News & Events

PARISH MATTERS

Praying the Rosary:  The monthly Parish Rosary Prayer Group will meet on Tuesday June 5th at 2pm in the Sitting Room (not the Dining Room) in St Bonaventure’s Presbytery. Contact Chris Searle 07771161259. All welcome. Prayer requests most welcome.

Healing Mass: We are delighted to welcome Father Fernando Suarez from the Philippines, who travels with his healing ministry around the globe to hold a healing Mass at St. Bons on Mon 25th June at 7pm. Poster at the back of Church.

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Holy Land Pilgrimage:  We are planning a pilgrimage to the Holy Land during the February 2019 half term (16th—23rd February 2019).  Cost will be approximately £1,500 per person, including flights, accommodation, meals on a half-board basis (breakfast and dinner), a professional English speaking guide, transport in the Holy Land  and all entrance fees. Fr Paul from Pilgrimage People will be coming  on Weds 16th May at 7pm to give a talk in the Dining Room of the Presbytery.

St Bon’s Fundraising Charity Gig: A huge thanks to Ad Hoc for playing a gig at the Parish Hall last  weekend and to all who attended. A fantastic £195 was raised for the Church.

OUR COMMUNITY

Diocesan Day Formation for Liturgical Ministries: 30th June at St Brendan’s Sixth Form College. Offering particular streams of formation for EMHC and for Readers. Contact the office if interested.

Annual Pilgrimage to Glastonbury: Sunday 8 July led by Bishop Declan. There will be 4 main focal points: St Mary’s Church will be a Chapel of Exposition and Silent Adoration until 3pm. Immediately opposite the Church, two tented Chapels: for the Sacrament of Reconciliation and private Healing Prayer. The Pilgrimage Procession will start in the Abbey grounds at 2.15pm. The Pilgrimage Mass will be in the Abbey Grounds at 3.30pm. For full details see the poster at the back of Church.

HCPT Club: Congratulations to the winners of the May draw. £60 Frank Farrell 193. £25 Michael Corrigan 123. £15 Mary Hetherington 64.

Open Gardens in Bishopston: Sunday June 10th 2-5pm. Money raised will go to CAFOD, the visitors play facilities at Horfield Prison, and plants for the Bishopston Library. We need volunteers to make cakes  and  serve teas, please contact Hilary Farey by e-mail hilary@farey.org or phone 9409725.

OTHER NEWS

Live Simply Thought for the Week: Domestic fridges and freezers are responsible for a third of the electricity consumption of the average home. Don’t put warm food in the fridge, do defrost frozen food in it and don’t leave the door open longer than necessary.

CELEBRATE Bristol 27-28th Oct 2018:  Conference for the whole family! A non-residential weekend for all ages. There will be speakers, workshops, seminars, praise and worship, prayer ministry, Holy Mass, and Confession. The event is hosted at St Bede’s College.

Part time Caretaker Vacancy at Sacred Heart: Due to Retirement. Application deadline: 24th May. For details contact the Sacred Heart parish office: bristol.sacredheart@cliftondiocese.com.

Little Sisters of the Poor Summer Fayre: Saturday 30th June at St Joseph’s Home, Cotham Hill. With a BBQ, stalls and Ice cream. 50p for adults, children free.