European Elections....

This is part of a briefing by the National Justice and Peace Network on the European elections.

Voting in the European elections:  
* Be careful about promises: 
* Look at who is on the party lists:  
Look up: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/unitedkingdom/en/european-elections/european_elections.html 
*Be careful about giving your vote to those who have shown themselves to be abusive, corrupt or incompetent. 
“People say ‘I’m from this party’ or I’m from that party’, but effectively, they don’t have clear thoughts about the basics, about proposals. The people are sovereign. I will only say: Study the proposals well, pray and choose in conscience.” – Pope Francis. 
*There are many important issues:  Which party do you think has the best approach to dealing with as many of these questions as possible, as well as possible?
*Check where the funding comes from. 
* Listen to the Holy Spirit in your heart – what is God’s choice? 
*Look for a sense of deep peace – this is a clue that you have discerned well 

(Briefing from National Justice and Peace Network, full text available if you click here...)

Confirmation 2019

On Wednesday 15th May 2019 thirty six candidates from within our Parishes in Communion are to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation from Bishop Declan at St Paul's Church.
Please remember them in your prayers at this special time.



Vocation Sunday

On the weekend of 11th/12th May the Diocese celebrates 'World Prayer Day for Vocations'.
The Diocese currently have 7 seminarians in training and your spiritual and financial support is always greatly appreciated.
Pick up a prayer card (and envelope if you are able to make, and gift aid, a donation) or click here for the link for the prayer card.

CAFOD Working for the Climate

As part of our 'Live Simply' scheme, volunteers at St Augustine's got together on Saturday 27th April to plant up a disused plot of earth with insect attracting flowers and plants. They also planted wild flower seeds on the grassy banks of the car park and made an insect house.
Thank you to all who helped us to 're-wild' our parish grounds.

Click here for the notes from the last Live Simply meeting

Celebrating Easter

On Good Friday morning the children of the Parish invited everyone to come along to hear about the story of Holy Week and Easter in their words.
There were over 100 people who came to enjoy their service, with prayers, reflections and singing.
The children travelled round the stations with posters showing the journey of Jesus to the cross.
Thank you to everyone who came and to Luke & Catherine and all the others who helped and were involved with the service.







Holy Week & Easter 2019

Fr Frank, Fr Jim, Deacons Mike, John & Vincent and all within the Parish Offices would like to 
                                            wish all Parishioners a Happy and Holy Easter.

We have various services during Holy Week and at Easter.
You are all very welcome at any or all of these services. Please see the times and dates below:

   Date       Time      Location                Mass/Service                          Mass Intention
Sat 13
6.00pm
Downend
Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord ~Sunday Parade Mass~
Johnny Hickey RIP
Sun 14
9.30am
Downend
Deceased Family & Friends of Jean Coombs
Tue 16
7.30pm
Downend
Tuesday of Holy Week
Clive Woods RIP
Wed 17
11.00am
Cathedral
Chrism Mass at the Cathedral
Thur 18
8.30pm
Downend
Holy (Maundy) Thursday
Fri 19
11.30am
Downend
Stations of the Cross ~ run by the children of the Parish
Fri 19
3.00pm
Downend
The Passion of the Lord (Good Friday)
Sat 20
8.30pm
Downend
Holy Saturday (Vigil)
Sun 21
9.30am
Downend
EASTER Sunday
of the Resurrection
Vera Pitman RIP
CONFESSIONS
Usual times~ Fri 7.00-7.20pm during Adoration & Sat 5.00-5.30pm
ROSARY
Usual times ~ Tues 7.00pm and Thurs after morning Mass