TIMES OF MASS FOR THE 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th  WEEKS OF THE YEAR

SUNDAY:     PARISH MASS at 10.00am

MONDAY:        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 Alban, First Martyr of Britain (3rd Century)
                          Adoration at 6.30pm   Evening Service of Word and Communion at 7.00pm

 THURSDAY:   Service of Word and Communion at 12 noon   Adoration  until 1.30pm

FRIDAY:      Feast of St John Fisher, Bishop and St Thomas More, politician, Martyrs (16th C)
                     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

17/6/2018    [1] At last we return to green vestments on Sundays - with the return of ‘Ordinary Time’. The liturgical colour green symbolises growth and hope - the appearance of green shoots after the death of winter brings the hope of new life, fruitfulness, colour and beauty. This is what the Holy Spirit brings to us as we model our lives on Jesus, listen to His teaching and learn from His loving. ‘Ordinary Time’ - openness to the Spirit, dynamic growth in Christ’s love and service of Christ’s Mission are the ordinary call and life of a Christian. May these weeks of celebrating Christ’s love, and listening to His Good News be for us growth as a People of Hope, a People of Mission, a People of Love!
[2]   The Eleventh Sunday of the Year celebrates Jesus who brings among us the Kingdom of God - the reign of God’s loving. So often when Jesus speaks of the Kingdom he gives us a parable of growth - tiny seeds growing to give a rich harvest or great tree that shelters the birds of the air. There is nothing static about being a Christian, nothing static about being the Church or a parish community: we are called to constant growth and constant change, yielding God’s harvest of love and justice in the real world around us, reaching out with arms of love to welcome and shelter others, especially the ‘stranger among us’.
[3]   It is also ‘Father’s Day’ so we give thanks to God for our father’s and pray that all fathers will model themselves on the unconditional love and sensitive caring of Abba, God our Father.
[4]   Retiring Collection for the ‘Day for Life’ - supporting the Church’s research and education upholding the Right to Life from the womb to to the grave. 

DIOCESAN PRAYER  The Diocese prays for the Parish in Communion for Mission of the Sacred Heart, Tisbury, with All Saints, Wardour served by Fr Robert Miller, and Deacon ? and both their communities.

WORD OF GOD FOR ELEVENTH WEEK OF THE YEAR

Sunday           Ezechiel 17: 22-24 / Psalm 91 / 2 Corinthians 5: 6-10 / Mark 4: 26-34

Monday          1 Kings 21: 1-16 / Psalm 5 / Matthew 5: 38-42

Tuesday         1 Kings 21: 17-29/ Psalm 50 / Matthew 5: 43-48

Wednesday   2 Kings 2: 1, 6-14 / Psalm 30 / Matthew 6: 1-6, 16-18

Thursday       Ecclesiasticus 48: 1-14 / Psalm 96 / Matthew 6: 7-15

Friday           2 Maccabees 6: 18, 21, 24-31 / Psalm 30 / Matthew 24: 4-13

Saturday      2 Chronicles 24: 17-259/ Psalm 88 / Matthew 6: 24-34


TWELFTH WEEK OF THE YEAR  BEGINNING 24TH JUNE

SUNDAY:     PARISH MASS OF THE FEAST OF JOHN THE BAPTIST’S BIRTH 10am

MONDAY:        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 Irenaeus, Bishop and Martyr ((130-200) 
                        Service of Word and Communion at 12 noon   Adoration  until 1.30pm

FRIDAY:         FEAST OF SS PETER AND PAUL, APOSTLES (Holyday of Obligation)
                        Mass at 9.30am (with the school)
                        Evening Mass at 7.00pm

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

24/06/2017    [1]   On the Twelfth Sunday of the Year we celebrate the Feast of the Birth of John the Baptist. A miraculous conception and birth prefigures another more wondrous conception and birth - John heralds even from the womb the coming the the eternal Divine Word made Flesh in this special moment of history.   

DIOCESAN PRAYER  The Diocese prays for the Parish in Communion for Mission of St John the Baptist, Trowbridge, with St Bernadette’s, Westbury (Wilts), served by Fr Thomas Finnegan and both their communities.

WORD OF GOD FOR TWELFTH WEEK OF THE YEAR

Sunday           Isaiah 49: 1-6 / Psalm 138 / Acts of the Apostles 13: 22-26 / Luke 1: 57-66, 80

Monday          2 Kings 17: 5-8, 13-15, 18 / Psalm 59 / Matthew 7: 1-5

Tuesday         2 Kings 19: 9-11, 14-21, 31-36/ Psalm 47 / Matthew 7: 6, 12-14

Wednesday   2 Kings 22: 8-13, 23: 1-3 / Psalm 118 / Matthew 7: 15-20

Thursday       2 Kings 24: 8-17 / Psalm 78 / Matthew 7: 21-29

Friday     Acts of the Apostles 12: 1-11 / Psalm 33 / 2 Timothy 4: 6-8, 17-18 / Matthew 16: 13-19

Saturday       Lamentations 22: 10-14, 18-19 / Psalm 73 / Matthew 8: 5-17


THIRTEENTH WEEK OF THE YEAR

SUNDAY:
    PARISH MASS at 10.00am

MONDAY:       Monthly Day of Adoration
                        Service of Word and Communion at 9.00am, Adoration until 4.00pm

TUESDAY:    Feast of St Thomas the Apostle
                     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:   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

SATURDAY:     Adoration at 11.30am    Mass at 12 noon

                                       Sacrament of Reconciliation:   after Mass and at 4.30pm

1/7/2018    [1]   On the Thirteenth Sunday of the Year we celebrate Jesus who heals and gives life. In the midst of the crowd he recognises one woman whose pain is intense - and gives her new life! He then leaves the crowd behind to enter into a grief-filled home and raises a young girl on the threshold of life and life-giving - and gives her (and her family) new life! It is the call of the Church, our call - in Jesus to give new life, a Mission of Hope!
[2]    There is a Retiring Collection for ‘Peter’s Pence’ - traditional for centuries around the Feast of Ss Peter and Paul. Pope Francis has put great emphasis on caring for the poor - the streets of Rome as well all around the world (eg showers and barbers installed in the portals of St Peter’s!!). Through this collection we are invited to be part of Francis’s caring for the poor of the world.
[3]   We welcome Canon Thomas Atthill to preside at our Mass today - an old friend of our community returning to help us once more. Thank you. 

DIOCESAN PRAYER  The Diocese prays for the Parish in Communion for Mission of the St George, Warminster served by Fr Martin Queenan, together with Fr Raymond Hayne and Fr Malcolm Ferrier, and all their community.

WORD OF GOD FOR THIRTEENTH WEEK OF THE YEAR

Sunday           Wisdom 1: 13-15 / Psalm 29 / 2 Corinthians 8: 7, 9, 13-15 / Mark 5: 21-43

Monday          Amos 2: 6-10, 13-16 / Psalm 49 / Matthew 8: 18-22

Tuesday         Ephesians 2: 19-22/ Psalm 116 / John 20: 24-29

Wednesday   Amos 5: 14-15, 21-24 / Psalm 49 / Matthew 8: 28-34

Thursday       Amos 7: 10-17 / Psalm 18 / Matthew 9: 1-8

Friday           Amos 8: 4-6, 9-12 / Psalm 118 / Matthew 9: 9-13

Saturday      Amos 9: 11-15/ Psalm 84 / Matthew 9: 14-17


FOURTEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR

SUNDAY:PARISH MASS at 10am, followed by Coach to Glastonbury Pilgrimage at 12 noon

MONDAY:     Feast of St Augustine Zhao Rong and 119 Chinese Martyrs (1648 to 1930)
                     Adoration 8.15am     Morning Prayer at 8.45am      Mass at 9.00am

TUESDAY:    Adoration at 5.30pm   Evening Mass at 6.00pm  followed by Scripture Group

WEDNESDAY:  Feast of St Benedict, Abbot & Patron of Europe (480-550)
                         Adoration at 6.30pm   Evening Mass at 7.00pm

THURSDAY:   Mass at 12 noon   Adoration  until 1.30pm

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

SATURDAY:     Adoration at 9.15am    Morning Prayer at 9.45am     Mass at 10.00am

                       Sacrament of Reconciliation:   after Mass and 4.30pm (Summer Fete today)

 

08/07/2018   [1]   On the Fourteenth Sunday of the Year we celebrate Jesus the healer of rejected women. His world considers blood to bring a curse, causing exclusion from society, the faith community, even from her own husband and children. But the Saviour is going to save humanity by his own blood being poured out, spilt. He will instruct us - ‘drink my blood’. As she was excluded, so He will be cast out to die on a Cross (the sign of the curse!). HIs exclusion heals hers - and ours! He radically changes attitudes to women and sexuality! 
[2]   The coach leaves for the Glastonbury Pilgrimage at 12 noon. If you have booked seats, please use them! Be prompt! Bring a packed lunch and some drinks and be prepared for both hot and cold, sunny and rainy weather - it is Britain! Back about 6.00pm

DIOCESAN PRAYER  The Diocese prays for the Parishes in Communion for Mission of Corpus Christ, Our Lady of Lourdes, and St Joseph’s, Weston-super-Mare, served by Fr Kevin Hennessey, Fr Alex Redman, Deacons Stephen Munday, Michael Roberts, Pedro Gregory and Thomas Moffatt with Parish Administrator, Maricris Magbanua and all three communities.

WORD OF GOD FOR FOURTEENTH WEEK OF THE YEAR

Sunday          Ezechiel 2: 2-5 / Psalm 122 / 2 Corinthians 12: 7-10 / Mark 6: 1-6

Monday         Hosea 2: 16-18, 21-22 / Psalm 144 / Matthew 9: 18-26

Tuesday         Hosea 8: 4-7, 11-13/ Psalm 113 / Matthew 9: 32-38

Wednesday   Proverbs 2: 1-9 / Psalm 33 / Matthew 19: 27-29

Thursday       Hosea 11: 1-4, 8-9 / Psalm 79 / Matthew 10: 7-15

Friday            Hosea 14: 2-10 / Psalm 50 / Matthew 10: 16-23

Saturday       Isaiah 6: 1-8 / Psalm 92 / Matthew 10: 24-33