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

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Confirmation Programme 2019

Theme Session Date Venue
Why did Jesus have to die? / Resurrection
05/06
St Joseph’s Parish Hall 7.30 – 9.00pm.
In search of the Holy Spirit. Prayer staying in touch with God.
03/07
St Joseph’s Parish Hall 7.30 – 9.00pm.
The Church our Home
31/07
St Joseph’s Parish Hall 7.30 – 9.00pm.
Benediction
28/08
Corpus Christi Church
Kintbury Retreat
21-22/09
Kintbury
Update Confession
25/09
Corpus Christi Church
What happens in Confirmation
02/10
St Joseph’s Parish Hall
Confirmation Mass
09/10
Corpus Christi Church 7.00pm
Confirmation is the Sacrament by which Catholics receive an outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Through
Confirmation, the Holy Spirit gives them the increased ability to practise their Catholic faith in every
aspect of their lives and to witness Christ in every situation.
Throughout this course, we will focus on how we receive and use that outpouring on the Holy Spirit, in
the many ways that the Spirit manifests itself in our lives.
Note: 28/08 will be Benediction and will be a Service with the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.

 

Corpus Christi
First Holy Communion Programme 2019

Gifts of

Parent’s sessions
7.00-8.00

Children’s sessions
10.15 for 10.30 Sunday
Activities
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.

26th May 2019 EASTER WEEK 6 (YEAR C)

This Weekend 10.00 am Mass Pat & John Turner Anniversary Memorial of St. Bede the Venerable, Priest, Doctor of the Church
6.30 pm (Sat) Mass People of the Parish  Sixth Sunday in Easter
10.30 am (Sun) Mass Sergio Lorenzo
Monday 9.30 am  Liturgy of the Word Feast of St. Augustine of Canterbury, Bishop
Tuesday 7.00 pm Mass Derek Lowe R.I.P   Weekday of Easter
 Wednesday  12.00 nn  Mass Alphonsa’s Ints.  Weekday of Easter
 Thursday    10.00 am  Mass People of the Parish  Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord 
 7.00 pm  Mass Paul Burke R.I.P. Anniv.
 Friday  10.00 am  Mass Matthew Martin R.I.P. Anniv.  Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
10.30-12 nn Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament- with simple Benediction at 11.50 am
 Saturday   10.00 am  Mass James Murphy R.I.P.  Memorial of St. Justin, Martyr
 6.30 pm (Sat)  Mass Someone in Taunton Vale Hospital 
 Sunday  10.30 am  Mass Kevin Gunning R.I.P  Seventh Sunday in Easter
Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 10.30-11.00am or 5.30-6.00pm or anytime on request
Mass in Syro Malabar Rite: 4.00pm on 1st & 3rd Sunday each month
Morning Prayer of the Church – each weekday at 9.40am

A WARM WELCOME
to all who are visiting our parish. Please join us for tea or coffee in the Church Hall after the 10.30 am Sunday Mass.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK
of our Parish and our loved ones elsewhere as well as anyone who is unwell. Please also pray for those who care for them.

PLEASE NOTE:
There are some changes to Mass times this week- please see above for details.

SCRIPTURE GROUP:
Will be meeting next on Thursday 30th May at 2pm in the Presbytery. We will look at John 17:20-26. All are welcome!

PARISH CENSUS:
If you didn’t fill out a form last weekend, please take one after Mass- this will give us an accurate picture of our Parish. Forms can be returned to Canon Tom or through the Presbytery Letter box. If you would like an electronic copy of the census form, please email Parish admin.

ASCENSION THURSDAY:
A Holy Day of Obligation- is 30th May this year. Masses at 10am and 7pm.

ROSARY:
Will be said every morning in May for Our Lady at 9.20 before Morning Prayer.

PARISH QUIZ AND PLOUGHMAN’S SUPPER EVENING:
Takes place on Friday 14th June at 7pm. Tickets are £7 each (children have free entry) and includes a ploughman’s supper and a quiz adjudicated by Daphne Fowler of BBC2 Egghead’s fame. The event is a bring-your-own-bottle. Tickets available to purchase from Canon Tom after Masses as well as from Parish Admin. Please come along and support this wonderful evening- all funds raised will benefit our Parish.

CELEBRATING MARRIAGE:
Join Bishop Declan for Mass in the Cathedral as we celebrate the gift that is marriage on Saturday 13th July at 12 noon. If you are celebrating a significant anniversary this year, are newly married or looking forward to marriage in 2019, then please contact us: adult.education@cliftondiocese.com or ring 0117 902 5595.

CAFOD THANKS
Thank you for your support to the CAFOD shop. We know many of you bought Real Easter Eggs which helped spread the Easter message.. The latest project update is in the rack at the back of church. Please feel free to take it to read but please return so others can do the same. Also in the rack is the latest issue of "Side by Side" which gives information on how your very generous donations to the Fast day and the cyclone Idai appeal were spent. Thank you for everything.

HAVE YOU BEEN BEREAVED BY SUICIDE?:
You are invited to come to listen to an evening talk by Jola Malin who has written about her own experience of complex grief. The talk will be drawn from her recent book ‘Carry a Whisper’, written after losing her sister. There will also be information about a Day Retreat in July, for people who have been bereaved by a suicide. Monday 3rd June, 7 – 8pm (6.30 tea/arrivals) In the Parish Hall of the Catholic Church at Beeches Green in Stroud (The Immaculate Conception), Gloucestershire GL5 4AA

SPECIAL SERVICE:
There will be Benediction with anointing of the sick at 3.00pm on Sunday 9th June, followed by refreshments in the parish hall. Everyone is welcome, especially our ill and housebound parishioners. We have booked mini-buses (that are wheelchair friendly) so if you need transport, just call on Alison on 626271.

WAITROSE COMMUNITY MATTERS CHARITY SCHEME:
Waitrose are supporting the St Joseph's Baby & Toddler Group by inclusion in their green token scheme throughout May. If you shop at Waitrose please support the Group with your tokens to secure a share of the £1,000 monthly donation. Thank you Waitrose! Present fundraising will go towards the cost of soft play equipment.

JOURNEY IN FAITH (RCIA):
As Thursday is the Feast of the Ascension there will be Mass at 7.00 p.m. so no meeting of our Journey in Faith group. The following week will be the last time this particular group will meet and the process will recommence in September if there are people interested in coming along. We meet on Thursday evenings in the Parish Room under the presbytery where you will find a warm welcome.

MISSIO:
Please can the Parish Promoters for Missio (APF) collect the latest Mission Today magazines for distribution to their box holders from the Church porch.

FHC PARENTS MEETING:
Due to a Confirmation class on the same evening at St Joseph’s it has become necessary to move the date of the parents evening for FHC to Tuesday 4th June. This will be in the original venue of the school hall at 7.00pm.

MUSICIANS AT SUNDAY MASS:
We are looking for musicians to help with accompanying our singing on Sundays. We especially need pianists, keyboard players or organists who would be prepared to help out on some Sundays. It would also involve joining our practices which take place once a month. Please let Canon Tom or a member of the choir or music group know if you would be prepared to help out..

SPUC:
The popular Wine, Buffet & Quiz evening in support of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children is on Saturday 1 June at Our Lady of Lourdes at 7.30pm. The guest speaker is Antonia Tully from SPUC Head Office. It’s an enjoyable way to support and raise funds for a great cause. Admission is just £7 – pay at the door.

THE EVANGELIST:
A publication from St.John’s Seminary has an article in it written by Joseph Meigh, the seminarian who will be joining our parish in September (the article is on pages 23-24). You can find copies of The Evangelist at the back of the church.

DIOCESAN DAY:
We gather at St Brendan's Sixth Form College on Saturday 6 July with our Bishop and with people from across all parishes in the diocese. The day begins at 9.45am with an opening liturgy and concludes at 4.15pm with Mass.. Details can be found on the poster and booklets at www.cliftondiocese.com. Lunch is provided, please email just to let us know you are coming: adult.education@cliftondiocese.com

SECOND COLLECTION:
Next weekend 1st/2nd June for Catholic Communication Network. Please give generously! Please note as well, that if you would like to donate by cheque please make cheques payable to the Parish and mark the cheque ‘Catholic Communication Network.’

FINANCE:
Offertory collection last week was £682.41 (Gift Aid £244.73). Priest’s Retirement fund £647.27 (Gift Aid £388). Lent CAFOD shop in Hall £107.14. Thank you for your generosity!

19th May 2019 EASTER WEEK 5 (YEAR C)

This Weekend 10.00 am(Sat) Mass Church in the Holy Land Weekday of Easter Memorial of St. John I, Pope, Martyr Our Lady on Saturday
6.30 pm (Sat) Mass People of the Parish Fifth Sunday in Easter
10.30am (Sun) Mass Jean Langston R.I.P.
Monday 9.30 am Mass Betty Cheek R.I.P. (Anniv.) Weekday of Easter Memorial of St. Bernadine of Siena
Tuesday 7.00 pm Mass David Threadingham’s (Ints.) Weekday of Easter
Memorial of St. Christopher Magallanes, Priest and Companions, Matyrs
Wednesday 10.00 am Mass Noreen Galvin R.I.P. Weekday of Easter Memorial of St. Rita of Cascia, Religous
Thursday 10.00 Mass Mildred Hancock R.I.P. Weekday of Easter
Friday 10.00 am Mass The Donald Family Memorial of St. Aldhelm, Bishop
10.30-12 nn Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament- with simple Benediction at 11.50 am
Saturday 10.00 am Mass Pat & John Turner Anniversary Memorial of St. Bede the Venerable, Priest, Doctor of the Church
6.30 pm (Sat) Mass People of the Parish Sixth Sunday in Easter
Sunday 10.30 am Mass Sergio Lorenzo

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.

SCRIPTURE GROUP:
Will be meeting next on Tuesday 21st May at 2pm in the Presbytery. We will look at John 14: 23-29. All are welcome!

PARISH CENSUS:
If you didn’t fill out a form last weekend, please take one after Mass- this will give us an accurate picture of our Parish. Forms can be returned to Canon Tom or through the Presbytery Letter box.

ASCENSION THURSDAY:
A Holy Day- is 30th May this year.

ROSARY:
Will be said every morning in May for Our Lady at 9.20 before Morning Prayer.

PARISH QUIZ AND PLOUGHMAN’S DINNER EVENING:
Takes place on Friday 14th June at 7pm. Tickets are £7 each (children have free entry) and includes a ploughman’s supper and a quiz adjudicated by Daphne Fowler of BBC2 Egghead’s fame. The event is a bring-your-own-bottle. Tickets available to purchase from Canon Tom after Masses as well as from Parish Admin. Please come along and support this wonderful evening- all funds raised will benefit our Parish.

RIP:
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Maciej Delak. Please remember his family and friends at this difficult time. Maciej’s funeral will take place on Monday 20th May at the Crematorium at 12.30am. ’May He Rest In Peace”.

CAFOD THANKS
Thank you for your support to the CAFOD shop. We know many of you bought Real Easter Eggs which helped spread the Easter message. The profits from the stall during Lent allowed us to send £107.14 to CAFOD for the "Hands On" project in the Magdalena Medio region of Colombia. We had previously sent a similar amount from the profits from the stall during Advent. The latest project update is in the rack at the back of church. Please feel free to take it to read but please return so others can do the same. Also in the rack is the latest issue of "Side by Side" which gives information on how your very generous donations to the Fast day and the cyclone Idai appeal were spent. Thank you for everything.

HAVE YOU BEEN BEREAVED BY SUICIDE?:
You are invited to come to listen to an evening talk by Jola Malin who has written about her own experience of complex grief. The talk will be drawn from her recent book ‘Carry a Whisper’, written after losing her sister. There will also be information about a Day Retreat in July, for people who have been bereaved by a suicide. Monday 3rd June, 7 – 8pm (6.30 tea/arrivals) In the Parish Hall of the Catholic Church at Beeches Green in Stroud (The Immaculate Conception), Gloucestershire GL5 4AA

SPECIAL SERVICE:
There will be Benediction with anointing of the sick at 3.00pm on Sunday 9th June, followed by refreshments in the parish hall. Everyone is welcome, especially our ill and housebound parishioners. We have booked mini-buses (that are wheelchair friendly) so if you need transport, just call on Alison on 626271.

WAITROSE COMMUNITY MATTERS CHARITY SCHEME:
Waitrose are supporting the St Joseph's Baby & Toddler Group by inclusion in their green token scheme throughout May. If you shop at Waitrose please support the Group with your tokens to secure a share of the £1,000 monthly donation. Thank you Waitrose! Present fundraising will go towards the cost of soft play equipment.

JOURNEY IN FAITH (RCIA):
At our next meeting on Thursday 23rd May we will be considering our vocation as Christians to share the ‘good news’ with others. We will reflect on how we should care for our neighbours. We will consider the social teaching of the Church and how we can make it part of our lives. These meetings takes place in the Parish Room under the presbytery at 7.30 p.m. each Thursday and you are very welcome to join us.

RED BOXES: Many thanks to all our red box holders who last year donated £1405.20 to support the APF Mill Hill missionaries in their wonderful work all around the world. To continue this good work, we desperately need more people to collect the boxes. Please call Bill on 626271 or see Canon Tom if you can help with this not very onerous task.

DIOCESAN LOURDES PILGRIMAGE 2019:
Bishop Declan invites all to take part in the Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes, which takes place 23rd- 30th August. The coach and Jumbulance leave St. Theresa’s, Filton on Thursday 22nd August. For further information please email Lourdes@cliftondiocese.com or ring 0117 902 5590 opt. 7.

YOUNG PEOPLE – WE NEED YOU!:
Our Diocesan Day is taking place at St Brendan’s College Bristol on Saturday 6th July. We are looking for young people of school Year 10 and beyond to be an important part of the team. Your task is to be the face of the diocese by introducing speakers and workshops, signposting people and making people welcome. You will also have the opportunity to take on the Climbing Wall and Archery range as part of your day! We invite you to a training day on Saturday 15th June 10am – 3pm at St Brendan’s. If you and your friends would like to take part email youth@cliftondiocese.com and we’ll send you more information.

SPUC:
The popular Wine, Buffet & Quiz evening in support of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children is on Saturday 1 June at Our Lady of Lourdes at 7.30pm. The guest speaker is Antonia Tully from SPUC Head Office. It’s an enjoyable way to support and raise funds for a great cause. Admission is just £7 – pay at the door.

DIOCESAN DAY:
We gather at St Brendan's Sixth Form College on Saturday 6 July with our Bishop and with people from across all parishes in the diocese. It is always a good day and the hope is that there is something for everyone. The day begins at 9.45am with an opening liturgy and concludes at 4.15pm with Mass. Refreshments served from 9.15am. Details can be found on the poster and booklets at www.cliftondiocese.com. Lunch is provided, please email just to let us know you are coming: adult.education@cliftondiocese.com

PRIEST’S RETIREMENT FUND SECOND COLLECTION:
Takes place this weekend 18th/19th May. Please give generously! This will support our 33 retired priests.

CONGRATULATIONS:
To Leila Mallen who has her 100th birthday on Friday 24th May.

FINANCE:
Offertory collection last week was £757.33 (Gift Aid £304.87). Clergy training fund £316.13. Thank you for your generosity!

12th May 2019 EASTER WEEK 4 (YEAR C)

This Weekend 10.00am(Sat) Liturgy of the Word Weekday of Easter Our Lady on Saturday
6.30 pm (Sat) Mass People of the Parish Fourth Sunday in Easter
10.30 am (Sun) Mass Len Martin R.I.P.
Monday 9.30 am Mass Sally Madden (Ints.) Weekday of Easter Memorial of Our Lady of Fatima
Tuesday 10.00 am Mass Jeanne Flanagan’s Ints. Weekday of Easter Feast of St. Matthias, Apostle
Wednesday 10.00 am Liturgy of the Word Weekday of Easter
Thursday 10.00am Liturgy of the Word Weekday of Easter
Friday 10.00 am Mass Teresa Coates R.I.P. Weekday of Easter
10.30-12 nn Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament- with simple Benediction at 11.50 am
Saturday 10.00 am Mass Church in the Holy Land Weekday of Easter Our Lady on Saturday Memorial of St. John I, Pope, Martyr
6.30 pm (Sat) Mass People of the Parish Fifth Sunday in Easter
Sunday 10.30 am Mass Jean Langston 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.

SCRIPTURE GROUP:
Will be meeting next on Tuesday 21st May at 2pm in the Presbytery. We will look at John 14:23-29. All are welcome!

PARISH CENSUS:
Takes place beginning this weekend. Please take a form after Mass- this will give us an accurate picture of our Parish.

PLEASE NOTE:
There are some changes to the Mass schedule this week- please see above for further details.

ROSARY:
Will be said every morning in May for Our Lady at 9.20 before Morning Prayer.

PARISH QUIZ AND PLOUGHMAN’S DINNER EVENING:
Takes place on Friday 14th June at 7pm. Tickets are £7 each (children are free) and includes a ploughman’s supper and a quiz adjudicated by Daphne Fowler of BBC2 Egghead’s fame. The event is a bring-your-own-bottle. Tickets available to purchase from Canon Tom after Masses as well as from Parish Admin. Please come along and support this wonderful evening- all funds raised will benefit our Parish.

SPUC:
The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children are meeting on Monday 13 May at 7.15pm at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Room – please come along & find out how you can help join the fight against abortion.

SPECIAL SERVICE:
There will be Benediction with anointing of the sick at 3.00pm on Sunday 9th June, followed by refreshments in the parish hall. Everyone is welcome, especially our ill and housebound parishioners. We have booked mini-buses (that are wheelchair friendly) so if you need transport, just call on Alison on 626271.

WAITROSE COMMUNITY MATTERS CHARITY SCHEME:
Waitrose are supporting the St Joseph's Baby & Toddler Group by inclusion in their green token scheme throughout May. If you shop at Waitrose please support the Group with your tokens to secure a share of the £1,000 monthly donation. Thank you Waitrose! Present fundraising will go towards the cost of soft play equipment.

JOURNEY IN FAITH (RCIA):
We meet again on Thursday to consider how being a Catholic means being a part of a faith community. We support one another and together become the Body of Christ enriching the Church through our own individual gifts and talents. We meet on Thursday evenings at 7.30 in the Parish Room, under the Presbytery. You are very welcome to join us.

RED BOXES:
Many thanks to all our red box holders who last year donated £1405.20 to support the APF Mill Hill missionaries in their wonderful work all around the world. To continue this good work, we desperately need more people to collect the boxes. Please call Bill on 626271 or see Canon Tom if you can help with this not very onerous task.

DIOCESAN LOURDES PILGRIMAGE 2019:
Bishop Declan invites all to take part in the Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes, which takes place 23rd- 30th August. The coach and Jumbulance leave St. Theresa’s, Filton on Thursday 22nd August. For further information please email Lourdes@cliftondiocese.com or ring 0117 902 5590 opt. 7.

YOUNG PEOPLE – WE NEED YOU!:
Our Diocesan Day is taking place at St Brendan’s College Bristol on Saturday 6th July. We are looking for young people of school Year 10 and beyond to be an important part of the team. Your task is to be the face of the diocese by introducing speakers and workshops, signposting people and making people welcome. You will also have the opportunity to take on the Climbing Wall and Archery range as part of your day! We invite you to a training day on Saturday 15th June 10am – 3pm at St Brendan’s. If you and your friends would like to take part email youth@cliftondiocese.com and we’ll send you more information.

SPUC:
The popular Wine, Buffet & Quiz evening in support of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children is on Saturday 1 June at Our Lady of Lourdes at 7.30pm. The guest speaker is Antonia Tully from SPUC Head Office. It’s an enjoyable way to support and raise funds for a great cause. Admission is just £7 – pay at the door.

18TH MAY PILGRIMAGE TO GLASTONBURY:
All welcome to join Clifton Charismatic Renewal’s pilgrimage to Glastonbury on 18th May with guest speaker Joanna Bogle. Mass is at 10 am and we finish at 4pm. Bring a packed lunch, light refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact renewal@cliftondiocese.com, 07815 751 556. Location St Mary’s Church, Glastonbury BA6 9EJ.

SUMMER CAMPS:
The Clifton Diocese Summer Camps are now taking bookings for 2019. A residential week of outdoor activities, catechesis, faith development, friendship and much more, all for only £200 per child! For more information, please visit the Clifton Diocese website, or go to http://livingyourfaith.co.uk. Week 1 (ages 7-11): 12-16 August, Week 2 (ages 12-16): 19-23 August.

DIOCESAN DAY:
We gather at St Brendan's Sixth Form College on Saturday 6 July with our Bishop and with people from across all parishes in the diocese. It is always a good day and the hope is that there is something for everyone. The day begins at 9.45am with an opening liturgy and concludes at 4.15pm with Mass. Refreshments served from 9.15am. Details can be found on the poster and booklets at www.cliftondiocese.com. Lunch is provided, please email just to let us know you are coming: adult.education@cliftondiocese.com

REDISCOVER YOUR MARRIAGE:
Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vi with a long i) simply means 'rediscovery'. The programme offers the chance to rediscover yourself, your spouse, and a loving relationship in your marriage. 10s of 1000s headed for divorce have successfully saved their marriages by attending and using the tools provided. There is no group therapy or group work. For confidential information about ‘Retrouvaille’ or to register for the programme commencing with a residential weekend on……7th – 9th June 2019 Call or text 0788 7296983 or 0797 3380443 – or Email retrouvailleukinfo@gmail.com - or visit www.retrouvaille.org.uk

THANK YOU:
From CAFOD for our recent donation for the Cyclone Appeal of £275.96.

PRIEST’S RETIREMENT FUND SECOND COLLETION:
Takes place next weekend 18th/19th May. Please give generously!

SECOND COLLECTION:
Will take place this weekend 11/12th May for Clergy Training Fund. Please give generously!

FINANCE: Offertory collection last week was £549.31 (Gift Aid £233).
Thank you for your generosity!

5th May 2019 EASTER WEEK 3 (YEAR C)

This Weekend 10.00 am(Sat) Mass Pat Simms (Ints.) Feast of the English Martyrs
6.30 pm (Sat) Mass People of the Parish Third Sunday of Easter
10.30 am (Sun) Mass Anthony Ward R.I.P.
Monday 9.30 am Mass Birthday Weekday of Easter
Tuesday 7.00pm Mass Bridie Simms R.I.P. Weekday of Easter
Wednesday 10.00 am Mass Nuala Pluck R.I.P. Weekday of Easter
Thursday 10.00 Liturgy of the Word Weekday of Easter
Friday 10.00 am Mass Sr. Quentin’s (Ints) Weekday of Easter
10.30- 12 nn Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament- with simple Benediction at 11.50 am
Saturday 10.00 am Liturgy of the Word Weekday of Easter Our Lady on Saturday
6.30 pm Mass People of the Parish Fourth Sunday in Easter
Sunday 10.30 am Mass Len Martin 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.

SCRIPTURE GROUP:
Will be meeting next on Tuesday 7th May at 2pm in the Presbytery. We will look at John 10: 27-30. All are welcome!

PARISH CENSUS:
Will soon take place- this will give us an accurate picture of our Parish. It will involve filling out a simple form. More details will follow shortly.

PLEASE NOTE:
There are some changes to the Mass schedule this week- please see above for further details.

WAITROSE COMMUNITY MATTERS CHARITY SCHEME:
Waitrose are supporting the St Joseph's Baby & Toddler Group by inclusion in their green token scheme throughout May. If you shop at Waitrose please support the Group with your tokens to secure a share of the £1,000 monthly donation. Thank you Waitrose! Present fundraising will go towards the cost of soft play equipment.

ROSARY:
Will be said every morning in May for Our Lady at 9.20 before Morning Prayer.

RIP:
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Vilma Thornton. Please remember her family and friends at this difficult time. Vilma’s funeral will take place on Wednesday 8th May at the Crematorium at 11.30am. ’May She Rest In Peace”.

JOURNEY IN FAITH (RCIA):
This coming Thursday 9th May at our Journey in Faith meeting we will be reflecting on how we sustain and support our faith through prayer. We will consider what prayer is, how we pray, the importance of prayer. This will be the first of our sessions leading up to Pentecost when we consider what it means to be part of a Catholic community and how we support one another. The meeting takes place in the Parish Room under the presbytery at 7.30 p.m. each Thursday and you are very welcome to join us.

RED BOXES:
Many thanks to all our red box holders who last year donated £1405.20 to support the APF Mill Hill missionaries in their wonderful work all around the world. To continue this good work, we desperately need more people to collect the boxes. Please call Bill on 626271 or see Canon Tom if you can help with this not very onerous task.

DIOCESAN LOURDES PILGRIMAGE 2019:
Bishop Declan invites all to take part in the Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes, which takes place 23rd- 30th August. The coach and Jumbulance leave St. Theresa’s, Filton on Thursday 22nd August. For further information please email Lourdes@cliftondiocese.com or ring 0117 902 5590 opt. 7.

YOUNG PEOPLE – WE NEED YOU!:
Our Diocesan Day is taking place at St Brendan’s College Bristol on Saturday 6th July. We are looking for young people of school Year 10 and beyond to be an important part of the team. Your task is to be the face of the diocese by introducing speakers and workshops, signposting people and making people welcome. You will also have the opportunity to take on the Climbing Wall and Archery range as part of your day! We invite you to a training day on Saturday 15th June 10am – 3pm at St Brendan’s. If you and your friends would like to take part email youth@cliftondiocese.com and we’ll send you more information.

SPUC:
The popular Wine, Buffet & Quiz evening in support of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children is on Saturday 1 June at Our Lady of Lourdes at 7.30pm. The guest speaker is Antonia Tully from SPUC Head Office. It’s an enjoyable way to support and raise funds for a great cause. Admission is just £7 – pay at the door.

18TH MAY PILGRIMAGE TO GLASTONBURY:
All welcome to join Clifton Charismatic Renewal’s pilgrimage to Glastonbury on 18th May with guest speaker Joanna Bogle. Mass is at 10 am and we finish at 4pm. Bring a packed lunch, light refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact renewal@cliftondiocese.com, 07815 751 556. Location St Mary’s Church, Glastonbury BA6 9EJ.

SUMMER CAMPS:
The Clifton Diocese Summer Camps are now taking bookings for 2019. A residential week of outdoor activities, catechesis, faith development, friendship and much more, all for only £200 per child! For more information, please visit the Clifton Diocese website, or go to http://livingyourfaith.co.uk. Week 1 (ages 7-11): 12-16 August, Week 2 (ages 12-16): 19-23 August.

THE MARCH FOR LIFE UK:
Will take place on Saturday 11th May starting outside Westminster Church House, 25 Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3BN at 2pm. There will also be events in the morning from 9:30am until 1:30pm, for more details and local coach information see www.MarchforLife.co.uk

REDISCOVER YOUR MARRIAGE:
Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vi with a long i) simply means 'rediscovery'. The programme offers the chance to rediscover yourself, your spouse, and a loving relationship in your marriage. 10s of 1000s headed for divorce have successfully saved their marriages by attending and using the tools provided. There is no group therapy or group work. For confidential information about ‘Retrouvaille’ or to register for the programme commencing with a residential weekend on……7th – 9th June 2019 Call or text 0788 7296983 or 0797 3380443 – or Email retrouvailleukinfo@gmail.com - or visit www.retrouvaille.org.uk

SECOND COLLECTION:
Will take place next weekend 11/12th May for Clergy Training Fund. Please give generously!

OUR LADY ON SATURDAY:
While there are several explanations to this custom of dedicating Saturday to Mary Most Holy, the one most widespread in Christendom that moved souls with special veneration to the Blessed Virgin resulted from the great importance the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ had in medieval spirituality. The Gospels tell us that after the death of Our Lord Jesus Christ the Apostles, disciples and holy women did not believe in the Resurrection even though Our Lord had often announced it to them. Thus, from the time Our Lord died on the Cross on Good Friday until Resurrection Sunday only Our Lady believed in His divinity. Therefore she alone had perfect faith, for as Saint Paul says, “Without the Resurrection our Faith would be vain.” Therefore, that Saturday only Our Lady personified the Catholic Church throughout the Earth.