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SECOND SUNDAY of EASTER (Divine Mercy Sunday)
There is no need for alarm. You are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified: he has risen, he is not here. (Mark 16:6)
Just three small words sum up what we celebrate at Easter: water, light and life. Our thirst for God is quenched by the promises of baptism, our darkness is dispelled by the light of the easter fire and the flame of the paschal candle, and the newness of risen life is ours as we are called to share the food of God’s table at Eucharist. Jesus has conquered death to be the water of life, the light for our way, the source of everlasting life. Christ is risen indeed, Alleluia!

Divine Mercy Sunday (Second Sunday of Easter)
7.30am    Mass  
9.30am    Mass   Sister Cecilly Bourdillion RIP
11.15am  Mass  
People of the Parish
6.00pm    Mass  
The Annunciation of the Lord
9.30am    Mass   Ellen Brennan RIP
Weekday of Easter
7.00pm    Mass   Cecilio Roque RIP
Weekday of Easter
7.30am    Mass  
St Stanislaus, Bishop, Martyr
7.30am    Mass   Mairead Jones RIP
Weekday of Easter
9.30am    Mass

Weekday of Easter
9.30am    Mass
Third Sunday of Easter
7.30am    Mass   People of the Parish
9.30am    Mass   Vera Gage RIP 
11.15am  Mass  
6.00pm    Mass   Michael Chamberlain 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 —

Joe McLorinan, Nick Tarr, 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, Alison Cox, Luned Stevens, Joseph Arrow, Elizabeth Harrisson, Carol Maslin, Pat Riley.

For those who died recently —
Geraldine Bates RIP

For those whose anniversaries occur around this time —

David Southby, Mgr. Thomas Hughes, Cyril Tottle, Ann Corrigan, Tom Barrington, Michael Reynolds, Sr Margaret Mary de Jesus, Mairead Jones, Edward Fitzgerald, Derek Morris, Margaret Power.

Please note that THE NEWSLETTER is not updated yet this week (7 April) owing to staff sickness.

HAPPY EASTER: At this time of year the Cathedral is attended by many visitors and by people returning home to their families. To all of you – and of course to all of our regular parishioners too – best wishes for a Happy Easter from Canon Bosco (Bishop Elect), Bishop Declan and all the clergy at the Cathedral and St Joseph’s Home.

AN EASTER PRAYER: God of undying life, we thank you for renewing your Church in every age and generation. We ask you to bless those whom in your name we have received into the communion of the Church by water and the Holy Spirit. May the flame of their new-found faith bring light to our parish.

May it encourage us to rededicate ourselves, in the service of your Gospel, that as one family we may worship you, our Lord, and trust in the promises of your Son, who is risen from the grave  to be our Way, our Truth and our Life. Amen. By Oliver Todd

MASS FOR MARRIAGE & FAMILY LIFE: The Bishop will be celebrating Mass in the Cathedral on Saturday 25 May at 12 noon and is inviting all families to join him in acknowledging the joys & challenges of family life. Couples marking a significant anniversary during 2024 can contact with their address so that personal invitations can be sent to them from the bishop.

FOODBANK & FAIRTRADE STALL: The stall returned Sunday 7 April, weekly collections for the Foodbank continue and could do with more tinned fruit and rice. Next Bristol North West Foodbank cookery and budgeting course “Eat Well Spend Less” starts on 7 May. For more info contact the foodbank office team or 0117 923 5343 / 07821466497.

CATHEDRAL HOPE GROUP: We are launching a new group in the parish for women and men aged from 35 to c55.  It is envisaged that the group will be a mixture of prayer, formation and social activities. A very good place to meet others and enjoy being together. We warmly invite all those interested to know more to a welcome supper on Fri 12 April at 7pm in the Apostle Room. We would love to hear your ideas for the group and from those who would like to be part of the Steering Group.  FFI and to book for the supper (there is no charge), please call/text Robert on 07767 706 163 or email

LITTLE BUNNIES: The group is now on the half term break, they will return for more games and laughter on Wed 17 Apr from 9.30-11.30am in the Apostle Room.

PARISH LISTENING DAY: Sat 27 April at Clifton Cathedral. Thank you to those who have booked your free ticket for this day. A few people have said that they are not important enough or are too old / too young – this is not the case! It is vital that all voices are heard and listened to especially at this time of change for our parish and diocese. You can book on this link, or by emailing .

POPE VIDEO: Pope Francis’ prayer intention for March 2024 is for the martyrs of our day, witnesses to Christ. “Let us pray that those who risk their lives for the Gospel in various parts of the world might imbue the Church with their courage and missionary drive” You can see the video in full

CATHEDRAL HOUSE: The office at Cathedral House is now closed for the Easter break and will re-open at 9am on Tuesday 2 April. Usual office hours are 9am to 1pm from Monday to Friday, when the office may be contacted on 0117 973 8411. Remember that there is an out-of-hours contact number (07941 664 368), but please bear in mind that this number remains strictly for emergency sick calls only.

FINANCE: Last Sunday’s Offertory collection came to £1105.65 and £386.18  online – many thanks for your very generous 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.