Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: During one of the apparitions at Lourdes our Blessed Lady asked Bernadette to tell the priests that she wanted people to come in procession. And so it was that pilgrimages started. If you haven’t been to Lourdes why not accept our Blessed Lady’s invitation and go with the Diocesan Pilgrimage led by our bishop which takes place each year towards the end of August? This year it will be from Friday 21st until Friday 28th August. A coach will leave our cathedral on the afternoon of Thursday 20th August and travel overnight to Lourdes. As the pilgrimage events do not commence until Saturday there will be time for the pilgrims to recover from the journey. Travel by plane and train can also be arranged. Further details and booking forms are in the sacristy. Why not join those who have already booked from St Mary’s?
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Next Sunday is ‘Sea Sunday’, when the Church prays for all those who live and work at sea. There will be a second collection for the Apostleship of the Sea, the official maritime welfare agency of the Catholic Church in Great Britain. It provides practical and spiritual support to seafarers visiting our ports. This annual collection is absolutely vital to enable it to continue its work, so please give generously and remember seafarers in your prayers. For more information about the work of the Apostleship of the Sea, please click here.
This was not my first taste of Paris; nevertheless this short visit amongst very good friends from the YAPG left me appreciating the beautifulness of the city all the more.
Clevedon is a beautiful seaside town in Somerset. Some of us from the Young Adult Prayer Group had an amazing day out. We went to the Clevedon Pier, Clevedon Sea front, and did a hillside walk (Poets Walk) with wonderful sea views. Also, we had the chance "to visit Bill Flint's eternal home".