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Holy Mass on U of Bath Campus.
Next Holy Mass on U of Bath Campus on Sunday 19th November at 12.30pm. All students, friends and staff are welcome to join us for the celebration... whether you are Catholic, or another tradition, of no faith at all, you will be very welcome.
A Year of Mission - From our Bishop
On Wednesday 29th November at Clifton Cathedral, there will be a celebration of Evening Prayer, launching our Diocese into a Year of Mission. The Bishop will present each parish and University Chaplaincy with the resource giving, amongst other things, practical ways to enable us to be a Church of Mission. If any students would like to come to this then please let Father Bill OSM know and he will arrange transport etc. To read more about this Year of Mission, please click on the image above.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Thursdays
On Thursdays at 6pm in the ECC in term time with Father Bill OSM. and also as announced in the newsletter. Drop in for a few moments when you can. This is a quiet time of prayer and praise before the Blessed Sacrament – It is very peaceful and beautiful and usually lasts for half an hour. Join us for the whole time or even for just a few minutes. This ususally precedes the Cathsoc Evening meetings on Thursdays.
Every Thursday in Term Time in the SU Foyer of Bath Spa University
Every Thursday meet Father Bill OSM and the other Bath Spa University Chaplains of other denominations for home-made soup, bread and cheese for only £1.50.
All profits go to Water Aid.
Last year students and staff helped to raise over £1700!
Becoming a Catholic
If you know someone, a friend on campus or someone on your course maybe who would like to find out more about the Catholic Faith, first pray about it, then start talking to them about joining the new series of RCIA gatherings which happen every First Friday of the month at 7pm in the Apostles’ Room at Ss Peter & Paul Church, Combe Down, (Father Bill’s parish church) If you would like to come along to these friendly sessions either as an enquirer or a helper or as a ‘rusty’ Catholic then just turn up (lifts can be arranged). Our next session is on Friday 1st december at 7pm. All very welcome… See Father Bill OSM the Catholic Chaplain or email him on firstname.lastname@example.org Lifts to the church are available.
Don't forget your ceilidh tickets!
Lectio Divina Mondays in the ECC at 6.15pm
Every Monday in term time at 6.15pm in the ECC on Campus Open to all.
Lectio Divina is the prayerful way to read the Scriptures and a way of encountering Christ through a specific way of reading the Bible.
“There is one particular way of listening to what the Lord wishes to tell us in his word and of letting ourselves be transformed by the Spirit. It is what we call Lectio Divina. It consists of reading God’s word in a moment of prayer and allowing it to enlighten and renew us.”. (Pope Francis in Joy of the Gospel / Evangelii Gaudium 152
First Friday all day Adoration on Friday 1st December
The beautiful and powerful devotion of First Friday Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at Ss Peter & Paul where Father Bill OSM is the Parish Priest, continues on Friday 1st December following on from Holy Mass at 9.30am until Solemn Benediction at 4pm. Please join us at any time during the day for this beautiful devotion of prayer and reflection.
Remember - If you are too busy to pray, then you are too busy!!!
Opening Mass of the Academic year - Great to see you all!
This Sunday 15th October 6.30pm : we celebrated ‘Bath Catholic University Chaplaincy Opening Holy Mass of the Academic Year’ in St John the Evangelist in the City Centre with the Rainbow Steel Band.
We were privileged to welcome the Prior-Provincial of the Servite Province of the Isles, O.S.M, Father Paul OSM. Thanks to all who helped in any way, served, read or helped eat the food!!