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COVID safe
The Government's new 3 tiered alert system is now in place and you can see the details of what that means for our region in this photo.
As our Church and Mass procedures are assessed as 'covid safe' it will not mean any changes for the way we worship.
Please continue to book a place at Mass and follow the rules put in place to protect us all.

We now find that the Church is nearing capacity at weekends. (Which is a wonderful situation for us to be in!)
Please be aware that our stewards may need to start directing everyone on arrival as, in order to seat as many people as safely as possible, they may need to fill the church from the front rows working backwards. Please be cooperative with our helpful stewards in these unusual times. * Also, please remember that there is NO Sunday obligation – every Mass fulfils your obligation - so please consider coming to a weekday evening Mass IF YOU ARE ABLE TO DO SO, in order to keep our attendance spread over the week & free up space for those who can only come at weekends, giving everyone a chance to attend Mass.
Thank you. May God bless you all.
Fr Frank

Pope Francis' Prayer Intentions

Pope Francis invites us to pray that, by virtue of their baptism, the laity, especially women, may participate more in areas of responsibility in the Church

Feast of St Callistus I ~ 14th October

O God, who raised up Pope Saint Callistus the First to serve the Church
and attend devoutly to Christ's faithful departed,
strengthen us, we pray, by his witness to the faith,
so that, rescued from the slaver of corruption,
we may merit an incorruptible inheritance.
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.

Historic Catholic Church Lifeline

It was announced on Monday that the Catholic Trust for England and Wales has been granted £3million from the British Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund. 
The funding will be used “to distribute to Grade I and II historic Catholic churches across England” & “to help restart vital reconstruction work and maintenance on cherished heritage sites, keeping venues open and supporting those working in the sector.”

Read the full article from the Vatican News Website here...

MBE Awarded
Bristolian Roy Hackett has been awarded an MBE for his life long work as a civil rights and anti-racism campaigner. Congratulations to you Roy. Watch this BBC interview here...

Remembrance Sunday - The Royal British Legion
We can support the British Legion by helping to dispel the common myths that surface at this time of year which can detract from the positivity and message of peace that the poppy symbolises.
Look out for more information soon on how we at St Augustine's Parish can all mark Remembrance 2020.

"It's that time of year when you might start to hear a few of the common myths surrounding the poppy.
Everyone can help us ensure the poppy continues to represent its true meaning - a tribute to those who have fallen or lived through war, and hope for a peaceful future. Help us dispel these myths throughout the 2020 Poppy Appeal. Share this with your friends and family to help spread the word: Remembrance is for everyone." Watch the Legion's short film here

Blessed Carlos Acutis
Watch EWTN's report on the beatification ceremony in Assisi.

Apart, yet together.   #ChurchAtHome

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