ST. PATRICK’S CHURCH BULLETIN

 CLERGY HOUSE, DILLON COURT, NETHAM ROAD, REDFIELD, BRISTOL BS5 9PF

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ST PATRICK’S WEEKLY BULLETIN

WEEK COMMENCING: Sunday 21st November 2021
FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING – Youth Sunday

PARISH MISSION STATEMENT

We believe ST PATRICK’S PARISH exists to promote THE KINGDOM OF GOD revealed in THE TRINITARIAN RELATIONSHIP OF THE DIVINITY in which we participate by adoption through BAPTISM and are sustained through GRACE and THE SACRAMENTS.

We live our Mission by promoting our Trinitarian life in the following ways:

PRAYER AND WORSHIP
COMMUNITY AND FELLOWSHIP
MISSION AND SERVICE
EDUCATION AND FORMATION

PARISH PASTORAL TEAM

Rev. Canon Gregory Grant
Parish Priest

Rev. Denis Deasey
Deacon

Rev. Rob Easton
Deacon

Mrs Amelia Dunford
Pastoral Assistant

Mrs Tracy McNama
Parish Secretary

Mrs Fiona Bradley
Parish Treasurer

PRAYER AND WORSHIP

MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS WEEK COMMENCING SUNDAY 21ST NOVEMBER 2021 FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING – DAY OF PRAYER FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Sunday 21st November

8.30am

10.00am

Holy Souls

Kuruvilla Chacko (Anniv)

Agnes Hughes (RIP)

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Jose Kuruvilia & family

Margaret Nooney

Monday
22nd November

9.00am

Eucharistic Service

Tuesday 23rd November

7.30pm

Helen Hunter

Dunford Family

Wednesday 24th November

9.00am

Sick & Housebound

Thursday 25th November

9.00am

Peter Bradley

Friday 26th November

12 noon    7.30pm

Helen Hunter

Brazilian Mass

Margaret Nooney

Saturday 27th November

9.00am

Victims of Covid

Sunday 28th November  – 1st Sunday of Advent

8.30am  
10.00am

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3.00pm

Holy Souls

Jean & Harry Easton (RIP)

Aleykutty Kurian (RIP)

Hungarian Mass

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Rob & Kath Easton

Donna Jiji & Family

FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING Today is the 34th and the final Sunday of the liturgical year before the start of Advent, the new liturgical year. We celebrate the feast day of Christ the King. Priests wear gold or white robes to show it is a joyful day. This celebration was instituted in November 1925 by Pope Pius XI.

Today is also National Youth Sunday and is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the role of young people in the Church. This year the theme is Together. The pandemic has affected every part of life. The way we live, work, study, play and pray has all changed. The most significant change has been that we have not been able to do many of these things together. This year’s theme recognises what it means to be ‘together’; with ourselves, with others and with God.

There is something special about being together – being a part of a community – it is our togetherness which tells us who we are. It heals us and makes us complete.

Tomorrow, Monday, is the feast day of a young Roman martyr, St Cecilia, the patron saint of musicians.

PRAYER AND WORSHIP

NOVEMBER – THE MONTH OF HOLY SOULS Throughout November, we pray especially for all those who have died. Amongst our family, friends and fellow parishioners, we remember their intentions at Mass. We pray for those who have no one to pray for them. The deceased are known as The Holy Souls. We remember that not only do we pray for all those who have died but they pray for us and so many positive things happen in our lives because of the prayers of The Holy Souls.

BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE The Book of Remembrance, containing entries for January to June, will be sent to the calligrapher in two weeks’ time. If you wish to make an entry for your loved one, please contact the parish office within the next week. Further information and booking forms are available from the parish office, in the narthex and online at www.saintpatricks.org.uk under The Columbarium heading.

INURNMENT CEREMONY ON 28th NOVEMBER 2021 During the 10am Mass next Sunday, there will be an Inurnment Ceremony for those who have died during the COVID lockdown and are being laid to rest in our Columbarium. Family and friends of Christine Toffolo, Bruno Toffolo, Pat Uren, Geoff Rooker and Betty Batt will be present at the Mass and we look forward to welcoming them for this special ceremony.

REST IN PEACE  Please pray for Agnes Hughes who died recently. Agnes was a long-standing parishioner who was a member of the PTA, women’s skittles team, charity shop volunteer and church cleaner. We offer our prayers and sympathy to her sons, Christopher and Gregory and family. Her funeral will take place this Wednesday 24th November at 3.15pm at Memorial Woodlands near Almondsbury. A memorial Mass for Agnes will be arranged here at St Patrick’s at a later date.

HUNGARIAN MASS  A Mass in Hungarian will be celebrated next Sunday at 3pm by Father Tibor Szende. During the Mass, Ba’lint Attila Pinte’r will be baptised.

MASS IN PORTUGUESE  The Friday evening Brazilian Mass in Portuguese will be livestreamed each week at 7.30pm.

SATURDAY EVENING MASS Following the Bishops’ Conference Letter in this bulletin, St Patrick’s WILL NOT be resuming Saturday evening Mass until later in the New Year. We are printing the whole of the Bishops’ letter in this bulletin, but in summary:

  1. Sunday Mass attendance is encouraged.
  2. It is not obligatory.
  3. Those who do other activities in crowds e,g. shopping, holidays, visits to pubs and restaurants are especially asked to examine their conscience if they are choosing not to come to Mass.

PLEASE REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE WHO ARE SICK: Bernadette Newton, Sister Biddy, Irene Agidee, Maureen Ryan, Gracy Mathew, Marian Mulcahy, Rosy Joseph, Fergal Treanor, Martin Maguire, Jim Brooks, Deacon Denis Deasey, Ann Deasey, Lucy Wahinya,  Patrick Smith, Deacon Rob, Mick Lewis, Louise Maddalena, Mary Dias, Graham Parker, Father Michael Derrick D’Mello, Canon Anthony Harding, Alfred Chojnackie, Elinor Agius, John Caherty, Paula Delves,  Joan Ellis, Maciej Kauczynski, Cesar Coutinho-Pontes, James Brown, John Olver, Hellena Irenna Boucher, Diane Coles, Guy Herbert, Nick Trim, Casey Davies, Terry Coggins, Peter Auret, Father Aldo, Sister Maria. Please inform the parish office when your relative is well again.

COMMUNITY AND FELLOWSHIP 

300 CLUB WINNERS   Sunday 3rd October – Margaret Nooney, Mary Kearney-Knowles, Jismon Jose, B & S Farrell, Marilyn Haskins.   Sunday 10th October – S & L Peck, Mannie Mulholland, Marie Howie, C C Cleaning (Neil), Cordelia Kirkham.  Sunday 17th October – Chris Howie, S & L Peck, Cordelia Kirkham, Margaret Nooney, Donald Spiers.  Sunday 24th October – Donald Spiers, F & S & V Allan, Charlie Williams, Sally Page, Katrina Long. Sunday 31st October – Andrew Lee, Sarah Box, Liz Hewitt, Edward Jaworski, Claire Coetzee.

TUESDAY MORNING VOLUNTEER  If you have a few hours to spare on a Tuesday morning the parish office would be very glad of a regular volunteer to help out between 9am – 12pm. If you are interested please contact Tracy or Amelia in the parish office.

DEANERY MEETING Last Wednesday, Canon Gregory hosted supper for nine priests and deacons in The Shore Gallery, followed by a meeting. This was their first social gathering since March 2020 and all the clergy enjoyed getting together again.

TEA AND COFFEE Tea and coffee is served in The Shore Gallery after 8.30am and 10am Masses on Sundays. This week, our hosts are The Come and See/Padua Groups.

EDUCATION AND FORMATION

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2022 Enrolment for next year’s First Holy Communion will be in January 2022. The programme will start in March and The First Holy Communion will be in June. Further details and dates will be published after Christmas.

THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION Next year in 2022, we will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation in St Patrick’s. The date is Tuesday 17th May. Preparation will take place from March until May. Candidates must be in Secondary School or older. Enrolment forms will be available in the New Year.

CHILDREN’S LITURGY  The Children’s Liturgy at 10am Mass has now resumed in The Shore Gallery. Children aged 3 to 8 are welcome to go downstairs for their lesson during Mass. Today, the co-ordinator, Christine Latham will speak at Mass.

SCHOOL NEWS  (1) St Patrick’s School is conducting short School Tours as part of their open evenings.  If you are interested in your child attending the school the dates are 6th December, 10th January. They are all from 3.30 – 4.15pm.  (2) St Patrick’s School has vacancies in some of their Year groups. If you know of any children that would like to join the school, there are 2 places in Reception, 1 place in Year 2 and 1 place in Year 3.  Please contact the school if you are interested.

MISSION AND SERVICE

CAFOD THANKS  We have received a letter of thanks from Caford: ‘Thank you to all parishioners at St Patrick for your generous support of Cafod this year and for your latest donation of £390.  Thank you so much for being there for our global family’ The full letter is on the notice board in the narthex.

CAFOD GIFTS Many people substitute giving a gift to a loved one at Christmas by making a donation to a good cause in the name of their friend or relation and informing them a gift has been made on their behalf. CAFOD has a wide range of “GIFTS” for you to personalise in the name of another. They range from £4 upwards. Their gift catalogue is available in the Narthex. Please take a copy.

FATHER JEROME IN NIGERIA  Our parish is committed to supporting Father Jerome’s parish with a gift of £1000 every three months (£4000 a year). He regularly writes to express his and his parishioners appreciation for our support.

GLASTONBURY PROJECT  The PG Group and The Grant Bradley Trust have employed three new staff, all parishioners of St Patricks, to explore how to increase devotion to Our Lady of Glastonbury.  This new team, Stewart Fraser, Donald Antony and Emmanuel Edmund are working full time from a new designated office in the presbytery of St Patrick’s.

MISSION AND SERVICE

GLASTONBURY PRAYER GROUP  The team has emerged from the Youth Glastonbury Prayer Group chaired by Rebecca Musarurwa. The members are Jismon Jose, Donald Antony, Stewart Fraser, Munashe Musarurwa, Jeril Laiju, Simon Crandon, Hudson Couthino Pontes, Emmanuel Edmund, Anand Jose, Paul Gaiger, Dona JiJi, Alice Cole, Noel Roy and Nirmal Varghese. They have been meeting every month for over a year as a Mission Team to develop an international outreach for prayer and fellowship to promote Glastonbury as a centre of pilgrimage and faith. Please pray for the success of this new initiative and evangelisation which is being designed to have a global impact on faith and service to the poor. Our Lady of Glastonbury: Pray for us.

SECOND COLLECTIONS ON SUNDAY The Diocese asks us to take about 20 second collections a year for a variety of different causes and projects – eg CAFOD, Education, Youth, Priests Training, Priest Retirement, Cathedral Maintenance, Foreign Missions etc. etc. In future, we will publish the monthly second collections in advance so that people can consider how to support these good causes. There will no longer be a second collection every week as you leave the church. There will only be a second collection about 20 times a year.

THE SHORE GALLERY AND BROOKS HALL HIRE CHARGES  The parish halls are rented out at £200 per day to include all of the kitchen, crockery, cutlery and glassware.  There is a discount of 50% (i.e. £100 a day) for parishioners who have been registered on the parish register for more than six months and who have a regular direct debit/standing order or membership of the offertory scheme.

CONTACTLESS PAYMENT SYSTEM IN CHURCH We have two “Dona” machines in the narthex for contactless payment. If you are able to get to church, contactless payment is a secure method of paying. Your contactless payment goes directly to The Grant Bradley Charitable Trust (Reg no. 1093331) who donate £3,000 each month for the running of St. Patrick’s Parish and £2000 a month donation to St Patrick’s School. These machines raised £483 on the gate at the Fireworks night.

PARISH INCOME: THE OFFERTORY COLLECTION is taken during both 8.30am and 10.00am Sunday Masses. Please give generously.

OFFERTORY COLLECTION COUNTERS   The Collection Counters were reinstated from the first week of October.  We welcome new Counters.  If you feel you can make this commitment for approximately 1 hour on (a)  Sunday after 10am Mass or (b) Sunday afternoon around 4pm or 5pm once a month please contact Fiona Bradley on fiona.bradley@cliftondiocese.com

ONLINE PAYMENT You can also donate by visiting our Dona page at: stpatricksbristol.mydona.com

ALTAR SERVING IN CHURCH  Canon Gregory recently received this lovely letter from Julian Joby.  If any other boy or girl would like to become an altar server please introduce yourself to our head altar server, Simon Crandon, who will assist you.

MINISTRIES IN THE CHURCH WEEK COMMENCING SUNDAY 28th NOVEMBER 2021
1st SUNDAY OF ADVENT
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS                                                                        READERS
SUNDAY
8.30am             Paul & Denise Gaiger   Daniel Beasley-Suffolk,  Hannah Gilardoni
10.00am           Deacon Rob, Diane McGuiness   Yetunde Ajakaiye, Serine Alexander
Bidding Prayers            Joanna Deasey
WELCOMERS
8.30am          Sally Page, Eleanor Beasley-Suffolk
10.00am       Dona Jiji, Mary Kearney-Knowles
Church Cleaners:  Team Two:  Caroline, Victoria, Beata, Martha & Chris
Offertory Counters: TBC
Refreshments in Shore Gallery: African Community
Children’s Liturgy:   Anne and Christine
LIVESTREAMING OPERATORS ROTA 
DAY               TIME                                                                   OPERATOR(S)
Monday           9.00am                            Terry Coggins/Stewart Fraser – alt. weeks
Tuesday           7.30pm                                               Jobin
Wednesday     9.00am                                              Stewart Fraser
Thursday         9.00am                                              Sister Leena Mary
Friday              12 noon                                              Hudson
Friday              7.30 pm – Brazilian Mass               Hudson
Saturday         9.00am                                              Jobin/Jeffin
Sunday            10.00am                                            Jismon