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from Clifton Cathedral

 

5th SUNDAY OF THE YEAR

They netted such a huge number of fish that their nets began to tear. (Luke 5: 6) God is never stingy when giving gifts. We always end up with much more than we could ever have dreamt of. The fish which the disciples caught are just another example: if we ask God for what we really need we will always be surprised at the generosity which comes our way.

Mass Intentions

Daily Mass in the Cathedral
Sunday Masses are 7.30am, 9.30am, 11.15am and 6pm

CLIFTON CATHEDRAL MASS LIST FOR ORDINARY TIME WEEK 4

SUNDAY 29 JAN 2023
7:30am Mass Int. People of the Parish           
9:30am Mass Int. David Williams RIP
11:15am Mass Int. Hano Johanssen RIP
6.00pm Mass  Int. Tom & Irene Loftus  RIP

MONDAY 30 JAN 2023
Weekday in Ordinary Time
9:30am Mass                                                  

TUESDAY 31 JAN 2023
Memorial of Saint John Bosco. Priest       
7.00pm Mass                                           

WEDNESDAY 1 FEB 2023
Weekday in Ordinary Time
7.30am Mass                                     

THURSDAY 2 FEB 2023
Feast of the Presentation of the Lord
7:30am Mass                                         

FRIDAY 3 FEB 2023
Weekday in Ordinary Time
9:30am Mass                                                
5:15pm Vespers                                                              

SATURDAY 4 FEB 2023
Weekday in Ordinary Time
9:30am Mass                                                   
10.00am Exposition and Adoration                                                                              

SUNDAY 5 FEB 2023
Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time
7:30am Mass            
9:30am Mass                                
11:15am Mass Int. Manning Family (Thanksgiving)
6.00pm Mass Int. People of the Parish                                                       

Prayers

Please pray for the sick of our parish and for all who are unwell: David Bull, Edmund Richardson, Gabriele Green, Eliza James,  Theresa Johnston, Jonathan Freeman, Barbara Freeman, Valentina Kelemenova, Nick Lee, Dinah McAlees, Linda Sheppard, Patricia Sheppard, Kate Cullen, Mary Burke, Amy Mackenzie, Margaret Meech, Bridie O’Sullivan, Jerome Farrell,  Valerie Donkin, Dave Fry, Peter Melton, Jessica Cox, Mario Toffolo and Nora Miller.

And those who have died recently, their families and friends:
Canon Tony Harding,  Tim Rose, Val James and Denis Scanlan RIP.

And for all those whose anniversaries occur around this time: Amellia Gibbens, Pat Kissane, Bridget Payne, Eileen Timms.

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 e-mail mary.manners@cliftondiocese.com

Rite of Election

This year’s Rite of Election takes place in our Cathedral on Saturday 25th February. For many of those who attend it will be their first experience of a liturgy in the Cathedral. To support our catechumens/candidates and catechists in preparation for the Rite of Election we are holding a reflection evening onWednesday 15th February, about this special ceremony: The Beauty of being Called by Name – the Rite of Election and why it matters to us all.
We start this online Teams session at 7pm, finishing approx 8pm, the link to register can be found here:
HOLY FAMILY LOURDES PILGRIMAGE 2023
Sat. 27th May ~ Saturday 3rd June 2023
Price including flights from Bristol to Toulouse, Coach transfer to and from Lourdes. Full Board in 4 Star Hotel Helgon,close to the Domain. Full Pilgrimage programme.£899 per person based on 2 sharing ~ Single supplement £245. Travel insurance required by all. To book see the Booking form attached, £300 deposit required. Booking Form 2023
PLEASE REMEMBER THE 1st 19 TO BOOK WILL HAVE THE PRICE OF £899
those booking after, will be subject to the current Easyjet price for the flight.

End of Year Report

Around this time each year all parishes submit their financial statement to the diocesan curia and a meeting of the Cathedral finance committee was held on the 19th January when the accounts for 2022 were signed off and our commitments for the 2023 were discussed. For more detail, take a look at the breakdown summary of receipts and payments (click on the image for a downloadable copy). Thank you to all our parishioners and benefactors for your wonderful support especially in these times when there is considerable pressure on all our finances including a high level of inflation and energy costs.

CONGRATULATIONS: Our congratulations and best wishes to Dr Kieran Flanagan who has been awarded the Bishop’s Medal for services to the Cathedral and St Joseph’s Home as a faithful Altar Server for many years. Canon Bosco presented Kieran with his award at the 11.15am Mass on Sunday 22nd January, which was followed by light refreshments in the Apostle Room after Mass to mark this happy celebration.

 

The Mercy Group

 

Offering support to those suffering from low mood, anxiety, guilt, low self-esteem, bereavement, addiction and other life affecting issues.We offer a safe place for people to meet in a group setting to talk about the issues and problems they are facing and listen to others.
One to one sessions are also available either in person, by telephone or via Zoom, for those who feel unable to attend the group.
Confidentiality is assured.
For more information or to make  an appointment please call
Robert von Hawrylak
07767 706 163  mercygroupbristol@gmail.com

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2023: Application forms will be available from 15th Jan from Clergy after all Sunday Masses. The Course will commence on the 2nd March with a meeting for parents and candidtaes in the Apsotle Room. First Holy Communion will be celebrated on the 17th June at 9.30am. Applicants should have reached their 8th Birthday on the 1st Sept 2022.

CONFIRMATION 2023: Preparation for Confirmation starts on Tuesday evenings from 14th March beginning with Mass each week in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel at 7pm. To be confirmed this year on Pentecost Sunday 28th May you should have reached your 14th birthday by 1st September 2022 and regularly attend Sunday Mass. Please contact Paul (cathedral.confirmation@cliftondiocese.com) for a registration form.