Monthly Archives: February 2015

As Catholic University Chaplain at University of Bath and Bath Spa University Father Bill’s strong interest in the well-being of the Chinese students in Bath found Chinese New Year a good moment to meet and greet the students of the Chinese Community. 

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After two years of absence Women’s World Day of Prayer is again being celebrated by ecumenical groups in Warminster; this year St. George’s Church is hosting the event with the support of other churches in the town.

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On Saturday 21 February, our diocesan family gathered at Clifton Cathedral as parishes came together with Bishop Declan to celebrate the Rite of Election. Held on the first Saturday in Lent, those who journey towards the Easter Sacraments – Baptism, Confirmation and the Eucharist – and seeking to become part of our Catholic community are presented to the bishop.

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‘Born for This’ is the powerful telling of the Easter story performed by young people from our Catholic Secondary Schools. The young people gather together on the day along with Clifton Diocese Youth Ministry and the production team from the Nottingham Diocese to learn the whole musical in one day.

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Hundreds of people gathered in the Cathedral for this year’s celebration of marriage. Ninety couples in particular had come having received an invitation from Bishop Declan as they were celebrating significant wedding anniversaries in 2015.

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The Call, the Journey and the Mission

Message from Pope Francis:  “Dear families, the Lord knows our struggles: he knows them. He knows the burdens we have in our lives. But the Lord also knows our great desire to find joy and rest! Do you remember? Jesus said, ‘… that your joy may be complete.’ (cf. Jn 15:11) Jesus wants our joy to be complete!”

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On Friday 30th January over 120 came to the Newman Hall at the Sacred Heart Westbury on Trym to listen to a magnificent piano recital. The concert is part of a series of events running over 12 months to celebrate the 75 anniversary of the opening of the parish church in 1939. 

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