SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Don't forget you can still Zoom in on all the Masses that are celebrated by Canon Tom at Corpus Christi. Please also have a read of this week’s newsletter, with Canon Tom’s ‘Thought for the Week’.
 
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 MASS ON ZOOM
Click the link below to join us on Zoom! Or use the Meeting ID: 922 2054 7539 - Passcode 123

 
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Join Our Lady of Lourdes’ live-streamed Mass every Sunday at 9:15am via YouTube. 
Our channel ‘Catholic Weston’ 
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SUNDAY OFFERINGS
Just a reminder that, if you are in a position to continue supporting the church through this time, there are many ways to donate. You can give via PayPal (with or without an account) via our Giving Page (click here) and there are links to any of the three parishes in Weston, or you can set up a Standing Order. Many thanks!
PRAYER - ACT OF SPIRITUAL COMMUNION

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from you. Amen.

COMMUNAL WORSHIP

The Churches will still be open for Mass and other acts of worship following the covid-security guidance that has been published by the Bishops’ Conference after consultation with officials from Public Health England and MHCLG.
 
ALL MASSES WILL BE ON ZOOM

Also people must NOT mix with anyone outside their household or support bubble. 

Parishioners MUST vacate the church promptly and not socialise or interact with anybody inside or outside of the church. 
 
CORPUS CHRISTI MOTHER'S PRAYER GROUP
Corpus Christi Mothers’ Prayer Group will be hosting Stations of the Cross on Zoom at 9:00 am each Thursday during Lent on the same Zoom Link as we use for Masses. Although the prayers we will be using are especially appropriate for women, everyone is very welcome to participate. We look forward to seeing you there!

Zoom ID Meeting: 922 2054 7539 - Passcode: 123

 
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CAFOD LENT WALKING

CAFOD are running an appeal during Lent to walk 10,000 steps a day to raise money especially to provide water in countries where they do not have the basics of life.

Mike Usher-Clark is taking up the walking challenge for CAFOD through Lent. 10,000 steps a day for 40 days is 400,000 steps. He will actually try and get to half a million. You can donate via the "Just Giving" site which is dedicated to this appeal. The money at the end of the appeal goes direct to CAFOD. 

The website for the donations and where he will report his progress is
 
https://walk.cafod.org.uk/fundraising/cafod-walk-for-water764
 
Alternatively, donations can be handed into the Presbytery, or telephone the Presbytery and request that your donation is collected.
 
OUR PARISH LIFE FEBRUARY 2021
The February edition of the magazine is now available to view at corpuschristiweston.org/magazine. Or you can download it by pressing the button below. 
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CHILDREN'S LITURGY OF THE WORD
Thank you Helen
Today’s Gospel reading tells us all about the Baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist in the river Jordon.
Do you remember your own Baptism?
You may have been a baby so possibly not but ask your family if they have any photographs or mementoes such as your Baptismal candle, certificate or your baptismal garments or shawl.
With your family, Read Mark chapter 1 verses  9-13
Jesus’ baptism was very dramatic – what happened?
~ Jesus walked into the river Jordon with John and was baptised with the water.
As this was happening the Holy Spirit descended in the form of a dove.
What happened next?
~ God spoke saying “This is my beloved son in whom I am well pleased!”
Here God was confirming that Jesus was the chosen one – the Messiah and more than that – he is his son.
Although our own Baptisms may not have been so dramatic – there are lots of similarities:
  1. Our parents and Godparents present us for baptism – just as John did for Jesus
  2. We are cleansed with Holy water to represent purification
  3. We are anointed with the seal of the Holy Spirit by the special oil known as chrism.
  4. We become part of God’s family in the Catholic Church.
After his Baptism, Jesus began his ministry, teaching, healing and then ultimately giving his life for us so that we might have salvation.

Think this
week about how your own Baptism has brought you into the Catholic Faith as a child of God and what work God might have planned for you in your life.
Think about how you can show love and kindness to those around you this week just as Jesus did!

 
DON'T FORGET CAFOD!     
CAFOD is trying hard to assist underdeveloped countries fight coronavirus.
At the same time it has lost a lot of it's funding from parishes. Please Help! 
 
 
With our prayers,
Canon Tom Gunning (Parish Priest)
Father Wieslaw Garbacz
Deacon Stephen Munday 
Deacon Michael Roberts
Deacon Tom Moffatt






 
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