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WEEK COMMENCING: Sunday 31st October 2021


We believe ST PATRICK’S PARISH exists to promote THE KINGDOM OF GOD revealed in THE TRINITARIAN RELATIONSHIP OF THE DIVINITY in which we participate by adoption through BAPTISM and are sustained through GRACE and THE SACRAMENTS.

We live our Mission by promoting our Trinitarian life in the following ways:



Rev. Canon Gregory Grant
Parish Priest

Rev. Denis Deasey

Rev. Rob Easton

Mrs Amelia Dunford
Pastoral Assistant

Mrs Tracy McNama
Parish Secretary

Mrs Fiona Bradley
Parish Treasurer




Sunday 31st October Feast of All Saints



Marie Howie (Birthday memory)                                       
Brendan McBride (Anniversary)

Christine Howie

Stephanie McBride

1st November


Eucharistic Service

Tuesday 2nd November – All Souls


John Stadden & Deceased Family

Bernard Stadden

Wednesday 3rd November


Joel Laiju Private Intention

Shiny & Laiju Family

Thursday 4th November


Peter Bradley

Friday 5th November

12 noon                                 7.30pm

Thanksgiving for baby Katie heart surgery

Brazilian Mass in Portuguese

Christine Latham

Saturday 6th November


People of the Parish

Sunday 7th November  – Thirty Second Sunday



Holy Souls

Antony Abraham RIP 

Deceased members of the Kalathara Family

Angela & Harold Johnson (Anniv)
Mike Dunford (30th Anniversary)

Shiny & Laiju

Kalathara family

Rex Hammond

Amelia & Family


BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE FOR NOVEMBER  Gregory Wiltshire, Robert & Ellen Hope, Joseph Kudelko, John Uren, Arthur Eaves, Edward Green, Thomas O’Brien, Charles Goulder, Mike Thompson, Philomena Kendell, Catherine Ryan, Vincent Sobolewski, James Ryan, Minnie Luetchford , Geoffrey Preston, Kathleen Whelan, Edward O’Sullivan Sharrig, Patricia O’Leary, Robert & Helen Ford, Mike Dunford, Andy Turner, Paul Dunleavy, John Thompson, John Shore, Archibald Davidson, William Lackie, The Breddy, Bowles, Moran, McErlain, Concannon, Dando, Cayford, Fox, Pegler, Lackie and Smith Families, and All Forgotten Souls, Dorothy Davidson, Mary Harper,Allan McKenzie, Patrick Joyce, John Stadden, Martha Joyce, Bill Shepherd, Michael Cawley, Jean & Harry Easton, Patricia Lamb, Anthony Shepherd, Mary Anne Adams, Madge Grant, Donald Spiers. 

 EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS                                                                        READERS
8.30am             Deacon Denis, Paul Gaiger                                         Daniel Beasley-Suffolk, Joanna Deasey
10.00am           Deacon Rob, Fiona Bradley                                       Rex Hammond, Catherine Alexander
Bidding Prayers            Joanna Deasey
8.30am          Jan Lewis, Trish Goddard,
10.00am       Yetunde & Jerome Ajakaiye
Church Cleaners:  Team Two:  Caroline, Victoria, Beata, Martha, Chris
Offertory Counters: TBC
Refreshments in Shore Gallery: Polish Community
Children’s Liturgy:   No Children’s Liturgy today
DAY               TIME                                                                   OPERATOR(S)
Monday           9.00am                                               Terry Coggins/Stewart Fraser – alt. weeks
Tuesday           7.30pm                                               Jobin
Wednesday     9.00am                                              Stewart Fraser
Thursday         9.00am                                              Sister Leena Mary
Friday              12 noon                                              Hudson
Friday              7.30 pm – Brazilian Mass            Hudson 
Saturday          9.00am                                              Jobin/Jeffin
Sunday             10.00am                                            Jismon

FEAST OF ALL SAINTS   Today we celebrate the Feast of All Saints a day to remember all the saints and martyrs, known and unknown, in Christian history, while All Souls Day (2nd November) is celebrated with prayer as we remember the faithful departed – friends and family who have gone before us with the gift of eternal life.

Today we pray for the success of COP26 as world leaders meet in Glasgow to discuss climate change. COP 26 – the Conference of the Parties – is organised by the United Nations and attendees include Prince  Charles, Prince William, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and the Secretary of State to Pope Francis, Cardinal Pietro Parolin. The Pope and HM The Queen will not now attend and we pray for their continuing good health.


NOVEMBER – THE MONTH OF HOLY SOULS Throughout November we pray especially for all those who have died. Amongst our family, friends and fellow parishioners we remember their intentions at Mass. We pray for those who have no one to pray for them. The deceased are known as The Holy Souls. We remember that not only do we pray for all those who have died but they pray for us and so many positive things happen in our lives because of the prayers of The Holy Souls.

SECOND COLLECTIONS ON SUNDAY The Diocese asks us to take about 20 second collections a year for a variety of different causes and projects – eg CAFOD, Education, Youth, Priests Training, Priest Retirement, Cathedral Maintenance, Foreign Missions etc. etc. In
future we will publish the monthly second collections in advance so that people can consider how to support these good causes. There will no longer be a second collection every week as you leave the church. There will only be a second collection about 20 times a year. The next second collection is next Sunday 7th November for the Priests Retirement Fund. Envelopes are available on the table in the Narthex.

PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS The parish office is closed on Mondays. Opening hours remain the same from Tuesdays to Fridays, 9am-4pm.

OFFICE STAFF COMMUNICATION  The office staff are experiencing a high level of parish requests outside of office hours and through their social media. For all parish queries, please contact the office staff during parish opening hours either on 0117 9557662 or

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY -POPPY APPEAL  Remembrance Sunday will be celebrated on Sunday 14th November this year and as usual we have poppys in the narthex. Please give generously to the Royal British Legion’s Poppy appeal.  It’s important that we remember the sacrifices that were made in order for us to have the freedoms we enjoy today.

WATCHING MASS FROM HOME You can continue to join our livestreamed Mass each weekday, Saturdays at 9.00am and Sundays at 10.00am by going to: or you can now also tune in on You Tube at: All Masses are livestreamed EXCEPT 8.30am on Sunday.

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT  On Sunday 28th November we begin the four week preparation for Christmas.  On this Sunday The Bishops of England and Wales are reinstating THE OBLIGATION TO ATTEND MASS ON SUNDAY. Please start to prepare yourself mentally and spiritually to reconnect with Sunday Mass in this personal and committed way.  It is wonderful to have so many people watching and participating in Mass through the webcam, however Christianity is about building COMMUNITIES and this requires our personal interaction with other members of the congregation.  Fortunately Mass will still be livestreamed and people can still participate spiritually in the liturgy and worship of St Patrick’s.

SATURDAY EVENING MASS This weekly Mass recommences on Saturday 27th November at 6.30pm. The Mass will be preceded each week from 5.45 – 6.15pm with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, The Rosary and Devotions.

MASS IN PORTUGUESE   Going forward, the Friday evening Brazilian Mass in Portuguese will be livestreamed each week at 7.30pm.

PLEASE REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE WHO ARE SICK: Bernadette Newton, Sister Biddy, Irene Agidee, Maureen Ryan, Gracy Mathew, Marian Mulcahy, Rosy Joseph, Fergal Treanor, Martin Maguire, Jim Brooks, Deacon Denis Deasey, Ann Deasey, Lucy Wahinya,  Patrick Smith, Deacon Rob, Mick Lewis, Louise Maddalena, Mary Dias, Graham Parker, Father Michael Derrick D’Mello, Canon Anthony Harding, Alfred Chojnackie, Elinor Agius, John Caherty, Paula Delves,  Joan Ellis, Maciej Kauczynski, Cesar Coutinho-Pontes, James Brown, Veronica Nolan, John Olver, Hellena Irenna Boucher, Diane Coles.    Please inform the parish office when your relative is well again.

REST IN PEACE Please pray for Helen Hunter who passed away last week. Helen was a long-standing member of the parish and was involved in many activities and groups including the Choir, Music Group, Widow’s Society, Union of Catholic Mothers and Skittles Team.Helen’s Requiem Mass will be celebrated on Thursday 18 th November at 11.30 am followed by cremation at Westerleigh Crematorium at 1.15 pm. We offer our prayers and sympathy to her daughter Rosemary, sons Chris and Paul and all the family. May she rest in peace.


AFRICAN COMMUNITY The African Community have a meeting today at 11.30am after Mass, in the church.


CHILDREN’S LITURGY  The Children’s Liturgy at 10am Mass has now resumed in The Shore Gallery. Children aged 3 to 8 are welcome to go downstairs for their lesson during Mass.

SCHOOL NEWS  (1) We welcome the staff and pupils back to school this week. We think of them as they prepare for their school plays and prepare for Christmas. (2) St Patrick’s school has vacancies in some of their Year groups. If you know of any children that would like to join the school there are 2 places in Reception, 1 place in Year 2 and 1 place in Year 3.  Please contact the school if you are interested.

PRIESTS’ RETIREMENT FUND  This year the collection for the Priests’ Retirement Fund will be on Sunday 7th November.   Envelopes are available in the Narthex.


DARE TO DREAM This series of reflections on the Gospel is being promoted on the diocesan website. It features a reflection by different priests in the diocese. Our parish priest Canon Gregory Grant, shares one of his dreams. This inspiring short seven minute film features some of our young parishioners – Jismon Jose, Jeffin Jose, Dona Jiji, Jeril Laiju, Rebecca Bradley and Alan Jiji. You can watch the video by going to:-

THE SHORE GALLERY AND BROOKS HALL HIRE CHARGES  The parish halls are rented out at £200 per day to include all of the kitchen, crockery, cutlery and glassware.  There is a discount of 50% (i.e. £100 a day) for parishioners who have been registered on the parish register for more than six months and who have a regular direct debit/standing order or membership of the offertory scheme.

WORLD DAY OF THE POOR  The fifth World Day of the Poor will be on Sunday 14th November.  Pope Francis, on the first World Day of the Poor in 2017, implored that our service to the poor, “…lead to a true encounter with the poor and a sharing that becomes a way of life.” This call to engage the poor among us as our brothers and sisters, and not to treat them as abstract, transactional relationships, reminds us of the love that Christ demonstrates for us.  Caritas Social Action Network has prepared a Novena, nine prayers to be said over nine days from Friday 5th November to Saturday 13th November.  The Novena will assist us as we seek to open ourselves to God’s grace and to hear the cry of the poor. Each of the eight days focuses on the cry of a particular group, with the final day praying for the building up of God’s kingdom of justice, love and peace.  The daily prayers include an opening antiphon, a reading from Scripture, a period of silent reflection, a prayer for the day’s focus, and a closing prayer. By this Novena, we make time to focus on God’s will as we approach the World Day of the Poor.  We open our hearts to God’s will, and through our nine days of prayer we prepare ourselves to hear and to respond to the cry of our brothers and sisters.

DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWARD  Four young teenage girls from St Patricks are enrolled in the Duke of Edinburgh scheme. As part of their programme they have to volunteer for some charity work. They are all going to assist in the Charity Shop for a few weeks. Thank you to our Manageress, Andrienna, for mentoring our young volunteers.

CHOIR AND MUSIC GROUP  (1) The Music Group rehearse fortnightly on Sundays from 7–8pm.  New members most welcome. The next rehearsal is on the 7th November. (2) The Choir rehearses fortnightly on Thursdays from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.  The next rehearsal is on 11th November. New singers always welcome.


GLASTONBURY PRAYER GROUP There are 16 members of this group, mostly young adults, who meet to promote devotion to Our Lady of Glastonbury. Their next meeting is today, 31st October, at 11.00 am  in The Presbytery.

LEGION OF MARY The Legion of Mary meets every Monday at 7.00pm in The Shore Gallery.  New members most welcome.   The Legion invites you all to join them for the Rosary every Monday.

CONTACTLESS PAYMENT SYSTEM IN CHURCH We now have two new “Dona” machines in the narthex for contactless payment. If you are able to get to church, contactless payment is a secure method of paying. Your contactless payment goes directly to The Grant Bradley Charitable Trust (Reg no. 1093331) who donate £3,000 each month for the running of St. Patrick’s Parish and £2000 a month donation to St Patrick’s School.

PARISH INCOME: THE OFFERTORY COLLECTION is taken during both 8.30am and 10.00am Sunday Masses. The Second Collection is taken as you leave church. Please give generously.

OFFERTORY COLLECTION COUNTERS   The Collection Counters were reinstated from the first week of October.  We welcome new Counters.  If you feel you can make this commitment for approximately 1 hour on (a)  Sunday after 10am Mass or (b) Sunday afternoon around 4pm or 5pm once a month please contact Fiona Bradley on

ONLINE PAYMENT You can also donate by visiting our Dona page at: