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

26th January 2020

Third Sunday Ordinary Time (A)


 Mass and Service Times  Intention / Service focus
Sunday (3rd Sunday of Ordinary 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)
7.00am Mass   Terry M
12 noon Mass   REQUIEM: Gerard King RIP
7.00am Mass  Donor’s intentions
 12 noon Mass  Gerard King RIP
7.00am Mass   William B (very ill)
11am-11.45am EXPOSITION
 12 noon Mass   Elizabeth Harrison RIP
6.00pm-7.30pm EXPOSITION
7.30pm Novena 
7.00am Mass   Geoffrey Slack RIP
 12 noon Mass   Margaret M (birthday)
7.00am Mass   Margaret Girvan RIP
12 noon Mass  REQUIEM: Helen Owens RIP
12 noon Mass   Friends of the Holy Land
Sunday ( Presentation of the Lord)
8.30am Mass   All parishioners
10.00am Mass   Frank Finnigan RIP
11.30am Mass   Catherine O’Prey RIP
 6.00pm Mass   Brian Healey RIP


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, Rosa S, Rev Mgr Austin H, Tony A, Bernard A, Robert S, James McG,  Margaret M, Kathleen S, Margaret T, Barbara T

Brian Healy, Helen Owens, Bill Harrison, Gerard King, Margaret Girvan, Frank Finnigan

John McGowan, Fr Donald Cameron C.Ss.R., Fr Cyril Ryder C.Ss.R., Rt Rev Henry Hallett C.Ss.R., Rev Br Richard Cagney C.Ss.R., Br Peter Franken C.Ss.R., Br Mark Orr C.Ss.R., Br John Waters C.Ss.R., Br John Hodson 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 


candleNext Sunday we celebrate the Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord.

In recent years we have followed an ancient tradition and kept our crib in the church until this feast, seeing it as the end of the Christmas season. The tradition of carrying candles in procession on this day meant that it is also known as CANDLEMAS. So, next Sunday, at least in our minds and hearts, let’s consciously carry the candle of Christ’s light with us and recognise that this is our vocation not just on a particular day, but all 366 days of this year.

And this leads me to suggest that you join me in trying to take stock for a week or two. In our families and our communities, many of us are faced with a multiplicity of demands but we know that in reality we can only live in the present moment. The saints who have achieved this have discovered the peace that Christ promised only he can give.

Gerard King RIP

The Funeral of Gerard King RIP will take place on Monday 27 January at 12.00 noon.

Helen Owens RIP

The Funeral of Helen Owens RIP will take place on Friday 31 January at 12.00 noon.

Brian Healy RIP

Please pray for the family of Brian Healy RIP. His funeral will be held here on Wednesday 5 February at 12noon.

Women’s Group:

Tuesday 28 January, 12.30pm Lunchtime Session at the Fisher-More Hall.

In a change to the advertised programme, Bro Michael will now be giving a talk about St Gerard. Please bring a packed lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided. There may even be a raffle!


Friday 7 February - 7.30pm, St Mary’s Parish Hall Fish and Chip Supper and Quiz

£6.00. Bring your own drinks, tea & coffee provided. The previous fish and chip supper was thoroughly enjoyed by those who attended. We hope to see more of you joining us.

Thursday 13 February, Boundary Mill.

Coach price to be advised Depart Woolton - 8.30am Depart Bishop Eton - 8.45am Depart Boundary Mill - 4.00pm.

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 

Lost Property

Lost Propety to be collected by 31 January from the Sacristy. Items include a child's coat.

Parish Quiz Night

The next parish quiz night will take place next Saturday 1 February at 8.00pm for 8.30pm start. All welcome.

SVP LOGOSVP Monthly Collection

The SVP monthly collection will take place after all Masses next weekend. Thank you for your generosity.

Parish Coffee Morning

The next parish coffee morning will take place on Sunday 2 February after the 10.00am Mass. 

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!

Little Church and Children’s Liturgy:

A celebration of the Liturgy of the Word for children aged 3-11 years.

Parents may attend for the first 2/3 sessions to help their children settle into the group.

Any parent wishing to attend the group regularly, apart from if they are attending solely to assist their child who has a disability, must become a leader or a designated helper and apply for DBS clearance in accordance with the Archdiocesan Safeguarding procedures.

These procedures have been set by the Archdiocese for the protection and safety of the children.

Christmas Used Stamps

Please bring them to the Sacristy to support Redemptorists in Zimbabwe.


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.

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.

Mass In Honour Of Our Lady Of Lourdes

February 11th is World Day of the sick, and is also the east Day of Our Lady of Lourdes.  On this day a special Mass in honour of Our Lady of Lourdes will be held at Christ the King & Our Lady's Queen's Drive at 7.30pm  To read the Pope's message for World Day of the Sick click here

Our Lady of Lourdes Poster Feb 2020

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 .


We are looking for a hairdresser who would be prepared to cut/shave a head of hair for a Project Zimbabwe fundraiser later in the year. To discuss please call 0151 737 4110 or email .


 BE Green 2020

  Patron: Fr Casey


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

Message from the Pope:

“Humanity still has the ability to work together in building our common home… but we must integrate questions of justice in debates on the environment, so as to hear both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor.

Current Parish 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. (When you arrive at church next Sunday look out for the blue tokens to record how many bags we have donated.)

Today: Monthly ‘Walk to Church Sunday’…

Reducing the number of car journeys we each make is a key aim of BE Green 2020.

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 today, please record this by placing a green token in the receptacle at the back of Church.

We are looking in to installing bike racks in the car park!

Successes: Thank you …

Just short of 19,500 of your Christmas cards have now been recycled by the Just & Peace Youth Group and others.

Did you know:

The first modern-style charity shop was set up in Oxford in 1947 by Oxfam to raise funds to relieve famine in Nazi-occupied Greece! - In the UK we call them “charity shops” and we have around 11,200 of them. In the Americas they are “thrift stores”!

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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Twitter @RedemptoristsGB .

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Items not in the Paper Version of the Bulletin.    

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

CTMH Social Walking Group – February

 The CTMH Social Walking Group takes place each month. This February's walk sees the group visiting Bishop Eton Church.  

Jenny will give a tour of Bishop Eton church entitled  'So you think you know all about Bishop Eton', during which you will hear the results of her research into such topics as 'Why is there a statue of St. Julie and did she like cats? - discuss', 'what did St. Clement Hofbauer say to some men in a pub to persuade them to give him money?',   and 'Who was Bishop Eton anyway?'.

For full details see the poster below

CTMH walk Feb2020


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

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (Isaiah 8:23-9:3   1 Cor 1:10-13, 17   Matt 4:12-23)

God has a stake in our marriage

Today, we see two aspects of God’s plan for our marriage: ‘… (I will make) their joy increase’ (Isaiah) and ‘I will make you fishers of men’ (Matthew).  God wants us to make our love for each other as close to Jesus’ love for us as possible, that all whose lives we touch might experience how much God loves them.

Pope's Prayer Intention for January



The next date for the Cathedral Walking Group will be on Sunday 16 February 2020 Walkers should meet at 12.30pm at the Cathedral Car Park. Previous walks have been excellent! Further details from New walkers are always welcome.

Could you be a Cathedral Guide?

The Metropolitan Cathedral are looking for new guides, volunteers will asked to work three hours a week.
From the Cathedral team:
"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. This random list could go on! Our aim is to take on twelve. Give us a call and we shall arrange for you to Come and See. Contact Dcn Paul: "

Monthly Dementia Friendly Afternoon Tea And Singalong dates for 2020

Please note the first afternoon tea of the year will be this Friday 31st January.

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    

18-35 years old? Passionate about the climate?

Become a Climate Champion with CAFOD! Being a Climate Champion is all about doing what you can to care for our common home. There is some time commitment (training, events) involved, as well as monthly individual and group challenges, but it's mostly in your own time with a chance to share your experiences and ideas. NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED, JUST PASSION! Written and video applications accepted. See www.cafod.org.uk/climatechampion    Deadline: 31st January 2020



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

Barn Dance and Ceili

Barn Dance and Ceili


An opportunity for young people to listen to God's Word and to explore the purpose of their life. God calls to each of us in various ways, inviting us to enjoy lives of service, commitment, purpose and love.

This is a series of evenings through Lent which will include praying with Scripture and reflecting with other young people, to talk about what’s important in your life.

There will be food and opportunities to listen to people talking about where they have discovered purpose and meaning in their lives.

Dates and Venue: Wednesdays 5:30pm - 7:30pm 26th Feb, 4th, 11th, 18th, 26th March, 1st April at FCJ Centre St Hugh’s, 53A Cranborne Rd, Wavertree, Liverpool, L15 2HY.