TIMES OF MASS FOR THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR
SUNDAY: PARISH MASS with Liturgy of Enrolment for First Eucharist at 10.00am
Signed Mass for the Catholic Deaf Association at 3.00pm
MONDAY: Adoration at 8.30am Service of Word and Communion at 9.00am
TUESDAY: Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes
Adoration at 5.30pm Mass at 6.00pm, followed by Scripture Sharing Group
WEDNESDAY: Adoration at 6.30pm Mass at 7.00pm
THURSDAY: Feast of St Cyril, Monk, and Methodius, Bishop, Patrons of Europe
Mass at 12noon, followed by Adoration until 1.30pm
FRIDAY: World Day of the Sick – pray for all involved in healing & caring
Healing Mass for World Day of the Sick at 7.30pm – all welcome
SATURDAY: Adoration at 11.30am Mass at 12noon
Sacrament of Reconciliation: after Mass and 4.30-5.00pm
TODAY  On the Fifth Sunday of the Year we celebrate Jesus calling his disciples and apostles to proclaim the Good News to all the world. He calls Simon (to be called Peter) and his brother Andrew, together with James and John to leave fishing nets and boats and rather journey with Jesus as missionary disciples, ‘fishers of people’, building a new future not just for the Church but for the world!
 Appropriately, we call our children and their families to the Liturgy of Enrolment for First Eucharist – please hold them especially in your prayer.
 It is Racial Justice Sunday so I invite you to come in your national dress and if you wish to bring small flags of your country of origin, these can be brought up in the Offertory. There is a Retiring Collection for the Church’s mission combatting Racism
 After Mass (about 12.45pm) we will have our Open Parish Meeting to discuss the LGBT+ Mass and Ministry to be established here at St Nicks – please come and share your thoughts, questions, issues. See the Bulletin item below for more information.
NEXT SUNDAY  The Sixth Sunday of the Year celebrates Jesus the prophet who heralds an ‘upside down Kingdom’ where the poor are exalted and rich take a lower place. Jesus’ beatitudes in Luke are very different from those in Matthew’s Sermon on the Mount – challenging the rich and satisfied to change radically so that there really will be Good News for the Poor (and today for Creation, for our planet). Are we this Good News?
 We call our children and their families to the Liturgy of Enrolment for First Reconciliation – please hold them especially in your prayer. as they journey to this Sacrament of Mercy, Growth and Healing.
DIOCESAN PRAYER The Diocese prays today for Parishes in Communion for Mission of St Peter, Cirencester, St Aldhelm, Malmesbury and St Michael, Tetbury, served by Fr Isidore Obi, Fr Martin Griffiths MSFS, Deacon Steve Broughton, Parish Administrator Mrs Elaine Wright and all their communities.
WORD OF GOD FOR FIFTH WEEK OF THE YEAR
Sunday Isaiah 6: 1-8 / Psalm 137 / 1 Corinthians 15: 1-11 / Luke 5: 1-11
Monday Genesis 1: 1-19 / Psalm 103 / Mark 6: 53-56
Tuesday Genesis 1: 20-2: 4 / Psalm 8 / Mark 7:1-13
Wednesday Genesis 2: 4-9, 15-17 / Ps 103 / Mark 7: 14-23
Thursday Acts of the Apostles 13: 46-49 / Ps 116 / Luke 10: 1-9
Friday Genesis 3: 1-8 / Psalm 31 / Mark 7: 31-37
Saturday Genesis 3: 9-24 / Psalm 89 / Mark 8: 1-10