News & Events

OUR PARISH

R.I.P. Please pray for the repose of the soul of Bernard Chandler who passed away recently. Dating back to the era when St. Bon’s was still overseen by the Franciscans Bernard & his family were very active members of the Parish – the last surviving member being Ciss Foulkes.

Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration: There is a permanent slot available on Mondays 11am-12pm. Please phone Cecilia Browne 07812569631 if you are able to make a commitment to adoration or would like further information about what is involved.

Church Repository: Karen Nelson and Neta Roylance-Smith will be running the church repository every Sunday after the 9.30am Family Mass until Christmas.

OUR COMMUNITY

St Bons Brownies: Our Parish Brownie Pack have once again been shortlisted for a community award for services to children in the local area.   They will automatically get £200 just for being shortlisted but they may receive more money (up to £1000) if enough members of the public vote for them. UK residents can vote 10 times until 20th November.  The web link is https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/4-134.  Search for “179th St Bonaventures Brownie Pack”.)

New Liturgy Course for 2019: To accompany and complement our Diocesan Year of Prayer, the Liturgy Office is hosting a new course entitled ‘Understanding and Praying the Liturgy’. It will seek to enable us to enter more deeply into our understanding of the Mass both as an encounter with the Risen Christ and as prayer itself.  Beginning with Bishop Declan we will be guided through the course by a number of excellent speakers, both from within and outside the diocese. Full details can be found on  https://cliftondiocese.com/departments/adult-education/liturgy-office or by phoning Richard Williams or Doreen Wyatt on 0117 902 5595.

Red Missio Box Holders: If any Missio box holder would like their box counted before the end of the year, please bring it to the sacristy before or after Mass so it can be put in a safe place. Please make sure the box has your name on it. Missio needs to know the  total amount collected by St. Bon’s for 2018 by December 31. Thank you, as always, for your continued generosity and support.

OTHER NEWS

Live Simply Thought of the Week: Stuck for ideas for a present for a friend or relative?  Why not have a tree planted in their name?  Trees are good for the environment in that they capture carbon but they are also crucial in some of the poorest communities, providing food, generating income and helping to keep their local land fertile.   A Bristol charity, TreeAid, plants trees in the dry lands of Africa benefitting the local community and the whole world see https://www.treeaid.org.uk/ .  CAFOD offers a ‘Trees for Life’ gift (https://worldgifts.cafod.org.uk/).  To dedicate a tree in the UK go to https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/