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
29 NOVEMBER 2020
First Sunday of advent – YR B
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 Redemptorists, Deceased benefactors, Deceased family, Special intention
Joyce Pashley RIP
INTENTIONS SAID OVER LAST WEEK
For the souls of Varkey & Mary, Thanksgiving Mass (waiting on cancer free report), For the souls of Francis & Pennammy, For safe pregnancy, Dr Louis Barry RIP (50th anniversary), Patrick Connor RIP, Janet Clarke
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, Alexander H
|THOSE WHO HAVE DIED RECENTLY|
Joyce Pashley, Christina Salt
|ANNIVERSARIES THAT OCCUR AT THIS TIME|
Dr Louis Barry,
Fr Herbert Stevens C.Ss.R., Fr Francis X Barry C.Ss.R.,Br James Muselaers C.Ss.R.
FROM FR TIM
As I suggested in my Thursday message, I sincerely hope that this Advent will provide us with an opportunity to recapture that liturgical focus of patient waiting in preparation for the Feast of Christmas.
Traditionally, the build-up can often be somewhat frenetic as we try to ensure that we have got everything done. And, of course, this includes not only the buying of presents and the sending of cards, but extends to all the carol services, pageants and nativity plays that reach across the parishes and schools and, if we are not careful, may leave us with a feeling of anti-climax when the day itself arrives. Added to that, I fear there may be a growing tendency to consider that it is all over once we get through Christmas Day and Boxing Day. This year we are going to have to forego much of that early activity, but I suggest we treat it as a positive opportunity to get a better perspective and realise that actually the Church wants us to celebrate Christmas for the twelve days that follow the Feast right up to the coming of the Wise Men on the Feast of the Epiphany (which incidentally has not been moved to February, for those of you who listened to my message!). I plan to explore this a little more in terms of what we can offer by way of Mass opportunities for those who wish to come to church during the Christmas season. However, I will do a little more consulting before offering some definite proposals.
Meanwhile, let’s enter into the spirit of Advent. Early next week I plan to begin a series of recordings for our children about making sure that, as far as possible every home has a crib. Hopefully, this will enhance the sacred spaces we have already established for our evening prayer at 7pm. I will share the story of how, when I was very young, my father spent weeks making a crib for us. Indeed, I still have the crib figures and I still put them up in my own room in the monastery. They will form the backdrop for a kind of Blue Peter series on crib making!
THE RE-OPENING OF THE CHURCH FOR PUBLIC WORSHIP:
It seems that this is once again going to be possible from the middle of next week. However, I suggest that for the coming week we stay with the private prayer times and reintroduce the Masses from the following Sunday, the Second of Advent on December 6th. Then we will return to the times that were in place before the second lockdown.
CARERS FOR THE MONASTERY:
Philip Sergeant, a nurse who supports our sick confrères, is overseeing this project. The Social Services have now granted us around thirty-two hours to cover personal assistance for four of the priests. We anticipate that his would require a job share of at least two people, hopefully with some experience in the field of caring for the elderly. We would like to hear from anyone interested or anyone who knows where best to advertise for these posts.
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.
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
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.
SVP CHRISTMAS COLLECTION
On Sunday 6 December and at the Masses the following week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. We will have 2 collection receptacles, one each side of the Hughes room as you leave.
Cash or cheques made out to SVP Bishop Eton are both acceptable: I would like to thank everyone who has sent us donation since I made an appeal a couple of months ago. Your generosity will allow us to carry on with our work well into the New Year. You can, if you wish, make donations via online banking using our bank details for a one-off payment or a standing order. These can also be gift aided. Sort code 60-60-04 Acc No 46087737 reference Donation. You can contact me if you want to know more about standing orders or gift aid. Thank you for your help Graham Wood Treasurer Tel/text 07947041326.
CHRISTMAS CARD CAMPAIGN FOR THE HOLY LAND NAZARETH:
This year we will arrange for a card from the whole parish to be sent to the parish which we have been paired with. If you would still like to send your own card please send to the address below by the end of this week to ensure delivery in time for Christmas.
Transfiguration Parish Paired with Bishop Eton:
Administrator: Fr. Marco Riva, S.d.C.
c/o Holy Family Center;
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.