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.
What is the Church Synod?: There is an opportunity to find out more about the Synod on Saturday 6th Nov. Sarah Adams for our Diocese will lead a presentation and discussion in St. Johns Parish Centre 10am-12noon. You can also join this remotely through Microsoft Teams. If you wish to attend on-line please contact Richard Williams. Richard.email@example.com to get the link.
On Sunday October 24th, the Church will celebrate World Mission Sunday. This year we are asked to focus on the efforts to build peace in Nigeria where there is great division amongst the population. There will be a retiring collection and envelopes are available this weekend for you to make an offering.
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 in June or July 2022 (Date TBC) 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 application.