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: .uk 

Parish Safeguarding E-mail :

Web: www.bishopeton.org.uk Twitter: @Bishop_Eton Facebook: bishopeton

Parish Priest: Fr T Buckley C.Ss.R. 

Deacons J Keeley,  Gergely Juhasz

19th January 2020

Second Sunday Ordinary Time (A)


 Mass and Service Times  Intention / Service focus
Sunday (2nd Sunday of Ordinary time)
8.30am Mass  Olive M 
10.00am Mass  Christine Sanchez RIP
11.30am Mass  John Michael Howard (anni)
6.00pm Mass  All parishioners
7.00am Mass  Gerard King RIP
12 noon Mass  Jefferies (thanks)
7.00am Mass  Gerard King RIP
 12 noon Mass  Brian Hewitt RIP
7.00am Mass  Helen Freely RIP
11am-11.45am EXPOSITION  
 12 noon Mass  Gerard King RIP
6.00pm-7.30pm EXPOSITION  
7.30pm Novena  In honour of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour
7.00am Mass  Sheila M
 12 noon Mass  John Kennedy RIP
7.00am Mass   Margaret Rafter
12 noon Mass   Margaret McCann RIP
12 noon Mass  Jack Wilson RIP
Sunday ( 3rd Sunday of Ordindary TIme)  
8.30am Mass  Mrs Olive M
10.00am Mass  All parishioners
11.30am Mass  Mark Gossage RIP (anni)
 6.00pm Mass  Bill Harrison RIP (Recently  deceased)


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.



Fr Gabby C.Ss.R., Margaret H SND, A.K.Flynn, Clare V, Angela W, Sofia W, Fr John G, Andrew J, Pam C, Richard A, Justine S, Fr Tony C.Ss.R., Peggy S, Fr Vinny McS, Malcolm P, Irene H, Anne McE, Brian H, Rosa S, Rev Mgr Austin H, Tony A, Bernard A, Robert S, James McG, Jim J, Margaret M, Louise C, Kathleen S

Gerard King, Veronica Neilson, Bill Harrison
Norah Whitty, Leo Bridges, Peggy Rafter, John Howard, Mark Gossage

Fr John Burke C.Ss.R., Fr Thomas Doyle C.Ss.R., Fr John O’Connell C.Ss.R., Fr John Lindsay C.Ss.R., Fr James MacHugh C.Ss.R., Fr Anthony Foy C.Ss.R., Br Wilfrid Pemberton C.Ss.R., Br Eugene O’Sullivan C.Ss.R., Br Timothy Callopy C.Ss.R., Br Christopher Poole C.Ss.R.

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 


During these eight days leading up to the Feast of the Conversion of St Paul next Saturday we are once again invited to pray for the healing of all the divisions in the Christian community down through the centuries.(A booklet with readings and refelctions for each day is available from the CTBI website Click here to read it) 

It is a tragedy that we remain unable to offer a united front to the wider world in the face of all the divisions and tensions that beset the human family as a whole.

Christ’s Prayer was that “we all be one” so that everyone would know that the Father had sent him. I rejoice that relations with our brothers and sisters in other Christian traditions are generally so much better than they were when I was younger, but I remind myself and you that there is never any room for complacency

. We need to be vigilant and guard against new divisions. We sense the  tension in the Catholic community especially in relation to the direction Pope Francis is striving to give us. It reminds me of St Paul writing: “I hear there are factions among you and I half believe it.” Likewise, let us be on our guard against any divisions in our own parish communities, striving to heal any hurts and ensuring that we support one another in every possible way.

Parish Evening

I would like to thank everyone who made last Friday evening another blessed occasion and a good example of this unity among the many different groups and societies in the parish. It was less well attended than in previous years, so I do hope people are not agonising over whether they do enough to feel justified in coming.

Perhaps we should offer an added word of encouragement before next year’s event.

Comings and Goings

The meeting in Perth was a positive experience and those of us who were able to attend returned, determined to try and ensure that we do all we can to support one another in our own Redemptorist family. We also vowed to try and ensure that we give you good example at all times. So, if we don’t, please tell us! Fr Charles seems to be flourishing north of the border and sends his love to one and all.

Gerard King RIP

Please pray for the family of Gerard King RIP. The funeral will be held here at Bishop Eton on Monday 27 January.

Pax Christi:

Today 19 January is Peace Sunday. (As the Catholic Movement for Peace in England and Wales, Pax Christi relies on your support to continue our work of peace making. The work of Pax Christi is based on the gospel and inspired by faith. Their vision is of a world where people can live in peace, without fear of violence) 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 This year's title is 'Peace as a Journey of Hope: Dialogue,Reconciliation and Ecological Conversion'

Bereavement Support Group

The next Bereavement Support Group meeting will be on Tuesday 21 January from 2.00pm—4.00pm in the Hughes Meeting Room.

Women’s Group:

The Women's group will meet on Tuesday 28 January, 12.30pm for a Lunchtime Session at the Fisher-More Hall. Sheila Reade will speak about ‘Wellbeing in 2020’. Please bring a packed lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided. There may even be a raffle!

Please note the first Women's Group newsletter has been issued, with details of upcoming events. You can read it by clicking here

If you would like to be added to the distribution list for the newsletter please conact the group using the email 

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.


SVP Food Collection

The SVP collect food donations year round, you can donate via the Monastery weekdays 10.00am—6.00pm. Cans, pasta, rice and non-perishables gratefully accepted. Thank you.


Divine Mercy Prayer Group

Each Friday the Divine Mercy Prayer Group meet at 7.30pm in the Hughes Room and everyone is welcome.

synod 2020 logoSYNOD:

The first reflective evening on How we pray together takes place next week, Tuesday 21 January, at St Joseph's Wrightington (Crow Orchard Road WN6 9PA). We begin at 7.30pm and conclude at 9.00pm.

This session will be repeated the following week, Wednesday 29 January, at Our Lady Help of Christians (Portico Lane, Portico L34 2QT), 7.30pm - 9.00pm. Please note the change of venue for this second session.

For more deatils on these Refelctive evenings and the upcoming talks click here

For audios or transcripts of previous talks click here

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.

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

Confirmations 2020:

Part of the Confirmation Scheme for 2020 is school based. If you (or your child) does not attend a Catholic school, is currently in year 8, has not been Confirmed and would like to be, please sign up for the preparation day on 29 February 2020 via Eventbrite search for ‘Animate Youth Ministries’.

For more information contact Fr Simon Gore 01744 740 461/467 or . 

Liverpool Notre Dame Association:

The next event will be this Saturday 25 January at St Mary’s Woolton, Mass (optional) is at 12.00noon followed by lunch & social at 12.30pm in the church hall. All are welcome. Numbers please to Bernie on 07891 645 785.


 BE Green 2020

  Patron: Fr Casey


Bishop Eton Parish living simply, sustainably with creation and in solidarity with the poor

Message from the Pope:

“Future generations stand to inherit a greatly spoiled world. Our children and grandchildren should not have to pay the cost of our generation’s irresponsibility.”

Current challenge (wks 3 + 4):

Each Parish household to donate at least one bag of surplus clothing, books or household items to Nugent, Hospice for Africa or Jospice.

Next week: ‘Walk to Church Sunday 26 January.

On the final Sunday of every month throughout 2020, we are challenging all Parishioners who are able, to walk or cycle to Church.

If you have walked or cycled, when you arrive at Church you can record that by placing a green counter in the receptacle

 We will monitor the number of people walking/cycling and hope to report back that the numbers increase as the months go by.

If you are not able to walk to Church, you can join in by saying a prayer for the millions of women and children who have to walk long distances every day to fetch water for their family.

Successes: Thank you …

The 291 completed saint or sinner surveys are being analysed.
Thousands of your Christmas cards are being recycled by the J&P Youth Group and others.

Did you know:

One in ten people (c 750 million people) across the world do not have clean water close to home and have to walk to fetch it. But CAFOD, WaterAid and other charities are working hard to bring clean water to their homes and villages.

Want more info:

Please visit the dedicated page on the website click here



(The parish can reclaim a refund on the tax you pay, on the donations you make.)

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Items not in the Paper Version of the Bulletin.    

BENCHMARK Fundraiser - Sold out

Thank you to all those who have bought tickets for the Benchmark gig in aid of Project Zimbabwe 

synod 2020 logoSYNOD THEMES

Consultation on the Second theme 'Sharing the Mission of Jesus' is now complete, our SYNOD representatives will be collating the responses and submitting proposals. 

The parish proposals for theme 1 (All called and gifted by God) have been submitted. You can read our parishes submissions by clicking here.

Theme 3 - The reflection period for theme 3  How we pray together starts today and runs to Sunday 16th February.  A document to assist you in reflecting on the theme can be accessed by clicking here

You may also like to view the following videos

Video 1 - An introductory video reflecting on the themes

Video 2 Theological reflections


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 


 Marriage Matters Reflections for this week

A Reflection from Marriage Matters (www.twoinoneflesh.org.uk) for this Sunday

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time (Isaiah 49:3 1 Corinthians 1:1-3 John 1:29-34)

We need ‘power from on high’

Were Jesus’ fears eased when he heard the Father was ‘well pleased’? He was empowered by the Holy Spirit to begin his mission: to bring to the world the Good News of God’s compassion, mercy and forgiveness for our sins.  By daily dialogue about concerns and issues and by seeking ‘help from on high’, we can overcome our fears. 

Pope's Prayer Intention for January



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 2-4pm. 
Please come along to see how you and your parish can help to stop this deadly trade in your area.  Info:


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

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    






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. 

 nugentsmall2016Nugent Adoption

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.


A Pilgrimage to Walsingham from 22-25 October 2020 with Our Lady of the Assumption parish. See the poster in the porch

Quiet Days

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.

 Lourdes with Leisure Time Travel


9 - 12 OCTOBER 2020, 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS.  ONLY £479.00



Return flights Manchester – Carcassonne; Airport duty & passenger taxes;  Coach transfers in France to Lourdes.; 10kg Checked in suitcase for the aircraft hold. ;Full Board in Lourdes in 3 * Hotel; Full Pilgrimage programme.


Travel Insurance.; Single room Supplement £120.00; Lourdes City Tax


To book contact Leisure Time Travel on  0151 287 8000 or 07512 856 045