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The Europe Project – Dream or Pragmatic Solution: Ahead of the referendum – an evening focused around the Church’s contribution to Europe and its place within it.
Does it have a voice in the European Community? Does it use it? Is it heard?
To help shape some conversation and help us consider the impact of the IN or OUT vote, Fr Patrick Daly, General Secretary, COMECE, will be with us at this evening, taking place at St Mary’s Parish Hall, Bath, on Monday 9 May (Europe Day), 7.00pm to 8.30pm.
This Sunday is Good Shepherd Sunday and is the World Day of Prayer for Vocations to the Priesthood and the Religious Life. For the past three years, nearly all of our parishes have been displaying posters on their noticeboards asking us all to ‘Pray for More Priests’.
This time last year, Fr Matt Anscombe, Vocations Director for Clifton Diocese, cycled 807 miles around the whole of Clifton Diocese as he visited all of our parishes, over 18 days, to encourage us to pray for vocations to the priesthood and the consecrated life (check out the Ride for Vocations tab!)
Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Kingswood, has been closed for nearly four months after a burst pipe in the roof soaked the whole church. Since that wet day, the church has had some major work done including new piping and ceiling as well as some nice new lights.
Parishioners and pupils in the Clifton Diocese have raised £22,494.66 to ‘turn on the taps’ in the run-up to Easter. The funds will help over 300,000 people in some of the world’s poorest communities in Uganda, Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of Congo people to access water.
In response to the horror of the bombing of families in the park at Lahore, Pakistan on Easter Sunday, St Nicholas of Tolentino Church are celebrating a Mass for the victims, both deceased and injured, and for the persecuted Church in Pakistan. Bishop Declan will preside at the Mass on Saturday 2nd April at 12 noon and all are invited to stand in solidarity with the Pakistan Christian community both in Pakistan and here in Bristol.