Pope Francis has launched a universal Church Synod. Inviting all to be part of a discussion regarding the teachings of the Church. Every Parish is invited to be part of this. The Diocese of Clifton invites us to be part of this process. If you wish to represent the thoughts of the catholic community in Trowbridge and Westbury, please let Fr. Tom know and he will pass your details on to the Diocesan Synod link person.
Although rain greeted us for breakfast, it soon dried up for a good day. An unbelievable Team score of 101 from Danny Thomas, Nigel Hunt & Steve Morris proved too good on the day, with Danny taking the green jacket and the newly donated Jack Taylor Trophy with an individual score of 38. We were well looked after by Whitley Golf Club caterers and an enjoyable day was had by all.
We were not able to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation in 2020 or 2021 because of the Covid restrictions. We are glad to announce though that Bishop Declan has been invited to Trowbridge to celebrate the Sacrament Wednesday 6th July 2022 at 7pm. If you are in Yr 8 or above from September 2021, then application forms will be available from Fr. Tom at St. John’s or St. Bernadette’s in September 2021. (Closing date 10th Dec) Course details will follow applications.
As you know, when the Covid lockdown came in March 2020 we had to cease our usual collection for the Trowbridge Foodbank. Now that restrictions have eased, we can resume our usual collection routine. The next Foodbank Collection will be on the 28th/29th August. However, stocks are at present low at the Foodbank, so if you wish to donate any non-perishable food before then, please do. Please leave in the Church Porch at St. Johns and the box provided at St. Bernadette’s. Thank you for your generosity.
Year of St Joseph
On Friday 19th March we celebrated the Solemnity of St. Joseph. Pope Francis has invited to enter into a ‘Year of St. Joseph’. Please find Prayer for the Year of St Joseph Link to a lovely Novena to St. Joseph, also on the Diocesian Website. There are some paper copies available in the Church Porches.
Dear all, as we know, the government has imposed a new lockdown as from the 6th January. We are however still allowed to celebrate public Mass with the present COVID-19 protection in place. Baptisms and funerals can still take place with restricted numbers. Let us remain a prayerful community in the midst of these times.
With all my prayers
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