The Parish Office will be closed during the lockdown and the administrators will be working from home with limited access. If you need to contact them please send an email to .
NO MONASTERY RECEPTION COVER
There is still no cover at the monastery reception, 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.
BULLETINS FOR HOUSEBOUND AND THOSE WITHOUT INTERNET ACCESS:
WE WILL PRINT HARD COPIES OF THE BULLETIN EACH WEEK.
PLEASE TAKE A COPY AFTER MASS TO THOSE WHO DO NOT HAVE INTERNET ACCESS.
MASS INTENTION REQUESTS:
Any requests for Mass intentions can be emailed to the parish office ., posted through the door or left in the Hughes Room after Masses. Any outstanding stipends/donations may now be posted through the Monastery door.
All Masses will be said privately by the confreres but listed in the bulletin.
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.
GUIDELINES FOR ONLINE MINISTRY AND ACTIVITIES
The Archdiocesan safeguarding officer has asked us to make people aware of the folloing guidelines for those involved in online ministry and/or activities
CHURCH OPEN FOR PRIVATE PRAYER:
We are open for Private prayer on Sunday 9.30am—11.00am, Monday 10.00am—11.30am and Wednesday 1.00pm—2.30pm.
If you have the new track and trace NHS app please use a smart phone to register your presence by scanning the QR Code which will be available in the porch upon your arrival. 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; one individual per bench, unless a family unit. We ask that you 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.
BISHOP ETON SVP CONFERENCE APPEAL
If you wish to make a donation you can use our bank details to make a one-off BACS payment or make a standing order. These can also be gift aided if you wish. Sort code 60-60-04, Acc No 46087737, reference Donation.
Alternatively you can give cash to an SVP member. For more information contact Graham W (Treasurer) Tel/text 07947041326. Thank you!
The situation in Zimabwe is very difficult. To help you understand the position we have been asked to share the following with you, Click on each item to read the document/article.
The Catholic Church in England and Wales has a page dedicated to Zimbabwe click here to read it
BROTHER MIKE TAYLOR - PERPETUAL PROFESSION
On the 24th August 2020 Brother Mike Taylor made his Perpetual Profession at Bishop Eton Church Liverpool. Brother Mike had selected the day of his late Mother's Birthday to mark this milestone.
A few photos of the day are given below. For a full version visit
REV BR MICHAEL TAYLOR CSSR - DIACONAL ORDINATION
At Bishop Eton Church on 25th August 2020 Bishop Ralph Heskett C.Ss.R ordained Brother Michael Taylor to the diaconate.
A few photos follow for a full set visit
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
A further 6 paintings: still life, Albert Dock Calderstones were added on 21st August
All money raised from the sale of the paintings will go to Project Zimbabwe.
CAFOD CORONAVIRUS APPEAL – DEC APPEAL
If you wish to go donate please visit https://cafod.org.uk/Give/Donate-to-Emergencies/Coronavirus-appeal
DIAL A MASS SCHEME
For those who do not have the internet Mass, the Diocese of Middlesbrough, have developedthe Dial-a-Mass service so fellow Catholics can phone and listen to the Mass.
For the cost of a local call, you can hear Mass, the Mass will last under an hour.
The Number to call is 01642 130 120
With thanks to the Knights of St Columba who are part funding this initiative.
A MESSAGE FROM THE SAFEGUARDING TEAM
Unfortunately, even during the lockdown, there are still safeguarding issues as individuals find new ways to target the vulnerable. We received an email from the Safeguarding department this week and would like to share it with as many of our parishioners as possible, and especially if you can share with neighbours, family and friends who do not receive the bulletin online.
“By now, sadly, you will have also seen a number of news reports that some groups that have been using videoconferencing, social media etc to support their work have sadly also experienced some quite nasty and distressing incidents. There have been a number of reports of Zoom calls being Zoombombed (an individual intrudes uninvited into a Zoom call) and distributing distressing material or comments, live streams being hacked, and people joining online groups with the intention of grooming children and young people.
CSAS have put together the attached guidance document in respect of using videoconferencing for ministry, which will hopefully support you and give you confidence in using technology during ministry safely. Please do use the guidance in considering any form of online ministry, and review your procedures in light of the guidance.
I would also suggest that enclosed in this document is a section of ‘Useful links and resources for internet safety’ within this document. CSAS have hyperlinked a number of really informative charities that I use regularly to inform my practice, and I find really helpful as a parent. It may be helpful to share those links with your parish communities, as parents and carers try to guide children and young people through our accelerated use of an online world.
I would also draw your attention to sections 8 & 9 of the CSAS Creating a Safer Environment document which also has guidance on the use of technology, and photography and filming including live streaming church services. https://www.csas.uk.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Creating-a-Safer-Environment-1.docx"
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
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