Mass: 9am Sacred Heart 10:30am St Pius Xth 23rd June 2019
O God, in this wonderful Sacrament
you have left us a memorial of your Passion,
grant us, we pray, so to revere the sacred mysteries
of your Body and Blood
that we may always experience in ourselves
the fruits of your redemption.
Who live and reign with God the Father
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
PRAYERS PLEASE: † For our sick: Mark Archer, Maria Barrett, Amelia Bill, Carol Blackmore,
John Boyes, Phil Bray, Jamie Collins, Bethany Coombes, Carmel Cregg, Mary Daly, Phil Flay, Damian Giampaglia, Tracey Griffin, Robert Hill, Jess Hitchcock, Joan Hogarth, Malcolm Jones, Julian Kinsey, Lisa Lampard, Terry Lias, Luna Lisle, Kay Lyons, Gary McQuaid, Paddy McQuaid, Tracey Matthews, Paul Millar, Joan Murphy, Mary Peacock, Breda Ross, John Ryalls, Meg Ryan, Elaine Spicer, Kate Sutor, Harriet Wallace.
†Rip: Hazle Stone (11am Monday 1st July at St Pius Xth),
Josie Howland (1pm Monday 8th July at St Pius Xth),
Jerry Pangilinan (10am Thursday 11th July at St Pius Xth), Eileen Summers.
†Anniversaries: Kathleen Walsh, Mavis Barnes, Kevin Philip, George Overs.
YEAR OF PRAYER: Today’s Gospel helps us to understand what it means to be a Eucharistic community and how we become the Body of Christ each week. As we gather we are welcomed just as Jesus welcomes the crowd. We listen to the Word of God in the readings and hear what Jesus has to say and he feeds us with his own Body and his own Blood. Through our receiving of Christ, we pray that we may be healed, ‘Lord, I am not worthy…. Now, as the Body of Christ on earth, we are commissioned to love and serve the Lord in the poor and in the vulnerable of our communities. Serving our communities is about sharing what we have and, importantly, who we are with others. It is about taking the Bread of Life (Jesus) and being him for others in the week to come. There is an African phrase ‘ubuntu’ which means no man is an island – that people only exist in relation with others and that everybody shares what, by the grace of God, they have. How we live and act with one another is a sign to others of Christ’s presence in the world. When we fail in our relationships with one another we fail to be the Body of Christ and that is a pity because more than ever the world needs to know Christ.
FIRST COMUNION: Congratulations on receiving our loving Lord in this special way TODAY: Belinda, Casey, Deon, Ellie, Esuru, Fabian, Keeley, Lily, Madison, Maisie, Noah, Odioka, Ruby. Well done on all the hard work you have put in preparing for this day. With grateful thanks to your superb catechists Jane, Joan and Fr Michael for guiding you to this day.
Please keep all these children and their families in your prayers.
MOVIE NIGHT: Showing the DVD on Blessed John Henry Newman 6.30pm Tuesday 25th June.
SACRED HEART FEAST: 12noon Mass on Friday 28th June followed by a barbecue.
EXTRA-ORDINARY MINISTERS MORNING: All our ministers are encouraged to come for this reflective training organised by South Bristol Deanery at Emmaus House, 10am-12.30 on Saturday 29th June. Please book this in your diaries for it is vital that you are there.
DIOCESAN DAY: LORD TEACH US TO PRAY: Bishop Declan invites you to our diocesan family celebration as we gather at St Brendan's Sixth Form College on Saturday 6th July. “We believe our workshops and keynote presentation will offer something of interest for all ages. It’ll be great to see you taking part in this day.” The day begins at 9.45am and concludes at 4.15pm with Mass. Please book through email@example.com by Friday 28 June as lunch will be provided for all participants.
CELEBRATING MARRIAGE: Join Bishop Declan at the cathedral in celebration of the gift that is marriage on Saturday 13th July at 12 noon. If you, or someone you know, is celebrating a significant anniversary this year, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sally’s Garden Party: on her small holding with the animal residents of Willow Cottage in Dundry. 10am – 2pm Saturday 20th July. Donations of items to sell gratefully received. Tickets: £1 per adult and 50p for children. A great family day out for the school holiday!
CARPENTERS FOOD & SUPPORT: 20 people given 181.510kgs, 420 meals! 276kgs donated.
Donations of tinned meat and noodles needed. Thank you for your generous support.
ST PIUS XTH FINANCE COMMITTEE: We would like to thank Jim Webster, who has stepped down after sterling service on the committee. This leaves an opening for someone new. If this is something you could offer, please contact Deacon Mark or Fr Michael.
VOLUNTEER TREASURER: South Bristol Foodbanks Network is a new venture to enable local foodbanks to work together in sourcing food and funding and to give a better profile of need in the area. If interested in supporting us in this way, please contact Debbie for more details.
READING COMPANIONS: St Pius Xth Primary School need some volunteers to read with their Reception and Year One pupils. If you could help please email the Head of School, Denise Fanin on email@example.com or ring 0117 3772165.
Find out how by contacting us at:
The Parish Office
c/o St Pius X Catholic Church
Bristol BS13 9AB
Open: Mon - Fri 09:30-14:30
Tel: 0117 9646922
Out of hours: 0772 9833 779
Or use our online contact form.