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.
Deacon G Juhasz
SUNDAY 3 JANUARY 2021
SECOND SUNDAY OF CHRISTMAS– YR B
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
INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK:
All parishioners, Margaret O’Brien RIP (anni), John O’Prey RIP (anni), Gerard King RIP (1st anni), Bernie & Colette M (48th wedding anni), Cenacle - Crusade of Prayer, Cenacle - January Masses
Alexander Hoban RIP
INTENTIONS SAID OVER LAST WEEK
Pat C (ill), Caroline Roberts, Cecilia & John McC, Ann & Medwyn R, Richard Taylor RIP, John B (sick), James Devine RIP (25th anni), John Hogan RIP (anni), Special intention
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, Fr John Gildea, Angela W & Sofia W, Andrew J, Pam C, Richard A, Justine S, Fr Vinny McS, Malcolm P, Irene H, Anne McE, Rosa S, Tony A, Sue L, Fr Martin C.Ss.R., 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, Susan R, Residents of Care Homes, Patricia G, Martin B, Fr Andrew C.Ss.R., David L, Peter M, Sarah P, Lucy C,Ted B, Mike C, Sue McC, Mavis D, Amanda M, Fr Laurence Mayne, Monsignor Dick Atherton
|THOSE WHO HAVE DIED RECENTLY|
Alexander Hoban RIP, Elizabeth Ralston RIP
|ANNIVERSARIES THAT OCCUR AT THIS TIME|
Kevin Beggs, Margaret O’Brien, John O’Prey, Gerard King, Fr James Stack C.Ss.R.,Fr William Haig C.Ss.R., Fr John Bullen C.Ss.R., Fr Edward Corish C.Ss.R., Br Stanislaus Cassidy C.Ss.R., Br Felician Dubucquoi C.Ss.R., Br George Scanlan C.Ss.R., Br Bartholomew O’Brien C.Ss.R.
FROM FR TIM
NEW YEAR GREETINGS
ONCE AGAIN, FR ANDREW AND REST OF THE REDEMPTORIST COMMUNITY JOIN ME IN WISHING YOU EVERY BLESSING AS WE MOVE INTO 2021
The fact that the Oxford vaccine has now been approved and will be provided as rapidly as possible has to be the best possible news to begin this New Year. Meanwhile, we will need to continue this period of vigilance, continuing our herculean efforts to ensure that we keep one another as safe as possible in the interim. In that context, I would like to thank those of you who have so generously ensured that every church function has been meticulously supervised. This has enabled us to celebrate our Masses, Funerals and Baptisms, confident in the knowledge that we are working in a safe space.
I hope that, in spite of the restrictions, you were able to celebrate Christmas with hope and joy. Certainly, your generosity and goodwill ensured that our Redemptorist Community have had a wonderful Christmas season.
Thank you for all the greetings and presents, as well as all your contributions to the upkeep of the parishes as well as our community and indeed our foreign mission in Zimbabwe. Our priests and brothers in Africa are overwhelmed by the thousands of pounds that have been contributed to ensure that they can continue to support their impoverished people.
I do not think our Christmas programme could have run more smoothly. Once again thank you for your co-operation.
Please note below the remaining Masses between now and next Wednesday, the Solemnity of the Epiphany. On that day we will have an extra Mass at Bishop Eton at 9.30am, followed by the 11am at St Mary’s and the 4pm at Bishop Eton.
Thereafter, I suggest that we return to having Mass on alternate days between the two parishes as before, with the slight adjustment that during the dark winter days we change the evening Masses from 6pm to 4pm. This may be more satisfactory for those who are elderly and may even be more convenient for families soon after the end of the school day. We will keep the Sunday programme the same.
All the details are below.
FROM SATURDAY 26 DECEMBER (BOXING DAY) UNTIL THE 6 JANUARY (EPIPHANY) MASSES:
Bishop Eton: 9.30am and 6.00pm; St Mary’s 11.00am
MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY:
St Mary’s: 11.00am; Bishop Eton: 4.00pm
TUESDAY, THURSDAY, SATURDAY:
Bishop Eton: 11.00am; St Mary’s: 4.00pm
There will be three Masses on the Feast of the Epiphany (Wednesday, 6 January: extra Mass at Bishop Eton at 9.30am).
FROM THURSDAY 7 JANUARY MASSES AT BISHOP ETON WILL BE AS FOLLOWS:
Sunday: 9.30am & 6.00pm
Face masks must be worn, after sanitizing your hands you will be guided to your seat; two individuals per bench, unless a family unit. Try to keep touching surfaces to a minimum. Please leave 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. Stewards will be at various points from entry to exit to ensure that everyone adheres to the protocols.
*Please note the toilet is not in use.
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
Archdiocesan Directory 2021.
Copies are available to buy in the Hughes Room upon your exit from Mass. They are priced at £3.50 each.
Living Faith magazines are also available in the Hughes Room. They are £1 each.
AN INVITATION TO PRAYER
We have asked that in all our homes we set aside a sacred space where the family could pray, if possible, at 7.00pm each evening 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.
Thank you to all those who bought vouchers for the Br Benjamin project. £1300 has been sent already and the total is heading towards £2,500! You really have made a difference.
Thank you for your generosity, support and prayers over the last year. 2020 has been an incredibly challenging year for so many. In this year like no other, our prayer as a global community has been more important than ever. As CAFOD volunteers in your parishes and schools, together we’ve been able to reach out in solidarity to our brothers and sisters around the world.
Thank you to St Mary's Woolton Luncheon Club & St Mary’s and Bishop Eton's Justice & Peace Youth Group for your very generous £100 each towards our Christmas Appeal, & for collecting hamper goods for families who will be supported by Nugent this Christmas
LATEST UPDATE ON FINANCE FROM FR TIM
I am very 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, safely, to Bishop Eton during this time of social distancing.
1. BY CHEQUE: Please write a cheque and post it through the Monastery door. (No need to knock.) Cheques can be made payable to: Our Lady of The Annunciation Parish 215.
2. STANDING ORDER: If possible, you could set up a monthly standing order amounting to your usual weekly donation. If you are able to do this, please contact the finance team by email. They will provide you with the account details on .
3. ONLINE: For online giving for one-off or regular monthly donations. The parish has its own unique link:
4. Text donations of £2, £3, £5 or £10;
Text BISHOPETONto 70085 to donate £2.
Text BISHOPETON to 70450 to donate £3.
Text BISHOPETON to 70460 to donate £5.
Text BISHOPETON to 70470 to donate £10.
Texts cost your donation amount plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS
If you’d like to give a donation but do not wish to receive marketing communications Text BISHOPETONNOINFO to the same number.
GIFT AID: If you pay income tax please don’t forget to gift aid your donation. For every £1 donated we can claim 25p! Forms are now available at the exit in the Hughes Room.
As ever, thank you for your understanding, support and prayers.
HARD COPIES OF THE BULLETIN ARE AVAILABLE TO COLLECT FROM THE HUGHES ROOM WHEN YOU ARE LEAVING CHURCH. PLEASE TAKE TO THOSE WITHOUT INTERNET ACCESS.
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