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The breaking of the Christmas wafer or opłatki, (pronounced op-wat-kee) is an ancient Polish custom which was first practiced a thousand years ago. On the 18th December, St Patrick’s Church in Redfield hosted a gathering of the Polish members of the community who brought their Christmas wafers to the church to be blessed.
Award-winning CBBC presenter Mark Rhodes and Children’s TV presenter Gemma Naylor from the Bath Theatre Royal’s pantomime Aladdin visited St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Weston, Bath, where they met pupils and took part in a special question and answer session.
The motion signed by MPs from five different parties also recognises the Pope’s leading contribution to tackling climate change, promoting sustainable development, welcoming refugees, building peace, encouraging prison reform, protecting religious freedom, and advancing global abolition of the death penalty.
Advent is a time of prayer, anticipation and reflection. It’s also a time of reconciliation. There are few regions in the world that need the hands and hearts of reconciliation more than the Middle East.
As we light Advent candles in our churches and prepare for the coming of Christ at Christmas, it’s second-nature to look to the Holy Land and reflect on the people of the lands where Jesus was born. But how accurately do we contemplate the realities they are facing?
The Celebration of Marriage will take place in our Cathedral next year on Saturday 11 February 2017. Bishop Declan is inviting the people of our diocese to join him at the Celebration of the Eucharist beginning at 12noon as part of National Marriage Week. This now annual celebration is for the whole diocesan community and especially our married couples.
We’re inching very close to a significant milestone for the Bishop’s Conference produced Middle East Analysis podcasts. This programme is the 99th in a series that started just as those popular uprisings took hold in the region in what was then called the “Arab Spring” in late 2010, early 2011.