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Opening Mass of the Academic year Sunday 14th October
Thanks be to God for a happy and holy evening at the Opening Mass of the Academic year. We welcomed the Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain, His Excellency Archbishop Joseph Adams, swell as many honoured guests and friends and students and staff from the Universities in Bath. Thanks to those who came,thise who took part or helped in any way. More photo to follow....
Holy Mass on U of Bath Campus
Next Holy Mass on University of Bath Campus in the Ecumenical Chaplaincy Centre will be on Sunday 21st October at 12.30pm. All are welcome. There will be hotdogs and cake to follow...
A Year of Mission - From our Bishop
On Wednesday 29th November at Clifton Cathedral, we celebrated Evening Prayer, launching our Diocese of Clifton into a Year of Mission.
The Bishop presented students representing Bath Catholic University Chaplaincy with the resource giving, amongst other things, practical ways to enable us to be a Church of Mission. To read more about this Year of Mission, please click on the image above.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Thursdays
On Thursdays at 6.30pm for half an hour 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 usually 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!
First Friday all day Adoration on Friday 2nd November
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 2nd November following on from Holy Mass at 9.30am until Solemn Benediction at 7pm. 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!!!
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 usually happen every First Friday of the month at 8pm 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 to be announced. All very welcome… See Father Bill OSM the Catholic Chaplain or email him on firstname.lastname@example.org
Lifts to the church are available.
Summer Reception 2018 - Looking fabulous!!
Retreat coming up - sign up now for limited places
On the weekend 26-28 October Bath Catholic University Chaplaincy is organising the annual Retreat in Nympsfield. There will be faith related activities, games and good food. The full price (including + transport of £10) is £35 for CathSoc members and £45 for non-members. Places are limited, so please book early to secure your place by paying a £20 deposit (or the full price) to Albin who is our CathSoc treasurer Ask to Father Bill M., O.S.M. (email@example.com) or anyone in the CathSoc committee if you'd like to know more about the retreat, also, see the attached poster. Don’t let money prevent you from taking part. Have a word privately with Father Bill M., O.S.M.
Congratulations to Joel our new Catholic!
Congratulations to Joel, who was received into full Communion into the Catholic Church on the Feast of Pentecost during Holy Mass in the Ecumenical Chaplaincy Centre on University of Bath Campus. He was also Confirmed with other young people by Bishop Declan.
Confessions for Easter and beyond
It is an Easter Duty to go to Confession during Lent or at least before the end of the Easter season or by Trinity Sunday. Even if it has been quite a few months or many many years since your last Confession, don't let that put you off from receiving forgiveness from our Lord - The priest will help you and Our Lord will do the rest, so don't panic!!
Father Bill is always available for the Sacrament of Confession after Holy Mass or the many times he is on Campus. Just ask him afterwards or email.
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
Alfresco Ascension Thursday