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 Mass on Thursday.
This Sunday the children from our primary school will be taking part in the Mass in a special way. As well as the 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time it is also a day when we are encouraged to pray especially for peace.
The Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity began on Friday and continues until this Friday 25th January (the Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul). We continue to pray and work together so that all followers of Jesus may be united ever more fully and be an ever more effective sign of his love for all people.
First Holy Communion : The first children’s session of our First Holy Communion programme is next Saturday 26th January at 10:00am in the church. The children will be welcomed onto the programme during the 9:30am Mass next Sunday.
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.
Baptism Preparation : There will be a preparation session for Catholic parents seeking baptism for their children (up to 6 years of age) on Saturday 2nd February at 2:00pm in the convent. The session will last about 90 minutes.
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.
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 (email@example.com) or speak with Father Gary.
New Liturgy Course for 2019 : To accompany and complement our Diocesan Year of Prayer, the Liturgy Office is hosting a new course entitled ‘Understanding and Praying the Liturgy’. It will seek to enable us to enter more deeply into our understanding of the Mass both as an encounter with the Risen Christ and as prayer itself. Beginning with Bishop Declan we will be guided through the course by a number of excellent speakers, both from within and outside the diocese. Full details can be found at https://cliftondiocese.com/departments/adult-education/liturgy-office or by telephoning Richard Williams or Doreen Wyatt on 0117 902 5595.