TIMES OF MASS FOR THE 24th/25th/26th/27th/28th WEEKS OF THE YEAR

 SUNDAY:     PARISH MASS of Evangelisation (24th Sunday) at 10.00am
                            Mass for Senior Citizens at 3.00pm, followed by refreshments

MONDAY:        Feast of St Edith of Wilton (961-984)
                         Adoration at 8.30am   Service of Word and Communion at 9.00am

TUESDAY:    Adoration at 5.30pm   Evening Service of Word and Communion at 6.00pm
                           followed by Scripture Group

WEDNESDAY:   Feast of St Theodore of Canterbury (601-)
                          Adoration at 6.30pm   Evening Service of Word and Communion at 7.00pm

 THURSDAY:   Feast of St Andrew Kim Tae-gon and 105 Martyrs of Vietnam (19 Cent)
                        Service of Word and Communion at 12 noon   Adoration  until 1.30pm
                                  Reception of Vincent Bernard RIP at 5.30pm

FRIDAY:         Feast of St Matthew, Apostle
                        Requiem Mass for Vincent Bernard RIP at 10.30am (Fr Cavan McElligott)

SATURDAY:     Adoration at 9.30am    Service of the Word and Communion at 10.00am
                                    Sacrament of Reconciliation:   none

16/9/2018    [1]   With the Twenty-Fourth Sunday of the Year we celebrate Jesus, the Christ, the Anointed One, the long-awaited Messiah, who would suffer and die out of love for all the world, and whose Resurrection has brought to birth a New Humanity, a New Creation. We, his disciples, are called to walk His Way, love with His Love and proclaim Him to all the world. He is our Life, our Love, our Mission.
[2]   Appropriately, it is also Home Mission Sunday when we focus on God’s calling to our parish and every parish in UK to be a missionary community witnessing to and serving our neighbourhoods, our society - bring about a more just and equal nation in Christ's name!
[3]   There is a Retiring Collection in support Mission of the Church in England and Wales. Please be as generous as you can. Thank you. 

DIOCESAN PRAYER  The Diocese prays for the Parish in Communion for Mission of the St Mary’s, Bath served by Mgr Canon Jeremy Rigden VF, and Deacon Richard Hayward (Retired), Parish Administrator Charlotte Boyall and all their community.

WORD OF GOD FOR TWENTY-FOURTH WEEK OF THE YEAR

Sunday           Isaiah 50: 5-9 / Psalm 114 / James 2: 14-18 / Mark 8: 27-35

Monday          1 Corinthians 11: 17-26,33 / Psalm 39 / Luke 7: 1-10

Tuesday         1 Corinthians 12: 12-14, 27-31/ Psalm 99 / Luke 7: 11-17

Wednesday   1 Corinthians 12: 31-13: 13 / Psalm 32 / Luke 7: 31-35

Thursday       1 Corinthians 15: 1-11 / Psalm 117 / Luke 7: 36-50

Friday            Ephesians 4: 1-7, 11-13 / Psalm 18 / Matthew 9: 9-13

Saturday       1 Corinthians 15: 35-37, 42-49/ Psalm 55 / Luke 8: 4-15

 

TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR - EDUCATION SUNDAY

SUNDAY:      PARISH MASS at 10am

MONDAY:     Feast  of Our Lady of Walsingham (Vision of 1061 - now National Shrine)
                     Adoration 8.30am      Service of Word and Communion at 9.00am

TUESDAY:    Adoration at 5.30pm   Evening Service of Word and Communion at 6.00pm
                                                     followed by Scripture Group

WEDNESDAY:  Adoration at 6.30pm   Evening Service of Word and Communion at 7.00pm

 THURSDAY:   Feast of St Vincent de Paul, priest founder of the Vincentian family (1581-1660) 
                        Service of Word and Communion at 12 noon   Adoration  until 1.30pm

FRIDAY:         Adoration at 8.30am  Service of Word and Communion at 9.00am
                                   Monthly Taizé Prayer around the Cross at 7.30pm

SATURDAY:     Feast of Ss Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, Archangels
                         Adoration at 9.30am    Service of Word and Communion at 10.00am
                                                        Sacrament of Reconciliation:   none

23/09/2018    [1]   On the Twenty-Fifth Sunday of the Year we celebrate Jesus, the Suffering Servant. After the glory of the Transfiguration, Jesus prepares his disciples for the coming scandal and shame of the Cross. They do not understand and still want to compete among themselves for illusory ‘greatness’ and power. But true greatness in God's eyes is the powerlessness of humble service - each of us is called to be servants of the poor.
[2]   Today (delayed two weeks) we hold Education Sunday. Bishop Declan has written a Pastoral Letter, available today in the porch, and there will be a Retiring Collection to help fund the important work of the Catholic Education Service that supports all Catholic Schools in England & Wales, in providing the best possible Catholic education for the children at our schools. Please give generously to this appeal. If you are interested in supporting the Catholic education of our children by becoming a School Governor, please contact: Bill  McEntee of the Clifton Diocese at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   or  0117 9025599 or visit the Clifton diocesan schools website https://schools.cliftondiocese.com/governance 

DIOCESAN PRAYER  The Diocese prays for the Parishes in Communion for Mission of the Good Shepherd, Batheaston and St Thomas More, Bradford-on-Avon, served by Canon Liam O’Driscoll, Parish Administrator John Bloomfield and both their communities.

WORD OF GOD FOR TWENTY-FIFTH WEEK OF THE YEAR

Sunday           Wisdom 2: 12, 17-20 / Psalm 53 / James 3: 16-4: 3 / Mark 9: 30-37

Monday          Proverbs :3 27-34 / Psalm 14 / Luke 8: 16-18

Tuesday         Proverbs 21: 1-6, 10-13/ Psalm 118 / Luke 8: 19-21

Wednesday   Proverbs 30: 5-9 / Psalm 118 / Luke 9: 1-6

Thursday       Ecclesiastes 1: 2-11 / Psalm 89 / Luke 9: 7-9

Friday           Ecclesiastes 3: 1-11 / Psalm 143 / Luke 9: 18-22

Saturday       Daniel 7: 9-10, 13-14 / Psalm 137 / Apocalypse 12: 7-12 / John 1: 47-51


TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR

SUNDAY:   
PARISH MASS at 10.00am

MONDAY:   Feast of St Thérese of Lisieux, Carmelite nun & Doctor of the Church (1873-97)
                   Adoration at 8.30am     Service of Word and Communion at 9.00am

TUESDAY:    Feast of the Guardian Angels
                     Adoration at 5.30pm   Evening Service of Word and Communion at 6.00pm
                                                           followed by Scripture Group

WEDNESDAY:   Adoration at 6.30pm   Evening Service of Word and Communion at 7.00pm

 THURSDAY:   Feast of St Francis of Assisi, Founder of Franciscan Orders (1181-1226)
                        Service of Word and Communion at 12 noon   Adoration  until 1.30pm

FRIDAY:      CAFOD HARVEST FAST DAY WITH & FOR THE WORLD’S POOREST
                     Adoration at 8.30am  Service of Word and Communion at 9.00am

SATURDAY:     Adoration at 9.30am    Service of the Word and Communion at 10.00am
                                                              Sacrament of Reconciliation:   none

30/9/2018    [1]   With the Twenty-Sixth Sunday of the Year we celebrate Jesus, the Master who wants to empower all people for their mission in the world. He is never possessive and wants only to share His Spirit, His dignity, His work of transforming the world with all who share the vision of a world worthy of human beings - for all are our sisters and brothers. He also has the strongest of condemnation for all who abuse their power for their own ends or gratification - as in Child Abuse and its cover-up!
DIOCESAN PRAYER  The Diocese prays for the Parish in Communion for Mission of the St Joseph’s, Bridgwater and Our Lady and the English Martyrs, Burnham-on-Sea served by Fr Frank Wainright and both their communities.

WORD OF GOD FOR TWENTY-SIXTH WEEK OF THE YEAR

Sunday           Numbers 11: 25-29 / Psalm 18 / James 5: 1-6 / Mark 9: 38-43, 45, 47-48

Monday          Job 1: 6-22 / Psalm 16 / Luke 9: 46-50

Tuesday         Job 3: 1-3, 11-17, 20-23/ Psalm 87 / Matthew 18: 1-5, 10

Wednesday   Job 9: 1-13, 14-16 / Psalm 87 / Luke 9: 57-62

Thursday       Job 19: 21-27 / Psalm 26 / Luke 10: 1-12

Friday            Job 38: 1, 12-21, 40: 3-5 / Psalm 138 / Luke 10: 13-16

Saturday       Job 42: 1-3, 5-6, 12-17 / Psalm 118 / Luke 10: 17-24

 

TWENTY-SEVENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR - CAFOD DAY

SUNDAY:     PARISH MASS for Justice and Peace at 10am
                            Mass for Catholic Handicapped Fellowship at 3.00pm (Fr Matt Anscombe)

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

TUESDAY:    Feast of Blessed John Henry Newman, priest, Theologian (1801-1890)
                     Adoration at 5.30pm   Evening Service of Word and Communion at 6.00pm
                                                                    followed by Scripture Group

WEDNESDAY:  Adoration at 6.30pm   Evening Service of Word and Communion at 7.00pm

 THURSDAY:   Feast of St John XXIII, Reforming Pope of Vatican II (1881-1963) 
                        Service of Word and Communion at 12 noon   Adoration  until 1.30pm 

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

SATURDAY:     Feast of St Edward the Confessor, King of England (died 1066)
                         Adoration at 9.30am    Service of Word and Communion at 10.00am
                                        Sacrament of Reconciliation:   none

7/10/2018    [1]   On the Twenty-Seventh Sunday of the Year we celebrate Jesus, the Suffering Servant. After the glory of the Transfiguration, Jesus prepares his disciples for the coming scandal and shame of the Cross. They do not understand and still want to compete among themselves for illusory ‘greatness’ and power. But true greatness in God's eyes is the powerlessness of humble service - each of us is called to be servants of the poor.
[2]   Today there will be a Retiring Collection for CAFOD - THE CATHOLIC FUND FOR OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT. Please be as generous as you can, supporting the Church in England and Wales’ involvement in famine relief, supporting development in the ‘developing world’ and engaged in education for justice. 

DIOCESAN PRAYER  The Diocese prays for the Parish in Communion for Mission of our Cathedral Church of Ss Peter & Paul served by Canon Bosco MacDonald, Fr Cavan McElligott, Deacons Kevin Moloney and James Patrick, Parish Administrator Mary Manners, the Cathedral Staff and all their community.

WORD OF GOD FOR TWENTY-SEVENTH WEEK OF THE YEAR

Sunday          Genesis 2: 18-24 / Psalm 127 / Hebrews 2: 9-11 / Mark 10: 2-16

Monday         Galatians 1: 6-12 / Psalm 110 / Luke 10: 25-37

Tuesday         Galatians 1: 13-24/ Psalm 138 / Luke 10: 38-42

Wednesday   Galatians 2: 1-2, 7-12 / Psalm 116 / Luke 11: 1-4

Thursday       Galatians 3: 1-5 / Responsorial Luke 1 / Luke 11: 5-13

Friday            Galatians 3: 7-14 / Psalm 110 / Luke 11: 15-26

Saturday        Galatians 3: 22-29 / Psalm 104 / Luke 11: 27-28

TWENTY-EIGHTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR

SUNDAY:    
PARISH MASS at 10.00am (Canonisation of St Oscar Romero & St Paul VI)

MONDAY:   Feast of St Teresa of Avila, Carmelite nun & Doctor of the Church (1515-1582)
                    Adoration at 8.30am    Service of Word and Communion at 9.00am

TUESDAY:    Adoration at 5.30pm   Evening Service of Word and Communion at 6.00pm
                                                     followed by Scripture Group

WEDNESDAY:   Feast of St Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop & Martyr (1st Century)
                          Adoration at 6.30pm   Evening Mass at 7.00pm

 THURSDAY:   Feast of St Luke the Evangelist
                        Service of Word and Communion at 12 noon   Adoration  until 1.30pm

FRIDAY:      Feast of Ss Jean de Brebeuf, Isaac Jogues, priests & N American Martyrs
                     Adoration at 8.15am  Morning Prayer at 8.45    Mass at 9.00am

SATURDAY:     CELEBRATION MARKING ST OSCAR ROMERO’S CANONISATION
                         Talk by Julian Filokowski at 10.00am    Mass of Martyrs at 12.30pm,
                                           followed by lunch refreshments at 1.30pm 
                                                         Sacrament of Reconciliation:   4.30-5.00pm only

14/10/2018    [1]   With the Twenty-Eighth Sunday of the Year we celebrate Jesus, the foolish Wisdom of God - the one who says ‘Happy are the Poor’! He dares to call a young rich man to give all away to the poor and in order to become a disciple! Jesus so often asks us to let go of the one thing we cling to … instead of clinging to Him! Yet God’s Fool (Jesus) is so much wiser than us, for He knows the secret of real happiness! Raising up, empowering the poor!
[2]   Today’s readings could not be more fitting for the Canonisation of St Oscar Romero and St (Pope) Paul VI taking place in Rome today and witnessed by Fr Richard and Mary and Ted Hopper! Both saints embraced the foolish wisdom of God and embraced the poor - Oscar Romero in El Salvador (leading to martyrdom) and Paul VI in his challenging teaching in ‘Populorum Progressio’ - both showed how hard it is for the rich and powerful to embrace the simplicity of the Gospel that places the poor first! Both had a passion to proclaim the Living Word, the ‘double-edged sword’ that pierces to the heart! We too rejoice that these great men of our time, great Shepherds of God’s People, great voices for the Poor, are being recognised for the saints they are!

NEXT SUNDAY (21/10/2018):   [1]   The Twenty-Ninth Sunday of the Year celebrates Jesus, the Suffering Servant who offers us the same Cup of the World’s Suffering to drink. Quarrelling and ambitious apostles are challenged - Christian leadership is not about status and powerful dominance but rather courageous service and the humility to empower others and not yourself. As ever, Jesus is turns the world upside down! Greatness is the humility of servanthood! Will we drink the Cup He offers us every Sunday - to share the world’s pain in order to bring healing love to a hurting world? Will we embrace the radical equality of all disciples?
[2]   It is also World Mission Sunday - as followers of Jesus we have a responsibility for all God’s world, all humanity and indeed all creation! We are to be ‘Good News to all Creation, and to the poor everywhere. We reject the great heresy ‘Charity begins at Home’ - NO! Charity begins wherever my sister/brother is in need and it ends only when we have constructed (by the power of the Spirit of God’s love and justice) a New Heaven and a New Earth!
[3]   Signed Mass for the Deaf at 3.00pm

DIOCESAN PRAYER  The Diocese prays for the Parish in Communion for Mission of the Holy Family, Patchway served by Fr Eugene Campbell and Deacon Donald Cramer-Barnecoat and all their community.

WORD OF GOD FOR TWENTY-EIGHTH WEEK OF THE YEAR

Sunday          Wisdom 7: 7-11 / Psalm 89 / Hebrews 4: 12-13 / Mark 10: 17-30

Monday         Galatians 4: 22-24, 26-27, 31-5: 1 / Psalm 112 / Luke 11: 29-32

Tuesday         Galatians 5: 1-6/ Psalm 118 / Luke 11: 37-41

Wednesday   Galatians 5: 18-25 / Psalm 1 / Luke 11: 42-46

Thursday       2 Timothy 4: 10-17 / Psalm 144 / Luke 10: 1-9

Friday           Ephesians 1: 11-14 / Psalm 32 / Luke 12: 1-7

Saturday      Ephesians 1: 15-23 / Psalm 8 / Luke 12: 8-12