Monthly Archives: October 2016

Bishop Declan is leading this year’s diocesan pilgrimage to the Holy Land as part of our celebration of the Jubilee Year of Mercy.

On Thursday, we made our way up to the Mount of Beatitudes to have Mass at the Church of the Beatitudes. This was held in a lovely setting overlooking the Sea of Galilee.

We then moved on to Bethlehem where we visited the Basilica of the Nativity to see the place where Jesus was born.

Below you can see the pictures of the day and listen to Bishop Declan’s Homily

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Bishop Declan is leading this year’s diocesan pilgrimage to the Holy Land as part of our celebration of the Jubilee Year of Mercy.

Wednesday saw us visiting Cana and Mount Tabor. Mass was celebrated in St Joseph’s in Nazareth and was followed by a visit to the Basilica of the Annunciation.

Below you can see the pictures of the day, listen to Bishop Declan’s Homily and hear from Pilgrims Anthony and Oluwatoyin reflecting on the day. Deacon John Scanlon also tells us about his day:

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Bishop Declan is leading this year’s diocesan pilgrimage to the Holy Land as part of our celebration of the Jubilee Year of Mercy.

Tuesday saw us visiting the Synagogue village in Capernaum, celebrating Mass at Primacy of St Peter beside the Sea of Galilee and visiting the site of the Miracles of the loaves and fishes.

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On Tuesday 4 October 2016, the Feast of St Francis of Assisi, Prior Park College in Bath welcomed over 120 children from six local Catholic schools as part of the South Clifton Catholic Federation (SCCF) reflection on Pope Francis’ document ‘Laudato Si’.  All schools in the federation are committed to continuing the work begun during this Year of Mercy by considering how we can not only show a deeper love and compassion towards our neighbour but also towards the whole of creation.  In this way, we can adopt Pope Francis’ suggestion, made on 1 September 2016, of two new works of mercy:

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