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
26 July 2020
SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY (YR A)
WE ARE OPERATING A REDUCED SCHEDULE
OF PUBLIC MASSES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
PLEASE SEE DETAILS SEPARATELY
PLEASE NOTE: ALL MASS INTENTIONS WILL BE SAID PRIVATELY BY THE CONFRERES.
THE INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK ARE PUBLISHED BELOW
NO WEDNESDAY EXPOSITION / NO NOVENA
MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK:
All parishioners, Philomena Pimlott RIP (birthday memorial), Stephen R (70th birthday), Stephen & Kris (anniversary),Redemptorists, Friends of the Holy Land, and Private intentions
Margaret Murphy RIP
INTENTIONS SAID OVER LAST WEEK
Deacon Dominic Jenkinson (ordination), Brenda McN ,Roisin, Craig & Conor T, Fr Andrew (get well), Kathy & James S (golden jubilee)
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., Sr Margaret H SND, A.K.Flynn, Clare V, Fr John G, Angela W, Sofia W, Andrew J, Pam C, Richard A, Justine S, Fr Tony H,C.Ss.R, Fr Vinny McS, Malcolm P, Irene H, Anne McE, Rosa S, Tony A, Sue L, Fr Martin C.Ss.R, Rev Mgr Austin H, Bernard A, James McG, Margaret T, Barbara T, Evonn I, Doris T, Bertha F, Chris R, Paul McM, Jim L, Kerry H, Bella D, Evelyn A, Eva J, Antoinette L, Residents of Care Homes, Susan R, Jo P, Patricia G, Martin B, Fr Andrew C.Ss.R, Norma R, David L, Peter M, Sarah P, Lucy C
|THOSE WHO HAVE DIED RECENTLY|
Margaret Brophy, Margaret Murphy
|ANNIVERSARIES THAT OCCUR AT THIS TIME|
|Fr Ian Barron C.Ss.R., Fr Joseph Hanton C.Ss.R.,Fr Richard Marsh C.Ss.R.,Br Jerome Hillas C.Ss.R., Br Dominic Wright C.Ss.R.,Br Cajetan K|eighren C.Ss.R., Br Dominic Gill C.Ss.R.|
FROM FR TIM
Naturally, I was sorry that my sister and some of the family were not able to join me to celebrate my Golden Jubilee.Likewise, it was disappointing that we were not able to have get-togethers in each of the parishes.
However, you made up for all that in spectacular style. I am truly grateful for the messages of goodwill and I feel very honoured that you took so much trouble to mark the occasion so generously and in so many different ways.
I hope I was able to express some of that at the end of Mass last weekend and in my Thursday message. It has been a roller-coaster week and I feel somewhat of an emotional wreck. But may I just say that my hope and prayer is that I will have the health and strength to continue to serve Bishop Eton and St Mary’s for a good while to come.
I will continue to record a Mass each weekend for the foreseeable future because, faced with the present restrictions, there is no way we can accommodate the regular Mass attendance and I am conscious that many of you may still be nervous about venturing forth, while some of you are still shielding.
At the same time, across the Pastoral Area we now have a good number of Masses each week, so I hope everyone who is able will come to Mass from time to time. May I especially encourage you to bring the children – remember you may sit together in your bubble in the one bench – and it would be a shame if we get out of the habit of coming: we are above all a Eucharistic community!
Please see the websites and bulletins for all the Mass times and may the Lord continue to bless all our efforts.
AN INVITATION TO PRAYER
The proposal is that in our all homes we set aside a sacred space where the family can pray, if possible at 7.00pm each evening during these uncertain days. At the heart of the prayer will be an Act of Spiritual Communion, so dear to the heart of our Founder, Saint Alphonsus. The leaflet is available on our website, the prayer has been converted so that it is easily understood by the younger ones, but here is the original:
My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the most Holy Sacrament.
I love you above all things and I desire to possess you within my soul.
Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace you as being already there and unite myself wholly to you.
Never permit me to be separated from you.
The Redemptorist Community has adjusted the daily timetable so that we will be united in prayer with you all at that time. Also, each day we will celebrate Mass and hold all your intentions before the Lord.
CHURCH REOPENING FOR MASSES:
We will now be open for Mass on
- Sunday at 9.30am and 6.00pm;
- Monday at 11.00am and
- Wednesday and Friday at 6.00pm.
The church will accommodate 60 individuals.
The church has been cleaned and benches have been cordoned off to meet the 1metre+ distancing rules.
We are operating a one way system, entering via the main door of church;
face masks must be worn and after sanitizing your hands you will be guided to your seat; two individuals per bench as marked out, unless a family unit.
We ask that you try to keep touching surfaces to a minimum.
Communion will take place after Mass is ended and you will be guided out via the side chapel and Hughes Room.
You may not return to your seat, so are asked not to bring bags such as shopping into church with you.
There are posters on the door you should read before entering.
Anyone with symptoms should not come into the church.
The vulnerable should consider the wisdom of returning to Mass too soon. The vulnerable includes those over 70 and people with pre-existing conditions.
Stewards will be at various points from entry to exit to ensure that everyone adheres to the protocols.
Church will be cleaned again when everyone has vacated the church.
For full details and details of other Pastoral Area church reopening times please click here
If you wish to volunteer as a steward please email the parish office. You must be over 18, and be in good health. There will be some training given and all volunteers will need to sign a form.
For those without internet access and unable to attend church with the limited opening.
The Diocese of Middlesborough, funded by the Knights of St Columba, initiated a Dial-a-Mass service where you dial a telephone number and listen to Mass.
Due to the funding by Knights of St Columba, calls will be charged at LOCAL RATE and will cost about 34p per Mass, each Mass being just under an hour. All they have to do is dial: 01642 130 120 and listen whenever they wish to hear Mass. Please pass it on.
The parish office is now open for limited hours. Hayley now has more access to resources and has started clearing the back-log of work she has been unable to do in the past four months. Please avoid calling the parish office for the next few weeks so that she can do this work undisturbed.
If you are waiting to rebook Baptisms etc please be patient and await her call.
NO MONASTERY RECEPTION COVER
There will still be no reception cover at the monastery, so please do not call at the monastery door unless it is urgent.
Any enquiries, requests etc should be emailed to the parish office where possible or posted through the door and will be dealt with as soon as practical.
We still need to protect the vulnerable community. Thank you for your cooperation.
MASS INTENTION REQUESTS:
All Masses will be said by the confreres and listed in the bulletin. Any requests can still be emailed to the parish office, posted through the door or left in the box in the Hughes Room after Masses. Any outstanding stipends/donations may now be posted through the Monastery door.
Millions of vulnerable lives are at stake as coronavirus spreads in refugee camps and countries suffering conflict. People who have been forced to flee their homes are especially vulnerable. We’ve joined forces with the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) to scale up our response.
Help protect people who have lost everything. DONATE NOW.
The appeal address is: https://cafod.org.uk/Give/Donate-to-Emergencies/Coronavirus-appeal
FR MICHAEL’S PAINTINGS
Fr Michael has been busy during lockdown painting. A number of new paintings have been added to the website at http://www.bishopeton.org.uk/fr-michael-s-paintings.html. All money raised from the sale of the paintings will go to Project Zimbabwe.
TO OUR CATHOLIC UNIVERSE AND CATHOLIC TIMES READERS IN THE PARISH:
At the moment you are unable to collect your paper at Mass, but you can get it delivered direct to your home every week, POST FREE. Please go to www.thecatholicuniverse.com or call them on 0161 820 5722 and they will arrange for you
Copies for this quarter are available in the Hughes Room on exiting Mass. £1 each.
A MESSAGE ON FINANCE FROM FR TIM
I am acutely aware that some families will be experiencing financial hardship following the lockdown, and therefore fully understand if you temporarily suspend your monthly standing order to Bishop Eton.
For others who are still in a position to contribute to parish finances, I would like to remind you how you can still make your offering, in safety, to Bishop Eton during this time of social distancing.
1. Please do not bring or send your Sunday giving envelopes to the Monastery.
2. For those of you who usually use offertory envelopes or give cash, if at all possible, would you please set up a monthly standing order amounting to your usual weekly donation.
If you are able to arrange a standing order, please contact the finance team by email. The team will provide you with the relevant account details on Many thanks to all those who have already set up such arrangements.
3. The Archdiocese has also set up an online giving website for either one-off or regular monthly donations. The parish has its own unique link and there is a photograph of our church to provide additional reassurance that donors are donating to the correct parish. To use this facility please use the link: https://donate.liverpoolcatholic.org.uk/our-ladys-of-the-annunciation-bishop-eton
There is a detailed guide on the website and it is very straightforward. If you need further support please contact with your name and telephone number and they will endeavour to assist as quickly as possible.
4. There are also text options available; for full details use the link: http://www.bishopeton.org.uk/featured-articles/7439-giving-during-lockdown.html
As ever, thank you for your understanding, support and prayers.
The Archbishop has asked that the following prayer be widely circulated and prayed at this time of crisis:
A PRAYER IN TIME OF DANGER AND ILLNESS.
God Our Father,
each person is precious to You.
You are the Giver of life.
Have mercy on us and protect us
at this time, as the Coronavirus
threatens health and life.
You are an ever-present Helper
in time of trouble.
Watch over those who are
suffering, give strength to those
who are aiding the Sick and give courage
to all in this time of anxiety.
We ask this of you in the name of your Son
Jesus Christ. AMEN
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WE WILL BE PRINTING SOME HARD COPIES EACH WEEK, USING OLD EDITIONS OF THE BULLETIN.
PLEASE TAKE A COPY TO THOSE WHO DO NOT HAVE INTERNET ACCESS.
ADDITIONAL NEWS ITEMS
A JUBILEE POEM
Our resident poet Eileen has penned a jubilee ode for Fr Tim
COPIOSA APUD EUM REDEMPTIO
Apologies for Poetic Muse
Who's still inclined to Covid Snooze!
Nonetheless, we wish for you
A Day of Joy, "A Confreres' Do",
Memories, laughter, celebratory drink
(Observed within The Rule - we think!).
But, most of all, recall of Special Day,
When first shone forth incipient ray,
Which changed your life, and ours as well,
With dreams, triumphs and tales to tell.
Renaissance Man - so many parts -
We hold you close within our hearts,
Dear Father Tim!
© Eileen Murray 21 July 2020
SYNOD DURING COVID - 19 PART 2
The SYNOD update from the Archbishop which you can watch here is 'SYNOD DURING COVID - 19 PART 1.
Regular bulletin and children liturgy information
Click here for this weeks Sunday Message (the none news side of the regular bulletin)
For a homily based on this week's readings Click here
Click here for this week's LOOK (for the children)
Revised SYNOD Schedule
SHRINES/SACRED PLACES IN YOUR HOMES.
Many of you have made shrines/sacred spaces in your homes. It would be a lovely idea if you could send photos of them to and they will be put up on the websites, to show each other we are all still united in prayer and in our communities.
Please remember that photos posted can be seen all around the world, so don’t include people in the photos.
PRAYER RESOURCES IN LIGHT OF THE CORONAVIRUS:
CATHOLIC CHURCH IN ENGLAND AND WALES
The Catholic Church in England and Wales has created a series of podcasts at https://soundcloud.com/catholicchurch For example they have a whole playlist which will allow you to revisit Pope John Paul IIs visit in 1982 https://soundcloud.com/catholicchurch/sets/pope-saint-john-paul-iis-visit-to-the-uk
Here is an example of the content from previous newsletters
The Archdiocesan prayer resources have been updated to include
- Reflection for Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (also available as an audio download).
- Readings for the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time.
For Sunday reflections click here
The Redemptorists in Clapham are recording 'Thoughts for the Day' You can view them either on the Clapham Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/StMarysClaphamCSsR/, their youtube Account https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7MnePSBt96d_GtIal3Iliw or on the Priovince website http://www.redemptorists.co.uk/preaching-and-prayer/thought-for-the-day.html
Not Daily - but Sr Francis Kelly is posting reflections on the UK Vocations website click here
The weekly reflections from David at St Mary's can be accessed byclicking here
POPE'S PRAYER VIDEO FOR JULY
NEW DEMENTIA FRIENDLY INTERNET RADIO STATION:
A new internet radio station has been launched for people living with dementia and their carers. There’s five different eras of music to select from with no adverts whatsoever! You can access the website at: www.m4dradio.com
SUPPORT YOUR FOODBANK
The Food collection at the monastery remains suspended.
Please either support our SVP, as above or donate
Or to Nugent Food Market:
Or Hugamug foodbank in Gateacre. This is a local foodbank set up by the family of a former SFX pupil and running under the auspices of the Liverpool Council. They accept food donations at particular times and make home deliveries.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY
July's Catholic Pictorial is now available. Click here to access an electronic version.
Lockdown in UK parishes: CAFOD's support
Through their network of volunteers, young CAFOD leaders and staff are keen to support, in whatever way possible, the opening up of churches.
They are offering various online resources to help parishioners and schools to pray and to engage:
- Online children’s liturgy,
- Programme of online talks, prayer and Masses
- Summer of Hope ideas for families and parishioners to transform lockdown and cancelled summer events or things they've been missing into some fun fundraising and easy ways to brighten up lockdown
- CAFOD have also allowed their staff the opportunity to use their CAFOD working hours to help in their local parishes as stewards.
DEMENTIA RESOURCES DURING LOCKDOWN
Dementia support line https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-support/dementia-connect-support-line
Demetia support forum https://forum.alzheimers.org.uk/
Top Five tips
The Alzheimer's society have produced a top 5 tips for peole caring for those living with Dementia. You can download a copy of this volunteer toolkit by clicking here
Supporting older people and those living with Dementia
Click here for a guide from the British Psychological Society
Advice from Dementia UK
The Archdiocese has put together a page of resources to help those LIving with Dementia and those who care for them. Click here for more information.
Sing for the Brain
On the 30th April Alzheimer's UK ran a sing for the brain session on Facebook. You can watch a video of the event by clicking here
ARTS for Dementia are providing opportunities for people to join in remotely with dance, drama music. To discover what is available and how to join in visit https://arts4dementia.org.uk/events/
Videos from Inovations in Dementia
Inovations in Dementia have developed a series of videos to assist volunteers and carers to understand the needs of a person living with Dementia. They are availabl on their youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVqQdwbR6zDgIGTPfxi0BYA
They have also produced a document that can be completed and shared with volunteers. Click here
LOCKDOWN AND DOMESTIC ABUSE:
Since the UK-wide COVID-19 lockdown be-gan, there has been a 49% increase in calls and online requests for help relating to domestic abuse.
Bishop John Sherrington said:
‘Every person has a right to live their life free from violence, abuse, intimidation and fear. Catholic parishes can play an important role in the fighting the scourge of domestic abuse, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic where we are seeing some shocking statistics from leading domestic abuse organisations. My thanks go to those organisations and individuals already working so hard to ensure that people suffering domestic abuse can live safe lives. Every local situation will differ and so our new guidance is designed to be used as an introduction to start a local project. I hope that Catholics and parishes will be inspired to take this up in their local area. Violence of this kind should never be tolerated or justified. It is an offence against the dignity of the human person.’
For help and support visit https://www.cbcew.org.uk/home/our-work/health-social-care/coronavirus-guidelines/domestic-abuse/
MARRIAGE MATTERS REFLECTIONS FOR THIS WEEK
Reflection from Marriage Matters
Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (1 Kings 3:5, 7-12 Rom 8:28-30 Matt 13:44-52)
Discover what loving really means
Instead of praying for `treasure’, King Solomon prayed for wisdom ‘to discern good from evil’. When discerning what ‘loving’ really means, you find ‘hidden treasure’ in these weekly reflections on Scripture. They will also help you to discover the ‘hidden treasure’ in each other. Sharing this, you sow ‘seeds’ of love in the minds and hearts of others.
Climate Sunday' has been launched to provide a focus for churches across Britain and Ireland committed to action on climate change.
Visit https://www.climatesunday.org/blog to learn more
This is an initiative from Churches together in Britain and Ireland
HYMN FOR THE DAY
An initiative from the Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland
Throughout July visitors to https://hymnsocietygbi.org.uk/resources/hymn-for-the-day/ will find the full lyrics to a hymn, a reflection and in some cases a video.
NUGENT – VACANCY
HELP NUGENT WITH ‘EASY FUNDRAISING'
BISHOP BARON ON TROUBLESOME ONLINE BEHAVIOUR
WEBINAR ON THE EFFECTS OF COVID19 ON THE UNDER 35S
Animate virtual pilgrimage
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). can also contact CSAS by telephoning 0207 901 1920 or via email at