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Newsletter 16 September 2018

24th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Reflection: The closer we draw to Christ, the more he reveals himself to us.  In today’s Gospel Jesus makes it clear to Peter and the disciples that he is the Messiah, not the political liberator who will cast off the Roman dominion and make life “easy.” Rather, he is the Redeemer of the human person, the Suffering Servant of Yahweh, who must suffer greatly and be rejected.

What does it mean for us to draw closer to Christ and follow him, to truly participate in the kingdom he proclaims and the work to which he calls us? It means to expect the same consequences he faced in life and in death.

Lord Jesus, help me love you above all things and be especially ready to follow you when it means a personal sacrifice or discomfort for me. Sustain me, Lord in my efforts to follow in your footstep

Please Pray for the Sick: Donni Coakley, P J Tunney, Veronica Ugo, Lily Rahim, Patrick O’Reilly, Trisha Weldon, John Curry and Pat Hillman. Please also pray those who have died recently and all the Souls of the faithful departed.

Sat 15/09 5:30 pm Memorial of our Lady of Sorrows No Intention
Sun 16 /09 11 am

 

24th  Sunday of Ordinary Time Anne O’ Reilly (RIP)
Tues 18/09 6 pm Feria No Intention
Wed 19/09 11 am

 

Feria Ciara’s Intention
Thurs 20/09 6 pm Memorial of St. Andrew Kim Tae-gon, Paul Ha-sang and Companion Martyrs No Intention
Fri 21/09 11 am Feast of St. Matthew No Intention
Sat 22/09 5:30 pm Vigil Mass of Sunday Lionel Jefferies (RIP)
Sun 23 /09 11 am

 

25th  Sunday of Ordinary Time Nicholas Nelson
Second Collection

Next weekend there’s a collection for Father Hudson’s care.

Confessions and Rosary

Rosary in the Lady Chapel on Sundays at 10:30 am.

Confessions on Saturdays at 5 pm.

Journey in Faith

Are you interested in learning more about your Faith?

There will be a new group starting to learn more about the Catholic Faith. Anyone interested in attending, please speak to Fr Mario or write your contact details on the contact sheet at the doors of Church. All welcome, so feel free to invite others along.

2018/19 Holy Communion and Reconciliation programme

For children attending non-Catholic schools and have registered interest, the first meeting will be held on the 16th of Sept 2018, at 10:45 am in the Lady Chapel.  Please email your child’s details to the church office if you want your child to join.

Baptismal Preparation Course

The next course will be held on Friday 21st of September and Friday 30th of November 2018; at 7 pm in the Lady Chapel. Before attending the course please complete and return a baptism preparation form available on the notice board in the church.

St Paul’s School for Girls, Vernon Road, Edgbaston, B16 9SL Will be holding an Open Evening for Secondary Transfers 2019 on Thursday, 20th September 2018 from 6pm-9pm.  The Head teacher will give a talk at 6:15pm and 7:30pm.  We look forward to meeting Year 6 and Year 5 girls along with their parents.

Mass Intentions

As you can see above, there are some Masses this week with no intention. Each Mass is offered up for a particular person or prayer request. The Mass is the greatest collective prayer of the Church.

For Mass intentions please use the envelopes provided in Church.

Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC)

SPUC is urging people to send a postcard to the Home Secretary urging him not to recommend or promote legislation to outlaw peaceful pro-life vigils, which have helped many women to choose life for their unborn baby. The freedom to oppose abortion and offer help in public places is at risk. Postcards are available at the doors of the Church. For more information, please call SPUC on 020 7091 7091.

SCIE (Social Care Institute for Excellence)

Archbishop Bernard Longley has commissioned a review of our current safeguarding/child protection practices in light of the National Catholic Policies and Procedures. This review is to be welcomed as a means of ensuring that our systems to protect our children and young people are as effective as possible. This review is being conducted by an independent charity called SCIE (Social Care Institute for Excellence). As part of the review, SCIE would like to speak with any individuals who have experience of working with our parish safeguarding representatives and the safeguarding team at the Archdiocese. Anyone who is impacted by abuse issues can contact the safeguarding team on 0121 230 6240 (emergency out of hours 07976 516629).

If you are able to contribute to this important review and share your experiences with SCIE then please contact Hugh Constant (Hugh.Constant@scie.org.uk or 020 7766 7374 or 07872 602207).

 

Church Repairs and Conference Centre

We need to raise approximately £50,000 over 5 years to cover the cost of essential Church repairs and a new Conference Centre with Kitchen.

Need Cost
Essential Church repairs £32,500
Conference Centre £14,000
Total £46,000 + VAT

Fundraising ideas welcomed

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Newsletter 9 September 2018

Reflection: Today’s Gospel invites us to consider how we witness the healing presence of Christ in our care for and ministry to those who are sick. When we pray for those who are ill, we ask God to show his healing power. When health is restored, we share that good news with others. As you gather as a family, recall a time when a family member was ill. What steps were taken to help restore this family member to health? We continue to celebrate Jesus’ healing presence in our lives by giving thanks to God for the gift of healing and health. www.loyolapress.com/our-catholic-faith/liturgical-year/sunday-connection/23rd-sunday-in-ordinary-time-b-sunday-connection

Please Pray for the Sick: Donni Coakley, P J Tunney, Veronica Ugo, Lily Rahim, Patrick O’Reilly, Trisha Weldon, John Curry and Pat Hillman. Please also pray those who have died recently and all the Souls of the faithful departed.

Sat 08/09 5:30 pm Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Biggins Family (Intentions)
Sun 09/09 11 am

5:30 pm

23rd  Sunday of Ordinary Time

Celebration Mass in honour of Our Lady’s Birthday

Holy Souls

(Souls in Purgatory)

Tues 11/09 6 pm Feria No Intention
Wed 12/09 11 am

 

Feria No Intention
Thurs 13/09 6 pm Memorial of St. John Chrysostom No Intention
Fri 14/09 11 am

(9:15 am)

Feast of Exultation of the Holy Cross

(School Class Mass in the Lady Chapel)

No Intention
Sat 15/09 5:30 pm Memorial of our Lady of Sorrows No Intention
Sun 16 /09 11 am

 

24th  Sunday of Ordinary Time Anne O’ Reilly (RIP)
Second Collection

Today there is a collection for Catholic Education fund.

Confessions and Rosary

Rosary in the Lady Chapel on Sundays at 10:30 am.

Confessions on Saturdays at 5 pm.

Journey in Faith

Are you interested in learning more about your Faith?

There will be a new group starting to learn more about the Catholic Faith. Anyone interested in attending, please speak to Fr Mario or write your contact details on the contact sheet at the doors of Church. All welcome, so feel free to invite others along.

2018/19 Holy Communion and Reconciliation programme

For children attending non-Catholic schools and have registered interest, the first meeting will be held on the 16th of Sept 2018, at 10:45 am in the Lady Chapel.  Please email your child’s details to the church office if you want your child to join.

Baptismal Preparation Course

The next course will be held on Friday 21st of September and Friday 30th of November 2018; at 7 pm in the Lady Chapel. Before attending the course please complete and return a baptism preparation form available on the notice board in the church.

Lunchtime Supervisor Vacancies at St. Catherine of Siena School

Please call the school office on 0121 692 1051 if you are interested. Applicants must enjoy working with children and have good communication skills. Training will be provided – start a career in education.

Mass Intentions

As you can see above, there are some Masses this week with no intention. Each Mass is offered up for a particular person or prayer request. The Mass is the greatest collective prayer of the Church.

For Mass intentions please use the envelopes provided in Church.

Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC)

SPUC is urging people to send a postcard to the Home Secretary urging him not to recommend or promote legislation to outlaw peaceful pro-life vigils, which have helped many women to choose life for their unborn baby. The freedom to oppose abortion and offer help in public places is at risk. Postcards are available at the doors of the Church. For more information, please call SPUC on 020 7091 7091.

SCIE (Social Care Institute for Excellence)

Archbishop Bernard Longley has commissioned a review of our current safeguarding/child protection practices in light of the National Catholic Policies and Procedures. This review is to be welcomed as a means of ensuring that our systems to protect our children and young people are as effective as possible. This review is being conducted by an independent charity called SCIE (Social Care Institute for Excellence). As part of the review, SCIE would like to speak with any individuals who have experience of working with our parish safeguarding representatives and the safeguarding team at the Archdiocese. Anyone who is impacted by abuse issues can contact the safeguarding team on 0121 230 6240 (emergency out of hours 07976 516629).

If you are able to contribute to this important review and share your experiences with SCIE then please contact Hugh Constant (Hugh.Constant@scie.org.uk or 020 7766 7374 or 07872 602207).

 

Church Repairs and Conference Centre

We need to raise approximately £50,000 over 5 years to cover the cost of essential Church repairs and a new Conference Centre with Kitchen.

Need Cost
Essential Church repairs £32,500
Conference Centre £14,000
Total £46,000 + VAT

Fundraising ideas welcomed

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Newsletter 2 September 2018

22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Reflection: We can become very shallow if we only fulfil our ‘obligations’ and pay no attention to where our heart is. God tells us that we are important, that we are loved by Him, and helps us to live that deeper life. Jesus often impresses upon us the need to act upon his word. It is not enough to just speak of him, we need to act on them, deeds speak loader than words.  In the words of the Apostle James, “let me be a doer of the word, and not a forgetful hearer. If I am a doer that acts, I shall be blessed in my doing.” God judges us on the love of our lives and our efforts to love others. In the evening of life God will know not just what we spoke with our lips but what we did and the way in which we lived.

Please Pray for the Sick: Donni Coakley, P J Tunney, Veronica Ugo, Lily Rahim, Patrick O’Reilly, Trisha Weldon, John Curry and Pat Hillman. Please also pray those who have died recently and all the Souls of the faithful departed.

Sat 01/09 5:30 pm Vigil Mass of Sunday Joseph Flanagan (RIP)
Sun 02/09 11 am 22nd  Sunday of Ordinary Time Anonymous (To Be Pregnant)
Tues 04/09 6 pm Optional Memorial of St Cuthbert, Bishop Jimmy McLaughlin (RIP)
Wed 05/09 11 am

 

Feria Brian Nicholls (RIP)
Thurs 06/09 6 pm Feria Mary Kelly (RIP)
Fri 07/09 11 am

 

Feria Mgr. Thomas Fallon (RIP)
Sat 08/09 5:30 pm Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Biggins Family (Intentions)
Sun 09/09 11 am

5:30pm

23rd  Sunday of Ordinary Time

Celebration Mass in honour of Our Lady’s Birthday

Holy Souls

(Souls in Purgatory)

Second Collection

Today there is a collection for Church Repairs and Conference Centre. Next Sunday there is a collection for Catholic Education fund.

Our Lady’s Birthday Celebration

Our Lady’s birthday falls on the 8th September, but at St Catherine’s we will be celebrating an extra Sunday Mass on the 9th September at 5:30 pm. As part of Mass we shall crown the statue of Mary. Following Mass, there will be a Birthday Cake and some light refreshments. Please join us to celebrate this most special occasion.

Journey in Faith

Are you interested in learning more about your Faith?Beginning Thursday 6th September at 7 pm in the Lady Chapel, there will be a weekly event to discuss the Catholic Faith. Tea and Coffee provided. Anyone interested in attending, please speak to Fr Mario. All welcome.

Baptismal Preparation Course

The next course will be held on Friday 21st of September and Friday 30th of November 2018; at 7 pm in the Lady Chapel. Before attending the course please complete and return a baptism preparation form available on the notice board in the church.

2018/19 Holy Communion and Reconciliation programme

For children attending non-Catholic schools and have registered interest, the first meeting will be held on the 16th of Sept 2018, at 10:45 am in the Lady Chapel.  Please email your child’s details to the church office if you want your child to join.

Confessions and Rosary

Rosary in the Lady Chapel on Sundays at 10:30 am.

Confessions on Saturdays at 5 pm.

Mass Intentions

For Mass intentions please use the envelopes provided in Church.

Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC)

SPUC is urging people to send a postcard to the Home Secretary urging him not to recommend or promote legislation to outlaw peaceful pro-life vigils, which have helped many women to choose life for their unborn baby. The freedom to oppose abortion and offer help in public places is at risk. Postcards are available at the doors of the Church. For more information, please call SPUC on 020 7091 7091.

SCIE (Social Care Institute for Excellence)

Archbishop Bernard Longley has commissioned a review of our current safeguarding/child protection practices in light of the National Catholic Policies and Procedures. This review is to be welcomed as a means of ensuring that our systems to protect our children and young people are as effective as possible. This review is being conducted by an independent charity called SCIE (Social Care Institute for Excellence). As part of the review, SCIE would like to speak with any individuals who have experience of working with our parish safeguarding representatives and the safeguarding team at the Archdiocese. Anyone who is impacted by abuse issues can contact the safeguarding team on 0121 230 6240 (emergency out of hours 07976 516629).

If you are able to contribute to this important review and share your experiences with SCIE then please contact Hugh Constant (Hugh.Constant@scie.org.uk or 020 7766 7374 or 07872 602207).

Church Repairs and Conference Centre

We need to raise approximately £50,000 over 5 years to cover the cost of essential Church repairs and a new Conference Centre with Kitchen.

Need Cost
Essential Church repairs £32,500
Conference Centre £14,000
Total £46,000 + VAT

Fundraising ideas welcomed

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Newsletter 26 August 2018

21st Sunday of Ordinary Time

Reflection: Have you a favorite scripture or a line from the gospels that you repeat at times of joy or sadness or when you feel you need some words to help you cope with what life has presented you with? The word of God is a personal gift, our favorite lines fill our hearts in time of prayer as we repeat them to ourselves.  His words can lead us into a quality of life which gives meaning, hope and love in all we do. Nobody else can give what Jesus gives – a full meaning of life, seen in the example of his life. Time with him is always time well spent. Love welcomes us to the companionship of Jesus. In the enjoyment and the challenge of such love, would we want to go elsewhere?

We Pray for the Sick: Donni Coakley, P J Tunney, Veronica Ugo, Lily Rahim, Patrick O’Reilly, Trisha Weldon John Curry and Pat Hillman.

Please Pray for the Souls of the recently departed: Nicholas Nelson, Carmel McCrann and Michael Dorris.

Sat 25/08 5:30 pm Vigil Mass of Sunday Eric Purvis
Sun 26/08 11 am 21st  Sunday of Ordinary Time Mary Hanrahan (RIP)
Tues 28/08 6 pm Memorial of St. Augustine Brian Nicholls (RIP)
Wed 29/08 11 am

 

Memorial of the passion of St. John Jimmy McLaughlin (RIP)
Thurs 30/08 6 pm Feria Jimmy McLaughlin (RIP)
Fri 31/08 11 am

 

Feria Joseph Flanagan (RIP)
Sat 01/09 5:30 pm Vigil Mass of Sunday Biggins Family (Intentions)
Sun 02/09 11 am 22nd  Sunday of Ordinary Time Anonymous (To Be Pregnant)
Our Lady’s Birthday Celebration

Our Lady’s birthday falls on the 8th September, but at St Catherine’s we will be celebrating an extra Sunday Mass on the 9th September at 5:30 pm. As part of Mass we shall crown the statue of Mary. Following Mass, there will be a Birthday Cake and some light refreshments. Please join us to celebrate this most special occasion.

Journey in Faith

Are you interested in learning more about your Faith?

Beginning Thursday 6th September at 7 pm in the Lady Chapel, there will be a weekly event to discuss the Catholic Faith. This program is aimed at people wishing to join the Catholic Church, but also to those Catholics who wish to learn more about their own Faith. Tea and Coffee provided. Anyone interested in attending, please speak to Fr Mario.

Baptismal Preparation Course

The next course will be held on Friday 21st of September and Friday 30th of November 2018; at 7 pm in the Lady Chapel. Before attending the course please complete and return a baptism preparation form available on the notice board in the church.

2018/19 Holy Communion and Reconciliation programme

For children attending non-Catholic schools and have register interest, the first meeting will be held on the 16th of Sept 2018, at 10:45 am in the Lady Chapel.  Please email your child’s details to the church office if you want your child to join.

Mass Intentions

Having a Mass offered up for a special intention is a very old Catholic tradition. It is a great way to pray for our dearly departed friends and family. It is also an excellent way to ask God to intercede in our prayer requests. If you would like to have a Mass offered for a special intention, please use the envelopes provided at the entrances to Church

Confessions and Rosary

Rosary in the Lady Chapel on Sundays at 10:30 am.

Confessions on Saturdays at 5 pm

SCIE (Social Care Institute for Excellence)

Archbishop Bernard Longley has commissioned a review of our current safeguarding/child protection practices in light of the National Catholic Policies and Procedures. This review is to be welcomed as a means of ensuring that our systems to protect our children and young people are as effective as possible. This review is being conducted by an independent charity called SCIE (Social Care Institute for Excellence). As part of the review, SCIE would like to speak with any individuals who have experience of working with our parish safeguarding representatives and the safeguarding team at the Archdiocese. Anyone who is impacted by abuse issues can contact the safeguarding team on 0121 230 6240 (emergency out of hours 07976 516629).

If you are able to contribute to this important review and share your experiences with SCIE then please contact Hugh Constant (Hugh.Constant@scie.org.uk or 020 7766 7374 or 07872 602207).

Church Repairs and Conference Centre

We need to raise approximately £50,000 over 5 years to cover the cost of essential Church repairs and a new Conference Centre with Kitchen.

Need Cost
Essential Church repairs £32,500
Conference Centre £14,000
Total £46,000 + VAT

Fundraising ideas welcomed

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Newsletter 19 August 2018

20th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Reflection: In the Eucharist we deepen our relationship with Jesus by becoming more and more like him. We meet God in this mysterious and dramatic way: God gives himself to us, and we try to shape our lives so we can live as Eucharistic people.  Jesus gives us himself to us, asking us to, ‘Abide in me as I abide in you’ (John 15:4).  He uses bread and wine to describe himself, food and drink that the earth provides and nourishes our bodies. But ‘living’ bread is an effort to reveal more deeply how profoundly God nourishes us. He offers us more than food, he offers us a relationship where we can share in the His life. The Eucharist is Jesus; truly present with us. When we receive Jesus in Holy Communion, we become, for that very short period of time, one with Christ. Next time you receive Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, remember that he is truly there and give Him thanks.

We Pray for the Sick: Donni Coakley, P J Tunney, Veronica Ugo, Lily Rahim, Patrick O’Reilly, Trisha Weldon John Curry and Pat Hillman.

Please Pray for the Souls of the recently departed: Nicholas Nelson, Carmel McCrann and Michael Dorris.

Sat 18/08 5:30 pm Vigil Mass of Sunday Kevin Andrew Collum (RIP)
Sun 19/08 11 am 20th  Sunday of Ordinary Time Fr. Michael McKenna
Tues 21/08 6 pm Memorial of St Pius X Dermot Sullivian
Wed 22/08 11 am

 

Memorial of Queenship of  Blessed Virgin Mary Lizzy Duffy (RIP)
Thurs 23/08 6 pm Feast of St John Wall Anonymous (Special Intention)
Fri 24/08 11 am

 

Feast of St Bartholomew Michael Kleen (Anniversary)
Sat 25/08 5:30 pm Vigil Mass of Sunday Eric Purvis
Sun 26/08 11 am 21st  Sunday of Ordinary Time Mary Hanrahan (RIP)
Our Lady’s Birthday Celebration

Our Lady’s birthday falls on the 8th September, but at St Catherine’s we will be celebrating an extra Sunday Mass on the 9th September at 5:30 pm. As part of Mass we shall crown the statue of Mary. Following Mass, there will be a Birthday Cake and some light refreshments. Please join us to celebrate this most special occasion.

Journey in Faith

Are you interested in learning more about your Faith?Beginning Thursday 6th September at 7 pm in the Lady Chapel, there will be a weekly event to discuss the Catholic Faith. This program is aimed at people wishing to join the Catholic Church, but also to those Catholics who wish to learn more about their own Faith. Tea and Coffee provided. Anyone interested in attending, please speak to Fr Mario.

2018/19 Holy Communion and Reconciliation programme

For children attending non-Catholic schools, please email your child’s details to the church office.

Confessions and Rosary

Rosary in the Lady Chapel on Sundays at 10:30 am. Confessions on Saturdays at 5 pm.

Mass Intentions

Having a Mass offered up for a special intention is a very old Catholic tradition. It is a great way to pray for our dearly departed friends and family. It is also an excellent way to ask God to intercede in our prayer requests. If you would like to have a Mass offered for a special intention, please use the envelopes provided at the entrances to Church.

SCIE (Social Care Institute for Excellence)

Archbishop Bernard Longley has commissioned a review of our current safeguarding/child protection practices in light of the National Catholic Policies and Procedures. This review is to be welcomed as a means of ensuring that our systems to protect our children and young people are as effective as possible. This review is being conducted by an independent charity called SCIE (Social Care Institute for Excellence). As part of the review, SCIE would like to speak with any individuals who have experience of working with our parish safeguarding representatives and the safeguarding team at the Archdiocese. Anyone who is impacted by abuse issues can contact the safeguarding team on 0121 230 6240 (emergency out of hours 07976 516629).

If you are able to contribute to this important review and share your experiences with SCIE then please contact Hugh Constant (Hugh.Constant@scie.org.uk or 020 7766 7374 or 07872 602207).

Church Repairs and Conference Centre

We need to raise approximately £50,000 over 5 years to cover the cost of essential Church repairs and a new Conference Centre with Kitchen.

Need Cost
Essential Church repairs £32,500
Conference Centre £14,000
Total £46,000 + VAT

Fundraising ideas welcomed

Baptism

Parents Mathew and Stephanie Omegara will have I’nez Bethany Kanayo-Onyiyechukwu Omegara Baptised on the 25th August 2018 at 11 am in St Catherine’s Church.