TIMES OF MASS FOR SIXTH WEEK OF EASTER

SUNDAY:   PARISH MASS with First Eucharist ‘Celebration of the Word’ at 10.00am
                            May Devotions (Rosary & Adoration) at 1.00pm - prayed for the Nation
             Mass for our Senior Citizens & Housebound with Sacrament of Healing at 3.00pm

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

TUESDAY:    Feast of St Rita of Cascia, wife, mother & Augustinian nun (1381-1447)
                      Adoration at 5.30pm   Evening Service of Word and Communion at 6.00pm
                                                            followed by Scripture Group

WEDNESDAY:   Feast of St Aldhelm, Monk & Bishop (c635-715) 
                           Adoration at 6.30pm   Evening Mass at 7.00pm

THURSDAY:   Feast of St Bede the Venerable, monk, priest, theologian, historian (673-735) 
                       Mass at 12.00noonAdoration  until 1.30pm

FRIDAY:       Feast of St Philip Neri, priest, founder of Oratorians (1515-1595)
                      Adoration at 8.15am    Morning Prayer  at 8.45am     Mass at 9.00am

SATURDAY:     Feast of St Augustine of Canterbury, Apostle of England (died 604
                         Adoration at 11.30am Mass at 12 noon

                                     Sacrament of Reconciliation: after Mass and 4.30-5.00pm

TODAY   [1]   The Sixth Sunday of Easter celebrates Jesus great promise to send the Spirit upon his disciples so that we can continue the mission Jesus began. His Mission is ours and His Spirit is given to us so that we can be above all else a Missionary People, abiding in the love of the Father and the Son poured into our hearts by the Spirit!
[2]   We have a special celebration at 10am Mass for our First Eucharist children - celebrating the Real Presence of Christ in His Word Proclaimed! We welcome the presence of Christ in His Body and Blood - but too often we forget that He is truly present in His Word which is also Bread for our Journey!
[3]   Our quarterly Special Mass for Senior Citizens at 3.00pm - the Sacrament of Anointing for Healing will be offered during this Mass - all are welcome.

NEXT SUNDAY   [1]   We celebrate the great Feast of the Ascension of the Lord. Creation’s King is enthroned at the Father’s right hand; our High Priest intercedes for all humanity in the Sanctuary of God’s dwelling; we are entrusted with the Mission of proclaiming the Gospel to all nations; all humanity is gathered into our eternal home, our eternal reality in the human flesh that is enthroned with God! What a Feast, what a mystery, what a gift!
[2]   Fittingly on this day we celebrate our Mission of communicate the Good News to all nations, we mark World Communications Sunday - praying for the increasing use of modern media, internet, social media in the service of the Gospel. We pray that we might help our young people and children to use these great gifts of modern technology wisely, safely and without addiction to them. There is a Retiring Collection supporting the Church’s Mission in the world of Modern Communications.
[3]   We have the joy of celebrating the Rite of Child Catechumen with our families preparing for the baptism of their child on Trinity Sunday. Please pray for them.

DIOCESAN PRAYER  The Diocese prays for the Parishes in Communion for Mission of Corpus Christi, Our Lady of Lourdes and St Joseph’s, Weston-super-Mare, served by Canon Richard Dwyer, Fr Alex Redman, Deacons Stephen Munday, Pedro Gregory, Michel Roberts, and Tom Moffatt and Parish Administrators Mrs Jo Gear, Mr Joseph Burke and Marieris Maybanua and their communities. We pray too for the community of La Retraite Sisters.

WORD OF GOD FOR SIXTH WEEK OF EASTER

Sunday          Acts of the Apostles 8: 5-8, 14-17 / Psalm 65 / 1 Peter 3: 15-18 / John 14: 15-21

Monday          Acts of the Apostles 16: 11-15 / Psalm 149 / John 15: 26-16: 4

Tuesday         Acts of the Apostles 16: 22-34 / Psalm 137 / John 16: 5-11

Wednesday   Acts of the Apostles 17: 15, 22-18: 1 / Psalm 148 / John 16: 12-16

Thursday       Acts of the Apostles 18: 1-8 / Psalm 97 / John 16: 16-20

Friday            Acts of the Apostles 18: 9-18 / Psalm 46 / John 16: 20-23

Saturday       Acts of the Apostles 18: 23-28 / Psalm 46 / John 16: 23-28