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
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)|
|12 noon Mass||Elizabeth Harrison RIP|
|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.
PLEASE REMEMBER THOSE WHO ARE SICK, THOSE WHO HAVE DIED RECENTLY AND THOSE WHOSE ANNIVERSARIES OCCUR AT THIS TIME.
|FOR THE SICK OF THE PARISH|
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
|THOSE WHO HAVE DIED RECENTLY|
|Brian Healy, Helen Owens, Bill Harrison, Gerard King, Margaret Girvan, Frank Finnigan|
|ANNIVERSARIES THAT OCCUR AT THIS TIME|
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
Next 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.
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.
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 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
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
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’.
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
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.)
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Items not in the Paper Version of the Bulletin.
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
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
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
CATHEDRAL WALKING GROUP
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?
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
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
LOURDES SPECIAL WEEKEND DEPARTURE BY AIR - FROM MANCHESTER TO CARCASSONNE
9 - 12 OCTOBER 2020, 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS. ONLY £479.00
LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE
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
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.