Mass Times

SUNDAY:            PARISH MASS at 10am
                                   Mass lived-streamed on Facebook at 12.30pm

MONDAY:        No Reflection today
                                Adoration at 5.30pm Service of Word and Communion at 6.00pm

TUESDAY:    No Reflection today
                              Adoration at 5.30pm Mass at 6.00pm

WEDNESDAY:   Feast of St Bonaventure, Franciscan, bishop & theologian (1218-1274)
                                     Streamed Faith Reflection on Facebook at 10.30am
                                      Adoration at 5.30pm Mass at 6.00pm

THURSDAY:   Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
                                 Mass lived-streamed on Facebook at 10.30am
                                 Adoration at 5.30pm Mass at 6.00pm

FRIDAY:          Streamed Faith Reflection on Facebook at 10.30am
                               Funeral Service for Claire Warren at 12.30pm (Christ the King)
                                Adoration at 5.30pm Mass at 6.00pm

SATURDAY:   Adoration at 11.00am Mass at 12 noon
                                Streamed Faith Reflection on Facebook at 6.00pm
                                              Sacrament of Reconciliation:   4.30pm – 5.00pm

TODAY   [1] The Fifteenth Sunday of the Year celebrates Jesus the Word, sown into the soil of the Earth, the Soil of our lives and hearts. We are called to be fertile soil through our openness to the Holy Spirit, so that our lives will yield a harvest of life and love to be given to the world around us.
[2] Because so many are still not able to attend Mass, there is an extra Mass at 12.30pm live-streamed on FaceBook from the Presbytery prayer room. We have gathered a wider community through live-streaming that have become our ‘extended family’ around the world! I hope we will have the infrastructure to live-stream Mass from the Church soon.
[3] Today is a Day of Prayer for Seafarers, for all those who often endure harsh, even exploitative working conditions, serving our world on the seas, enabling oil, raw materials and manufactured goods to be transported around the world, as well as harvesting the sea for food in our fishing fleets. Please pray for the Church’s mission to Seafarers, supporting them as they are separated from their families for many long months at a time and too often victims of work conditions that amount to modern slavery.

NEXT SUNDAY [1] On the Sixteenth Sunday of the Year we celebrate Jesus who is the Kingdom of God come in our humanity – He teaches us what this means through His ‘Parables of the Kingdom’ – each is a parable of growth, of transformation through the hidden and humble immersion into our world with the love that is jesus, the love that is the hallmark of the Kingdom, the Reign of God. Are we really committed to building that Kingdom upon the Earth? For that is our Mission.
[2] Because so many are still not able to attend Mass, there will be an extra Mass at 12.30pm live-streamed on FaceBook from the Presbytery prayer room. We are called to new dimensions of ministry through the use of the Internet – a wider family to care for and rejoice in. Installing the infrastructure to live-stream Mass and talks etc is now a priority for both Mission and Pastoral Care. Thank you for your support for this developing ministry.

DIOCESAN PRAYER        The Diocese  prays for the Parishes in Communion for Mission of St Dunstan, Keynsham and St Bernadette, Whitchurch, served by Fr Matt Anscombe, temporarily vacant, Parish Administrator Mrs Alice Maimone and both their communities.

PRAY FOR THIS WEEK’S PARISH MINISTRY OR MISSION This week, pray God’s Blessing upon the ministry of our Hospitality Teams. In normal times they welcome people at the door of the church and provide tea. coffee and cake (and sometimes a lot more!) for us to share in the hall. They serve to deepen the quality of our friendship and community as we share with each other after mass each Sunday – in normal times! Of course ‘hospitality’ is mor than simply saying ‘hallo!’ and bringing people (especially new sisters and brothers) into the parish hall – Hospitality is a matter of the heart – a welcoming of each one into the warmth of our care and love as individuals and community – and without judgement! 

WORD OF GOD FOR FIFTEENTH WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME
Sunday             Isaiah 55: 10-11 / Psalm 64 / Romans 8: 18-23 / Matthew 13: 1-23
Monday            Isaiah 1: 10-17 / Psalm 49 / Matthew 10: 34-11: 1
Tuesday           Isaiah 7: 1-9 / Psalm 47 / Matthew 11: 20-24
Wednesday   Isaiah 10: 5-7, 13-16 / Psalm 93 / Matthew 11: 25–27
Thursday         Isaiah 26: 7-9, 12, 16-19 / Psalm 101 / Matthew 11: 28-30
Friday                Isaiah 38: 1-6, 21-22, 7-8 / Responsorial Isaiah 38 / Matthew 12: 1-8
Saturday          Micah 2: 1-5 / Psalm 9B / Matthew 12: 14-21