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
2 August 2020
EIGHTEENTH 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, Ged Scully RIP, Jeanne C,Fr Tony Hunt C.Ss.R. (birthday), and Private intentions
INTENTIONS SAID OVER LAST WEEK
Fr Kevin C.Ss.R. (birthday), Pauline C, Bertha F, thank you Anne N, Margaret M, Mrs Roache RIP, Frank McGuire RIP (anniversary), Lana Preston-Heyes RIP, Brenda Hoagainson, Redemptorist Community, Bill & Fiona C (golden wedding)
Sr Mary Gallagher PSMG RIP, William Langcake RIP
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, Patricia G, Martin B, Fr Andrew C.Ss.R, Norma R, David L, Peter M, Sarah P, Lucy C, Eileen McG
|THOSE WHO HAVE DIED RECENTLY|
|ANNIVERSARIES THAT OCCUR AT THIS TIME|
|Frank McGuire, Peter Sweeney, Tony Doyle,Fr Kevin McEwan C.Ss.R., Fr Augustine Graham C.Ss.R.,Fr Charles Murray C.Ss.R.,Br Dunstan Lyons C.Ss.R., Br Henry Hayde C.Ss.R.,Br Charles Mucha C.Ss.R., Novice Xavier O’Grady C.Ss.R.|
FROM FR TIM
GENTLE STEPS FORWARD
It has been wonderfully rewarding to be able to celebrate public Masses again in both of our churches. I am grateful to the teams who have supervised each occasion and all of you who have been able to come.
Thank you for co-operating with the new protocols. Gradually we are finding ways of managing, especially as some of the original restrictions have been lifted.
However, with the new concern about Manchester and the surrounding district, we realise just how fragile everything remains and how vigilant we need to be.
In my ‘Thursday Message’ I asked you to consider some proposals, which may offer us a way forward in dealing with a number of issues, including the backlog of children waiting for their First Holy Communion and families hoping to have their children baptised. If you have not viewed the message, may I encourage you all to do so?
It seems to me that we will do well to take a few small and gentle steps to begin with and see how successful they are before trying to roll out an expansive programme. Therefore, I am hoping a good number of families will respond to the invitations I have offered and we can learn as we go along.
Meanwhile, for the next week or two we will continue with the Mass programme that is now in place and I will continue to record a Mass each weekend. It is especially important that anyone who is vulnerable or feels anxious should understand that there is no obligation or expectation that you should come to Mass in the present circumstances.
At the same time, it is wonderful to see the joy that so many of you are experiencing at being able to celebrate the Eucharist again. Therefore, I encourage all of you who are comfortable with moving around to come from time and time; and remember that families may sit together without the need for distancing.
Let’s be at peace and continue to pray for one another.
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.
Please remain in your bench to receive Communion and once Mass is ended you will be guided out via the side chapel and Hughes Room.
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.
PASTORAL AREA MASSES
If you wish to volunteer as a steward please email the parish office. You must be over 18, and be in good health. Volunteers will receive training and need to sign some forms.
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 email the parish office with details.
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
SYNOD RECOMMENDED VIEWING
Please watch the video linked to below 'What Sort of Church Do We Want?' presented by Fr Chris Thomas – Director of the Irenaeus Project
Resources for our With You Always families
Welcome Back to Church Poster
Here is a picture that can be downloaded and printed (Just right click on the image and select save as image or equivalent message.)
Perhaps the children may like to colour it in to welcome us all back to church.
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)
Brother Royston C.Ss.R
Please pray for Brother Royston as he is ordained to the diaconate, and for the time he will spend at our Birmingham parish at Erdington Abbey and subsequent ordination to the priesthood in late November.
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
- Celebrating the Sacrament of Baptism – a resource that can be used to help families reflect on the sacrament in these times when it is difficult offer preparation as we may have done pre-pandemic
- 10 easy ways to share faith with your child as they grow.
- What sort of church do we want?
- Nugent’s latest ‘Let’s stay in touch’ newsletter.
- Nugent’s latest ‘Signpost’ newsletter for the deaf community.
- Reflection for Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (also available as an audio download).
- Readings for the Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time.
All can be accessed/downloaded at https://www.liverpoolcatholicresources.com/ or through http://www.liverpoolcatholic.org.uk/ by clicking on ‘Prayer and Other Resources’. https://www.liverpoolcatholicresources.com/family-catechesis
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 by clicking here
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
For the latest from the Catholic Pictorial Click here
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
Advice from Alzheimers UK
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
Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Isa 55:1-3 Rom 8:35, 37-39 Matt 14:13- 21)
It can be hard to have compassion sometimes
It’s hard to have compassion for my spouse when caught up in my own worries and stress. Jesus moved on from His own sadness to see the need of the crowds; He fed them. We witness to the Good News that nothing can come between us when we nourish each other in all ways - physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually..
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
WEBINAR ON THE EFFECTS OF COVID19 ON THE UNDER 35S
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
HAVE YOU MISSED LOURDES THIS YEAR?
Leisure Time Travel offers you the opportunity to be in Lourdes for the Feast of The Immaculate Conception. Fly from Manchester 7-11 December 2020. Full Board in Lourdes. Priest Leader Father Vin McShane.
For more info ring 0151 524 1476 or 07512 856 045. Limited availability.
COVID-19 AND THE RED BOX APF MILL HILL – MISSIO
Please do not worry about not being able to empty Red Boxes at this time, once it is safe to do so, we will resume emptying boxes and depositing the money. In the meantime there are variety of ways in which you can continue to donate if you are able and if you include which Parish you are from your donations will still be credited to our Parish total.
For more info follow the link missio.org.uk/mission-today
Nugent have a number of vacancies - check the details below