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MASS TIMES are – Clevedon : 630pm on Saturdays, 10am on Sundays and Monday – Saturday at 10am

Yatton: 830am on Sundays

You may view live-streamed weekend Masses from Clevedon at ofmclevedon on YouTube

 

Parish Diary

MASS LIVE FROM CLEVEDON 6.30pm SATURDAY and 10am SUNDAY – click here
Mass times are …
– in Clevedon – Saturday ay 6.30pm, on Sunday at 10am, weekdays at 10am
– in Yatton – on Sunday  at 8.30
– LIVESTREAM – both
Clevedon Masses are available at ofmclevedon
… massive efforts of many to help and or pray for parishioners, and others, in need
… the efforts of a few clergy and parishioners will continue to keep in contact via Parishioner’ On-Line Community
Your obligation to attend Mass on Sundays remains suspended until further notice.
N.B. Do not attend Mass if you know/suspect that you or a member of your household has symptoms of COVID-19
Government guidelines for ‘specified persons, the elderly and the vulnerable remain in force
Weekly Nursing Home Services – remain SUSPENDED – on renewal visits will be as follows ……
– Gorselands each Sunday at 11.20am (following 10am Mass)
– Worcester Lodgemonthly service  at 3.30pm (usually the first Tuesday of the month
– Mount Elton and Clevedon Courtmonthly – monthly services.
If you would like to join any of these (no obligation or rota!) contact Carmel Wear at Yatton or Deacon Mario at mario.kossmann@yahoo.fr
– Every Tuesday – 7.30pm – St Anthony’s Devotion in our church
– Every Wednesday -Yatton Choir Practice – in the chapel at 7pm – info from Anthony agtantpal11@gmail.com
– Every Thursday – Clevedon Choir Practice – musicians and singers welcome – info from vincent.mclaughlin@blueyonder.co.uk

– 2nd July – Celebration of Marriage – Clifton Cathedral (12 noon) – Bishop Declan invites all married couples to join him for Mass

LIVE STREAMED MASS!
a) You may choose to attend Mass online at …

https://stjohnsrcbath.org.uk/index.php (daily ay 10am) click here
https://www.josephfrancis.org/livestream  (daily at Noon) click here
https://cliftoncathedral.org/ (daily at 9.30am) click here
b) To help you through exercise your faith here ia a link to a wealth of prayer resources – click here

 

 

Latest News

Latest – CLIFTON DIOCESAN NEWSLETTER click here

Sad farewell to Mario and Virginie – shortly after Easter Mario and Virginie will be leaving us to follow God’s plan for them in Germany.  We will send them away with much love, much sadness, but with best wishes.  They have been massive assets to our parish and will be long remembered. We are better for having known them. Auf wiedersehen!!

Leaving too are Maureen Geis and partner Oscar – we wish them well and every happiness as they return to USA.  Thank you for the joy and love that you have given to our parish. Go well and stay well.

TEAS & COFFEE RETURN  – All are warmly invited into the hall on Sunday morning after Mass for a chat over a drink and a biscuit. Please be aware of others and maintain social distancing. Thank you.

PRAYER WRITING FOR THE PARISH: have you ever considered how the Prayers of the Faithful / Universal Prayers or General Intercessions are composed or where they come from? As one of the titles of these prayers states; they come from the Faithful, ie. us parishioners. A group of parishioners, including Fr Antony Collins, write these prayers. If you would like to be one of these writers, please contact Tom in the Parish Office ON TEL 01275 873205or at clevedon@friar.org

UNABLE TO ATTEND MASS?- here is a wealth of prayer resources – click here
You may now follow the live streaming at …
The Immaculate Conception Sunday Mass at 10am by viewing YouTube ofmclevedom by clicking h
ere

or at …
St John the Evangelist, Bath daily at 10am web: stjohnsrcbath.org.uk/index.php or click here

St Francis, Nailsea daily at 12noon web address: www.josephfrancis.org/livestream or click   here

Clifton Catholic Cathedral, Bristol daily at 9.30am cliftoncathedral.org/ or click here

UNABLE TO RECEIVE  COMMUNIONhere is the prayer for Spiritual Communion (i.e. Prayer of St Alphonsus)
My Jesus,  I believe that you are present in this Holy Sacrament of the altar.
I love you above all things and I passionately desire to receive you into my soul.
Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally,  come spiritually into my soul so that I may unite myself wholly to you now and forever. Amen.

HELP!!
If you are  in need of help please call the Parish Office on 01275 873 205 and we shall see what we can do to help.                                           
Other sources of help are…
North Somerset Together – an initiative to help residents who have no support from family or friends and who are socially isolated access the support they need during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond. It will also help those who want to volunteer to get involved or donate to link up with the right organisations, and signpost businesses to relevant information. You can access the service at www.n-somerset.gov.uk/together
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or
Clevedon Mutual Aid Group – click on the link (https://clevedonmutualaid.wixsite.com/website)- a new but very fast-growing group of volunteers (now almost 400) working to support their neighbours street by street in Clevedon with basic tasks such as shopping and collecting prescriptions

When can we resume the following?
Parish Fun Day – The sun shone the food arrived in both quantity and quality and the parishioners turned out in a festive mood.  A healthy buzz of conversation filled Greyfriars as less healthy platefuls were consumed.  Thanks are due to Friars for the use of their garden, their dining room, and terrace.
Anne Marie and her team worked their usual wonders on the display of the food and Paul Spindler demonstrated his head-masterly control during the games in the garden. Genevieve Vickery provided a craft filled table while Lucy Kehoe set up archery, swing-ball et al in the garden.  Others raided the apple trees.

Thanks to all who provided, displayed and ate the food. Thanks to the cleaners of utensils and room. Indeed the Fun Day lived up to its name!

Spot the Head-teacher

 

 

One way of keeping them quiet

The garden in sunshine

 

 

 

10th August – Visit to Noah’s Ark Farm  and the African Carnival Day
Many thanks to Simon Farnden for suggesting and organising the visit. Some 50 parishioners, very young to ‘somewhat older!!’ enjoyed a great day out – despite the wind, rain and very occasional sunshine. The wide range of animals,. from the cute meerkats to the lumbering elephants is truly impressive, yet the energy displayed by african drummers, dancers and gymnasts was outstanding.

Parish Picnic 20th July 2019
With torrential rain in the days leading up to Saturday the picnic was in doubt until clearer weather arrived and was backed up by a benign forecast. Saturday morning drizzle didn’t help but the clouds cleared and the sun shone.  Despite the lead up e-mails and telephone calls ensured a good turn-out.

Picnic food was backed up by scones, strawberries and cream, teas and coffees guaranteed an healthy flow of conversation between parishioners of all ages. Genevieve Vickery and Lucy Kehoe provided both the inspiration and resources for the crafts while swing-ball, pluck-a-duck and archery ensured plenty of activity served to run off the weight added by the scones etc. In a garden with tree house, swings, slides and hammocks the young parishioners held no monopoly of the fun-time.

Thanks to Paul Spindler and the Children, Young People and Families working group for arranging the event and to Peter & Mary for their hospitality

 

Street Evangelisation 13th July
Some twenty-five parishioners joined to make the Hill Rd Evangelisation event a grand success. Hill Rd shoppers lit candles for their own personal intentions and placed them on our stand.  Between 10am and 1pm nearly 100 candles were lit and over 30 written prayer requests were received.  Our initial embarrassment at publicly professing our faith soon evaporated as we realised our actions were welcomed and valued by most people.

After the event the candles were brought back to our church along with the written prayer requests which were offerred to the Lord during the weekend Masses