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THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT

Making a whip out of some cord, he drove them all out of the Temple, cattle and sheep as well, and scattered the money changers’ coins, over turning their tables. (John 2:15)

If we are ever tempted to think of Jesus as a weak, passive character, then today’s gospel proves us wrong. We encounter the real anger of Jesus when faced with those who were using religion for their own advancement. As we make our own Lenten examination of conscience, we remember that God’s anger is still real when directed towards those who should know better.

MASS TIMES and INTENTIONS

THIRD SUNDAY of LENT

SUNDAY 3 MARCH
Third Sunday of Lent
7.30am    Mass  
9.30am    Mass   Liam Snailham RIP
11.15am  Mass   Special Intention  
6.00pm    Mass   People of the Parish
MONDAY 4 MARCH
Weekday of Lent
9.30am    Mass  
Peggy Connors RIP
TUESDAY 5 MARCH
Weekday of Lent
7.00pm    Mass  
Special Intention
WEDNESDAY 6 MARCH
Weekday of Lent
7.30am   Mass   Vocations to the Dominican contemplative life
7.00pm   Stations of the Cross
THURSDAY 7 MARCH
Weekday of Lent
7.30am    Mass   John Penny RIP
FRIDAY 8 MARCH
Weekday of Lent
9.30am  Mass  
David Ferebee RIP
5.15pm  Evening Prayer
SATURDAY 9 MARCH
Weekday of Lent
9.30am    Mass  
Daniel Harrison, his family & friends RIP
SUNDAY 10 MARCH
Fourth Sunday of Lent
7.30am    Mass   People of the Parish
9.30am    Mass   Jack Walton and family RIP
11.15am  Mass   Francis Van Neste RIP
6.00pm    Mass   Gino Carpanini RIP

SACRAMENT OF PENANCE (CONFESSIONS)
10.15am Saturdays and by request at any time.
(telephone 0117 973 8411, or ask a Priest).

ROSARY GROUP 
Tuesdays at 6.30pm in the Lady Chapel. 

Prayers Requested

For all who are unwell —

Nick Tarr, Edmund Richardson, Mary Richardson, Eliza James, Mary Burke Valentina Kelemenova, Kate Cullen, Amy Mackenzie, Bridie O’Sullivan, Jerome Farrell, Sue Wright, Andy Dawes, Richard Ramsay, Paul Williams, Theresa Akum Lum,  Steffan Llwyd, Eileen Murdoch, John Worsnop, Ian McDonald, Sheila Daly, Jerry O’Leary, Rachel Hatch, Patricia Shepherd, Carmel Henry, Alison Cox, Luned Stevens, Joseph Arrow, Elizabeth Harrison, Carol Maslin and Pat Reynolds.

For those who died recently —

Peter Fee and Stella McGuire RIP

For those whose anniversaries occur around this time —

Thomas Mahoney, Katherine O’Connell, Franciszek Wiszniowski, Peter Hughes, Joseph Jacklin, Guy Driffield, Doreen Simmons, Filippo Spitali, Sr Catherine Victoria, Marion Page, Valerie Gingell, Nora Miller.

Stewardship

A number of parishioners have asked how they can continue to support the Cathedral financially whilst unable to attend Mass. The donation button that has been added to the homepage of this website enables donations to be made using credit and debit cards and via PayPal. Cheques can be posted to: Clifton Cathedral House, Clifton Park, BS8 3BX. Any parishioners wishing to set up a standing order or make a payment directly to Clifton Cathedral are asked to email mary.manners@cliftondiocese.com

LENTEN LITURGIES OF RECONCILIATION: Bishop Declan is inviting our diocesan community to celebrate God’s merciful love through a Liturgy of Reconciliation on Wed 6 March at Holy Family, Patchway at 7pm.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS DURING LENT: Wednesdays at 7.00pm – all are warmly welcome.

KNOWING THE FAITH (RCIA): Our next meeting is next Thur 7 Mar at 7pm in the James Room – we will be reflecting on Miracles and Apparitions of Our Lady. All welcome!

LENT PRAYER: The prayer group will be meeting on the four Fridays in March in the Apostle Room. We will meet from 6.30pm with refreshments for a 7pm start. The next meeting is 8 March. All are welcome.

FAIRTRADE AND FOODBANK: The Fairtrade stall returns this Sun 3 Mar, with weekly Foodbank collections continuing as usual. Thank you to all supporting this worthy cause.

CATHEDRAL YOUNG ADULTS GROUP LENTEN PRAYER: The one hour Wednesday sessions continue at 6.30pm in the James Room (down steps to the right of Cathedral House) until 20 Mar. The Lenten programme ‘We Dare To Say’ is based on the Lord’s Prayer and is using individual meditation and group sharing method. Newcomers are very welcome, FFI see the YAG WhatsApp group or text 07767 706 163.

AQUINAS LECTURE: Every year the Bristol Lay Dominicans and Bristol University promote the annual Dominican lecture. This year’s lecture by Prof Terry Eagleton ‘How not to go to Hell’ is held on 5 Mar at 6 pm in lecture theatre B.H05, in the Arts  Complex, 7 Woodland Road. Free admission via the Porter’s Lodge and all are very welcome. Prof Eagleton is known as a stimulating speaker and this promises to be a fascinating occasion.

CONFIRMATION 2024: Preparation begin on Tue 5 Mar and will run every week (except for Holy Week and Easter Week) until Pentecost Sun 19 May. Applications are also welcome from adults (18+) who have not yet been confirmed.To register please contact Paul Hill at cathedral.confirmation@cliftondiocese.com.

RACHEL’S VINEYARD: A talk about abortion grief, trauma and its complexities. Rachel MacKenzie shares her insights into abortion grief and tells her own personal story and the work of Rachel’s Vineyard. (See noticeboard for details). Use this link to reserve a place. https://www.rachelsvineyard.org.uk/

THE SYNOD GROUP PARISH LISTENING DAY: in the Cathedral on Sat 27 Apr. We are delighted that Fr Jan Nowotnik, one of the non-bishop voting members at the Synod General Assembly in Rome, is going to give two key presentations. The day will be facilitated by Sarah Adams, Director of Adult Education and Evangelisation. This event is open to all parishioners but due to space restrictions, ticket numbers will be limited. We hope that the event will be an opportunity for us to be guided by the Holy Spirit to develop and invigorate our parish life. More details on booking to follow or you can email synod2023.cathedral@Cliftondiocese.com.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS AT ST JOSEPH’S HOME is each Friday (except Good Friday) in Lent at 5.00pm.

DEPUTY HEADTEACHER SS PETER AND PAUL SEPTEMBER 2024: The Governors are seeking to recruit an excellent Catholic Deputy Headteacher, who has a commitment and an inspirational approach to Catholic education, is ambitious for themselves and their pupils. More information and application packs available at sspeterandpaulprimary.co.uk/vacancies/. Closing date for applications is Mon 11 March at 12pm.

2024 DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES: Fri 23 to Fri 30 August. Full board in a 3 or 4 star hotel, close to the Domain, with a return coach transfer. FFI email lourdes@cliftondiocese.com or call Alexander House 0117 902 5590 (between 8:30 and 4:30 Monday to Friday). Deposit due 31 March, balance by 31May.

TAIZÉ SERVICE FOR LENT: “Let your minds be remade”- beautiful chants, readings, silence. In the Chapel at St Monica’s, Cote Lane, BS9 3UN. Sun 3 Mar 5 pm – all welcome. FFI or directions call Roger 0117 462 1117.

BRISTOL HOSPITALITY NETWORK seeks your help with temporary housing for asylum seekers. Please see the poster on the noticeboard or Cathedral website for more details.

NATIONAL CATHOLIC SCHOOL PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION: Hosted by the Bristol Circle of the Catenian Association 3pm Sun 10 Mar at the Newman Hall, Sacred Heart. All are welcome to come and enjoy hearing the views of the younger generation on a wide range of topics and to give support to the talented children from five secondary schools in the Diocese.

THE REPOSITORY is open after the 930 Mass most Sundays, selling a range of cards, books, CDs and gifts.

FINANCE: Last Sunday’s Offertory collection came to £880.51 and £416.82 online – many thanks to all for your continuous support.

CHILDREN’S LITURGY

We would like to restart Children’s Liturgy in the Sacristy during 9:30am Mass for children of primary school age.
If you can volunteer to help, training will be provided. Please contact Mary via Cathedral House 0117 9738411.