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
15th March 2020
THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT (A)
|Mass and Service Times||Intention / Service focus|
|Sunday ( 3rd Sunday of Lent A)|
|8.30am Mass||Donors intention|
|10.00am Mass||M & G Harrison & M Kelly (anniversaries)|
|11.30am Mass||Mr & Mrs Vasco RIP|
|6.00pm Mass||All Parishioners|
|7.00am Mass||Ged King RIP|
|12 noon Mass||Peggy Mulholland RIP|
|7.00am Mass||Special intention|
|12 noon Mass||REQUIEM-Gerard Doolan RIP|
|7.00am Mass||Special intention - operation|
|12 noon Mass||Michael Joe Sexton RIP (anni)|
|In honour of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour|
|7.00am Mass||For sick friends|
|12 noon Mass||Ged King RIP|
|7.00am Mass||Arnold Meir RIP (anni)|
|12 noon Mass||Gerard F Doolan RIP|
|12 noon Mass||Mary Fitzpatrick RIP (anni)|
|8.30am Mass||Tom Shannon RIP (anni)|
|10.00am Mass||All parishioners|
|11.30am Mass||Special intention|
|6.00pm Mass||Donor’s intention|
Rosary: 11.30am Monday—Tuesday, Thursday—Saturday.
( No Rosary before funerals or during 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, Margaret M, James McG, Margaret T, Barbara T
|THOSE WHO HAVE DIED RECENTLY|
|Gerard Doolan, Peggy Mulholland|
|ANNIVERSARIES THAT OCCUR AT THIS TIME|
|Marie McShane, Michael Joe Sexton, Arnold Meir, Mary Fitzpatrick, Tom Shannon
Fr Herbert Leach C.Ss.R., Fr Francis Nolan C.Ss.R., Fr Bernard Keaton C.Ss.R.,Fr John Cheesman C.Ss.R., Fr Laurence Doyle C.Ss.R., Fr Willian Brereton C.Ss.R., Fr Edward Brookes C.Ss.R., Fr Anthony Freeman C.Ss.R., Br Gabriel Moran C.Ss.R., Br Malachy O’Boyle C.Ss.R., Br Andrew O’Connell C.Ss.R., Br Clement Marshall C.Ss.R., Br Raymond McKeown 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
ST CLEMENT HOFBAUER, CSSR:
Today we celebrate the 200th anniversary of the death of this remarkable man, who was responsible for the spread of the Redemptorist Congregation beyond Italy and therefore ultimately across the world.
Fr Michael Brehl, our General, has asked us to share this special occasion with you.
Unfortunately, Coronavirus has spoilt the planned celebrations in Vienna this weekend, and Fr Richard Reid and Fr Jim Casey have not been able to travel and represent us all.
Nevertheless, we will share some of the story with you at the Masses this weekend and then celebrate his Feast at the Masses the following day.
THE GREAT CHALLENGE OF OUR TIME:
There is no doubt that the threat of the unfolding pandemic is causing immense concern. I think we need to be prepared for the possibility that not only will it be necessary for our schools to be closed in due course but probably our churches as well.
Challenges such as these can bring out both the worst and best in human nature. I guess the panic buying is an example of the former: the temptation selfishly to protect our own corner. At the same time I sense a real desire among so many people to ensure that we look after one another in every possible way. To begin with we can all follow the advice we are receiving and accordingly we have shared with you the directives that have come from the Bishops of England and Wales.
The full list is on the board in the church porch and a summary list in this bulletin. (You can access the full guidance at http://www.liverpoolcatholic.org.uk/coronavirus)
May I just draw your attention to the gentle addition to the faithful being encouraged to receive Holy Communion in the hand: “Their doing this represents an act of loving charity to their community.” In different ways we are all going to have to make a number of sacrifices during the coming months.
Since we are not now able to have our Healing Masses with the anointing of the sick, may I suggest that we will do all we can to come to those who wish to receive this sacrament in their homes before Easter.
Please contact the parish office if you know someone who would appreciate a visit. For those of you who are able to come to church, you may like to make an arrangement with us to be anointed at a mutually convenient time.
Whatever the future holds, let us remember our Lord will be faithful to his promise “to be with us” and let us be consoled with that famous quotation from Mother Julian of Norwich: “All shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.” And finally, remember that St Paul assures us that “all things work together for good, for those who love God.” Romans 8.28)
CORONAVIRUS GUIDANCE SUMMARY
Guidance update 10 March 2020:
The Bishop’s Conference has requested the following measures to be implemented with immediate effect.
1. The Sign of Peace is to be suspended at Mass.
2. Holy Communion from the chalice is suspended.
3. The faithful should be encouraged to receive the sacred host in the hand. Their doing this represents an act of loving charity to their community.
4. Holy water stoups are to be emptied.
5. Shared hymn books and Mass books should cease to be used. Single-use Mass sheets may be used, but disposed of after use.
6. If you have cold or flu symptoms please DO NOT attend Mass at all (even on a Sunday). Likewise, do not go to confession or attend any parish functions.
7. If you are particularly vulnerable avoid all large parish gatherings.
8. At parish functions suspend all catering tea/coffee etc).
GERARD DOOLAN RIP
The Funeral of Gerard Doolan RIP will take place on Tuesday 17 March at 12.00 noon.
THE PIETY SHOP
The Piety shop will be open after all Masses throughout Lent. There will also be books for Lent available to borrow. Please come and take a look.
BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP
There will be NO BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP on Tuesday due to the recent advice regarding the coronavirus.
The SVP Healing Mass which was scheduled to take place on Saturday 21 March has now been cancelled until later this year.
The Coffee Morning and Wednesday Lunch have also been suspended until further notice.
On Sunday 22 March there will be a retiring collection for Nugent. Gift Aid envelopes are available in the porch.
CTMH MARKET STALL, SATURDAY 21 MARCH.
RYM BRATISLAVA 29 JUL - 2 AUG 2020:
Inviting young people 18+ from our parishes across Europe to this Redemptorist youth gathering. Cost 200€, plus travel costs. (See Instagram alltogethergranada click here for pics of lthe last gathering.) Contact Fr Charles Randall C.Ss.R. via .
No payment necessary till end May 2020.
BE Green 2020
Patron: Fr Casey
Bishop Eton Parish living simply, sustainably with creation and in solidarity with the poor
Message from the Pope:
“Our grandparents used to make a point of not throwing away leftover food. Consumerism has made us accustomed to wasting food daily and we are unable to see its real value. Throwing away food is like stealing from the table of the poor and the hungry”
Current Parish challenge: (wk 11)
Last week we were each challenged to take stock through the week. Was any food thrown away in our home - both food uneaten at mealtimes and 'out of date’ food? What food did we bin?
This week we are challenged to BE food smart. Why do we waste food? Make a commitment as a family to reduce the food wastage in our home.
CAFOD Lent Family Fast Day:
Thank you for taking part in the recent Lent Family Fast Day. There are still some CAFOD envelopes at the back of Church if you have forgotten to donate the money saved. These can go in the collection or be passed in at the Monastery.
Did you know:
Q: what are the 5 most commonly wasted foods in UK households?
1. Potatoes (5.8million whole spuds per day);
2. Bread (24million slices per day);
3. Milk (5.8million glasses per day);
4. Bananas (1.4million bananas per day);
5. Salad (178million bags of salad per day).
The first ever Family Fast Day took place 60 years ago this week (Friday 11 March 1960) to help starving people in Dominica.
Want more info:
Please visit the dedicated page on the website click here
PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR PARISH THROUGH THE GIFT AID SCHEME
Gift Aid envelope box sets for the new tax year which have not already been collected will be available in the porch.
Thank you to all parishioners who provide their support to the parish by way of donations and making these tax effective by allowing the parish to reclaim Gift Aid.
We will also have Gift Aid forms available for any parishioners interested in signing up for Gift Aid.
For Redemptorist Community & vocations News
Twitter @RedemptoristsGB .
Items not in the Paper Version of the Bulletin.
Policy statement from the National Catholic Safeguarding Commission
If you are concerned about the welfare of a child or adult at risk, do not delay in contacting the police, using 999 if a child or adult is believed to be in immediate danger.
It is the policy of the Catholic Church in England and Wales to report all allegations of abuse to statutory authorities, regardless of whether the abuse occurred recently or in the past, or whether the accused person is living or deceased.
If you are in any role within the Catholic Church in England and Wales, you must refer allegations directly to the safeguarding office for your diocese or religious congregation, or directly to the Police.
If you are a member of the public, please refer allegations directly to the police and also to the safeguarding office in your diocese; (the relevant Diocesan safeguarding office can be located using the interactive map on the links page of the CSAS website www.csas.uk.net - contact details will be shown when you click on the relevant area of the map). You can also contact CSAS by telephoning 0207 901 1920 or via email at
MESSAGE FROM THE WOMEN'S GROUP
In line with the directive from the Archdiocese, circulated earlier this week, the Tuesday meeting planned for Tuesday 31 March 2020 has been cancelled.
We will contact you with any updated information as it happens.
In the hope and intention of returning soon, please let us know of any ideas and suggestion you have for future events.
In true Women’s Group tradition, look after each other.
If you haven't got a copy of our Lenten leaflet you can download an electronic copy click here
RESPONDING TO THE SYNOD PROCESS
You will recall that last autumn we launched an initiative by Fr Michael Henesy to try and engage those who do not come to church to share their insights with us, thereby making a unique contribution to the Synod process of consultation. Father Michael has presented the results in the March 2020 BE Alive and they have been forwarded to the Synod Office.
If you would like a copy of Fr Michael's report please click here
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
LATEST NEWS FROM CTMH
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BUSTED HALO LENT CHALLENGE
PAPAL PRAYER INTENTION FOR MARCH
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 of Lent (Exodus 17:3-7 Romans 5:1-2, 5-8 John 4:5-15, 19-26, 39-42)
Find our ‘living water’
Jesus’ message to the woman at the well reminds us of His first miracle at Cana where He changed water into wine. Today, He promises us “living water where we will never be thirsty again…a spring inside…welling up to eternal life”. When His grace is poured into us, into our marriages, it can overflow, strengthening us, reaching out to others
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
TURN OFF THE TV AND OPEN THE BIBLE
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.
CATHEDRAL BOOK CLUB
The next meeting of the Cathedral Book Club will be Thursday 2 April 2020 at 7.00pm in the Gibberd Room. We book to be duscussed will be The Last of the Just by Andre Schwarz-Bart. New readers are always welcome.
SPRING FLOWER DEMONSTRATION
In the Gibberd room at the Metropolitan Cathedral with Muir Simpson. This will take place on Tuesday 21 April in the Gibberd Room from 10am – 4pm. Tickets are £25
FCJ YOUNG ADULTS NETWORK
DEMENTIA PRAYER WEEK 12-19 MARCH:
Please note the event planned for Sunday 15 March at Cardinal Heenan House has now been cancelled.
For prayers and reflections go to:
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 behold2020.com
Archbishop Malcolm will mark the rededication at the 11.00am Mass at the Cathedral. read more at http://liverpoolcatholic.org.uk/index.php?p=2086
PRAY AGAINST TRAFFICKING
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
CUTTING DOWN CARBON OR CHOCOLATE
LIVERPOOL BACH COLLECTIVE: ST. JOHN PASSION
On 21st March at 7pm at the Church of Our Lady & St. Nicholas (Liverpool Parish Church) Old Churchyard, Liverpool, L28TZ Ticket only at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/st-john-passion-johann-sebastian-bach-tickets-88479599865?
POPE COMPOSES A PRAYER FOR PROTECTION FROM CORONAVIRUS
You can find the text of the prayer at https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2020-03/pope-francis-prayer-our-lady-protection-coronavirus.html
STATIONS OF THE CROSS AT ST MARY'S
This Wednesday 18 March at 7:00pm in St Mary's Church.
EXPLORING OUR FAITH:
Thursday 19 March in St Mary's parish hall (small room) from 6:30pm-8:00pm. ‘Word made Flesh, True Bread of Heaven’ and the focus is on The Mystery of the Liturgy and the Eucharist.