Corpus Christi Church
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14 Ellenborough Park South, Weston-super-Mare. BS23 1XW
Tel. 01934 621929. email Fr. Richard corpuschristipp@yahoo.co.uk:
Admin & general corpuschristiweston@virgin.net
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:
Rev.Canon Richard Dwyer– 621929
Deacons:
Rev. Stephen Munday – 622989
Rev. Pedro Gregory – 079 177 13583
Rev. Michael Roberts - 627820
Sisters of La Retraite - 420125
Schools & Colleges:
Corpus Christi Primary School – 01934 621919
Acting
Headteacher: Mrs Wendy McDermot
St. Bede’s Catholic College – 0117 377 2200
St. Brendan’s College – 0117 977 7766

Pastoral Administrator: Jo Gair
Parish Administrator: Joseph Burke
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


Welcome - Failte – Bienvenue - Boa vindo – Croeso - Bienvenido - a’obhagat - Witamy -Wilkommen

Vision Statement: The Gospel calls Corpus Christi Parish to be a living sign of Jesus Christ

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21st May 2017 Sixth Sunday of Easter Cycle A

This Weekend 6:30pm (Sat) First Mass of Sunday People of the Parish
10.30am (Sun) Mass Paul Burke RIP
Monday 10am Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion
Tuesday 10am Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion
Wednesday 10am Mass Dennis Goddard RIP
Thursday 10am Mass Geoff & Maureen Thornton Ints.
Friday 10am Mass Olive Moffatt R.I.P
10.30-12 nn Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Saturday 10am Mass Brigid Jordan R.I.P
  6.30pm Mass People of the Parish
Sunday 10.30am Mass Nelson & Sheena- Thanksgiving


SAINTS’ DAYS THIS WEEK:
Monday: St. Rita of Cascia; Wednesday: St. Aldhelm, Bishop; Thursday: St. Bede; Friday: St. Philip Neri; Saturday: St. Augustine of Canterbury.

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

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK
of our Parish and our loved ones elsewhere, especially, Tony Denny, George Hancock, Cliff Todd, Gwen Hopkinson, Pat Wilson and Loretta Walters. Please also pray for those who care for them.

CORPUS CHRISTI 100 CLUB:
May tickets are now on sale. If you have requested to keep the same number, please pay your £5 to Lynne Parsonage or via standing order as soon as possible or you will risk losing your number!
Parish bank details: NatWest Bank Sort Code 52-10-03 Account Number 66287383
Bank Payments/Standing Orders to be made no later than 7 days before each monthly draw.
Reference to identify the payment must be included. i.e. Your Surname and 100 so ‘Burke100’.

CLIFTON DIOCESAN ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO GLASTONBURY:
Please note the date for your diary. This year’s Pilgrimage will take place on Sunday 9th July.

PARISH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING:
Due to the fact that Fr. Richard will be moving after the summer, it was felt that holding an AGM and creating further plans should be delayed to enable Fr. Kevin to be part of that discernment process.

PENTECOST SUNDAY:
To celebrate the great feast of Pentecost the Youth Club will be selling cream teas after Sunday Mass (4th June) to raise funds for Cafod. Please come and be part of the community to share time together in the hall, enjoy a cream tea and celebrate the birthday of the Church!

JOURNEY IN FAITH (RCIA):
At our meeting this week we will consider what our mission or vocation as a Christian might be. We will look at how each one of us does make a difference when we say ‘yes’ to living out our Christian calling. We meet on Thursday evenings at 7.30 in the Parish Room under the Presbytery. You are welcome to join us.

SPUC:
The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children are also hosting their popular quiz evening with a wine buffet supper at Our Lady of Lourdes parish hall on Saturday 3 June at 7.30pm. It's a great way to support a great cause. Admission is £6.50 - pay at the door.

ALPHA - IN THE CATHOLIC CONTEXT:
On Friday June 9th those interested in forming an Alpha group / programme in the Parish will meet in the Parish Meeting Room (under the presbytery). Alpha is a ‘tool’ which promotes and supports living the Gospel in our daily lives. An exciting venture! Meeting for one hour at 7.30 pm. (For info go to alpha.org)

DIOCESAN FAMILY DAY 1ST JULY:
The Department of Adult Education has released initial details of the Diocesan Family Day inviting us to keep the date free! Bishop Declan is inviting our diocesan community to come together on Saturday 1 July for a day’s gathering and formation centered around living the gift of our baptism. Pope Francis reminds us that the new Evangelisation calls for the personal involvement of all the baptised and so this day brings us together in the hope of sending us back renewed and refreshed. Most of all, the day seeks to celebrate what it means to be the family of our diocese. This is what this day means, not that it is exclusive to just families in the diocese BUT that it is for all members of our diocesan family. It will be held at St. Brendan’s Sixth Form College from 10.15am to 4pm. There are workshops to assist our Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist in their ministry and they are recommended to make use of this. There are plenty of activities for all participants to enjoy. Please see the noticeboard and leaflets in the porch. Please indicate your interest on the noticeboard list.

WORLD COMMUNICATIONS SUNDAY: CATHOLIC COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK - MEDIA CENTRE:
Sunday 28th May 2017 The Catholic Communications Network (CCN) exists primarily to serve the various departments, offices, agencies and consultative bodies of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales. The Conference has seven departments: Evangelisation & Catechesis, Dialogue and Unity, Christian Responsibility and Citizenship, Catholic Communications Network, Christian Life and Worship, Catholic Education and Formation, International affairs. The Catholic Communications Network works to serve the multimedia needs of the departments - broadcast, print and online. www.catholicchurch.org.uk/Catholic-Church/media www.cbcew.org.uk Please support the work of the agency.

WE ARE STILL HOPING TO HAVE MORE MEMBERS IN THE CORPUS CHRISTI 100 CLUB:
It’s simple - Pick a number between 1 - 100 for £5 per month, if all 100 numbers are sold, the prize fund will be £250 and £250 will toward the Building Fund. T&C’s apply and will supplied with the Tickets which will be on sale throughout the month after Mass. Tickets available from Lynne Parsonage - 07720 625713 or after various Masses throughout the month.

FIRST AID:
There have been a few incidents lately during the Mass where First Aid has been required. It has highlighted that although the basic first aid kits are available, the experience to administer it is not known until individuals come forward. We propose to set up a register, to be held with the Welcomers, which individuals with medical training could sign on arrival, to alert us of their presence in the case of an emergency, if they are willing to be called on. If you are trained to administer First Aid, and would be willing to be called on if required, please give your name to a member of the Welcoming Team on arrival. We will require proof of training on the first occasion you register. Thank you.

HEALTH & SAFETY IN THE PARISH:
It is now a year since we appealed for parishioners to help form a Health & Safety Committee, with the aim of creating and maintaining a manual for the Parish. Over the last twelve months, membership has been fluid and we are grateful to those that have helped in any way to get us to where we are now, but we still have some way to go yet, and we are looking for Parishioners with any experience who may be willing to help in the monitoring of specific areas of H&S. Volunteers are welcome to attend meetings (approx. 3 – 4 per year) or just monitor and report back to the H&S committee. If you can help in any way, please contact Joseph Burke or Alan Malone.

LAURISTON HOTEL:
In Knightstone Road specialises in holidays for blind people. The hotel is trying to recruit volunteers to support their work and there is a poster in the porch with details of an open day for anyone who may be interested in helping,

FINANCE:
Last weekend’s offertory collection was: £468.97 (10% to the Parish Tithe Fund) of which £142.30 was Gift Aided.

14th May 2017 Fifth Sunday of Easter Cycle A

This Weekend 6:30pm (Sat) First Mass of Sunday Aileen Bishop R.I.P
10.30am (Sun) Mass People of the Parish
Monday 10am Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion
Tuesday 10am Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion
Wednesday 10am Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion
Thursday 7.00pm Mass Teresa Coates R.I.P
Friday 10am Mass Betty Cheek R.I.P
10.30-12 nn Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Saturday 10am Mass Maud Gallagher R.I.P
6.30pm Mass People of the Parish
Sunday 10.30am Mass Paul Burke R.I.P


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

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK
of our Parish and our loved ones elsewhere, especially, Tony Denny, George Hancock, Cliff Todd, Gwen Hopkinson, Pat Wilson and Loretta Walters. Please also pray for those who care for them.

CLERGY MOVES:
Fr. Richard writes: “Dear parishioners, brothers and sisters in the Lord, it is with sadness that I write to inform you that Bishop Declan has asked me to move and take over the care of St. Catharine’s parish in Frome. I will be replaced by Fr. Kevin Hennessey who is currently parish priest in Churchdown, Gloucestershire. Fr Kevin is a man of immense spiritual, human and pastoral gifts who will serve you very well indeed. The move will take place in early September. I thank you for your welcome among, your friendship, patience and cooperation while I have strived to serve our Lord among you and with you.”

QUIET MORNING:
There will be a Quiet Morning at La Retraite, 11 Walliscote Road on Thursday 18th May from 10.30am – 12 noon. Everyone is welcome.

CORPUS CHRISTI 100 CLUB:
May tickets are now on sale. If you have requested to keep the same number please pay your £5 to Lynne Parsonage or via standing order as soon as possible or you will risk losing your number!
Parish bank details: NatWest Bank Sort Code 52-10-03 Account Number 66287383
Bank Payments/Standing Orders to be made no later than 7 days before each monthly draw.
Reference to identify the payment must be included. i.e. Your Surname and 100 so ‘Burke100’

CLIFTON DIOCESAN ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO GLASTONBURY.
Please note the date for your diary. This year’s Pilgrimage will take place on Sunday 9th July.

BENEDICTION:
This Sunday at 3.00pm There will be a service of Benediction and anointing of the sick. Everyone is welcome, especially our sick and housebound parishioners. If you need transport call Alison McEntee on 626271

PARISH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – SUNDAY 11th JUNE 2017 12 – 1 pm CHURCH HALL
The Agenda: (1) Welcome – Fr Richard, (2) Parish Action Plan – P Evans / M U Clark, (3) Financial Report – current works and future projects - J Burke, (4) ‘The Parish as community’ Fr Richard, (5) AOB. Please send any questions or comments to P Evans (Chair of PPC) via pigeon hole no later than 28th May 2017, please sign your note.

JOURNEY IN FAITH (RCIA):
We meet again on Thursday to consider how being a Catholic means being a part of a faith community. We support one another and together become the Body of Christ, enriching the Church through our own individual gifts and talents. We meet on Thursday evening at 7.30 in the Parish Room, under the Presbytery. You are very welcome to join us.

ALPHA- IN THE CATHOLIC CONTEXT.
On Friday June 9th those interested in forming an Alpha group / programme in the Parish will meet in the Parish Meeting Room (under the presbytery).Alpha is a ‘tool’ which promotes and supports living the Gospel in our daily lives. An exciting venture! Meeting for one hour at 7.30 pm. (For info go to alpha.org)

GOLDEN JUBILEE
Father Gabriel writes ---
Thank you one and all for such a joyful Golden Jubilee Mass and celebration last Thursday evening. It was a most memorable occasion for which I am grateful to all who have been involved in any way. Thanks for your Mass and Jubilee Cards, your prayers and gifts and for your Parish gift. Special thanks to Canon Richard and the PPC for hosting the occasion and to Deacon Stephen for being the link-person. In particular, I would like to thank Jean and the musicians and singers, including St. Joseph’s Parish Choir, Jo and the Sacristy staff, all who helped provide such a wonderful Refreshments at the School Hall. Thank you to the Headteacher for the use of the Hall. It is always a pleasure to return to Corpus Christi Parish and meet so many ‘old’ friends. You are in my prayers. God bless you and yours.

SPUC:
The Society would like to say a big thank you to everyone who attended the 50th anniversary of the Abortion Act event last Friday and also the recent coffee morning which raised £168.65 - your support is very appreciated.

The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children are also hosting their popular quiz evening with a wine buffet supper at Our Lady of Lourdes parish hall on Saturday 3 June at 7.30pm. It's a great way to support a great cause.
Admission is £6.50 - pay at the door.

GREETING CARDS.
A reminder that although there is no longer a card stall after Mass, individual cards can still be made upon request. Please see Tina or Diane. The Parish is very grateful for the recent donation of £100 from these card sales.

WE ARE STILL HOPING TO HAVE MORE MEMBERS IN THE CORPUS CHRISTI 100 CLUB:
It’s simple - Pick a number between 1 - 100 for £5 per month, if all 100 numbers are sold, the prize fund will be £250 and £250 will toward the Building Fund. T&C’s apply and will supplied with the Tickets which will be on sale throughout the month after Mass. Tickets available from Lynne Parsonage - 07720 625713 or after various Masses throughout the month.

FIRST AID:
There have been a few incidents lately during the Mass where First Aid has been required. It has highlighted that although the basic first aid kits are available, the experience to administer it is not known until individuals come forward. We propose to set up a register, to be held with the Welcomers, which individuals with medical training could sign on arrival, to alert us of their presence in the case of an emergency, if they are willing to be called on. If you are trained to administer First Aid, and would be willing to be called on if required, please give your name to a member of the Welcoming Team on arrival. We will require proof of training on the first occasion you register. Thank you.

HEALTH & SAFETY IN THE PARISH:
It is now a year since we appealed for parishioners to help form a Health & Safety Committee, with the aim of creating and maintaining a manual for the Parish. Over the last twelve months membership has been fluid and we are grateful to those that have helped in any way to get us to where we are now, but we still have some way to go yet, and we are looking for Parishioners with any experience who may be willing to help in the monitoring of specific areas of H&S. Volunteers are welcome to attend meetings (approx 3 – 4 per year) or just monitor and report back to the H&S committee. If you can help in any way, please contact Joseph Burke or Alan Malone.

PARISH GARAGE
Unfortunately one of our garages was severely damaged last Monday and no one has come forward to admit responsibility. This leaves the parish with a repair bill estimated at £800. If anyone has any information about the incident please can you contact Joseph Burke or Fr Richard at the Presbytery. Thank you.

LAURISTON HOTEL
in Knightstone Road specialises in holidays for blind people. The hotel is trying to recruit volunteers to support their work and there is a poster in the porch with details of an open day for anyone who may be interested in helping,

FINANCE:
Last weekend’s offertory collection was: £695.24 (10% to the Parish Tithe Fund) of which £237 was Gift Aided. The second collection in aid of The Clifton Clergy Training Fund raised £369.07. Thank you.

7th May 2017 Fourth Sunday of Easter Cycle A

This Weekend 6:30pm (Sat) First Mass of Sunday Anthony Ward R.I.P
10.30am (Sun) Mass People of the Parish
Monday 10am Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion
Tuesday 10am Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion
Wednesday 10am Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion
Thursday 7.00pm Golden Jubilee Mass Mgr Gabriel
Friday 10am Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion
  10.30-12 nn Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Saturday 10am Mass  
6.30pm Mass Aileen Bishop R.I.P.
Sunday 10.30am Mass People of the Parish

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

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK
of our Parish and our loved ones elsewhere, especially, Tony Denny, George Hancock, Cliff Todd, Gwen Hopkinson, Pat Wilson and Loretta Walters. Please also pray for those who care for them.

CLERGY TRAINING FUND:
There will be a special collection after masses this weekend. The collection taken across the Diocese enables the Bishop to support those who offer themselves for training for the Diocesan Priesthood. This fund enables the Bishop to fund their training at seminary and offer them a grant during their years of formation. The fund, at times, is also used to support the on-going formation opportunities for clergy in our Diocese and formation of permanent Deacons.

24H4V:
This Sunday: is Good Shepherd Sunday and World Day of Prayer for Vocations.
To mark this, we are launching a campaign across the diocese called TWENTY-FOUR HOURS FOR VOCATIONS or 24H4V. This is an opportunity for the people of the diocese to storm heaven with prayers and offerings for vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life, as well as supporting our seminarians and all who are discerning their call in life. You are invited to take away a small booklet which suggests twenty-four prayers for four main areas; those areas are: priesthood, consecrated life, our diocesan seminarians and all vocations. Please give as much time you can to uniting yourself and your prayer with the prayers of others throughout the diocese over the twenty-four hours of May 7th. There will also be a collection this weekend for the clergy training fund to help defray the cost of training our future priests and deacons as well as supporting clergy in-service training.

MGR GABRIEL LEYDEN’S GOLDEN JUBILEE MASS:
The celebration of this mass will be held on Thursday 11th May at Corpus Christi at 7.00pm and will be followed by an American supper in the School Hall. There is a notice on the board at the back of the church and if you are able to contribute finger food, would you please put down what food you are bringing with approximate quantities. Your contributions need to be brought to the School Hall between 6 – 7 pm suitably wrapped and ready to serve. Thank you.

BENEDICTION:
There will be a service of Benediction and anointing of the sick on Sunday, 14th May at 3.00pm. Everyone is welcome, especially our sick and housebound parishioners. If you need transport call Alison McEntee on 626271

QUIET MORNING:
There will be a Quiet Morning at La Retraite, 11 Walliscote Road on Thursday 18th May from 10.30am – 12 noon. Everyone is welcome.

SPUC:
They are hosting their popular Quiz Evening with a wine & buffet supper at Our Lady of Lourdes parish hall on Saturday 3rd June at 7.30pm. It is a great way to support a good cause. Admission is £6.5 – pay on the door.

SPUC:
The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children are meeting on Monday 8 May at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Room at 7.30pm – everyone is very welcome.

EXTRA-ORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION:
Please pick up the letter for all ministers in the pigeon holes in the church porch. Thank you

JOURNEY IN FAITH (RCIA):
There will be no meeting on Thursday as we will be celebrating the Jubilee Mass for Fr. Gabriel.

CORPUS CHRISTI 100 CLUB:
The April winner was number 43. Congratulations to the lucky parishioner who won £117.50 and £117.50 was donated towards the essential building work needed in the parish.

May tickets are now on sale. If you have requested to keep the same number please pay your £5 to Lynne Parsonage or via standing order as soon as possible or you will risk losing your number!
Parish bank details: NatWest Bank Sort Code 52-10-03 Account Number 66287383
Bank Payments/Standing Orders to be made no later than 7 days before each monthly draw.
Reference to identify the payment must be included. i.e. Your Surname and 100 so ‘Burke100’

WE ARE STILL HOPING TO HAVE MORE MEMBERS IN THE CORPUS CHRISTI 100 CLUB:
It’s simple - Pick a number between 1 - 100 for £5 per month, if all 100 numbers are sold, the prize fund will be £250 and £250 will toward the Building Fund. T&C’s apply and will supplied with the Tickets which will be on sale throughout the month after Mass. Tickets available from Lynne Parsonage - 07720 625713 or after various Masses throughout the month.

FIRST AID:
There have been a few incidents lately during the Mass where First Aid has been required. It has highlighted that although the basic first aid kits are available, the experience to administer it is not known until individuals come forward. We propose to set up a register, to be held with the Welcomers, which individuals with medical training could sign on arrival, to alert us of their presence in the case of an emergency, if they are willing to be called on. If you are trained to administer First Aid, and would be willing to be called on if required, please give your name to a member of the Welcoming Team on arrival. We will require proof of training on the first occasion you register. Thank you.

HEALTH & SAFETY IN THE PARISH:
It is now a year since we appealed for parishioners to help form a Health & Safety Committee, with the aim of creating and maintaining a manual for the Parish. Over the last twelve months membership has been fluid and we are grateful to those that have helped in any way to get us to where we are now, but we still have some way to go yet, and we are looking for Parishioners with any experience who may be willing to help in the monitoring of specific areas of H&S. Volunteers are welcome to attend meetings (approx 3 – 4 per year) or just monitor and report back to the H&S committee. If you can help in any way, please contact Joseph Burke or Alan Malone.

YOUR VOICE MATTERS – MEGA YOUTH POLL:
In 2018, Pope Francis will invite Bishops and others to Rome to talk about Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment. At this gathering they will discuss how the Catholic Church can accompany young people in their faith and help them to hear God’s call. If you are aged between 13-29 years old, the Catholic Church in England and Wales would like to hear from you; we want to hear what life is like, your thoughts on faith and how you connect with the Catholic Church or don’t. To help you tell us we have created a Youth Poll that you can access at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/parishyouth-poll. If you’re not in this age group but would like to help, please encourage the young people you know to respond to this poll by giving them the link. For queries about the Poll please email: synod2018@cbcew.org.uk

FINANCE:
Last weekend’s offertory collection was: £595.77 (10% to the Parish Tithe Fund) Of which £195 was Gift Aided.
Last month’s Standing Orders were £1919.25 and reclaimed Gift Aid from March was £ 448.56. Thank you

30th April 2017 Third Sunday of Easter Cycle A

This Weekend 6:30pm (Sat) First Mass of Sunday Teresa Shaw R.I.P
10.30am (Sun) Mass Marion Kemp (INTS)
Monday 10am Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion
Tuesday 10am Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion
Wednesday 10am Mass Walter Brennan R.I.P
Thursday 10am Mass with the school  
Friday 10am Mass Mike and Kitty (INTS)
  10.30-12 nn Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Saturday 10am Mass Maria Alcalde (INTS)
  6.30pm Mass Anthony Ward R.I.P.
Sunday 10.30am Mass People of the Parish

.A WARM WELCOME
to all who are visiting our parish. Please join us for Tea or coffee after the 10.30 Sunday Mass.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK
of our Parish and our loved ones elsewhere, especially, Tony Denny, George Hancock, Cliff Todd, Gwen Hopkinson, Pat Wilson and Loretta Walters. Please also pray for those who care for them.

JOURNEY IN FAITH. (R.C.I.A.):
The journey in Faith programme continues this Thursday evening. We welcome our new Catholics Paul, Sam and Aida. For the next few weeks we will be supporting them as they become part of our Parish community and hopefully give them encouragement and welcome.
Meetings take place in the Parish Room under the presbytery on Thursday evenings at 7.30pm

CORPUS CHRISTI 100 CLUB:
Tickets for the April Draw are now available, please don’t forget to get yours. It’s simple. Pick a number between 1 -100 for £5, if all 100 numbers are sold, the prize fund will be £250 and £250 will go towards the Building Fund. T&C’s apply and will supplied with the Tickets.
Details are on the notice board or from Lynne Parsonage - 07720 625713

A gentle reminder to those who have requested to keep the same 100 Club numbers every month – please pay your £5 to Lynne Parsonage or via standing order as soon as possible.
Parish bank details: NatWest Bank
Sort Code 52-10-03 Account number 66287383
(Reference to identify the payment must include: Example Surname and 100, so ‘Burke 100’)
Tickets are available from Lynne Parsonage – 07720 625713 or after various Masses throughout the month.

DIOCESAN BRIEFING:
The latest briefing paper is on the noticeboard in the porch for all to read.

SPUC:
The society for the protection of Unborn Children would like to invite everyone to the following event:
To mark the 50th Anniversary of the Abortion Act, Dr Tom Rogers and Roslyn Thomas from SPUC London, are making a visit to Weston to talk about the work of the Society on Friday 5 May at Corpus Christi hall at 7.30pm. 8.7 million babies have been aborted since 1967 so please support this special event

EARLY NOTICE FOR YOUR DIARY: HEALING SERVICE:
Tuesday 2 May at 7:30pm. Fr Richard McKay is visiting the parish to conduct a Healing Service. Parishioners who completed training will be on the ministry team. This is an opportunity to praise and thank God for all the many graces he has given us. Jesus asks us, “Do you want to be well again?” (John 5: v6) Come, and ask the Lord to be well again and praise and thank him for his healing touch.

24H4V:
Sunday May 7th is Good Shepherd Sunday and World Day of Prayer for Vocations.
To mark this, we are launching a campaign across the diocese called TWENTY-FOUR HOURS FOR VOCATIONS or 24H4V. This is an opportunity for the people of the diocese to storm heaven with prayers and offerings for vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life, as well as supporting our seminarians and all who are discerning their call in life. You are invited to take away a small booklet which suggests twenty-four prayers for four main areas; those areas are: priesthood, consecrated life, our diocesan seminarians and all vocations. Please give as much time you can to uniting yourself and your prayer with the prayers of others throughout the diocese over the twenty-four hours of May 7th. There will also be a collection that weekend for the clergy training fund to help defray the cost of training our future priests and deacons as well as supporting clergy in-service training.

YOUR VOICE MATTERS – MEGA YOUTH POLL:
In 2018, Pope Francis will invite Bishops and others to Rome to talk about Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment. At this gathering they will discuss how the Catholic Church can accompany young people in their faith and help them to hear God’s call. If you are aged between 13-29 years old, the Catholic Church in England and Wales would like to hear from you; we want to hear what life is like, your thoughts on faith and how you connect with the Catholic Church or don’t. To help you tell us we have created a Youth Poll that you can access at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/parishyouth-poll. If you’re not in this age group but would like to help, please encourage the young people you know to respond to this poll by giving them the link. For queries about the Poll please email: synod2018@cbcew.org.uk

FINANCE:
Last weekend’s offertory collection was : £735.53 (10% to the Parish Tithe Fund)
Of which £303 was Gift Aided.

The second collection in aid of Columban Missions raised £727,84.

Last month’s Standing Orders were £2,222.75 and reclaimed Gift Aid from Feb was £ 448.56.
Thank you