Corpus Christi Church
Newsletter
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


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

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20th August 2017 Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Cycle A

This Weekend 6:30pm (Sat) First Mass of Sunday Pat & John Turner R.I.P
10.30am (Sun) Mass People of the Parish
Monday 10am Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion, St Pius X, Pope
Tuesday 10am Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion, Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Wednesday 10am Requiem Mass Catherine Loretta Walters RIP
Thursday 7pm Mass, St Bartholomew, Apostle  
Friday 10.00am Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion
10.30-12 nn Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Saturday 10am Mass Donor’s (Ints).
6.30pm Mass Special (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 and Patrick Morrissey. Please also pray for those who care for them.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2018:
Application forms and dates for 2018 programme for pupils attending Corpus Christi School will be available from the School reception from Monday 10th July, and for pupils from other schools, forms can be collected from the Sacristy. All applications must be returned to the Presbytery by Monday 11th September at the latest. For further details please contact Alan Malone 01934 520975.

100 CLUB WINNER:
100 club draw - Due to holidays, this month's 100 club draw will be held on Saturday 2nd Sept after 6.30pm mass and just before the Cafod Harvest Supper. Tickets on sale after various Masses throughout the month or via Lynne on 07720 625713.

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 keep this important date free in your diaries.

CORPUS CHRISTI 16+ YOUTH GROUP:
There is to be a new addition to the Corpus Christi Youth Groups. From September an additional group is starting exclusively for 16 years and older (Years 12+). This is your opportunity to develop your own group from scratch. The Group will run on Monday evenings from 7.30pm to 9.30pm with the first session on Monday 11th September. Please come along and make it your club."

CATHERINE LORETTA WALTERS RIP:
Please pray for Loretta’s soul. We also pray for Jim, her husband and their son and daughter, Robert and April, expressing to them our sincere condolences. Loretta’s body will be brought into the church on the afternoon of Tuesday 22nd August at 4.30pm. Her Requiem Mass will be on Wednesday 23rd August at 10am.

REPOSITORY:
We are very fortunate that Diane Venn and Tina Kingston have offered to take over the running of the repository. We thank them for the kind offer which means that devotional items, like rosaries, crucifixes and statues as well as cards and other devotional aids will remain available to us.

WELCOME TO OSCAR JAMES HURST:
who was baptised here last Sunday.

LIVING STONES:
Retreat days for Catechists &Youth Leaders: Youth Leaders, Catechists, teachers, clergy and all interested in Youth Ministry are invited to take time to explore, reflect and pray on one of our Youth Ministry Retreats. Saturday 16th September 2017 at St Cassian’s Centre, Kintbury, or on Saturday 20th January 2018 at Brownshill Monastery, Stroud. Both days 10am-4pm. Lunch provided. Cost £20 per person. Booking essential: youth@cliftondiocese.com

JOURNEY IN FAITH (RCIA):
Most of us go on some sort of a journey, whether just the odd day out here and there, or a week or two away this month. The Journey in Faith Group is clearly one that values the opportunity to journey together and invites you to encourage anyone whom you know who is not baptised or was baptised in another denomination but is curious to find out more about the Catholic faith to come along to the Journey in Faith meetings this autumn starting on Thursday evenings in September at 7.30pm in the Parish Room. Contact Fr. Richard, one of the Deacons or Jean Davies (629572) for more details or pick up a booklet from the back of the church.

KNOCK PILGRIMAGE SEPTEMBER 17th-22nd 2017:
Fully escorted Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, Ireland. £699 per person sharing. Price includes flights from Bristol with 15kg checked in bag, all taxes, luxury transfers, 5 nights’ in newly refurbished Knock House Hotel with full Irish Breakfast each morning and 4 Course Dinner each evening. All entertainment, excursions and guided tours included. Wheelchair accessible rooms in the hotel. Limited single rooms at supplement of £60. Groups and Individual bookings welcome. Contact Patricia anytime on 01268 762278 or email knockpilgrimages@gmail.com. Please see the notice board for further details.

CATECHISTS AND YOUTH WORKERS:
You may like to see the notices in the porch titled “Youth Ministry.” One gives details of formation evenings on offer; the other provides details of a retreat available at two venues. Please consider engaging with these to assist you in your special and valuable ministry.

CATHOLIC SINGLES :
Catholic Singles is an organization which helps single Catholics of all ages (over 18 years) meet other single Catholics, either one to one or through social events. For further information visit www.catholicsingles.org.uk or tel. 0161 941 3498.

HEALING SERVICE:
On September 6th at 3 pm there will be a service of healing in the parish, led by Deacon Tom Moffatt and assisted by the parish healing ministry team. This is an opportunity to come to the Lord with open and contrite hearts, thanking the Lord for his tender care for us. Jesus wants to heal us, Come and receive his healing touch.

APOLOGIES: It is with sadness that the Benediction and anointing that had been scheduled for Sunday 10th September has had to be cancelled.

A THOUGHT ON VOCATION: Often people ask if difficulties can be a sign of a vocation. Yes; those who want to serve the Lord and his church have and have always had difficulties to face; trials, temptations, etc. The devil knows the immense blessing for many that comes from those who give themselves totally to the Lord. Therefore it is normal, as Our Lord himself said in the Gospel, that difficulties and obstacles arise, both from within ourselves and outside ourselves: doubts, fears, conflict with parents, lack of understanding from others, etc. To overcome such difficulties, we need confidence, perseverance, courage and faith, the spirit of sacrifice. Above all, we need trust in God's Providence, for he knows ways we do not know and nothing is impossible for him; he opens doors that cannot be opened. (From the vocations website of St. Cecilia’s Abbey, Benedictine nuns.)

FINANCE:
Last weekend’s offertory collection was: £540.16 (10% to the Parish Tithe Fund) of which £163.20 was Gift-Aided.

13th August 2017 Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Cycle A

This Weekend 6:30pm (Sat) First Mass of Sunday Alice & Thomas Kehoe R.I.P
10.30am (Sun) Mass People of the Parish
Monday 10am Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion. St Maximilian Kolbe Priest and Martyr
Tuesday 10am Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Holyday of Obligation Wyn & Bert Reeves RIP
7.30pm Mass People of the Parish
Wednesday 10am Mass Noreen Mc Comb
Thursday 10am Mass Mc Comb (Private Ints)
Friday 10.00am Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion
10.30-12 nn Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Mimi Fella R.I.P.
Saturday 10am Mass  
6.30pm Mass Pat & John Turner 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 George Hancock, Cliff Todd, Pat Wilson. Bob Keyes, Olive Barnard, Larry Gerlach and Bridie Simms. Please also pray for those who care for them.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2018:
Application forms and dates for 2018 programme for pupils attending Corpus Christi School will be available from the School reception from Monday 10th July, and for pupils from other schools, forms can be collected from the Sacristy. All applications must be returned to the Presbytery by Monday 11th September at the latest. For further details please contact Alan Malone 01934 520975.

100 CLUB WINNER:
100 club draw - Due to holidays, this month's 100 club draw will be held on Saturday 2nd Sept after 6.30pm mass and just before the Cafod Harvest Supper. Tickets on sale after various mass's throughout the month or via Lynne on 07720 625713.

OUR LADY OF FATIMA:
During this centenary year of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima celebrations are taking place across the country. There is one for our diocese on Saturday 19th August from 10:30 until 4:30pm at Sacred Heart, Westbury-on-Trym (Grange Court Road, Bristol BS9 4DR). The day will begin at 10:30am with the welcome for the statue of our Lady and the relics of Saints Francisco and Jacinta, and continue with the Rosary. Mass will be at 11:30am. After lunch (please bring a packed lunch) there will be a Holy Hour from 1:15pm and then a film at 2:30pm. The day will end with an opportunity to venerate the relics of the saints and final prayers. All are welcome to all or part of this special day.

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 keep this important date free in your diaries.

BENEDICTION AND ANOINTING OF THE SICK:
There will be Benediction and anointing of the sick on Sunday 10th September at 3.00pm, in Corpus Christi Church, followed by refreshments in the hall. Everyone is welcome. If you need transport, please call Alison McEntee on 626271.

CORPUS CHRISTI 16+ YOUTH GROUP:
There is to be a new addition to the Corpus Christi Youth Groups. From September an additional group is starting exclusively for 16 years and older (Years 12+). This is your opportunity to develop your own group from scratch. The Group will run on Monday evenings from 7.30pm to 9.30pm with the first session on Monday 11th September. Please come along and make it your club."

LIVING STONES:
Retreat days for Catechists &Youth Leaders: Youth Leaders, Catechists, teachers, clergy and all interested in Youth Ministry are invited to take time to explore, reflect and pray on one of our Youth Ministry Retreats. Saturday 16th September 2017 at St Cassian’s Centre, Kintbury, or on Saturday 20th January 2018 at Brownshill Monastery, Stroud. Both days 10am-4pm. Lunch provided. Cost £20 per person. Booking essential: youth@cliftondiocese.com

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

THE PARISH HARVEST SUPPER
for 2nd September in aid of CAFOD is a SELLOUT! Thanks for your support.
There will be a RAFFLE on the night. Some prizes have already been donated; a few more would be much appreciated. Thanks again

REPOSITORY:
Aileen Broad, who has been running the parish repository, has decided she cannot continue with it. We thank her for the imaginative and industrious way in which she has managed this important provision. We would be most appreciative if this could be continued. If you would like to volunteer for this post, please speak to either Jo Gair, Fr. Richard or Joseph Burke

KNOCK PILGRIMAGE SEPTEMBER 17th-22nd 2017:
Fully escorted Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, Ireland. £699 per person sharing. Price includes flights from Bristol with 15kg checked in bag, all taxes, luxury transfers, 5 nights’ in newly refurbished Knock House Hotel with full Irish Breakfast each morning and 4 Course Dinner each evening. All entertainment, excursions and guided tours included. Wheelchair accessible rooms in the hotel. Limited single rooms at supplement of £60. Groups and Individual bookings welcome. Contact Patricia anytime on 01268 762278 or email knockpilgrimages@gmail.com. Please see the notice board for further details.

CATECHISTS AND YOUTH WORKERS:
You may like to see the notices in the porch titled “Youth Ministry.” One gives details of formation evenings on offer; the other provides details of a retreat available at two venues. Please consider engaging with these to assist you in your special and valuable ministry.

CATHOLIC SINGLES :
Catholic Singles is an organization which helps single Catholics of all ages (over 18 years) meet other single Catholics, either one to one or through social events. For further information visit www.catholicsingles.org.uk or tel. 0161 941 3498.

HEALING SERVICE:
On September 6th at 3 pm there will be a service of healing in the parish, led by Deacon Tom Moffatt and assisted by the parish healing ministry team. This is an opportunity to come to the Lord with open and contrite hearts, thanking the Lord for his tender care for us. Jesus wants to heal us, come and receive his healing touch.

A THOUGHT ON VOCATION:
The sacraments of the Eucharist and Reconciliation. The Sacrament of Reconciliation frees us from sin and weaknesses, and this is a great help towards removing doubts, fears, and shadows in our minds concerning essential questions about the meaning and purpose of our life on earth. The Eucharist constantly deepens our life with Christ, brings us his grace and strength. Both Sacraments bring us closer to the Lord. From the vocations’ webpage of St. Cecilia’s Abbey, Benedictine nuns.

FINANCE:
Last weekend’s offertory collection was: £690.98 of which £254 was gift aided. (10% to the Parish Tithe Fund). Last Month’s Standing Orders were £2,098.25 and reclaimed Gift Aid was £428.81
Thank you for your generosity.

6 August 2017 Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord Cycle A

This Weekend 6:30pm (Sat) First Mass of Sunday People of the Parish
10.30am (Sun) Mass Fr. Patrick Shanahan R.I.P
Monday 10am Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion
Tuesday 10am
Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion – St Dominic-Priest
Wednesday 10am Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion – Feast of St Theresa Benedicta of the Cross-Virgin & Martyr
Thursday 10am Mass – St Lawrence –Deacon & Martyr Marjorie Thomson (Ints)
Friday 10.00am Mass – St Clare -Virgin Bridie Simms (Ints)
10.30-12 nn Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Saturday 10am Mass (Anniv) George Broad R.I.P.
6.30pm Mass Alice & Thomas Kehoe 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 George Hancock, Cliff Todd, Pat Wilson. Bob Keyes, Olive Barnard, Larry Gerlach and Bridie Simms. Please also pray for those who care for them.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2018:
Application forms and dates for 2018 programme for pupils attending Corpus Christi School will be available from the School reception from Monday 10th July, and for pupils from other schools, forms can be collected from the Sacristy. All applications must be returned to the Presbytery by Monday 11th September at the latest. For further details please contact Alan Malone 01934 520975.

100 CLUB WINNER:
The July Winning ticket was number 92. Congratulations to the lucky parishioner who won £145 and £145 was donated towards the essential building work needed in the parish.
August 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.
Parish Bank details: NatWest Bank Sort Code 52-10-03 Account Number 66287383
Bank Payments/Standing Orders to be no later than 7 days before each monthly draw.
Reference to identify the payment must be included. Example Surname and 100 so ‘Burke100’
Tickets available from Lynne Parsonage – 07720 625713 or after various masses throughout the month.

JOB VACANCY:
Secretary/Administrator – Corpus Christi Parish
A new role has been identified to provide Administrative 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. For more information and an application form please contact Joseph Burke in the parish office. Contact details are available above

FAREWELL FOR THE LA RETRAITE SISTERS:
As was announced last week, the sisters will be leaving Weston in the autumn. Their farewell Mass and reception has been arranged for Tuesday 10th October at 7pm. Please keep this important date free in your diaries.

CORPUS CHRISTI 16+ YOUTH GROUP:
There is to be a new addition to the Corpus Christi Youth Groups. From September an additional group is starting exclusively for 16 years and older (Years 12+). This is your opportunity to develop your own group from scratch. The Group will run on Monday evenings from 7.30pm to 9.30pm with the first session on Monday 11th September. Please come along and make it your club."

LIVING STONES:
Retreat days for Catechists &Youth Leaders: Youth Leaders, Catechists, teachers, clergy and all interested in Youth Ministry are invited to take time to explore, reflect and pray on one of our Youth Ministry Retreats. Saturday 16th September 2017 at St Cassian’s Centre, Kintbury, or on Saturday 20th January 2018 at Brownshill Monastery, Stroud. Both days 10am-4pm. Lunch provided. Cost £20 per person. Booking essential: youth@cliftondiocese.com

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

PARISH HARVEST SUPPER:
This will be held on Saturday 2nd September from 7.30pm in the Parish Hall and will be in aid of CAFOD. (There will be a vegetarian option included in the food) Full Details are on the Notice Board. For reservations / tickets please see Pauline Duffin.

REPOSITORY:
Aileen Broad, who has been running the parish repository, has decided she cannot continue with it. We thank her for the imaginative and industrious way in which she has managed this important provision. We would be most appreciative if this could be continued. If you would like to volunteer for this post, please speak to either Jo Gair, Fr. Richard or Joseph Burke

KNOCK PILGRIMAGE SEPTEMBER 17th-22nd 2017:
Fully escorted Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, Ireland. £699 per person sharing. Price includes flights from Bristol with 15kg checked in bag, all taxes, luxury transfers, 5 nights’ in newly refurbished Knock House Hotel with full Irish Breakfast each morning and 4 Course Dinner each evening. All entertainment, excursions and guided tours included. Wheelchair accessible rooms in the hotel. Limited single rooms at supplement of £60. Groups and Individual bookings welcome. Contact Patricia anytime on 01268 762278 or email knockpilgrimages@gmail.com. Please see the notice board for further details.

CATECHISTS AND YOUTH WORKERS:
You may like to see the notices in the porch titled “Youth Ministry.” One gives details of formation evenings on offer; the other provides details of a retreat available at two venues. Please consider engaging with these to assist you in your special and valuable ministry.

CATHOLIC SINGLES :
Catholic Singles is an organization which helps single Catholics of all ages (over 18 years) meet other single Catholics, either one to one or through social events. For further information visit www.catholicsingles.org.uk or tel. 0161 941 3498.

A THOUGHT ON VOCATION:
The sacraments of the Eucharist and Reconciliation. The Sacrament of Reconciliation frees us from sin and weaknesses, and this is a great help towards removing doubts, fears, and shadows in our minds concerning essential questions about the meaning and purpose of our life on earth. The Eucharist constantly deepens our life with Christ, brings us his grace and strength. Both Sacraments bring us closer to the Lord. From the vocations’ webpage of St. Cecilia’s Abbey, Benedictine nuns.

FINANCE: Last weekend’s offertory collection was: £690.98 of which £254 was gift aided. (10% to the Parish Tithe Fund). Last Month’s Standing Orders were £2,098.25 and reclaimed Gift Aid was £428.81
Thank you for your generosity.

23rd July 2017        Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time              Cycle A


This Weekend 6:30pm (Saturday) First Mass of Sunday People of the Parish
10.30am (Sunday) Mass Margaret Parker R.I.P.
Monday 10am Liturgy of the word with Holy Communion  
Tuesday 10am Liturgy of the word with Holy Communion - St. James Apostle
Wednesday 10am Mass Saints Joachim & Anne Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary Bob Clarke R.I.P.
Thursday 10am Mass Don Speirs R.I.P.
Friday 10am Mass Margaret Cleary R.I.P.
10.30-12 noon Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament  
Saturday 10am Mass - St. Martha Anne Smith Birthday
6.30pm Mass People of the Parish
Sunday 10.30am Mass Jeffrey Woodard 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 George Hancock, Cliff Todd, Pat Wilson. Bob Keyes, Olive Barnard and Bridie Simms. Please also pray for those who care for them.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SOULS OF LORETTA WALTERS AND SAMIRA WASSIF:
Who died this week. Our prayerful condolences go to their families at this sad time. RIP.

ADVANCE NOTICE – Parish Harvest Supper:
This will be held on Saturday 2nd September from 7.30pm in the Parish Hall and will be in aid of CAFOD. (There will be a vegetarian option included in the food) Full Details are on the Notice Board. For reservations / tickets please see Pauline Duffin.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2018:
Application forms and dates for 2018 programme for pupils attending Corpus Christi School will be available from the School reception from Monday 10th July, and for pupils from other schools, forms can be collected from the Sacristy. All applications must be returned to the Presbytery by Monday 11th September latest. For further details please contact Alan Malone 01934 520975.

DIOCESAN BRIEFING NOTE:
The July edition of The Clifton Diocese briefing sheet is now available to read in the porch. There are details of various diocesan events and a list of all the priest moves taking place in the autumn. There is also an update on the incorporation of the diocese which will come into effect next January.

CORPUS CHRISTI 16+ YOUTH GROUP:
There is to be a new addition to the Corpus Christi Youth Groups. From September an additional group is starting exclusively for 16 years and older (Years 12+). This is your opportunity to develop your own group from scratch. The Group will run on Monday evenings from 7.30pm to 9.30pm with the first session on Monday 11th September. Please come along and make it your club."

FAREWELL FOR THE LA RETRAITE SISTERS:
As was announced last week, the sisters will be leaving Weston in the autumn. Their farewell Mass and reception has been arranged for Tuesday 10th October at 7pm. Please keep this important date free in your diaries.

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

HELP NEEDED!! Volunteers are needed to help clean the parish hall for the next two weeks. If you are able to help please see Jo Gair in the Sacristy or speak to Fr Richard.

LIVING STONES:
Retreat days for Catechists &Youth Leaders: Youth Leaders, Catechists, teachers, clergy and all interested in Youth Ministry are invited to take time to explore, reflect and pray on one of your Youth Ministry Retreats. Saturday 16th September 2017 at St Cassian’s Centre, Kintbury on Saturday 20th January 2018 at Brownshill Monastery, Stroud. Both days 10am-4pm. Lunch provided. Cost £20 per person. Booking essential: youth@cliftondiocese.com

FR. RICHARD’S DEPARTURE:
Fr. Richard’s last Mass with us will be on Sunday 3rd September after which he will leave for Frome. The farewell Mass will take place on Thursday 24th August at 7pm followed by a reception in the school hall.

KNOCK PILGRIMAGE SEPTEMBER 17th-22nd 2017:
Fully escorted Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, Ireland. £699 per person sharing. Price includes flights from Bristol with 15kg checked in bag, all taxes, luxury transfers, 5 nights’ in newly refurbished Knock House Hotel with full Irish Breakfast each morning and 4 Course Dinner each evening. All entertainment, excursions and guided tours included. Wheelchair accessible rooms in the hotel. Limited single rooms at supplement of £60. Groups and Individual bookings welcome. Contact Patricia anytime on 01268 762278 or email knockpilgrimages@gmail.com. Knock Pilgrimages is a member of the Travel Trust Association and is fully protected by ATOL T7613. Please see the noticeboard for further details.

CATECHISTS AND YOUTH WORKERS:
You may like to see the notices in the porch titled “Youth Ministry.” One gives details of formation evenings on offer; the other provides details of a retreat available at two venues. Please consider engaging with these to assist you in your special and valuable ministry.

100 CLUB:
Tickets are now on sale. The Next draw is Sunday 30th July after 10.30 Mass. If you have requested to keep the same number please pay your £5 to Lynne Parsonage or via standing order. 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. Example Surname and 100 so ‘Burke100.’ Tickets available from Lynne Parsonage - 07720 625713 or after various masses throughout the month

CATHOLIC SINGLES:
Catholic Singles is an organisation which helps single Catholics of all ages (over 18 years) meet other single Catholics, either one to one or through social events. For further information visit www.catholicsingles.org.uk or tel. 0161 941 3498

A THOUGHT ON VOCATION:
W hether it be a specifically religious vocation or being called to some other form of service: “A vocation is not a vision or an apparition; it is not an extraordinary message we receive. It is much more an intimate encounter with Christ in the different circumstances and situations of life. There is often a persistent niggle, a feeling that won't go away, as if someone were knocking on the door of our heart or mind, especially in moments of prayer silence and adoration. At such moments we can perceive a voice, a voice without words, but very clear and penetrating. You may be finding less satisfaction in your work or social life-not because they are wrong, but you feel that they are not enough.” From the vocations’ webpage of St. Cecilia’s Abbey, Benedictine nuns.

FINANCE:
Last weekend’s offertory collection was: £598.05 of which £172.90 was gift aided. (10% to the Parish Tithe Fun) Thank you for your generosity.