There is Mass at 4:00pm every Saturday in Portuguese.
There will be rosary after the service on Wednesday.
There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament for about 30 minutes
after the service on Thursday.
Confirmation : The final preparation session for the Confirmation candidates is this Wednesday at 7:15pm in the convent.
Confirmation Choir : Anyone who would be like to part of the choir for the Confirmation Mass at 7:00pm on Tuesday 4th June will be very welcome. Please come to the practice on Tuesday 28th May at 6:30pm in the church.
Youth Holy Hour this Thursday at Holy Rood from 6:30pm until 7:30pm. This is being led by the Holy Rood Youth Ministry and the theme is ‘Remain with us’.
First Holy Communion : The rehearsals for the First Holy Communion Masses take place on Friday 31st May for children and their parents. Those making their First Holy Communion on 1st June need to be in the church at 6:00pm, while those making their First Holy Communion on 8th June need to be in the church at 6:45pm. The first Holy Communion Masses will take place at 11:00am on these two Saturdays. All are welcome to these important parish celebrations. Please pray for our young people at this time.
Baptism Preparation : There will be a session for parents seeking baptism for their children (up to 6 years of age) next Saturday 29th June at 2:00pm in the convent. The session should last about 90 minutes.
Diocesan Day : This year’s Diocesan Day will be at Saint Brendan's Sixth Form College on Saturday 6th July. It is always a good day, with our Bishop and with people from across all parishes in the diocese, and the hope is that there is something for everyone. The day begins at 9:45am with an opening liturgy and concludes at 4:15pm with Mass. Refreshments will be served from 9.15am. Details can be found on the poster and booklets at www.cliftondiocese.com. Lunch is provided, so please email firstname.lastname@example.org to advise of your attendance.
Young People : Our Diocesan Day is taking place at Saint Brendan’s College, Bristol on Saturday 6th July. They are looking for young people (school year 10 and beyond) to be an important part of the team. They are to be the face of the diocese by introducing speakers and workshops, signposting people and making people welcome. They will also have the opportunity to take on the climbing wall and archery range as part of the day! They are invited to a training day on Saturday 15th June (10:00am – 3:00pm) at Saint Brendan’s. Anyone interested in taking part should email email@example.com for more information.
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 second three months of 2019 we can ask Our Blessed Lady to pray for our parish:
O Blessed Virgin, Mother of God,
teach us to adore your Son
and to love him perfectly as you did.
We entrust particularly to your
maternal care our parish of Holy Family,
and especially those who are dear to us.
O Mary, Mother of the Church,
keep us close to you every moment of our lives
and guide us to our heavenly home.
Lourdes Pilgrimage : Deacon Paul is the Director of the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes. This year’s pilgrimage is from 23rd – 30th August (coach and jumbulance leave Bristol on 22nd August). For further information please speak to Deacon Paul or contact the diocesan offices (firstname.lastname@example.org or 0117 902 5590 – option 7).