Homilies, Resources, Publications, Links
Celebration of Marriage Week
24th June to 2nd July 2022
The Celebration of Marriage Mass for all married people was held at the Cathedral on Saturday 2nd July. This was an opportunity for us all to celebrate the gift of marriage together, as a couple, a family and as part of the parish community.
The diocesan marriage week booklet gives plenty of ideas for couples, families and parishes.
This is a two-year synodal process that will culminate with a gathering of Bishops in Rome. It is an invitation to everyone to speak openly about the path the Church is taking in our changing time.
On Wednesday 22 June 2022, our diocese gathered at the cathedral for an Evening Liturgy with the Bishop and presentation of the Clifton Diocesan Synodal report. The liturgy focused on the themes that emerged from the responses that the Synod team received from all parishes.
The Bishop urged us to see the Synodal journey as a way forward for us all to grow within the Church:
“Our Parishes and Communities should be places where Christ is celebrated, shared, proclaimed and lived, where everyone is welcomed and valued and all have a sense of responsibility for the life of the community and the world.”
Working document for the continental stage of the synod. ( October 2022 )
Frequently asked questions on the working document. ( October 2022 )
The diocesan synodal response.
English Martyrs synodal response.
The Bishops of England and Wales have asked that from Pentecost, Sunday 2nd June, all Catholics ( if not excused for reasons of health, travel or having to care for a sick person ) should return to Sunday Mass. Holydays of Obligation will also return from that date.
Spring Plenary. Resolution on Returning to Mass on Sunday. ( May 2022 )
Archbishops’ Letter on Resumption of Public Worship. ( 24th June 2020 )
Letter from the Archbishops of England and Wales A People who Hope in Christ. ( 29th April 2020 )
Prayers at home for when Mass cannot be celebrated publically. ( March 2020 )
Prayers in times of flu or viruses from the Liturgy Department of the Bishops Conference. ( March 2020 )
Information about the diocesan safeguarding policies.
Clifton Diocese Safeguarding Newsletter on Mental Health. ( May 2020 )
Safeguarding Clifton Diocese Newsletter. ( 23rd April 2020 )
Domestic Violence Helpline and Catholic Church Safeguarding Advice. ( April 2020 )
Minutes from parish meetings.
EM. Property and Social. ( 18th April 2023 )
EM. Property and Social. ( 17th January 2023 )
Joint PPC Meeting. ( 11th January 2023 )
Joint PPC Meeting. ( 7th November 2022 )
Joint PPC Meeting. ( 8th September 2022 )
Joint PPC Meeting. ( 11th July 2022 )
Joint PPC Meeting. ( 9th May 2022 )
Links to Other Resources
[ Clifton Diocese ]
[ Prinknash Abbey ] Prinknash Abbey is home to a Benedictine Community in the neighbouring village of Cranham.
[ Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales ]
[ The Vatican ]
[ CAFOD ] The Catholic international development charity in England and Wales
[ Missio ] Missio is the Pope’s charity for world mission.
[ Disasters Emergency Committee ] A collection of aid charities to raise funds quickly and efficiently at times of emergency and crises overseas.
[ Universalis ] An online resource for the catholic liturgy. Download the app to your mobile device to access the readings, prayers and the daily liturgy.
[ Together in Matson ] A community project to raise the social welfare of people of Matson.
[ Friends of St Augustine’s Parish ] Facebook group.
[ Joint Parish Mission 2018 ] Facebook page.