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Bishop Declan is inviting our diocesan community to come together ahead of the launch of the ‘Year of Communion’. There are two events to which the bishop extends an invitation to our parishes, schools and communities.

On Saturday 19 October we gather at St Brendan’s College, Brislington, (9.15am -2.30pm) with Fr. James Hanvey SJ, who will help us reflect upon A life lived in Communion. The day at St Brendan’s is set to prepare us for the coming Year of Communion (beginning the first Sunday of Advent) and introduce us to the resources that will be available to us from the end of November. All are welcome. It would be useful to have an idea of how many are coming, if you would like to come along please let the Adult Education office know by Monday 14 October at adult.education@cliftondiocese.com. Lunch will be provided.

On Friday 22 November at 7pm in our Cathedral, Bishop Declan invites our diocesan community to join him at a celebration of Evening Prayer during which he will present to each parish, community and school the resources for the Year of Communion starting Sunday 1 December. As we did with the Year of Mission & Year of Prayer, each community will be called forward to receive the year’s resources.