Thirty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
19th November 2017
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Sunday 19th November 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

9.00am Mass
5.00pm Mass

Monday 20th November

No Mass

Tuesday 21st November

10.00am Mass

Wednesday 22nd November

10.00am Mass

Thursday 23rd November

No Mass

Friday 24th November

10.00am Mass

Saturday 25th November

9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.15am Benediction
10.30am Mass
Confessions from 11.00am

Sunday 26th November 34th Sunday Christ the King

9.00.00am Mass
5.00pm Mass

I have loved you with an everlasting love so I am constant in my mercy for you.’
Jeremiah 31:3

Prayer for the Preparation of Mass 
God our Father you call us to gather together for this Sunday Mass. Help us to draw strength from the Holy Scriptures and from the Holy Eucharist, so that we deepen our love for you. May we be nlivened by the Holy Spirit to mirror the words and actions of your Son Jesus Christ and become more clearly your instruments of mercy to others. We ask this 
through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Sick & HouseboundPlease remember in your prayers all the sick and housebound, in particular, those recently sickRina Kerby, Kath Perry, Stephen Hooper, Tom Lewis, Allen Jenkins, Eileen Hunt, Lena Buck,  Marie Shields, Harry Jenkins, Kathleen Farrell, John Shoemake, Simon Jenkins, Annie Conway, William Hewitt, Malachi Moran, Wayne Parrock, Mary Sheehan, Eugenia Jaworska, Miriam King, Jean Feltham, Gertie McCann, Maurice Kerby, Derek West, Carmel Jenkins, James Barr, Baby Jax Barr. Please also remember in your prayers all whose anniversaries occur at this time –  Hedley Sampson, Jane Frayling, Ellen Kearney, Catherine Nagle, Peg McGrath, Agatha Sims, Mary Richings, Maria Verrecchia,  Reg Morris, Daniel Yates, Edward Cox, Thomas Fielding, Evelyn Hughes, Margaret McGrath, Claire Sweetman, Mary Miller, Carole Harris.

On Wednesday 22 Nov. Four new members will be enrolled at the 10.0 Mass. All welcome. Meet in the Majella Room after Mass. All Ladies welcome.

St. Gerard’s Christmas Draw
The Draw will take place on Sunday 3 December 2017 after the 9.0 am. Mass. There will be stalls such as the ever popular “Bottle Stall” and a Cake Stall. The Draw Prizes are (1) £100, (2).Hamper, (3) £50 (4). Malt Whisky and (5 ) £25. Tickets at £1 will be on sale through November under the direction of Brendan Murphy. Donations of Bottles (full & in date) are urgently needed and a box is now in the porch to receive them. Please donate cakes nearer the date.

50 + Club   All meetings in the hall until further notice. Next meeting 5 December

First Holy Communion 2018 will be celebrated on Sunday the 3rd June 2018 at the 9.00am Mass. Parents of children in year 3 can apply in writing to Fr George Henwood before 3 December.

Deanery Healing Mass:
There will be a Healing Mass for the deanery at St Bernadette’s Church, 731 Wells Rd, Whitchurch, BS14 9HU on Sunday 26th November at 3pm. Healing-themed Mass with laying on of hands and prayer ministry. Refreshments served afterwards. All welcome!

Something to Say?
Young People aged 11+ and Young Adults are invited to St Brendan’s Catholic Sixth Form College, Bristol. BS4 5RQ on Saturday 25th November 10.30am-3pm for our diocesan gathering to celebrate National Youth Sunday. Great workshops, praise and worship, the opportunity to tell us what you think and be commissioned to be young disciples in our parishes. Book your place or your parish group. Email: youth@cliftondiocese.com

“Rise & Shine”
Rise Theatre are putting on “The Rise & Shine Christmas Show” at St. Bernadette on Wed. 13 Dec. at 6.30 pm. The company performed very successfully 2 years ago at St. Bernadette with “Jingle All the Way” which was very well received. Tickets £5 Adults, £3 Children (Min. age 7 or 8 suggested). Tickets can be reserved by Emailing St. Bernadette and then picked up on the door. Email: bristol.stbernadette@parish.cliftondiocese.com

CCS Adoption
Clifton Children’s Society are offering a good selection of Christmas cards. Illustrative leaflets and order forms are available at the back of the church. The CCS are looking for special people who are able to offer a few hours a week to provide practical and emotional support to newly formed adoptive families in their homes. If  you think you could help, or if you want to find out more, please call 0117 935005 or email info@ccsadoption.org The CCS are also holding a Christmas Raffle with a prize of a 2 night stay in a stunning 5double bedroom house with private pool at Lechlade, donated by “The Lakes by Yoo.”  (value £3000). Tickets @ £2 from fundraising@ccsadoption.org or from the paper desk.

CAFOD World Gifts
The 2017 “World Gifts” Catalogues are now available at the back of the Church. This scheme enables you to choose gifts for friends (or yourself), order online/ telephone or post and receive a beautiful card to personalise your gift. Please pick up a catalogue and see the tremendous selection available. Frances Henry (Cafod Secretary) will be pleased to supply any further information that you require.

National Youth Sunday -Next Sunday -26 November
Your generous giving in 2016 enabled over 200 young people from Clifton Diocese to travel to Wembley Arena for CYMFed Flame , it helped fund our Diocesan summer Camps & enabled catechists and leaders to come together for our Diocesan Youth Congress. This year’s Retiring Collection (next Sunday) will directly support Youth Ministry in Clifton Diocese, contributing to our Diocesan Lourdes pilgrimage, facilitating Youth Ministry training for leaders and catechists and providing a bursary fund for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to attend the new “Living your Faith” Diocesan Summer Camps in the Forest of Dean & other Catholic events. Your donation will make a real difference to young people in your parish and the Diocese.

Envelopes for Gift Aid donations are now available at the back of the Church.

Donation An anonymous donation of £5000 pounds has been received. This will be used to cover necessary repairs to the fount. It is very much appreciated.

Please note:-Items for the Newsletter should be placed in the designated file in the Sacristy before noon on Wednesdays and must be signed by the author and include a contact telephone number or Email address.


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.

Parish Finance
The collection for Parish funds on 12 Nov. totalled £422.65 (Gift Aid £90.00 Loose £332.65). Many thanks for the Cafod coin donation £37.49 (Mary Mulcahy)


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