Parish News

Welcome to “Parish News” – these pages seek  ….
– to keep you up-to-date with events and developments within the parish
and
– to allow you to keep other parishioners up-to-date with events and developments that you wish to advise them of.
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Parish Diary

Dates for your diary
N.B.Lenten Lunches
Every Wednesday during Lent light lunches will be available in Yatton and in Clevedon
– the Yatton Group of churches will be hold Ecumenical  Lunches in the Chapter House of St Mary the Virgin, 
– In Clevedon the lunches will be serves in Greyfriars Hall
– both start at 12.30pm . All are welcome on 13th, 20th, and 27th March and on 3rd, 10th and 17th Apr
– Stations of the Cross
– in Clevedon they will be held in Clevedon every Friday during Lent at 7.30pm
– in Yatton they will be held every Tuesday at 7.30pm in the Chapel
– 16th March – Blessed is she Brunch –
at St Francis Church, Nailsea – starting at 10.30am. Join this Lenten gathering of women and girls of all ages for food, friendship and faith. Bring a plate of something to share and bring a friend.  Info at https://blessedisshe.net
-16th/17th March – Intercessionary Prayer Book – will be taken forward for prayer at the Masses in Clevedon this weekend
– 19th March – Stations of the Cross at 7.30pm in Yatton Chapel
– 20th March – Ecumenical Lenten Lunch –
12.30 for 12.45 in Chapter House, St Mary’s, Yatton
– 20th March – Lenten Lunch in Greyfriars
– simple lunch is available at 12.30pm
– 21st March – Greyfriars Friendship Club  In Greyfriars (2pm – 4pm) Chat, tea and cakes plus entertainment by the ‘Barnacle Buoys’
– 22nd March – Stations of the Cross
at 7.30pm in Clevedon
– 23rd March – Fr Antony Collins’ 70th birthday – best wishes
– 24th March – Bible Study for Real Life
 – 9.00am – 9.45am in the Retro Choir, Clevedon – Seek lessons from selected readings, texts will be available but please bring your own preferred bible. Info contact deacon Mario at mario.kossmann@yahoo.fr
– 24th March – Lenten Reconciliation Meeting – 4pm in the church at Clevedon. “time to reflectand review the times that we have not responded to God’s call.
– 26th March – Stations of the Cross at 7.30pm in Yatton Chapel
– 27th March – Ecumenical Lenten Lunch12.30 for 12.45 in Chapter House, St Mary’s, Yatton
– 27th March – Clevedon Men’s Fellowship
– refreshments from 10.30am with meeting 11.00-12 noon- 12.00 noon at Baptist Church, Clevedon. Pat Hase will talk on “Victorian Servants” – We look forward to seeing you, but if you cannot make it please send apologies to grahamsparkes@blueyonder.co.uk  Thank you
– 27th March – Lenten Lunch in Greyfriars
– simple lunch is available at 12.30pm
– 29th March – Stations of the Cross at 7.30pm in Clevedon
30th/31st March – Passover Meal tickets available from Ruth or Michael Hale at Masses or by email: mc.rmhale@gmail.com
– 2nd April – Stations of the Cross at 7.30pm in Yatton Chapel
– 3rd April – Ecumenical Lenten Lunch
12.30 for 12.45 in Chapter House, St Mary’s, Yatton
– 3rd April – Lenten Lunch in Greyfriars – simple lunch is available at 12.30pm
– 5th April – Stations of the Cross
at 7.30pm in Clevedon
– 7th April – Bible Study for Real Life  – 9.00am
– 9.45am in the Retro Choir, Clevedon – Seek lessons from selected readings, texts will be available but please bring your own preferred bible. Info contact deacon Mario at mario.kossmann@yahoo.fr
7th April – Children/Family Mass 10am in Clevedon
– 7th April – Dance Workshop – in Greyfriars Hall – 2.30pm – 4.30pm, fun for everyone even, or especially if you can’t dance – free admission
– 9th April – Stations of the Cross at 7.30pm in Yatton Chapel
– 10th April – Ecumenical Lenten Lunch 12.30 for 12.45 in Chapter House, St Mary’s, Yatton
– 10th April – Clevedon Men’s Fellowship – 
refreshments from 10.30am with meeting 11.00-12 noon- 12.00 noon at Baptist Church, Clevedon. Ronald Hutton will talk on “Queen Elizabeth 1” – We look forward to seeing you, but if you cannot make it please send apologies to grahamsparkes@blueyonder.co.uk  Thank you
– 10th April – Lenten Lunch in Greyfriars – simple lunch is available at 12.30pm
– 11th April – Greyfriars Friendship Club – N.B. a week earlier than usual to avoid clashing with Holy Week!!
In Greyfriars (2pm – 4pm) Chat, tea and cakes plus entertainment by the Ladye Bay Bellringers
– 12th April – Stations of the Cross
at 7.30pm in Clevedon
– 13th April – Parish Craft Morning 10.30am-1.30pm – a fun occasion for all in Greyfriars. Activities will include knitting, painting, sticking, sewing, decorating cookies, making cards, ornaments and lavender babs. Cake, tea, coffee and chat freely available. For more info or to offer help contact Genevieve Vickery at bandg.vickery@gmail.com or 01275 879 937
– 14th April – Palm Sunday – Masses will be at normal times
16th April – Passover Meal – 7.15pm for 7.30pm – see weekly newsletters for details of tickets
– 16th April – Stations of the Cross at 7.30pm in Yatton Chapel
– 16th April – Passover Meal – 7.15pm for 7.30pm start – this remembers the Jewish traditions and strengthens our understanding of the Mass – Tickets available from Ruth or Michael Hale at Masses on 30th/31st March or by email: mc.rmhale@gmail.com
– 17th April – Chrism Mass at 11am at Clifton Cathedral
N.B. there ill be no morning prayer or Mass in Clevedon
– 17th April – Ecumenical Lenten Lunch 12.30 for 12.45 in Chapter House, St Mary’s, Yatton
– 28th April – Bible Study for Real Life
– 9.00am – 9.45am in the Retro Choir, Clevedon – Seek lessons from selected readings, texts will be available but please bring your own preferred bible. Info contact deacon Mario at mario.kossmann@yahoo.fr
28th April – Parish AGM 2019 – at 11am (after 10am Mass –  details to follow
– 12th May – Bible Study for Real Life  – 9.00am – 9.45am in the Retro Choir, Clevedon – Seek lessons from selected readings, texts will be available but please bring your own preferred bible. Info contact deacon Mario at mario.kossmann@yahoo.fr
– 19th May – Invitation Mass at 10am in Clevedon – our first formal evangelisation event as we celebrate the outcome of the invitation given to friends and family
– 26th May – Bible Study for Real Life  – 9.00am – 9.45am in the Retro Choir, Clevedon – Seek lessons from selected readings, texts will be available but please bring your own preferred bible. Info contact deacon Mario at mario.kossmann@yahoo.fr
– 1st June – Parish Pilgrimage – to Harvington Hall nr Kidderminster – it served as a refuge for Catholics during penal times and contains many Priests’ Hiding Places. Cost approx £26 (children under 16 go free). Please sign up on form at rear of Church/Chapel
– 13th July – Street Evangelisation Day  watch this space for more info
– 20th July – Parish Picnic at Lower Claverham – picnic, cream teas and stalls Watch this space for more info
– 8th September – 12 noon (i.e. after 11am Mass)  – Family Fun day in Greyfriars Hall A shared picnic, fun and games
– 21st September – Church Open Day – parishioners host members of the public invited to visit our church, with guided tours of the building and explanations of its history, architecture and symbolism
– 2nd November – Special All Souls Celebration – Parishioners invite members of the public to commemorate their deceased loved ones at a special Mass and celebration

Latest News

THOUGHTS ON FASTING in a debate about “Catholics, Meat and Fasting and Abstinence” and the various views of what we are invited, or asked or told” what we should do, Deacon Mario tossed in these thoughts from Pope Francis ….
“Fast from hurtful words and say kind words.  Fast from sadness and be filled with  gratitude.
Fast from worries and trust in God.  Fast from complaints and contemplate simplicity.

Fast from pressures and be prayerful.  Fast from bitterness and let your heart fill with joy.
Fast from selfishness and think of others first.  Fast from grudges and be reconciled.
Fast from words and be silent so you can listen.”

PROTECTION OF MINORSWatch and listen as Cardinal Vincent Nicholls reflects on the Vatican Protection of Minors Meeting – click here

Bishop Declan’s Pastoral Letter Spring 2019 – see as follows ….to watch the video: click here        or simply to listen click here

Bishop Robert Barron talks – for those 40 parishioners who missed the two talks by Bishop Robert barron they can be found as follows …
The Mystery of the Mass click here
Sainthood, sanctity and what makes us holy here      

YOUR PARISH NEEDS YOUR HELP!……
a) Eucharistic Ministers are required to serve and help during the Masses and/or to serve the Eucharist to those unable to attend Mass

b) Printing the Newsletter – help needed for 20mins on Friday afternoon or Saturday morning to print, count and fold newsletter and place within the church. Please contact Tom at the parish office  tel 01275 873205 or clevedon@friar.org
c) CTIC – Joe Norman has informed the parish that he will resign from the post of Parsh Representative at the January Council Meeting.  A replacement is required to express the parish’s viewpoint at this organisation that brings Clevedon’s Christian Community together. If you can spare an hour or so every six weeks please contact the parish office (01275 873205) or Fr Reg
d) Prayer Writer needed to compose the Universal prayers for four sundays every six months – please email the parish office or speak to one of the friars.

Prayers as you go a free App/Website- download Mass readings and reflections to your phone and pray as you go to work etc. See https??www.pray-as-you-go.org/home/

Parish AGM

2019 Parish AGM …
… will be held on Sunday 28th April commencing after the 10am Mass. Would Ministry co-ordinators please submit their reports to the Parish Office by Sunday 14th April. Thank you

2018 Parish AGM
The Parish AGM for 2018 was held in Greyfriars on Sunday 29th April 2018. To read/print or download the minutes please click here