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

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Yr C

Mass:     9am Sacred Heart         10:30am St Pius Xth                             13th October 2019

Monday 14th

Weekday in Ordinary Time



Morning Prayer


St Pius Xth

    Tuesday 15th

St. Teresa of Avila. Virgin



Emmaus House

 Wednesday 16th

Weekday in Ordinary Time




     Thursday 17th

St. Ignatius of Antioch. Bishop & Martyr




          Friday 18th

St. Luke. Evangelist



Morning Prayer


St Pius Xth

Saturday 19th   

Weekday in Ordinary Time




        Sunday 20th






Sacred Heart

    St Pius Xth

Diocesan Prayer Link: We pray for All Hospital & Prison Chaplaincies in the Diocese. 

O God, our life, our health, our salvation,

look with mercy on your people.

Stir up in us a saving faith, that believing, we may be healed

and being healed, we may worthily give you thanks.

We ask 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, John Boyes,

Phil Bray, Bridget Brimble, Jamie Collins, Bethany Coombes, Carmel Cregg, Mary Daly,

Joan Hogarth, Terry Lias, June Hurley, Julian Kinsey, Luna Lisle, Kay Lyons, Gary McQuaid, Kathleen Marsh, Tracey Matthews, Paul Millar, Fr Desmond Millet, Joan Murphy,

Mary Peacock, Breda Ross, John Ryalls, Meg Ryan, Elaine Spicer, Kate Sutor, Harriet Wallace.

†Rip: Bernie Woods, Paddy McQuaid.                                                                   

†Anniversaries: Jim Lunt, Kevin Davis, John Grove, Dinah Walsh, Kathleen Hughes, Michael Coyne, Stanley Thompson, Julia Tylor, Mark Garland.


YEAR OF PRAYER: There is a well-known slogan which encourages us to cultivate ‘an attitude of gratitude’. Positive, healthy relationships grow when we have the capacity to express our gratitude and not simply take things for granted. Numerous books have been written on the benefits to us of having the attitude of expressing our appreciation or thanks. Each Sunday when we come to Mass we come to give thanks to God. Eucharist means ‘thanksgiving’, essentially giving gratitude. In our gospel today, Jesus heals ten lepers but only one of them, the Samaritan, an outsider, comes back to say thank you. Jesus appreciates this and sends him on his way. in the knowledge that his faith, expressed in his gratitude has saved him. This is the power and importance of expressing our thanks or appreciation. Gratitude is an expression which comes from a place in the heart that recognises the kindness of another and acknowledges it, not out of some sense of duty or expectation, but because it is an authentic expression of our thoughts and feelings. Is there someone in our own life or community who deserves our gratitude? Perhaps this week we can make a point of saying thank you to them.

WEEK OF PRAYER FOR PRISONERS & THEIR FAMIIES: Providing an opportunity to reflect on how we as a community can make a difference to all those whose lives are entwined with the criminal justice system. We also pray for the ministry of our priests who visit the prisons including our own Fr Michael. Second collection today is for PACT who support the families.

CAFOD FAST DAY: It is never too late to return your envelopes if you haven’t already done so.

PREPARING FOR BAPTISM: Our sessions ‘With You Always’ will run after the 10:30 Mass at      St Pius Xth on Sundays 13th and 27th October. Parents, siblings, grandparents and godparents all are welcome. Please contact Debbie.

CATHOLIC EDUCATION OPEN EVENTS: See school boards for more details.

St Bernadette’s: 9.15aqm- 10:45am Wednesday 16th October.

St Brendan’s: 5pm- 8pm Thursday 17th October and Wednesday 20th November.

CONFIRMATION PREPARATION: Preparations are really warming up now!

Reconciliation Service for Candidates: 7.30pm Friday 25th October at St Bernadettes.

Rehearsal for Confirmation 10am Saturday 26th October, St Gerard Majella, Knowle

Confirmation Mass 7.30pm Wednesday 30th October, St Gerard Majella, Knowle.

LIFE LIVED IN COMMUNION: On Saturday 19th October we gather at St Brendan’s College at 9.15am with Fr James Hanvey SJ, who will help us prepare for the coming diocesan Year of Communion. All are welcome. If you would like to come along, please let Adrian know by Monday 14th October at Lunch provided.

SACRED HEART PARISH LUNCH: Annual Shared Lunch at Ubley Village Hall from 12:30 onwards Sunday 20th October. If you can help set up from 11:30 am, please speak to Fiona or Julie.

EDUCATION MASS: A celebration of all the staff, governors and pupils in our catholic schools and colleges with Bishop Declan at the Cathedral 7pm Tuesday 22nd October.

CARPENTERS FOOD & SUPPORT: 61 people given 502.735kgs, 1281 meals! 824kg donated

We are completely out of toilet roll, tinned corned beef, ham, minced beef. Please consider acting as a collection point at work or social group. Also if you are involved with any Harvest Festivals, put our name forward as somewhere that would gratefully receive donations. If you want someone to come and give a talk, get in touch with Debbie.

PLANTS, POTS & GREEN FINGERS APPEAL: as the Church celebrates the Care of Creation we are appealing for looking to plant and tend a space of prayer, peace and beauty to the rear of St Pius Xth Church. Do we feel this is the kind of project we would like to see happen? Please feedback to one of the Pastoral Team

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