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General

Fr Ikeokwu says “thank you very much for your generous offerings at Easter. May God bless and reward you abundantly”

Red boxes are now due for collection. Please bring them into church over the next few weeks and remember to collect your Spring magazine too! Any problems please contact Chris Walkers on 01823 662808. 

Evangelist Magazine,, produced by students of St John’s Seminary, Wonersh. It is hoped that this will encourage prayer and promotion of vacations to the priesthood.

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Easter Sunday’s collection will go to the parish account. Please do as you usually do with the envelopes

Coming Events

CTinW: : 1. Bible Society AGM: 16 th April at Millway Chapel at 7.30pm. See poster in porch
2. Spring Meeting 17 th April 7pm at United Reformed Church hall. Scriptural reasoning workshop: : 21 st April, 9.30 – 4pm. .for those interested to reflect on the scriptures, which will be focused on the Bible and Qu’ran. Details on poster in porch.

Pope Francis: : his vision and our future. Series of 3 lectures, 24 th April, 26 th June and 19 th September, giving time to look back, assess and think ahead. Led by Fr James Hanvey and Austen Ivereigh. All at St John’s church, South Parade, Bath at 7pm.

Day with Mary; ; 28 th April at Clifton Cathedral. See poster in porch.

Youth Ministry: : 29 th April, young people aged 16 – 30 are invited to pilgrimage to Birmingham entitled Hidden Treasure, for 1 day. Details on poster in porch.

Getting married soon? ? Engaged encounter weekend, 12 & 13 May in Bristol at St James’ Priory, is a unique occasion to prepare more fully for your future married life together. This weekend is non-residential. Information and booking at https://wwme.org.uk/marriage-encounter/ or Gregory & Fabienne Fauvarque on 0166682572, or famille.fauvarque@gmail.com

Pilgrimage to Knock: this is a fully escorted pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, Ireland., from 1 st July. See poster in porch for full details and contact numbers.

Living your Faith: : Summer camps. . See poster in porch. Further details and application forms available from Fr Ikeokwu or the parish office.

Diocesan Lourdes pilgrimage, 24 – 31 August. See poster in porch for details.

Eucharistic Congress – Liverpool, 7 – 9 September, entitled “Adoremus”. Please see Fr Ikeokwu if you are interested in attending.

Year of Mission Second Sunday of Easter
As the Father sent me, so I send you! These words of the Risen Christ draw the disciples into a new mode of being. They are not simple followers any longer; they are touched and anointed by that outpouring of the Spirit to be the very mission of Jesus. His work is now their work. As he was sent, so now he sends and they are to be caught up in continuing to proclaim Good News in all they do. His is a work of peace-bringing and of healing and forgiveness. And then we encounter Thomas who has to touch the wounds of Christ in order to
believe. In that simple gesture of Thomas we are reminded of the mission to reach out and touch the woundedness of those around us and to leave them having encountered peace. May the wounds and brokenness of those we encounter this week know the healing balm of Christ’s mercy and his compassion through us and through the peace we breath upon them.

 

 

Bible Study Group:   Meets 2.30-4 on certain Thursdays (See above)

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.) 





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;

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

Welfare:

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.