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

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Web: www.bishopeton.org.uk Twitter: @Bishop_Eton Facebook: bishopeton

Parish Priest: Fr T Buckley C.Ss.R. 

Deacons J Keeley,  Gergely Juhasz

16 February 2020

SIXTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME (A)

 Mass and Service Times  Intention / Service focus
Sunday (6th Sunday A)
8.30am Mass  Thanksgiving
10.00am Mass  All parishioners
11.30am Mass  Kathleen McDonnell RIP
6.00pm Mass  Brian Heny RIP
Monday
7.00am Mass  Brian Healy RIP
12 noon Mass  REQUIEM: Kathleen Smallwood RIP               
Tuesday
7.00am Mass  William Brennan RIP
 12 noon Mass  Peace/unity Agalamanyi family
Wednesday
7.00am Mass  Richard F R
11am-11.45am EXPOSITION
 12 noon Mass  Margaret Ellis (anni)
6.00pm-7.30pm EXPOSITION
7.30pm Novena  In Honour of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour
Thursday
7.00am Mass  Peace
 12 noon Mass  John Sephton
Friday
7.00am Mass  Marian Cairns RIP
12 noon Mass  Family of K Smallwood RIP
Saturday
12 noon Mass  Annie  & John Hendry (anni)
Sunday 
8.30am Mass  Special intention
10.00am Mass   Marian Cairns RIP
11.30am Mass  All parishioners
 6.00pm Mass  Kathleen Smallwood RIP               

Rosary: 11.30am Monday—Tuesday, Thursday—Saturday.

No Rosary before funerals or 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, Robert S, James McG,  Margaret M, Margaret T, Barbara T

THOSE WHO HAVE DIED RECENTLY

Marian Cairns, Leslie Maguire

ANNIVERSARIES THAT OCCUR AT THIS TIME

Margaret Ellis, Annie & John Hendry

Fr Thomas Bridgett C.Ss.R., Fr Robert Hart C.Ss.R., Fr Arthur O’Sullivan C.Ss.R., Fr Christopher Harris C.Ss.R., Fr Gerard Risthon C.Ss.R., Fr Gilbert Conroy C.Ss.R., Br Denis Cassin C.Ss.R., Br Xavier Kerr C.Ss.R.,Br William Cardwell 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  

HALF-TERM

I hope that half-term will provide many of you with an  opportunity to take a breather. For all my efforts to live in the present, I still find myself listening to Our Lord speaking to Martha: “You worry and fret about so many things…”

It has been a difficult week for two of our  confrères, who continue to struggle with multiple health problems. Apart from a short break at the end of last week, Fr Gabby Maguire has now been in hospital for almost five weeks. Hopefully, he will soon be able to have some respite care in Christopher Grange and there regain some strength. Fr Martin Gay has also been in hospital with his serious respiratory condition. Please keep both of them in your prayers.

Likewise, Fr Andrew has had a challenging time in Vienna because the husband of the family he works with on the European Council of Marriage Encounter has been taken ill and is in hospital. Fr Andrew returns on Monday and I may be able to grab a couple of days away in the middle of the week

. However, if all goes well, I have my sights set on the first full week of Lent to have a complete rest. 


KATHLEEN SMALLWOOD RIP

The Funeral of Kathleen Smallwood RIP will take place on Monday 17 February at 12.00 noon.


MARIAN CAIRNS RIP

The Funeral Service of Marian Cairns RIP will take place on Thursday 20 February at 1.00pm.


FISHER-MORE HALL:

Essential works continuing next week. Every effort has been made to ensure as little disruption as possible, please take care in the car park.


LENT EXTRA

Lent Extra is on sale in the porch for £2.20.


J&P TABLE SALE THANK YOU

BIG Thank You to all who donated/came along to the Table Sale last Sunday. It raised over £1000 for Project Zimbabwe and will help towards the cost of some of our youth travelling to Lourdes.


BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP - NO MEETING

There will be NO Bereavement Support Group meeting  on Tuesday. Apologies for any inconvenience.


BELL:

The Bishop Eton Lending Library meet this Wednesday, in the Hughes Room 2.00pm—4.00pm.


ST MARY'S AND BISHOP ETON WOMEN’S GROUP LUNCH MEETING

St Mary's and Bishop Eton's Women's Group will meet on Tuesday 25 February at 12.30pm in the Fisher-More Hall for a talk by Joan Horley on Japanese Culture and Origami workshop.

Tea, coffee and pancakes will be served - please bring a packed lunch.


WORLD DAY OF PRAYER SERVICE:

 

The World Day of Prayer service will take place on Friday 6 March at 1.30pm.

This years theme is Rise! Take Your Mat and Walk, Zimbabwe.

The World Day of Prayer is a women-led, global ecumenical movement and the Churches Together in Mossley Hill service takes place this year at Bishop Eton.

Women of Zimbabwe have prepared this year's service and they share the challenges they have met and the hopes they have for the future. The service will be followed by refreshments in Fisher-More Hall.

For further information about the World Day of Prayer, see their website: wwdp.org.uk 


CONFIRMATIONS 2020:

Part of the Confirmation Scheme for 2020 is school based. If you (or your child) does not attend a Catholic school, is currently in year 8, has not been Confirmed and would like to be, please sign up for the preparation day on 29 February 2020 via Eventbrite search for ‘Animate Youth Ministries’.

For more information contact Fr Simon Gore 01744 740 461/467 or 


JOURNEY INTO FREEDOM: RETREAT FOR LENT AND EASTER.

This Lent Retreat is a course in prayer, offering  Daily Scripture and picture meditations based on the Spiritual Exercises of St.Ignatius of Loyola .You can do it by yourself a daily email  or a book , or  you may join  a  group  which will meet at the Cenacle  on Monday evenings,  beginning March 2nd  ( 7 for 7.15 p.m. ).

 Information session :  Monday , February   24th  ( 7 for 7.15 p.m.)  at the Cenacle,  Tithebarn Grove , Lance Lane , Liverpool L15 6TW 

Enquiries  about  the group at the Cenacle : Register for emails www.lentretreat.uk  


Vocations Weekend for young women.

Theme: Discernment and Vocation from 28 February - 1 March 2020. Location: Liverpool.

The weekend is organised by the sisters, Faithful Companions of Jesus (FCJ).  If you are wondering if God is calling you to religious life and would like to find out more why not come along? are welcome to stay for the weekend or just come along on  Saturday for the day. more information see poster in porch or contact Sr Lynne fcJ at visit our website www.fcjsisters.org.


 SYNOD TALK:

The next talk will be on Monday 17 February at LACE. The talk by Bishop John Egan is ‘The Church in an Individualistic Society’- Today’s Economic Inequality- Where is the church?

Tea and coffee served at 7:00pm with a 7:30pm start and optional Night Prayers at 9:00pm.  All welcome! 

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 BE Green 2020

  Patron: Fr Casey

 

Bishop Eton Parish living simply, sustainably with creation and in solidarity with the poor

Message from the Pope: 

“Each community can take from the bounty of the earth whatever it needs for subsistence, but it also has the duty to protect the earth and to ensure its fruitfulness for coming generations.”

Current Parish challenge:  (wks 7 + 8)

Let’s BE Fair!  To tie in with Fairtrade Fortnight 2020, which starts next week, each Parishioner is challenged to find out more about the Fairtrade Scheme – see below – and to buy / try at least one Fairtrade product.

Walk to Church Sunday (Feb):

Next week (23rd), being the final Sunday of the month, is Walk to Church Sunday. Cycling and coming by public transport also counts.

If you need to drive to Church, are you able to leave the car behind for one journey during the week?

Let’s beat the 149 green tokens posted for Jan.

Did you know:

The Fairtrade Foundation was founded by CAFOD and 5 other charities in 1992 to help farmers and workers in the poorest countries secure a fair price for the goods they produce.

The “Fairtrade Fortnight 2020” website will tell you all you need to know.

Want more info:

Please visit the dedicated page on the website click here

An analysis of the Saint or SInner Survey appears in the Feb 2020 issue of BE Alive (Click here)


PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR PARISH THROUGH THE GIFT AID SCHEME

IF YOU PAY INCOME TAX JOIN NOW! LEAFLETS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE PORCH.

  • The parish can reclaim a refund on the tax you pay, on the donations you make. This refund makes a huge difference to the parish income each year!
  • Did you know that you can make your contribution by standing order? If you would like more information please contact the Parish Office.
  • If you already pay by standing order, have you considered increasing your donation recently?

Thank you for your continued support and generosity.


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FR MICHAEL’S PAINTINGS

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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

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Ecclesiasticus 15:15-20 1 Cor 2:6-10 Matthew 5:17-37)

Making the right choices

Choices! How difficult sometimes to make the right choices. What to eat today, how to save money, what clothes to wear, what we or our children need. For Christians, prayer and a set of Christian values influence the choices we make. Why not ask the Lord’s help to decide what issue is uppermost for us today and dialogue about it?


Pope's Prayer Intention February 2020

The Pope's prayer intention for February is 'Listen to the Migrants’ Cries

We pray that the cries of our migrant brothers and sisters, victims of criminal trafficking, may be heard and considered.


CATHEDRAL BOOK CLUB

The next meeting of the Cathedral Book Club will be Thursday 27 February 2020 at 7.00pm in the Gibberd Room. The book being discussed will be Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian. New readers are always welcome


COULD YOU BE A CATHEDRAL GUIDE?

The Metropolitan Cathedral are looking for new guides, volunteers will asked to work three hours a week.
From the Cathedral team:
"Learn on the job for as long as it takes. Answer queries at the welcoming desk. Listen to the stories of our wonderful visitors. If you like, take large or very small groups on tours. Give the job your own creativity. Be part of a ministry of welcome. Help us to increase our guiding groups to four. Add your own dimension to a large and flourishing team. Be a consistent part of your group throughout the year. Contribute toward presenting our Cathedral as a living Christian community, able to embrace everyone as valued individuals. Make new friends. Enjoy a fresh challenge. This random list could go on! Our aim is to take on twelve. Give us a call and we shall arrange for you to Come and See. Contact Dcn Paul: "

MONTHLY DEMENTIA FRIENDLY AFTERNOON TEA

AND SINGALONG DATES FOR 2020

Friday 28th February 2020 Friday 31 July 2020
Friday 27th March 2020 Friday 28 August 2020
Friday 24th April 2020 Friday 25th September 2020
Friday 29th May 2020 Friday 30th October 2020
Friday 26th June 2020 Friday 27th November 2020


CATHOLIC SINGLES

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ANNUAL CIVIC MASS

At the Metropolitan Cathedral on Sunday 23rd February at 11.am  All are welcome to attend. For full details click here


YEAR OF THE WORD CAFOD RESOURCES

In this Year of the Word, you can find resources to help you break open the Scriptures.

The  children’s liturgy resources help many children to reflect on the gospel and what it means for how they live their lives in our world today.


WALSINGHAM PILGRIMAGE 2020:

A Pilgrimage to Walsingham from 22-25 October 2020 with Our Lady of the Assumption parish. See the poster in the porch


 Lourdes with Leisure Time Travel

LOURDES SPECIAL WEEKEND DEPARTURE BY AIR -  FROM MANCHESTER TO CARCASSONNE

9 - 12 OCTOBER 2020, 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS.  ONLY £479.00

LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE 

INCLUDED: 

Return flights Manchester – Carcassonne; Airport duty & passenger taxes;  Coach transfers in France to Lourdes.; 10kg Checked in suitcase for the aircraft hold. ;Full Board in Lourdes in 3 * Hotel; Full Pilgrimage programme.

NOT INCLUDED:

Travel Insurance.; Single room Supplement £120.00; Lourdes City Tax

BOOKING DETAILS

To book contact Leisure Time Travel on  0151 287 8000 or 07512 856 045


Barn Dance and Ceili

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SAMUEL GROUP

An opportunity for young people to listen to God's Word and to explore the purpose of their life. God calls to each of us in various ways, inviting us to enjoy lives of service, commitment, purpose and love.

This is a series of evenings through Lent which will include praying with Scripture and reflecting with other young people, to talk about what’s important in your life.

There will be food and opportunities to listen to people talking about where they have discovered purpose and meaning in their lives.

Dates and Venue: Wednesdays 5:30pm - 7:30pm 26th Feb, 4th, 11th, 18th, 26th March, 1st April at FCJ Centre St Hugh’s, 53A Cranborne Rd, Wavertree, Liverpool, L15 2HY.

To reserve a place email Sr Lynne fcJ -  or Brother James f.i.c.p. at


THE CATHOLIC MIRACLE RALLY

This event will take place on 14-15 March at All Hallows Catholic High School in Preston.

The rally celebrates that Jesus is alive and that the miracle healing, loving power of his Spirit is moving in his Church today. The weekend includes inspirational talks, joyful praise and intimate worship.

For more infromation and a booking form click here


ANNUAL ROMERO MASS

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REDEDICATION  OF ENGLAND AS THE DOWRY OF MARY

 
At 12:00 noon on Sunday 29th March 2020, England will be rededicated to Our Lady. To learn more visit https://www.behold2020.com/

 

Pray against trafficking


Bishop John Arnold 

- lead Bishop for Enviromental Issues in England and Wales.


Papal Exhortation Querida Amazonia – Beloved Amazonia


Nugent – charity shop appeal


Pax Christi at the Cenacle