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SWINDON SN5 7ES                                                 APRIL 22nd 2018    


SATURDAY:          5.30 pm         Gwen Charlton RIP (Keith & Louise Burke)

SUNDAY:            10.00 am         Intentions of Leticia Zulu (Clare & Michael Kennedy)        

SATURDAY:          5.30 pm        Rose Mwansa RIP (Catherine Mulenga) 

SUNDAY:            10.00 am         Colin Jones RIP (Jean Jones)                      5 th Sunday of Easter






ANNIVERSARIES: We remember in our prayers the repose of the souls of Peter Duffield (26/4/14), Ray Prossor (26/4/14) and John Constantino (27/4/07).   May they rest in peace.



Pope Francis marked the fifth anniversary of his election recently and as five years has come and gone, 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 three 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 three lectures. Of course, we will have opportunity to consider Pope Francis’ key contributions through his publication of Evangelii Gaudium, Laudato si’ and Amoris Laetitia as well as keeping his agenda of reform somewhere in the ‘mix’.

The lectures will take place at St John’s Church, South Parade, Bath, (BA2 4AF) and begin at 7pm. The lectures are free and all are most welcome.

Tuesday 24 April – Fr James Hanvey: Pope Francis and his vision for the Church of the 21st… even the 22nd Century. Tuesday 26 June – Austen Ivereigh will help us reflect upon Pope Francis and the Church of Mission and his call to evangelise.

Wednesday 19 September – Fr James Hanvey SJ: Pope Francis and the future!

Fr James Hanvey SJ is Master of Campion Hall in Oxford and a great friend of the Diocese having accompanied our diocesan pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Assisi as well as facilitated a week of study in 2017 for some of our priests. He has been a Headmaster, lecturer at Heythrop, theological consultant for the Bishops’ Conference, as well as finding time to write and publish. He has worked with Clifton on Faith and Art series alongside the Catholic Communications Network and the National Gallery.

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. Austen has visited our diocese before and been a keynote speaker at our diocesan day.


OFFERTORY: The collection last Sunday amounted to £694.30. Thank you.  There will be a second collection next Sunday for the Diocesan Clergy Training Fund.


SUMMER CAMP: The annual Clifton Diocese Summer Camps have been launched for 2018 and bookings are now being taken. This year, the camps have moved to a new location in Viney Hill in the Forest of Dean and are being held between 13-17 August (ages 7-11) and 20-24 August (ages 12-16). The camps promise to be weeks full of fun, faith and friendship. If you are interested in finding out more, or to book a place for your child, please visit or email


VOCATIONS WEEKEND FOR YOUNG WOMEN (20s AND 30s): Theme: Discerning God's Call in my life. Dates: 25-27 May 2018. Location: Liverpool. 

The weekend is organised by the sisters, Faithful Companions of Jesus (FCJ). There will be input from the FCJ sisters on different aspects of vowed life, and time for prayer, reflection and discussion with other young women who are also considering a vocation to religious life. It's an opportunity to live community life for a weekend and meet some sisters! For more information contact Sr Lynne fcJ at or visit our website


 NEXT WEEK: 5th Sunday of Easter (Year B) - April 29th 2018                   

Eucharistic Ministers: 5th Sunday Group

  5.30 pm          J Donnelly, J Dale, S Rowell and U Lowson

10.00 am           E Mochan, J Murphy,  R Wilson and J Saldanha

Readers: 5.30 pm C Parlour                                                Readers: 10.00 am R Bray and T Pereira.

Teas : Team 7    Church Cleaning: Team 7: Jaimon Chacko Group.      Flowers: H Cole.

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

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