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GOSPEL REFLECTION:  In our busy and noisy world there are many distractions, but we are reminded in the Gospel today what God offers us.  The parables encourage us to embrace both the mystery and the majesty of the kingdom of God. To let the seed of faith that has been planted within us continue to grow. Growing ever upward and stronger until that great day, when God’s kingdom will come in its fullness. But, until that marvellous day arrives, may each of us scatter the seeds of God’s kingdom with joy and with love, knowing and believing that in God’s mysterious way, they will bear the fruit of the very kingdom of God, the most noble and glorious tree of them all.

SUNDAY 16 JUNE
Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
7.30am    Mass  
9.30am    Mass  
11.15am  Mass   People of the Parish
6.00pm    Mass  

MONDAY 17 JUNE
Weekday in Ordinary Time
               No Mass  
TUESDAY 18 JUNE
Weekday in Ordinary Time
12 noon   Requiem Mass  
Mary Finnerty RIP
WEDNESDAY 19 JUNE
Weekday in Ordinary Time
11.30am  Chapter Mass  
THURSDAY 20 JUNE
Weekday in Ordinary Time   
7.30am   Mass  
FRIDAY 21 JUNE
St Aloysius Gonzaga   
9.30am   Mass    
5.15pm   Vespers
SATURDAY 22 JUNE
SS John Fisher and Thomas More, Martyrs
9.30am   Mass
SUNDAY 23 JUNE
Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time
7.30am    Mass  
9.30am    Mass   People of the Parish
11.15am  Mass  
6.00pm    Mass  

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

ROSARY GROUP 
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, 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, Elizabeth Harrisson, Carol Maslin, Pat Riley, Salvador José Da Silva Brandao, Joe McLorinan, Daisy Lawrence, James Maguirira, Leta Clement, Phil McCarthy.

Those who died recently —
John Barnes RIP, Mary Finnerty RIP
For those whose anniversaries occur around this time —

Theresa Sharples, Ellen O’Hara, Nancy Cox, Albert Duggan, Fernando Cervantes Palamino, Amalia Hoole, Jerzy Wysocki, Agnes Scheepers, Timothy Lott.

MASS TIME CHANGE: Please note that there will be no Mass on Monday 17 June, and Mass on Tuesday 18 June will be offered at 12 noon, Wednesday 19 June – Mass at 11.30am only.

REFLECTION:  In our busy and noisy world there are many distractions, but we are reminded in the Gospel today what God offers us.  The parables encourage us to embrace both the mystery and the majesty of the kingdom of God. To let the seed of faith that has been planted within us continue to grow. Growing ever upward and stronger until that great day, when God’s kingdom will come in its fullness. But, until that marvellous day arrives, may each of us scatter the seeds of God’s kingdom with joy and with love, knowing and believing that in God’s mysterious way, they will bear the fruit of the very kingdom of God, the most noble and glorious tree of them all.

MASS AND RECEPTION FOR BISHOP BOSCO: We will give our thanks and appreciation for his nine years of service as our Dean at the 6pm Mass on Sunday 30 June followed by a reception in Worcester Gardens (in the Apostle Room if wet). Everyone is invited to attend.

INDUCTION OF CANON COLIN: Canon Colin will be inducted as Dean of the Cathedral at a Mass on Wednesday 10 July, at 6pm, followed by a reception in Worcester Gardens (in the Apostle Room if wet).  Everyone is invited to attend.

REQUIEM MASS: Please pray for the repose of the soul of Mary Finnerty RIP. Mary’s Requiem Mass will be held on Tue 18 June 12noon here at the Cathedral, may she rest in peace.

DAY FOR LIFE: The theme this year is “The Lord is my Shepherd – Compassion and Hope at the End of Life”. The Church teaches that life is to be nurtured from conception to natural death.  A debate on end-of-life issues has been in the headlines in recent months with calls for assisted suicide being expressed, especially by celebrities, a view that opposes the Catholic view that life is a gift and that we are called to care for others at the end of their lives. Please see the noticeboard for more information.

PARISH AFTERNOON CREAM TEA IN THE GARDEN:  The Mercy Group is holding the annual tea for parishoner in the garden behind Cathedral House at 3pm on Saturday 22 June (In the Apostle Room if raining). There is no charge, but booking is essential. All dietary requirements catered for, and transport can be arranged if needed. To book please call or text Robert on 07767 706 163 or email clifton.cathedral@cliftondiocese.com.

ST JOHN FISHER & ST THOMAS MORE: The Feast Day of Ss Thomas More and John Fisher is Sat 22 June. Both brilliant men in the Court of Henry VIII during the time of the Protestant Reformation. King Henry made himself head of the church in England thereby repudiating the primacy of the Pope. John Fisher was a Bishop, while Thomas More was the Grand Chancellor of England. Neither could go against Catholic Church teachings and although given an opportunity to save their lives they died as martyrs.

CATHEDRAL CARETAKER: The Cathedral Parish has a vacancy for a caretaker. We are looking for someone who enjoys working in an energetic, friendly and professional team within the Cathedral. The successful candidate will have experience in building maintenance and repair.  If you are interested in finding out more, please email mary.manners@cliftondiocese.com.

DIOCESAN DAY: This year’s Diocesan Day will take place on Satvfurday 6th July at St Bernadette’s Secondary School, Whitchurch, Bristol. The focus of our day will be on Hope – especially in relation to the 2025 Jubilee Year ‘Pilgrims of Hope’.  The day will start at 9.30am with refreshments and will include Mass as a central part of the day. Please bring a packed lunch. We will finish by 4pm. Everyone is welcome but places are limited. To register for the day please go to the Eventbrite link: https://cliftondiocesanday.eventbrite.co.uk.

CATHEDRAL HOPE GROUP – GAMES NIGHT: Come and join with us on Friday 21 June at 7pm in the Apostle Room for supper followed by board games, or just come and socialise! There is no charge for the supper, but booking is required either via the Hope Group WhatsApp Group, or texting/calling Robert on 07767 706 163. The Hope Group is for couples or singles aged from 35 to c.55.

SECOND COLLECTION: this Sunday is taken after all Masses for the Bishops’ Conference Day for Life.

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

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.