THE Catholic Parishes of English Martyrs

and St Augustine of Canterbury

www.robinswoodparishes.org.uk

Together, Reach Out and Welcome All with Joy, Compassion and Unfailing Love’

 

PARISH PRIEST FATHER GERRY WALSH

St Augustine’s Presbytery, 256 Painswick Road, Matson, Gloucester GL4 4BS

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St Augustine of Canterbury Church, Matson Lane, Matson, Gloucester, GL4 6DT

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Parish Administrator Marisa Wood

Core Office Hours from 9am to 1pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at

English Martyrs Church, 247 Tuffley Lane, Tuffley, Gloucester, GL4 ONX

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Catholic Schools for the Parishes

St Peter’s Catholic Primary School www.st-peters-pri.gloucs.sch.uk Tel: 01452 524792

St Peter’s Catholic High School & Sixth Form Centre www.stpetershigh.gloucs.sch.uk Tel: 01452 711200

Parish Safeguarding Representatives: English Martyrs Sue Knight St Augustine’s Katherine Heffernan

 

SUNDAY MASS TIMES: St Augustine’s 6:30pm Saturday and 11:00am Sunday English Martyrs 9.00am Sunday

CONFESSIONS: English Martyrs Saturday after morning mass St Augustine’s Saturday 5.45pm to 6.15pm & on call

SOLEMNITY OF PENTECOST SUNDAY

20TH MAY 2018 Year B

Responsorial Psalm

Gospel Acclamation

 

Communion Antiphon

Parish Prayer

 

 

 

Send forth your Spirit, O Lord, and renew the face of the earth

Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them fire the fire your love.

They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke of the marvels of God, alleluia!

O God, be at the heart of our parish and in all our hearts. Strengthen our faith and our hope in Your promises. Grant us a spirit of self-sacrifice, so that, with your grace, and by the power of the Holy Spirit, we may radiate Your love to everyone we meet. Help us to reach out with joy and mercy, to build a loving, healing community. We ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

 

MASSES THIS WEEK

 

DATE

ENGLISH MARTYRS

SAINT AUGUSTINE’S

MASS INTENTION

AND LITURGICAL DAY

Sat

19th May

 

 

6.30pm Vigil Mass (Sun)

 

Jayne Woolridge RIP

Sun

20th May

9.00am Mass

 

11.00am Mass

Giuseppe and Maria Margo RIP

Private Intention

 

Sat

26th May

 

9:30am Rosary

10:00am Mass

 

 

6:30pm Vigil Mass (Sun)

Memorial of St Philip Neri

 

Frances Dykes (Anniv)

 

 

 

As Fr Gerry and key parishioners are away on the Joint Parishes Pilgrimage there will be no Masses or Services from Monday 21st to Friday 25th May at either Church. St Peter’s Catholic Church London Rd has Mass as follow: 9:30am on Mon. Thurs. and Fri.,7:30pm on Tues. and 12 noon on Wed. For other neighbouring parishes see their websites.

 

We pray for those who have died recently especially: Diane Fuller whose Requiem Mass is on Friday 1st June at 11am at St Augustine’s, and for those whose anniversaries occur at this time & those who mourn. We also pray for the Sick especially: Allan Irvine, Margaret Greer, Marie Lawrence, John Connors, Elsie Cavanagh, Janet Wagner, Kelly Thomas, David Lineham, Nita & Max, Mary Gorman, John Cuff, Elizabeth Sawaf, Jo Markey, Joan Humphreys, Ellen Wagner, Mary McVann, Lynn Honan, Peggy Keogh, Karen Waite, Mrs Alice Maher and Susan, Andrea Brushneen, Jim Mogford, Anthony Kennedy, Rachel Green and Karen, Bridie O’Boyle, Jenny Bond, Carmela Marusyczenko, Michael Gaffney, Joanne Cooke, Helen & Ken Michael, David Rogers, Barbara Wood, Maria Oldfield, Kath Griffiths and Albert Turner, Shelia Robertson and Maureen Moloney. This weekend there are only 6 weeks to go before our Parishes Mission “Together, Radiate God’s Love” begins. Please keep all the preparation work in your prayers using the Parish Prayer above. Please pick up a daily intentions sheet for the Mission from the Church lobbies

 

 

Joint Parishes Pilgrimage to Fatima and Santiago: Fr Gerry and 27 other pilgrims from our parishes and beyond will be leaving for Fatima immediately after11am Mass today and returning late on Friday 27th May from Santiago de Compestela. If you have any intentions you wish to be taken to the Apparition Chapel in Fatima please leave them in the envelopes in the porch of either Church before 12 noon. Mass will be offered for the People of the Parishes on the Pilgrimage.

English Martyrs Bible Study: Thursday 31st May at 10:30am in English Martyrs Hall.

St Augustine’s Bible Study: Wednesday 23rd May at 7:30pm on St Luke’s Gospel in the Parish Hall. All welcome

English Martyrs Coffee Morning: Wed. 23th May from 10am to 12 noon all welcome. Homemade cakes and lots of fun.

Saturday Club: In English Martyrs Hall on Sat. 26th May from 10:30am to 12noon for children in year 3 and above.

Confirmation: Preparation continues with more Youth Alpha on Sun 27th May from 6pm to 8pm in English Martyrs Hall.  

St Augustine’s Anointing Mass & Lunch: Will be held at 11 am on Saturday 2nd June in the church hall at St Augustine’s.  List for attenders and lunch donations are available in the porch.

English Martyrs Property and Social Committee: Meets on Tuesday 5th June at 7:30pm

English Martyrs First Thursday Adoration: Thursday 7th June 1pm to 5pm. Please sign up on the sheets in the church lobby.

English Martyrs Summer Fete: Saturday 30th June from 12 noon. Items for the Fete can now be brought to Church and left in the porch. We are looking for good bric-a-brac, books, toys, handbags/scarves, raffle prizes and any other suitable items. We cannot accept videos or electrical items. Nearer the time we would appreciate bottles (alcohol, pop etc) for the bottle stall plus cakes. If you can help on the day of the Fete please sign up on the list on the Notice Board in the porch.

Pastor Tony Miniter: Is leaving the Grange Baptists on Sun 27th May. There will be a shared lunch their from 12 noon.

Tuffley Ecumenical Holiday Club: For primary aged children 29th to 31st May inclusive at St George’s, Grange Road, Tuffley for further details or to reserve one of 50 max. places contact Helen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Faith and Light (Gloucestershire): Faith and Light (Gloucestershire): Will meet on Sunday 3rd June at 1pm, weather permitting, at The Gloucester Athletic Club, Poplar Cl, Gloucester GL1 5TX for ‘Pedal’, on disabled cycles and a ‘Picnic’ before ‘Praise’ , theme Holy Spirit, followed by activities including tombola, raffle, bingo and crafts and delicious cake from 3pm, from 1pm if raining, at English Martyrs Church, Tuffley Lane, Tuffley GL4 0NX. It is essential to pre-book the Pedal and Picnic in advance by contacting either Cheri This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 07865999567 Fr Gerry This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01452 412702.

CELEBRATE Bristol: 27th - 28th October 2018 "See, I am doing a new thing!" - Isaiah 43:19(NIV) A Conference for the whole family! A non-residential weekend including tailored 'streams' for all ages of children and young adults. This year keynote speakers Michelle Moran and David Wells will be 'unpacking' an exciting theme. In addition there will be workshops, seminars, praise and worship, prayer ministry, Holy Mass, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Confession. The event is hosted by Catholic Charismatic Renewal at St Bede's Catholic College, BS11 0SU.  Further details to be found at www.celebrateconference.org

Second Collection: Next Sunday Priests Retirement Fund, helps to support priests in their retirement especially those who do not have any private pension or savings. A copy of the Annual Appeal will of be handed to you as you came into Mass please read this before deciding what to give next weekend 26th/27th May. If you are able to Gift Aid your donation there are envelopes in both Church lobbies.

Collections: English Martyrs: Cash Collection £98. RAFFLE AND CREAM TEA’S £570.90 (PLANT DONATION TO COME). BIG THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR CONSTANT HARD WORK!! St Augustine’s Reports Monthly MAY FAYRE £1653.94 A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL THE TEAM WHO MADE THE EVENT SUCH A SUCCESS.

 

AFTER MASSES ON SUNDAY AT ENGLISH MARTYRS AND ST AUGUSTINE’S PLEASE JOIN US FOR REFRESHMENTS IN THE PARISH HALLS

 

CLIFTON DIOCESE - YEAR OF MISSION

Pentecost Sunday

 

We're familiar with the story of the upper room on that day of Pentecost and we're familiar with that 'anointing' to send out that takes place. The Spirit of Lord that came upon Jesus to send him out with good news for the poor is the same Spirit that empowers the disciples to be that good news for the wider world. There's something beautiful in the Sequence that is offered to us praying that the Spirit will bring us a healing for our woundedness, a washing upon our sinfulness, a refreshing upon our dryness, a warmth for our chill, a melting upon our frozen hearts. Without the Spirit our mission and our working will be somewhat empty and lifeless. With the Spirit of the risen Christ within us, it is Christ who touches and renews our world with healing and life through us. The mission is always Christ's mission; we are simply the earthenware jars that hold the beautiful gift of Christ that we seek to breath upon our world through the lives we lead. May our lives be ablaze with the gift of the Spirit so that our world may be renewed in love through the witness we give.

 

Fr Gerry adds: How true! This is our mission. This is our parishes mission “Together, Radiate God’s Love”. Let us all pray and work together so that we can bear abundant fruit of love. We invite the intercession of our mission patrons: Mary Mother of God and First Disciple, St Joseph Patron of the Church and of Families, St Paul Apostle of Hope, English Martyrs, Pope St John Paul II, St Augustine of Canterbury & St Therese (of Lisieux) of the Child Jesus and Holy Face Patron of Missions

 

 

 

 

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