Sacred Heart & St Pius Xth, Clifton Diocese
Sacred Heart & St Pius Xth, Clifton Diocese

4th Sunday of Ordinary Time - Yr C

Mass:     9am Sacred Heart         10:30am St Pius Xth                             3rd February 2019

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St Pius Xth

St Pius Xth

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St. Agatha. Virgin & Martyr




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St. Paul Miki & Companions




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St Pius Xth

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Sacred Heart

St Pius Xth

Diocesan Prayer Link: We pray for Fr. John Brennan, Fr. Ian McCarthy and the parishioners of St. Catherine, Chipping Campden with Moreton-in-Marsh. Our Lady & St. Kenelm, Stow-on-the-Wold with Bourton-on-the-Water.  

O God of salvation, in your prophet, Jesus Christ,

you announce freedom and summon us to conversion.

  As we marvel at the grace and power of your word,

enlighten us to see the beauty of the gospel and

strengthen us to embrace its demands.

Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns

 with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. Amen.

PRAYERS PLEASE: † For our sick: Maria Barrett, Amelia Bill, Carol Blackmore, Phil Bray,

Maureen Cherpiek, Jamie Collins, Bethany Coombes, Carmel Cregg, Mary Daly, Damian Diampaglia, Enid Di Mambro, Bob Grant, Robert Hill, Jess Hitchcock, Joan Hogarth, Josie Howland, Kathleen Kelly, Julian Kinsey, Terry Lias, Luna Lisle, Kay Lyons, Tracey Matthews, Joan Murphy, Paddy McQuaid, Jerry Pangilinan, Mary Peacock, Breda Ross, John Ryalls, Meg Ryan, Elaine Spicer, Kate Sutor, Harriet Wallace, Sheila Willis.

†Rip: Rosina Hitchings, Teresa Doherty, Gerry Mangan, Bob Woodward.

†Anniversaries: Christopher Whelan, Mary Davies, Colin Lukins.


YEAR OF PRAYER: Good News proclaimed to the poor, the prisoner, the blind, the downcast, to everyone, is obviously not well received. The Good News is not just for the few but for all who are open to receive it... even the outsider, the foreigner and the stranger. In our prayer we are invited to be open to that same Good News which our second reading calls us to consider as love – God’s love given freely to us so that we might radiate that love to others in the way we live. We are appointed as ‘prophets’ and proclaimers of God’s love, not simply within the security of our own parish communities, but to our world through patience, forgiveness, compassion, gentleness, understanding, and kindness.

ST PIUS XTH PARISH AGM: and shared lunch. TODAY Sunday 3rd February following the 10:30am Mass. Come and hear about our financial position and what is happening in parish life.

FIRST COMMUNION PREPARATION: The focus is ‘Bread on Offer’ as the children look at the Mass: The Liturgy of the Eucharist. 10:15am – 11:15am Saturday 9th February at St Pius Xth.

READERS RENDEZVOUS: a reflection for all our readers from both parishes at Emmaus House     10:30 – 12:30 Saturday 16th February at Emmaus House, Sleep Lane, Whitchurch.

OPUS THEME FOR JANUARY/FEBRUARY: Racial Justice (Day of Prayer Sunday 17th February)

  • CHILDRENS ART COMPETITION: Young people of both parishes are invited to create some artwork showing what racial justice means to them. Age groups will be 5-7, 8-11, 12-16. Closing date EXTENDED TO Sunday February 10th. Displayed at St Pius Xth, all parishioners can vote on their favourite. Winners announced on Sunday 17th February.
  • MOVIE NIGHT: Of Gods And Men, 6.30pm Tuesday 12th February Alexander Room.
  • WALK OF SANCTUARY: Sponsorship money is now being collected.
  • EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT to be rearranged due to the snow!
  • TAIZE PRAYER: Focusing on Racial Justice 6pm – 6.30pm Sunday 17th February.

EVER THOUGHT ABOUT PRIESTHOOD: Perhaps you have wondered whether you might be called to the priesthood. Whether you are a young man or an older man, this could be the case. Why not come along and start a conversation about this and find out a bit more? Sunday 17th February, 12.30pm to 1.30pm in the Apostle Room of Clifton Cathedral, Clifton Park, BS8 3PX. The meeting is straight after the 11.15am Mass. More details at 

UNDERSTANDING & PRAYING THE LITURGY: New course seeks to enable us to enter more deeply into our understanding of the Mass both as an encounter with the Risen Christ and as prayer itself.  Next session Wednesday 27th February, we will be guided through the course by a number of excellent speakers, both from within and outside the diocese. Parish will pay for those interested. It’s not too late to book. We have 5 going so far. Contact Debbie. See

CARPENTERS FOOD & SUPPORT: 34 people given 307.475kgs, 714 meals! 295kgs donated.            Our shopping list this week: Shampoo, tinned fruit, veg and meat, dog/cat food. Thank you.

OPAS Support Administrator: An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Curial Finance Team!  The deadline for applications is Wednesday 13th February Please visit for a full job description and application form.


CONTACTLESS OFFERTORY: We now have a paypal reader for those who don’t tend to carry much cash on them. We shall be trialling it at St Pius Xth first. Please see Debbie if you would like to contribute in this way.

CATHOLIC SINGLES: is an organisation which helps single Catholics of all ages (over 18 years) meet other single Catholics, either one to one or through social events. For further information, visit or tel. 0161 941 3498

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