19th September 2021 Sunday Mass 9am and 10:30am at St Pius Xth
† For our Diocesan Family Prayer Link: This week please pray for
† For those who need our prayers:
Maria Barrett, Carol Blackmore, John Boyes, Andrew Brisbane, Jamie Collins, Bethany Coombes Carmel Biggins-Cragg, Mary Daly, Marie DiMambro, Debbie Forge Joan Hogarth, Terry Lisa, June Hurley, Julian Kinsey, Malcolm Jones, Luna Lisle, Kay Lyons, Pat Marsh, Tracey Matthews, Paul Millar, Joan Murphy, Chris Nelmes, John Palmer, Doug Reed, Breda Ross, John Ralls, Meg Ryan, Harriet Wallace.
May they know God's healing power.
†For those who have died recently:
Mary Sheehan, Anna Spring
†For those whose Anniversaries occur at this time:
.May they Rest in Peace and rise again in Glory with Our Lord.
†Baptism: We welcome Kornelia and Olivier Galagus into the Faith Family today. Please pray for them, their parents, godparents, family and friends as they grow in faith.
Here is a real image of discipleship in today’s gospel: to serve and to become small. Discipleship is not about position or importance or recognition or prestige; it’s about imitating Christ in the way we give our lives to others and in the way we reach out with love for others. But it’s also about ‘recognising’ God in those so easily overlooked – the child, the vulnerable, the weak, the seemingly insignificant, or unimportant, those ignored or forgotten. The disciple should have eyes to see the face of God revealed in those who can be so readily ignored. As communities we can be too quick to worry about who’s first or who is best or who’s the most important. As disciples we should be ready to see the face of God in those around us and serve them, reach out to them… but our lives should also reveal something of the face of God because of who we are and because of the loving, compassionate service we give.
‘DARE TO DREAM’
We continue our Diocesan journey this Autumn as we ‘Dare to Dream’ the future of our
Diocese. Each new video and reflection will be available on the Friday before each Sunday. Week Beginning September 12th, 24th Sunday of Ordinary Time: features our own Fr Michael Healy
Taking this time to reflect will enable all of us to contribute more fully to the conversations that every deanery will be having to discern how we grow our parishes to be places of mission, serving the poor and responding out of our abundance to the needs of the local community and the wider world.
SAFEGUARDING TRAINING FOR ALL VOLUNTEERS
The Safeguarding Team will be delivering safeguarding awareness sessions to volunteers on Saturday 25th September 9.30am – 11.00am The training will be delivered via Microsoft Teams. If you wish to attend, please contact Beci Monks on email@example.com to have a link to the training: Many thanks and best wishes The Diocesan Safeguarding Office.
ELIZABETH’S VINTAGE TEA PARTY & FETE
Janet & Maggie invite you to Hollowtree House, Folly Lane, Stowey BS39 4DW for a genteel afternoon of entertainment in memory of their mum in aid of A Siblings Wish, supporting bereaved children.
Lots of stalls inc a bottle stall – good quality donations welcomed and can be left in the foyer of St Pius Xth or ring 07739401708.
CELEBRATION OF MARRIAGE
Bishop Declan is celebrating Mass in the Cathedral, 12 noon Saturday 2nd October and is inviting all married couples to join him. He will send a personal invitation to those couples who are celebrating significant anniversaries 25th, 40th, 50th, 60th, 65th, or 70th during 2021 during 2021 or those who will marry during this year. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org asap to let them know.
RECLAIM OUR COMMON HOME:
CAFOD’s new campaign is a response to Pope Francis’s call for a new way of thinking about the world, and to take an active part in renewing our troubled societies by embracing the universal values of solidarity and fraternity. Ahead of COP26 you are invited to sign the petition at https://cafod.org.uk/campaign/reclaim-our-common-home
85 people given food for 1785 meals 775kg food distributed!
With shopping and donations of items we received 397Kg.
Regularly now we are distributing more than we are receiving in donations and stock is now fast depleteing. We would be delighted to accept any harvest celebration donations. Please spread the word.
Donations can be left with Reception at the Withywood Centre, anytime between 9am and 4pm, Monday to Friday. Please let them know if there is anything that needs refrigeration.
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: email@example.com
Tracey and The Team
Caring is Sharing
In 2020 we fed a total of 4238 people for one week.
(2019: 2715, 2018: 1875)
And look at this year so far!
Orphans In The Wild
Sally’s Garden Party
was held on her small holding with the animal residents of Willow Cottage in Dundry on Wednesday 11th August.
A huge thank you to all who made this an outstanding event of fun especially to our hosts Sally and her family. An amazing £1340.20 has been raised so far for Orphans In The Wild.
In the meantime, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org