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SWINDON SN5 7ES                                                       JUNE 17th 2018


SAT:  5.30 pm          Bogdan Schoepe RIP (C-M Burchall)    

SUN:10.00 am          Michael McGuinness RIP (P Chidley)                                 

MON:10.00 am         Kathleen Clarke RIP (M Dawson)                  Feria

TUES:                     No Mass in Church                                   St Romuald

WED:                      No Mass in Church                                     St Alban 

THURS:                   No Mass in Church                                St Aloysius Gonzaga

FRI:10.00 am          Czeslaw Kolodziej RIP (J Dale)                SS John Fisher & Thomas More

SAT:10.00 am          Roman Kahan RIP (Julie & Clare-Marie)    St Etheldreda

       5.30 pm           Ronald Pickard RIP (Geraldine & Loretta)

SUN: 10.00 am        Vincent & Sheila (Andy & Ellie)                Nat. St John the Baptist  

CONFESSIONS:   Saturday at 10.30 am and 5.00 pm.



ANNIVERSARIES:  We remember in prayer Dilys Fitzpatrick (21/6/98) & Jerry Shirley (23/6/05). May they rest in peace.


CONFIRMATION 2018: Bishop Declan Lang will confer the Sacrament of Confirmation at this parish on Wednesday 17th October at 7.00 pm. You are eligible to receive this Final Sacrament of initiation if you will be in year 8 or above this September. A six week preparation course will begin in September. Please complete the application form available in the porch and return it along with a short letter to Fr Michael indicating your reason for and wish to receive this Sacrament. Forms should be returned before the beginning of the school summer holidays.


THE PARISH BARBEQUE: The BBQ will take place after the 10.00 am Mass on Sunday, July 1st in the parish hall.


“NEXT YOUTH MASS SUNDAY 8th July- If you are aged 12-25 years and would like to take part with readings, singing, playing instruments or have any other ideas, please email me on or call me on 01793-771662. We will hold 2 rehearsals :1) a brief meeting after 10 am Mass Sunday 1st July  to decide on readers and music 2) one full rehearsal on Thursday 5th July 7-8.30pm. Please do contact me asap and come and get involved!”


THE PRESBYTERY GARDEN WALL: “The 100mm wall with the intermittent piers to the current height is too high and it should be 225mm thick. To rebuild, a further 225mm needs to added to the foundations with reinforcing bars as well. To raise the base of the new wall would be an advantage rather than having it in the ground as it is now. The current mortar around the existing blocks is stronger than the blocks themselves. When the two are separated the edge comes off the blocks. They, therefore cannot be reused.”   Fr Michael is now awaiting estimates to rebuild the wall and for alternatives should that be too expensive. So, the hole will be with us a while yet!


OFFERTORY: Last Sunday’s collection was £575.78. Thank you. This Sunday a second collection will be taken for Day for Life. Information cards are available in the porch or go to


POPE FRANCIS: HIS VISION AND OUR FUTURE: “Pope Francis marked the fifth anniversary of his election this year and it provides our diocesan community with an opportunity to reflect upon this five years, explore what has taken place, what Pope Francis has offered the Church in his pontificate and maybe consider what might lie ahead of us. The diocesan department of Adult Education and Evangelisation has arranged a series of lectures across the Spring and Summer to allow us to look back, to assess, and to think ahead. Fr James Hanvey SJ and Austen Ivereigh will be with us as part of this series of lectures. The lectures will take place at St John’s Church, South Parade, Bath, and begin at 7.00 pm and continuing on from Fr James Hanvey’s lecture on 24 April, we have: Tuesday 26 June – Austen Ivereigh will help us reflect upon Pope Francis and the Church of Mission and his call to evangelise and then, Tuesday 25 September – Fr James Hanvey SJ: Pope Francis and the future!  Admission is free.”

Fr James Hanvey SJ is Master of Campion Hall in Oxford. Austen Ivereigh is a Catholic writer, campaigner, and co-ordinator of Catholic Voices. His book Pope Francis, The Great Reformer, was published in December 2014.


NEXT WEEK: Nativity of St John the Baptist (Year B) - June 24th 2018     

Eucharistic Ministers: 4th  Sunday Group

  5.30 pm          G Hayes,  H Cooper, M Cahillane and C Parlour.

10.00 am           R Wilson, C Wilson-Darkwa, L & T Dixon.

Readers: 5.30 pm D Lowson                                   Readers: 10.00 am Young People

Teas : Team 3:            Flowers: A Murphy.

Church Cleaning: Team 1: J Dale, C-M Burchall, D Carter, R Samuel & L Dixon.             

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Parish Priest: The Rev. Dr Michael Saunders, PhD, JCD, MA, BD.



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