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 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

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

Parish Priest: Fr T Buckley C.Ss.R. 

Deacons J Keeley,  Gergely Juhasz

2nd February 2020

FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION OF THE LORD (A)

 

 Mass and Service Times  Intention / Service focus
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
Monday  
7.00am Mass  Sr Dominic (anniversary)
12 noon Mass  Mary D (good health)
Tuesday
7.00am Mass  Safe journey (5 February)
 12 noon Mass  Ciaran Raftery (anniversary)
Wednesday
7.00am Mass  Brian Healy RIP
11am-11.45am EXPOSITION
 12 noon Mass  REQUIEM: Brian Healy RIP
6.00pm-7.30pm EXPOSITION
7.30pm Novena   In Honour of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour
Thursday
7.00am Mass  Gill (birthday)
 12 noon Mass  Brian Healy RIP
Friday
7.00am Mass  Helen Owens RIP
12 noon Mass  Tim Neville RIP
Saturday
12 noon Mass  Happy Birthday
Sunday 
8.30am Mass   All parishioners
10.00am Mass   O’Donnell/Atherton (anni)
11.30am Mass   Helen Owens RIP
 6.00pm Mass   Gerard Cronin 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, Tony A, Rev Mgr Austin H,  Bernard A, Robert S, James McG,  Margaret M, Margaret T, Barbara T

THOSE WHO HAVE DIED RECENTLY

Kathleen Smallwood, William Brennan

ANNIVERSARIES THAT OCCUR AT THIS TIME

Dr Michael O’Donnell, Alex Atherton, Granville Atherton

Fr Leslie Austin C.Ss.R., Fr Charles Shepherd C.Ss.R., Fr James Johnson C.Ss.R., Fr Patrick Taggart C.Ss.R., Fr Matthew Bonner 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  

CANDLEMAS

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As we finally bring to an end the Christmas Season, I wish you all a very happy Feast of Candlemas.

Let us keep the flame of faith alive in our hearts and then it will fill our homes and our parish.


COMINGS AND GOINGS

You will be aware that Fr Andrew is carrying lots of extra responsibility these days, which included visiting the whole Province during the past week. He will also be away in Vienna from Monday 10 February for eight days at the European Council of Marriage Encounter.

I will be going to Perth on Monday afternoon, but returning on Tuesday evening.

Please remember Fr Gabriel Maguire in your     prayers: he has now been in hospital for nearly three weeks. He has improved somewhat, but has further damaged an already weak spine and we are waiting to see what care package they will be able to put in place for him.


Brian Healy RIP

Funeral of Brian Healy RIP will take place on Wednesday 5 February at 12.00 noon.


BE Alive magazine

Please take your free copy with Parish news and dates for your diary. Articles from parishioners are always welcome. If you have something to say email it in!  Click here for an electronic version.


Project Zimbabwe THANK YOU!

The Benchmark fundraiser was a great success raising £1,245. Thank you to the band and those of you who bought tickets.


SVP LOGOSVP Monthly Collection

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


Parish Coffee Morning

The parish coffee morning takes place today 2 February after the 10.00am Mass. 


BELL:

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.


Holy Hour Adoration

Please come and join us at 7.30pm on Friday 7 February for our monthly Holy hour


J&P Youth Group

The J&P youth group will be meeting on Friday 7 February at 6.30pm in the Fisher-More Hall. 


YouthJandPgroupJ&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.

Last chance to donate! Please put anything you think might sell under the tables at the back of church before Friday 7 February.


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SVP Food Collection

Donations to the SVP Food Collection can be made via the Monastery weekdays 10.00am—6.00pm. Cans, pasta, rice and non-perishables gratefully accepted. Thank you. 

(Page 5 of this month's BE Alive has a thank you for the magnificant response to the Christmas food appeal)


Divine Mercy Prayer Group

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


Women’s Group:

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 £16. Depart Woolton - 8.30am Depart Bishop Eton - 8.45am Depart Boundary Mill - 4.00pm. You can sign up on Friday or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Safeguarding.

Thank you to the people who spoke to Fr Tim regarding helping with the Safeguarding work in the parish. We have been in contact with those who gave their email addresses.

If you have not been contacted yet it may be that we have no way of contacting you. Please email the Safeguarding team: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your details as soon as possible.


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.


Are you horrified by Modern Day Slavery?

St Josephine Bakhita is the patron saint of victims of human trafficking and those who work to combat it.us to celebrate her feast day on Friday 7 February at St Vincent de Paul’s, James Street, L1 5JP from 6.30 – 7.30pm.

Estelle Blake, the National Chaplain for Anti-Trafficking & Modern   Slavery for the Salvation Army will be outlining how we can recognise victims and how we can respond. There will also be time for reflection as well as an opportunity for  action. All are welcome!


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.

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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

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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.

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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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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 BE Green 2020

  Patron: Fr Casey

 

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

Message from the Pope:

“What kind of world do we want to leave to those who come after us, to children who are now growing up?”

Current Parish challenge: (wks 5 + 6)

Flick the switch: No household to have lights on needlessly; if a room is unoccupied, turn the lights off … though this is always subject to safety and security considerations.

Today:  Nugent, Hospice for Africa or Jospice

Please place one blue token in the receptacle at the back of Church for every bag of surplus clothing, books or household items taken to these Charity shops in the past two weeks.

Please note that bags should not be left at church.

walktochurchJan2020Successes:  Thank you …

  • 1. 149 Parishioners either walked or cycled for our first monthly ‘Walk to Church Sunday’ last week that’s about 1 in 4 of us. We hope to see this number increase as the months go by. (PS travelling to Church by public transport also counts!)
  • 2. The BE Resettlement Group’s recent meeting was completely paperless – well done to them! … Producing a piece of paper during a meeting at BE is becoming so passé!

Did you know:

Household electricity consumption in the UK is reducing year on year, in part due to more efficient lighting.

Q: why does our average home use a third of the electricity of a USA home but up to 10 times more than many Third World homes?  A: Next week.

Want more info:

Please visit the dedicated page on the website click here

An analysis of the Saint or SInner Survey appears in the Feb 2020 issue of BE Alive (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

Website: www.redemptorists.co.uk 

Twitter @RedemptoristsGB .

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Items not in the Paper Version of the Bulletin.    

MESSAGE FROM CARDINAL NICHOLS ON LEAVING THE EU


RACIAL JUSTICE SUNDAY 9.2.20

Next weekend the Catholic Church will celebrate Racial Justice, the theme is:

You are at the heart of the Church

It will celebrate the contribution travelling communities make to the church in England & Wales. It is an opportunity for all Catholics to pray for, reflect on and respond to Racial Justice matters within the Church and wider society.

Racial Justice Sunday should encourage proactive discussions on overt and covert forms of racism experienced by fellow Catholics from the travelling communities.

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When he met with Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Communities Pope Francis said:
 

“The time has come to put an end to age-old prejudices, preconceptions and mutual mistrust that are often at the base of discrimination, racism and xenophobia. No one must feel isolated, and no one is authorised to trample on the dignity and rights of others.”


 

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 started on Sunday 19th January 2020 runs to Sunday 16th February 2020.  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


PRIESTS DE LA RESISTANCE 5.2.20

At the TUTU CENTRE Hope University from 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Revd. Fergus Butler-Gaillie, Curate of the Liverpool Parish Church discusses his latest book.  Venue: EDEN014, Hope Park Campus, Taggart Avenue, Liverpool Hope University. Open to all.

SYNOD TALK:

The next talk will be on Monday 17 February at LACE. The talk by Bishop John Egan is ‘The Church in an Individualistic Society’- Today’s Economic Inequality- Where is the church?

Tea and coffee served at 7:00pm with a 7:30pm start and optional Night Prayers at 9:00pm.  All welcome! 

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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

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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

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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

The Presentation of the Lord (Malachi 3:1-4   Hebrews 2:14-18   Luke 2:22-40)

Avoiding issues to ‘keep the peace’?

When Mary and Joseph went to the Temple, Simeon blessed them, saying their child would be rejected. When we take our child for baptism, we are given a candle, a reminder ‘to keep the flame of faith alive’. This can be difficult, but let us not avoid the issues ‘to keep the peace’, but grow in listening and trust together.


POPE'S PRAYER INTENTION FOR JANUARY

 


CATHEDRAL BOOK CLUB

The next meeting of the Cathedral Book Club will be Thursday 27 February 2020 at 7.00pm in the Gibberd Room. The book being discussed will be Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian. New readers are always welcome


CATHEDRAL WALKING GROUP

The next date for the Cathedral Walking Group will be on Sunday 16 February 2020. Anyone wishing to walk should meet at 12.30pm at the Cathedral Car Park. Previous walks have been excellent! Further details from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. New walkers 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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it."

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    


CATHOLIC SINGLES

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ANNUAL CIVIC MASS

At the Metropolitan Cathedral on Sunday 23rd February at 11.am  All are welcome to attend. For full details click here


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.


WALSINGHAM PILGRIMAGE 2020:

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


 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 

INCLUDED: 

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.

NOT INCLUDED:

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

BOOKING DETAILS

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


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SAMUEL GROUP

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.

To reserve a place email Sr Lynne fcJ - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

THE CATHOLIC MIRACLE RALLY

This event will take place on 14-15 March at All Hallows Catholic High School in Preston.

The rally celebrates that Jesus is alive and that the miracle healing, loving power of his Spirit is moving in his Church today. The weekend includes inspirational talks, joyful praise and intimate worship.

For more infomation and a booking form click here


ANNUAL ROMERO MASS

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SFX - ANIMAL SANCTUARY CHARITY CONCERT

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