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


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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First Holy Communion Programme 2019

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Parent’s sessions
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Children’s sessions
10.15 for 10.30 Sunday
Activities
Creation 12/09/18 16/09/18 Parent’s sign commitment on Enrolment Certificate.
A very special gift   14/10/18  
Baptism   18/11/18 Children are given a candle
God’s Word   16/12/18 Children receive examination of conscience.
Friendship   13/01/19  
Forgiveness   10/02/19 Children receive prayer. Act of Contrition
First Confessions Corpus Christi School   28/02/19 In Church 5.00pm
First Confessions Non Corpus Christi School   01/03/19 In Church 5.00pm
Peace   10/03/19  
Joy   07/04/19  
The Greatest Gift   12/05/19  
Retreat Day   11-4pm 18th May As per Schedule
Our Gift of God 05/06/19 09/06/19  
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.
Practise Non Corpus Christi Schools   28/06/19 In Church 5.15pm
Communion Mass Non Corpus Christi Schools   29/06/19 11.00am Children receive their certificates.


20th January 2019 SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR C)

This Weekend

10.00am(Sat) Mass Memorial of St. Wulstan Ann Enrights Ints.
6.30 pm (Sat) First Mass of Sunday People of the Parish
10.30 am (Sun) Mass Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Joyce Wood (Ints.)
Monday
11.00 am Funeral Mass of John Wood. Memorial of St. Agnes, Virgin, Martyr  

Tuesday

10.00 am  Liturgy of the Word Weekday in Ordinary Time. Memorial of St. Vincent, Deacon, Martyr
Wednesday
10.00 am Liturgy of the Word Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday
10.00 am Liturgy of the Word Memorial of St. Francis de Sales, Bishop, Doctor of the Church

Friday

10.00 am Mass Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, Apostle Valerie Picken (Health Ints.)
10.30- 12 noon Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament- with simple Benediction at 11.50 am
Saturday 10.00 am Mass Memorial of Sts. Timothy and Titus, Bishop Christina Robinson
6.30 pm Mass Mass Ann Enrights (Ints.)
Sunday 10.30 am Mass Third Sunday I n Ordinary Time  
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: T
here are changes to the days Mass will be said this week, please see the schedule above for details. Apologies in advance for any inconvenience. .

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 and consider the meaning of mission and our mission as a Christian. 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.

100 CLUB:
As the club is no longer running, can you please ensure your standing orders are cancelled as soon as possible. If you have paid for January and want a refund, please contact Parish Admin.

RIP:
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Tony Helliker. Please remember his family and friends at this difficult time. His funeral will take place on Wednesday 30th January at Ebdon Road Crematorium, Weston Super Mare at 3.30 pm. ’May He Rest In Peace”.

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

OPAS SUPPORT ADMINISTRATOR:
The Diocese is currently rolling out a new online accounting system (OPAS) for all of its 107 parishes. Additional support is needed in the Finance team over the next twelve months to help train and support parishes with the new system, as well as general administrative support within the Finance team to allow other members of the team to work on this project. Full training on OPAS will be provided. The role is a full-time, fixed term contract for twelve months and is based within the Finance team which is part of the Curia (administrative office) of the Diocese. The role is based at Alexander House, Bristol but there may occasionally be a need to travel to parishes throughout the Diocese. The deadline for applications is Monday 28th January. For further information and to apply for this job, please visit https://cliftondiocese.com/diocese/working-for-us/.

ROSARY BEADS WANTED:
If anyone has any surplus Rosary Beads [even broken ones as these can be repaired] could you please leave them in the box provided at the back of church. These will be forwarded to Missions in the Far East and Africa, who have great difficulty in obtaining Rosary Beads, and would love to receive them.

PAX CHRISTI:
The work of Pax Christi is based on the gospel and inspired by faith. Our vision is of a world where people can live in peace, without fear of violence in all its forms. Rooted in Catholic Christianity, we work with all who share our values to abolish war and create communities of peace and justice. After the weekend Masses, a collection will take place for this worthy organisation.

WEDNESDAY COFFEE MORNINGS:
Regretfully these have to be ended due to falling numbers and two of our volunteers retiring (Grateful thanks to Aileen, Val and Angela). Thanks also to all who have supported it over the years and so helped raise money for SPUC.

EVER THOUGHT ABOUT PRIESTHOOD?:
Perhaps you have wondered whether you might be called to the priesthood. Whether you are a young man or an older man, this could be the case. Why not come along and start a conversation about this and find out a bit more- Sunday 17th February, 12.30-1.30pm in the Apostle Room at Clifton Cathedral.

YEAR OF PRAYER:
The epiphanies carry on... this time at Cana. Here is the first of Jesus’ signs. They reveal to us who Jesus is. What could be seen as a clear reminder of unworthiness and brokenness (water) is transformed into a symbol of rejoicing and presence (wine). Maybe there’s something of a new weddedness that it to take place between God and his people once again... in Jesus. Mary’s presence and, indeed, her ‘instructions’ to the servants give us food for our own prayer: do whatever he tells you. The Lord calls us close to him and as we open ourselves up to him, as we seek to encounter him through prayer, we seek to do his will. Prayer can be an abandonment to the will of God, a letting go so as to let God come flooding into our lives. And as we see from the wine at Cana, God always brings an abundance!

CYMFED FLAME:
Is the biggest Catholic Youth Event in the UK. It takes place on Saturday 2nd March 2019 at Wembley Arena. All young people of Secondary school age are invited to join Bishop Declan and thousands of young people from across the UK at the fantastic event. To buy your ticket visit www.cliftondiocese.com and click on the Flame logo. Download the booking forms and parental consent, send them in to us and we’ll confirm your place! Email: youth@cliftondiocese.com for more information.

SCRIPTURE GROUP:
Next meeting: Tuesday 29th January at 2pm in the Presbytery. We will be looking at Luke 4:21-30. All are welcome!

PRAYER SERVICE:
For Christian Unity, Sunday 27th January at Holy Trinity Church. All are welcome!

APPEAL:
There will be an appeal for The White Flower Appeal (SPUC) next weekend (26th/27th January). Please give generously!

FINANCE:
Offertory collection last week was £600.62 (Gift Aid £193.51). Thank you for your generosity!

13th January 2019 FEAST OF THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD (YEAR C)

This Weekend

10.00am(Sat) Mass Saturday After Epiphany Memorial of St Aelred of Rievaulx, Abbot Marion Kemp
6.30 pm (Sat) First Mass of Sunday Bob & Wyn Channing R.I.P.
10.30 am (Sun) Mass Feast of the Baptism of The Lord People of the Parish
Monday
9.30 am Mass Weekday in Ordinary Time   Tom Mahon R.I.P.

Tuesday

11.00 am Funeral Mass of Marguerite DuVerger Weekday in Ordinary Time
 Joe Coates (ill)
Wednesday
10.00 am Mass Weekday in Ordinary Time  
Thursday
10.00 am Mass Weekday in Ordinary Time Memorial of St. Anthony, Abbot Freda Mahon R.I.P.

Friday

10.00 am Funeral Mass of Jim Limna Weekday in Ordinary Time  
Saturday
10.00 am Mass Memorial of St. Wulstan Ann Enrights Ints.
6.30 pm Mass People of the Parish
Sunday 10.30 am Mass Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Joyce Wood (Ints.)
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 will be no Exposition of Blessed Sacrament this Friday 18th January.

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

100 CLUB:
As the club is no longer running, can you please ensure your standing orders are cancelled as soon as possible.

RESTING IN THE PEACE OF CHRIST;
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Marguerite DuVerger. Please remember her family and friends at this difficult time. Her funeral Mass will take place on Tuesday 15th January at Corpus Christi Church, Weston Super Mare at 11.00 am.’May She Rest In Peace”.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Jim Limna. Please remember his family and friends at this difficult time. His funeral Mass will take place on Friday 18th January at Corpus Christi Church, Weston Super Mare at 10.00 am. ’May He Rest In Peace”.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of John Wood. Please remember his family and friends at this difficult time. His funeral Mass will take place on Monday 21st January at Corpus Christi Church, Weston Super Mare at 11.00 am. ’May He Rest In Peace”.

PAUL CHISLETT:
To clarify last week's newsletter. Paul is very much alive and living in Lyndhurst, Severn Road. His wife Linda died some years ago and the intention of the Mass last Wednesday was for the repose of her soul and also in thanksgiving for their marriage; 22nd December would have been Paul and Linda's wedding anniversary.

PAX CHRISTI:
The work of Pax Christi is based on the gospel and inspired by faith. Our vision is of a world where people can live in peace, without fear of violence in all its forms. Rooted in Catholic Christianity, we work with all who share our values to abolish war and create communities of peace and justice. After the weekend Masses, a collection will take place for this worthy organisation.

WEDNESDAY COFFEE MORNINGS:
Regretfully these have to be ended due to falling numbers and two of our volunteers retiring (Grateful thanks to Aileen, Val and Angela). Thanks also to all who have supported it over the years and so helped raise money for SPUC.

EVER THOUGHT ABOUT PRIESTHOOD?:
Perhaps you have wondered whether you might be called to the priesthood. Whether you are a young man or an older man, this could be the case. Why not come along and start a conversation about this and find out a bit more- Sunday 17th February, 12.30-1.30pm in the Apostle Room at Clifton Cathedral.

JOURNEY IN FAITH (RCIA):
This week we will hear about the Baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist. We will learn about the Sacrament of Baptism and our call to be witnesses of Christ through our baptism. Journey in Faith evenings take place in the Parish Room under the presbytery on Thursday evenings at 7.30 p.m. If you are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith you are very welcome to come along.

YEAR OF PRAYER:
We hold onto the season of epiphanies for a little longer as we celebrate the Baptism of the Lord. For St Luke, we find Jesus at prayer as he receives the outpouring of God’s Spirit. This beautiful feast gives us a chance to reflect upon our own baptism, not so much as something that took place however many years ago, but something – an encounter – that we try to live out each and every day. Find a moment where you can be at prayer this weekend. Reflect upon God’s favour resting upon you. Ponder God’s Spirit at work within you and know yourself loved by the Father. Our baptism is a real encounter with God – Father, Son, and Spirit – but it reminds us that because of our baptism, because of the Spirit poured into us, we are called to be an encounter with God for others... that is our mission, yes! But it’s a mission simply because we know and experience the outpouring of the Father’s love in our lives. That’s something to be thankful for today.

PLEASE PRAY FOR:
Craig Sinclair, who will be ordained a priest for the Church of England at St. Paul’s, Walliscote Road on Saturday 19th January at 2pm.

CYMFED FLAME:
Is the biggest Catholic Youth Event in the UK. It takes place on Saturday 2nd March 2019 at Wembley Arena. All young people of Secondary school age are invited to join Bishop Declan and thousands of young people from across the UK at the fantastic event. To buy your ticket visit www.cliftondiocese.com and click on the Flame logo. Download the booking forms and parental consent, send them in to us and we’ll confirm your place! Email: youth@cliftondiocese.com for more information.

SCRIPTURE GROUP:
Meets on Wednesday 16th January at 2 pm in the Presbytery. We will look at Luke 1:1-4, and 4:4-21. All are welcome!

FINANCE:
Offertory collection last week was £474.89 (Gift Aid £147). Thank you for your generosity!

6th January 2019 SOLEMNITY OF THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD (YEAR C)

This Weekend

10.00am(Sat) Mass Weekday of Christmas Time Lily Steer (Well Being).
6.30 pm (Sat) First Mass of Sunday Barbara Stewart R.I.P.
10.30 am (Sun) Mass, Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord People of the Parish
Monday
9.30 am Mass. Monday After Epiphany Memorial of St Raymond of Penyafort, Priest   Eithne Casey R.I.P

Tuesday

7.00 pm MassTuesday After Epiphany
  Fr. Louis Kit (ill)
Wednesday
10.00 am Mass Wednesday After Epiphany Paul & Linda Chislett R.I.P.
Thursday
10.00 am Mass Thursday After Epiphany Holy Souls

Friday

10.30-12 nn Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament with simple Benediction at 11.50 am  
7.00pm Friday After Epiphany Induction Mass of Canon Tom
Saturday
10.00 am Mass Saturday After Epiphany Memorial of St Aelred of Rievaulx, Abbot Marion Kemp
6.30 pm Mass People of the Parish
Sunday 10.30 am Mass Feast of the Baptism of The Lord Bob & Wyn Channing 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.

CANON TOM’S INDUCTION:
as Parish Priest will take place on Friday 11th January at 7pm. Mgr. Bernard Massey VG will be the main celebrant. A reception will take place after the Mass in the school hall. Please bring food to share. Ministers and clergy of local churches have been invited. All are welcome!

PLEASE NOTE:
There will be no Exposition of Blessed Sacrament this Friday 11th January.

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

100 CLUB:
As the club is no longer running, can you please ensure your standing orders are cancelled as soon as possible.

RIP:
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Marguerite DuVerger. Please remember her family and friends at this difficult time. Her funeral Mass will take place on Tuesday 15th January at Corpus Christi Church, Weston Super Mare at 11.00 am.’May She Rest In Peace”.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Jim Limna. Please remember his family and friends at this difficult time. His funeral Mass will take place on Friday 18th January at Corpus Christi Church, Weston Super Mare at 10.00 am. ’May He Rest In Peace”.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of John Wood. Please remember his family and friends at this difficult time. His funeral Mass will take place on Monday 21st January at Corpus Christi Church, Weston Super Mare at 11.00 am. ’May He Rest In Peace”.

SPUC:
The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children is meeting on Monday 7 January at 7.15pm in the Parish Room at Our Lady of Lourdes Church – everyone is welcome to come along & support the pro-life cause.

WEDNESDAY COFFEE MORNINGS:
Regretfully these have to be ended due to falling numbers and two of our volunteers retiring (Grateful thanks to Aileen, Val and Angela). Thanks also to all who have supported it over the years and so helped raise money for SPUC.

WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER:
This is a Catholic Movement which aims to give married couples, or those in a committed long term situation an opportunity to enrich and refresh their relationship. A weekend is taking place in our diocese in the New Year. The venue will be the Campanile Hotel at Swindon on 1-3 February 2019. You can book your place on the website at http//wwme.org.uk/marriageenrichment/marriageencounter-weekends/. If you have any questions feel free to contact Anitra Rawlins at anitrarawlins@cliftondiocese.com. or talk locally to Chris and Jean Davies.

JOURNEY IN FAITH (RCIA):
Our next meeting will be on Thursday 10th January.

YEAR OF PRAYER:
‘On this Feast of the Epiphany we hear how King Herod summons the wise men to see him privately ‘and sent them on to Bethlehem.’ Herod points the wise men in the direction of Jesus but he does not go there himself. In celebrating the birth of the Lord we must be careful that our lives are not like that, pointing the way to Christ but not making the journey ourselves. In the Year of Prayer we are called to draw near to Jesus, to make the journey, as the wise men did, which leads us to kneel and adore the Christ child who has himself journeyed from his Father’s side to bring us salvation.

ST JOSEPH'S BABY AND TODDLER GROUP:
Reopens on Wednesday 9th January 2019.

REWARD:
For return of keys lost by parishioner on weekend before Christmas (22/23 December) between church and school playground. Please contact Canon Tom or Parish admin if you have found these keys.

GOOD COUNSEL NETWORK:
On Saturday 12th January, please pray and fast for the end of abortion and euthanasia in this Country. Your prayer and fasting is urgently needed, and it really does save lives. This is the day before the 22nd anniversary of the founding of the Good Counsel Network, for details of our live saving work see; www.GoodCounselNetwork.com

SCRIPTURE GROUP:
Will next meet on Tuesday 8th January at 2pm in the Presbytery. Theme: The Baptism of Jesus. All are welcome!

FINANCE:
Offertory collection last week was £684.65 (Gift aided £282.73) Standing Orders Nov £1,794.25
Thank you for your generosity