TIMES OF MASS FOR TWENTY-FOURTH WEEK OF THE YEAR

SUNDAY:     PARISH MASS at 10.00am

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

TUESDAY:    Feast of St Theodore, Archbishop of Canterbury (601-690)
                     Adoration at 5.30pm   Evening Service of Word and Communion at 6.00pm
                                                             followed by Scripture Group

WEDNESDAY:   Feast of Ss Andrew Kim Tae-gon, priest, Paul Hasang, & Korean Martyrs
                          Adoration at 6.30pm   Evening Service of Word and Communion at 7.00pm

THURSDAY:   Feast of St Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist
                       Service of Word and Communion at 12 noon   Adoration  until 1.30pm

FRIDAY:        Adoration at 8.15am  Service of Word and Communion at 9.00am

SATURDAY:    Feast of St Pius of Pietrelcina, (Padre Pio), Franciscan priest (1887-1968)
                        Adoration at 9.30am    Service of Word and Communion at 10.00am

                                             Sacrament of Reconciliation:   none

17/09/2017    [1]   On the Twenty-Fourth Sunday of the Year we celebrate the God whose mercy and forgiveness is infinite - but also the God who expects us to be bearers of His infinite and overwhelming forgiveness to others - especially those who offend against us. Indeed our capacity to receive forgiveness is measured by our willingness to offer forgiveness. The Year of God’s Mercy never ends - our mercy must never end!
[2]   This is Home Mission Sunday, when we focus on the Evangelisation of the United Kingdom. Evangelisation is two-fold. Firstly, to witness to our faith in and love for God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit to our nation, our neighbours, offering humbly the invitation to ‘come and see’ what being born again in Christ can mean for their lives. Secondly, to seek to bring the values of the Gospel, especially love and justice for the poor, to every strata of society., and so build a more human and equal society that welcomes the stranger and will work for peace and justice throughout the world. These ‘two arms of Evangelisation’ need each other for each gives credibility and authenticity to the other.
[3] There is a Retiring Collection for the National work of Evangelisation.

DIOCESAN PRAYER  The Diocese prays for the Parishes in Communion for Mission of St Augustine of Canterbury, Downend, St John Fisher, Frenchay, Our Lady of Lourdes & St Bernadette, Kingswood, and St Lawrence, Chipping Sodbury with StPaul’s, Yate, served by Fr Frank Bermingham, Fr James Williams, Deacons Peter Hinchey (retired), Michael Belt,  John Scanlon and Vincent Calder and all their communities.

WORD OF GOD FOR TWENTY-FOURTH WEEK OF THE YEAR

Sunday           Ecclesiasticus 27: 30-28: 7 / Psalm 102 / Romans 14: 7-9 / Matthew 18: 21-35

Monday          1 Timothy 2: 1-8 / Psalm 27 / Luke 7: 1-10

Tuesday         1 Timothy 3: 1-13/ Psalm 100 / Luke 7: 11-17

Wednesday   1 Timothy 3: 14-16 / Psalm 110 / Luke 7: 31-35

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

Friday           1 Timothy 6: 2-12 / Psalm 48 / Luke 8: 1-3

Saturday       1 Timothy 6: 13-16/ Psalm 99 / Luke 8: 4-15

 

TIMES OF MASS FOR TWENTY-FIFTH WEEK OF THE YEAR

SUNDAY:     PARISH MASS at 10.00am

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

TUESDAY:    Feast of Bl Paul VI, Pope of the Second Vatican Council (1897-1978)
                     Adoration at 5.30pm   Evening Service of Word and Communion at 6.00pm
                                                                      followed by Scripture Group

WEDNESDAY:   Feast of St Vincent de Paul, Priest, co-founder of the Vincentian Family
                          Adoration at 6.30pm   Evening Service of Word and Communion at 7.00pm

THURSDAY:   Feast of St Lawrence Ruiz & Martyrs of Nagasaki (17th cent)
                       Service of Word and Communion at 12 noon   Adoration  until 1.30pm

FRIDAY:        Feast of Ss Michael, Gabriel & Raphael, Archangels
                       Adoration at 8.15am  Service of Word and Communion at 9.00am
                                      Monthly Taizé Prayer around the Cross at 7.30pm

SATURDAY:     Feast of St Jerome, Priest and first Scripture Scholar (342-420)
                         Adoration at 9.30am    Service of Word and Communion at 10.00am
                                              Sacrament of Reconciliation:   none

24/09/2017    [1]   On the Twenty-Fifth Sunday of the Year with the parable of the workers in the vineyard, we celebrate a God who cannot give less than everything, for in Christ Jesus He has freely given the whole of the Divine Self to the world - to you and me and every person who has ever existed or will ever exist. This is the heart of the Good News we proclaim to all the world. The challenge is to give this Good News flesh in our lives and in our communities. Are we this wondrous free gift of love without limit? Such love will mean challenging every denial of human rights, working for economic justice and caring for our planet. 
[2]   This is also a Day of Thanksgiving for the Harvest, Fruits of Human work and Reverent use and care for all Creation.
[3]    We  welcome Canon Thomas Atthill  who is celebrating Mass with us while I am away for a couple of weeks holiday. I am very grateful (as ever) for his help in this way.

DIOCESAN PRAYER  The Diocese prays for the Parishes in Communion for Mission of St Nicholas of Tolentino, St Joseph’s, Fishponds and St Patrick’s, Redfield, served by Fr Richard McKay, Fr Paul Viettikkattu CST, Fr Joy Vayalil CST, Deacons Jack Brannigan (retired), Robert Easton and Denis Deasey  and Parish Administrator, Mrs Ameila Dunford, and all their communities. We pray also for Deacon Joseph Philip ad his non-parochial ministry.

WORD OF GOD FOR TWENTY-FIFTH WEEK OF THE YEAR

Sunday            Isaiah 55: 6-9 / Psalm 144 / Philippians 1: 20-24, 27 / Matthew 20: 1-16

Monday           Ezra 1: 1-6 / Psalm 125 / Luke 8: 16-18

Tuesday          Ezra 6: 7-8,12, 14-20/ Psalm 121 / Luke 8: 19-21

Wednesday    Ezra 9: 5-9 / Responsorial Tobit 13: 2, 4, 6-8 / Luke 9: 1-6

Thursday        Hagai 1: 1-8 / Psalm 149 / Luke 9: 7-9

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

Saturday       Zechariah 2: 5-9, 14-15 / Responsorial Jeremiah 31: 10-13 / Luke 9: 43-50


TIMES OF MASS FOR TWENTY-SIXTH WEEK OF THE YEAR

SUNDAY:     PARISH MASS at 10.00am
                           Mass for the Catholic Handicapped fellowship at 3.00pm

MONDAY:     Feast of the Guardian Angels - MONTHLY DAY OF ADORATION
                     Service of Word and Communion at 9.00am followed by Adoration until 4.00pm

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

WEDNESDAY:   Feast of St Francis of Assisi, patron of peace-makers and ecology (1181-1226)
                          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 Bruno, priest and monk, founder of Carthusians (1032-1101)
                      Adoration at 8.15am  Service of Word and Communion at 9.00am

SATURDAY:   Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, Day of Prayer for Peace & inter-faith dialogue
                       Adoration at 9.30am    Service of the Word and Communion at 10.00am
                                                  Sacrament of Reconciliation:   none

1/10/2017    [1]   On the Twenty-Sixth Sunday of the Year we celebrate God’s  call that we should have the mind and heart of Christ Jesus, who did not cling to his equality with God but became a humble servant even unto death on a cross! We are entrusted with the awesome Mission of the Gospel - humbly to build a Servant Church, given to the world that it might become the Kingdom of God - the Kingdom of Justice, Love and Peace!  
[2]   We once again welcome Canon Thomas Atthill who is celebrating Mass with us while I am away for a couple of weeks holiday. I am very grateful (as ever) for his help in this way.

DIOCESAN PRAYER  The Diocese prays for the Parishes in Communion for Mission of St Therese of the Child Jesus, Filton and St Vincent de Paul, Southmead, served by their new parish priest, Fr James Finan, and Deacon Thomas Douglas and both their communities. We also pray for the Chaplaincy at Southmead Hospital.

WORD OF GOD FOR TWENTY-SIXTH WEEK OF THE YEAR

Sunday            Ezechiel 18: 25-28 / Psalm 24 / Philippians 2: 1-11 / Matthew 21: 28-32

Monday           Zechariah 8: 1-8 / Psalm 101 / Matthew 18: 1-5, 10

Tuesday          Zechariah 8: 2-23/ Psalm 86 / Luke 9: 51-56

Wednesday    Nehemiah 2: 1-8 / Psalm 136 / Luke 9: 57-62

Thursday        Nehemiah 8: 1-12 / Psalm 18 / Luke 10: 1-12

Friday            Baruch 1: 15-22 / Psalm 78 / Luke 10: 13-16

Saturday       Baruch 4: 5-12, 27-29/ Psalm 68 / Luke 10: 17-24

 

TIMES OF MASS FOR TWENTY-SEVENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR

SUNDAY:    PARISH MASS at 10.00am
                                   Signed Mass for the Deaf at 3.00pm

MONDAY:        Feast of Bl John Henry Newman, priest and theologian (1801-1890)
                         Adoration 8.15am      Morning Prayer at 8.45 am    Mass at 9.00am

TUESDAY:    Feast of Paulinus first Bishop of York (584-644)
                     Adoration at 5.30pm   Evening Mass at 6.00pm followed by Scripture Group

WEDNESDAY:   Feast of St John XXIII, Pope of the Second Vatican Council ((1881-1963)
                          Adoration at 6.30pm   Evening Mass at 7.00pm

THURSDAY:   Feast of St Wilfred, monk of Lindisfarne & Bishop of York (634-709)
                       Mass at 12 noon   Adoration  until 1.30pm

FRIDAY:        Feast of St Edward the Confessor, King of England (dies 1066)
                       Adoration at 8.15am  Morning Prayer at 8.45am    Mass at 9.00am

SATURDAY:   Adoration at 9.15am    Morning Prayer at 9.45am    Mass at 10.00am
                       Zimbabwean Mass with Bishop Declan at 1.30pm
                                  Sacrament of Reconciliation:   after 10am Mass and 4.30pm

8/10/2017   [1]   On the Twenty-Seventh Sunday of the Year with another parable of the Vineyard, we celebrate Jesus who is to be the fruit of our lives. God asks us to bear the fruit of Christ, the fruits of the Spirit in the quality of our lives given in service of the growing Kingdom of God in the midst of our world and society. We the Church are constantly challenged to ensure that our prayer-filled lives, and our liturgies bear the fruits of Justice, Prophetic courage, healing love, otherwise of what value are they? Or we as Christians?
[2]   There is also a Retiring Collection for CAFOD Harvest Fast Day (Friday 6th Oct).  With the huge demands for relief aid because of recent catastrophic natural disasters - as well as man-made famines (eg in the Yemen) - please be particularly generous.

DIOCESAN PRAYER  The Diocese prays for the Parishes in Communion for Mission of St Nicholas of Tolentino, St Joseph’s, Fishponds and St Patrick’s, Redfield, served by Fr Richard McKay, Fr Paul Viettikkattu CST, Fr Joy Vayalil CST, Deacons Jack Brannigan (retired), Robert Easton and Denis Deasey  and Parish Administrator, Mrs Ameila Dunford, and all their communities. We pray also for Deacon Joseph Philip ad his non-parochial ministry.

WORD OF GOD FOR TWENTY-SEVENTH WEEK OF THE YEAR

Sunday           Isaiah 55: 6-9 / Psalm 144 / Philippians 1: 20-24, 27 / Matthew 20: 1-16

Monday          Ezra 1: 1-6 / Psalm 125 / Luke 8: 16-18

Tuesday         Ezra 6: 7-8,12, 14-20/ Psalm 121 / Luke 8: 19-21

Wednesday   Ezra 9: 5-9 / Responsorial Tobit 13: 2, 4, 6-8 / Luke 9: 1-6

Thursday       Hagai 1: 1-8 / Psalm 149 / Luke 9: 7-9

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

Saturday      Zecharaiah 2: 5-9, 14-15 / Responsorial Jeremiah 31: 10-13 / Luke 9: 43-50