Mass Times

SUNDAY:          PARISH MASS for World Peace at 10.00am (live-steamed: Parish Website)
                                 Mass with LGBTQ+ community at 3.00pm- all welcome (live-steamed: Parish Website)

                 WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY

MONDAY:        Adoration at 6.00pm   Service of Word & Communion at 6.30pm

 TUESDAY:       Feast of St Wulstan, last Saxon Bishop, anti-slavery preacher (1008-1095)
                                 Adoration at 6.00pm        Mass at 6.30pm

WEDNESDAY:   Prayer and Reflection at 11.30am (live-streamed on Face Book)
                                     Adoration at 6.00-6.30pm     Mass at 6.30pm

 

THURSDAY:       Feast of St Agnes, Virgin Martyr, Patron of Music (died 305 aged 13 years)
                                  Prayer and Reflection at 11.30am (live-streamed on Face Book)
                                   Adoration at 6.00pm   Mass at 6.30pm (live-steamed: Parish Website)

 FRIDAY:          Mass for St Brendan’s 6th Form College at 12.15pm (live-streamed on Face Book)
                               Adoration at 6.00pm          Mass at 6.30pm

SATURDAY:   Adoration at 11.00am       Mass at 12.00 noon
                                Evening Prayer & Adoration at 6.00pm (live-streamed – Parish Face Book)
                                       Sacrament of Reconciliation: by appointment only

TODAY   [1]   On the Second Sunday of the Year we celebrate Jesus who calls disciples – first Andrew then Peter – but down through the centuries to you and I. He invites you and I to ‘come and see’ what difference His love makes in our lives, liberating us to serve and for joy. Like Andrew, leet us ‘stay with Him’ everyday of our lives – and like Andrew let us bring our sisters and brothers to the Lord to find new Life!
[2]   This is Peace Sunday when the Catholic Church in UK prays especially for the peace of our world. There is so much violence, terror attacks, civil conflicts around the world, some of which are motivated by diminishing resources (water, fertile land etc) caused by Global Warming. The 10am Mass will be a Mass for Peace. There will be a retiring collection for Pax Christi – the Church’s International Peace organisation.
[3]   We have Mass with our LBGTQ+ community and friends at 3.00pm (Live-streamed on Parish Website)

NEXT SUNDAY   [1]    With the Third Sunday of the Year we continue to celebrate He who calls us to a life of service, to a life filled with love, both gentle and dynamic, both forgiving and challenging – a New Life building a New World. He calls us to a New Community, rooted in our love for Him and shining with Light for the World – a Church that will seek always and everywhere to be a Sacrament of god’s limitless loving! What will we leave behind in order to live such a life, build such a world and form such a Church?[2]      This Sunday is part of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity and the 10am Mass  will be a Mass for the Unity of the Church in Mission to the World.

CHURCHES OPEN FOR PUBLIC WORSHIP DURING THIS LOCKDOWN
Gratefully we can continue to come to Mass during this current National Lockdown: BUT we must observe the necessary restrictions: People are to attend Mass only in their household  or support bubble groups and must not socialise/interact with people from outside of their household/support bubble inside or outside of the church. Please note that by current Covid Laws passed by Parliament, a ‘bubble’ is one household and one other individual (either to support or who is supporting with childcare etc). If we do not observe these rules then we can be closed down for public worship! Your Priest can be fined up to £15,000! 

DIOCESAN PRAYER    The Diocese prays today for the Parish in Communion for Mission of St Thomas More, Bradford-on-Avon, served by Canon Liam O’Driscoll, and all the community.  

PRAY FOR THIS WEEK’S PARISH MINISTRY OR MISSION This week, pray God’s Blessing for the work of our Flower Arranging Team who week by week make our church and Liturgical Assembly more beautiful with the beauty of the natural world. Inb Lent we know how empty the church looks without flowers. As we need more and more to concentrate efforts to value and heal the environment around us, and to behold the beauty of God expressed in the natural world, then the flower arrangements remind us of the Creator’s goodness and generosity to us in adorning our world with such colour and vibrancy. If you would like to volunteer (no experience needed) then please contact Minette Semper.

WORD OF GOD FOR SECOND WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME
Sunday             1 Samuel 3: 3-10, 19 / Psalm 39 / 1 Corinthians 6: 13-15, 17-20 / John 1: 35-42
Monday            Hebrews 5: 1-10 / Psalm 109 / Mark 2: 18-22
Tuesday           Hebrews 6: 10-20 / Psalm 100 / Mark 2: 23-28
Wednesday    Hebrews 7: 1-3, 15-17 / Psalm 109/ Mark 3: 1-6
Thursday         Hebrews 7: 25-8: 6 / Ps 39 / Mark 3: 7-12
Friday                Hebrews 8: 6-13/ Psalm 84 / Mark 3: 13-19
Saturday         Hebrews 9: 2-3, 11-14 / Psalm 46 / Mark 3: 20-21