News & Events

R.I.P.: Please pray for the repose of the soul of Una Cunniffe, who has died recently. Una’s funeral will be here at St Bon’s on Wednesday 7th March at 10am.

Those whose anniversary occurs at this time: Tom Clements

Stations of the Cross: Every Friday during Lent at 11.30am and 6.15pm.

Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration: A few gaps have arisen in our Eucharistic Adoration programme. These are on a Tuesday afternoon 12.00 noon-1pm and 3pm-4pm. Please could you help by volunteering to sit in the presence of the Holy Eucharist for just one hour? We guarantee this experience will greatly improve your prayer life and bring you closer to God’s wonderful existence within our lives. You may never experience this unless you actually give it a try!   Please contact one of the Adoration leaders if you can help. Thanking you in anticipation.

Mass Times: As most of you will be aware, Fr Tom would like to ask your opinion as to whether you would like to see a different time for the weekend Masses. The questionnaire is available at the back of church or you can complete it online via https://tinyurl.com/stbonmass. It sets out times for each weekend Mass to enable parishioners to choose a first and second option.   When completing the questionnaire, please consider not what you are used to but what may be better for our whole community and in particular to encourage new people to our parish. To avoid electoral corruption(!) for each response to be accepted you must write your name on the questionnaire. It would also be helpful if you put on the questionnaire which Mass you normally attend. If you have already completed a paper questionnaire, thank you and please do not complete the online one as well. We look forward to hearing your views.   The deadline is 4th March.

Business Centre & Development Fund: Thank you for your tremendous support and pledges. Please don’t forget to collect your signed loan certificates from the Counting Room in the Presbytery. Thank you again for all your support with this project and thank you to Bristol Spaceworks for their great efforts in finding us occupants for all the offices.

Praying the Rosary: The monthly Parish Rosary Prayer Group will meet on Tuesday 6th March at 2pm in the Dining Room in St Bonaventure’s Presbytery. We will pray and discuss the Rosary and have a cup of tea. Contact Chris Searle 07771161259. All welcome. Prayer requests most welcome.

Lenten Reconciliation Mass: The Lenten Reconciliation Mass will take place at St Teresa’s on Thursday 22nd March at 7pm led by Bishop Declan.   You are warmly invited to attend.

Living with Dementia: Dementia is a devastating  disease and can be  isolating  not only for the person suffering  from this condition but also their carer.   Coming to Mass  and taking part can become more difficult as thing progress. If you or a member of your family or a friend have dementia and would be interested in supporting each other either by just talking, sharing experiences and information or meeting for coffee then please contact Margaret Crowley on 071562353650.

Modern Slavery Event: Following on from the collection of Christmas presents for the women in the Modern Slavery safe house, St Bon’s would like to provide continued support. We understand that there are items required on an on going basis for the house (such as welcome packs for the ladies, who arrive with nothing but the clothes they are wearing) and also that there is the opportunity to provide social support (with some training). In order to get a full picture of what is required Simone Lord, the manager of the house, will visit us on Sunday 18th March. She will speak at both Masses. We are also organising an afternoon event in the Presbytery from 5pm-6.30pm on the same day with a much more detailed talk and an opportunity to ask questions and speak with Simone. Please could you let the Parish Office know if you wish to come (for numbers). Please bring a friend who might be interested in helping. Those who do not attend St Bon’s are also welcome to attend.

St Bon’s Fundraising Charity Gig: Ad Hoc will be playing a gig to raise funds for the Church on Saturday 12th May from 7.30pm until 11.30pm. Tickets £5 on the door. The 4 piece band will play covers from Stevie Wonder to The Jam, including Van Morrison and Bruce Springsteen etc. Venue is the Church Hall and please feel free to bring your own drinks.

St Bon’s Newsletter: In an effort to reduce the amount of paper we use, we are now printing less copies of the paper newsletter and encouraging as many to subscribe to the e-Newsletter as possible. If you have access to the internet, please go to our website www.stbonsbristol.co.uk and at the bottom of the homepage you can add your email to subscribe. If you do subscribe already, please do not take a paper copy as well as these are needed by those without access to the internet.

“Arise”- English Retreat and Healing Service: Monday 12th March from 6pm – 9pm at St Vincent de Paul RC Church, Embleton Road, Southmead, Bristol, BS10 6DS. The day will comprise of Praise and Worship, Word of God sharing, Testimonies, Spiritual Sharing, Holy Mass and Adoration.

Clifton Diocese Accounting Officer Vacancy: Reporting to the Diocesan Financial Administrator, this role is based in the Finance Office.   at Alexander House, Bristol. The team is small and friendly, but also very busy.   The key components of this role are purchase ledger, sales ledger and banking administration. The role also covers a wide range of other tasks related to maintaining the nominal ledger and general bookkeeping. Full-time 35 hours per week. For further details and an application form visit: www.cliftondiocese.com/diocese/working-for-us . Closing date for receipt of applications: Friday 9th March 2018.

HCPT 200 Club: Congratulations to the winners of the February draw—£60  Robert Eastman  60, £25   Tony and Karen Nelson  178 and £10  Mary Carroll 110.

Second Collection: Lent Fast Day—please find the envelopes at the back of Church.