Monthly Archives: November 2017

Clifton Diocese Directory 2018

The Clifton Diocese Directory 2018 contains practical contact details. Our book illustrates the wide range of social and community activities that involve the Catholic Church in the West of England. The directory is now in its 68th year of publication. £5.00

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Clifton Diocese Liturgical Diary 2018

Our highly-regarded publication includes a full liturgical diary (two pages to a week), short hagiographies for all the saints commemorated throughout the year, pastoral guides for the celebration of Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter. Liturgical notes on the commemoration of saints included in the Universal Calendar/Tables of Liturgical Observance/weblinks. £6.00

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We have today received the sad news of two deaths which have occurred over the weekend.

Father Anthony (Tony) Guilfoyle passed away on Saturday 11 November evening in Spain. His Requiem Mass will take place this morning in Malaga at 10am UK time, 11am in Spain.

Father Maurice Ryan OFM from Clevedon Friary passed away peacefully in sleep yesterday morning 12 November at Jasmine Court Nursing Home in Weston-Super-Mare.

The Funeral Mass for Father Maurice Ryan will be at 12noon on Tuesday 21st November at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Clevedon.

Bishop Declan

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Corpus Christi parishioners have been fundraising to help poor farmers in San Salvador grow enough food to eat. On Friday, 6th October 2017, churchgoers from Corpus Christi parish, Weston super Mare raised £885.45 for CAFOD’s annual Harvest appeal. The parish added more from its tithe fund so the Parish in the end sent a cheque for £1219.14 to CAFOD.

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Bishop Declan launched the new diocesan vision ‘A Future Full of Hope on Saturday 28 October, at St Brendan’s College, Brislington, Bristol. Over three hundred people came together from all over the diocese to explore the new diocesan strategy. This document, inspired by Pope Francis, emphasises a ‘more outward focus’ and sets out a roadmap for the next three years. 

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The parishes of Salisbury have recently been discussing and reflecting on their identity as the Catholic community in this part of the Diocese. Having listened to and recognised the call of Pope Francis to become an outward-looking church it was decided that the call to mission needed to be addressed and embraced.

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