Welcome to the website and live stream of the parish of St Gerard Majella, Catholic Church, Knowle, Bristol, within the Diocese of Clifton in the United Kingdom.
Public Mass on Sunday 10.00am & 5.00pm, Wednesday, & Saturday at 10.00am.
Whilst some places may have relaxed Covid measures; for the safety of all who come to St Gerard’s face masks & 2 metres social distancing remain obligatory. Thank you for your cooperation.
Prayer for a Spiritual Communion
I believe that you are present in this Holy Sacrament of the altar.
I love you above all things
and I passionately desire to receive you into my soul.
Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally,
come spiritually into my soul
so that I may unite myself wholly to you now and forever.
Prayer for the Preparation of Mass
God our Father, you call us to gather for this Sunday Mass. Help us to draw strength from the Holy Scriptures and from the Holy Eucharist, so that we deepen our love for you. May we be enlivened by the Holy Spirit to mirror the words and actions of your Son Jesus Christ and become more clearly your instruments of mercy to others. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Offertory & Donations to St Gerard Majella
This has been a matter that I have been reluctant to broach, particularly at this difficult time, with so many pressures upon us all. However, a growing number of people have asked about making donations to the parish. To this end a PayPal donation button is now available, that is both secure and straightforward to use. Donations can also be Gift Aided. If you are in the parish envelope weekly donation scheme please add your Gif Aid envelope number to your donation. Donations can still be made via the envelope scheme, by cheque, and cash, all via the presbytery. May I take this opportunity to thank you for your generosity. Fr George Henwood
From the Apostolic Penitentiary 20th March 2020
Where the individual faithful find themselves in the painful impossibility of receiving sacramental absolution, it should be remembered that perfect contrition, coming from the love of God, beloved above all things, expressed by a sincere request for forgiveness (that which the penitent is at present able to express) and accompanied by votum confessionis, that is, by the firm resolution to have recourse, as soon as possible, to sacramental confession, obtains forgiveness of sins, even mortal ones (cf. CCC, no. 1452).
Act of Contrition O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee: and I detest my sins most sincerely because they displease Thee, my God, Who art so deserving of all my love for Thy infinite goodness and most amiable perfections: and I firmly purpose by Thy holy grace never more to offend Thee to avoid all occasions of sin and amend my life. Amen. I further resolve and promise to go to sacramental confession as soon as practiably possible.
Parish Priest Fr. George Henwood
St Gerard Majella Catholic Church
69 Talbot Road, Knowle,
Bristol, BS4 2NP
Telephone: 0117 9833924
E-mail: In an attempt to reduce the amount of spam we receive please copy and paste the two parts of the email address together. bristol.stgerardmajella
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