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Today we are reminded to live in the awareness of the presence of the Triune God within us: The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. The mystery of the Holy Trinity is one of the fundamental doctrines of the Catholic Church and the greatest mystery of our Faith – that there are Three Divine Persons, sharing the same Divine nature in one God. We bless ourselves with the Sign of the Cross invoking the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit and we conclude our prayers glorifying the Holy Trinity, saying “Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.” Our God can be beyond the grasp of our intellect. All we can say is: Our Father is always with us and so we live in Him. The Son, Jesus is Emmanuel, He is always with us; we live with Him. The Holy Spirit inspires us all, from within us and so the Holy Spirit lives in our heart. There is only one God. We live in Him; He lives with us, and He lives in us.

The Most Holy Trinity
7.30am    Mass   People of the Parish
9.30am    Mass   Bente Pool (unwell)
11.15am  Mass   Bishop Bosco
6.00pm    Mass   Daisy Lawrence (very unwell)
St Augustine of Canterbury, Bishop
9.30am    Mass  
Weekday in Ordinary Time
7.00pm    Mass   Lesley Lee RIP
Weekday in Ordinary Time
7.30am    Mass   For the soul of GK Chesterton’s and in celebration of his life on his 150th birthday.
Weekday in Ordinary Time
 Mass   David Southby RIP
The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
9.30am   Mass   RIP: Hugh Williams & Sister Zoë de Jesus Williams
St Justin, Martyr
9.30am   Mass
Corpus Christi
7.30am    Mass  
9.30am    Mass   People of the Parish
11.15am  Mass   Patricia Gray RIP
6.00pm    Mass   Roger Hill RIP

Saturdays 10.15am and by request (telephone 0117 9738411, or ask a Priest before or after any Mass)

Tuesdays at 6.30pm in the Lady Chapel. 

Prayers Requested

For all who are unwell —

Edmund 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, Joseph Arrow, Elizabeth Harrisson, Carol Maslin, Pat Riley, Salvador José Da Silva Brandao, Joe McLorinan, Daisy Lawrence.

For those whose anniversaries occur around this time —

Martin Farrell, John Somerville, Eileen Shearman, Sister Anastasia Farrell, Fergus Lyons, David Southby.

ORDINARY TIME: We are now in Ordinary Time until the start of Advent in December. This is the season of the Church year when we are encouraged to grow and mature in daily expression of our faith outside the seasons of celebration of Christmas and Easter and the periods of penance of Advent and Lent. This is a time to deepen our prayer life, read the Scriptures and unite more deeply with the Lord in the Eucharist. Ordinary Time is a period when we can strive to become the extraordinary messengers of the Gospel that we have been commissioned to be through our baptism and show the love of Christ to everyone we encounter. There is nothing ‘ordinary’ about this time in the liturgical calendar!

THE PRAYER GROUP will be meeting on Monday 3rd June and Monday 1st July in the Apostle Room. We will meet from 6.30pm with refreshments, for a 7pm start with an 8.0pm finish. The prayer is led and we pray in a variety of traditions. All are welcome.

CONFIRMATION 2024: We offer our congratulations and prayers for Francis Allen, Daniela Bisetto- Johnstone, Jacopo Giovarruscio, Jacob Layton, Jacob Leonard, Chad Leung, Jonah Morgan, Amelia Mostyn, Leila Mostyn, Joseph O’Neill, Charlotte Poole, Jane Reynolds, Michael Rogers, Susanna Stansfield, Matthew Styles, Leona Vinoy, Kathleen O’Brien, Destiny O’Brien, Paris O’Brien, and Bridget O’Brien, who were received into the Church on Pentecost Sunday.

Many thanks to the dedicated Catechists Paul Hill and Cath McCarthy who led the Confirmation Course.

CATHEDRAL YOUNG ADULTS’ GROUP: Lectio Divina and Supper. Join the Young Adults’ Group (age18-c35) on Sunday, 2nd June in the Apostle Room starting at 7.15pm. So we know how many to cater for please let us know you are coming via the YAG WhatsApp group or call or text 07767 706 163. Those coming for the first time will be made very welcome!

CATHEDRAL HOPE GROUP: It was lovely to see so many of you at the talk on the Holy Spirit in our lives, and supper last Saturday. The group (age 35-c.55) has plans for monthly events throughout the summer. If you would like to join the group WhatsApp or to receive more information, please call or text 07767 706 163.

CLIFTON MUSIC FESTIVAL 2024: With spellbinding sounds from acclaimed artists and vibrant music-making from some of the country’s most exciting performers the festival will be taking place from 5th-15th of June. Many of the events will take place in the Cathedral. More information on or below…

ST JOSEPH’S SUMMER FAYRE: Sat 22nd June from 11am to 3.30pm (66 Cotham Hill, BS6 6JT). Arts and crafts, jewellery, clothing, books, toiletries, bric-a-brac and much more will be on sale, with food and drink to enjoy and prizes to be won! Admission is 50p for adults; there is no charge for children.

CATENIAN GALA CHARITY CONCERT: in aid of St Joseph’s home Monday 10th June 7.30pm at St Patrick’s Church Redfield BS5 9PF, entry £10 per person. Cold buffet in the Brooks Hall at 6pm – buffet and concert, £25 per person. To book please contact Terry via by 17th May (3rd of June for concert only).

POPE FRANCIS’ MONTHLY INTENTIONS: The Pope Video is a global initiative developed by the Pope World Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer) to assist in the dissemination of monthly intentions of the Holy Father related to the challenges facing humanity. Each month it features the latest ‘Prayer Intention’ video, May 2024 is dedicated to the prayer for the formation of men and women religious, and seminarians. Let us pray that men and women religious, and seminarians, grow in their own vocational journey through human, pastoral, spiritual and community formation, that leads them to be credible witnesses of the Gospel. The video in full is available via seminarians/

THE FAIRTRADE STALL: returns on Sunday 2nd June, Foodbank collection on a weekly basis as usual. Many thanks to all who donate the food items and give their time.

FINANCE: Offertory last week was £764.98 and £363 online – thank you very much for continued support.


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


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.