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Catechists Course

A new course will run monthly on Wednesday evenings  from 4th October, 2017 to July, 2018, at Clifton Cathedral in the Apostle Room. Sessions start at 7.30pm, with refreshments from 7pm

This will be for new catechists, and to refresh existing and “seasoned” catchecists. Those wishing to take part in the series will need to send their registration details to Alexander House, 160 Pennywell Road, Bristol, BS5 0TX by the beginning of October. There is a minimal cost to the course of £50 which may be subsidised by your parish. Cheques are to made payable to CCDTR. The details are on the booking form.

Further information can be found on the Diocesan website

Celebrate 2017

With the theme: “Seek First His Kingdom” (Matt 6:33), this year will be the 10th Celebrate weekend in Bristol and the team are very much looking forward to meeting you all – whether you’re new, returning from last year or a seasoned veteran, we’re confident you’ll all find something to refresh you at this year’s Conference.

The conference is suitable for all ages and is open to individuals and families alike – a number of families regularly attend from St Patrick’s, St Anthony’s and St Mary’s, so why not join them.

For younger audiences, activities are split into age appropriate groups that we call streams. These are led by experienced leaders, who will help develop your children’s relationship with the Lord through fun faith based activities – including thought provoking mime from Steve Murray (he’s excellent if you’ve never seen him before!).

Don’t worry if you can’t join the younger members, throughout the weekend there are various speakers, workshops and activities that you can attend. We’re sure you will find these thought provoking and rewarding. Mass is offered twice over the weekend and there’s also adoration and reconciliation.

We hope that the weekend will help you find inspiration and renewal in your faith in a relaxed and friendly environment.

 

When:

Sat 21st Oct 2017, 09.00 – 21.00
Sun 22nd Oct 2017, 09.00 17.00

Location:

St Bede’s Catholic College, Lawrence Weston, Bristol, BS11 0SU
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Pricing:

  • £40 – Adults
  • £22 – Young adults – 18 to 21 yrs old
  • £12 – Children – 3 to 17 yrs old
  • Free – Crèche- Under 3*

*Under 3s must be accompanied at all times.

Notes:

  • All under 18s must have a designated adult present throughout the weekend.
  • Your fee includes a hot evening meal on Saturday. Tea and coffee will be available at break and lunch times on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Early booking is advised, especially if you have children—the streams fill up quickly. Child places will not be available after October 14th 2017.

Book online:

Online booking is now live; click the button below to book your place and pay online!

BOOK AND PAY ONLINE

Get in touch:

Tony & Katherine Wadley
Telephone: 01452 547754 or 07891 194853
Email Tony & Katherine

Traidcraft Sales

Last weekend’s sales totalled £90.

Many thanks to all who bought and helped. If you didn’t make a purchase this time, please condsider buying at the next sale after Mass on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th August.

Parish Project

Letters of thanks have been received from Medecins sans Frontieres and Borderlands for our recent donations. Copies of both letters can be seen on the notice board.

Silence. Stillness. Simplicity

The old tradition of Christian Meditation and Contemplative Prayer is being re-discovered today. Contrary to belief, the focus is not on ourselves, but on God’s mysterious and silent presence within us, giving time and space for it to grow.

If you are interested in joining a group, please contact Camilla (07921 847624 or 01225 891283). The group meets near Marshfield on alternate Mondays at 7.30pm.

 

“The Church we want to be”

Please pick up your copy of “The Church we want to be”, an edited version of the report from the Call to Action Group, working to identify the issues raised from the recent feedback received from parishes in January.

What is it to be a Church for our day and our culture?

What do we need to do to make our imaginings come true?

Parishioners are invited to comment on the document.  Comments can be sent before 11th July to hope@cliftondiocese.com

Traidcraft Sales

Sales last weekend amounted to £92.50.

Many thanks to all who supported our efforts to help the developing countries, and especially to those who bought items for the Food Bank.

The next sales will be on the weekend of 1st/2nd August