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

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

Sunday Mass 9am & 10.30am at St Pius Xth                                                                   9th August 2020

Monday 10th

St. Lawrence. Deacon & Martyr



Tuesday 11th 

St. Clare. Virgin



 Wednesday 12th

Weekday of Ordinary Time

7pm Mass

St Pius Xth

            Thursday 13th

Weekday of Ordinary Time



Friday 14th

St. Maximilian Kolbe. Priest & Martyr



          Saturday 15th

Weekday of Ordinary Time



Sunday 16th


9am & 10:30am Mass

St Pius Xth

Prayer Board

Please hold the following in your prayers

† For our Diocesan Family Prayer Link: This week please pray for Fr William Watson. Deacon Bogdan Wasylkiw and the parishioners of St Joseph, Stonehouse and Annunciation, Woodchester.


† For our sick: Maria Barrett, Carol Blackmore, John Boyes, Andrew Brisbane, Jamie Collins, Bethany Coombes, Carmel Biggins-Cragg, Mary Daly, Joan Hogarth, Terry Lisa, June Hurley, Julian Kinsey, Luna Lisle, Kay Lyons, Gary McQuaid, Tracey Matthews, Paul Millar, Joan Murphy, Chris Nelmes, John Palmer, Breda Ross, John Ralls, Meg Ryan, Kate Sutor, Julia-Maria Sweeney, Harriet Wallace.


†For those who have died recently: Gerry Moran, Mary Peacock, Miles Dunne, Michael White and

†For those whose Anniversaries occur at this time: Douglas Bill, Ruby Gavan, Ron Bray, St. Theresa Harfitt, Renee Williams, George Dury, James Goulding.

May they Rest in Peace and rise again in Glory with Our Lord.

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Weekly reflection on the Sunday Gospel


We are living in turbulent times, such that it can feel as if a storm is truly raging around us. The pandemic has thrown many of us into turmoil and at times it has been very frightening. It has not always been easy to stay calm, to trust that the storm will pass. In such times it is important that we get away to a quiet place where we can set aside our fears and worries and allow ourselves to rest in the consoling presence of God. The disciples were seasoned fishermen, so their apparent lack of preparedness is surprising but once the storm was raging it was out of their control. Covid-19 is something that we have not been able to control. It has revealed our fragility and vulnerability as human beings. Here we are, all in the same boat, tossed and thrown about. In our Gospel, Jesus does eventually rebuke the storm and the calm waters return. When he asks the disciples, ‘Where is your faith?’ he is asking us the same question. If we have faith, we know that God will not abandon us, that above the seemingly never-ending dark clouds, the sky is blue. This storm will pass. Let us continue to put our faith in God and learn from Him what he is trying to teach us.

We Need Your Help

To sustain the cleaning routine required under the current national crisis we need your help. We also need help with stewarding at the Masses. Please contact Debbie asap if you can.

BEIRUT Emergency Appeal: Thousands of families have slept in shattered homes after the explosions in Beirut, while also facing the deadly threat of coronavirus. CAFOD has posted a news story with a suggested prayer and a way for people to donate. We are all praying for everyone caught up in this tragedy.


Families without enough to eat and without access to clean water, possibly living with HIV or other underlying health conditions are vulnerable to coronavirus. The long-term effects will be devastating. In many countries, a strict lockdown means that many people will suffer a huge loss in income, pushing people further into poverty and putting millions at risk of hunger and malnutrition.  CAFOD’s mission has always been to work for a world where every woman, man and child can not only survive, but live independently, with dignity and hope. In the wake of this unprecedented crisis, we must stand together and help communities to rebuild their lives. Please donate here.

71 people given food for 1491 meals 791kg food distributed!!


With shopping and donations of items we received 1575Kg.


Items can be dropped direct to the Withywood Centre on Queens Road 10 am to 2pm on Tuesdays only. Or we can shop for you if you would prefer to BACS  a/c: The Carpenters Food Store      a/c no:  45427160    Sort code:  30-94-83.  We truly value any donations, items or monies. THANK YOU.

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Find out how by contacting us at:


The Parish Office

c/o St Pius X Catholic Church
Gatehouse Avenue
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.

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