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

5th Sunday in Lent, Year A

Private Masss to be said at 10:30am St Pius Xth (Doors will be locked)    29th March 2020

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Diocesan Prayer Link: We pray for Fr. John Brennan. Fr. Stephen Lambert and the parishioners of

St. Catherine, Chipping Campden with Moreton-in-Marsh. Our Lady and St. Kenelm, Stow-on-the-Wold with Bourton-on-the-Water.

O Merciful God you showed your glory to the fallen race

by sending your Son to confound the powers of death.

Call us forth from sin’s dark tomb.  Break the bonds which

hold us, that we may believe and proclaim Christ, the cause

of our freedom and source of life, who lives and reigns with you

in the unity of the Holy Spirit, holy and mighty God for ever and ever. Amen.


PRAYERS PLEASE: † For our sick: Maria Barrett, Carol Blackmore, John Boyes, 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, Mary Peacock, Breda Ross, John Ralls, Meg Ryan, Elaine Spicer, Kate Sutor,

Julia-Maria Sweeney, Harriet Wallace.

†Rip: Roger Cockhill, William Skinner, Michael Tougher, Terry Quigley, Pat Mooney.

†Anniversaries: Eileen McNeely, Mary Kearney, Anton Bantock, Christopher Docherty, Catherine Acela, Hannah Williams, Michael Daly.


YEAR OF PRAYER: There are many, including Christians, who struggle to believe in the resurrection and yet it lies at the heart of our faith. Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead as a powerful sign of the new life offered to us in faith.  Jesus, himself, rose from the dead and we too have had the experience of rising to life in baptism. This eternal life continues to grow within us. Why is it then that sometimes we choose not life but death? We take the easy way out of difficult situations, even if it is the wrong way. We do not live according to the gospel but according to our own selfish motives. When we do this, we are more dead than alive. Today’s gospel is an invitation to emerge from the tomb of all that keeps us imprisoned. It is a wonderful opportunity to rise once more to joy, love and freedom.

Full Closure of Catholic Churches: Following the Prime Minister’s historic announcement (23 March) strengthening restrictions in an attempt to combat the spread of COVID-19, Catholic Churches are fully closed to the public at this time until further notice.

LIVE-STREAMED MASSES: There is good news.............yes, honestly! Opportunities are

·         the Cathedral, daily, at 9.30 accessible at:

·         St.Bernadette’s and St.Dunstan’s, Tuesday to Saturday 9.30am and Sunday 10.30am.


·         And....St.Gerrard Majella Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 10am.


For our parishes, we are going to concentrate on the Parish Priest’s Perusals and Deacons Dispatch. Debbie is still recovering from a bad case of cellulitis and therefore has not been able to set up the technical wherewithal to livestream the Mass from St Pius Xth.

ONLINE RECONCILIATION SERVICE: Friday 3rd April at 6.30pm. An opportunity to reflect on the mercy of God and seek forgiveness as we seek to be strengthened at this difficult time and prepare ourselves for Holy Week. Replacing the planned South Bristol Deanery celebration. You can find it on .

TEN MINUTE CHURCH (10MC): By Fr Matt Anscombe is on gives us an opportunity to hear the Gospel of the day, with a reflection and prayer. Updated every couple of days, you can find it on .

KEEP CONNECTED: Help us, help you!

  • For those who have supplied email addresses, you will be receiving an invite in the next few days to join up to Churchsuite which will enable you to keep in touch with the parish during these extraordinary times.
  • If you do not receive an invite, please email to get the process under way.
  • If you only have a mobile number, please text Debbie with your name on                  0772 9833 779 so we can send out group texts to keep in touch.
  • If you only have a landline, do leave a message on 0772 9833 779 and we will ensure you receive a regular call.
  • Do not hesitate to get in touch with Debbie

This way we can all stay connected as a community of faith caring for each other. Thank you.

CARPENTERS FOOD & SUPPORT: 55 people given 480kg food for 1155 meals 345kg donatedL.

Stocks are getting critical. We would truly value any donations in the current climate of fear and panic. Please remember those who do not have funds to feed themselves let alone stockpile anything. Donations can be dropped direct to the Withywood Centre on Queens Road on Tuesdays only. We are also talking to food wholesalers as some parishioners have kindly asked to make bank transfers. We don’t have online banking so it would help if you popped Debbie an email/text with the amount donated so we know what we have to spend.

a/c:        The Carpenters Food Store      a/c no:  45427160

 Lloyds TSB Bank plc,  Knowle Branch,     Sort code:           30-94-83

PRAYER BUDDY: The suggestion has been made to agree with someone to contact each other at a set time egg by phone and pray together out loud. eg the Angelus. If you are on your own but not sure who to contact, Debbie may be able to find someone to pair you with.



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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




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