Welcome to St Austin's Catholic Parish, Stafford
NEWSLETTER FOR SUNDAY 24TH OCTOBER 2021
Newsletter for the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)
MASSES AT ST AUSTIN'S
Monday at 10.00am
Tuesday at 10.00am
Wednesday at 12noon *
Thursday at 10.00am
Friday at 12noon *
Saturday at 5.00pm *
Sunday at 11.00am *
* Masses open to the public
Masses from St Austin's are available via our livestream. To access the Mass on Facebook click here : Facebook
Thirtieth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle B
Jesus restores sight to the blind man, Bartimaeus
Weekly Reflection. Read here
Prayers for October . Read here
Picture Reflection. Read here
Archdiocese Blog: Diocese Life Read here
The Season of Creation 2021: Invite from the Birmingham Justice and Peace Commission
News from CAFOD. Join CAFOD's Global Green Recovery; Read Here
SUNDAY MASS SCHEDULE IN THE THREE PARISHES
Saturday 4.00 pm at St. Patrick’s
5.00 pm at St Austin’s
6.00 pm at St. Anne’s
Sunday 9.00 am at St. Patrick’s
10.00 am at St. Anne’s
11.00 am at St. Austin’s
Several of you have asked how you can continue giving to your parish during the pandemic.
PLEASE DO NOT WORRY. We appreciate the many difficulties and hardships that people are going through, with many out of work.
If, however, you feel you can make a contribution at this time, a standing order is the easiest option for your regular giving. This can be done via online banking, or by completing and sending a paper Standing Order form to your Bank. In either case, please contact Phil Hood on 01785 211701 and he will help you.
Alternatively, you may like to give a one-off donation. You will need access to the internet for this. Go to the Diocesan Website at www.birminghamdiocese.org.uk and click on the red DONATE button on the top right hand corner. This will allow you to give by credit or debit card.
How is CAFOD responding to coronavirus?We have launched an emergency appeal for funds, because the impact of coronavirus in countries with poor health systems will be devastating. Please visit the site to see how you can help.
If you would like to speak to someone about safeguarding and the Church’s work, please call
0121 230 6240. If you would like to speak to someone independent of the Church you can contact the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000.
Message from Archbishop Bernard Longley:
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has published its report on the Archdiocese of Birmingham.
We apologise to all victims and survivors of child sex abuse. We hope that with this Inquiry they feel that they have been listened to. Even so, words are not enough.
We are committed to continuing to improve our safeguarding procedures and to listen to and learn from victims and survivors. Past failings must never happen again. The diocesan response to the report can be found at
If you have a safeguarding matter to report please contact the Archdiocese safeguarding team on 0121 230 6240 or via email: email@example.com
Advice for Parishes Regarding Coronavirus. Please see the attached advice given by The Bishops' Conference of England and Wales in conjunction with the Government and The NHS.