aim to update this page bi-monthly
New Wivey & Hills magazine with articles from
all local churches, including St Richard’s. Price 40p on sale at St
Parish Lent Group will
be meeting in the Parish Room every Tuesday in Lent at 10 – 11.30am
for prayer, scripture and discussion. Booklets for the course –“Living
Jesus” – available at the first session @ £2. Hope to see you
Blood donor sessions: 22nd February, 1.30
– 3.30, 4.30 – 5.20 at Wellington Rugby Club. See poster in porch.
Lenten Bread and Cheese Lunches are planned
following Stations of the Cross, commencing on Friday 23rd
February for 5 weeks. Please indicate on the list in the porch if you
hope to support this, and if you are able to help with providing the
Service of Healing, Mass, Reconciliation &
Adoration: St John the Evangelist Church, Bath; 23rd February
at 7.30pm. See poster in porch.
Choir rehearsals at Clifton Cathedral for
The Chrism Mass. See poster in porch for details, also see
Across Pilgrimage to Lourdes Easter 2018. See poster
in porch for details,
Somerset Churches Together forum: 22nd
February at 1.30pm in Nailsea Baptist Church, 079 Silver Street, BS48
Womens World Day of Prayer is being held at St
Richard’s church on 2nd March at 2pm. All welcome.
Wellington Celebration of Womens’ World Day of
Prayer is at St John the Baptist Church, High St, on 2nd
March at 2pm. Details on poster in porch.
YEAR OF MISSION
First Sunday of Lent
We’ve begun our Lenten pilgrimage and this first Sunday of Lent
sends us back into the wilderness. Mark’s account is short and to the
point. He tells us that Jesus “was with the wild beasts”. As we face
the truth of our lives, as we seek to embrace the challenge and
invitation of Jesus’ own call, Repent”, we have to face those
demons, those wild beasts within. These are the things that need our
focus and our attention during this season of renewal and growth –
taming these wild things within us; letting go of “wild” things so
that we grow to become more the person God calls us to be. But Jesus’
first words in Mark’s gospel also reveal to us the message we proclaim
as missionary disciples: God’s kingdom is near, God is near. May this
first week of Lent allow God’s nearness to come to those around us
through the God we reveal in our words and our actions.
Bible Study Group: Meets
2.30-4 on certain Thursdays
A Bible –is available on the
table in St. John Fisher church, for your use.
our immigrant parishioners:
books in both churches with 8 European languages.
pomoc znozumiec Msze Swieta emigrantom w naszej parafii, udostepuiamy
modlitewniki ( w twardej oprawie ), po polsku, angielsku oraz w inuycu
jszykach wschodnio europejslcich.
Prosimy zostawic modlitewuike w kosciele, po zakouczeuiu mszy.
Lists Polish chaplains, societies,
Masses etc. throughout the diocese
Parish Introduction Cards in Polish: Available at the
Holydays of Obligation:
Ascension & Corpus Christi
are now celebrated on Sundays, at Sunday times above.)
day Masses are usually celebrated at the following times:-
, 7.30pm. Wiveliscombe
at the rack near the doors of both churches.
Parking for 11.15 Mass:
permitted at Wellington Youth Centre, opposite the Total
garage. Just drive in and
Canon Law and Diocesan guidelines, working collaboratively with the parish
priest to make pastoral decisions, and co-ordinate parish ministries.
Meets on 4th Tuesday of most months.
Outreach Committee (Chair: Pending new appointment.)
-Meets bi-monthly to promote the mission of the parish.
& General Purposes Committee
(Chair: Charles Moorland)
also works under Church Canon Law with the Diocese Finance Office to
maintain the parish’s legal, financial and property matters.
Forum (Facilitator: Julia Tucker )
All are invited quarterly to discuss parish
development. Meets on
9.15am-12.00. incl. Mass, coffee & discussion.
open Annual General Meeting:
next one will be announced close to March 2016.
does what: Our main
are now listed on the church notice-board,
or accessible clicking HERE.
year the AGM agrees which charities the parish funds from 10% of the
offertory collections and from other events.
For 2010 we agreed to support:
Always CaFOD's work for the 3rd world;
See Parish Room board at St. John Fisher for
LIFE centre for impartial support:
48 Queen St.
Also “Alternatives” in
, 0800 0086 857 www.alternativstaunton.org.uk
“Message in a Bottle:” With
an easy form, so 999 services find your needs.
FREE by church doors. Details:
Poster, Fr. Vincent
Visitors –support any in need: lonely,
sick, bereaved.. Tel. Fr Vincent
no priest based at
Park; ask Fr. Vincent for anointing or confession before going in.
of the Sick: Available
after the homily at Sunday Mass once each quarter.
the Parish Diary:
you have any dates that may interest other Parishioners?
Pass a note about them to Fr. Vincent .
For inserts into the parish weekly bulletin:
Now 12.00pm. on Wednesdays in at the presbytery.
Friday evenings in at St. John Fisher Presbytery.
effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this diary, but you should check
details in the "This Week" section, or get in touch.