23 and 24 September 2009
Location: St Teresa of the Child Jesus Church
Address: Gloucester Road North, Filton, Bristol BS34 7PL
Time: 2.00 pm Wednesday 23 September to 10.00 am Thursday 24 September
The relics of St Thérèse of Lisieux will be coming to our diocese in September.
The visits are an important time in the life of our diocese. As well as Filton, the relics will visit Taunton.
More information about the visits can be obtained from the special website set up by the Catholic Communications Network - catholicrelics.co.uk. You can find out much more at the St Thérèse video channel.
Parish Priests are reminded to contact Ronnie Mitchinson at our Department for Adult Education and Evangelisation when organising their visits. This enables Canon John in Taunton and Father Tom, as hosts, to ensure all visits are undertaken in a respectful and dignified manner and to make sure they can best welcome all those wishing to be present.
As we look forward to the visits cliftondiocese.com will bring you a series of podcasts where we'll meet people with a special affinity with St Thérèse. Check our 'News and articles' section for the latest.
The timetable for the Filton visit:
2.30 pm Welcome liturgy. You can download the order of service in the multimedia panel on the right.
3.15 pm to 6.30 pm Opportunity for private prayers, veneration of relics. Opportunity for Reconciliation.
7.00 pm Mass celebrated by Filton’s Parish Priest and Bristol North West Dean Father Tom Finnegan. Homily by Father Michael McAndrew, Director of our Department for Adult Education and Evangelisation. You can download the order of service in the multimedia panel on the right.
8.30 pm to 11.30 pm Opportunity for private prayers, veneration of relics. Opportunity for Reconciliation.
11.30 pm to 8.30 am Night vigil with readings from the writings of St Thérèse on the hour, every hour. The readings will be linked with the mission of the Church.
9.00 am Mass celebrated by Father Tom Finnegan, followed by farewell prayers.
For further information about the Filton visit contact Father Tom Finnegan on 0117 983 3938.