There is Mass at 4:00pm every Saturday in Portuguese.
There will be rosary after the Mass on Wednesday.
There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament for about 30 minutes
after the service on Thursday.
Racial Justice Sunday is this weekend. Prayer cards are available.
Brother Eddie Slawinski will be with us next weekend for the Missio APF/Mill Hill Red Box Appeal. This appeal should take place in every parish once every five years. There is no second collection for this, but rather it is an opportunity to celebrate the support the parish already does to support the Church’s overseas mission, and for parishioners to become red-box holders or supporters in other ways.
First Holy Communion Programme : Congratulations to all those who celebrated the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time last Sunday. The next parents meeting will be on Thursday 28th February at 7:30pm in the convent, with the next children’s session on Saturday 2nd March at 10:00am in the church.
World Day of Prayer (formerly Women’s World Day of Prayer), this year prepared by the women of Slovenia, is on Friday 1st March. There will be a service here at Holy Family on that day at 10:30am, followed by refreshments in the convent. All are welcome.
Baptism Preparation : There will be a session for parents seeking baptism for their children (up to 6 years of age) on Saturday 13th April at 2:00pm in the convent. The session should last about 90 minutes.
Ever Thought About Priesthood? Perhaps you have wondered whether you might be called to the priesthood. Whether you are a younger or older man, this could be the case. Why not go and start a conversation about this and find out a bit more? There will be a meeting in the Apostle Room at Clifton Cathedral (Clifton Park, Bristol BS8 3PX) from 12:30pm until 1:30pm (straight after the 11:15am Mass) on Sunday 17th February. For more information please contact our Diocesan Vocations Director, Father Matt Anscombe (firstname.lastname@example.org) or speak with Father Gary.
The Catholic Education Service (CES) is seeking to appoint a South West Hub Development Officer. The CES is the agency which represents and promotes the national education policy of the Bishops in relation to the 2300 Catholic schools, colleges and university colleges which the Church is responsible for across England and Wales. For more information please visit http://www.catholiceducation.org.uk/about
-us/job-vacancy-south-east-hub-development-officer-2. Applications close at 9:00am on Monday 11th March with interviews taking place on Thursday 21st March.
CYMFED Flame is the biggest Catholic Youth Event in the United Kingdom. It takes place on Saturday 2nd March at Wembley Arena. All young people of secondary school age are invited to join Bishop Declan and thousands of young people from across the UK at the fantastic event. There will be a coach going from Swindon. Anyone interested in going should give their name and contact details to Father Gary or Deacon Paul.
Golden Jubilee : In 2019 we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the opening of our church. During each quarter of this year we can focus in a particular way on one of the members of the Holy Family, and so during the first three months of 2019 we can ask Saint Joseph to pray for our parish:
Glorious Saint Joseph,
powerful protector of Holy Church,
we implore your heavenly aid for the whole Church on earth;
for our Holy Father, bishops, priests, deacons and religious;
and especially for the people of our parish of Holy Family.
inspired by your example,
may our lives manifest God’s love
and may we rejoice forever in his peace.
Confirmation : Bishop Declan will be with us to administer the Sacrament of Confirmation during Mass at 7:00pm on Tuesday 4th June. The preparation programme (for young people in year 9 or above) will begin in the Spring.