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

Corpus Christi Parish is a part of Clifton Diocese.

CLIFTON DIOCESE. A Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales under number 10462076.
A registered charity, number 1170168. Registered Office: St Ambrose North Road Leigh Woods Bristol BS8 3PW

Parish Priest:
Vacant– 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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Practise Corpus Christi School   21/06/19 In Church 5.15pm
Communion Mass Corpus Christi School   22/06/19 11.00am Children receive their certificates.
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Communion Mass Non Corpus Christi Schools   29/06/19 11.00am Children receive their certificates.


17th March 2019       SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT           (YEAR C)

This Weekend 10.00 am(Sat) Mass, People of the Parish Weekday in Lent
6.30 pm (Sat) First Mass of Sunday Anne Chesters R.I.P. Second Sunday in Lent
10.30 am (Sun) Mass Elizabeth McEntee R.I.P
Monday 9.30 am Mass Michel Duverger (Ints.) Weekday in Lent Commemoration of St. Cyril of Jerusalem, Bishop, Doctor of the Church
Tuesday 7.00 pm Mass Birthday Mass Solemnity of St. Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Wednesday 10.00 am Mass Pope Francis (Ints.) Weekday in Lent
Thursday 10.00 am Mass Benito Galli R.I.P Weekday in Lent
Friday 10.00 am Mass John Kilby R.I.P. Weekday in Lent
10.30- 12 noon Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament- with simple Benediction at 11.50 am
7.00 pm Stations of the Cross  
Saturday 10.00 am Mass Jenny Hickey Op. Weekday in Lent Commemoration of St. Turibius of Mongrovejo, Bishop
6.30 pm Mass Bridie Simms R.I.P.  
Sunday 10.30 am Mass People of the Parish Third Sunday in Lent
Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 10.30-11.00am or 5.30-6.00pm or anytime on request
Mass in Syro Malabar Rite: 4.00pm on 1st & 3 rd 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.

Future full of hope-
Year of LUKE,
Year of PRAYER

CHURCH CRAWL VISIT:
On Saturday 23 rd March at 2pm. We will welcome other Christians visiting our Church
and others in the area.

PLEASE NOTE: The Weston Half Marathon takes place Sunday 24 th March, and as a result, roads around Corpus
Christi will be closed for the entire day. Please take this into account when coming to Mass next Sunday.

OFFERETORY ENVELOPES:
Are now available at the back of the church. As well, if you are a gift aid donor, please ensure you are paying enough tax for the new tax year to cover your gift aid donation. If you have any questions please see parish admin.

JOURNEY IN FAITH (RCIA): We will begin a series of sessions when we will prepare ourselves for the Easter
celebration. Our meetings become more prayerful as we reflect on the story of the Samaritan Woman, the Woman
at the Well. We consider how Jesus is the ‘Water of Life’. If you or someone you know would like to explore what
the importance of Jesus’ teaching found in the Scriptures means to our Catholic faith, or if you are interested in
becoming a Catholic, talk to Canon Tom or Jean Davies. Our Journey in Faith sessions take place in the Parish
Room under the presbytery at 7.30 p.m. on Thursday evenings.

ARISE: Retreat and healing service will take place at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Westbury on Trym on 22
nd March 6pm-8pm. All are welcome!

CAFOD MONEY BOXES: These are a great idea to save a little each day or week through Lent. You will be
amazed how small sacrifices mount up. Please take one from the back of church. Bring them back (full?) on
Maundy Thursday when they will be part of our offering to those in need.

CAFOD STALL:
There will be no stall this Saturday as the Hall will be used for the St Patrick's meal. The stall will
be open as usual after the Sunday morning Mass selling various gifts appropriate to the season. Plants (a symbol of
new life) and Easter Eggs with the real Easter story. The eggs are selling out fast so hurry to get yours.

CAFOD UPDATE: We hope you remembered to make Friday March 15th a CAFOD Fast Day. Please put the
envelopes containing what you saved in the second collection this weekend. Don't forget to fill in the details on the
envelope if you are a tax payer so that CAFOD can claim back the tax you have already paid. If you have forgotten
your envelope we have a few spares at the back of church. Many thanks for your generosity and please pray for
CAFOD and all those in need.

BUSY BAGS: The Busy Bags for the under-fives have been restocked to include new items for Lent. It is good to
see them being well used! We are most grateful to Angela and Freddie for putting them out and tidying them away
after Mass. If anyone is able to knit or sew baby-safe Biblical characters or animals, please speak to Julie, or parish
admin.

MOTHER’S PRAYERS:
During Lent, the Mothers prayer group undertakes a special Stations of the Cross called
"Woman's way of the cross". It contains a beautiful collection of prayers and is a great way to focus ourselves on
Jesus final journey during Lent. Please come and join us on Monday Mornings during Lent (term-time) at 8:45am in
Corpus Christi Church - we hope to see you there!

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Will take place in the Church nearly every Friday in Lent (including Good Friday but
not 29 th March).

LENTEN DEANERY RECONCILIATION SERVICE:
Will be on Friday 29th March at 7pm at Corpus Christi.

THE ROSARY:
Will be recited in the Church on Saturdays at 9.30 am. On the 1st Saturday of the month ‘The Five
First Saturday Devotion’ to Our Lady of Fatima is observed.4

THE PRAYER GROUP:
Meets on Thursday evenings at 7.30pm in the Newman Room, Parish Hall. The format-
Charismatic praise & worship- contemplation/sharing ending with healing/intercession prayers including the prayer
requests of parishioners. Please join us!

CHILDREN’S STATIONS OF THE CROSS:
Will take place on Good Friday, 19th April. We need children who would like to take part in this. A sign-up sheet is in the back of the church if you are interested. The first practice will take place after the Sunday 17th March (this weekend). Any questions, please see Parish Admin.

YEAR OF PRAYER:
Anyone who has climbed any sort of mountain knows the joy which can come when
encountering the view at the top. The same is true for the disciples when they see Jesus transfigured. This
experience gives them an insight into the very nature of Christ’s divinity. They want to hold onto it, but Jesus knows
the path he is about to take. Conscious of this, Jesus allows the disciples an experience which will remind them of
the goodness of God when faced with utter desolation. This moment of grace is what St. Ignatius calls,
‘consolation’. The disciples will need to remember this experience when they see Jesus not transfigured on the
mountain but decimated on the Cross. As we pray this week, let us reflect upon and remember the moments of
dying grace we have experienced in life and give thanks for their capacity to see us through the difficult times.

MORNING RECOLLECTION FOR MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION:
on Saturday 30th March beginning with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at 10.30am. Coffee/Tea in the Hall at 11.15 followed by a talk and practical training.

SCRIPTURE GROUP:
Will be meeting next on 19th March at 2pm in the Presbytery. We will look at Luke 13: 1-9.
All are welcome!

SECOND COLLECTION: This week (16th/17th March) for CAFOD Lent Fast Day Collection. Please give
generously!

FINANCE: Offertory collection last week was £555.86 of which £149.00 was Gift Aided. Thank you for your
generosity!

10th March 2019 FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT (YEAR C)

This Weekend 10.00 am(Sat) Mass . Saturday after Ash Wednesday Commemoration of St. Frances of Rome, Religious Veronica Long R.I.P.
6.30 pm (Sat) First Mass of Sunday Patrick Morrissey R.I.P.
10.30 am (Sun) Mass First Sunday of Lent People of the Parish
Monday 9.30 am Mass Weekday in Lent Elena Thompson R.I.P.
Tuesday 7.00 pm Mass Weekday in Lent Peggy Wilcox R.I.P.
Wednesday 10.00 am Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion .Weekday in Lent
Thursday 10.00 am Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion Weekday in Lent
Friday 10.00 am
Weekday in Lent Funeral Mass of Bridie Simms
10.30- 12 noon Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament- with simple Benediction at 11.50 am
7.00 pm Stations of the Cross  
Saturday 10.00 am Mass Weekday in Lent People of the Parish
6.30 pm Mass Anne Chesters R.I.P.
Sunday 10.30 am Mass Second Sunday in Lent Elizabeth McEntee R.I.P.

Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 10.30-11.00am or 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:
There are some changes to the days Mass will be said this week. Please see the schedule above for details. As well the Church will be closed Tuesday until the evening Mass due to works being undertaken. Thank you for your understanding.

CHURCH CRAWL VISIT:
On Saturday 23rd March at 2pm. We will welcome other Christians visiting our Church and others in the area.

JOURNEY IN FAITH (RCIA):
Our ‘Journey in Faith’ (RCIA) group meets as usual on Thursday at 7.30 p.m. in the Parish Room under the presbytery. This week we will consider Jesus’ power to transform as we reflect on the Transfiguration. We will also look at the importance of the Sacrament of Reconciliation and its transforming power. If you or someone you know would like to explore what the importance of Jesus’ teaching found in the Scriptures means to our Catholic faith, or if you are interested in becoming a Catholic, why not come along.

MISSIO:
Please would Parish Promotors collect the spring Mission Today magazines for distribution to their red box holders.

CAFOD STALL:
The stall will be open through Lent selling various gifts appropriate to the season. Plants (a symbol of new life) and Easter Eggs with the real Easter story. Reserve your egg by putting your name on the form at the back of church (we sold out last year!).

CAFOD UPDATE:
We are asked to make Friday March 15th a CAFOD Fast Day. The idea is that we either eat less or have a simple meal and donate what we save to CAFOD. Don't forget to fill in the details on the envelope if you are a tax payer so that CAFOD can claim back the tax you have already paid. Please help our starving brothers and sisters and remember them and CAFOD in your prayers

RIP:
Bridie Simms. Bridie’s body will be brought into the church on Thursday 14th March at 4.30pm. Her Requiem Mass will be on Friday 15th March at 10am. Please pray for her family at this time.

ST PATRICK’S WINE TASTING EVENING:
Takes place on Saturday 16th March at 7.30pm in the Parish Hall. 68 tickets have now sold. Tickets will be on sale until Sunday 10th March. If you’ve bought a ticket and are a vegetarian please inform Parish Admin or Canon Tom. Tickets: £10- 6 wines + meal- £5 to parish funds.

BISHOP DECLAN:
is to celebrate Liturgies of Reconciliation during the Season of Lent at five venues across the diocese. He is once again inviting our diocesan community to gather with him in celebration of God's merciful love as part of our Lenten journey and this Year of Prayer. There will be priests available at each venue to celebrate Sacramental Reconciliation.

RECONCILIATION LITURGIES -
each Liturgy will start at 7pm
Wednesday 13 March - St Bernadette, Whitchurch
Thursday 21 March - St Osmund, Salisbury
Thursday 28 March - St Gregory, Cheltenham
Thursday 4 April - Holy Family, Swindon
Thursday 11 April - St George, Taunton

PASSOVER MEAL:
Will take place Friday 12th April. Tickets will go on sale shortly. All proceeds will benefit our Parish, so please support this wonderful event.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS:
Will take place in the Church every Friday in Lent (including Good Friday).

LENTEN DEANERY RECONCILIATION SERVICE:
Will be on Friday 29th March at 7pm at Corpus Christi.

THE ROSARY:
Will be recited in the Church on Saturdays at 9.30 am. On the 1st Saturday of the month ‘The Five First Saturday Devotion’ to Our Lady of Fatima is observed.4

THE PRAYER GROUP:
Meets on Thursday evenings at 7.30pm in the Newman Room, Parish Hall. The format- Charismatic praise & worship- contemplation/sharing ending with healing/intercession prayers including the prayer requests of parishioners. Please join us!

CHILDREN’S STATIONS OF THE CROSS:
Will take place on Good Friday, 19th April. We need children who would like to take part in this, a sign up sheet is in the back of the church if you are interested. Practices will start shortly. Any questions, please see Parish Admin.

YEAR OF PRAYER:
Jesus was brought out of the ordinary into a place where he was tempted off course. Three temptations…to comfort, power, wealth. Three ways that can take us over. Money, power and comfort can lead us astray. Wanting wealth, is understandable, we believe it will bring us security. Being powerful can help us to feel in control and the deep desire for comfort will surely release us from any fear. Jesus, however, in the face of such challenges, draws upon scripture. He knows his scripture well and it gives him the confidence to turn away from the temptations in front of him. Perhaps this Lent we can give a bit of extra time to reflecting on the daily readings, absorb them and allow them to guide us to be closer to God and strengthened in faith.

MORNING RECOLLECTION FOR MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION:
On Saturday 30th March beginning with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at 10.30am. Coffee/Tea in the Hall at 11.15 followed by a talk and practical training.

SCRIPTURE GROUP:
Will be meeting next on 19th March at 2pm in the Presbytery. We will look at Luke 13: 1-9. All are welcome!

SECOND COLLECTION:
Next week (16th/17th March) for CAFOD Lent Fast Day Collection. Please give generously!

FINANCE:
Offertory collection last week was £661.74 of which £205.33 was Gift Aided. January Standing Orders £2,212.25 Dec Gift Aid Refund £450.56. Thank you for your generosity!

3rd March 2019 EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR C)

This Weekend 10.00 am Weekday in Ordinary Time Our Lady on Saturday Mass Elena Thompson R.I.P.
6.30 pm (Sat) First Mass of Sunday Alice & Thomas Kehoe R.I.P.
10.30 am (Sun) Mass eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time People of the Parish
Monday 9.30 am Mass Weekday in Ordinary Time Memorial of St. Casimir Ilidijus Homes (Ints.)
Tuesday 11.30am Mass Weekday in Ordinary Time Funeral Mass of Frank Turner  
Wednesday 10.00 am Mass Weekday in Ordinary Time ASH WEDNESDAY Day of Fast and Abstinence Patrick Morrissey R.I.P.
7.00 pm Mass People of Parish
Thursday 10.00 am Mass Thursday after Ash Wednesday Commemoration of Sts. Perpetua and Felicity, Martyrs Lawrence Jordan
Friday 10.00am Mass Friday after Ash Wednesday Commemoration of St. John of God, Religious Jim Limna R.I.P.
10.30-12nn Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament with simple Benediction at 11.50 am
Saturday 10.00 am Mass, Saturday after Ash Wednesday Commemoration of St. Frances of Rome, Religious Veronica Long R.I.P
6.30 pm Mass First Sunday of Lent Patrick Morrissey R.I.P.
Sunday 10.30 am Mass eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time People of the Parish
Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 10.30-11.00am or 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.

JOURNEY IN FAITH (RCIA):
We will be exploring the season of Lent at our meeting this week as we hear of Christ’s struggle in the desert and consider what temptation means. If you or someone you know would like to explore what the importance of Jesus’ teaching found in the Scriptures means to our Catholic faith, or if you are interested in becoming a Catholic, why not come along. Our Journey in Faith sessions take place in the Parish Room under the presbytery at 7.30 p.m. on Thursday evening.

MISSIO:
Please would Parish Promotors collect the spring Mission Today magazines for distribution to their red box holders.

BAPTISM:
If you are considering Baptism for your child, please ensure that you pick up, complete and return an application form giving, where possible, six weeks notice. Note that baptism is not appropriate during Lent which runs from Ash Wednesday (6th March) until Holy Saturday (20th April) this year.

CAFOD UPDATE:
Lent Fast Day is Friday 15th March. We are linked with a hands on project in the Magdalena Medio region of Colombia (see details in the newsrack at the back of church). I had some proceeds left from our CAFOD Stall in Advent so I have just sent off a cheque for £125 as our first contribution to this new project. Our CAFOD Stall will re-open again in Lent selling amongst other things Real Easter Eggs with the REAL Easter story. Sign up at the back of church to make sure you get yours! We sold out last year!

RIP:
Frank Turner His Requiem Mass will be on Shrove Tuesday 5th March at 11.30 am at Corpus Christi. Please pray for his family at this time.

RIP:
Bridie Simms. Bridie’s body will be brought into the church on Thursday 14th March at 4.30pm. Her Requiem Mass will be on Friday 15th March at 10am. Please pray for her family at this time.

ST PATRICK’S WINE TASTING EVENING:
Takes place on Saturday 16th March at 7.30pm in the Parish Hall. 52 tickets have now sold. Tickets will be on sale until Sunday 10th March. If you’ve bought a ticket and are a vegetarian please inform Parish Admin or Canon Tom. Tickets: £10- 6 wines + meal- £5 to parish funds.

BISHOP DECLAN:
is to celebrate Liturgies of Reconciliation during the Season of Lent at five venues across the diocese. He is once again inviting our diocesan community to gather with him in celebration of God's merciful love as part of our Lenten journey and this Year of Prayer. There will be priests available at each venue to celebrate Sacramental Reconciliation. RECONCILIATION LITURGIES - each Liturgy will start at 7pm
Wednesday 13 March - St Bernadette, Whitchurch
Thursday 21 March - St Osmund, Salisbury
Thursday 28 March - St Gregory, Cheltenham
Thursday 4 April - Holy Family, Swindon
Thursday 11 April - St George, Taunton

PASSOVER MEAL:
Will take place Friday 12th April. Tickets will go on sale shortly. All proceeds will benefit our Parish, so please support this wonderful event.

LENTEN DEANERY RECONCILIATION SERVICE:
Will be on Friday 29th March at 7pm at Corpus Christi.

NATIONAL NOVENA TO ST. JOSEPH:
Will take place from 10-18th March 2019 at St. Joseph’s Church in Maidenhead and at Herbery House, Freshfield, Liverpool. Each year the Mill Hill Missionaries prepare for the Feast of St. Joseph, their patron, with a special Novena of Masses and prayers to ask for God’s blessing on their Society and the missionary outreach of the Church, as well as for the intentions of all those who support their work. You are invited to send in your petitions and/or to request a Novena booklet to enable you to join in from home by praying the daily Novena prayer. Please write to Fr. Brian Oswald MHM, St. Joseph’s Missionary Society, 58 Cookham Rd, Maidenhead, SL6 7HT or email novenamhm@gmail.com.

CHILDREN’S STATIONS OF THE CROSS:
Will take place on Good Friday, 19th April. We need children who would like to take part in this, a sign up sheet is in the back of the church if you are interested. Practices will start shortly. Any questions, please see Parish Admin.8
YEAR OF PRAYER: An unfortunate trait of the human condition is our capacity to quickly make judgements about others. Seeing the faults of others seems to be much easier than seeing the faults within ourselves. My desire for status can lead me to diminish others, to want to correct them or highlight another person’s flaws. Jesus doesn’t deny that people have failings, but he invites me to look to my own blind spots first. This week, each of us is being invited to acknowledge our own weakness first and then see others with greater compassion and love.

THE KNIGHTS OF SAINT COLUMBA:
The Knights thank you all for your warm welcome shown to us last weekend. If you require any more information regarding the Knights please contact Bro. Richard at membership@ksc-portsmouth.org

MORNING RECOLLECTION FOR MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION:
on Saturday 30th March beginning with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at 10.30am. Coffee/Tea in the Hall at 11.15 followed by a talk and practical training.

FASTING AND ABSTINENCE GUIDELINES FOR ASH WEDNESDAY:
Fasting is observed by all aged18 and older who have not yet celebrated their 59th birthday. On a fast day one full meal is allowed. Two other small meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken, but together these should not equal a full meal. Abstinence is observed by all aged 14 or older. On days of abstinence, no meat is allowed. Ash Wednesday is not a Holy Day of Obligation.

SCRIPTURE GROUP:
Will be meeting this Wednesday at 2pm in the Presbytery. This week we will look at Luke 4:1-13. All are welcome!

FINANCE:
Offertory collection last week was £ 638.48 (Gift Aid £290.00). January Gift Aid Rebate £2034.25. Thank you for your generosity!

24th February 2019 SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR C)

This Weekend 10.00 am Mass Memorial of St. Polycarp, Bishop and Martyr People of the Parish
6.30 pm (Sat) First Mass of Sunday Private Ints.
10.30 am (Sun) Mass Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Diane & Malcolm Venn (Wedding Anniversary)
Monday 9.30 am Mass Weekday in Ordinary Time Annamma Varghese R.I.P.
Tuesday 7.00 pm Mass Weekday in Ordinary Time Moira Anderson R.I.P.
Wednesday 10.00 am Mass Weekday in Ordinary Time Aileen & Norman Bishop R.I.P.
Thursday 10.00 am Weekday in Ordinary Time, John Varghese R.I.P.
Friday 10.00am Mass – Feast of St. David, Bishop, Patron of Wales Deceased of Limna Family
10.30-12nn Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament with simple Benediction at 11.50 am
Saturday 10.00 am Mass, Weekday in Ordinary Time Our Lady on Saturday Elena Thompson R.I.P.
6.30 pm Mass Alice & Thomas Kehoe R.I.P.
Sunday 10.30 am Mass eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time People of the Parish
Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 10.30-11.00am or 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.

JOURNEY IN FAITH (RCIA):
Journey in Faith (RCIA): we meet on Thursday evening at 7.30 p.m. in the Parish meeting room under the presbytery. We will reflect on the Gospel from next Sunday where Jesus calls us to look to our own sinfulness before condemning others for their wrong-doing. We will look ahead to Ash Wednesday and consider how we can use the Season of Lent to prepare ourselves to be truly ready for Christ’s gift of himself for us, on the Cross, on Good Friday. If you know anyone who might be interested in finding out about the Catholic faith please invite them to come along where they will find a warm welcome.

CONFIRMATION 2019
Application forms for Confirmation Preparation are at the back of the church and should be handed into the Parish Office by February 28th.

BAPTISM:
If you are considering Baptism for your child, please ensure that you pick up, complete and return an application form giving, where possible, six weeks notice. Note that baptism is not appropriate during Lent which runs from Ash Wednesday (6th March) until Holy Saturday (20th April) this year.

CAFOD UPDATE:
Lent Fast Day is Friday 15th March. We are linked with a Hands on project in the Magdalena Medio region of Colombia (see details in the newsrack at the back of church). I had some proceeds left from our CAFOD Stall in Advent so I have just sent off a cheque for £125 as our first contribution to this new project. Our CAFOD Stall will re-open again in Lent selling amongst other things Real Easter Eggs with the REAL Easter story. Sign up at the back of church to make sure you get yours! We sold out last year!

RIP:
Frank Turner died on Tuesday 12 February in Weston Hospital. He was 91 and lived in Sandford. His Requiem Mass will be on Shrove Tuesday 5th March at 11.30 am at Corpus Christi. Please pray for his family at this time.

RIP: Bridie Simms died in the BRI on Thursday 14th February. Please pray for her family at this time. May Bridie see the light of heaven. Amen.

ST PATRICK’S WINE TASTING EVENING:
Takes place on Saturday 16th March at 7.30pm in the Parish Hall. A meal will be provided and a taste of 6 different wines. Music of Voces 8 and traditional Celtic musicians. Entrance by ticket only, cost £10 per person. It is hoped that £5 of this will be raised for Parish funds. We spent £16,000 more than we received last year- please support this event. Tickets on sale after weekend Masses or see Parish Admin.

PASSOVER MEAL:
Will take place Friday 12th April. Tickets will go on sale shortly. All proceeds will benefit our Parish, so please support this wonderful event.

WOLRD DAY OF PRAYER:
World Day of Prayer is an international, inter-church organisation celebrated in over 120 countries. On 1st March at 2.30 pm, we will gather at Corpus Christi to celebrate the service prepared by the women of Slovenia. Please visit www.wwdp.org.uk for further information or speak to Parish Admin. We still need volunteers to help set up/clean up. Please let Parish Admin know if you can help.

YEAR OF PRAYER:
Compassion is the quality of discipleship; compassion alongside mercy, gentleness and forgiveness. Jesus is calling us to go beyond the safety and the security of loving those who simply love us. He calls his disciples to be reflections and echoes of divine love and compassion, forgiveness and healing. When we know ourselves blessed (as we reflected in last Sunday’s readings) then we are called to be a blessing for others. If we come to know the tremendous love of God in our own lives, if we know ourselves to be forgiven and healed, then we are called, not to keep that to ourselves but to bring it to others. ‘Be compassionate as your Father is compassionate’. Disciples are those who know themselves loved and allow the compassion of God to touch the lives of others... through them.

THE KNIGHTS OF SAINT COLUMBA:
Will be here after Mass this Saturday the 23rd and Sunday the 24th February to ask the men among you to join our Order.

THANK YOU:
To everyone for the wonderful response to my appeal for Rosary Beads. This is an ongoing appeal, so please place any more beads/medals/small crucifixes, in the box at the back of Church, or hand them to me, Marie Reynolds.

SCRIPTURE GROUP:
Will be meeting this Tuesday at 2pm in the Presbytery. This week we will look at Luke 6:39-45. All are welcome!

THE CATHOLIC EDUCATION SERVICE (CES):
Is seeking to appoint a South West Hub Development Officer. The CES is the agency which represents and promotes the national education policy of the Bishops in relation to the 2,300 Catholic schools, colleges and university colleges which the Church is responsible for across England and Wales. For more information please see the full job advert and job description on the CES website – http://www.catholiceducation.org.uk/. Closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 11 March 2019.

FEAST OF ST. DAVID:
Takes place 1st March. St. David is the Patron Saint of Wales. David's fame as a teacher and his asceticism spread among Celtic Christians, and he helped found about 12 monasteries. His foundation at Glyn Rhosyn became an important Christian shrine, and the most important centre in Wales. The date of Saint David's death is believed to be 1 March 589. His final words to the community of monks were: "Brothers be ye constant. The yoke which with single mind ye have taken, bear ye to the end; and whatsoever ye have seen with me and heard, keep and fulfil."

PLEASE PRAY:
For the Bishops attending the summit called by Pope Francis to address the protection of minors within the Catholic Church.

FINANCE:
Offertory collection last week was £602.31 (Gift Aid £178). Racial Justice £177.24. Sisters of Peter Claver £687.63. Thank you for your generosity