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                                        Please click HERE for Fr Ikeokwu's message of encouragement  May 2020

Please pray for sick in our hospitals & nursing homes around the parish.

ANNIVERSARY OF DEATH: William Mardon, Mary Tolmie

Food Bank is requesting the following items: 

Diabetic food (brown rice, low salt soups etc), Rice, Tins of cold meat, Custard sachets, 
Rice pudding, Tinned Fruit, Instant mash

School admission
appeals panel members required for appeals usually in May, June and July. Full details in porch.
Employment vacancy: part time office administrator requires at Alexander House working with finance tea. Salary circa £20,000. Full details and application form from www.cliftondiocese.com/diocese/working-for-us

Coronavirus: the diocese follows the guidance issued by the Bishop’s Conference. As new information comes guidance will be updated. To keep well informed see https://www.cbcew.org.uk/home/our-work/health-social-care/coronavirus-guidelines/
Please, if any parishioner has travelled and returned from any of the countries that the NHS has identified as a high risk place for contracting or imparting Covid-19, for the sake of yourself, your family and parishioners, exercise self quarantine/isolation for 14 days. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Coming Events
International Eucharistic Congress: September 2020 in Budapest. Full details on poster in porch.
Diocesan pilgrimage to northern Spain: 22 – 29 October. To be led by Bishop Declan as part of the celebration for the Year of Communion. Details and contact information on poster in porch.

Wellington Coronavirus Volunteers

This is a group of volunteers, who freely give of their time to help those who cannot get out in these difficult days to collect their prescriptions or their shopping. There are strict roles about 2m social distancing and evidencing behaviour - photographs of monies and receipts etcetera to be sent in to the group co-ordinator. Volunteers must be in good health, and not of an age that they should be isolating themselves.

They are meeting quite a heavy load,  as many people over 70, or those with medical histories that leave them vulnerable are not leaving their houses on government advice because of the risk to them of Covid19.

The group can be found on Facebook, if you use it, but much of their activity is done by phone. 

If you would like either to volunteer or to receive some help, please contact Megan on 07946 124 111. 

Volunteers need character references, and it helps but is not essential if they have DBS checks.

The volunteers featured on the front page of WWN on 3/6/2020, along with a feature about the work of volunteering. 




Holy Father’s April prayer intention
Universal prayer intention  Freedom from Addiction 
We pray that those suffering from addiction may be helped and a

He also prayed last Friday, “As trustful children, we turn to the Father, We do it every day, several times a day; but right now we wish to beg mercy for mankind, so sorely tried by the coronavirus pandemic. And we do this together, Christians of every church and community, of every age, language and nation.”

“We pray for the sick and their families, for health workers and those who help them; for the authorities, law enforcement agencies and volunteers; for the ministers of our communities.”



A Bible –is available on the table in St. John Fisher church, for your use.  

For our immigrant parishioners: 
Mass books in both churches with 8 European languages.   Aby 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.

Clifton  Diocese Polish Directory:

Lists Polish chaplains, societies, Masses etc. throughout the diocese

Yellow Parish Introduction Cards in Polish:  Available at the doors..

Next Holydays of Obligation:

Epiphany, Ascension & Corpus Christi are now celebrated on Sundays, at Sunday times above.) 
Answers to the question "What date is Easter Sunday" through to 2040)

Holy day Masses are usually celebrated at the following times:-
9.15am. Wellington , 7.30pm. Wiveliscombe

Sacrament of Reconciliation:
Usually Saturdays 10.30-11.00am; 4.15-4.45pm at Wellington,
& by arrangement anywhere, anytime.

CTS faith booklets-
Sold at the rack near the doors of both churches.

Parking for 11.15 Mass:
-is permitted at Wellington Youth Centre, opposite the Total garage.    Just drive in and park.

Parish structure:

Parish Pastoral Council    (Chair:  Julia Tucker)
-follows 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.

Parish Outreach Committee (Chair:  Pending new appointment.)
-Meets bi-monthly to promote the mission of the parish.

Finance & 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.

Parish Forum (Facilitator: Julia Tucker )
All are invited quarterly to discuss parish development.  Meets on announced Saturdays, 9.15am-12.00. incl. Mass, coffee & discussion.

Parish open Annual General Meeting:
The next one will be announced close to March 2016.

Who does what:  Our main parish functionaries are now listed on the church notice-board, or accessible clicking HERE.

Parish Projects:
Each 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;

Welcome home ministries, Tanzania from 2015
See Parish Room board at St. John Fisher for details.


Crisis pregnancy?  Nearest LIFE centre for impartial support:  48 Queen St. Exeter .  07837 005562   www.lifeuk.org/exeter

Also “Alternatives” in Taunton , 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 .

Parish Visitors –support any in need:  lonely, sick, bereaved.. Tel. Fr Vincent

Hospitalisations:  With no priest based at Musgrove Park; ask Fr. Vincent  for anointing or confession before going in.

Sacrament of the Sick:   Available after the homily at Sunday Mass once each quarter.

Deadlines:  For the Parish Diary:
Do 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.  

Posters to display:
Friday evenings in at St. John Fisher Presbytery.

Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this diary, but you should check details in the "This Week" section, or get in touch.