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

ANNIVERSARY OF DEATH : Brenda Magee, Josephine Palmer, Terence Deacon, Joyce Lanaway, Eamon Donnelly.


Holy Communion preparation 2019. Please give names of any children of 7 or over to register for the course to Fr Ikeokwu or Julia Tucker.

2019 Missals still available @ £5.95. Please see Fr Ikeokwu

2019 Liturgical diary now available @ £6.50 each, Directory @ £5 each.

The Food Bank has requested contribution to their Christmas Hampers which they will be distributing to needy families in the local community. Please see the poster on the notice board. Usual items like tea & coffee would be welcome along with Christmas puddings/cakes/crackers/mince pies etc. The hampers will be made up on Monday 17th December at 2pm at Rockwell Green Christian

Fellowship Church and any volunteers to help with this would be much appreciated

CAFOD World Gifts catalogues available in porch.

Message from the Chaplaincy at Musgrove Park Hospital If you are admitted to the hospital the chaplaincy team like to know that you are here so our ward volunteers know to look out for you on their weekday visits and so that Fr Ikeokwu can offer you the sacrament of the sick and he or Eucharistic Ministers can bring you Holy Communion. When you are admitted to the hospital a member of staff should ask for and record your religion, but sometimes busy staff tend to overlook it. And don’t assume because you’ve been in the hospital before it will automatically be there. You or your family can also contact us on 01823 342515 or at Chaplain’s@tst.nhs.uk to ask for a visit. Julia French. Lead Chaplain and head of spiritual care M.P.H.


Second collection Poor Missions of the Diocese

Next Sunday second collection for flower fund and Christmas flowers


This Week

Carols on the Green: Wednesday 12th December at URC Green with Silver Band at 6.30pm.

Coming Events

Christmas Eve. As usual there will be mulled wine and refreshments after Midnight Mass. Please enter your name on the list in the porch for contributions. Year of Prayer

The Gospel begins “Tiberius was Emperor, Pontus Pilate was Governor, Caiphas was High Priest”. God did not speak to any of these important people. The word of God came to John in the wilderness. God spoke to someone on the edge, in the desert. God wants to speak his word to every person but if we are to hear the word of God we need to clear a way so that we can hear. John the Baptist proclaims: “Prepare a way for the Lord – make his paths straight”. Most of us are not called to go into the wilderness but each of us can make time for silence to listen to God’s word. Advent is a tie to realise that god is constantly speaking his word to us. We are called to make the time to listen.





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.) 
Answers 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.