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

2nd Sunday in Lent, Year B

 28th February 2021

 

Sunday Mass 10:30am live streamed from St Pius Xth without a congregation 

Monday 1st

St. David. Bishop

 

 

Tuesday 2nd

Weekday of Lent

 

 

 Wednesday 3rd

Weekday of Lent

 

 

          Thursday 4th

Weekday of Lent

 

 

Friday 5th

Weekday of Lent

 

 

          Saturday 6th

Weekday of Lent

 

 

Sunday 7th

THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT

YEAR B

10.30am

Live-Stream only

We are delighted to bring the Redemptorist Publications articles from our printed weekly bulletin to you once more here on-line.

 

If you know someone who doesn't use the internet, please pass on a hardcopy of our latest bulletin here. 

Prayer Board

Please hold the following in your prayers

† For our Diocesan Family Prayer Link: This week please pray 

for Fr Pat Hogan, Fr Paul, Rt. Rev Abbot David Charlesworth and the parishioners of St Mary-on-the-Quay, Bristol and St James Priory, Bristol.

 

† For our sick:

Maria Barrett, Carol Blackmore, John Boyes, Andrew Brisbane, Jamie Collins, Bethany Coombes, Carmel Biggins-Cragg, Mary Daly, Marie Forrester,

Charlotte Hogan, Joan Hogarth, Terry Lisa, June Hurley, Malcolm Jones,

Julian Kinsey, Luna Lisle, Kay Lyons, Pat Marsh, Tracey Matthews, Paul Millar,

Alan Morris, Joan Murphy, Chris Nelmes, John Palmer, Doug Reed, Breda Ross, John Ralls, Meg Ryan, Harriet Wallace. Jo Kelley, The Phillips family (from Bedminster) .

May they know God's healing power.

 

†For those who have died recently: 

Sheila Heneghan.

 

†For those whose Anniversaries occur at this time: 

John Daly, Michael Harlock, Reginald Chorley, Linda Walsh, Michael Togher, Anthony Hawkes, John Dowling, Austin Wookey, Donald Moody. 

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

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†For those seeking to become Catholic:  If anyone wants to join us via zoom, get in touch with Debbie.

Proposed Closure of St Pius Xth School: We ask all parishioners to pray for right discernment for the children, their parents, staff, governors and volunteers through this painful process.

 

GOSPEL REFLECTION

 

Our Gospel for the Second Week of Lent is always the account of the transfiguration of Jesus. During this episode in the life of Jesus, he takes Peter, James and John to see something that they could never have dreamed of or imagined. The experience comes after Jesus has taken them up a mountain, a journey which most of us can appreciate may not have been easy. Walking up a mountain can be a struggle even for those of us who consider ourselves to be fit. The journey requires stamina, the willingness to persevere, even when we don’t know what the outcome might be. Jesus has a reason for taking the disciples on the journey – they go with him because they trust him, they might even have been intrigued. Jesus invites us on that journey too – both personally and communally. The outcome is a vision which gives us a way forward. The disciples are given a different perspective.  If we have the courage to trust the Lord and make the journey, we will encounter something new, something which offers us life, and we will be able to say with Peter, ‘It is good for us to be here’.

Through its daily reflections and thought-provoking articles, Lent Extra 2021 is your essential guide to Lent and beyond. Click here.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER

 

3pm Friday 5th March via Microsoft Teams. Email Debbie for the link.

 

BUILD ON A STRONG FOUNDATION

 

Women of the Republic of Vanuatu (located in the South Pacific Ocean) have prepared this year’s service. The black and white sandy beaches, coral reefs with coloured fishes, lovely birds, fruits and nuts in the forest, all make the islands a pristine environment but they are vulnerable to frequent tropical storms, earthquakes, cyclones, tsunamis and active volcanoes.

 

Women, men and children of all ages are called to ‘Build on a strong foundation’ and live in unity, love and peace in the context of ethnic and cultural diversity like Vanuatu and so many other places around the world. World Day of Prayer is an international, inter-church organisation which enables us to hear the thoughts of women from all parts of the world; their hopes, concerns and prayers.

 

Let us gather together from across Hartcliffe & Withywood, South Bristol and the Chew Valley at 3pm on Friday 5 March 2021 to celebrate the service prepared by the women of Vanuatu. Please share this with others you know who would like to join us.

 

The Day of Prayer is celebrated in over 170 countries. It begins in Samoa, and prayer in native languages travels throughout the world – through Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas before finishing in American Samoa some 39 hours later.

‘Dare to Dream’ – a Lenten Resource for the whole Diocese.

 
Bishop Declan invites each one of us to take time during this coming Lent to reflect on the life of our Diocese as we move forward out of the pandemic. Inspired by the writings of Pope Francis, ‘Dare to Dream’ encourages us to think about God’s invitation to each one of us to shape the future of the Church, particularly in this corner of the world. Each reflection is accompanied by a video which we encourage you to watch before engaging with the scripture offered. This resource can be used by individuals, by families or by already established on-line parish groups. As we move towards Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent, an introductory session will help to orientate us for the weeks ahead. Each session has a similar framework to follow. The reflections and videos will appear on the Diocesan Website under the banner – ‘Dare to Dream’.  Click here.

Lenten Focus

 

In light of the environmental crisis our world is facing, Pope Francis has called each of us to listen to the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor. This Lent, Fr Michael encourages us to join for a series of reflective evenings with inspiring speakers, prayer and discussion, using the film-based resource “Global Healing”. These engaging documentaries will inform and challenge people to respond to Pope Francis’ call to Care for Our Common Home. Suitable for all who are concerned about what is happening to our world and who want to take action

 

Hosted by the Global Catholic Climate Movement Laudato Si’ Animators in the UK

 

When: Thursdays from 18th February – 25th March, 7.30pm – 8.30pm.

 

Speakers:
On Thursday 18th February this series will be launched by Bishop John Arnold, Bishop of Salford Diocese and Bishop for the Environment.
On Thursday 25th February our speaker will be Jane Mellett from the Global Catholic Climate Movement.
On Thursday March 4th 2021 our speaker will be Dr. Emma Gardner (Head of Environment, Salford Diocese).

 

To register click here or email  jane@catholicclimatemovement.global

 

CAFOD LENT CHALLENGE

 

Do something different to fight poverty! Walk 10,000 steps every day throughout Lent in solidarity with people who must walk for hours and many miles to collect clean water for their families.

 

And/or join the Big Walk for Water on Saturday February 20th.  

 

To sign up and for the sponsorship form, go to Walk for Water | CAFOD

 

Join and/or donate to Deacon Mark and Olive Barnes as they step out every day of Lent whatever the weather.

 

Send in your photos to Debbie and they will get posted here.

BECOMING CATHOLIC

 

You may be totally new to the faith, be coming from another church or been baptised a Catholic but not confirmed or drifted away at some point due to a variety of reasons.... whatever your circumstances, we look forward to accompanying you on your journey as you enquire and learn about our faith. Contact Deacon Mark or Debbie.

Ask your MP to support an amendment to help stop forced abortion in Xinjiang, China

There is extensive evidence that many women in the Uyghur Muslim community in Xinjiang, China are being subjected to forced abortions. 

 

Lord Alton is currently championing an amendment to the Trade Bill which would give British courts a role in determining whether a country is committing genocide. This would help with putting international pressure on the Chinese Communist Party to stop the practice of forcing abortions on the Uyghur Muslim community along with the wider human rights abuses that evidence shows is being perpetuated against this community.

 

If you would like to email your MP asking them to support the amendment, you can do this easily using a tool which has been set up on the Genocide Response campaign website which can be accessed by visiting the link below:


https://genocideresponse.org/

 

from righttolife.org.uk

YEAR OF ST JOSEPH

 

With the Apostolic Letter “Patris corde” (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis recalls the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. To mark the occasion, the Holy Father has proclaimed a “Year of Saint Joseph” from 8 December 2020, to 8 December 2021. He describes Saint Joseph as a beloved father, a tender and loving father, an obedient father, an accepting father; a father who is creatively courageous, a working father, a father in the shadows. To see more go to www.cliftondiocese.com.

ST DAVID CENTRE

 

This has now been handed back to us. We wish Brave Bold Drama success in their new adventures.

 

For the moment it has reverted to be a Parish Hall available for hire. We have offered it as a potential vaccination site and are exploring other possibilities to keep it for community projects. Get in touch with Debbie if you have ideas.

79 people given food for 1659 meals 804 kg food distributed!

 

With shopping and donations of items we received 688Kg.

 

 

Week 3 and we have broken the numbers of last February. We couldn’t serve the local people without your fantastic support.

When donating items, please leave at the Centre reception desk between 10am and 12 noon on a Tuesday. Or we can shop for you if you would prefer to BACS  The Carpenters Food Store  a/c no:  45427160  Sort code: 30-94-83.

Your support has been truly incredible. THANK YOU.

 

We have a new email address:    carpenters@withywoodcentre.com
 

Tracey and The Team
Caring is Sharing

 

In 2020 we fed a total of 4238 people for one week!

(2019: 2715, 2018: 1875)

Orphans In The Wild

 

Support has been amazing and we look forward to the End of Year Report on the 2020 activities and the work carried out in Tanzania. 

 

If you would like to continue to support this project through our produce sales, especially jams, chutneys and eggs, to contact Sally, please message 07810 256687 or email sally.a.taylor@icloud.com

Saint Rose’s School in Stroud is seeking to raise £1.5 million to build Quentin House, a specially-adapted residential home-from-home for some of its children. Saint Rose’s is unique within our diocese for the help it gives children and young people with complex physical and other needs to fulfil their potential and achieve their ambitions. Quentin House, named after Sister Quentin, the former long-serving, dedicated and inspirational headteacher, will help Saint Rose’s continue its mission. For more information about this project and how to donate or fundraise please visit https://stroses.org.uk/quentin-house/ or contact the appeals office at the school (01453 763793 ext 225 or gail.mattocks@stroses.org.uk).

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