Please note that the Parish Office is now closed. Emails will be checked by Fr Frank periodically and they will be reviewed when the office reopens. In the event of an urgent query, please call Fr Frank at the presbytery on 0117 983393.
The Parish website and Facebook page will continue to be updated as regularly as possible to keep our Parish Community alive. 

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Thank you for all your support.


Vatican reopening...

As there was the 1st Papal audience under the new restrictions and as Vatican Museums get ready to re-open their doors to the public on 1 June, we get a behind-the-scenes look at the precious art and history it houses, along with the Pontifical Villas at Castel Gandolfo.
CLICK HERE to see the short video

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A message from Deacon John...

San Roch was the surprise discovery during the Camino. He looked after us along the way. He is the patron Saint of the Sick & Diseased (and Dogs) so this prayer may be appropiate to us all at the moment.
God Bless, J.
O Blessed Saint Roch,
Patron of the sick,
Have pity on those
Who lie upon a bed of suffering.
Your power was so great
When you were in this world,
That by the sign of the Cross,
Many were healed of their diseases.
Now that you are in heaven,
Your power is not less.
Offer, then, to God
Our sighs and tears
And obtain for us that health we seek
Through Christ our Lord.

Amen.





Thank you Deacon John.





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News from Haven Home

News has come back from our beloved Haven Home orphanage in India following concerns related to the current crisis with COVID, the gas leak in a nearby town and the recent devastating cyclones. Martyn Poole had this message back from Prasant & Grace.
(* The money transfer charity (SKI) that is used to send funds to assist HH is currently furloughed due to COVID-19 but as soon they are back we will be able to continue our support for them.*)
"Greetings in Jesus name and also from all the children, staff and family of Haven Home. We thank you for your email and we are glad to inform you that the Lord has been protecting us and keeping us safe from all the calamities and crisis going around specially in our region. We appreciate your prayers and request you to please continue to pray.
The virus crisis is still existing and the lockdown has been extended from couple of weeks to couple of months. The food shortage, money shortage and no work continues in villages near and far from Haven Home. Due to the extended lockdown many migrant workers who were in big metro cities for work and returning back to homes as there is no work to buy food and pay rents. So all these migrant workers are walking back home by covering a distance of 1200-1500 kilometers and passing through many towns, villages and our area also. So we are not sure how many of them are carriers of the virus or positive cases but completely trusting the lord for his protection and safety. The children of HH in the villages are safe by the grace of God due to their remotely located villages and we sent the sponsorship money to all the children for April & May and this is really helping the children to meet some of the essentials. The school teaching and non teaching staff are the ones going through a financial crisis and their spouses incomes are not coming but HH has been paying to all our staff. This month we planning to bless each of our staff and the members of the church with food packs which will help them in some way. So please pray that the lord will provide enough finances to bless them with these food packs. We have all together 50 families. Our family and extended families are doing well and keep safe as well.
The has leak in Visakhapatnam situation is under full control. The gas has been transferred to South Korea by ship. The environment where the gas leak happened has been damaged but everything is restoring back. Our children who live close to that area are doing well and safe as well.
In regard to the cyclone which is hitting very badly the states of Odisha and Bengal bypassed our state by the mercy of the lord. But we are sad that almost 6.5 lakhs people have been displaced or evacuated from their homes and villages and the cyclone has swept a large area. We have few pastors in that region where the cyclone is active and we have been trying to make contact with them but not able to. We are praying that they are safe. Please pray along with us.
We thank you for your love and concern for Haven Home and all the children, staff and families.
We look forward to hearing from you. Lots of love and shalom
Prasant & Grace, Haven Home, India

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Gospel of the Day (John 16,23b-28)

Jesus said to his disciples: "Amen, amen, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you.
Until now you have not asked anything in my name; ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be complete.
I have told you this in figures of speech. The hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figures but I will tell you clearly about the Father.
On that day you will ask in my name, and I do not tell you that I will ask the Father for you.
For the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have come to believe that I came from God.
I came from the Father and have come into the world. Now I am leaving the world and going back to the Father."

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Pentecost Sunday ~ National Rosary Rally ~ 31st May.

Pope Francis is encouraging Catholics to pray the Rosary in their homes during the month of May. We are invited you to join in an initiative that follows on the Pope’s request, the Pentecost Sunday National Rosary Rally, from 9am to 9pm across Scotland, England and Wales.
Our Diocese has been asked to pray a Rosary Hour at 1pm.
Proposed timetable for across the Dioceses
9am - Arundel & Brighton, Northampton and HM Forces
10am - Birmingham, Nottingham & Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy
11am - Brentwood & Plymouth
12 Noon - Cardiff, Portsmouth & Dunkeld
1pm - Clifton, Salford & St. Andrews & Edinburgh
2pm - East Anglia, Shrewsbury, Aberdeen
3pm - Hallam, Southwark, Glasgow
4pm - Hexham & Newcastle, Wrexham, Ordinariate OLW
5pm - Lancaster, Westminster, Argyll & the Isles
6pm - Leeds, Polish Catholic Mission & Glasgow
7pm - Liverpool, Middlesbrough & Motherwell
8pm - Menevia, Galloway, Paisley & Syro Malabar Eparchy
9pm - Rosary Rally will end with a final online Rosary & Blessing from Bishop John Keenan at St. Mirin’s Cathedral in Paisely.
It does not matter what time during the specified hour that the Rosary is prayed.
Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, pray for us

Co-hosted by Rosary on the Coast, London Rosary Shrine, Carfin Grotto, Basilica of Our Lady of Walsingham & Diocese of Menevia Divine Mercy Shrine

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Rosary on the Coast