Mass this Sunday… are you an environmental saint or sinner?
Current challenge (wks 1 + 2):
Recycle all of the Christmas cards we received. Bring them along to church (until Tuesday 14 January).
Each Parish household to donate at least one bag of surplus clothing, books or household items to Nugent, Hospice for Africa or Jospice (wks 3 + 4).
Monthly ‘Walk to Church Sunday’ 26 January.
Our first success... the Parish Core Team meeting on Wednesday 8 January was “not quite paperless, but involved a lot less paper than previously.” Well done to the PCT, leading from the front!
Did you know:
The energy saved by recycling a single drinks can is enough to run your TV for 3 hours!
Want more info:
Please visit the dedicated page on the website click here
PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR PARISH THROUGH THE GIFT AID SCHEME
IF YOU PAY INCOME TAX JOIN NOW! LEAFLETS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE PORCH.
(The parish can reclaim a refund on the tax you pay, on the donations you make.)
For Redemptorist Community & vocations News
Twitter @RedemptoristsGB .
Items not in the Paper Version of the Bulletin.
Week of Prayer for Christan Unity
The week of prayer for Christian Unty runs from the 18th to 25th January
If you wish to praye each day CTBI have created a booklet with readings and reflections. Click here to read it.
SAFEGUARDING - NET AWARE:
If you bought a new device for your child for Christmas, the NSPCC have pulished 5 tips to keep them safe. Click here for details. The Netaware site also has information on apps, and information on talking to children about web safety.
The video below is an example of the content you will find
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
On Sunday 19th January as part of Christian Unity Week, St Mary's will be hosting an Ecumenical Service 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.
Marriage Matters Reflections for this week
A Reflection from Marriage Matters (www.twoinoneflesh.org.uk) for this Sunda
The Baptism of the Lord (Isaiah 42:1–4, 6-7 Acts 10:34-38 Matthew 3:13-17)
You are my chosen one
Today, Isaiah and Matthew talk of Jesus being ‘the Chosen One’ and ‘the Beloved’. So often, we are aware of the times when our partner annoys us. We need to develop a sensitivity so that, when we are tempted to be critical, we remember that this is my ‘chosen one’ and look for ways to affirm our partner, our ‘beloved’.
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
EXPLORING OUR FAITH AT ST MARY'S
Starting again on Thursday 16 January at 6:30pm in the small room in St Mary's parish hall.
Input from the Bishop Robert Barron DVD series, followed by brief discussion.
St Mary's would be delighted to see as many people as possible to share these evenings of rich discussion. All very welcome!
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.