Weekday Masses are live-streamed
Tuesday - Thursday 9:30am
Friday: Broadcast @10:30am
There is no Mass on Saturday
Sunday Mass will be broadcast @ 10:30am
on our YouTube channel and Facebook page
Rosary @ 12 noon(Mon.-Thurs. & Sat.)
Stations of The Cross @ 12 noon (Friday)
(use the Rosary button)
Evening Prayer @ 5:30pm (Daily)
Kids Church @ any time (pre-recorded)
Weekday Public Masses - No booking required
(Please arrive at least ten minutes before Mass starts so that your details can be recorded for the purposes of track and trace.)
Wednesday: St. Bernadette's @ 9:30am
Friday: St. John Bosco's @ 9:30am
Admittance will be on a strictly first come basis.
Circle of Prayer
Public Mass - Booking Enquiry
Saturday (Vigil): St. John Bosco's @ 4:30pm
Sunday: St. Bernadette's @ 10:30am
You can apply to attend either Mass by completing the online request form by clicking here, or by calling the following number 07564 927 634. Booking enquiries can be submitted from 8am Monday until Thursday at 5:00pm. You will be contacted by 1:00pm, Friday, and informed of the outcome of your enquiry.
Gospel and Homily
First Sunday of Advent (B)
Mark 13: 33-37
Most of us don’t like waiting.
The kind of classic expression of this is that we don’t like to sit in traffic jams, or queue, or wait for test results. That can be painful and stressful. We are all collectively waiting for the vaccine for COVID and that is really frustrating!
Personally, I can’t wait for retirement! I’m looking forward to that for sure.
As Christians we are called to wait – to wait for the Second Coming of Christ. Some of you are already waiting for this homily to end. Hopefully it will end before Jesus returns.
We are starting to prepare for our next online Alpha starting in January 2021.
Why not take a moment to visit our Alpha information page and watch a few of our Alpha graduate testimonial videos?
"One of the great things about Life Groups is that we all have something to share."
Currently we have Life Groups on
Monday @ 7:00pm
Wednesday @ 7:00pm
Thursday @ 2:00pm
Friday @ 7:30pm
Would you rather form your own Life Group? Visit our Life Group page.
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When you click on the button above you will be taken to the FORMED.ORG website. Enter PA8 6AB, and select St. John Bosco's to start your registration.
We are encouraging you to watch the series called “The Search”. We are moving into week two, but don’t worry you can watch the first session whenever you want. What is the search? Well FORMED say this:
“The Search leads people to the deepest questions of the human heart, exploring the meaning and purpose of life with a visually stunning and intellectually stimulating approach. As an evangelization series hosted by Chris Stefanick, The Search guides viewers through a crescendo of seven episodes examining life and death, sorrow and happiness, and science and faith. Astrophysicists, psychologists, astronauts, neuroscientists, professors, athletes, artists, and the beauty of the cosmos all point to one big conclusion: Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church. Each episode averages 30 minutes in length.”
Don’t do The Search alone!
The Search is most powerfully experienced when discussed with others. We would therefore like to invite you to join one of our LIFE Groups. These groups are made up of various people who
just come together on-line, to discuss what they have experienced. LIFE Groups happen at all sorts of times during the week, so you are bound to find a group that suits your diary.Or perhaps you already have a group that you could meet with, maybe a group of friends, neighbours or work colleagues. Why don’t you register your group with us and we will make sure that you get all the materials that you need for a discussion? Just visit our LIFE GROUPS page to register as an individual or a group. You can do so by clicking here.The Search and LIFE GROUPS, might just be the thing that you are looking for in life just now!