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 Priest: Fr T Buckley C.Ss.R.
Deacons J Keeley, Gergely Juhasz
9 February 2020
FIFTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME (A)
|Mass and Service Times||Intention / Service focus|
|Sunday (5th Sunday Year A)|
|8.30am Mass||All parishioners|
|10.00am Mass||O’Donnell/Atherton (anni)|
|11.30am Mass||Helen Owens RIP|
|6.00pm Mass||Gerard Cronin RIP|
|7.00am Mass||Mike Dolyk RIP|
|12 noon Mass||Geoffrey Abel RIP|
|12 noon Mass||William Brennan RIP|
|7.00am Mass||Francis Whitehead RIP (anni)|
|12 noon Mass||Emmanuel Agalamanyi RIP|
|7.30pm Novena||In Honour of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour|
|7.00am Mass||Charlotte McNeill RIP|
|12 noon Mass||Helen Owens RIP|
|7.00am Mass||Albert Field RIP|
|12 noon Mass||Bertha F intention|
|12 noon Mass||Jim Clark RIP|
|10.00am Mass||All parishioners|
|11.30am Mass||Kathleen McDonnell RIP|
|6.00pm Mass||Brian Heny RIP|
Rosary: 11.30am Monday—Tuesday, Thursday—Saturday.
( No Rosary or Exposition 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, Albert Field, Sally Medd
|ANNIVERSARIES THAT OCCUR AT THIS TIME|
Br Michael Lecoq C.Ss.R., Br Paul Wolfe C.Ss.R., Rev Br Charles Boyle C.Ss.R., Rev Br Patrick Walsh C.Ss.R. Fr Frederick Campbell C.Ss.R., Fr Edward Gibson C.Ss.R., Fr Gilbert McDonnell C.Ss.R., Fr Thomas Creagh 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
A QUIET WEEK?
I had been planning to get away for a few days this week, but events have transpired to make that impossible. Nevertheless, I am hoping to have some quiet time to reflect and see how best we can manage all the issues which are clamouring for attention.
I think this must be why the Church has Ordinary Time: a time when we just keep things ticking over. The following week will be half-term and then we are into Lent. Deep breaths all round!
J&P YOUTH GROUP TABLE SALE
TODAY after each Mass in Fisher-More Hall. Please come along.
Money raised will go to our friends in Zimbabwe and towards our older members of J&P who are going to Lourdes.
Please note: No more donations to be left in church. Thank you to all those who have supported this fundraising event. The group were overwhelmed by your response.
TODAY IS RACIAL JUSTICE SUNDAY
The theme is
“you are at the heart of the church”
It will celebrate the contribution travelling communities make to the church in England and Wales. It is an opportunity to pray for, reflect and respond to Racial Justice matters within the church and wider society.
Racial Justice Sunday should also encourage proactive discussions on overt and covert forms of racism experienced by fellow Catholics from the travelling communities.
There are leaflets available in the porch, please take one.
“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.”
Essential works to the hall commenced last week and will continue next week.
Although every effort has been made to ensure as little disruption as possible, please do take care in the car park when extra vehicles and workmen are around.
Every effort will be made for Masses to be said on days and times requested but this is not always possible. Mass intentions that cannot be said publicly will, if possible, be given to one of the Redemptorist confreres as a private intention.
WEDNESDAY LUNCH 12.2.20
The next Wednesday Lunch will take place on 12 February at 12.30pm in the Fisher-More Hall. All welcome.
WOMEN’S GROUP THURSDAY 13 FEBRUARY, BOUNDARY MILL.
If you wish to join the visit to Boundary Mill the payment of £16.00 should be paid by Monday 10 February.
Money should be placed in an envelope bearing your name and "Boundary Mill" and may be deposited at reception at Bishop Eton Monastery OR handed in at St Mary's Presbytery. Thank you to those who have already paid.
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.
DIVINE MERCY PRAYER GROUP
Each Friday the Divine Mercy Prayer Group meet at 7.30pm in the Hughes Room and everyone is welcome.
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
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.
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’.
JOURNEY INTO FREEDOM: RETREAT FOR LENT AND EASTER.
This Lent Retreat is a course in prayer, offering Daily Scripture and picture meditations based on the Spiritual Exercises of St.Ignatius of Loyola .You can do it by yourself a daily email or a book , or you may join a group which will meet at the Cenacle on Monday evenings, beginning March 2nd ( 7 for 7.15 p.m. ).
Information session : Monday , February 24th ( 7 for 7.15 p.m.) at the Cenacle, Tithebarn Grove , Lance Lane , Liverpool L15 6TW
Enquiries about the group at the Cenacle Register for emails www.lentretreat.uk
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
BE Green 2020
Patron: Fr Casey
Bishop Eton Parish living simply, sustainably with creation and in solidarity with the poor
Message from the Pope:
You pray for the hungry. Then you feed them. This is how prayer works.”
Current Parish challenge: (wk 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.
Watch out for our upcoming challenge on Fair Trade goods.
Successes: Thank you …
An impressive 142 bags of surplus clothing, books or household items were delivered to Nugent, Hospice Africa or Jospice. A magnificent effort. We will be repeating this challenge later in the year.
Did you know:
The average UK home uses a third of the electricity of a USA home because
- Their houses are bigger
- They have air conditioning, and
- We use a lot more gas.
The average UK home uses 10+ times more electricity than a Third World home because
- We have a consistent supply for our multitude of appliances
- They have an inconsistent (or no) supply for their few (or no) appliances in their modest dwellings!
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. This refund makes a huge difference to the parish income each year!
- Did you know that you can make your contribution by standing order? If you would like more information please contact the Parish Office.
- If you already pay by standing order, have you considered increasing your donation recently?
Thank you for your continued support and generosity.
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Items not in the Paper Version of the Bulletin.
MESSAGE FROM CARDINAL NICHOLS ON LEAVING THE EU
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!
LATEST NEWS FROM CTMH
For the latest updates from CTMH click here
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
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
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Isaiah 58:7-10 1 Corinthians 2:1-5 Matthew 5:13-16)
Unity is the key
When we married, a new flame was lit in our Church, signified by the lighting of a new candle as we made our vows and became “Little Church” together. Now, as we think of our life up to now, we can see how our love has been reflected on to our children, our family and our Church community.
Pope's Prayer Intention February 2020
The Pope's prayer intention for February is 'Listen to the Migrants’ Cries
We pray that the cries of our migrant brothers and sisters, victims of criminal trafficking, may be heard and considered.
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 New walkers welcome.
COULD YOU BE A CATHEDRAL GUIDE?
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|
ANNUAL CIVIC MASS
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
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.
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 infromation and a booking form click here