Thirty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
10th November 2019
Sunday Cycle Year C Weekday Cycle Year 1 Office: Psalter Week 4
Sunday 10th November Thirty Second Sunday
Monday 11th November
No Mass Today
Tuesday 12th November
Wednesday 13th November
Thursday 14th November
No Mass Today
Friday 15th November
Saturday 16th November
9.30am Exposition of the Blessed sacrament
Confessions from 11.00am
Sunday 17th November Thirty Third Sunday
I have loved you with an everlasting love so I am constant in my mercy for you.’
God our Father, open the horizons of our minds and hearts so that we can see what hope your call holds for us. Pour out the overflowing gifts of your Spirit so that we, your Church, may become a people of hope for our world. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Our Lady, Woman of Hope, pray for us.
St Peter, Rock of Hope, pray for us. St Paul, Apostle of Hope, pray for us.
Sick & Housebound – Please remember in your prayers all the sick and housebound, in particular, those recently sick – Rina Kerby, Stephen Hooper, Tom Lewis, Lena Buck, Harry Jenkins, Kathleen Farrell, John Shoemake, Simon Jenkins, William Hewitt, Malachi Moran, Wayne Parrock, Mary Sheehan, Miriam King, Jean Feltham, Gertie McCann, Carmel Jenkins, James Barr, Aileen Milkins, Eileen & Gerry Moran, Sophie Dewland, Lorna Sandland, Kate Smith, Peter Cooke. Please also remember in your prayers all whose anniversaries occur at this time— Royston Malin, Elizabeth Lane, Diane Shoemake, Charles McVeigh, Marion Devine, Edith Baker, Betty Bull, Alice Fitzgerald, Phyllis Deady, Tom Hanley, Fred Coombs, Rosina Simons, Hannah Conlan, Norman Greenwood, Mary Ormson.
Parish Pastoral Team Meeting on Wednesday the 13th November at 7.00pm in the Majella Room. Items for the agenda to be in before Tuesday the 12th November
Shine Women’s Group
Thursday 14th Nov 6.30 -8.30 pm (Majella). Wednesday 27th Nov – 700.pm at Clifton Cathedral – Women in Faith) Thursday 12th Dec – 6.30 pm Bocabar, (Bath Road – Christmas meal). Break until Jan 2020. Andrea Tel: 07460598823
TODAY (3 November) Refreshments in the Hall after 9.0 Mass
Retiring Collection for the Maint.0f Clifton Cathedral Gift Aid envelopes are available at the back of the church
3rd November 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time
It is not uncommon to see a parent lift their small child onto their shoulders, particularly where there are crowds. Anyone who is small will relate to the frustration which comes from not being able to see over the heads of those much taller. In today’s Gospel, Zacchaeus, a small man in stature, climbs a tree because he wants to see Jesus. The encounter that Zacchaeus has with Jesus transforms him. He sees with a new perspective. Climbing the tree has given him a different way of looking at things – a new vision. In the same way Jesus who came ‘to seek out and save the lost’ has been successful in his own seeking. He has found Zacchaeus who was lost but is now found. All of us can lose our way at times in life. Sometimes we just need to climb a tree to find a new perspective on life, to see and experience things differently. As we go through this week let us give some thought to the way we live our life. Is Jesus calling us to have a change of heart or a change of being? As with Zacchaeus, the outcome of making such an effort to seek a different way, will be great joy and communion
UCM: meet on Wednesday 6 November in the Majella Room after Mass for Q & A with Fr. George.
Next trip is on Tuesday 5 November to Brent House Carvery. Depart Buller Road at 10.30 am. Fare £20 Booking /information Chris. O’Brien Tel: 9770372
A WEDDING INVITATION
Eliz Cooke, Peter and Marie Cooke’s daughter, will be getting married to Adam on Saturday November 9th at 2.30 at St Gerard’s. Any parishioners who would like to join us at the Nuptial Mass will be very welcome.
Readers Rendezvous: Saturday 7th December 10.30 – 12.30 at Emmaus. A good training opportunity for Readers from the Deanery to develop their Ministry and learn more about proclaiming the Word of the Lord to God’s Holy People.
500 Crosses For Life- Sat. 9 November
This is a Peaceful Public Prayer Procession held in London on the Saturday before Remembrance Sunday which we call “Remembrance Saturday”. We pray for the innocent, unborn children that have been sacrificed in this war ; their lives cut short just because they are inconvenient. Start from Westminster Cathedral at 13.30 and walk towards Parliament and the Thames. This is a witness to the most vulnerable in our society .and is an act of deep compassion and mournful love that all Christians can support. Some 500 unborn babies are killed every day. This procession is organised by EuroProLife & is present in many cities in Europe.
Red Box Result 2019
Our parish “Red Box” holders have raised the total of £650.53 during 2019. This sum does not include direct donations to APF/Missio which will be added to our total at the year end. Well done! and a big thank you! to all our box holders. We still have a stock of boxes waiting to find homes and would welcome new members-YOU PERHAPS? If interested please give your name in at the paper stand in the porch. The idea is to collect your small change during the year. Boxes are emptied in March & September or on request. APF/Missio 2020 Calendars are now available on the table at the back of the church.
NOVEMBER MONTH OF THE HOLY SOULS
During the month of November we pray for the Holy Souls in Purgatory. We also remember those dear to us who have died, family, friends and the deceased of our parish. Remember, that Purgatory is on the threshold or the gateway of heaven, it is where we encounter the healing fire of God’s boundless love and mercy. It prepares us for the fullness of life with God. It is a long-standing tradition to write out the names of those who have died and place these lists of names, known as the November Dead List in a basket below the altar during the month of November. All those named will be remembered at all Masses throughout the month. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.
Congratulations to Jocelyn Dennis, Withanage-Don Dhanushka, Chole Maimone, Daisy Maimone, Maximilian Maimone, Sebastian James Morin, James Morris, Michael Morris, Finnley O’Driscoll, Maya O’Driscoll, Rory O’Driscoll, Evie Stannard, Samuel Uechedike, Patrick Ward, who received the Sacrament of Confirmation from Bishop Declan last Wednesday. To mark this great occasion we will have a presentation to all the confimandi on Sunday the 10th of November at the 9.00am Mass followed by a delicious cake in the hall.
Reminders of Items detailed in previous newsletters (please refer to Archive File & notice board for details).
- Finding the Voice to give God Praise 9 Nov. St. John’s, Bath. 10.0 am.-3.0.pm.
- Christmas Fayre at St. Joseph’s Home, Cotham, 9 Nov. from Noon
3.Youth Ministry:- Training Course, Alexander House starts 13 Jan. Catechist Formation 5 Dec. St. Mary, Bath.
Unpacking the Synod for Youth Ministry, 30 Nov. London.
4.Diocesan Youth Gathering, Sat. 23 Nov. at St. Bede’s, Lawrence Weston, 11.0am.-4.0pm.
CONFESSIONS ~ Saturdays from 11.00am and at call.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament & Benediction ~ Saturdays from 9.30am
First Sunday of the Month ~ Tea, coffee & refreshments in the hall, All Welcome.
Collection for Parish Funds on 27 Oct. totalled £589.64 (Gift Aid £168.00 Loose £421.64