SUNDAY:    PARISH MASS with Rite of Child Catechumen (Welcoming) at 10.00am
                        Stations of the Cross, praying El Salvador & Central America at at 1.15pm

MONDAY:    Adoration at 8.30am    Service of Word and Communion at 9.00am  

TUESDAY:   Feast of St Joseph, Husband of Mary
                    Adoration at 5.30pm   Evening Mass at 6.00pm, followed by Scripture sharing group

WEDNESDAY:   Adoration at 6.30pm   Evening Mass at 7.00pm

THURSDAY:   Mass at 12.00 noon, followed by Adoration until 1.30pm
                               Diocesan Service of Reconciliation with Bishop Declan at 7.00pm (St Teresa’s, Filton)

FRIDAY:     Adoration  8.15am Morning Prayer at 8.45am Mass at 9.00am

SATURDAY:    Feast of Blessed Oscar Romero, bishop, martyr, prophet of the poor (1917-1980)
                        Adoration  11.30am  Mass at 12 noon
                                   Sacrament of Reconciliation:      after Mass and at 4.30pm 

TODAY    [1]   On the Fifth Sunday of Lent we celebrate Jesus the Resurrection and the Life. As Jesus raised his Bethany friend, Lazarus, from the dead, the Lord faces His destiny, confronting the tomb that will soon enclose him in darkness. He summons Lazarus back to life  in an action that prophecies Jesus’ own Resurrection. For Jesus is irrepressible Life, Life overflowing into us and our world. As He asks Martha, so also us: Do you believe!
[2]   We celebrate at the beginning of the 10am Mass, the Rite of Child Catechumen (Welcoming) with the children and their families who will be baptised on Easter Sunday morning.[3]   We pray especially in our Mass for the healing and peace of the people of El Salvador who are suffering renewed repression and a terrible gang culture that is destroying the youth of that land. We ask the intercession of Bl Oscar Romero, their martyred Archbishop.
[4]   Stations of the Cross prayed for the suffering people of El Salvador and Central America at 1.15pm

NEXT SUNDAY   [1]   We begin the Great Week - Holy Week - with the Celebration of Palm Sunday, remembering how our humble Servant King is welcomed into Jerusalem; he comes not as a warrior lord, but as a servant prophet, commanding not troops by the hearts of peaceful disciples. He brings a revolution that has endured down 20 centuries! Mass begins at 10am at the school with the blessing and Procession of Palms. 
[2]   Stations of the Cross prayed for Persecuted Christians at approximately 1.30pm


Sunday          Ezechiel 37:12-14/ Psalm 129 / Romans 8: 8-11 / John 11: 1-45

Monday         Daniel 13: 1-9, 15-17, 19-30, 33-62 / Psalm 22 / John 8: 1-11

Tuesday        2 Samuel 7: 4-5,12-14,16/Psalm 88/Romans 4: 13,16-18,22/Matthew 1: 16, 18-21, 24

Wednesday   Daniel 3: 14-20, 24-25, 28 / Responsorial Daniel 3: 52-56 / John 8: 31-42

Thursday      Genesis 17: 3-9  / Psalm 104 / John 8: 51-59

Friday            Jeremiah 20: 10-13 / Psalm 17 /John 10: 31-42

Saturday       Ezechiel 37: 21-28 / Responsorial Jeremiah 31: 10-13 / John 11: 45-56  

DIOCESAN PRAYER  The Diocese prays for the Parishes in Communion for Mission of St Benet, Kemerton, St Joseph’s, Tewkesbury and St Nicholas, Winchcombe with St Michael & All Angels, Bishop’s Cleeve, served by Fr Francis Hughes OSB, Fr Peter Slocumbe, Deacon John Storr, Parish Administrator Christine Davies and both their communities.