Corpus Christi Church
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14 Ellenborough Park South, Weston-super-Mare. BS23 1XW
Tel. 01934 621929. email Fr. Kevin: kevin.hennessey@priest.cliftondiocese.com
Admin & general wsm.corpuschristi@parish.cliftondiocese.com
Website: www.corpuschristiweston.org

Corpus Christi Parish is part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Clifton
Registerred Charity No. 233977. Website: www.cliftondiocese.com

Parish Priest:
Father Kevin Hennessey– 621929
Deacons:
Rev. Stephen Munday – 622989
Rev. Michael Roberts - 627820
Rev. Pedro Gregory (inactive)
Schools & Colleges
Corpus Christi Primary School – 01934 621919
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
Hall : Bookings: Presbytery 01934 621929
Caretaker:



Parish Groups: Parish Pastoral Council, Baptism Preparation, First Holy Communion Preparation, Confirmation Preparation, Marriage Preparation, Rosary, R.C.I.A, Mothers Prayer Group, Youth Club, CAFOD, Soup Kitchen, Ecumenical, Social, Choir & Music Group, A.P.F, Toddlers, Church Upkeep, Welcomers, Welfare, Finance & Fabric, Friendship Club, Prayer/Bible, Liturgy, Flowers, S.P.U.C, Coffee after Mass, Children’s Liturgy of the Word
Mass: Saturday 6.30 pm (First Mass of Sunday)
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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15th July 2018 ORDINARY TIME WEEK 15 (YEAR B)

This Weekend 6.30 pm (Sat) First Mass of Sunday Our Lady on Saturday People of the Parish
10.30am (Sun) Mass Ordinary Time Week 15 Tom & Sara Murphy
Monday 10.00 am MassWeekday in Ordinary Time Memorial of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Jane Conaway (Ints.)
Tuesday 7.00 pm Mass Weekday in Ordinary Time Jack Cullinane R.I.P.
Wednesday 10.00 am Mass Weekday in Ordinary Time Heriot Currie R.I.P.
Thursday 10.00 am School Leaver’s Mass - Fr Alex Redman Weekday in Ordinary Time Private (Ints.)
Friday 10 am Mass Weekday in Ordinary Time Memorial of St Apollinarius, Bishop, Martyr Ivy Peters R.I.P
10.30-12 nn Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Saturday 10.00 am Mass Weekday in Ordinary Time. Memorial of St Lawrence of Brindisi, Priest, Doctor of the Church Benito Galli (ILL)
6.30 pm Mass Our Lady on Saturday Tommy Neely R.I.P.
Sunday 10.30 am Mass . Ordinary Time Week 16 The Westwood Family R.I.P
Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 10.30-11.00am 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:
From Monday 16th July- Monday 13th August we will have Fr Stanislaw Cieslak SJ staying at the Presbytery. He will say Mass during the week and weekends, and will be available to hear Confession. Please also note that the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) at 5.30-6 pm on Saturdays will not take place on 14th July but will take place as usual after that until 13th August.

JOURNEY IN FAITH (RCIA):
Our Journey in Faith group is having a break till September. ‘Journey in Faith’ is a process by which those interested can explore and find out more about the Catholic faith by meeting in a welcoming environment with others. Participants explore the Scriptures together and relate it to the teaching of the Church. There is some group discussion but this is not essential. By Easter those who wish can take the necessary steps to be baptised or received into the Catholic Church. If you are interested or know someone who is interested speak to one of the Deacons or Jean Davies (629572)

VISITS:
Gwen Odgen is in the care of Ambleside Nursing Home, 6 Southside (Off the Boulevard) and would be very happy to see any of her friends. Visiting hours daily 10am-5pm.

YOUTH CLUB:
Corpus Christi has one of the most successful Youth Clubs in the diocese with over 30 children attending every week. We desperately need volunteers to help run the club. If you are over 18 and would like to help the children in your parish the Youth Club needs you. For more information please contact Richard Samuels on 07928 296246. The youth clubs will be unable to re-open after the summer holidays without new leaders to help.

CAFOD STALL:
Many thanks to all those who either bought plants or provided them for sale. At one point we were accumulating plants faster than we were selling them! We finally took £41.70 which will benefit our Connect2 partner, Sebaya in Ethiopia

MISSION RED BOXES:
Please would Mission Parish Promoters collect from the Church porch, the Summer editions of Mission Today magazines for distribution to their red box holders. Following the recent appeal by Brother Eddie, we now have around 100 families in the parish with a red collecting box for the Missions – which is wonderful. However we are very short of people to visit their homes to empty the boxes. If you can help with this not very arduous, but very important task to support the Missions please call Bill McEntee on 626271.

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 £1962.50 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 29th July

YEAR OF MISSION:
Mission always involves being sent out… that’s what it means to be an apostle. Jesus draws the Twelve close to him, giving them a share in his authority and his mission, and sends them out to preach God’s mercy, healing and forgiveness. Notice what they are to rely upon… not what they pack ‘just in case’ – spare shoes, a packed lunch, an extra tunic. No! They are to rely on what God will provide for the journey. They come close to Jesus before they are sent out – that’s important. We need to be close to the Lord if his mission is to become ours… or else we go out empty handed and with an empty heart. It’s also the Lord we constantly return to… after all it is his mission we share in and not one of our own making. Wherever we find ourselves during this coming week may our mission towards others be one that brings healing, mercy and peace into others’ lives.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2018/19:
As you may know, Alan Malone has stepped down as leader of the First Holy Communion Program- thank you very much to Alan for all his years of dedication to this program! We are now urgently seeking a new leader to run the program next year. If you think this might be something you could do, can you contact Parish Admin as soon as possible. Thank you!

BAPTISM:
Parents who are considering Baptism for their child or children please give 6 weeks’ notice of the date required. In the first instance pick up an application form from the office and return it as soon as possible. Don't forget to get it signed by your Parish Priest if you live outside Corpus Christi parish boundary. You will be contacted by Deacon Stephen to confirm the date and time and who will celebrate the Rite of Baptism. Thank you.

SECOND COLLECTION:
For the Bishop’s Charitable Fund will take place on Sunday 29th July. Please give generously!


8th July 2018 ORDINARY TIME WEEK 14 (YEAR B)

This Weekend 6.30 pm (Sat) First Mass of Sunday Our Lady on Saturday People of the Parish
10.30 am (Sun) Mass Ordinary Time Week 14 Alan & Linda (Ints.)
Monday 10.00 am Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion Memorial of St Augustine Zhao Rong, Priest and Companions, Martyrs
Tuesday 7.00 pm Mass Ordinary Time Week 14 Mary McHugh R.I.P.
Wednesday 10.00 am Mass Feast of St Benedict, Abbot, Patron of Europe Kathleen Ashe R.I.P.
Thursday 10.00 am Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion Ordinary Time Week 14
Friday 10 am Mass Ordinary Time Week 14 Memorial of St Henry John & Anne Coates R.I.P. (Anniv.)
10.30-12 nn Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Saturday 10.00 am Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion Ordinary Time Week 14Memorial of St Camillus de Lellis, Priest
6.30 pm Mass Our Lady on Saturday People of the Parish
Sunday 10.30 am Mass. Ordinary Time Week 15 Tom & Sara Murphy R.I.P
Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 10.30-11.00am 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:
Please see above for weekday Masses that will be celebrated by Fr Alex Redman. This weekend the 6.30pm Mass on Saturday and 10.30am Mass on Sunday will be celebrated by Fr Ian McCarthy (recently retired). Please also note that the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) at 5.30-6 pm on Saturdays 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.

CONFESSION:
Please note that there will be no Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) on Saturday morning (10.30-11.00 am ) 14th July. Apologies for any inconvenience.

YOUTH CLUB:
Corpus Christi has one of the most successful Youth Clubs in the diocese with over 30 children attending every week. We desperately need volunteers to help run the club. If you are over 18 and would like to help the children in your parish the Youth Club needs you. For more information please contact Richard Samuels on 07928 296246. The youth clubs will be unable to re-open after the summer holidays without new leaders to help.

CAFOD Thanks: CAFOD thanks Corpus Christi Youth Club for its generous donation of over £66 raised from the Cream Teas at Pentecost.

CAFOD STALL: Many thanks to all those who either bought plants or provided them for sale. At one point we were accumulating plants faster than we were selling them! We finally took £41.70 which will benefit our Connect2 partner, Sebaya in Ethiopia

JOURNEY IN FAITH (RCIA):
Our Journey in Faith group is having a break till September. ‘Journey in Faith’ is a process by which those interested can explore and find out more about the Catholic faith by meeting in an welcoming environment with others. Participants explore the Scriptures together and relate it to the teaching of the Church. There is some group discussion but this is not essential. By Easter those who wish can take the necessary steps to be baptised or received into the Catholic Church. If you are interested or know someone who is interested speak to one of the Deacons or Jean Davies (629572).

MISSION RED BOXES:
Please would Mission Parish Promoters collect from the Church porch, the Summer editions of Mission Today magazines for distribution to their red box holders. Following the recent appeal by Brother Eddie, we now have around 100 families in the parish with a red collecting box for the Missions – which is wonderful. However we are very short of people to visit their homes to empty the boxes. If you can help with this not very arduous, but very important task to support the Missions please call Bill McEntee on 626271.

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 £1962.50 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 29th July

100 CLUB WINNERS:
2 winners for this month’s draw - Number 1 won £100 and number 17 came 2nd winning £50.00 We sold 60 tickets, congratulations to the lucky parishioners, £150.00 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 29th July

RIDE FOR VOCATIONS 4:
The final Ride for Vocations will take place between 26th June and 9th July. These rides have generated a lot of interest and get people praying. Hopefully people will continue to pray and some may consider more deeply their vocation. For further information please visit https://cliftondiocese.com/vocations/ride-for-vocations-4/ . Thank you!

YEAR OF MISSION:
Jesus finds himself rejected in this Sunday’s Gospel… not by strangers but by those close to him and by those who know him. Maybe it’s because Jesus is too familiar to them; maybe he’s too ordinary for them and they were expecting something different. If the mission of Jesus is our mission too, if we look out onto our world with the eyes and mind of the Lord, then surely rejection is something we will face. How can God work through you? Why would God choose you? Because God does and he chooses the ordinary and the familiar to speak to us and to reach out to us. Paul recognises not just his own weaknesses but he recognises the insults and the persecutions that come when preaching the Gospel. We may find ourselves dismissed by others because of the choices we make, because of the things we do, because of the way we live. Our way of thinking and loving and living may rub against the grain but we live and love as we do so that we might be faithful to the Gospel. God’s grace is at work within us. May that grace give us the strength this week to persevere in all we do for the Lord.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2018/19:
As you may know, Alan Malone has stepped down as leader of the First Holy Communion Program- thank you very much to Alan for all his years of dedication to this program! We are now urgently seeking a new leader to run the program next year. If you think this might be something you could do, can you contact Parish Admin as soon as possible. Thank you!

BAPTISM:
Parents who are considering Baptism for their child or children please give 6 weeks’ notice of the date required. In the first instance pick up an application form from the office and return it as soon as possible. Don't forget to get it signed by your Parish Priest if you live outside Corpus Christi parish boundary. You will be contacted by Deacon Stephen to confirm the date and time and who will celebrate the Rite of Baptism. Thank you.


CAP (CHRISTIANS AGAINST POVERTY) WESTON:
Are holding an event to celebrate their second anniversary on 15th July at 3.00pm at Priory School. All are welcome!

3 PARISHES QUIZ:
We would like to thank everybody involved and those who attended the 3 Parishes Quiz Evening. We had a wonderful evening with many teams representing all 3 Parishes and raised a magnificent £426.70 for Jules’ mission trip.

1st July 2018 ORDINARY TIME WEEK 13 (YEAR B)

This Weekend 6.30 pm (Sat) First Mass of Sunday Ordinary Time Week 13 People of the Parish
10.30 am (Sun) Mass Philip Leach R.I.P. (Anniv.)
Monday 10.00 am Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion Weekday in Ordinary Time
Tuesday 7.00 pm Mass Feast of St Thomas, Apostle Vera McSweeney R.I.P.
Wednesday 10.00 am Mass Memorial of St Elizabeth of Portugal Victor Perera R.I.P.
Thursday 10.00 am Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion Memorial of St Anthony Zaccaria, Priest
Friday 10 am Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion Memorial of St Maria Goretti, Virgin, Martyr
10.30-12 nn Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Saturday 10.00 am Mass Our Lady on Saturday Marie Aston R.I.P.
  6.30 pm Mass People of the Parish
Sunday 10.30 am Mass Ordinary Time Week 14 Alan & Linda (Ints.)
Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 10.30-11.00am 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:
Please see above for weekday Masses that will be celebrated by Fr Alex Redman. This weekend the 6.30pm Mass on Saturday June 30th will be celebrated by Fr Ian McCarthy (recently retired) and the 10.30am mass on Sunday July 1st by Fr Reg Gray (Clevedon). Please also note that the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) at 5.30-6 pm on Saturdays 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.

YOUTH CLUB:
Corpus Christi has one of the most successful Youth Clubs in the diocese with over 30 children attending every week. We desperately need volunteers to help run the club. If you are over 18 and would like to help the children in your parish the Youth Club needs you. For more information please contact Richard Samuels on 07928 296246. The youth clubs will be unable to re-open after the summer holidays without new leaders to help.

CAFOD PLANT SALE:
The CAFOD Stall will be in the Parish Hall after each Mass this weekend, 30 Jun- 1st July. Brighten your garden or house with flowers as well as supporting a good cause.

CAFOD Thanks:
CAFOD thanks Corpus Christi Youth Club for its generous donation of over £66 raised from the
Cream Teas at Pentecost.

GLASTONBURY PILGRIMAGE:
The Glastonbury Pilgrimage takes place on Sunday 8th July. Unfortunately our Parish will not be providing a coach as the cost was prohibitively high. Sincere apologies for this.

MISSION RED BOXES:
Please would Mission Parish Promoters collect from the Church porch, the Summer editions of Mission Today magazines for distribution to their red box holders.
Following the recent appeal by Brother Eddie, we now have around 100 families in the parish with a red collecting box for the Missions – which is wonderful. However we are very short of people to visit their homes to empty the boxes. If you can help with this not very arduous, but very important task to support the Missions please call Bill McEntee on 626271.

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 £1962.50 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 29th July

100 CLUB WINNERS:
2 winners for this month’s draw - Number 1 won £100 and number 17 came 2nd winning £50.00 We sold 60 tickets, congratulations to the lucky parishioners, £150.00 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 29th July

RIDE FOR VOCATIONS 4:
The final Ride for Vocations will take place between 26th June and 9th July. These rides have generated a lot of interest and get people praying. Hopefully people will continue to pray and some may consider more deeply their vocation. For further information please visit https://cliftondiocese.com/vocations/ride-for-vocations-4/ . Thank you!

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION BOOKS AND CERTIFICATES:
Are available to collect after 6.30pm Mass on Saturday’s and 10.30am Mass on Sundays, from the Sacristy in the Church for all children who made their First Holy Communion on 16th June.

YEAR OF MISSION:
The longer version of this Sunday’s Gospel is worth reflecting on because it reveals to us something about Jesus’ mission. Notice in both encounters – the daughter of Jairus and the woman with the haemorrhage – we are dealing with untouchables: sickness and death, and someone bleeding. Jesus would find himself excluded and ritually unclean if he comes into so close a contact with these two people. Nevertheless, Jesus doesn’t feel constrained or restricted in his outreach in any way. He touches and he’s not afraid to touch. The healing, life-giving touch of the Lord cannot be contaminated. If anything it is those who encounter Jesus who are truly ‘affected’ by the life and healing he seeks to bring. Mark’s Gospel speak of God’s nearness in our brokenness and fragility, not his distance. Whose life will you touch this week? Wherever you find yourself this week be something of the boldness and daring of Jesus. Be the touch of Jesus, the outreach of Jesus, the closeness of Jesus… even towards today’s ‘untouchables’.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2018/19:
As you may know, Alan Malone has stepped down as leader of the First Holy Communion Program- thank you very much to Alan for all his years of dedication to this program! We are now urgently seeking a new leader to run the program next year. If you think this might be something you could do, can you contact Parish Admin as soon as possible. Thank you!

BAPTISM:
Parents who are considering Baptism for their child or children please give 6 weeks’ notice of the date required. In the first instance pick up an application form from the office and return it as soon as possible. Don't forget to get it signed by your Parish Priest if you live outside Corpus Christi parish boundary. You will be contacted by Deacon Stephen to confirm the date and time and who will celebrate the Rite of Baptism. Thank you.

CHURCHES TOGETHER:
Annual gathering ‘Prayer & Praise’ will take place on Saturday 7th July at 7.30pm at the tower on Uphill Hill or in St Nicholas Church if there is rain. Transport up the hill will be provided for those needing it. Please come along and join other Christians. For further information please contact Rev. John Simons on 01934 221537.

CAP (CHRISTIANS AGAINST POVERTY) WESTON:
Are holding an event to celebrate their second anniversary on 15th July at 3.00pm at Priory School. All are welcome!

3 PARISHES QUIZ:
We would like to thank everybody involved and those who attended the 3 Parishes Quiz Evening. We had a wonderful evening with many teams representing all 3 Parishes and raised a magnificent £426.70 for Jules’ mission trip.

SECOND COLLECTIONS:
There will be a Second Collection for Peter’s Pence this weekend (30th June and 1st July).
There will be a Second Collection next weekend (7th and 8th July) for Apostleship of the Sea. Please give generously. Thank you!

24th June 2018 ORDINARY TIME WEEK 12 (YEAR B)

This Weekend 10.00 am (Sat) Mass Solemnity of the Nativity of St John the Baptist Pat & John Turner R.I.P
6.30 pm (Sat) First Mass of Sunday People of the Parish
10.30am (Sun) Mass Antoni Wladislaw Bazydlo R.I.P.
Monday 10.00 am Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion, Weekday in Ordinary Time
Tuesday 7 .00 pm Mass Weekday in Ordinary Time Fr John Reville R.I.P. (Anniv.)
Wednesday 10.00 am Mass Weekday in Ordinary Time St Cyril of Alexandria, Bishop, Doctor of the Church Vanda Podumis R.I.P.
Thursday 10.00 am Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion Memorial of St Irenaeus, Bishop and Martyr
Friday 10 am Mass TBC Holy Day of Obligatoin Solemnity of Sts Peter and Paul, Apostles
10.30- 12 nn Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament  
Saturday 10.00 am Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion Dedication of the Cathedral Church of Sts Peter and Paul
6.30 pm Mass People of the Parish
Sunday 10.30 am Mass Ordinary Time Week 13 Philip Leach R.I.P. (Anniv.)

Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 10.30-11.00am 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:.
Please see above for weekday Masses that will be celebrated by Fr Alex Redman. Please also note that the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) at 5.30-6 pm on Saturdays 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.

RESTING IN THE PEACE OF CHRIST:
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Michael (Mike) Kemp. Please remember Mike’s family and friends at this difficult time. ’May He Rest In Peace”

SOLEMNITY OF STS PETER AND PAUL, APOSTLES, HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION:
In the event that Corpus Christi is unable to find a supply priest for this Mass, a list of alternate churches in our area offering this Mass will be posted at the back of the church and is also attached to this newsletter. Apologies in advance for any confusion or upset.

YOUTH CLUB:
Corpus Christi has one of the most successful Youth Clubs in the diocese with over 30 children attending every week. We desperately need volunteers to help run the club. If you are over 18 and would like to help the children in your parish the Youth Club needs you. For more information please contact Richard Samuels on 07928 296246. The youth clubs will be unable to re-open after the summer holidays without new leaders to help.

CAFOD PLANT SALE:
The CAFOD Stall will be in the Parish hall after each Mass this weekend 23rd -24th June. Brighten your garden or house with flowers as well as supporting a good cause.

JOURNEY IN FAITH (RCIA):
Pope John Paul said: “Of paramount importance in the mystery of the Church is the fact that Christ is alive in his people…. and because Christ is living, his love, above all is kept alive in the Church…. and the mystery of a love received from the Father and given back to the father is the legacy of all Christ’s disciples: ‘By this love you have for one another, everyone will know you are my disciples.’” What might this mean for you this month? Well, maybe you have a friend, neighbour, or colleague who has noticed something about your lifestyle which attracts them and they are curious about your faith? You could invite them along to Mass or the Journey in Faith group which will meet again in September. Speak to one of the Deacons or Jean Davies (629572).

MISSION RED BOXES:
Please would Mission Parish Promoters collect from the Church porch, the Summer editions of Mission Today magazines for distribution to their red box holders.
Following the recent appeal by Brother Eddie, we now have around 100 families in the parish with a red collecting box for the Missions – which is wonderful. However we are very short of people to visit their homes to empty the boxes. If you can help with this not very arduous, but very important task to support the Missions please call Bill McEntee on 626271.

DOWNSIDE RETREAT FOR 20-35-ISH YEAR OLDS:
19 to 21 October 2018 on the theme of "Religious Freedom".
John Pontifex of the Catholic charity "Aid to the Church in Need" is excited to be there with Sir Edward Leigh MP and Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali. We are pleased to learn that Hugh Walters from Downside School will be speaking too. Please let us know if you are interested or if you know anyone in that age bracket by contacting: Rina at rinabird@outlook.com.

100 CLUB:
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 need £2337.50 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. 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 24th June.

DIOCESAN DAY:
Every year our Diocesan Day draws a diocesan community together for a day’s formation, prayer, reflection and conversation. We gather at St Brendan's Sixth Form College on Saturday 30 June with our Bishop and with people from across the 107 parishes in the diocese as well as some of our communities, too. It is always a good day and the hope is that there is something for everyone. It begins at 10.15am with opening liturgy and concludes at 3.30pm with Mass. In this our diocesan Year of Mission we welcome Hannah Vaughan-Spruce as our keynote speaker. Hannah is the UK coordinator for Divine Renovation, a resource that is finding itself embedded in so many parishes as a tool for shaping us up for mission.

RIDE FOR VOCATIONS 4:
The final Ride for Vocations will take place between 26th June and 9th July. These rides have generated a lot of interest and get people praying. Hopefully people will continue to pray and some may consider more deeply their vocation. For further information please visit https://cliftondiocese.com/vocations/ride-for-vocations-4/ . Thank you!

YEAR OF MISSION:
Birthday of John the Baptist. This beautiful celebration breaks into Ordinary Time, but it breaks in to help us understand something of what we are called to be as disciples on mission! John helps us to think about our discipleship: pointing away from ourselves and pointing others in the direction of Jesus; leaping in the womb, able to recognise where Christ is to be found and where Christ is near; decreasing in order that Christ may increase; a prophetic call of return so that we can find mercy and compassion in the Lord; recognising the call of God in our own lives and allowing God to call others through us – God’s word in our mouths; and, looking at Elizabeth and Zechariah, always being open to being surprised by God and his faithfulness. But the psalm holds something we might take into this week as part of our prayer: I thank you for the wonder of my being. Do we spend time thanking God for who we are, for the fact that he calls us, that he fashioned us, that he walks with us? As we do that let’s be little ‘John the Baptists’ in all we do to lead others to encounter Christ… even in us!

BAPTISM:
Parents who are considering Baptism for their child or children please give 6 weeks’ notice of the date required. In the first instance pick up an application form from the office and return it as soon as possible. Don't forget to get it signed by your Parish Priest if you live outside Corpus Christi parish boundary. You will be contacted by Deacon Stephen to confirm the date and time and who will celebrate the Rite of Baptism. Thank you.

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SOLEMNITY OF STS PETER AND PAUL, APOSTLES, HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION


SAINT JOSEPH’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, PORTISHEAD
West Hill, Portishead, Bristol BS20 6LN
10 am on Friday

OUR LADY QUEEN OF APOSTLES
The Presbytery Tweentown, Cheddar BS27 3HU
10am on Friday

ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI RC CHURCH
Ash Hayes Road, Nailsea, BRISTOL BS48 2L
2 pm on Friday

SS DUNSTAN & ANTONY (CHAPEL OF EASE)
Claverham Rd, Yatton, BS49 4LD
8 pm on Thursday

THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
Marine Hill, Clevedon, BS21 7PP
8pm on Friday

OUR LADY OF LOURDES,
Weston-super-Mare
7pm on Friday