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Rev. Stephen Munday – 622989
Rev. Michael Roberts - 627820
Rev. Pedro Gregory (inactive)
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Executive Head: Mrs Helen Taylor

:Senior Teacher: Mrs Rebecca Suik
St. Bede’s Catholic College – 0117 377 2200
St. Brendan’s College – 0117 977 7766

Pastoral Administrator: Jo Gair
Parish Administrator: Louise Kobeilson
Joseph Burke, Finance and Estate Manager
Child Protection: Fred White
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Sunday 10.30am – Weekday 10.00 am
Rosary: Friday’s after weekday Mass
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: Friday 10.30am to 12 Noon
Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 10.30 -11.00am and
4.30 - 5.00pm - or anytime on request.
Mass in Syro Malabar Rite: 4.00pm on 1st & 3rd Sunday each month


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23rd September 2018 ORDINARY TIME WEEK 25 (YEAR B)

This weekend 10am Sat Mass Ordinary Time Week 24 Our Lady on Saturday
6.30pm First Mass of Sunday
10.30am Sun Mass, Ordinary Time Week 25 Ivan Hughes (Rec.) R.I.P.
Monday 9.30am Mass Memorial of Our Lady of Walsingham  
Tuesday 7pm Mass 25th Week in Ordinary time  
Wednesday 10am Mass Memorial of Sts Cosmas and Damian, Martyrs The Robbles Family
Thursday 10am Mass, Memorial of St Vincent de Paul, Priest  Tommy Neeley R.I.P.
Friday 10am Mass, Memorial of St Wenceslaus, Martyr
Memorial of Sts Lawrence Ruiz and Companions, Martyrs
 Pino Galli R.I.P.
10.30-12noon Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament  
Saturday 10am Mass Feasts of Sts Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, Archangels

Edna Connelly (Anniv.) R.I.P.

6.30pm First Mass of Sunday, Week 26, Ordinary Time Marion & Duncan Kehoe R.I.P.
Sunday 10.30am Mass, Ordinary Time Week 26.  
Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 5.30-6.00pm or anytime on request
Mass in Syro Malabar Rite: 4.00pm on 1st & 3rd Sunday each month
Morning Prayer of the Church – each weekday at 9.40am


A WARM WELCOME
to all who are visiting our parish. Please join us for tea or coffee in the Church Hall after the 10.30 am Sunday Mass.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK
of our Parish and our loved ones elsewhere as well as anyone who is unwell. Please also pray for those who care for them.


CANON TOM GUNNING
: Has arrived in our Parish on Friday 21st September. He said Mass for the first time at 10.00 am. We welcome him to Corpus Christi and ask everyone to keep him in their prayers as he settles in.

PLEASE NOTE:
Mass will now be said at 9.30 am on Mondays.

SCHOOL ADMISSION APPEAL PANEL MEMBERS:
The Department for Schools and Colleges are looking to recruit new panel members for School Admission Appeals. The appeals generally take place during the months of May, June and July. However, there are popular schools across the diocese who also have a few in-year appeals during the academic year. As a panel member you will receive regular training and can claim for travel expenses. During the bulk appeals (May – July), or when there are several appeals to be heard in one day, then lunch and refreshments are also provided. If you would like to find out more about how appeals are conducted and what is involved, please contact Jenny Fitzgerald on 0117 9025599 or by e-mail to: Jenny.fitzgerald@cliftondiocese.com.

CATHOLIC SINGLES:
Is an organisation which helps single Catholics of all ages (over 18 years) meet other single Catholics, either one to one or through social events. For further information visit www.catholicsingles.org.uk or tel. 0161 941 3498

CAKE SALE:
The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children are holding a coffee morning & homemade cake sale on Wednesday 10 October at 10.30am in Corpus Christi parish hall. Please join them for an enjoyable way to raise funds for the pro-life cause.

CAFOD HARVEST FAST DAY:
Friday 5th October is designated as Harvest Fast Day. We are asked to eat a little less and donate what we save to CAFOD to help those in need. Envelopes to donate what you save will be stapled to the newsletter the weekend before and will be collected in a second collection the weekend of 6-7 Oct. Also on the weekend of 6 -7 October we intend to decorate our altar with Harvest produce as a symbol of our thanks for God's bounty. Please leave any produce in the box in the church porch Saturday morning. All produce will be auctioned in the parish hall after the Sunday Mass to raise funds for CAFOD.

2019 CATHOLIC DIARIES:
As well as Christmas cards are available to buy in the Church porch.

THANK YOU:
I have returned from my mission to the Dominican Republic. The mission was a great success helping the locals with some infrastructure projects, new toilets, housing etc. And distributing food, clothing and resources . I had the opportunity to participate in catechesis, assisting the priest, baptisms and so much more. This was all made possible with your help and prayers. A big thank you to everyone who helped me in any way. God Bless, Jules.

CELEBRATE BRISTOL:
27th - 28th October 2018 "See, I am doing a new thing!" - Isaiah 43:19(NIV) A Conference for the whole family- a non-residential weekend including tailored 'streams' for all ages of children and young adults. This year keynote speakers Michelle Moran, David Wells and Sue Whitehead will be 'unpacking' an exciting theme. In addition there will be workshops, seminars, praise and worship, prayer ministry, Holy Mass, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Confession. The event is hosted by Catholic Charismatic Renewal at St Bede's Catholic College, BS11 0SU. Further details to be found at www.celebrateconference.org

POPE FRANCIS AND THE FUTURE:
25 September - 7.00pm – St John’s Church, South Parade, Bath. Fr James Hanvey SJ makes a return visit to St John’s in Bath for this third lecture in our series marking the first five years of Pope Francis’ pontificate. On Tuesday 25 September, Fr James – Master of Campion Hall, Oxford - helps us consider Francis’ vision for the Church of the twenty first (if not the twenty second) century.

JOURNEY IN FAITH (RCIA):
As the autumn takes a hold and the thought of winter looms over the horizon, we are reminded of change. In our lives as a whole we are aware of much change and growth and if we look at the part faith plays in all this, we realise that it is our living, growing relationship with God that is active in bringing about that change. If you know someone who might be curious about the Church why not invite them to come to the Parish Room under the Presbytery on Thursday evenings at 7.30 p.m. where they will be sure of a warm welcome as we explore the importance of journeying in faith together and listening to Christ in the Gospel. On Thursday 27th September we hope to have a ‘tour’ of our lovely church. For further information please see Fr. Tom, one of the Deacons or Jean Davies (629572).

HELP NEEDED:
as we begin our new ‘Journey in Faith’ sessions we need members of the parish to join our evenings as helpers, sponsors or just to be the friendly face of the parish. It is your presence that make these sessions so successful.

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY:
Monday October 22nd -60th Anniversary of the Dedication of St. Joseph’s Church in 1958. There will be an evening celebration on that date, commencing with a Taizé service in the Church followed by an American supper in the Parish Hall. As part of this celebration we wish to have a photo montage of St Joseph showing important events/people in the Parish, e.g. Weddings, Baptisms, First Communions, Confirmations, Socials, trips etc. and pictures of our Parish friends both current and those sadly no longer with us. Please let Frances Ball, Jean Delaney or Jane Perrin have any photos for the montage with your name on the back (and approximate date photo was taken if possible) so they can be returned to you in due course.

YEAR OF MISSION:
Here is a real image of discipleship in today’s gospel: to serve and to become small. Discipleship is not about position or importance or recognition or prestige; it’s about imitating Christ in the way we give our lives to others and in the way we reach out with love for others. But it’s also about ‘recognising’ God in those so easily overlooked – the child, the vulnerable, the weak, the seemingly insignificant, or unimportant, those ignored or forgotten. The disciple should have eyes to see the face of God revealed in those who can be so readily ignored. As communities we can be too quick to worry about who’s first or who is best or who’s the most important. As disciples we should be ready to see the face of God in those around us and serve them, reach out to them… but our lives should also reveal something of the face of God because of who we are and because of the loving, compassionate service we give.

100 CLUB:
Please call Lynne Parsonage on 07720 625713 for more information on how to join the 100 Club and enter into the next draw to be held on the 30th September.

SECOND COLLECTIONS: £246.57 was raised for The Catholic Education Service. £198.63 was raised for Home Mission Sunday. Thank you for your generosity!


16th September 2018 Ordinary Time Week

This weekend 10am Sat Mass Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows
6.30pm First Mass of Sunday
10.30am Sun Mass, Ordinary Time Week 24 People of the Parish
Monday 10am Mass, Memorial of St Edith of Wilton. Feast of St Robert Bellamine, Bishop  
Tuesday 11am Mass 24th Week in Ordinary Funeral Mass of Bianca Stevenson
Wednesday 11am Memorial of St Theodore of Canterbury, Bishop.Memorial of St Januarius, Bishop and Martyr Funeral Mass of Maureen Thornton
Thursday 10am Mass, Memorial of Sts Andrew Tae-gon, Priest, Paul Chong Ha-sang and Companions, Korean martyrs.  
Friday 10am Mass, Feast of St Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist  
10.30-12noon Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament  
Saturday 10am Mass Ordinary Time, Week 24 in Ordinary Time Our Lady on Saturday
6.30pm First Mass of Sunday, Week 25, Ordinary Time
Sunday 10.30am Mass, Ordinary Time Week 25.  
Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 5.30-6.00pm or anytime on request
Mass in Syro Malabar Rite: 4.00pm on 1st & 3rd Sunday each month
Morning Prayer of the Church – each weekday at 9.40am

A WARM WELCOME
to all who are visiting our parish. Please join us for tea or coffee in the Church Hall after the 10.30 am Sunday Mass.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK
of our Parish and our loved ones elsewhere as well as anyone who is unwell. Please also pray for those who care for them

PLEASE NOTE:
The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) on Saturday will resume this weekend, with Fr. Tom Kelly and next week with Fr. Tom Gunning. Masses during the week will take place as usual with Fr Tom Gunning saying Mass on Monday and Thursday, and the Funeral Mass (please note the shanged time of 11am) on Tuesday and Wednesday. Thank you for your understanding.

CANON TOM GUNNING:
will arrive in our Parish on Friday 21st September. He will say Mass for the first time at 10am. We welcome him to Corpus Christi and ask everyone to keep him in their prayers as he settles in.

KERALA;
The collection for the Salesians of Don Bosco, who are raising money to assist the people of Kerala Province in india after the devastating floods that have afflictedr the area has raised £1700. Thank you so much for your generosity in helping the people of Kerala.

RESTING IN THE PEACE OF CHRIST:
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Bianca Stevenson. Please remember her family and friends at this difficult time. Her Funeral Mass will take place on Tuesday 18th September at Corpus Christi Church, Weston-super-Mare at 11am. May she rest in peace.
Please also pray for the repose of the soul of Maureen Thornton. Please remember her family and friends at this difficult time. Her Funeral Mass will take place on Wednesday 19th September at Corpus Christi, Weston-super-Mare at 11am. May she rest in peace.Please join the family after the funeral in the hall for light refreshments.
Please also pray for the repose of the soul of Jilyan Harrison. Please remember her friends at this difficult time. Her funeral will take place on Friday 21st September at Weston Crematorium. May she rest in peace.

CAFOS HARVEST FAST DAY.
Friday 5th October has been designated as Harvest Fast Day. We are asked to eat a little lessand donate what we save to CAFOD to help those in need. Envelopes to donate what you save will be stapled to the newsletter the weekend before and will be collected in the second collection the weekenf of 6-7th October. Also on the weekend of 6-7th October we intend to decorate our altar with Harvest produce as a symbol of our than ks for God's bounty. Please leave any produce in the box in the church porch Saturday morning. All produce to be auctioned in the parish hall after the Sunday Mass to raise funds for CAFOD.

2019CATHOLIC DIARIES:
As well as Christmas Cards are available to buy in the Church porch.

THANK YOU:
I have returned from my mission to the Dominic Republic. The mission was a great success helping the locals with some infrastructure projects, new toilets, housing etc. and the distribution of food, clothing and resources. I had the opportunity to participate in catechesis, assisting the priest, baptisms and so much more. This was all made possible with your help and prayers. A big thank you to everyone whi helped me in an y way. God bless, Jules.

CELEBRATE BRISTOL:
27-28th October 2018. "See, I am doing a new thing!" - Isiah 43:19(NIV). A conference for the whole family! A non-residential weekend including tailored 'streams' for all ages of children and young adults. This year keynote speakers Michelle Moran, David Wells and Sue Whitehead will be 'unpacking' an exciting theme. In addition there will be workshops, seminars, praise and worship, prayer ministry, Holy Mass, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament aand Confession. The event is hosted by Catholic Charismatic Renewal at St Bedes Catholic College, BS11 0SU. Further information to be found at www.celebrateconference.org

POPE FRANCIS AND THE FUTURE;
25th September - 7pm - St John's Church, South Parade, Bath. Fr James Hanvey SJ makes a return visit to St John's in Bath for his third lecture in our series marking the first five tears of Pope Francis' vision for the church in the 21st (if not the 22nd) century.

JOURNEY IN FAITH:
Our programme began again this week and continues on Thursday evenings at 7.30pm inm the Parish Room under the Presbytery. If you are interested in knowing more about the Catholic faith or interested in becoming a Catholic do come along - you will find a warm welcome. This week we will be taking about Catholic 'things' and what Catholics do. For further information please see our priest, one of the deacons or Jean Davies (629572) or contact the Parish Administrator.

HELP NEEDED:
as we begin our new 'Journey in Faith' sessions we need members of the parish to join our evenings as helpers, sponsors or just to be the friendly face of the parish. It is your presence that makes these sessions so successful.

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY:
Monday 22nd October, 60th Anniversary of the Dedicatio of St. Joseph's Church in 1958. There will be an evening celebration on that date, commencing with a Taize service in the Church followed b y an American supper in the Parish Hall. As part of the celebration we wish to have a photo montage of St, Josepk's showing importane events/people in the parish, e.g. Weddings, Baptisms, First Communions, Confirmations, Socials, trips etc. and pictures of our parish friends both current and those no longer with us. Please let Frances Ball, Jean Delaney or Jane Perrin have an y protos for the montage with yoour name on the back (and approx date photo was taken if possible) so they can be returned to you in due course.

YEAR OF MISSION:
It's easier to tell someone what others think of them rather than tell someone what you actually think of them. Peter, speaking for the Twelve, nails his colours to the mast: "You are the Christ!". Jesus then unfolds for the twelveexactly what that means - he willl suffer, he will die and he will rise again. That's not something Peter wants to hear. He is happy to 'believe' in the Christ who will save God's people, who will championhis image of Christ. They are harsh words spoken to Peter in calling him Satan but they wake him up to the factthat we cannot make God in our image! Suffering, difficulty, rejection and abondonment are part of that image and they are part of the disciple's life, too. And even when they are - in some great or small way - we mustn't forget the 'rising from the dead'. God does not abandon us when we suffer, when we face rejection or difficulty. He is there and he walks with us, alongside of us, just as the psalmist has confidence in the presence of God in the midst of everything. Wherever we are, whatever we face this week, know God is there at our side.

9th September 2018 ORDINARY TIME WEEK 23 (YEAR B)

This Weekend 10.00am Liturgy of the Word Birthday of the Nativity of The Blessed Virgin Mary
3.00 pm Wedding of Sereiny Patarlas and Gabriel Dumitru  
6.30 pm (Sat) First Mass of Sunday, Our Lady of Saturday  
10.30am (Sun) Mass Ordinary Time Week 23 People of the Parish
4.00 pm Mass- Our Lady & St Bernadette Church (Bristol) Visiting, all are welcome to join in .  
Monday 10.00 am Liturgy of the Word Ordinary Time week 23
Tuesday 7.00 pm Liturgy of the Word Ordinary Time Week 23
Wednesday 10.00 am Liturgy of the Word Ordinary Time Week 23 Memorial of the Most Holy Name of Mary
Thursday 10.00 am Liturgy of the Word Ordinary Time Week 23 Memorial of St John Chrysostom, Bishop, Doctor of the Church
Friday 10 am Liturgy of the Word Ordinary Time Week 23 Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows
10.30-12 nn Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Saturday 10.00 am

Liturgy of the Word

     
6.30 pm Mass  
Sunday 10.30 am Mass Ordinary Time Week 23  
Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 5.30-6.00pm or anytime on request
Mass in Syro Malabar Rite: 4.00pm on 1st & 3rd Sunday each month
Morning Prayer of the Church – each weekday at 9.40am


A WARM WELCOME
to all who are visiting our parish. Please join us for tea or coffee in the Church Hall after the 10.30 am Sunday Mass.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK
of our Parish and our loved ones elsewhere as well as anyone who is unwell. Please also pray for those who care for them.

PLEASE NOTE:
This weekend the 6.30pm Mass on Saturday 8th September will be said by Fr. Cavan McElligott and the 10.30am mass on Sunday 9th September will be celebrated by Fr Reg Gray. Please also note that the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) on Saturday at 10.30-11.00am will not take place until further notice. If you need to speak to a priest please call either Our Lady of Lourdes Church (627 137) or the Presbytery (621 929) and leave a message.
RIP: Please pray for the repose of the soul of Bianca Stephenson. Please remember her family and friends at this difficult time. Her funeral Mass will take place on Tuesday 18th August at Corpus Christi Church, Weston Super Mare at 11.00 am.’May She Rest In Peace”.
Please also pray for the repose of the soul of Maureen Thornton. Please remember her family and friends at this difficult time. The details of her funeral Mass will follow shortly. ‘May She Rest in Peace.’
Please also pray for the repose of the soul of Jillyan Harrison. Please remember her family and friends at this difficult time. The details of her funeral Mass will follow shortly. ‘May She Rest in Peace.’

CORPUS CHRISTI YOUTH CLUB:
Regretfully the youth club will not be opening again in September due to a lack of Catholic leaders to run it.

THANK YOU:
Peter and the Ogden Family would like to thank all those who sent cards and letters of condolence, and who attended Gwen’s Mass in such numbers. God Bless you all.
The family of Geoff Thornton also wish to express their sincere thanks to all who attended his funeral as well as everyone who sent condolences to the family.

MESSAGE FROM FR GABRIEL:
Father Gabriel writes to thank you for the beautiful greeting and farewell and happy retirement Card signed by the parishioners which he received during the week. There may be some confusion ! I had to retire through illness in 2013 and came to live at St. Joseph’s Home, Cotham Hill, Bristol BS6 6JT where I still reside, and plan to stay here. I was in Ireland during August and, perhaps, some believed that I was leaving to live there…. nothing to do with Brexit ! I am, however, grateful for your continued prayers, kindnesses and greetings. You are in my prayers too. Many thanks. Gabriel.

SPUC:
The Society for Protection of Unborn Children invite you to their next meeting on Monday 17 September at Our Lady of Lourdes parish room at 7.15pm – you will be most welcome.

POPE FRANCIS AND THE FUTURE: 25 September - 7.00pm – St John’s Church, South Parade, Bath.
Fr James Hanvey SJ makes a return visit to St John’s in Bath for this third lecture in our series marking the first five years of Pope Francis’ pontificate. On Tuesday 25 September, Fr James – Master of Campion Hall, Oxford - helps us consider Francis’ vision for the Church of the twenty first (if not the twenty second) century.

JOURNEY IN FAITH (RCIA):
Do you know of someone who is interested in knowing more about the Catholic faith? Why not invite them to come along to our ‘Journey in Faith’ sessions which begin again on Thursday evening 13th September at 7.30 p.m. The evenings are quite relaxed. The sessions are mostly built on Scripture. We listen to Jesus through His word found in the Gospel, we reflect on what we have heard, then share with two or three others, if we are able, (or simply listen) our response to what we hear, finally we listen to the teaching of the Church. We meet in the Parish Room under the Presbytery. If you are interested or know someone who is interested pick up a booklet from the book rack at the back of church and call the Parish Administrator or speak to one of the Deacons or Jean Davies. As always we would be grateful for members of the parish to join us to help in the process and be the welcoming face of our parish.

IMPORTANT FIRST HOLY COMMUNION NOTICE:
This is a reminder that there will be a meeting for parents who have applied for their children to join the First Holy Communion programme on Wednesday 12th September at 7.00pm in the school hall. I would also like to remind parents of the closing deadline date of Monday 10th September for applications to join the programme. Applications received after this date may be referred to the 2020 programme.

YEAR OF MISSION:
There’s a beautiful part of the Rite of Baptism which is, strangely, optional in England and Wales. It’s called the Ephphatha Rite, taking its name from today’s gospel. The priest touches the baby’s ears and lips: ‘the Lord Jesus made the deaf hear and the dumb speak. May he soon touch your ears to receive his word and your mouth to proclaim his faith…’ For those who witness the miracles of Jesus, this was surely a sign of God’s nearness that the prophets had looked forward to and a sign that something Godly was taking place. For us who are baptised today’s gospel might remind us of that simple call offered to us as disciples – we are to be hearers of God’s word. We are invited to allow God’s word to make its home within us, to find a shelter in us. But we are also called to be proclaimers of that word, not just in the way we speak but through the way we live. Baptism anoints us and empowers us to be those hearers and those proclaimers… and our world needs to hear the message of God’s presence, his love, his compassion and his gentleness through those who have encountered him. Let’s keep our eyes fixed upon Jesus, our ears open to his word. Let’s have the courage to be messengers of that word this week, in what we say and in what we do, so that the mission of Christ continues in those called to be like him.

HERITAGE OPEN DAYS:
Corpus Christi is taking part in the Heritage Open Days, which takes place on 8th/9th September and 15th /16th September. A rota is posted at the back of the church. Please visit www.heritageopendays.org.uk for further information about our own opening hours.

100 CLUB: 100
club winners - 2 winners for this month’s draw - Number 3 won £100 and number 4 came 2nd winning £30.00. We sold 52 tickets, congratulations to the lucky parishioners, £130.00 was donated to the replacement side doors. Please call Lynne Parsonage on 07720 625713 for more information on how to join the 100 Club and enter into the next draw to be held on the 30th September.

EDUCATION SUNDAY:
Today is Education Sunday and there will be a second collection to help fund the important work of the Catholic Education Service that supports all Catholic Schools in England & Wales, in providing the best possible Catholic education for the children at our schools. Please give generously to this appeal. If you are interested in supporting the Catholic education of our children by becoming a School Governor, please contact: Bill McEntee of the Clifton Diocese at bill.mcentee@cliftondiocese.com or 0117 9025599 or visit the Clifton diocesan schools website https://schools.cliftondiocese.com/governance

KERALA APPEAL:
We have raised approximately £1100 to send to the Salesians of Don Bosco to aid in the relief of the victims of the flooding in Kerala. If you still wish to donate please take any donations to the Presbytery by Wednesday 12th September. Thank you for your generosity!
SECOND COLLECTIONS: A second collection will take place this Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th September for the Catholic Education Service. Please give generously!

2nd September 2018 ORDINARY TIME WEEK 22 (YEAR B)

This Weekend 10.00am Liturgy of the Word 21st week in ordinary time
6.30 pm (Sat) First Mass of Sunday, Our Lady of Saturday  
10.30am (Sun) Mass Ordinary Time Week 22 People of the Parish
Monday 10.00 am Liturgy of the Word Feast of St Gregory the Great, Pope, Doctor of the Church
Tuesday 7.00 pm Liturgy of the Word Ordinary Time Week 22 Memorial of St Cuthbert, Bishop
Wednesday 10.00 am Liturgy of the Word Ordinary Time Week 22
Thursday 10.00 am Liturgy of the Word Ordinary Time Week 22
Friday 10 am Liturgy of the Word Ordinary Time Week 22
10.30-12 nn Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Saturday 10.00 am

Liturgy of the Word Birthday of the Nativity of The Blessed Virgin Mary

3.00 pm Wedding of Sereiny Patarlas and Gabriel Dumitru  
6.30 pm Mass  
Sunday 10.30 am Mass Ordinary Time Week 23  
Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 5.30-6.00pm or anytime on request
Mass in Syro Malabar Rite: 4.00pm on 1st & 3rd Sunday each month
Morning Prayer of the Church – each weekday at 9.40am

A WARM WELCOME

to all who are visiting our parish. Please join us for tea or coffee in the Church Hall after the 10.30 am Sunday Mass.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK
of our Parish and our loved ones elsewhere as well as anyone who is unwell. Please also pray for those who care for them.

PLEASE NOTE:
This weekend the 6.30pm Mass on Saturday 1st September will be said by Fr. Bernard Massey and the 10.30am mass on Sunday 2nd September will be celebrated by Bishop Declan Lang. Please also note that the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) on Saturday at 10.30-11.00am will not take place until further notice. If you need to speak to a priest please call either Our Lady of Lourdes Church (627 137) or the Presbytery (621 929) and leave a message.

CORPUS CHRISTI YOUTH CLUB:
Regretfully the youth club will not be opening again in September due to a lack of Catholic leaders to run it.

FRIENDSHIP CLUB:
The Parish Friendship Club reopens on Monday 3rd September at 2.pm in the Parish Hall. We shall be happy to greet new members - the age range is from youthful 6o's to energetic centenarians - this is a very happy and relaxed club and is an opportunity to meet new friends . We have some light hearted Bingo, Tea and biscuits and a good chat. We are having our Annual Christmas Luncheon at the Beachlands Hotel on 3rd December.

JOURNEY IN FAITH (RCIA):
Do you know of someone who is interested in knowing more about the Catholic faith? Why not invite them to come along to our ‘Journey in Faith’ sessions which begin again on Thursday evening 13th September at 7.30 p.m. The evenings are quite relaxed. The sessions are mostly built on Scripture. We listen to Jesus through His word found in the Gospel, we reflect on what we have heard, then share with two or three others, if we are able, (or simply listen) our response to what we hear, finally we listen to the teaching of the Church. We meet in the Parish Room under the Presbytery. If you are interested or know someone who is interested pick up a booklet from the book rack at the back of church and call the Parish Administrator or speak to one of the Deacons or Jean Davies. As always we would be grateful for members of the parish to join us to help in the process and be the welcoming face of our parish.

IMPORTANT FIRST HOLY COMMUNION NOTICE:
This is a reminder that there will be a meeting for parents who have applied for their children to join the First Holy Communion programme on Wednesday 12th September at 7.00pm in the school hall. I would also like to remind parents of the closing deadline date of Monday 10th September for applications to join the programme. Applications received after this date may be referred to the 2020 programme.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2019 HELPERS REQUIRED:
If you are over 18 years of age, and would like to help with this year’s FHC preparation programme please contact Alan Malone 01934 520975 for more details. Maybe, as a parent, you would like to join your child on their journey, or maybe you have a child who will be preparing in the coming year(s). No teaching experience required, just the ability to share your Faith and the Love of Christ with the children.

TRUST AND GRANT APPLICATIONS OFFICER:
An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Diocesan Finance Team for a Trust and Grants Applications Officer. This role will involve working closely with parishes to identify fundraising opportunities and researching trust and grant funding organisations to find suitable funding for projects. The role requires experience of preparing and writing funding bids as well as excellent communication skills to deliver fundraising support throughout the Diocese. The role is full-time and based at Alexander House, Bristol. Salary £27,000 per annum. The deadline for applications is 15th September 2018. Please see https://cliftondiocese.com/diocese/working-for-us/ for more details.

YEAR OF MISSION:
After having been nourished on those Eucharistic readings from John’s Gospel we return to Mark’s Gospel and to Jesus, who finds himself (not surprisingly) at loggerheads with some of the religious leaders. What seems to have become important are the little things, the customs and the traditions, and eyes have been taken off what it is that makes these customs and traditions meaningful. There may be a simple invitation from today’s gospel - that we keep our eyes fixed on Jesus. If we don’t, we are in danger of losing sense of what is important in our lives of faith. At the heart of God’s word is the invitation to love – to be loved by love itself. The Law of the Lord is the lived expression of how we shape our lives according to that love which we have received. Let’s keep our eyes fixed upon the one who reveals love to us – Jesus. Let’s allow his love to shape the way we live and the way we love so that rather than us being seen as hypocrites, as mere actors, the love we receive is a love that is echoed through our thoughts, our words and, indeed, our actions.

HERITAGE OPEN DAYS:
Corpus Christi is taking part in the Heritage Open Days, which takes place on 8th/9th September and 15th /16th September. We are looking for volunteers to spend a few hours on one of these dates to act as tour guides to visitors to our church. All materials needed for the tour will be provided- you just need to show up on the day! Please speak with Parish Admin if you are interested in helping. A rota is posted at the back of the church. Please visit www.heritageopendays.org.uk for further information about our own opening hours.

100 CLUB:
Fundraising Appeal for building works - The 100 club has been running since Feb 2017 and has raised over £1500 towards the building work required for the upkeep of our lovely church, we are asking for the parish support in raising funds towards the next project which will be the new side entrance doors to the church - we've made great progress and only need another £1837.50 to replace them - Entry into the draw is £5 a month, you have the chance to win a cash prize while contributing to the maintenance of this beautiful building. Tickets are on sale after mass or from Lynne on 07720 625713. The next draw is on Sunday 2nd Sept (due to holidays).

SECOND COLLECTIONS:
For The Salesians of Don Bosco, who are raising money to assist the people of Kerala Province in India after the devastating floods that have afflicted the area. This collection will take place this weekend, 1st and 2nd September and Joshy Abraham will be at both Masses to talk about the cause. Please make any cheques payable to Corpus Christi Parish.
A second collection will take place Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th September for the Catholic Education Service. Please give generously!