The Catholic Churches of

English Martyrs and

St Augustine of Canterbury

Diocesan Website:

Diocese of Clifton Registered Charity No. 233977


Robinswood Parishes Presbytery, 256 Painswick Road, Matson, Gloucester GL4 4BS Tel: 01452 412702

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St Augustine of Canterbury, Matson Lane, Matson,

Gloucester, GL4 6DT
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English Martyrs 247 Tuffley Lane, Tuffley,

Gloucester, GL4 ONX Tel: 01452 504997

Parish Administrator: Marisa Wood: Office Opens 9am

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

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Catholic Schools for the Parishes

St Peter’s Catholic Primary School

St Peter’s Catholic High School & Sixth Form Centre.



Twenty Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

17th September 2017

Responsorial Psalm:


Gospel Acclamation:


Communion Antiphon:

The Lord is compassion and love. Slow to anger and rich in mercy.

Speak Lord, your servant is listening; you have the message of eternal life.

How precious is your mercy, O God! The children of men seek shelter in the shadow of your wings.




Saturday 6:30pm St Augustine

Sunday 9:00am English Martyrs

Sunday 11:00am St Augustine




Saturday 10:30am – 11:00am English Martyrs


Saturday 5:45pm - 6:15pm St Augustine

And by contacting Fr Gerry as above








Sat 16th




6.30pm Vigil Mass (Sun)



Sun 17th Sept


9.00am Mass



11.00am Mass



Mon 18th





10.00am Liturgy of the Word with Communion No Mass



Tues 19th Sept


10.00am Liturgy of the Word with Communion No Mass





Wed 20th Sept






10.00am liturgy of the Word with Communion No Mass



Thurs 21st



No Mass

No Mass



Fri 22nd



No Morning Rosary Mass or Confessions



6.30pm Vigil Mass (Sunday)



Sat 23rd Sept




Liturgical Calendar and Divine Office this Week: Ordinary Time Week 24. Readings: Weekday Year 1 Sunday Year A. Thursday Feast of the St Matthew. Divine Office Week 4 and of Feast.

PLEASE PRAY FOR: The Sick: Allan Irvine, Margaret Greer, Marie Lawrence, John Connors, Elsie Cavanagh, Janet Wagner, Kelly Thomas, David Lineham, Nita & Max, Mary Gorman, Timothy Gavin, John Cuff, Elizabeth Sawaf, Jo Markey, Joan Humphreys, Ellen Wagner, John & Mary McVann, Ken Griffett, Lynn Honan, Peggy Keogh, Karen Waite, Mary De Maria, 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 and Kath Griffiths Those who have died recently especially: and those who mourn that they will be comforted.

Fr Gerry going to Lourdes as chaplain with Egalite Absolue: From 14th to PM on 23rd September Fr Gerry will be away on Pilgrimage.

Fr Sean Murray will supply this weekend 16th and 17th September.

St Augustine’s walking group: Next Sunday 17th September after Mass at 11.00am we will meet in the hall. The walk is normally 2 to 3 miles long with a stop for your own refreshments all welcome. Next walk date 15th October.

St Peter’s church: Prayer & Praise Evening September 21st 7.30pm all welcome.

English Martyrs ‘Big Picture returns’: For all those joining us for this amazing and inspirational bible course we hope you’ll bring your journals to continue with your ecumenical spiritual journey jointly with St George’s, Grange Baptist and English Martyrs. Held in English Martyrs hall from Tuesday 19th September at 7.30pm until 9.00pm refreshments provided. All welcome including new participants.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)/Exploring the Catholic Faith: Starting from September 2017 it is planned that there will be two groups exploring the Catholic Faith for our parishes for those either interested in becoming Catholics, RCIA, or those wishing to deepen their knowledge of the Catholic faith. The first group is organised for parents with preschool aged children. This will meet for an hour at 10:30am on Wednesdays during school term time in Saint Augustine’s Church Hall starting on Wednesday 20th September 2017. Preschool aged children may be brought to these sessions however the adult who brings them will be responsible for them at all times as there won’t be a creche. The second will be an evening course meeting weekly on a day to be decided in the Presbytery for an hour from 7:30pm. If you are interested in either course please contact Fr Gerry.

English Martyrs: The next coffee morning will be on Wednesday 20th September 10.30am all proceeds towards McMillan Cancer Research. Please come along for chat and plenty of homemade cakes all welcome.

St Augustine’s Welcoming Group: Thank you for all who volunteered to be part of this group. Please join us for a brief meeting after Saturday Mass 6.30pm and Sunday Mass 11.00am on the 30th Sept & 1st October

First Holy Communion 2018: Application forms and all the dates and locations of meetings for both children and parents are available in both Churches. Application forms are due back fully completed no later than 31st October 2017. Children must be in school year 3 or above.

St Augustine’s Choir: If you enjoy singing you are invited to come for a 'sing-a-long' in church on Wed 4th Oct. at 7.15pm. If you would like to come along please could you let Monica know on (01452) 883905 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or complete the list in the lobby

Harvest Lunch at St Augustine's: Sunday 8th October at 12.30 pm after Mass. Tickets will be on sale from the 17th September.

Starting school: Parents of children born between 1 Sept 2013 and 31st August 2014 must NOW apply for a school place. Applications forms are available from your local authority or online. For Catholic children you must also provide a copy of your baptism certificate.

PRINKNASH ABBEY September 2017 Events:  Sept.16th in Meeting Room: History of Christianity: Medieval Christian Mystics 10.30am and Exploring Faith: St.Dunstan & history of Glastonbury 2pm. Sept. 23rd Retreat Day: Discovering our Vocation- 10.30 in Meeting Room. Mass 12pm in Abbey Chapel. 2.30pm –3pm Adoration in Abbey Chapel.

Catechist’ Formation Course 2017-18: The course will run on a Wednesday evening, once each month through to July 2018. Starting Wednesday 4 October, the course includes the diocesan gathering on Saturday 30 June 2018. There are some engaging and stimulating facilitators for each session. The session on 4 October is designed to set the scene for the monthly sessions that follow. There's plenty of parking at the cathedral and the Apostle Room easily found from the car park beneath the cathedral. Sessions start at 7.30pm with refreshments from 7pm. For information see the Clifton diocese website.

Collections/Offertory: English Martyrs: Loose Offertory £116..30 Monthly Standing Orders £2,865 (Including Building fund). Less Monthly Diocesan Levy £1,144 & Monthly Hall Loan Repayment £755.90 St Augustine’s August: Loose Offertory £1187.72. Standing Orders £1,019 Monthly Diocesan Levy £1112


You are warmly invited to join us for refreshments after each Mass on Sunday in the church halls.