Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

22nd July 2018
Sunday Cycle Year B Weekday Cycle Year 2 Office: Psalter Week 4


Sunday 22nd July 16 Sunday in Ordinary Time

9.00am Mass
5.00pm Mass

Monday 23rd July

No Mass Today

Tuesday 24th July

10.00am Mass

Wednesday 25th July

10.00am Mass

Thursday 26th July

No Mass Today

Friday 27th July 

10.00am Mass

Saturday 28th July

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

Sunday 29th July 17 Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

Diocesan Prayer
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 & HouseboundPlease remember in your prayers all the sick and housebound, in particular, thoserecently sickRina Kerby, Stephen Hooper, Tom Lewis, Allen Jenkins, Lena Buck, Marie Shields, Harry Jenkins, Kathleen Farrell, John Shoemake, Simon Jenkins, Annie Conway, 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. Please also remember in your prayers all whose anniversaries occur at this time-  Ronald Jefferies, James Moran, Beatrice Cook, John Sullivan, Michael Hickey, James Healy, George Gardiner, Esther Llewellyn, Thomas Statham, Harold Allen, Walter Thomas, John Churchley, Edward Caola, Eileen Wellman.

Tim and Kate from Allen Organs UK kindly came to the parish last Wednesday to demonstrate the Allen G220 Organ. Tim answered questions and played the organ for over an hour, and further demonstrated the organs ability to play without an organist, all at no cost to the parish. It is much appreciated and hopefully will help in our decision making. If those who came along to hear the organ could please let me know their thoughts in writing or just have chat with me it would really help. A number of people suggested it would be good to hear the organ in the context of the liturgy, which would certainly be of benefit, but would incur a cost of at least £1200 for approximately 2 weeks. This cost would mostly be reimbursed if an instrument is purchased.

50+ Club Day Trip 7 August Bournemouth.  Leave 9.30 am. back at 6.0 pm. Fare £18. Tel.9770372 to book or further information.

Traditional Latin Mass: The Traditional Latin Mass (Extraordinary Form) will be celebrated each Sunday at 12:30pm at Bristol University Catholic Chaplaincy, 103 Queens Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1LL. All welcome.

UCM Cream Tea Event: WOW! – The event was a great success and raised £396.20pfor UCM’s Philippines fund-raising project. All monies (much needed) will go to an orphanage that we help to support there. A Big “Thank You” for your support at the event (which was very well attended) and for donations. We certainly had a really lovely afternoon. Next Meeting: Wednesday 25thJuly – Coffee/lunch at Woodford Lodge (transport in shared cars – meet at back of church after Mass) or optional coffee morning in the Majella Room This is our last event before breaking for the Summer Holidays. We return September 5th

Women’s Group
The new Women’s Group will meet in the Hall every 2 weeks (2,16 & 30 August). For more information tel. Andrea 07460598823 or email acavell7@outlook.com

Fixed Term post for a Schools Project Officer
The Schools and Colleges Department are looking to appoint a suitable person to the above position, ideally from September. The appointed person will be required to support the Director and current officers in shaping the ever – changing educational landscape of Catholic education within Clifton diocese. They will be required to work directly with designated partnerships and schools and other appropriate educational bodies as needed. The position will initially be for a fixed term period of 2 years and will be on a term time only basis. Further details are available on the diocesan website www.cliftondiocese.comor by contacting the Director, Colleen Collett, on 0117 9025593 colleen.collett@cliftondiocese.comClosing date: midday Friday 10thAugust. Applicants should indicate their availability for interview during August.

Cafod:Thanks for the donation of £13.00

69th.Bristol (St. Joseph’s) Scout Group
On Tuesday 23rdOctober, the 69thBristol (St Joseph’s) Scout Group are having a celebratory event to mark 60 years since the group was founded. To prepare for this we would like former scouts and anyone who was a part of the 69thBristol (St Joseph’s) Scout Group to send us in old photographs, any stories and memories. The photographs, stories and memories will help us build upon our history and that we will share at the event. Please could anyone who has any pictures or memories, get in contact with the group by emailing scoutgroup69th@yahoo.co.uk

Time for Reflection and Retreat
Retreats at Emmaus Houseon Tues. Aug.7,14,21,28. Sep.4.Coffee 10.30 Retreat 11.0-1.00pm. at Emmaus House , Sleep Lane, Whitchurch. R.S.V.P.ann40emmaus@gmail.com

Project Vacancy – S.V.P.
The SVP is seeking to recruit an 1833 Research and Project Development Officer to review, re-model, project plan and potentially produce resources for our programme for 18-30 year olds in preparation for a service re-launch in Sept 2019. £27k pa pro rata; 3 days a week; one year contract. Home-based with national travel. Closing date: 10:00 on Wednesday 25th July 2018. Interviews: Thursday 26th July 2018. Start date: Wednesday 29th August 2018. For more details & application pack, please visit the vacancies section of the SVP website: https://www.svp.org.uk/.


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 forparish funds on 15 July totalled £464.47(Gift Aid £ 165.50 Loose £298.97).                        £50 from 50+ Club towards cost of stolen fan. Thank you.  Next Sunday (29 July) Retiring collection for Bishop’s Charitable Fund


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