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Please pray for SICK: Jo Stafford, Mary Wallace, Kathleen O’Connor, Joy Bellekom, & sick in our hospitals & nursing homes around the parish.

 

 

General

The newly appointed Safeguarding representative for both St John Fisher and St Richard’s is Pat Sweet.  Over the next few weeks she will be contacting some parishioners who have voluntary roles (e.g. extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion, catechists, etc.) to ensure that any personal information held by the parish is up-to-date and in line with diocesan requirements.  Please give her your maximum cooperation.  Thanks to Pat for accepting this role and we wish her well.     

First Holy Communion: names of children (aged 7 or over) for 2018 Holy Communion preparation, please give to Fr Ikeokwu or Julia Tucker.

The parish is now fortunate enough to have someone to replant the church front garden.  He has already started work and it will take him a few weeks to finish.

Today

Second collection for World Mission Sunday (Missio) which assists all the Church’s mission diocese and territories to provide pastoral care and preach the Gospel effectively.  Envelopes available in the porch.

Bible Society Songs of Praise at 6.30pm at St John Fisher Church.  Please support this ecumenical celebration and welcome visitors from other Churches and Fellowships.

This Week

Parish priests and three delegates from the parish are invited to St Brendan’s college, Bristol on 28th October, 10.00am – 3.00pm, to explore the way ahead for the next three years with the themes Mission, Communion and Prayer.  It is hoped that this will provide an opportunity to explore the vision for the future of our diocese and its practical outcomes.

SPUC: We Care About Women is a campaign to oppose decriminalising abortion.  Mass Constituency –based Lobby is taking place on 27/28 October.  Please make an appointment with your MP before this date to request a vote against any moves in Parliament to decriminalise abortion.  Further information in porch. 

 

 

 

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Bible Study Group:   Meets 2.30-4 on certain Thursdays (See above)

A Bible –is available on the table in St. John Fisher church, for your use.  

For our immigrant parishioners: 
Mass books in both churches with 8 European languages.   Aby pomoc znozumiec Msze Swieta emigrantom w naszej parafii, udostepuiamy modlitewniki ( w twardej oprawie ), po polsku, angielsku oraz w inuycu jszykach wschodnio europejslcich.    Prosimy zostawic modlitewuike w kosciele, po zakouczeuiu mszy.

Clifton  Diocese Polish Directory:

Lists Polish chaplains, societies, Masses etc. throughout the diocese

Yellow Parish Introduction Cards in Polish:  Available at the doors..

Next Holydays of Obligation:


Epiphany, Ascension & Corpus Christi are now celebrated on Sundays, at Sunday times above.) 





Holy day Masses are usually celebrated at the following times:-
9.15am. Wellington , 7.30pm. Wiveliscombe

Sacrament of Reconciliation:
Usually Saturdays 10.30-11.00am; 4.15-4.45pm at Wellington,
& by arrangement anywhere, anytime.

CTS faith booklets-
Sold at the rack near the doors of both churches.

Parking for 11.15 Mass:
-is permitted at Wellington Youth Centre, opposite the Total garage.    Just drive in and park.

Parish structure:

Parish Pastoral Council    (Chair:  Julia Tucker)
-follows Canon Law and Diocesan guidelines, working collaboratively with the parish priest to make pastoral decisions, and co-ordinate parish ministries.
Meets on 4th Tuesday of most months.

Parish Outreach Committee (Chair:  Pending new appointment.)
-Meets bi-monthly to promote the mission of the parish.

Finance & General Purposes Committee
(Chair: Charles Moorland)
- also works under Church Canon Law with the Diocese Finance Office to maintain the parish’s legal, financial and property matters.

Parish Forum (Facilitator: Julia Tucker )
All are invited quarterly to discuss parish development.  Meets on announced Saturdays, 9.15am-12.00. incl. Mass, coffee & discussion.

Parish open Annual General Meeting:
The next one will be announced close to March 2016.

Who does what:  Our main parish functionaries are now listed on the church notice-board, or accessible clicking HERE.

Parish Projects:
Each year the AGM agrees which charities the parish funds from 10% of the offertory collections and from other events.
For 2010 we agreed to support:
Always CaFOD's work for the 3rd world;

 plus:
Welcome home ministries, Tanzania from 2015
See Parish Room board at St. John Fisher for details.

Welfare:

Crisis pregnancy?  Nearest LIFE centre for impartial support:  48 Queen St. Exeter .  07837 005562   www.lifeuk.org/exeter

Also “Alternatives” in Taunton , 0800 0086 857   www.alternativstaunton.org.uk

“Message in a Bottle:” With an easy form, so 999 services find your needs.  FREE by church doors.  Details:  Poster,  Fr. Vincent .

Parish Visitors –support any in need:  lonely, sick, bereaved.. Tel. Fr Vincent

Hospitalisations:  With no priest based at Musgrove Park; ask Fr. Vincent  for anointing or confession before going in.

Sacrament of the Sick:   Available after the homily at Sunday Mass once each quarter.

Deadlines:  For the Parish Diary:
Do you have any dates that may interest other Parishioners?
Pass a note about them to Fr. Vincent .

For inserts into the parish weekly bulletin:
Now 12.00pm. on Wednesdays in at the presbytery.  

Posters to display:
Friday evenings in at St. John Fisher Presbytery.

Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this diary, but you should check details in the "This Week" section, or get in touch.