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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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.

 

11th November 2018 ORDINARY TIME WEEK 32 (YEAR B)

This Weekend 10.00 am Mass Ordinary Time Week 31 Memorial of St Leo the Great, Pope, Doctor of the Church Gwen Ogden R.I.P.
6.30 pm (Sat) First Mass of Sunday People of the Parish
10.30am (Sun) Mass Ordinary Time Week 32 Remembrance Sunday The Fallen
Monday 9.30 am Mass Ordinary Time Week 32 Memorial of St Josaphat, Bishop, Martyr Michael Goggin R.I.P.
Tuesday 7.00 pm Mass Ordinary Time Week 32 Tomas O’Riordan R.I.P.
Wednesday 10.00 am Mass Ordinary Time Week 32 Memorial of the Beatified Martyrs of the Diocese Daithi Fallon (Ints.)
Thursday 10.00 am Mass Ordinary Time Week 32 Memorial of St Albert the Great, Bishop, Doctor of the Church Gerard Fitzpatrick (Ints.)
Friday 10.00 am Mass Ordinary Time Week 32 Memorial of St Edmund of Abingdon, Bishop Beta Boylan R.I.P.
10.30-12 nn Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament  
Saturday 10.00 am Mass. Ordinary Time Week 32 Memorial of St Hugh of Lincoln, Bishop Frances Twomey R.I.P
6.30 pm Mass People of the Parish
Sunday 10.30 am Mass Ordinary Time Week 33 Private 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.

NOVEMBER THE MONTH OF THE HOLY SOULS:
You are invited to write the names of deceased relatives and friends in the Book of Remembrance at the back of church. This book is brought to the altar with the Offertory procession at each Mass throughout November.

REMEMBRANCE PROCESSION:
If you would like to join the procession at the start of the 10.30 am Mass please take a cross. At the start of Mass come to the back and follow behind Canon Tom. When you reach the front ‘plant’ your cross in the tray at the foot of the altar and return to your place.

YOUTH CLUB:
We would like to re-start the Youth Club in January 2019. We will be looking for volunteers to help out and would like to have a meeting to discuss our plans. Please contact Parish Admin if you would like to help out in any capacity.

CAFOD STALL:
This will be open in the Parish Hall after each Mass this weekend. Unfortunately we have sold out of Advent calendars and the supplier is out of stock. We are also almost out of Christmas cards but we have ordered more. We still have Fair Trade chocolate, plants and plenty of other small Christmas gifts. Still a good opportunity to buy for Christmas and help a good cause.

JOURNEY IN FAITH (RCIA):
As we approach the end of the Church’s year our thoughts are taken through the Scriptures to being prepared for Christ’s second coming. This Thursday we will be considering what that means for us now. Please keep our Enquirers in your prayers as they consider whether they wish to proceed to the next stage of the RCIA process. f you know someone who might be curious about the Church why not bring them along to the Parish meeting room (under the presbytery) on Thursday evenings at 7.30 p.m. For further information please see Jean Davies (629572), Canon Tom or one of the Deacons

NEW LITURGY COURSE FOR 2019:
To accompany and complement our Diocesan Year of Prayer, the Liturgy Office is hosting a new course entitled ‘Understanding and Praying the Liturgy’. It will seek to enable us to enter more deeply into our understanding of the Mass both as an encounter with the Risen Christ and as prayer itself. Beginning with Bishop Declan we will be guided through the course by a number of excellent speakers, both from within and outside the diocese. Full details can be found on https://cliftondiocese.com/departments/adult-education/liturgy-office or by phoning Richard Williams or Doreen Wyatt on 0117 902 5595.

SPUC:
The Society for Protection of Unborn Children invite you to their next meeting on Monday 12th November at Our Lady of Lourdes parish room at 7.15pm – you will be most welcome to join to help support the pro-life cause.

CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD:
We would very much like some extra leaders and helpers with the Children’s Liturgy of the Word, here at Corpus Christi. Each week we need a team of one leader and one or two helpers. The helpers can choose to do as much or as little as you wish – just by being there in the room is a great help! If you feel you would like to be involved in this important ministry with the future of our parish – our youngest children – please speak to Canon Tom, Louise K, Pierrette Burke or Julie Ottley after Mass.
Children of secondary school age are welcome to attend as helpers – please speak to the leader on the weeks you wish to assist.

PRAYERS:
On Saturday 17th November, the Vigil of the Dedication of the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, 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. www.GoodCounselNetwork.com

CONVENT OF ST. ELIZABETH:
Sister Olga from the Convent of St. Elizabeth in Belarus will visit again this year, on Tuesday 20th November after Mass. She will be selling icons and other religious items in the Hall. The sale of these items benefit disadvantaged men, women and children. For further information, please visit https://catalog.obitel-minsk.com/.

YEAR OF MISSION:
This is such a beautiful narrative from Mark, the Jesus who notices even the little things. The poor widow with her two tiny coins is an echo of discipleship and the challenge that comes with following Jesus but she’s also a little glimpse of what is to come – Christ echoes her gift and gives himself totally and completely, abandoning himself as gift to rely on God alone. Everything that he has to give is given to the Father just as the widow abandons herself onto Providence. The cross which is growing clearer on the horizon for Jesus is that call to give everything. Jesus invites us to do the same in our discipleship: to hold nothing back and to rely on God’s goodness, to abandon ourselves upon him in the faith and the trust that with him we will have everything we need.

YEAR OF PRAYER:
On Tuesday 27 November at 7pm in our Cathedral, Bishop Declan invites our parishes and communities to join him at a celebration of Evening Prayer during which he will present to each parish, community and school the resources for the Year of Prayer starting the following weekend. As we did with the Year of Mission, each community will be called forward to receive the Year’s resources.

THE GREAT CORPUS CHRISTI CHRISTMAS RAFFLE:
We will be holding a Christmas raffle on Sunday 23rd December ….. Tickets will be on sale soon, in the meantime if you would to donate any prizes, please leave them at the presbytery with Canon Tom or call Lynne on 07720 625713 and I can arrange collection.

100 CLUB:
100 club winners - 2 winners for this month’s draw - Number 92 won £100 and number 29 came 2nd winning £15.00. We sold 46 tickets, congratulations to the lucky parishioners; £115 was donated to the replacement side doors. Please call Lynne Parsonage on 07720 625713 for more information on how to join the 100 Club and enter into the next draw.

MARY’S MEALS :
Thank you so much for your kind words and spontaneous generosity to Mary’s Meals two weekends ago. Your donation of £456 will give a hot nutritious meal to over 6000 hungry children, or feed 32 children for a whole school year; isn’t that wonderful. Bless you all. Ann White

PAGES OF THE SEA:
Communities around the UK will gather on beaches this Sunday 11th November to say thank you and goodbye to the millions of men and women who left our shores, many never to return. At 1-3 pm on the Weston beach a portrait of a solider will emerge from the sand. Please join us for a collective moment of thanks for the sacrifices of the many.

FINANCE:
Offertory collection last week was £662.96 of which £195.45 was Gift Aided (10% to the Parish Tithe). Standing Orders for September was £1,967.25 (Gift Aid refund for September was £451.81). Cathedral Appeal Second Collection was £333.37. Thank you for your generosity!

4th November 2018 ORDINARY TIME WEEK 31 (YEAR B)

This Weekend 10.00 am(Sat) MassOrdinary Time Week 30 Memorial of St Martin de Porres, Religious Memorial of St Winifride, Virgin People of the Parish
6.30 pm (Sat) First Mass of Sunday Our Lady on Saturday Thomas Paul Murphy R.I.P.
10.30 am (Sun) Ordinary Time Week 31 Mass Deceased Catenian Brothers
Monday 9.30 am Mass Ordinary Time Week 31 John Gettings R.I.P.
Tuesday 7.00 pm Mass Ordinary Time Week 31 Dave Willis R.I.P.
Wednesday 10.00 am Liturgy of the Word Ordinary Time Week 31 Memorial of St Willibrord, Bishop
Thursday 10.00 am Liturgy of the Word Ordinary Time Week 31
4 pm Reception of Sheila Ward’s body into the Church
 
Friday 10.00 am Funeral Mass of Sheila Ward Ordinary Time Week 31 Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica
10.30- 12 nn Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament  
Saturday 10.00 am MassOrdinary Time Week 31 Memorial of St Leo the Great, Pope, Doctor of the Church Gwen Ogden R.I.P.
6.30 pm Mass People of the Parish
Sunday 10.30 am Mass Ordinary Time Week 32 Remembrance Sunday The Fallen
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.

WINTER WARMTH:
The Soup Kitchen (Winter Warmth) will reopen on Mondays from 29th October from 7.30-9.00pm. Donations to the soup kitchen (biscuits, and chicken/tomato/vegetable soup ONLY) can be left in the back of the church during weekend Masses. Thank you for your continuing support.

ST JOSEPH'S BABY & TODDLER GROUP:
The Baby and Toddler Group has had a successful first few weeks but please note that it will be closed for half term on Wednesday, 31st October. It will reopen on Wednesday 7th, November. All parents, grandparents or carers are most welcome. Offers of help will be appreciated. Contact Eilis Moffatt on 01934 629865.

RIP:
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Sheila Ward. Please remember her family and friends at this difficult time. Her funeral Mass will take place on Friday 9th November at Corpus Christi Church, Weston Super Mare at 10.00 am.’May She Rest In Peace”

NOVEMBER THE MONTH OF THE HOLY SOULS:
you are invited to write the names of deceased relatives and friends in the Book of Remembrance at the back of church. This book is brought to the altar with the Offertory procession at each Mass throughout November.

SPUC:
The Society for Protection of Unborn Children invite you to their next meeting on Monday 12th November at Our Lady of Lourdes parish room at 7.15pm – you will be most welcome to join to help support the pro-life cause.

YOUTH GATHERING:
Young people aged 12-25 are invited to come to our Diocesan Youth Gathering on Saturday 24th November at St Brendan’s College, Broomhill Rd, Bristol, BS4 5RQ. The day begins at 11 am and finishes at 4 pm. There will be a celebration of St Oscar Romero & the Synod, great speakers, music and activities, including the launch of our new Diocesan Youth Forum. The day will finish with Mass & commissioning of young people. Under 18’s must have a parental consent form, available to download from www.cliftondiocese.com. Refreshments will be provided, but please bring a packed lunch. To book your parish group or individual place, email: youth@cliftondiocese.com

YOUTH CLUB:
We would like to re-start the Youth Club in January 2019. We will be looking for volunteers to help out and would like to have a meeting to discuss our plans. Please contact Parish Admin if you would like to help out in any capacity.

CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD:
We would very much like some extra leaders and helpers with the Children’s Liturgy of the Word, here at Corpus Christi. Each week we need a team of one leader and one or two helpers. The helpers can choose to do as much or as little as you wish – just by being there in the room is a great help! If you feel you would like to be involved in this important ministry with the future of our parish – our youngest children – please speak to Canon Tom, Louise K, Pierrette Burke or Julie Ottley after mass.
Children of secondary school age are welcome to attend as helpers – please speak to the leader on the weeks you wish to assist.

CAFOD STALL:
This will be open in the Parish hall after each of the weekend Masses from this weekend. The stall is selling Real Advent calendars with the real Christmas message, as well as Fair Trade chocolate and Traidcraft Christmas cards, with plants and other suitable Christmas gifts. A chance to buy some goodies and help a worthy cause.

YEAR OF PRAYER:
On Saturday 10 November we gather at St Brendan's College, Brislington, (10.15am to 3pm) with David Wells who will help us reflect upon Encounter the Lord. The day at St Brendan’s is set to prepare us for the coming Year of Prayer (beginning the first Sunday of Advent) and introduce us to the resources that will be available to us from the end of November. All are welcome and it would be good if each parish was represented. Whilst we do not need names it would be useful to have an idea of how many are coming from your parish: please let the Adult Education office know by 6 November. Participants will need to bring a packed lunch for this day.
On Tuesday 27 November at 7pm in our Cathedral, Bishop Declan invites our parishes and communities to join him at a celebration of Evening Prayer during which he will present to each parish, community and school the resources for the Year of Prayer starting the following weekend. As we did with the Year of Mission, each community will be called forward to receive the Year’s resources.

CAFOD RETREAT- SATURDAY 10 NOVEMBER
COUNTERING CONSUMERISM:
LESSONS FROM GAUDETE ET EXSULTATE:
What does it mean to be holy? How can we find holiness given our busy modern lives? Downside Abbey Stratton-on-the-Fosse, Radstock BA3 4RJ. A simple lunch will be provided. Donations would be welcome. BOOKING ESSENTIAL as limited spaces-contact Liz Baldwin at CAFOD Clifton - clifton@cafod.org.uk or 01179 428 328.

JOURNEY IN FAITH (RCIA):
Journey in Faith (RCIA): through the month of November we recall those who have died, it is called the month of the Holy Souls. At our Journey in Faith meeting we will consider what this means and why it is an important part of our Catholic Faith. We will then consider how Jesus calls us to follow his example and love the poor and disadvantaged. If you know someone who might be curious about the Church why not bring them along to the Parish Room under the presbytery on Thursday evenings at 7.30 p.m. For further information please see Canon Tom or Jean Davies.

100 CLUB:
Please call Lynne Parsonage on 07720 625713 for more information on how to join the 100 Club and enter into the next draw.

PAGES OF THE SEA:
Communities around the UK will gather on beaches on 11th November to say thank you and goodbye to the millions of men and women who left our shores, many never to return. At 1-3 pm on the Weston beach a portrait of a solider will emerge from the sand. Please join us for a collective moment of thanks for the sacrifices of the many.

DAY BY DAY:
November edition on sale in the Church Porch, £1 each.

SECOND COLLECTION:
This weekend for The Cathedral Appeal. Please give generously!

FINANCE:
Missio Second Collection was £341.72. Thank you for your generosity.

28th October 2018 ORDINARY TIME WEEK 30 (YEAR B)

This Weekend 10.00am(Sat) Mass Ordinary Time Week 29 Our Lady on Saturday Flannan Hardy R.I.P.
6.30 pm (Sat) First Mass of Sunday Anne & Peter Harmer Anniv. 60 years
10.30am (Sun) Mass Ordinary Time Week 30 People of the Parish
Monday 9.30 am Mass Ordinary Time Week 30 Lawrence Gerlach (Anniv.) R.I.P.
Tuesday 7.00 pm Mass Ordinary Time Week 30 Damian Gunning (Ints.)
Wednesday 10.00 am Mass Ordinary Time Week 30 Nuala Pluck R.I.P.
Thursday 10.00 am
Mass Solemnity of All Saints, Holy Day of Obligation Thomas Brady R.I.P.
7.00 pm Mass People of the Parish
Friday 10.00 am Mass Holy Souls Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Soul’s Day)  
10.30-12 noon Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament  
7.00 pm Mass Albert Smith R.I.P.
Saturday 10.00 am

Mass Ordinary Time Week 30 Memorial of St Martin de Porres, Religious .Our Lady on Saturday
Memorial of St Winifride, Virgin

John Gettings R.I.P.
6.30 pm Mass Thomas Paul Murphy R.I.P.
Sunday 10.30 am Mass Ordinary Time Week 31 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.

WINTER WARMTH:
The Soup Kitchen (Winter Warmth) will reopen on Mondays from 29th October from 7.30-9.00pm. Donations to the soup kitchen (biscuits, and chicken/tomato/vegetable soup ONLY) can be left in the back of the church during weekend Masses. Thank you for your continuing support.

MARY’S MEALS:
Ann White, a volunteer speaker from this little known but effective charity will speak briefly after the post Communion Prayer on 27/28th October. Mary’s Meals provides a hot, nourishing meal every school day in a place of learning to over 1 million hungry children from some of the poorest communities in the world. Mary’s Meals believes that food + education = the hope of a better life, away from poverty, hunger and dependence on aid; a hope which surely, all children deserve.

CONGRATULATIONS:
To Sarah and Kevin Dooley whose daughter Aubrey Rose will be Baptised this Sunday.

ST JOSEPH'S BABY & TODDLER GROUP: The Baby and Toddler Group has had a successful first few weeks but please note that it will be closed for half term on Wednesday, 31st October. It will reopen on Wednesday 7th, November. All parents, grandparents or carers are most welcome. Offers of help will be appreciated. Contact Eilis Moffatt on 01934 629865.

PLEASE NOTE:
Due to holidays the deadline for submissions to next week’s newsletter will be Tuesday 30th October. Thank you for your understanding!

YOUTH GATHERING:
Young people aged 12-25 are invited to come to our Diocesan Youth Gathering on Saturday 24th November at St Brendan’s College, Broomhill Rd, Bristol, BS4 5RQ. The day begins at 11 am and finishes at 4 pm. There will be a celebration of St Oscar Romero & the Synod, great speakers, music and activities, including the launch of our new Diocesan Youth Forum. The day will finish with Mass & commissioning of young people. Under 18’s must have a parental consent form, available to download from www.cliftondiocese.com. Refreshments will be provided, but please bring a packed lunch. To book your parish group or individual place, email: youth@cliftondiocese.com

CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD:
We would very much like some extra leaders and helpers with the Children’s Liturgy of the Word, here at Corpus Christi. Each week we need a team of one leader and one or two helpers. The helpers can choose to do as much or as little as you wish – just by being there in the room is a great help! If you feel you would like to be involved in this important ministry with the future of our parish – our youngest children – please speak to Canon Tom, Louise K, Pierrette Burke or Julie Ottley after mass.
Children of secondary school age are welcome to attend as helpers – please speak to the leader on the weeks you wish to assist.

CAFOD Stall:
This will be open in the Parish Hall after each of the weekend Masses from the weekend of 3-4 November until just before Christmas. We will have plants and Advent calendars with the real Christmas story. We will also have some Christmas cards and small Christmas gifts.

YEAR OF PRAYER:
On Saturday 10 November we gather at St Brendan's College, Brislington, (10.15am to 3pm) with David Wells who will help us reflect upon Encounter the Lord. The day at St Brendan’s is set to prepare us for the coming Year of Prayer (beginning the first Sunday of Advent) and introduce us to the resources that will be available to us from the end of November. All are welcome and it would be good if each parish was represented. Participants will need to bring a packed lunch for this day.
On Tuesday 27 November at 7pm in our Cathedral, Bishop Declan invites our parishes and communities to join him at a celebration of Evening Prayer during which he will present to each parish, community and school the resources for the Year of Prayer starting the following weekend. As we did with the Year of Mission, each community will be called forward to receive the Year’s resources.

CAFOD RETREAT- SATURDAY 10 NOVEMBER
COUNTERING CONSUMERISM:
LESSONS FROM GAUDETE ET EXSULTATE:
What does it mean to be holy? How can we find holiness given our busy modern lives? Downside Abbey Stratton-on-the-Fosse, Radstock BA3 4RJ. A simple lunch will be provided. Donations would be welcome. BOOKING ESSENTIAL as limited spaces-contact Liz Baldwin at CAFOD Clifton - clifton@cafod.org.uk or 01179 428 328.

JOURNEY IN FAITH (RCIA):
Journey in Faith (RCIA): The ‘Journey in Faith’ takes place every Thursday evening at 7.30 p.m. in the Parish Room under the presbytery. This week we will explore the healing ministry of Jesus, The Sacrament of the Sick and Faith. All are welcome but especially invite or bring along anyone who is interested in finding out more about the Catholic Faith. For further information please see Canon Tom, one of the Deacons or Jean Davies (629572).

YEAR OF MISSION:
One of the true signs that the Promised One was among God’s people was that the blind would see again. Jeremiah looks forward to that time when God will comfort all those whose lives are broken and God will lead them, God will guide them, God will shepherd them back to him. We often think of those who have no direction in life, those who are lost, as being somewhat blind and we consider ourselves who have faith to have a certain sight living, as we do, in the light of Christ. It is the truth that guides our path, truth that directs us, truth that opens before us a way to joy, to peace and to contentment of life. That truth is a person – the person of Jesus Christ living among us and offering us the same comfort of the Father. Our mission? Not to drag people to Jesus but to reveal the truth of who he is by the witness of our lives. Like the crowd in the midst of the Gospel, ‘Courage, get up; he is calling you’, we recognise that the Lord is calling and there are those who need a little help in finding the Lord and his love. That’s us; that’s our task and mission – to bring others to Jesus.

100 CLUB:
Please call Lynne Parsonage on 07720 625713 for more information on how to join the 100 Club and enter into the next draw.

DAY BY DAY:
November edition on sale in the Church Porch, £1 each.

SECOND COLLECTION:
Next weekend for The Cathedral Appeal. Please give generously!

FINANCE:
Offertory collection last week was £628.01 (10% to the Parish Tithe Fund) of which £230.75 was Gift aided. Missio Second Collection was £341.72. Thank you for your generosity.

21st October 2018 ORDINARY TIME WEEK 28 (YEAR B)

This Weekend 10.00 am Liturgy of the Word Ordinary Time Week 28 Our Lady on Saturday
6.30 pm (Sat) First Mass of Sunday Terry Reeves R.I.P.
10.30am (Sun) Mass Ordinary Time Week 29 People of the Parish
Monday 9.30 am Mass Ordinary Time Week 29 Memorial of St John Paul II, Pope Ken Tomlin R.I.P.
Tuesday 7.00 pm Mass Ordinary Time Week 29 Memorial of St John Capistrano, Priest Thomas Brady R.I.P.
Wednesday 10.00 am Mass Ordinary Time Week 29 Memorial of St Anthony Mary Claret, Bishop Michael Goggin R.I.P.
Thursday 10.00 am Mass Ordinary Time Week 29 Maureen Thornton R.I.P.
Friday 10.00 am Mass Ordinary Time Week 29 Memorial of Sts. Chad and Cedd, Bishops Gwen Ogden R.I.P.
10.30-12 nn Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
 
Saturday 10.00 am Mass Ordinary Time Week 29 Our Lady on Saturday Flannan Hardy R.I.P
6.30 pm Mass Anne & Peter Harmer Anniv. 60 years
Sunday 10.30 am Mass Ordinary Time Week 30 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.

PLEASE NOTE:
The clocks go back one hour on 28th October.

SPUC:
SPUC has produced postcards so that you can send a message to your MP urging him/her to vote against a dangerous abortion bill which is coming up in the House of Commons on Tuesday 23 October 2018. The bill seeks to decriminalise abortion which would remove any effective legal protection for unborn babies and their mothers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Postcards are available in the Church Porch. Thank you.

WINTER WARMTH:
The Soup Kitchen (Winter Warmth) will reopen on Mondays from 29th October from 7.30-9.00pm. Donations to the soup kitchen (biscuits, and chicken/tomato/vegetable soup ONLY) can be left in the back of the church during weekend Masses. Thank you for your continuing support.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2019:
The schedule for this year’s First Holy Communion is available in the back of the church as well as on our Parish website. Copies can be emailed by contacting Parish Admin. Thank you in advance!

CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD:
We would very much like some extra leaders and helpers with the Children’s Liturgy of the Word, here at Corpus Christi. Each week we need a team of one leader and one or two helpers. The helpers can choose to do as much or as little as you wish – just by being there in the room is a great help! If you feel you would like to be involved in this important ministry with the future of our parish – our youngest children – please speak to Father Tom, Louise K, Pierrette Burke or Julie Ottley after mass.
Children of secondary school age are welcome to attend as helpers – please speak to the leader on the weeks you wish to assist.

CAFOD
Stall: This will be open in the Parish Hall after each of the weekend Masses from the weekend of 3-4 November until just before Christmas. We will have plants and Advent calendars with the real Christmas story. We will also have some Christmas cards and small Christmas gifts.

YEAR OF PRAYER:
On Saturday 10 November we gather at St Brendan's College, Brislington, (10.15am to 3pm) with David Wells who will help us reflect upon Encounter the Lord. The day at St Brendan’s is set to prepare us for the coming Year of Prayer (beginning the first Sunday of Advent) and introduce us to the resources that will be available to us from the end of November. All are welcome and it would be good if each parish was represented. Participants will need to bring a packed lunch for this day.
On Tuesday 27 November at 7pm in our Cathedral, Bishop Declan invites our parishes and communities to join him at a celebration of Evening Prayer during which he will present to each parish, community and school the resources for the Year of Prayer starting the following weekend. As we did with the Year of Mission, each community will be called forward to receive the Year’s resources.

CAFOD RETREAT
SATURDAY 10 NOVEMBER
COUNTERING CONSUMERISM: LESSONS FROM GAUDETE ET EXSULTATE:
What does it mean to be holy? How can we find holiness given our busy modern lives? Downside Abbey Stratton-on-the-Fosse, Radstock BA3 4RJ. A simple lunch will be provided. Donations would be welcome. BOOKING ESSENTIAL as limited spaces-contact Liz Baldwin at CAFOD Clifton - clifton@cafod.org.uk or 01179 428 328.

JOURNEY IN FAITH (RCIA):
Journey in Faith (RCIA): The ‘Journey in Faith’ takes place every Thursday evening at 7.30 p.m. in the Parish Room under the presbytery. This week we will explore the healing ministry of Jesus, The Sacrament of the Sick and Faith. All are welcome but especially invite or bring along anyone who is interested in finding out more about the Catholic Faith. For further information please see Fr. Tom, one of the Deacons or Jean Davies (629572).

YEAR OF MISSION:
Jesus, in Mark’s Gospel, reveals himself as the one who serves, as the one who reaches out in tenderness, as the one who lowers himself and empties himself out of love for others. It’s Jesus’ words and his actions that reveal to the disciples the need, not so much to be the first or the greatest or the most powerful or the best or the most successful, but to encounter God in others and serve God, love God, in them. The disciples find that a hard lesson to learn but they have Jesus, not just to instruct them, but to show them. The cross reveals that service and that emptying in action. If we want to be considered great it’s not because we have trampled on everyone to get where we feel we need to be; it’s that we have loved and loved and loved…giving everything.

100 CLUB:
100 club winners - 2 winners for this month’s draw - Number 13 won £100 and number 41 came 2nd winning £40.00. We sold 56 tickets, congratulations to the lucky parishioners, £140.00 was donated to the replacement side door. Please call Lynne Parsonage on 07720 625713 for more information on how to join the 100 Club and enter into the next draw.

INTER-FAITH CONVERSATION:
As part of Inter-Faith week 2018 and building upon the superb opportunity of listening to other faiths engage in an understanding of Mercy during the Jubilee, an evening’s conversation has been arranged focusing on peace. We will be welcoming three distinguished speakers to our diocese who, together, will unfold in conversation an understanding of peace held at the centre of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The hope is that, as with the Jubilee, we will open up avenues of dialogue in order that we might understand one another better and grow in our respect and appreciation of others. To this end, Professor Sajjad Rizvi, Dr Alexander Goldberg and Jacob Fareed Imam will come together in the Apostle Room of Clifton Cathedral on Wednesday 14 November, bringing with them their own tradition's belief and understanding of peace as part of their understanding of God and how that challenges the believer to live in reflection of that belief. The conversations will be 'chaired' by Professor Gavin D'Costa and should provide wonderful opportunity for insight, understanding and for questions. As part of the evening’s conversation all three speakers will address something on the issue of peace in the Holy Land. The evening will begin at 7.15pm and refreshments will be available from 6.30pm. All are most welcome.

CATS TICKETS:
2 tickets to Wednesday 24th October’s performance of Cats at Weston Playhouse have been donated. These are normally £17 each but are available for a donation to Missio of £15 each.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
At Weston Hospice. Can you spare some time to help support your local hospice? Whether you want to help in the shops, at the hub, as a driver, at the hospice or at any events, please contact us on 01934 423975 or volunteer@westonhospicecare.org.uk.

SECOND COLLECTION:
This weekend for World Mission Sunday. Please give generously!

FINANCE:
Offertory collection last week was £644.82 (10% to the Parish Tithe Fund) of which £241.80 was Gift aided. September’s standing orders were £1935.25. Thank you for your generosity.