The Roman Catholic Parish of

Our Lady Queen of Apostles (Cheddar)

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Year C
2nd October 2022

"O that today you would listen to his voice!
harden not your hearts"

Mass Times & Confession

Day Time Place Notes
Memorial of St Therese of the Child Jesus
10.00am Cheddar  
6.00pm Wells Children's Mass
5.30pm Confession
9.00am Cheddar Mervyn, Frances, Liz & Tony Mott
11.00am Wells followed by a quick talk from The Catholic Mothers Organisation
10.00am Wells 9.40am Adoration
10.00am Cheddar 9.40am Rosary
Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary
10.00am Wells followed by a Novena
9.40am Adoration
10.00am Cheddar followed by a Novena
6.00pm Wells Vigil Mass followed by a Novena
5.30pm Confession


Fr Wally's funeral

Fr Wally's funeral was in Portsmouth Cathedral on Friday 30th September at 1.30pm. Please remember him in your prayers.

Anniversaries of Death

Mary Nurse 1990, Chris Tambling 2015, Patrick Meary 2010, John O'Neill 1993, Joyce Zettel 2005, Joie Trafford 2014, Mary Wood 2004, Angelina Cristofoli 2014, Maureen White 1998. Through the mercy of God, may they rest in peace. Please let the office know if you would like someone added to the anniversary remembrance.


Cake and produce sale

Sincere thanks to everyone that donated to and supported our cake and produce sale after the Cheddar Mass last Sunday. The contributions were fantastic and an incredible £168 was raised which will be donated to our church funds.


Catholic Mothers Somerset talk

Fr Alex Balnazella from Westminster Diocese will be giving a talk entitled 'Daughters of God' on this Thursday (6th October) at 8pm (with refreshments from 7:30pm), at St Michael's Church, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5BP. Please join us to meet other Catholic mothers and take some time for your own spiritual reflection. We can be found on Facebook, or you can join the mailing list by emailing:


CAFOD Family Fast Day

Will be this Friday (7th October). There is hunger, famine and a lack of clean water in a number of Countries whose peoples are in desperate need of help, our help. Climate change, coronavirus and conflict in Ukraine mean food prices are skyrocketing creating a global food crisis for many, many people - including here in the UK. Pope Francis asks us to recognise Christ himself in each one of our abandoned or excluded brothers and sisters. Your donations will mean CAFOD'S local experts can deliver vital emergency food and water, so we can reach out in love and help prevent the crisis from getting worse.


CTWA Barn Dance

On 29th October at the Connect Centre, Wells from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Further information will follow shortly & we offer a warm welcome to all Wells & Cheddar parishioners who would like to come along too.


Flame 2023

As youth ministry "rebuilds" after the pandemic we hope this is an exciting prospect - something to aim for, and give hope, as young people (and all of us) get used to socialising again. The theme of Flame 2023 - which is exactly 150 days before World Youth Day in Lisbon - takes the WYD Scripture ("Mary arose and went in haste") and crystallises it into the theme, "Rise Up!" Rise up after the pandemic, Rise up as young Catholics, Rise up - as Mary did - for the surprising and beautiful adventure that is our Catholic faith. Learn more about Flame 2023 at FLAME - CYMFed This year, Clifton Diocese has booked tickets and a coach for 50 people. If you're interested in booking a ticket through and travelling with the diocese, please send an email to


Diocesan Synod

Following on from the launch of our Diocesan Synod report 'Listening with the Heart', the Diocese are continuing the Journey with four area meetings during the Autumn which will help parishes to continue to walk together in the spirit of the Synod. You can book your place via Eventbright:-
Saturday 22nd October: St Nicholas of Tolentino, Eventbrite ticket
Saturday 19th November: St George, Taunton, Eventbrite ticket


First Holy Communion 2023

Will be on Sunday 4th June in Cheddar.


WYD 2023

World Youth Day will next take place in Lisbon in 2023. The Department for Adult Education and Evangelisation is organising an eight-day pilgrimage from 31st July to 8th August 2023 for young adults (18-35) in our diocese. The provisional plan is to spend six nights in Lisbon and two nights in Fatima. There will be formation sessions for the group before the pilgrimage to build community and support one another in our faith journey. If you are interested in learning more about the Clifton Diocese World Youth Day 2023 Pilgrimage, and will be at least 18 years old on 1st April 2023, please register your interest at World Youth Day 2023 | Clifton Diocese.



Catholiclisteners is a new confidential helpline launched this year during Holy Week. The service which is part of the Diocese of Westminster, has been set up for those who are returning to the faith as well as to support those who need someone to talk to. The helpline is all about listening to others, listening to those who might have become isolated due to the pandemic. This service is based on the Landings ethos of compassionate listening. Although not a counselling service, there is a professional team trained in signposting.


Do you believe in Catholic education?

The faith of so many Catholics was nurtured and developed by attending a Catholic school. Bishop Declan wishes to appoint new school governors to support the education of today's generation of pupils. Whether you enjoyed the benefit of attending a Catholic school or not, how would you like to support Catholic education by becoming a school governor? Governors come from all walks of life and backgrounds - so why not you? If you have enthusiasm and commitment, then you can help to positively influence the lives of children. Email Bill McEntee, Governance Officer, Clifton Diocese or call 07710 094976 for more information and for details of how to apply.



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