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
22 NOVEMBER 2020
SOLEMNITY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, UNIVERSAL KING – YR A
ALL MASSES ARE SUSPENDED FROM 5 NOVEMBER. CHURCH WILL BE OPEN FOR PRIVATE PRAYER DETAILS IN THE MAIN BODY OF THE NEWSLETTER
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, Holy Souls, Deceased brothers (Catenian Circle 164), Deceased Redemptorists, Deceased benefactors, Deceased family, Bernard Ion RIP (50th anni), Safe pregnancy, Neil Hughes RIP (anni), Fr Brian Russell C.Ss.R. (birth), Sean Gould RIP (anni)
John Ambrose Morgan RIP
INTENTIONS SAID OVER LAST WEEK
His honour John Morgan RIP, Bernard Carroll RIP, Nkechi E Bolade RIP, Emmanuel A Agalamanyi RIP, Essie L, Carole & John M (Golden Wedding),Teresa O’Shea RIP, Safe Confinement
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,
|THOSE WHO HAVE DIED RECENTLY|
|ANNIVERSARIES THAT OCCUR AT THIS TIME|
Bernard Ion, Neil Hughes, Sean Gould
Fr John Dempsey C.Ss.R., Fr Frederick Lonergan C.Ss.R., Br Ignatius Richardson C.Ss.R., Br Francis Graham C.Ss.R., Novice Charles Doubelaere C.Ss.R.
FROM FR TIM
THE SOLEMNITY OF CHRIST THE KING:
I remind you that celebrating this feast is a wonderful way to end the Church’s Year. The Feast was instituted by Pope Pius XI as recently as 1925 and was largely to combat the rise of secularism in the society of the day. Originally it was celebrated immediately before the Feast of All Saints, but with the renewal of the liturgy in 1970 it was transferred to the last Sunday of the liturgical year and given added significance by Pope Paul VI, who proclaimed Christ, King of the Universe. I find this truly significant and, if you remember my reflections on Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, you will understand why. Richard Rohr, the American Franciscan has a powerful meditation on the feast, some of which I will share during this week’s recorded Mass.
Further to what I said last week, Pauline Volk and Andrew Finch have moved into action in a big way and encourage you to spend a few minutes adding your pennyworth to the conversation that will determine the proposals which will form the focus of the Synod in the middle of next year. We are all grateful to Martin Bennett, a Synod rep from Crosby, who has shared his work on the subject with us. Is straightforward ‘tick box’ approach provides a user-friendly way of responding. Please see notes about the process and the internet links in this bulletin. I would also like to thank Elisabeth Neefs for agreeing to assist Andrew Finch in working on this.
I know many of you have been experiencing difficulties with the internet in recent times, but here at the monastery our supplier seems to have abandoned us completely. I am immensely grateful to Andrew Finch and Ed McCabe for coming to the rescue and enabling me to keep in touch with you by ensuring that the recordings can continue to go out on YouTube etc…
ADVENT BEGINS NEXT SUNDAY (29 NOVEMBER):
I will begin to explore how we might prepare for and celebrate Christmas as soon as we have a clearer idea of what might be possible. Meanwhile, I will continue to consult our parish teams and I will also do my best to include the children with further recorded messages for the schools.
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.
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 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.
NATIONAL YOUTH SUNDAY
Today is National Youth Sunday 2020 (NYS) and represents an opportunity to explicitly recognise young people - their gifts, talents and uniqueness. It also provides the Church with an opportunity to thank them for and affirm their contribution to the life of the local and universal Church. CYMFed has produced resources to help facilitate the celebration of National Youth Sunday in parishes and at home. They can be accessed at www.nationalyouthsunday.com
Do you want to have a say in the shape of the future of the church in Liverpool? Others are having theirs!
Please follow links below for each theme:
The changing roles of lay people and clergy
Ongoing Faith formation
Prayer and liturgy
Building community / serving the poor and vulnerable
Reorganising parish and pastoral area structure for evangelisation and mission
Children, young people and Catholic Schools
The Church in the community
BISHOP ETON SVP CONFERENCE APPEAL
If you wish to donate 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. Thanks!
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.
NOVEMBER LISTS FOR THE DEAD
November Lists for the dead are available in the Hughes Room. Please complete your List at home and place it in the special box on the Sanctuary next time you come to church. Alternatively, if you cannot get to church, please post your list and address it to the Parish Office. In this way our deceased loved ones will be remembered during all the Masses in November.
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.
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WE WILL PRINT HARD COPIES OF THE BULLETIN EACH WEEK.
PLEASE TAKE A COPY AFTER MASS TO THOSE WHO DO NOT HAVE INTERNET ACCESS.