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.




Thirty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Remembrance Sunday

Sunday 12th November 2017

Responsorial Psalm:

Gospel Acclamation:


Communion Antiphon:

For you my soul is thirsting. O God my God.

Stay awake and stand ready, because you do not know the hour when the son of Man is coming.

The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want. Fresh and green are the pastures where he gives me repose, near rest for waters he leads me.



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








11th Nov




6.00pm Vigil Mass (Sunday)


Anne Kilker Anniv




12th Nov


9.00am Mass



11.00am Mass

Carmen Lock RIP

The deceased from warfare



13th Nov




9:30am Adoration

10:00am Mass


McVann and Gallagher Families RIP



14th Nov



9:30am Adoration

10:00am Mass





People of the Parishes



15th Nov







10:00am Mass





16th Nov




Mass followed by Healing Prayer






17th Nov





9:00am Mass


Holy Souls



Sat 18th Nov

9:30am Rosary

10:00am Mass



6.30pm Vigil Mass (Sunday)



Thanksgiving for safe delivery of grandchild

Liturgical Calendar and Divine Office this Week: Ordinary Time Week 32. Sunday Year A. Divine Office Week 4.

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, 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, Kath Griffiths, Elizabeth Knight. We also pray for those who have died recently: Denise Barr whose requiem will be at St Augustine’s And those whose anniversaries occur at this time and those who mourn.



Bible Study at English Martyrs: Will continue on Thursday 16th November at 10:30am in the Hall. Looking at the Book of Revelation.

Prayer and Praise Charismatic Mass followed by Healing Prayer Ministry: At St Augustine of Canterbury this Thursday 16th Nov. Church Opens 7pm Praise 7:30pm Mass 7:45pm Healing Prayer Ministry will follow the Mass. Fr Gerry will be the principal celebrant. All welcome.

First Holy Communion First Session for the Children: At English Martyrs on Sat 18th Nov at 9.30am until 12 noon. At St Augustine’s on Sun 19th Nov at 11am. The children and their families will be welcomed at both Sunday masses on 19th Nov.

St. Augustine's ‘In-depth’ Bible Study: Will continue on Thursday 23rd Nov. at 7.30 p.m., note NOT on Wednesday starting chapter 13 of St. Luke's Gospel. The final session of the year will be on Wednesday 13th Dec. and then we will start again on Wednesday 10th Jan. 2018. Please come and join us for some interesting discussions.

St Augustine’s Autumn Fete Saturday 25th Nov. 11am to 2:30pm: We are appealing for your help to make this event in less than 2 weeks a success. Please read the flyers given out this weekend with the newsletter which gives different ways you can help. Please don’t forget to sign the list in the porch if you can help with a stall.

Raffle tickets will be on sale after both masses this and next weekend. If you cannot attend the fete then this is an opportunity to support the fete and help raise funds for the Church. Prizes include Christmas hamper, whisky/brandy, wine and other delights!

English Martyrs coffee morning: Please come and join us on 29th November at 10.30am for warm chat, homemade cakes and raffle.

Saturday Club at English Martyrs: Please come along application forms in the Narthex for those not registered. Sat 2nd December Christmas wreath making amongst other activities starting this month only at 10.00am. Please speak to Debbie Cottam.

English Martyrs Gift Fair: Will be on Sat. 2nd Dec. from 12noon to 4pm.

English Martyrs Children Christmas Party Sunday 10th December: In the hall from 2:30pm to 4:30pm for all children over 4 years old. Parents please complete a form if you would like your child to attend.

Music Night at English Martyrs: This year this very popular event will be on Saturday, 16th December at 7pm. More information shortly. However, if you would like to perform on the night, please speak to Sally or George, our musicians, as soon as possible so they can start planning the musical programme for the evening.

ENGLISH MARTYRS VOLUNTARY EMERGENCY RECORD: These forms will be kept in the office and will only be consulted in an emergency.

English Martyrs Christmas Eve Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm: If you would like your child/ren to take part in the Nativity Play during the mass and have not yet spoken to Nikki O'Neill, please speak to her after mass or contact her on 07976 958402.

Parish Pilgrimage to Fatima and Santiago de Compostela: The Pilgrimage dates are confirmed as Sun 20th May to Fri 25th May 2018 with flights from Heathrow. Cost for twin share or double room £669 per person half board, single supplement £120, deposit £200 balance due 7th March 2018. Aglow Pilgrimages who are organising for us has the ATOL bond so your deposit is secure. Priority booking ends this week.

Would you like to be confirmed in autumn 2018?: If the answer is YES and you will be in School Year 9 or above in September 2018 then please complete an expression of interest in confirmation form which you can find in either church lobby and return it to Fr Gerry by 9th December 2017.

Gloucester Winter Soup Run: Will be starting on December 4th and running through to the end of March There will be a meeting for volunteers to discuss this on Saturday 18th November at the George Whitefield Centre, 107 Great Western Rd Glos. GL1 3NF at 10.00am.

Something to Say?: Young People aged 11+ and Young Adults are invited to St Brendan’s Catholic Sixth Form College, Bristol. BS4 5RQ on Saturday 25th November 10.30am-3pm for our diocesan gathering to celebrate National Youth Sunday. Great workshops, praise and worship, the opportunity to tell us what you think and be commissioned to be young disciples in our parishes. Book your place or your parish group. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

St Peter's Catholic High School and Sixth Form Centre. Vacancy - Cleaner (Permanent Contract) are looking to recruit a number of cleaners for the school for cleaning of designated areas of the premises. Hourly Rate: £7.50. Working Hours Monday to Friday - 4.00 - 6.30pm (flexible days). Further details contact Karen Thompson - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Human Resources Officer, Tel: 01452 520594

Next Sunday: World Day of the Poor “Love not in word but in deed”.

You are warmly invited to join us for refreshments after each Mass on Sunday In the Parish Halls