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. 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


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15th October 2017 Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Cycle A

This Weekend 6:30 pm (Sat) First Mass of Sunday Molly Searle (ints)
10.30 am (Sun) Mass People of the Parish
Monday 10am Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion Dedication of Parish Churches
Tuesday 10am Mass - St Ignatius of Antioch Bishop & Martyr Philip Kiernan R.I.P.
Wednesday 7pm Feast of St Luke, Evangelist Confirmation Mass
Thursday 10 am Mass Paul Evans (Ints)
Friday 10 am Mass Rob Mackay R.I.P. (Anniv)
10.30-12 nn Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Saturday 10 am Mass Private (Ints)
6.30 pm Mass Helen White R.I.P. (Anniv)
Sunday

10.30 am

Mass People of the Parish
Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 10.30-11.00am & 4.30-5.00pm – 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 10.30am Sunday Mass.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK
of our Parish and our loved ones elsewhere, especially George Hancock, Cliff Todd, Pat Wilson. Bob Keyes, Olive Barnard, Larry Gerlach, Bridie Simms, Patrick Morrissey and Geoff Surtees. Please also pray for those who care for them.

CHANGES TO MASS AND CONFESSIONS SCHEDULE:
Starting in November, Tuesday Mass will normally be celebrated at 7 pm and no longer in the morning. This is because Fr Kevin will be at St Bede’s on Tuesday morning and so people who work in the day get a chance to attend a weekday Mass.
Also starting in November, afternoon Confessions will normally be from 5:30-6:00 pm (no longer 4:30-5:00 pm).
Please always check the bulletin each week as sometimes Mass times do change for one reason or another.

MASS INTENTIONS:
It is a very special and important tradition in the church to offer Mass for our loved ones, living or dead, for the sick, for Special Intentions and celebrations e.g wedding anniversary. There are always opportunities at Corpus Christi to have Masses offered. The names for whom Masses are being offered appear in our newsletter. This will enable you to see on which day the Mass you requested is being offered. If the Mass is being offered for someone who has died the deceased’s name will followed in the bulletin by (RIP) or (Anniv) whichever is applicable. If the Mass is for someone who is ill or someone who you just want God blessings on it will be followed in the bulletin by (Intentions) or (Ints.) Masses can have a particular intention such as for a Wedding Anniversary or general, for example, for Peace or The Holy Souls. If your intention is private the newsletter will say special or private intention. If you want Mass offered on a specific date, it’s advisable to give notice early to ensure that the date you require is available.
There is a selection of Sympathy and Intentions Mass cards available from the repository. It is traditional to make an offering when requesting a Mass. But, we would point out that there is no charge. Please see Jo Gair if you would like a Mass intention offered or email wsm.corpuschristi@parish.cliftondiocese.com. When requesting a Mass please make sure that we have a contact telephone number for you.
When it is Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion and no Mass no particular intentions can be offered on that day. But of course, you can request that your loved ones and intentions are included in the prayers. Please see Fr. Kevin or Jo if you need further information.

LA RETRAITE SISTERS:
The La Retraite Sisters thank you ALL for your loving presence in our lives and the wonderful celebration held last Tuesday.

FR KEVIN’S INDUCTION:
Father Kevin will be inducted as Parish Priest on 15 November at 7pm. Afterwards there will be food and drink served in the school hall, please bring along a plate of food to share. All are welcome!

100 CLUB:
This month’s 100 club draw will be on Sunday 22nd October-Tickets are now on sale after various Masses. Please call Lynne Parsonage on 07720625713 for more information.

OFFERTORY ENVELOPES:
New boxes of offertory envelopes are available at the back of the church. They are for use from 5th November until April 2018. If you are interested in having a box of envelopes, or would like to set up a standing order, please see the parish gift aid secretary Joseph Burke or email the presbytery wsm.corpuschristi@parish.cliftondiocese.com

CONFIRMATION MASS:
Bishop Declan will be joining us at Corpus Christi on Wednesday 18th October to celebrate the Confirmation Mass for this year’s 23 candidates. The Mass will start at 7.00pm and will be followed by a supper in the school hall immediately after.

JOURNEY IN FAITH (RCIA):
As the autumn takes hold and the thought of winter looms over the horizon, we are reminded of change. In our lives as a whole we are aware of much change and growth and if we look at the part faith plays in all this, we realise that it is our living, growing relationship with God that is active in bringing about that change. If you know someone that might be curious about the Church why not invite them to come to the Parish Room under the presbytery on Thursday evenings at 7:30pm where they will be sure of a warm welcome as we explore the importance of journeying in faith together and listening to Christ in the Gospel. This week we will hear how Jesus teaches us to pray, what we mean by prayer and Scripture which is the inspired work of God.
For further information please see Fr. Kevin, one of the Deacons or Jean Davies

SOUP KITCHEN 2017:
The soup kitchen starts again on Monday 30th October at 7.30pm for the homeless. Tins of soup and packets of biscuits would be much appreciated and can be left in the box in the Church porch. Helpers please collect rotas at the back of the Church.

YOUTH CLUB:
Monday evenings during term time! Come join us at 6.30pm and have some fun!

CAFOD:
Do you wonder where CAFOD receives its funding from? How much is raised by CAFOD Lent and Harvest Fast Days? Where is the money spent? – which countries/what projects? If you’ve ever asked yourself any of these questions come along to the CAFOD Clifton Roadshow Saturday November 18th - Holy Family Church Patchway BS34 5DY; 14:00. In addition listen to guest speaker Nikki Evans and the update from Harvest Fast day 2016 Altiplano Bolivia. Enjoy Food and Drink and take part in a unique CAFOD social following the presentations. To book, contact Liz Baldwin at the CAFOD Clifton volunteer centre at Clifton@cafod.org.uk or call 0117 942 8328.

DIOCESAN BRIEFING ROUNDUP:
The October issue of the Diocesan briefing is available on the Diocesan Noticeboard in the church porch. It provides information on a wide variety of items including: Bishop Declan’s initiative ‘A Future Full of Hope’; The October 2018 Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land; and the new Diocesan Website, among others.

PROPOSED FEDERATION OF SCHOOL:
The proposal has been made by the Governing bodies of Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School, Weston super Mare and St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary school, Burnham on Sea to join together into a Federation. The consultation documents with regards to this matter can be found in church or on the school’s website. Please return any completed response forms to the school office by noon on Tuesday 17th October 2017.

CELEBRATING THE CENTENARY OF THE BIRTH OF A MODERN MARTYR!
ROMERO – HEARTBEAT OF EL SALVADOR – THE PLAY:
This year marks the100th anniversary of the birth of the martyred Archbishop of San Salvador, Bl Oscar Romero. ‘Rise Theatre’ is a professional Christian Theatre company who are coming to Bristol to present this play about a great modern martyr who courageously spoke truth to power and defended the poor of his land at the cost of his own life. The play will be performed at St. Nicholas of Tolentino Church (Lawford’s Gate, Bristol BS5 0RE) on Thursday 19th October at 7.30pm. It is suitable for children aged11+. Tickets are £10 (Family Tickets £25). We at ST Nick’s look forward to welcoming very many friends to this important and powerful portrayal of an inspiring story of faith and courage. For tickets please contact locally Margaret Ulloa (07533880523), or go online www.ticketsource.co.uk/risetheatre. All proceeds (after expenses) will be shared between CAFOD and Borderlands Charities. Free parking in Church car park accessed on Pennywell Road.

STARTING SCHOOL:
Parents of children born between 1st September 2013 and 31 August 2014 must apply now for a place for September 2018 onwards. Application forms are available from North Somerset Council or you can apply in line. You must apply by 15th January 2018 for Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School. For Catholic children you must provide a copy of their baptism certificate. Please ensure you do not miss the closing date.

FINANCE:
Last weekend’s offertory collection was: £653.16 (10% to the Parish Tithe Fund) of which £326.00 was Gift-Aided.
The second collection in aid of CAFOD Harvest Fast Day raised £753.45. Thank you.

8th October 2017    27th Sunday in Ordinary Time    Cycle A

This Weekend 6:30pm (Sat) First Mass of Sunday Ann Oakes R.I.P.
10.30am (Sun) Mass Sibele Aparecida Borges R.I.P.
Monday 10am Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion,
Tuesday 7pm Thanksgiving Mass La Retraite Sisters
Wednesday 10am Mass Philomena MacElwee R.I.P
Thursday 10am Mass Pamela McGrath R.I.P
Friday 10am Mass Matthew Burns (INTS)
10.30-12 noon Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Saturday 10am Mass Mr & Mrs Willis R.I.P
6.30pm Mass Moly Searle (INTS)
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 George Hancock, Cliff Todd, Pat Wilson. Bob Keyes, Olive Barnard, Larry Gerlach, Bridie Simms, Patrick Morrissey and Geoff Surtees. Please also pray for those who care for them.

CHANGES TO MASS AND CONFESSIONS SCHEDULE: Starting in November, Tuesday Mass will normally be celebrated at 7pm and no longer in the morning. This is because Fr Kevin will be at St Bede’s on Tuesday morning and so people who work in the day get a chance to attend a weekday Mass.
Also starting in November, afternoon Confessions will normally be from 5:30-6:00pm (no longer 4:30-5:00pm). Please always check the bulletin each week as sometimes Mass times do change for one reason or another.

MASS INTENTIONS: It is a very special and important tradition in the church to offer Mass for our loved ones, living or dead, for the sick, for Special Intentions and celebrations e.g wedding anniversary. There are always opportunities at Corpus Christi to have Masses offered. The names for for whom Masses are being offered appear in our newsletter. This will enable you to see on which day the Mass you requested is being offered. If the Mass is being offered for someone who has died the deceased’s name will followed in the bulletin by (RIP) or (Anniv) whichever is applicable. If the Mass is for someone who is ill or someone who you just want God blessings on it will be followed in the bulletin by (Intentions) or (Ints.) Masses can have a particular intention such as for a Wedding Anniversary or general, for example, for Peace or The Holy Souls. If your intention is private the newsletter will say special or private intention. If you want Mass offered on a specific date, it’s advisable to give notice early to ensure that the date you require is available.
There is a selection of Sympathy and Intentions Mass cards available from the repository. It is traditional to make an offering when requesting a Mass. But, we would point out that there is no charge. Please see Jo Gair if you would like a Mass intention offered or email wsm.corpuschristi@parish.cliftondiocese.com. When requesting a Mass please make sure that we have a contact telephone number for you.
When it is Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion and no Mass no particular intentions can be offered on that day. But of course, you can request that your loved ones and intentions are included in the prayers. Please see Fr. Kevin or Jo if you need further information.

FAREWELL MASS FOR THE LA RETRAITE SISTERS: The Farewell Mass for the Sisters is this Tuesday 10th October at 7pm and will be celebrated by Bishop Declan. This is our opportunity to give thanks for all that they and their community have done over so many years in Weston. The Mass will be followed by a reception in Corpus Christi School Hall. This will be a shared supper so please bring any food you have to the hall in plenty of time before the Mass.

100 CLUB:This month’s 100 club draw will be on Sunday 22nd October-Tickets are now on sale after various Masses. Please call Lynne Parsonage on 07720625713 for more information.

JOURNEY IN FAITH (RCIA): As the autumn takes hold and the thought of winter looms over the horizon, we are reminded of change. In our lives as a whole we are aware of much change and growth and if we look at the part faith plays in all this, we realise that it is our living, growing relationship with God that is active in bringing about that change.
If you know someone that might be curious about the Church why not invite them to come to the Parish Room under the presbytery on Thursday evenings at 7:30pm where they will be sure of a warm welcome as we explore the importance of journeying in faith together and listening to Christ in the Gospel. This week we will hear how Jesus teaches us to pray, what we mean by prayer and Scripture which is the inspired work of God. For further information please see Fr.Kevin, one of the Deacons or Jean Davies

SOUP KITCHEN 2017: The soup kitchen starts again on Monday 30th October at 7.30pm for the homeless. Tins of soup and packets of biscuits would be much appreciated and can be left in the box in the Church porch. Helpers please collect rotas at the back of the Church.

YOUTH CLUB: Monday evenings during term time! Come join us at 6.30pm and have some fun!

2018 CATHOLIC DIARY/2017 ADVENT CALENDAR: If you would like either of these please put your name and how many required on the list on the notice board in the porch before the end of September. Very limited numbers of each will be available unless you have pre-ordered. Thank you. Dianne and Tina (NB. these are not the diocesan diaries.)

CAFOD HARVEST FAST DAY: Many thanks for whatever you gave. Please put your envelopes in the second collection today and don’t forget to complete the Gift Aid part if you are a tax payer

HARVEST THANKSGIVING: This will be celebrated the weekend of 14-15 October so please bring in any produce to decorate our altar to make it a worthy celebration of God's bounty. The produce will be auctioned to raise funds for CAFOD after the Sunday Mass on the 15th. Please come along prepared to bid in a worthy cause.

PROPOSED FEDERATION OF SCHOOLS.The proposal has been made by the Governing bodies of Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School, Weston super Mare and St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary school, Burnham on Sea to Join together into a Federation. The consultation documents with regards to this matter can be found in church or on the school’s website. Please return any completed response forms to the school office by noon, Tuesday 17th October 2017.

A DAY WITH MARY: This is to be held at Buckfast Abbey on Saturday 14th October. For more information please see the poster in the porch.

CONFIRMATION REHEARSAL AND MASS: Bishop Declan will be joining us at Corpus Christi on Wednesday 18th October to celebrate the Confirmation Mass for this year’s 23 candidates. The Mass will start at 7.00pm and will be followed by a supper in the school hall immediately after. There will be a rehearsal for the candidates and their sponsors on Wednesday 11th October at 6.00pm.

CELEBRATING THE CENTENARY OF THE BIRTH OF A MODERN MARTYR! ROMERO – HEARTBEAT OF EL SALVADOR – THE PLAY: This year marks the100th anniversary of the birth of the martyred Archbishop of San Salvador, Bl Oscar Romero. ‘Rise Theatre’ is a professional Christian Theatre company who are coming to Bristol to present this play about a great modern martyr who courageously spoke truth to power and defended the poor of his land at the cost of his own life. The play will be performed at St. Nicholas of Tolentino Church (Lawford’s Gate, Bristol BS5 0RE) on Thursday 19th October at 7.30pm. It is suitable for children aged 11+. Tickets are £10 (Family Tickets £25). St. Nicholas church look forward to welcoming very many friends to this important and powerful portrayal of an inspiring story of faith and courage. For tickets please contact locally Margaret Ulloa (07533880523), or go online www.ticketsource.co.uk/risetheatre. All proceeds (after expenses) will be shared between CAFOD and Borderlands Charities. Free parking in Church car park accessed on Pennywell Road.

STARTING SCHOOL: Parents of children born between 1st September2013 and 31 August 2014 must apply now for a place for September 2018 onwards. Application forms are available from North Somerset Council or you can apply in line. You must apply by 15th January 2018 for Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School. For Catholic children you must provide a copy of their baptism certificate. Please ensure you do not miss the closing date.

FINANCE: Last weekend’s offertory collection was: £748.85 (10% to the Parish Tithe Fund) of which £173.52 was Gift-Aided. Last Month’s Standing Orders were £1,847.25 Thank you.

 

1st October 2017 Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Cycle A

This Weekend 6.30pm (Sat) First Mass of Sunday Gertrude & William Price R.I.P.
10.30am (Sun) Mass People of the Parish
Monday 10am Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion, Holy Guardian Angels
Tuesday 10am Mass Veronica Long R.I.P.
Wednesday 10am Mass, St. Francis of Assisi Bridie Simms (INTS)
Thursday 10am Mass Murray Family (INTS)
Friday 10am Mass Charles Tayler & Elena Thompson R.I.P.
10.30-12 noon Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Saturday 9.15am Mass – Our Lady of the Rosary Dehmer, Tayler, Kilby and Thompson families
6.30pm Mass Ann Oakes R.I.P.
Sunday 10.30am Mass People of the Parish

Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 10.30-11.00am & 4.30-5.00pm – 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 10.30am Sunday Mass.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK
of our Parish and our loved ones elsewhere, especially George Hancock, Cliff Todd, Pat Wilson. Bob Keyes, Olive Barnard, Larry Gerlach, Bridie Simms, Patrick Morrissey and Geoff Surtees. Please also pray for those who care for them.

SATURDAY 7TH OCTOBER:
Mass is at 9.15am. No morning confessions.

DAY OF REFLECTION:
Saturday 7th October 2017 led by Fr. Nicholas King SJ. Fr Nicholas is an international biblical scholar and also an experienced retreat leader. The theme of the day is “Drawing nearer to God, listening to God’s call: what can the Spiritual Exercise of St Ignatius of Loyola do for us?”  It will commence with Mass at 9.15am, followed by tea/coffee in the Parish Hall. The day formally starts at 10.30 and ends at 3pm. Please bring lunch; drinks will be provided. There will be a Bookstall where you can purchase books related to the theme of the day and spirituality generally. We are very fortunate have Fr Nick with us for this day. Do come, and refresh your heart, soul and mind.

100 CLUB:
Number 10 was this month’s winning number- we sold 53 tickets, congratulations to the lucky parishioner who won £132.50 and £132.50 was donated to the parish building fund. Tickets are now on sale after various masses for the October draw. Please call Lynne Parsonage on 07720625713 for more information.

YOUTH CLUB:
Don’t forget. Youth Club is back! We had a great week last week, join us at 6.30pm Monday. 16 + Welcome too.

2018 CATHOLIC DIARY/2017 ADVENT CALENDAR:
If you would like either of these please put your name and how many required on the list on the notice board in the porch before the end of September. Very limited numbers of each will be available unless you have pre-ordered. Thank you.   Dianne and Tina (NB. these are not the diocesan diaries.)

JOURNEY IN FAITH (RCIA):
Our programme continues in the Parish Room under the Presbytery on Thursday evenings at 7.30 p.m. If you are interested in knowing more about the Catholic faith or interested in becoming a Catholic do come along – you will find a warm welcome. We will consider what we mean by ‘faith’, how ‘grace’ is God’s help and how Jesus’ message is for all.
For further information please see Fr. Kevin, one of the Deacons or Jean Davies (629572).

CORPUS CHRISTI SCHOOL PLAYGROUND
We are very fortunate to be able to use the playground as a parking area for those attending Mass at the weekend. However it is only available to us at this time as a car park and we must remind parishioners that children are not permitted to use the area to play in and must never be left unsupervised, even if they are current or former pupils of the school. Thank you for your cooperation.

HARVEST FAST DAY.
This is Friday 6th October and we are all asked to eat less and share some of what we save with those less fortunate. CAFOD envelopes will be stapled to the Newsletter the weekend before and a second collection of these envelopes will be made the weekend 7th-8th October. Don’t forget to fill in the Gift Aid declaration if you are a taxpayer.

HARVEST THANKSGIVING:
This will be celebrated the weekend of 14-15 October so please bring in any produce to decorate our altar to make it a worthy celebration of God's bounty.  The produce will be auctioned to raise funds for CAFOD after the Sunday Mass on the 15th. Please come along prepared to bid in a worthy cause.

PROPOSED FEDERATION OF SCHOOLS.
The proposal has been made by the Governing bodies of Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School, Weston super Mare and St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary school, Burnham on Sea to Join together into a Federation. The consultation documents with regards to this matter can be found in church or on the school’s website. Please return any completed response forms to the school office by noon, Tuesday 17th October 2017.

A DAY WITH MARY:
This is to be held at Buckfast Abbey on Saturday 14th October. For more information please see the poster in the porch.

PARKING:
Please remember that the parking area in front of the flats is private parking for residents of the flats only, and should not be used by any parishioners attending Mass or for dropping off/collecting children from school.

FAREWELL FOR THE LA RETRAITE SISTERS:
The sisters will be leaving Weston in the autumn. Their farewell Mass and reception has been arranged for Tuesday 10th October at 7pm. Please put this date in your diaries.

CONFIRMATION REHEARSAL AND MASS:
Bishop Declan will be joining us at Corpus Christi on Wednesday 18th October to celebrate the Confirmation Mass for this year’s 23 candidates. The Mass will start at 7.00pm and will be followed by a supper in the school hall immediately after. There will be a rehearsal for the candidates and their sponsors on Wednesday 11th October at 6.00pm.

CELEBRATING THE CENTENARY OF THE BIRTH OF A MODERN MARTYR! ROMERO – HEARTBEAT OF EL SALVADOR – THE PLAY:
This year marks the100th anniversary of the birth of the martyred Archbishop of San Salvador, Bl Oscar Romero. ‘Rise Theatre’ is a professional Christian Theatre company who are coming to Bristol to present this play about a great modern martyr who courageously spoke truth to power and defended the poor of his land at the cost of his own life. The play will be performed at St. Nicholas of Tolentino Church (Lawford’s Gate, Bristol BS5 0RE) on Thursday 19th October at 7.30pm. It is suitable for children aged11+. Tickets are £10 (Family Tickets £25). We at ST Nick’s look forward to welcoming very many friends to this important and powerful portrail ofan inspiring story of faith and courage. For tickets please contact locally Margaret Ulloa (07533880523), or go online www.ticketsource.co.uk/risetheatre. All proceeds (after expenses) will be shared between CAFOD and Borderlands Charities. Free parking in Church car park accessed on Pennywell Road.

SOUP KITCHEN 2017:
The soup kitchen starts again on Monday 30th October at 7.30pm for the homeless. Tins of soup and packets of biscuits would be much appreciated and can be left in the box in the Church porch. Helpers please collect rotas at the back of the Church.

STARTING SCHOOL:
Parents of children born between 1st September2013 and 31 August 2014 must apply now for a place for September 2018 onwards.  Application forms are available from North Somerset Council or you can apply in line. You must apply by 15th January 2018 for Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School. For Catholic children you must provide a copy of their baptism certificate. Please ensure you do not miss the closing date.

FINANCE:
Last weekend’s offertory collection was: £610.61 (10% to the Parish Tithe Fund) of which £185.20 was Gift-Aided.  Thank you.

 

24th September 2017 Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Cycle A

This Weekend 6:30pm (Sat) First Mass of Sunday Marion & Duncan Kehoe R.I.P.
10.30am (Sun) Mass Peter Adavanal R.I.P.
Monday 10am Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion
Tuesday 10am Mass Paddy Hetherington R.I.P.
Wednesday 10am Mass, St. Vincent de Paul  
Thursday 10am Mass  
Friday 10am Mass, Feast of Sts. Michael, Gabriel & Raphael Archangels Edna & Owen Connelly R.I.P.
10.30-12 nn Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Saturday 10am Mass – St. Jerome, Priest. Gertrude & William Price R.I.P.
6.30pm Mass  
Sunday 10.30am Mass People of the Parish

Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 10.30-11.00am & 4.30-5.00pm – 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 10.30am Sunday Mass.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK
of our Parish and our loved ones elsewhere, especially George Hancock, Cliff Todd, Pat Wilson. Bob Keyes, Olive Barnard, Larry Gerlach, Bridie Simms, Patrick Morrissey and Geoff Surtees. Please also pray for those who care for them.

DAY OF REFLECTION:
Saturday 7th October 2017 led by Fr. Nicholas King SJ. Fr Nicholas is an international biblical scholar and also an experienced retreat leader. The theme of the day is “Drawing nearer to God, listening to God’s call: what can the Spiritual Exercise of St Ignatius of Loyola do for us?” It will commence with Mass at 9.15am, followed by tea/coffee in the Parish Hall. The day formally starts at 10.30 and ends at 3pm. Please bring lunch; drinks will be provided. There will be a Bookstall where you can purchase books related to the theme of the day and spirituality generally. We are very fortunate have Fr Nick with us for this day. Do come, and refresh your heart, soul and mind.

100 CLUB:
Last chance for the September Draw!
The September draw will take place in the hall after the 10.30 Mass. Don’t miss out on the chance to win. Please see Lynne Parsonage after Mass for your ticket!

YOUTH CLUB:
Don’t forget. Youth Club is back! We had a great week last week, join us at 6.30pm Monday. 16 + Welcome too.

TWITTER:
The Parish now has a Twitter account!
Corpus Christi, WSM @Wsmchristi

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST
Fr. Kevin would like to meet with all those Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist who bring Communion to the sick and housebound at 5pm on Friday 29th September in the presbytery. Fr. Kevin greatly appreciates the importance of this ministry in Corpus Christi. If you are unable to make this date please contact him.

2018 CATHOLIC DIARY/2017 ADVENT CALENDAR:
If you would like either of these please put your name and how many required on the list on the notice board in the porch before the end of September. Very limited numbers of each will be available unless you have pre-ordered. Thank you. Dianne and Tina (NB. these are not the diocesan diaries.)

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

JOB VACANCY:
Secretary/Administrator – Corpus Christi
This role is to provide Admin and Secretarial support to help ensure the smooth running of the Parish. This will be a permanent, part-time position for 16 hours per week. Good communication and computer skills are essential including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. A general administration background would be preferred although training will be given. The rate of pay is £9.50 p/h. Closing date is 25th September 2017. For more information and an application form contact Joseph Burke at the presbytery.

CORPUS CHRISTI SCHOOL PLAYGROUND
We are very fortunate to be able to use the playground as a parking area for those attending Mass at the weekend. However it is only available to us at this time as a car park and we must remind parishioners that children are not permitted to use the area to play in and must never be left unsupervised, even if they are current or former pupils of the school. Thank you for your cooperation.

HARVEST FAST DAY.
This is Friday 6th October and we are all asked to eat less and share some of what we save with those less fortunate. CAFOD envelopes will be stapled to the Newsletter the weekend before and a second collection of these envelopes will be made the weekend 7th-8th October. Don’t forget to fill in the Gift Aid declaration if you are a taxpayer.

HARVEST THANKSGIVING:
This will be celebrated the weekend of 14-15 October so please bring in any produce to decorate our altar to make it a worthy celebration of God's bounty. The produce will be auctioned to raise funds for CAFOD after the Sunday Mass on the 15th. Please come along prepared to bid in a worthy cause.

PROPOSED FEDERATION OF SCHOOLS.
The proposal has been made by the Governing bodies of Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School, Weston super Mare and St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary school, Burnham on Sea to Join together into a Federation. The consultation documents with regards to this matter can be found in church or on the school’s website. Please return any completed response forms to the school office by noon, Tuesday 17th October 2017.

A DAY WITH MARY:
This is to be held at Buckfast Abbey on Saturday 14th October. For more information please see the poster in the porch.

PARKING:
Please remember that the parking area in front of the flats is private parking for residents of the flats only, and should not be used by any parishioners attending Mass or for dropping off/collecting children from school.

FAREWELL FOR THE LA RETRAITE SISTERS:
The sisters will be leaving Weston in the autumn. Their farewell Mass and reception has been arranged for Tuesday 10th October at 7pm. Please put this date in your diaries.

STARTING SCHOOL:
Parents of children born between 1st September2013 and 31 August 2014 must apply now for a place for September 2018 onwards. Application forms are available from North Somerset Council or you can apply in line. You must apply by 15th January 2018 for Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School. For Catholic children you must provide a copy of their baptism certificate. Please ensure you do not miss the closing date.

FINANCE:
Last weekend’s offertory collection was: £689.49 (10% to the Parish Tithe Fund) of which £186.20 was Gift-Aided. The retiring collection last week in aid of Home Missions raised £282.02 Thank you.