Today was a very important day in the liturgical calendar. Shrove Tuesday is the last day before the start of Lent. The last chance to prepare for the 40 days of preparation before Easter. Which starts tomorrow with Ash Wednesday, which in the Catholic tradition is still fast day.

So to celebrate the Parishioners of Woodchester Priory got togeather for a communal pancake eating, in aid of CAFOD in the George’s Parish Rooms. We cooked about 220 pancakes, and think we have made in the region of £275 for CAFOD.

So I am sure everyone involved will be well prepared for the Ash Wednesday Fast Day.

Liturgical Year A, Cycle I

Today’s Mass

Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings for Mass
First Reading: Isaiah 49:14-15
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 62:2-3, 6-7, 8-9
Second Reading: First Corinthians 4:1-5
Gospel: Matthew 6:24-34

Thursday 16th February, 1.00–2.30pm

English Martyrs Parish, Tuffley Lane, Tuffley, Gloucester, GL4 0NX


CAFOD Staff member for the Clifton Diocese, Liz Baldwin will be speaking about the work of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary in Mbala, northern Zambia.

Join us to find out more about how CAFOD works with the Sisters of the Sacred Heart  to help some of the poorest, most vulnerable people in Zambia make a living.

Booking is essential as space is limited.

email Liz Baldwin on

or call 01179 428 328

The children of St Dominic’s School giving us a rendition of some of their repertoire, which they sang at the recent Young Voices event in Birmingham. This took place after the school Mass on Friday 3rd Feb. And splendid it was too!