Corpus Christi Church
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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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23rd April 2017 Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday) Cycle A

This Weekend

6:30pm (Sat) First Mass of Sunday Maud Gallagher R.I.P
10.30am (Sun) Mass Teresa Veronica Crowe (INTS)
Monday 10am Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion
Tuesday 10am Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion
Wednesday 10am Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion
Thursday 10am Mass  
Friday 10am Liturgy of the word with Holy Communion
  10.30-12 nn Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Saturday 10am Liturgy of the Word & Holy Communion
  6.30pm Mass Teresa Shaw (INTS)
Sunday 10.30am Mass Marion Kemp (INTS)

A WARM WELCOME to all who are visiting our parish. Please join us for Tea or coffee after the 10.30 Mass.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK of our Parish and our loved ones elsewhere, especially, Tony Denny, George Hancock, Cliff Todd, Gwen Hopkinson, Pat Wilson and Loretta Walters. Please also pray for those who care for them.

JOURNEY IN FAITH. (R.C.I.A.):
We will meet again on Thursday 27th April in the meeting room below the presbytery at 7.30pm.

COLUMBAN MISSIONARY SOCIETY APPEAL: We welcome Fr. Gerry Markey, a member of the Columban Missionaries, who will be standing in for Fr. Richard this weekend (Saturday 22nd / 23rd April). He will make the annual missionary appeal here and at St. joseph’s. Please welcome him and be as generous as you can in response to his appeal.

CORPUS CHRISTI 100 CLUB:
Tickets for the April Draw are now available, please don’t forget to get yours. It’s simple. Pick a number between 1 -100 for £5, if all 100 numbers are sold, the prize fund will be £250 and £250 will go towards the Building Fund. T&C’s apply and will supplied with the Tickets.
Details are on the notice board or from Lynne Parsonage - 07720 625713

A gentle reminder to those who have requested to keep the same 100 Club numbers every month – please pay your £5 to Lynne Parsonage or via standing order as soon as possible.
Parish bank details: NatWest Bank
Sort Code 52-10-03 Account number 66287383
(Reference to identify the payment must include: Example Surname and 100, so ‘Burke 100’)
Tickets are available from Lynne Parsonage – 07720 625713 or after various Masses throughout the month.

DIOCESAN BRIEFING:
The latest briefing paper is on the noticeboard in the porch for all to read.

FRIENDSHIP CLUB: We are looking for additional members for our club and the general age group is from very young sixty years old to even younger ninety-nine year olds. We meet on Monday afternoons in the Parish Hall (we start at 2pm) - we do not play Bridge or Touch Rugby but we do have a very joyful time with bingo- very nice tea and biscuits and a pleasant chat. From our own fund raising we have an excellent Christmas dinner at first class hotel and we also manage to have a Christmas Party and other entertainments. Do come along and join us-our next meeting is on Monday 24th April.

SPUC: The society for the protection of Unborn Children would like to invite everyone to the following events:
:
1. Homemade cake sale and coffee morning in the Corpus Christi parish hall on Wednesday 26th April at 10.30am

2. Silent Witness pro-life chain at traffic lights on Frances Fox Road by Tesco car park on Saturday 29th April from 11.00am to 1.00pm

3. To mark the 50th Anniversary of the Abortion Act, Dr Tom Rogers and Roslyn Thomas from SPUC London, are making a visit to Weston to talk about the work of the Society on Friday 5 May at Corpus Christi hall at 7.30pm. 8.7 million babies have been aborted since 1967 so please support this special event

EARLY NOTICE FOR YOUR DIARY: HEALING SERVICE:
Tuesday 2 May at 7:30pm. Fr Richard McKay is visiting the parish to conduct a Healing Service. Parishioners who completed training will be on the ministry team. This is an opportunity to praise and thank God for all the many graces he has given us. Jesus asks us, “Do you want to be well again?” (John 5: v6) Come, and ask the Lord to be well again and praise and thank him for his healing touch.

CAFOD Thanks: Parishioners have once again exceeded themselves in generosity. The East Africa Appeal raised a further £1109.82p in addition to the already generous Lent Fast Day collection. Our Youth Club performed their now customary Hunger Lunch on Good Friday which raised a further £167. The 4th Worle Brownies added £25 to our Maundy Thursday collection of £653.34p and our CAFOD shop allowed us to send a further £98 to our Collect2 partner, Sebaya, in Ethiopia. In addition, the shop sold £234 worth of Real Easter Eggs. Of course these being sold at cost create no further profit although the Real Easter Egg company do make a donation to charity (see their web site for details). The parish Tithe fund (10% of collections) has added a further £688.86 since January and other CAFOD donations of £251.30 have allowed the parish to send off a total of £3332.76 to CAFOD this year. Many thanks.

24H4V: Sunday May 7th is Good Shepherd Sunday and World Day of Prayer for Vocations. To mark this, we are launching a campaign across the diocese called TWENTY-FOUR HOURS FOR VOCATIONS or 24H4V. This is an opportunity for the people of the diocese to storm heaven with prayers and offerings for vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life, as well as supporting our seminarians and all who are discerning their call in life. You are invited to take away a small booklet which suggests twenty-four prayers for four main areas; those areas are: priesthood, consecrated life, our diocesan seminarians and all vocations. Please give as much time you can to uniting yourself and your prayer with the prayers of others throughout the diocese over the twenty-four hours of May 7th. There will also be a collection that weekend for the clergy training fund to help defray the cost of training our future priests and deacons as well as supporting clergy in-service training.

YOUR VOICE MATTERS – MEGA YOUTH POLL:
In 2018, Pope Francis will invite Bishops and others to Rome to talk about Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment. At this gathering they will discuss how the Catholic Church can accompany young people in their faith and help them to hear God’s call. If you are aged between 13-29 years old, the Catholic Church in England and Wales would like to hear from you; we want to hear what life is like, your thoughts on faith and how you connect with the Catholic Church or don’t. To help you tell us we have created a Youth Poll that you can access at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/parishyouth-poll. If you’re not in this age group but would like to help, please encourage the young people you know to respond to this poll by giving them the link. For queries about the Poll please email: synod2018@cbcew.org.uk

FINANCE:
Details of the parish finances for 2016 are now available to see on in the porch.
The second collection in aid of CAFOD Lent Boxes £653.34
CAFOD Hunger Lunch (Good Fiday) £165.98
Holy Places (Good Friday) £374.74

Thank you.

16th April 2017 Sunday of the Resurrection Cycle A

This Weekend 9 pm (Sat) Easter Vigil Private Intentions
9am (Sun) Mass People of the Parish
10.30am (Sun) Mass Marian Browne R.I.P
Monday 10am Liturgy of the Word & Holy Communion
Tuesday 10am Liturgy of the Word & Holy Communion
Wednesday 10am Mass Maud Gallagher R.I.P.
Thursday 10am Mass Fr Gabriel (Ints)
. Friday 10am Mass Dennis Goddard R.I.P
10.30-12 nn Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.
Saturday 10am Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion
6.30pm Mass  
Sunday 10.30am Mass Teresa Veronica Crowe (Ints)

A WARM WELCOME
to all who are visiting our parish. Please join us for Tea or coffee after the 10.30 Mass.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK
of our Parish and our loved ones elsewhere, especially, Tony Denny, George Hancock, Cliff Todd, Gwen Hopkinson, Pat Wilson, Loretta Walters and Sam Sherrard. Please also pray for those who care for them.


EASTER SUNDAY 9.00am MASS: If you are a reader and are able to read at the early Mass on Easter Sunday, could you please let Jean Davies know? Also any organist or pianist willing to play would be really appreciated

QUIET MORNING: There will be a Quiet Morning at La Retraite, 11 Walliscote Road, on Thursday April 20 from 10:30am-noon. Everyone is welcome.

JOURNEY IN FAITH. (R.C.I.A.):
We have welcomed Sam, Paul and Aida as new Catholics this weekend at the Easater Vigil when they joined the Sacramental life od the Church. We hope they find a warm welcome from our parishfamily and will be greatly blessed as they continue their ‘faith journey’.
We do not meet this Thursday 20th April but we will meet again on Thursday 27th April.

CORPUS CHRISTI 100 CLUB:
Tickets for the April Draw are now available, please don’t forget to get yours. It’s simple. Pick a number between 1 -100 for £5, if all 100 numbers are sold, the prize fund will be £250 and £250 will go towards the Building Fund. T&C’s apply and will supplied with the Tickets.
Details are on the notice board or from Lynne Parsonage - 07720 625713
A gentle reminder to those who have requested to keep the same 100 Club numbers every month – please pay your £5 to Lynne Parsonage or via standing order as soon as possible.
Parish bank details:
NatWest Bank
Sort Code 52-10-03
Account number 66287383
(Reference to identify the payment must include: Example Surname and 100, so ‘Burke 100’)
Tickets are available from Lynne Parsonage – 07720 625713. of after various Masses throughout the month.

EARLY NOTICE FOR YOUR DIARY: HEALING SERVICE:
Tuesday 2 May at 7:30pm. Fr Richard McKay is visiting the parish to conduct a Healing Service. Parishioners who completed training will be on the ministry team. This is an opportunity to praise and thank God for all the many graces he has given us. Jesus asks us, “Do you want to be well again?” (John 5: v6) Come, and ask the Lord to be well again and praise and thank him for his healing touch.

THE NEW CROSS:
Great news. It can now be confirmed that the new replacement cross will be installed on top of the church during the week beginning the 24th April.

DIOCESAN BRIEFING:
The latest briefing paper is on the noticeboard in the porch for all to read.

YOUR VOICE MATTERS – MEGA YOUTH POLL:
In 2018, Pope Francis will invite Bishops and others to Rome to talk about Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment. At this gathering they will discuss how the Catholic Church can accompany young people in their faith and help them to hear God’s call. If you are aged between 13-29 years old, the Catholic Church in England and Wales would like to hear from you; we want to hear what life is like, your thoughts on faith and how you connect with the Catholic Church or don’t. To help you tell us we have created a Youth Poll that you can access at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/parishyouth-poll. If you’re not in this age group but would like to help, please encourage the young people you know to respond to this poll by giving them the link. For queries about the Poll please email: synod2018@cbcew.org.uk

FINANCE:
Last weekend’s offertory collection was £615.07 (10% to the Parish Tithe Fund) of which £199.89 was Gift Aided.
Last Month’s Standing Orders were £2,222.75 and reclaimed Gift Aid from Feb. was £448.56.
Thank you.

 

9th April 2017 PALM SUNDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD Cycle A

This Weekend 6:30 pm (Sat) First Mass of Sunday People of the Parish
10.30am (Sun) Mass James Albert Austin R.I.P.
Monday 10am Liturgy of the Word & Holy Communion
Tuesday 10am Liturgy of the Word & Holy Communion
Wednesday   No Liturgy. Chrism Mass at the Cathedral.
HOLY THURSDAY 8pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper D.M.’S Intentions.
GOOD FRIDAY 11am Stations of the Cross  
  3pm Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion
HOLY SATURDAY 9pm Mass - Easter Vigil Private Intention
EASTER SUNDAY 9am Mass People of the Parish
10.30am Mass Marian Browne R.I.P


LAST CONFESSIONS
BEFORE EASTER IS ON GOOD FRIDAY FROM 11-30AM.

A WARM WELCOME
to all who are visiting our parish. Please join us for Tea or coffee after the 10.30 Mass.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK
of our Parish and our loved ones elsewhere, especially, Tony Denny, George Hancock, Cliff Todd, Gwen Hopkinson, Pat Wilson, Loretta Walters and Sam Sherrard. Please also pray for those who care for them.

DECEASED:
Kate Corrigan (widow of Bernard Corrigan) died just after midnight on 1 April, aged 97, R.I.P. Kate and Bernard were in the Parish of Corpus Christi from 1997 until 2003.

CHRISM MASS:
at Clifton Cathedral is one of the high points of the year in our Diocese, when priests, deacons, religious and lay people from all over the Diocese gather for the blessing of the Holy Oils. A coach will leave Corpus Christi at 9am on Wednesday 12th April and will leave the Cathedral for the return trip at 1.30pm. The cost will be £8.00. Names on the list in the Church porch, please.

PASSOVER SUPPER:
Tomorrow, Monday 10th April 7.00pm for 7.30pm. Please join us as we prepare for Easter with an evening of hymns, readings and a meal, including lamb, to be held in the Parish Hall. The price is £3.00 for adults and £2.00 for children. To secure a place please ensure you pass on your name(s) and monies to Jo Gair by no later than today, Sunday 9th April.

EASTER GARDEN:
An invitation to all our 3 to 8 year-old children – Please come and help us to make the Easter Garden next Saturday morning (15th April) at 11am (while the older ones are having their Easter servers’ practice)

GOOD FRIDAY STATIONS OF THE CROSS:
Children of all ages are needed to re-enact the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday 14th April. Practices will be straight after Sunday mass. We would also welcome any adults willing to help organise this year's service. If you would like more details, please contact Nicki 07425178379 / ndrew@tesco.net.

CAFOD Stall:
This is your last chance to buy your REAL Easter Eggs! We also have a selection of small gifts. In the Parish Hall this weekend after both Masses.

CAFOD Money Boxes:
If you took one away you can put it in our Maundy Thursday collection.

EASTER SUNDAY 9.00am MASS:
If you are a reader and are able to read at the early Mass on Easter Sunday, could you please let Jean Davies know? Also any organist or pianist willing to play would be really appreciated.

GOOD FRIDAY (14th APRIL)
HUNGER LUNCH:
The youth club is organizing and running the annual hunger lunch which takes place in the Church Hall. We would welcome as many senior youth as possible to help prepare the food and tables as well as serve the food and help run the lunch. If your son or daughter is willing to help, please come to the hall from 10am onwards on Good Friday.

ALL ARE WELCOME TO THE HUNGER LUNCH ON GOOD FRIDAY, IMMEDIATELY AFTER STATIONS OF THE CROSS. PLEASE JOIN THE PARISH FOR A FRUGAL LUNCH. ALL PROCEEDS GO TO CAFOD.

JOURNEY IN FAITH (RCIA):
We are fast approaching the climax of the Church’s year, the most important liturgy, which is the Easter Vigil. Just as in the days of the early Church – after an initial period of teaching and preparation – adults are received into the Christian community through the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Here in our parish, along with Catholic communities all over the world, we will be welcoming two adults through Baptism and one adult through Reception into full participation in the Sacramental life of the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil. Let us praise God and give thanks for Paul, Sam and Aida. There will be no meeting on Thursday as it is Maundy Thursday. Instead we will join in celebrating the Mass of the Last Supper at 8:00pm.

LENT 2017:
A Six Week Programme On How To Pray. Every Tuesday in the Club room at 6.30pm, - sessions close at 7.30pm. for further information contact Paul Evans on 01934 628960 p.evans96@btinternet.com)

QUIET MORNING:
There will be a Quiet Morning at La Retraite, 11 Walliscote Road, on Thursday April 20 from 10:30am-noon. Everyone is welcome.

VOCATION MATTERS:
“Others were cutting branches from the trees and spreading them in his path” (Matthew 21:8)
The traditional American ticker tape parade is a way of celebrating victory by creating a snowstorm-like flurry. The waving of palms as Jesus entered Jerusalem had the same intended effect. As we enter Holy Week, how do we celebrate his victory over sin and death in our lives? The greatest offering we can make to Christ is that of giving our lives to him in service, according to our vocation. If we all do that, we will be a ticker tape parade announcing him to the world. If we all do that, we will be swaying palms visible to all.

CORPUS CHRISTI 100 CLUB:
Tickets for the April Draw are now available, please don’t forget to get yours. It’s simple. Pick a number between 1 -100 for £5, if all 100 numbers are sold, the prize fund will be £250 and £250 will go towards the Building Fund. T&C’s apply and will supplied with the Tickets.
Details are on the notice board or from Lynne Parsonage - 07720 625713

EARLY NOTICE FOR YOUR DIARY: HEALING SERVICE:
Tuesday 2 May at 7:30pm. Fr Richard McKay is visiting the parish to conduct a Healing Service. Parishioners who completed training will be on the ministry team. This is an opportunity to praise and thank God for all the many graces he has given us. Jesus asks us, “Do you want to be well again?” (John 5: v6) Come, and ask the Lord to be well again and praise and thank him for his healing touch.

THE NEW CROSS:
Great news. It can now be confirmed that the new replacement cross will be installed on top of the church during the week beginning the 24th April.

DIOCESAN BRIEFING: The latest briefing paper is on the noticeboard in the porch for all to read.

GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY:
Mike and Kitty Roberts thank everyone for their kind prayers and good wishes; it was a memorable day.

CHURCHES TOGETHER WALK OF WITNESS IN WESTON:
Good Friday 12:30. Meet at 12 noon outside Emmanuel Church on Oxford Street and process to Princess Royal Fountain for an act of worship. If the weather is poor, meet in Victoria Methodist Church.
Easter Sunday: Service at 6:30am near the pier – followed by breakfast at Victoria Methodist Church.

YOUR VOICE MATTERS – MEGA YOUTH POLL:
In 2018, Pope Francis will invite Bishops and others to Rome to talk about Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment. At this gathering they will discuss how the Catholic Church can accompany young people in their faith and help them to hear God’s call. If you are aged between 13-29 years old, the Catholic Church in England and Wales would like to hear from you; we want to hear what life is like, your thoughts on faith and how you connect with the Catholic Church or don’t. To help you tell us we have created a Youth Poll that you can access at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/parishyouth-poll. If you’re not in this age group but would like to help, please encourage the young people you know to respond to this poll by giving them the link. For queries about the Poll please email: synod2018@cbcew.org.uk

FINANCE:
Last weekend’s offertory collection was £798.76 (10% to the Parish Tithe Fund) of which £318.20 was Gift Aided. Thank you
.

2nd April 2017 THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT Cycle A

This Weekend 6:30 pm (Sat) First Mass of Sunday Christopher Webb R.I.P.
10.30am (Sun) Mass People of the Parish
Monday 10am Liturgy of the Word & Holy Communion
Tuesday 10am Liturgy of the Word & Holy Communion
Wednesday 10am Requiem Mass Mary Harris RIP
Thursday 10am Mass Marian Browne R.I.P.
Friday 10am Mass Flaviana Busico R.I.P.
10.30am - 12nn Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Saturday 10am Mass Irmgard Mohan R.I.P.
6:30pm Mass People of the Parish
Sunday 10.30am Mass James Albert Austin R.I.P.

A WARM WELCOME
to all who are visiting our parish. Please join us for Tea or coffee after the 10.30 Mass.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK
of our Parish and our loved ones elsewhere, especially, Tony Denny, George Hancock, Cliff Todd, Gwen Hopkinson, Pat Wilson, Loretta Walters and Sam Sherrard. Please also pray for those who care for them.

MOTHERS PRAYER GROUP STATIONS OF THE CROSS:
During Lent, The Mothers Prayers group meets at 9am each Monday Morning in Corpus Christi Church to journey together through the Stations of the Cross. We use "The Woman's Way of the Cross" prayer format which contains some beautiful prayers to enable us to focus and reflect on Jesus final journey and his ultimate act of love. Please join us if you can; ALL ARE WELCOME!!

Journey in Faith (RCIA):
We continue with the last of our evenings where we reflect on the meaning of the Triduum and prayerfully prepare for the Easter Vigil which is the single most important celebration of the Church’s year. Following the path of those seeking entry into the Church at Easter we will again review our lives in the light of the Gospel in which we will hear of the raising of Lazarus from the tomb. In the Scriptures we will come face to face with Christ who is the ‘Source of New Life’. This will be a preparation for the 3rd Scrutiny which will take place during the 10.30 Mass next Sunday. You are all welcome to join us as we make ourselves ready to meet the risen Christ at Easter. We meet at 7.30 on Thursday evening in the Parish Room under the Presbytery. Please keep Sam and Paul who seek to be baptized at the Easter Vigil, and Aida, who will be Confirmed and received into Full Communion, in your prayers.

CHRISM MASS: at Clifton Cathedral
is one of the high points of the year in our Diocese, when priests, deacons, religious and lay people from all over the Diocese gather for the blessing of the Holy Oils. A coach will leave Corpus Christi at 9am on Wednesday 12th April and will leave the Cathedral for the return trip at 1.30pm. The cost will be £8.00. Names on the list in the Church porch, please.

LENTEN STATIONS OF THE CROSS:
Each Saturday at 7.30pm and Our Syro-Malabar brothers and sisters will hold a Stations each Friday during Lent from 5-6pm.

GOOD FRIDAY STATIONS OF THE CROSS:
Children of all ages are needed to re-enact the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday 14th April. Practices will be straight after Sunday mass. We would also welcome any adults willing to help organise this year's service. If you would like more details, please contact Nicki 07425178379 / ndrew@tesco.net.

EASTER SUNDAY 9.00am MASS:
If you are a reader and are able to read at the early Mass on Easter Sunday, could you please let Jean Davies know? Also any organist or pianist willing to play would be really appreciated.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OLIVER MITCHELL AND MARZENA WASYLEWICZ
who were married here on Friday. We wish them every blessing for their future life together.

PASSOVER SUPPER:
Monday 10th April 7.00pm for 7.30pm. Please join us as we prepare for Easter with an evening of Hymns, reading and a meal, including lamb, to be held in the Parish Hall. The price is £3.00 for adults and £2.00 for children. To secure a place please ensure you pass on your name(s) and monies to Jo Gair by no later than Sunday 9th April.

HELP ME WHEN I HAVE TO FACE MY CROSS:
During Lent you are invited to reflect on what the cross means to you. For example; sickness, death, bereavement, loss of job or way of life, loss of relationship, a secret or burden that eats away, alcoholism, drug addiction, pain, disability, caring for someone, dementia. Write your reflection on a card and pin to the cross at the back of the church.

CAFOD – East Africa Appeal:
Thanks to the amazing generosity of the parish community we have been able to send £1,309.82 to Cafod from last week’s collection. Thank you.

LENT 2017:
A Six Week Programme On How To Pray. Every Tuesday in the Club room at 6.30pm, - sessions close at 7.30pm. for further information contact Paul Evans on 01934 628960 p.evans96@btinternet.com)
Week 5: Tuesday April 4th The Eucharist and Prayer. How the Mass offers us opportunities to listen to the Lord, be still in His presence, and be healed. (Leader Deacon Tom Moffatt)

VOCATION MATTERS:
“People who are interested only in unspiritual things can never be pleasing to God” (Romans 8:8)“
“Garbage in, garbage out”, refers to how computers, since they work by logical processes, will process flawed input and produce nonsensical output. The spiritual life can make the most of garbage input but, on the whole, we need to sift out those things which don’t bring us life. The output we are seeking is a deep sense of connectedness to the Lord and awareness of God’s call in our lives. If this is what we want, let us ditch the dross and focus on quality input – the Word of God, the Sacraments and faithfulness to prayer.

CORPUS CHRISTI 100 CLUB
Congratulations to Chris Davies who won the first 100 Club Prize of £160!
Tickets for the April Draw are now available, please don’t forget to get yours.
It’s simple. Pick a number between 1 -100 for £5, if all 100 numbers are sold, the prize fund will be £250 and £250 will go towards the Building Fund. T&C’s apply and will supplied with the Tickets.
Details are on the notice board or from Lynne Parsonage - 07720 625713

JOURNEY IN FAITH (RCIA): at our meeting on Thursday we will be looking at the meaning of the Triduum and preparing for the Easter Vigil. We have two Candidates for Baptism and one seeking Reception into the Church. Please keep Sam, Paul and Aida in your prayers as they anticipate and prepare for rites of the Easter Vigil.

YOUR VOICE MATTERS – MEGA YOUTH POLL:
In 2018, Pope Francis will invite Bishops and others to Rome to talk about Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment. At this gathering they will discuss how the Catholic Church can accompany young people in their faith and help them to hear God’s call. If you are aged between 13-29 years old, the Catholic Church in England and Wales would like to hear from you, we want to hear what life is like, your thoughts on faith and how you connect with the Catholic Church or don’t. To help you tell us we have created a Youth Poll that you can access at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/parishyouth-poll. If you’re not in this age group but would like to help, please encourage the young people you know to respond to this poll by giving them the link. For queries about the Poll please email: synod2018@cbcew.org.uk

INTERESTED IN RECEIVING FREE SAFEGUARDING TRAINING?
Any member of the Diocese can register to access free online EDUCARE Safeguarding training by emailing your name, parish/religious congregation and role e.g. Parish Priest, Catechist, Governor etc. to Rebecca.Monks@cliftondiocese.com Once registered you will have instant access to all seven modules of the E-Learning programme and will be able to print out your own Certificates of completion. Please support Safeguarding in Clifton Diocese.

FINANCE:
Last weekend’s offertory collection was £646.68 (10% to the Parish Tithe Fund) of which £183.77 was Gift Aided. The Second Collection in aid of CAFOD East Africa Appeal raised £1,309.82. Thank you.