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Sacrament of Confirmation
On Sunday 13th February not only was it Canon Frank's 13th Anniversary of being our Parish Priest, but it was his pleasure to Enrol the Candidates for this year's Sacrament of Confirmation.

The young people from St Paul's in Yate, St Lawrence in Chipping Sodbury, Our Lady of Lourdes in Kingswood and here in St Augustine and St John Fisher Parishes, were invited to light their candles, bring them up to the front of the church and pledge their commitment.

Their parents and we, as their church community, were asked for our commitment too...

Canon Frank asked:
"My young friends, do you want to be enrolled in the programme to be prepared for the sacrament of Confirmation?"
They replied ‘We do’.

"Do you agree to take part in the sessions and activities that are a part of this programme? Are you willing to open your minds and
hearts to the activities of the Holy Spirit during this time of preparation? And, do you pray for a deeper growth in faith and
hope and love?"
They replied, ‘We do’

Then, to their parents:
"Are you willing to support these young people as they prepare for
the sacrament of Confirmation?"

and to the parish community:
"Are willing to support and guide the candidates by your prayers and example?’

'We do.'

"The parish community welcomes you with great joy.
You are now enrolled as candidates.
May God bless you as you begin your preparations."

Carrier bags?
We have received a message from our local food bank at Resound Community Outreach.

They are short of new (or used but clean/ undamaged) carrier bags for packing food bags up for clients.

If you can help, either by giving them any spare ones you have or by buying them a few bags from a supermarket, they would be very grateful to take them off your hands.

If you can help, please take them to Resound, Blackhorse Road, Mangotsfield, Bristol, BS16 9BP (drop off times are best on a Friday morning)

Thank you. 

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