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

25th Sunday of Ordinary Time Year A

Sunday Mass 9am & 10.30am at St Pius Xth                                          20th September 2020

Monday 21st

St. Matthew. Apostle



Tuesday 22nd 

Weekday of Ordinary Time



 Wednesday 23rd

St. Pius of Pietrelcina. Priest



            Thursday 24th

Our Lady of Walsingham



Friday 25th

Weekday of Ordinary Time



          Saturday 26th

Weekday of Ordinary Time



Sunday 27th



9am & 10:30am Mass

St Pius Xth

Many of you enjoyed the often thought provoking articles by Redemptorist Publications in our printed weekly bulletin. We are delighted to bring it 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. We hope you enjoy the more illustrated and fuller version below with links to further information.

Prayer Board

Please hold the following in your prayers

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

Mgr Canon Bernard Massey, Fr David Savoury, Fr Ikeokwu Nduh, Deacon Trevor Jones and the parishioners of St George / St Teresa of Lisieux, Taunton, St John Fisher, Wellington with Wiveliscombe.


† For our sick:

Maria Barrett, Carol Blackmore, John Boyes, Andrew Brisbane, Jamie Collins, Bethany Coombes, Carmel Biggins-Cragg, Mary Daly, Tracey Griffin, 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: Bernard Shorland, John McNama and

†For those whose Anniversaries occur at this time: 

Sheila Blackmore, Maureen Coombes, Diane Excell, Charles Elsworth,

Michael Maye, Antoni Suschecki, Frank Di-Mambro, Jenny Norton, Helena Sxansel-Jadwiga.

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

Clifton Diocese Celebrates The Year of Communion

Weekly reflection on the Sunday Gospel


 If we need reminding of how much God loves us, then today’s parable does just that. God is all loving and all giving – no measurements involved. Given the nature of our humanity, there is a tendency for us to be judgemental about the generosity of others if it doesn’t impact favourably on us. Perhaps we think justice is about making sure that we receive that which we perceive to be our right reward, our just desert. Fr. Jack Mahoney SJ writes of a different kind of justice, the justice of need, as promoted by Pope Leo XIII when he wrote in his encyclical Rerum novarum: ‘if one man hires out to another his strength or skill, he does so for the purpose of receiving in return what is necessary for the satisfaction of his needs.’ (n. 5). God sees the unique needs of every individual and responds accordingly to that need. This is the challenge given to us today. Who are the people in most need in our community, in our locality, in our world? Can we respond to their needs with great generosity, not measuring out what we think someone is worth but giving without counting the cost?

Signing Up For The Masses

Allocated Seating in Operation


We are getting close to our limit. Please do make sure you book each week by Thursday evening. Preferably use your mychurchsuite access or ring/text Debbie on 0772 9833 779.


If you wish to register on the parish database or need help contact Debbie.

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.

 “Jubilee for the Earth: New Rhythms, New Hope.”

1st September – 4th October

From September to October each year the Christian Community celebrates the Season of Creation by praying and acting together to protect our common home. It begins on 1st September, the World day of Prayer for Creation. As followers of Christ from around the globe, we share a common role as caretakers of God’s creation. We see that our well-being is interwoven with its well-being.
The theme of this year’s Season of Creation is Jubilee for the Earth: New Rhythms, New Hope. We are invited to consider the integral relationship between rest for the Earth and ecological, economic, social and political ways of living. The far-reaching effects of the global pandemic, COVID-19 has shown us of the need for just and sustainable systems.


Join us for a Season of Creation Liturgy lead by Fr Michael via Zoom at 6pm on Tuesday 22nd September. Email Debbie for the link.

Further resources can be found on, 



Janet Parson's offers this quote from Pope Francis's encyclical, Laudato Si  for us to reflect on this week. 


Her donkey, Dando had a visitor!

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.

36 people given food for 756 meals 423kg food distributed!!


With shopping and donations of items we received 516Kg.



Could you help? With all this rain and high winds we now have a leak in our roof. If you could help refelt it, please get in touch with Tracey or Debbie. Secondly, we need some strong shelving for our newly rented storage space within the Withywood Centre to get ready for when it re-opens. We thank them for letting us spread out during lockdown enabling us to keep operating.


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.

Exploring The Basics Of Christian Faith


The parish of St Bernadette and St Dunstans with St Bernadette's School have kindly invited us to join in their Alpha Course Online starting from the 15th of September, 7.30pm - 8.30pm for 11 weeks.


The Alpha Course is open to everyone, both those people new to Christianity and to those who are already Christians. Please do consider signing up and maybe invite a friend or two to join you on your Alpha journey.

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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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