We are moving to one Sunday Mass in preparation for when Fr Michael moves on to pastures new after Christmas and Fr Matt Anscombe becomes our Parish Priest for all four parishes making up the new South Bristol Mission Area,.
By doing so, we hope to ensure that a Sunday Mass can be offered weekly in St Pius Xth, St Bernadette’s and St Dunstan’s. Sacred Heart will open as soon as possible for a Friday morning Mass.
A collective endeavour so all continue to feel safe to gather to worship
We are delighted that over the next few weeks, you will see some changes such as the readers proclaiming from the main lectern and communal singing returning.
Though we all want to return fully to 'normal' as soon as possible, we have a duty of care to all our parishioners and particularly to the most vulnerable who wish to come to the Church. We are asking you to still look after and to be kind and respectful to the people around you, who may not share your views.
NO NEED TO BOOK FOR THE MASSES AFTER THIS SUNDAY.
COME ALONG AND THE STEWARDS WILL GUIDE YOU TO YOUR SEATS.
Please remember that:
For our part, we will maintain good ventilation, our rigorous cleaning schedule and stewards will remain on duty.
And if you are still unable to join us in person, do watch from home and be assured that we miss you and are praying for you.
Fr Michael and St Pius Xth Pastoral Team
Each and every one of us is invited to serve in helping our parishes to fulfil their joint mission of being “a loving, embracing and thriving community with Christ at the heart of our lives, finding God through reflection, prayer and worship, and witnessing to the Good News of Jesus Christ through our words, actions and service to others”.
Called to be a People of Hope
Clifton Diocesan Pastoral Guidelines
Deacon Mark gives us an update on possibilities following Fr Michael's re-directing of his ministry next February 2022 and the exciting opportunities for all of us to be more active in our faith and local communities.
Please be patient and considerate of others by observing a 2 metre distance between household groups at all times so that everyone can feel at ease.
We don't want anyone to stop coming because someone else made them feel unsafe.
To speak to Fr Michael or Deacon Mark
Please contact them by phone if at all possible. Otherwise, please alert one of the stewards and Fr Michael or Deacon Mark will come and see you in the church.
Please note that for the safety of your clergy, the Sacristy is restricted for their use only.
If you are still able to give to the parish at this time, this would be much appreciated.
Standing Orders are the easiest way to pay a regular amount. Download the form here. Just fill in and return to the parish office.
Otherwise using the paypal buttons below may be the easiest way to continue to donate at this time.
Thank you for your generosity
St Pius Xth
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This is a great way for us all to stay connected as a community of faith caring for each other.
Once you accept the invitation and set up your account, you can also use the App to book which Mass you want to attend.
We are also sending out regular emails with the latest news and events