Weekly Bulletin

Sacrament of Reconciliation: Axminster – Sunday 8.30-8.45am, Seaton – Saturday 5-5.15pm or by arrangement.

Lyme Regis – IMPORTANT NOTICE: A section of guttering has fallen from the Bell Tower and there is the potential danger of further sections falling.  The Diocesan Health & Safety Officer has advised that neither the front door to the Presbytery nor the back door into the Sacristy are to be used until further notice.  All access is to be through the main entrance to the Church

St Mary’s Coffee Rota: We need two more volunteers for our coffee rota. This would require you to arrive ten minutes early to turn on the urn and get the cups etc out, pour hot drinks and wash up afterwards approximately once every six weeks. If you are able to help, please contact Jeny Butler on 01297 631435

Lyme Regis Fete: Thursday 9th August – ONLY THREE WEEKS TO GO! If you have any books or BOGOF (buy one get one free) Please put donations in the box at the back of the church. Now is the time to start making jam! For more information, or to have goods collected, please contact Sister Margaret 01297 444825. Raffle tickets now available at the back of each church!

Bishop Mark’s Share the Journey video: Watch a powerful video from Bishop Mark O’Toole encouraging the Catholic community & all people of goodwill to take part in Pope Francis’ Share the Journey campaign, calling on governments to protect the human dignity of people on the move, refugees and migrants who are forced to leave their homes due to war, persecution, natural disasters and poverty: https://cafodplymouth.wordpress.com/. Find out more about the campaign and pick up tools to organise your Share the Journey Walk: https://cafod.org.uk/Campaign/Share-the-Journey

Discipleship Group: 10am – 12pm, Thursday 26th July – The next meeting of the Parish Discipleship Group will take place after 10am Mass in Lyme on Thursday 26th July. We hope as many people as possible will be able to come to this meeting as we would like your views on the way forward with this group. If you are unable to come, please RSVP by email (jeny7butler@googlemail.com) with any comments you might wish to put forward. A key part of the meeting is a 10-minute Exposition after Mass. Through prayer and growing with each other in faith we may be inspired to reach out together in the three Parishes

Resources for Catechists with Bishop Mark O’Toole: 2.30pm – 4.30pm, Saturday 28th July, Southgate Retreat Centre, Buckfast Abbey – Free entry – An afternoon for catechists and for anyone interested in passing on the faith, especially those involved in sacramental preparation for reconciliation, eucharist for children and parents, RCIA and children’s liturgy.  Some of the best resources available will be presented by expert practitioners from around the country

Bell Ringing Festival: 10am – 4pm, Saturday 11th August, Buckfast Abbey – Teams will ring throughout the day, this includes the first ever joint ringing between the towers of Holy Trinity Church and Buckfast Abbey at 2pm. ‘Mini ring’ bell demonstrations, hand bells and educational craft activities

Festival of Sacred Art: Thursday 30th August – Sunday 7th September, Buckfast Abbey – a five-day course on creating icons, materials provided, led by Father Alex, Superior of Monasterio de la Encarnation, who is a master iconographer

The Millennium Mysteries – creation, fall, restoration: Monday 3rd – Saturday 8th September, Buckfast Abbey – A new play commissioned by Buckfast Abbey and Performed by The Unleashed Theatre Company. £10 per ticket. Please see https://www.buckfast.org.uk/product/tickets/the-millennium-mysteries-creation-fall-restoration for more information

BBC Antiques Road Show: 9.30am – 4.30pm, Thursday 13th September, Buckfast Abbey – BBC Antiques Road Show will be filming at Buckfast Abbey

South West Celebrate Weekend: 13th & 14th October, Notre Dame School, Looseleigh Lane, Plymouth, PL6 5HN – A joyful and faith-filled event for the young and old with separate streams for children & young people. The main speakers are Maria Heath, Fr. Oscar Ardila and Charles Whitehead. Lively worship, drama, a variety of workshops and family Mass. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament & Reconciliation available. Prior booking essential! Online booking now open – www.celebrateconference.org. For more information please contact Rebecca on 01395 489902 or Susanne on 01803 606256, or email southwest@celebrateconference.org

Lym Zim: Winner 15/7 was P McCulloch

Axminster Office Hours: Monday 9am – 1pm, Tuesday 9am – 1pm, Wednesday 9am – 2.30pm, Thursday 9am – 2.30pm & Friday 9am – 1pm

A thought for the week from Pope Francis:

“Hope is the most humble of the three theological virtues, for it hides itself in this life.”

‘Pope Francis’ Little Book of Wisdom, The Essential Teachings’ by Andrea Kirk Assaf, Harper Collins Publishers, 2015