The Feast of St Matthew ~ 21st September
O God, who with untold mercy were pleased to choose as an Apostle Saint Matthew, the tax collector, grant that, sustained by his example and intercession, we may merit to hold firm in following you. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
Apart, yet together. #ChurchAtHome
'Saying Goodbye' ~ Baby Loss Support
Following St Augustine's involvement with the Mariposa Trust's 'Saying Goodbye' services last year we are happy to promote the details of their upcoming services both online, and in the South West area.
Please visit their Facebook page or website for all the details of venues, to book tickets to an event and for more information on how they can help anyone going through the pain of baby loss.
We stand in loving support with all bereaved parents who have lost babies at any stage or age. May their souls rest in peace.
" 'Saying Goodbye', (part of the Mariposa Trust) are coming back to several venues in October with a Baby loss support remembrance and support service (part of a Nationwide chain of events). Due to Covid-19 this is not a traditional service but we are happy to be able to bring a service to bereaved parents in your area.
The Mariposa Trust’s core objective is to support people who have lost babies at any stage of pregnancy, at birth, or in infancy. It was founded in 2012, by Zoe and Andy Clark-Coates, who saw a critical lack of support for people like them, who had gone through baby loss. With over 258,000 babies being lost yearly in the UK alone, the charity needed to be able to offer not only a comprehensive package of befriending and support but also national baby loss remembrance services (called Saying Goodbye Services), for people to join together and remember the children they had lost. 5 years on over 120 services have taken place at Cathedrals and Minsters across the UK, US, and France, and 2020 will see services across England, Wales, and Scotland, Covid-19 permitting."
10 Years a Saint for John Henry Newman
10 years ago, in Birmingham, Pope Benedict presided over the beatification of Cardinal Newman.
“To live is to change, and to change often is to become more perfect.” Cardinal H Newman