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

Feast of the The Lord's Baptism, Year A

Mass:     9am Sacred Heart         10:30am St Pius Xth                             12th January 2020

Monday 13th

Weekday in Ordinary Time



Morning Prayer


St Pius Xth

St Pius Xth

Tuesday 14th

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 Wednesday 15th

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Weekday in Ordinary Time




Friday 17th

St Anthony, Abbot



Morning Prayer


St Pius Xth

St Pius Xth

          Saturday 18th

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Sunday 19th     







Sacred Heart

St Pius Xth

Diocesan Prayer Link: We pray for Fr Richard McKay, Fr Paul Vettikattu, Fr Gregory Grant. 

Deacons Jack Brannigan, Denis Deasey, Rob Easton and the parishioners of St Nicholas of Tolentino, Easton, St Joseph, Fishponds and St Patrick, Redfield.                                                             

O God of the covenant, you anointed your beloved Son

with the power of the Holy Spirit, to be light for the nations.

Grant that we who are born again of water and the spirit may proclaim

with our lips the good news of his peace and show forth in our lives the victory of his justice.

We make our prayer through Jesus Christ, your Word made flesh, who lives and reigns with you

in the unity of the Holy Spirit, in the splendour of eternal light, God for ever and ever. Amen


PRAYERS PLEASE: † For our sick: Maria Barrett, Carol Blackmore, John Boyes, Jamie Collins,

Bethany Coombes, Carmel Biggins Cregg, Mary Daly, Joan Hogarth, Terry Lias, June Hurley,

Julian Kinsey, Luna Lisle, Kay Lyons, Gary McQuaid, Tracey Matthews, Paul Millar

Joan Murphy, Chris Nelmes, Mary Peacock, Breda Ross, John Ryalls, Meg Ryan, Bill Skinner, Elaine Spicer, Kate Sutor, Julia-Maria and Kathleen-Louise Sweeney, Harriet Wallace.

†Rip: Peter Hodge (Funeral Service 2pm Tuesday 21st January at St Pius Xth), Wilctor Suchocki

Philomena Bray (Funeral Mass 10am Tuesday 21st January at St Mary-on-the-Quay),

Thomas Munds (Funeral Mass 12.30pm Monday 27th January at St Pius Xth)

†Anniversaries: Philip Walsh, Agnes Cocking, Gerry Mangan, Liam O’Connell, Marina Walker, Margaret Wells, Eugene O’Sullivan.                                   ,

YEAR OF PRAYER: Within the context of our celebrity culture, there is such an emphasis on self-promotion that the idea that anyone might give someone else the glory is not something we come across very often. The human condition is such that many people crave attention, long to be noticed and be significant in the eyes of the world. What John the Baptist tells us is that there is one greater than us; one whom we must promote over and above ourselves. John is not concerned with popularity stakes. Having dedicated his life to preparing the way for Jesus to come, the time is right now for him to ‘decrease’ so that Jesus can ‘increase’.  The Christian life is different from celebrity life. Following Jesus requires us to put him first above all else, to make him centre stage – so that others may come to know him in all his majesty and glory. The Christian way of life is an invitation to a humble and hidden life, a place where God dwells within us. What greater reward is there?

READ ALL ABOUT IT: Plenty of Christmas Bulletins left - take a look at a few of the things we have been up to in 2019. and looking ahead to 2020. Do ponder whether taking part in a parish activity(ies) could be one of your New Year Resolutions.

MARRIAGE PREP: Getting married? How exciting. Come and join us to explore the meaning of a church wedding on Monday 13th January, 7pm in the Alexander Room at St Pius Xth.

QUIET SPACE: Treat yourself to a short day to have space and pause. Starts with a reflection on Tuesday 14th January 10am-2:30pm Emmaus House, BS14 0QN. Advance booking helpful.

HEALING MINISTRY TEAM: Meet for reflection and study 11.45am Monday 20th January at  St Pius Xth. New members from both parishes welcomed.

OPEN THE BOOK: Do you enjoy storytelling and drama? A new initiative from Churches Together In Hartcliffe & Withywood to enable every local primary school child to hear Bible stories. To find out more, join us at 10am Tuesday 21st January at the Withywood Centre.

ST PIUS XTH PASTORAL TEAM: Meet again 11.45am Sunday 26th January.

CHRISTIAN UNITY CELEBRATION: Chew Magna Christians gather together for a time of prayer at Chew Magna Baptist Church 6.30pm on Sunday 26th January.

QUIZ NIGHT: Come and test your general knowledge raising funds for Orphans In The Wild at St Pius Xth, 7pm Friday 31st January. Tickets now on sale in both churches at £5 (includes light supper, bring your own drinks).

ADVANCE NOTICE: ST PIUS XTH PARISH AGM on Sunday 1st March at 11:45am and

SACRED HEART AGM will be arranged for early March at 3pm.

ST PIUS XTH FINANCE TEAM – WE STILL HAVE ROOM: With the AGM looming, please do consider whether this role which only involves 3 to 4 meetings a year could be for you. If interested, see Deacon Mark. After all it is a Diocesan requirement to have a Finance team.

TAIZE EVENING: moved to 6.30pm Sunday 29th March (postponed from Sunday 26th January).

ALPHA COURSE: St Bernadette’s Parish and Secondary School will be running the Alpha Course on Thursday evenings from 7pm to 8.30pm, next session January 16th. Runs for another 10 weeks. You can register online at

CARPENTERS FOOD & SUPPORT: 59 people given 450.365kgs food for 1239 meals

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Bristol BS13 9AB


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