St. John the Evangelist

Roman Catholic Parish in Bridgnorth, Shropshire

Also serving the community of Much Wenlock

Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time in Year C

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Dear Parishioners
Mourning the death of someone close to us is a genuine part of our human experience. Best to face the sadness and not try to avoid it.
Walking with Grief
A Celtic Prayer - Author Unknown
Do not hurry as you walk with grief
It does not help the journey

Walk slowly, pausing often
Do not hurry as you walk with grief
Be not disturbed by memories
that come unbidden

Swiftly forgive and let
Unspoken words, unfinished conversations
be resolved in your memories

Be not disturbed
Be gentle with the one who walks with grief

If it is you, be gentle with yourself
Swiftly forgive, walk slowly,
Pause often,

Take time
Be gentle as you walk with grief.
Godric OSB

Lourdes Pilgrimage 2019 - Rosary Beads

This summer young people from our parish will join with over 450 young people from the Archdiocese to go to Lourdes on pilgrimage to serve the assisted pilgrims. They will also spend time responding to Mary's call to pray the rosary. The young people are asking for Rosaries to be donated so that they can use them in prayer in Lourdes. If you would like to donate a rosary please do so in the box at the back of church with your name and if you wish an intention for the young people to pray. The rosaries will be collected on Sunday 7th July so please donate any before that date.

Holy Land Pilgrimage 21-28 November 2019

I now have details of a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. 5 nights in Bethlehem; 2 nights in Tiberias; Half Board, 4* hotels; return flights Manchester-Tel Aviv, Full pilgrimage programme. Cost £990. Extra: Single room £225; Tips £50; Travel insurance £55 no age limit; travel to Manchester airport. For further details contact St Anne's parish office or sign the form at the back of both churches.

Live Simply - Grow a Garden

The Scouts have begun to turn a plot of derelict land at the side of the Parish Centre into a garden. The plot is all enclosed - a walled garden that can be seen from the windows of the lounge - and full of sun. Click here for further information.

St. John the Evangelist
13 Northgate
BRIDGNORTH
WV16 4ER
Telephone: 01746 762348
email: iaingriffith@hotmail.com