Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
20th January 2019
Sunday Cycle Year C Weekday Cycle Year 1 Office: Psalter Week 2
Sunday 20th January 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 21st January
No Mass Today
Tuesday 22nd January
No Mass Today
Wednesday 23rd January
Thursday 24th January
No Mass Today
Friday 25th January
No Mass today
Saturday 26th January
No Mass Today
Sunday 27th January 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
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, thoserecently sick– Rina Kerby, Stephen Hooper, Tom Lewis, Allen Jenkins, Lena Buck, Marie Shields, Harry Jenkins, Kathleen Farrell, John Shoemake, Simon Jenkins, William Hewitt, Malachi Moran, Wayne Parrock, Mary Sheehan, Miriam King, Jean Feltham, Gertie McCann, Maurice Kerby, Derek West, Carmel Jenkins, James Barr, Aileen Milkins, Eileen & Gerry Moran, Sophie Dewland, Lorna Sandland. Please also remember in your prayers all whose anniversaries occur at this time – Winifred Bull,Canon Patrick Barry, Kathleen Bull, Michael Gayner, Frances Fernandes, Rose Stathem, Maureen Jenkins, Veronica Malin, Patrick McDonagh, George Ridge, Kathleen Anglin, Eugene Ross, Phil Torrens, George Economedes, George McInerney, May Moran, Carmela Zaffuto, Dolores Moore, Ron. Fackrell.
SECOND SUNDAY OF THE YEAR
The epiphanies carry on… this time at Cana. Here is the first of Jesus’ signs. They reveal to us who Jesus is. What could be seen as a clear reminder of unworthiness and brokenness (water) is transformed into a symbol of rejoicing and presence (wine). Maybe there’s something of a new weddedness that it to take place between God and his people once again… in Jesus. Mary’s presence and, indeed, her ‘instructions’ to the servants give us food for our own prayer: do whatever he tells you. The Lord calls us close to him and as we open ourselves up to him, as we seek to encounter him through prayer, we seek to do his will. Prayer can be an abandonment to the will of God, a letting go so as to let God come flooding into our lives. And as we see from the wine at Cana, God always brings an abundance!
Union of Catholic Mothers
Meeting on Wednesday 23 Jan. in the Majella Room after 9.30 Massfor a poetry session (bring a poem or two!). Please note early start. All ladies welcome.
Deanery dates for the diary
Saturday February 16th 10.30-12.30 Deanery morning for Readers at Emmaus Sleep Lane.
Saturday March 2nd Marriage Care Day at St. Pius (10-4.0) for those preparing for marriage.
Saturday 23 March10.30-3pm Deanery day to prepare for Holy Week and Easter. N.B.Date change.
The next meeting of this New Women’s Group will be held in the Majella Room on 24 January 2019.
CYMFed Flameis the biggest Catholic Youth Event in the UK. It takes place on Saturday 2ndMarch 2019 at Wembley Arena. All young people of Secondary school age are invited to join Bishop Declan and thousands of young people from across the UK at the fantastic event. To buy your ticket visit www.cliftondiocese.comand click on the Flame logo. Download the booking forms and parental consent, send them in to us and we’ll confirm your place! Email: email@example.com more information.
OPAS Support Administrator
An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Curial Finance Team! The Diocese is currently rolling out a new online accounting system (OPAS) for all of its 107 parishes. Additional support is needed in the Finance team over the next twelve months to help train and support parishes with the new system, as well as general administrative support within the Finance team to allow other members of the team to work on this project. Full training on OPAS will be provided. The role is a full-time, fixed term contract for twelve months, salary up to £22,000 depending on experience. Interviews will take place in late January/ early February. Ideally the successful applicant will be in post by the end of February. The role is based at Alexander House, Bristol but there may occasionally be a need to travel to parishes throughout the Diocese.
Pastoral Council Meeting– an open meeting of the pastoral council is to be held on Sunday 3 February 2019 in the hall following the 9am Mass. One of the main topics of discussion will be our reaction to the recent letter from the Dean of South Bristol concerning the decline in priest numbers and the possible effect of this on our own parish life.
Items for inclusion in the Newsletter should, please, be placed in the designated file in the sacristy before noon on Wednesdays. All items should be signed by the author and include a contact telephone number and/or email address. Please note that items can be submitted at any time of the week beforethe Wednesday deadline.
CONFESSIONS ~ Saturdays from 11.00am and at call.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament & Benediction ~ Saturdays from 9.30am
Rosary ~ Friday 9.30am
First Sunday of the Month ~ Tea, coffee & refreshments in the hall, All Welcome.
The collection forparish funds on 13 Jan. totalled £587.93. (Gift Aid £202.50. Loose £385.43. Donation to Restoration / Heating Fund £44.10 Thank you.