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
23rd February 2020
SEVENTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME (A)
|Mass and Service Times||Intention / Service focus|
|Sunday ( 7th Sunday Year A)|
|8.30am Mass||Special intention|
|10.00am Mass||Marian Cairns RIP|
|11.30am Mass||All parishioners|
|6.00pm Mass||Kathleen Smallwood RIP|
|7.00am Mass||Sr Carol Mallock RIP|
|12 noon Mass||Fr Michael Henesy (birthday)|
|7.00am Mass||Robert James Smith RIP|
|12 noon Mass||Marian Cairns RIP|
|7.00am Mass||Leslie Maguire RIP|
|12 noon Mass||Tommy Murphy RIP|
Including Novena prayer
|7.00am Mass||Leslie Maguire RIP|
|12 noon Mass||Tommy Murphy RIP|
|7.00am Mass||Kathleen M & John G RIP|
|12 noon Mass||Ivar Gardner RIP|
|12 noon Mass||Bernard Roberts RIP (birth)|
|8.30am Mass||Donor’s intention|
|10.00am Mass||Kath Smallwood RIP|
|11.30am Mass||All parishioners|
|6.00pm Mass||Florence Mullin (anniversary)|
Rosary: 11.30am Monday—Tuesday, Thursday—Saturday.
( No Rosary before funerals or Exposition)
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, James McG, Margaret M, Margaret T, Barbara T
|THOSE WHO HAVE DIED RECENTLY|
Robert Smith, Frank McGurk
|ANNIVERSARIES THAT OCCUR AT THIS TIME|
Fr Patrick Kenny C.Ss.R., Fr Edward O’Donnell C.Ss.R., Fr George Corbishley C.Ss.R., Fr Joseph Jones C.Ss.R., Fr Vincent Giblett C.Ss.R., Br Louis Farrell C.Ss.R., Br Majella McCardle C.Ss.R., Br Bede Todd C.Ss.R., Br James Bresland C.Ss.R., Br Aloysius Clifford C.Ss.R., Rev Br Cornelius Curtin C.Ss.R., Novice Stephen Sullivan 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
With this depressing spell of weather, not to mention all the other problems that may weigh heavily on us, I think we need something to lift the spirits. So, as we prepare for Ash Wednesday and the 40 Days of Lent, maybe a word of good cheer is in order.
The origin of the word ‘Lent’ is to be found in the old English word, lencten, which was used for the season of spring, reminding us of that time of the year when the days begin to lengthen and nature comes alive again. Hopefully, this will help you and me to approach this special season in a spirit of hope and expectation.
Spiritual discipline is a good thing: we know that everything that is worthwhile requires effort and commitment. Just think of the great athlete or the great musician and the amount of time they have to spend training and practising. So, for us, as we prepare for Easter, we renew our commitment to live as Easter People, faithful to the Gospel. When you receive ‘the ashes’ on Ash Wednesday, take to heart the invitation: “Repent and believe the Gospel.”
Lent Extra is on sale in the porch for £2.20.
HOLY WEEK MAGNIFICAT
The Holy Week Magnificat is on sale £2.
ST MARY'S AND BISHOP ETON WOMEN’S GROUP
St Mary's and Bishop Eton Women's Group meet on Tuesday 25 February at 12.30pm in the Fisher-More Hall for a talk by Joan Horley on Japanese Culture and Origami workshop.
Tea, coffee and pancakes served - please bring a packed lunch.
J&P YOUTH GROUP AFTERNOON TEA FUNDRAISER
The J&P Youth Group will be holding an aftenoon tea fundraiser on Saturday 29 February from 1.00pm-3.00pm in St Mary’s Hall.
Come and support your ‘Parish Youth’ at the Afternoon Tea as they raise funds for their Pilgrimage to Lourdes this summer.
It will be a blast from the past, with live music from the decades, sandwiches, cakes, raffles and games. Tickets £6. All welcome.
SVP MONTHLY COLLECTION
The SVP monthly collection will take place after all Masses next weekend (1st March). Thank you for your generosity.
Parish Coffee Morning
The Parish Coffee Morning will take place next Sunday 1st March after the 10.00am Mass.
The Piety Shop
The Piety shop will be open after all Masses from Sunday 1 March and throughout Lent.
CAFOD Family Fast Day
CAFOD Family Fast Day takes place on Friday 6 March. Please take an envelope from the porch next week and on Friday 6 March try and eat a simple meal in solidarity and give what you save to help people like Sr Consilia to continue their life-saving work. Envelopes will be collected on Sunday 8 March.
To learn more about St Consilia's work watch the video below
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER SERVICE:
The World Day of Prayer service will take place on Friday 6 March at 1.30pm.
This years theme is Rise! Take Your Mat and Walk, Zimbabwe.
The World Day of Prayer is a women-led, global ecumenical movement and the Churches Together in Mossley Hill service takes place this year at Bishop Eton.
Women of Zimbabwe have prepared this year's service and they share the challenges they have met and the hopes they have for the future. The service will be followed by refreshments in Fisher-More Hall.
For further information about the World Day of Prayer, see their website: wwdp.org.uk
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’.
Day Trip to York
Only £13 !from Christ the King Church on Saturday 28 March at 9.00am and arriving back about 7.00pm.have a few seats left.or shine there’s always something to do in this historic city.ring CTK Parish Office on 722 2231 to reserve your seat and payment is due immediately.
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
Vocations Weekend for young women.
Theme: Discernment and Vocation from 28 February - 1 March 2020. Location: Liverpool.
The weekend is organised by the sisters, Faithful Companions of Jesus (FCJ). If you are wondering if God is calling you to religious life and would like to find out more why not come along? are welcome to stay for the weekend or just come along on Saturday for the day. more information see poster in porch or contact Sr Lynne fcJ at visit our website www.fcjsisters.org.
BE Green 2020
Patron: Fr Casey
Bishop Eton Parish living simply, sustainably with creation and in solidarity with the poor
Message from the Pope:
“A way has to be found to enable everyone to benefit from the fruits of the earth … to satisfy the demands of justice, fairness and respect for every human being.”
Today: Walk to Church Sunday (Feb):
- Reducing the number of car journeys we each make is a key aim of BE Green 2020.
- On the final Sunday of each month – today for Feb - throughout the year we are challenging all Parishioners who can, to walk, cycle or take public transport to Mass … and having done so, to place a green token in the receptacle at the back of Church.
Current Parish challenge: (wk 8)
- Let’s BE Fair! To tie in with Fairtrade Fortnight 2020, which starts tomorrow (24/2), each Parishioner is challenged to find out more about the Fairtrade Scheme – see below – and to buy / try at least one Fairtrade product.
- (We are also actively encouraging the groups that use The Fisher-More Hall to buy / serve only Fairtrade products.)
Did you know:
- Chocolate bars were invented by Quaker, Joseph Fry, in 1847.
- We Brits are the World’s biggest chocoholics, consuming an average 11.5kg of chocolate each year (that’s equivalent to 14 of those massive Dairy Milk bars!)
- Chocolate is made from cocoa, most of which is grown by impoverished farmers in West Africa.
- Sadly, only 12% of the chocolate we buy in the UK is Fairtrade. Just think of the impact we would make to the lives of our African brothers and sisters if we all switched to Fairtrade chocolate.
- Ever wondered where chocolate comes from? The “Fairtrade Fortnight 2020” website will tell you all you need to know.
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.
Please take a copy of our Lenten leaflet home with you this weekend. to download an electronic copy click here
Consultation on the Third theme 'How we pray together' 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.
Proposals for themes 2 (Sharing the Mission of Jesus) and 3 (How we pray together) willl be made available as soon as possible
Theme 4 - The reflection period for theme 4 'Building Community, nurturing, belonging', started on Sunday 16th February 2020 and runs to Sunday 15th March 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
LENTEN RESOURCES FROM CAFOD
CAFOD are hoping that you will follow a prayer journey with then this Lent using their Lenten prayer calendar (visit - https://cafod.org.uk/Pray/Lent-Calendar). They have also created prayer resources for children at https://cafod.org.uk/Education/Primary-teaching-resources/Lent and for Young people at https://cafod.org.uk/Education/Secondary-and-youth-resources/Lent
There are a number of Parish Centre Manager vacancies in the Archdiocese. Click on the links below for the job adverts
Parish Centre Manager - Holy Name Parish Centre, Fazakerley
Parish Centre Manager - Our Lady of Sorrows Parish Centre, Walton
Parish Centre Manager - Our Lady of Walsingham, Netherton
Parish Centre Manager - SS Peter & Paul Parish Centre, Crosby
Parish Centre Manager - St James Parish Centre, Orrell
Parish Centre Manager - St Georges Parish Centre, Maghull
Parish Centre Manager - St Mary's Mother of God, Kirkby
LATEST NEWS FROM CTMH
For the latest updates from CTMH click here
DAY OF RETREAT FOR LENT:
Led by Sr Annie Lunney SMG on Saturday 7 March 10:30am – 3:30pm (Mass at 10:00am). A donation of £20.00 includes a light lunch.
Venue: St Joseph’s Prayer Centre, Formby L37 1PH Tel: 01704 875850
BUSTED HALO LENT CHALLENGE
POPE’S SUGGESTION AS WE APPROACH LENT
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
Monthly update from Friends of the Holyland
MARRIAGE MATTERS REFLECTIONS FOR THIS WEEK
A Reflection from Marriage Matters (www.twoinoneflesh.org.uk) for this Sunday
Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (Lev 19:1-2, 17-18 1 Cor 3:16-23 Matt 5:38-48)
Finding the joy in our sacramental relationship
The joy of courting couples is obvious for all to see. Over the years, excitement can lessen, our independent attitudes strengthen; competition and jealousy creep in. Today Jesus calls us to “…turn the other cheek...”. In confidence share, in trust listen, in faith forgive, so that our spouse will grow in self-worth and the sparkle of joy will reignite.
THE HERBERT PROTOCOL
The Herbert Protocol is a form that carers, family or friends of a vulnerable person can fill in.
It is particularly useful for people caring for someone living with dementia.
Keeping a completed form reduces the worry of trying to remember the information when someone goes missing.
To learn more about the Herbert Protocol, and to download a form to fill in visit
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 29 March 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
The next Dementia Friendly Afternoon Tea and sing a long takes place this Friday 28th February from 2.00pm to 4.00pm
|Friday 28th February 2020||Friday 31 July 2020|
|Friday 27th March 2020||Friday 28 August 2020|
|Friday 24th April 2020||Friday 25th September 2020|
|Friday 29th May 2020||Friday 30th October 2020|
|Friday 26th June 2020||Friday 27th November 2020|
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
40th ANNIVERSARY OF THE ASSASSINATION OF ARCHBISHOP ROMERO:
Mass on Sunday 29 March 6:00pm at Liverpool Hope University Chapel L16 9JD at which the Archbishop of Liverpool will preside.
The relic of Romero will be venerated.
At 7:15pm. Clare Dixon, Head of CAFOD’S Latin America Department/Romero Trust will speak on Romero Forty Years On.
All are welcome to attend the Mass or simply come along for the talk.
ANNUAL ROMERO MASS
Behold 2020 is the event that celebrates the re-dedication of England as the Dowry of Mary. To learn more visit
Pray against trafficking
Bishop John Arnold
- lead Bishop for Enviromental Issues in England and Wales.
Papal Exhortation Querida Amazonia – Beloved Amazonia
Nugent – charity shop appeal
NATIONAL NOVENA TO ST JOSEPH:
This will take place at St Joseph's church in Herbert House, Freshfield, from the 10 - 18 March.
The Mill Hill Missionaries prepare for the feast of St Joseph with a Novena of Masses and prayers to ask for God's blessing on the Society, the missionary outreach of the Church and supporters' intentions.
BEFRIENDING SERVICE – VOLUNTEERS WANTED:
Woolton Community Life have recently had an influx of local residents who are lonely and would like a visitor for an hour or so each week (if possible).
The visit can take place at any time to suit so is very flexible. All that would be required is to chat and maybe have a cuppa. Can you please help?
More information can be found on their website wooltoncommunitylife.org.uk or, if you prefer to have a very informal chat, please call 07490 572344 or email