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Newsletter 11 November 2018

Remembrance Day (32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Reflection: We can become so obsessed with image that it becomes the most important feature in our lives, best house, biggest car, latest iPhone!  The words in today’s Gospel are a real challenge to our culture and to his warning to beware not to be taken in by riches. Jesus proclaims that the woman who put in two small copper coins had given more than all the rich people. God looks at the heart and its readiness to give generously. How do we measure our worth? Is it by our external success, or can we look in to our hearts and be ready to be generous. Jesus, help us to be alert to our selfishness and our judgmental attitudes towards others. We cannot love you and act with thoughtlessness to our neighbor, so teach us Lord your ways. Please Pray for the Sick: 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 10/11 5:30 pm Memoria of St. Leo the Great For the homeless
Sun 11/11 11 am

 

32nd  Sunday in Ordinary Time Remembrance Day
Tues 13/11 6 pm Feria All homeless People Living on the Street
Wed 14/11 11 am Feria Deceased Members of the Legion of Mary
Thurs

 

15/11 6 pm Feria All the Deceased of St Catherine
Fri 16/11 11 am Feria For Those who are Isolated and Lonely
Sat 17/11 5:30 pm Vigil Mass of Sunday Anonymous (Private Intention)
Sun 18/11 11 am

 

33rd  Sunday in Ordinary Time Albert Lindsey
Second Collections

Today, there is a collection for Church Repairs and Conference Centre

Confessions and Rosary for the Month of November

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

Confessions on Saturdays at 5 pm.

Commemoration of All the Faithfull Departed

The last weekend in the month of November, masses will be offered for the Holy Souls, please use the envelope at the back of the church.

Baptismal Preparation Course

The next course will be held on 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.

Mass Intentions

For Mass intentions please use the envelopes provided in Church. Each Mass is offered up for a particular person or prayer request. The Mass is the greatest collective prayer of the Church.

Church Fund Raising

On the 25th of November 2018, Christ the King Sunday, there will be ‘Bring and Buy Sale and Raffle’ after Mass, Donations required, Boxes are at the back of the church, Please be generous. Refreshments for sale including Hot Dogs!

Join in the Prayer and Fasting

On Saturday 17th November, the Vigil of the Dedication of the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, please pray and fast for the end of abortion and euthanasia in this Country. Your prayer and fasting is urgently needed, and it really does save lives.  For information on the days of Prayer and Fasting see poster:

http://www.goodcounselnet.co.uk/Prayer-and-Fasting-Days.html

 

 

The Archdiocese hearing in the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) begins in London on Monday 12 November, and runs until Friday 16 November. The Archdiocese believes that the work being done by IICSA is of great significance and supports the aim of strengthening and improving safeguarding practices and cultures within the Church. The welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults is a fundamental priority for the Archdiocese. Fostering a culture which has safeguarding at its very heart remains a key part of our work.

For Information on safeguarding and the Church’s work, please call 0121 230 6240. If you would like to speak to someone independent of the Church call NSPCC on 0808 800 5000. Please pray with us for all victims of abuse, and for all those involved in the work of this important Inquiry. For Pastoral Letter see: https://www.birminghamdiocese.org.uk/

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 £46,500 + VAT

 

Church Repairs and Conference Centre Monthly Collection Report

 

Date Amount
05/08/2018 £  31.00
01/09/2018 £ 188.69
14/10/2018 £   68.50
Total £ 218.19

Thank you all for all your contributions. Fundraising ideas are welcomed

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Newsletter 04 November 2018

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Reflection: The question posed in today’s Gospel requires Jesus to interpret the Law of Moses. The Mosaic Law consists of the Ten Commandments and many additional commandments, numbering into the hundreds. Jesus was not the only Jewish religious teacher to connect these two commandments, love of God and love of neighbor. As Christians, our moral behavior is guided by the two-part commandment taught by Jesus in today’s Gospel: love God and love your neighbor as yourself. Many of us learned to use this framework as an examination of conscience. By examining our lives through the lens of these commandments, we have learned that the challenge of these commandments is not in our desire to follow them but in our capacity to consistently honor these commandments in our daily lives (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 03/11 5:30 pm Vigil Mass of Sunday Ebiama Asu Bernard Andaowei (RIP)
Sun 04/11 11 am

 

31st  Sunday in Ordinary Time Jacqueline Daly (28yrs Remembrance)
Tues 06/11 6 pm Feria  Mr & Mrs Jim Timmis
Wed 07/11 11 am Feria Sheila Fox (Birthday Mass)
Thurs

 

08/11 6 pm Feria No intention
Fri 09/11 11 am Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica No intention
Sat 10/11 5:30 pm Memoria of St. Leo the Great For the homeless
Sun 11/11 11 am

 

32nd  Sunday in Ordinary Time For those who are isolated and lonely
Second Collections

Today, there is a collection for the Johnson Association.

Confessions and Rosary for the Month of November

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

Confessions on Saturdays at 5 pm.

Commemoration of All the Faithfull Departed

In the month of November, masses will be offered for the Holy Souls, please use the envelope at the back of the church.

Baptismal Preparation Course

The next course will be held on 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.

Mass Intentions

For Mass intentions please use the envelopes provided in Church. Each Mass is offered up for a particular person or prayer request. The Mass is the greatest collective prayer of the Church.

Church Fund Raising

On the 25th of November 2018, Christ the King Sunday, there will be ‘Bring and Buy Sale and Raffle’ after Mass, Donations required, Boxes are at the back of the church, Please be generous.

WOMEN, FAITH & DIALOGUE

All are welcome to a morning of speakers and discussion surrounding women in faith and equality, organised by the Columban missionaries, from 10.00 am on Saturday 10th November at Christ Church in Sparkbrook B11 1LS. The event is free to attend and concludes with lunch at 1.00pm. For more details and to confirm your attendance email Catherine to volunteer@columbans.co.uk.

 

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. 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 £46,500 + VAT

 

Church Repairs and Conference Centre Monthly Collection Report

 

Date Amount
05/08/2018 £  31.00
01/09/2018 £ 188.69
14/10/2018 £   68.50
Total £ 218.19

Thank you all for all your contributions. Fundraising ideas are welcomed

 

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Newsletter 28 October 2018

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Reflection: We’re not good at asking for help but today’s Gospel can teach us a great deal about how to handle suffering in our own lives and the lives of those around us. God never meant for us to suffer alone and Jesus’ response to Bartimaeus shows us this. Too often in our society people who need help are not given it. Today Jesus goes against the grain of what was expected. Bartimaeus shows all of us that we can exuberantly let our request be made known to God because he hears our cries and will respond to them. God our healer, the one who hears our loud and silent cries, please help us to boldly come to you in all our needs. Help us to be a community that allows those in pain to be transparent, help us to encourage our brothers and sisters with the knowledge that even in their pain you are calling them to come to you.

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 27/10 5:30 pm Vigil Mass of Sunday Nicholas Nelson (RIP)
Sun 28/10 11 am

 

30th  Sunday in Ordinary Time Susan Agada (Birthday Celebration)
Tues 30/10 6 pm Feria No Intention
Wed 31/10 11 am Feria No Intention
Thurs

 

01/11 11 am Solemnity  of All Saints (There is also 6 pm mass) Tina Christopher
Fri 02/11 11 am Commemoration of All the Faithfull Departed (There is also 6 pm mass) All the Faithfull Departed
Sat 03/11 5:30 pm Vigil Mass of Sunday Ebiama Asu Bernard Andaowei (RIP)
Sun 04/11 11 am

 

30th  Sunday in Ordinary Time Jacqueline Daly (28yrs Remembrance)
Second Collections

Next Sunday, there is a collection for the Johnson Association.

Confessions and October Devotions

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

Confessions on Saturdays at 5 pm.

Commemoration of All the Faithfull Departed

In the month of November, masses will be offered for the Holy Souls, please use the envelope at the back of the church.

Baptismal Preparation Course

The next course will be held on 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.

Mass Intentions

For Mass intentions please use the envelopes provided in Church. Each Mass is offered up for a particular person or prayer request. The Mass is the greatest collective prayer of the Church.

Church Fund Raising

On the 25th of November 2018, Christ the King Sunday, there will be ‘Bring and Share/ Raffle Draw’ after mass, Donations are required, Boxes are at the back of the church, Please be generous

WOMEN, FAITH & DIALOGUE

All are welcome to a morning of speakers and discussion surrounding women in faith and equality, organised by the Columban missionaries, from 10.00 am on Saturday 10th November at Christ Church in Sparkbrook B11 1LS. The event is free to attend and concludes with lunch at 1.00pm. For more details and to confirm your attendance email Catherine to volunteer@columbans.co.uk.

 

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. 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 £46,500 + VAT

 

Church Repairs and Conference Centre Monthly Collection Report

 

Date Amount
05/08/2018 £  31.00
01/09/2018 £ 188.69
14/10/2018 £   68.50
Total £ 218.19

Thank you all for all your contributions. Fundraising ideas are welcomed

Announcement

Newsletter 21 October 2018

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Reflection: In today’s gospel, Jesus explains the importance of service and sacrifice in the life of a disciple. In particular, he seems to be preparing the Twelve for their leadership roles in the emerging Christian community.  Therefore, Jesus acknowledges that his teaching is countercultural. In today’s Gospel, Jesus contrasts the dynamics within the community of disciples with those shown by the rulers of the Gentiles.  Following Jesus’ example of sacrificial love continues to be countercultural in our day as well. We might take this opportunity to consider our models of authority and examine our own exercise of authority. On whose example do we model our leadership?

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 20/10 5:30 pm Vigil Mass of Sunday Nicholas Nelson (RIP)
Sun 21/10 11 am 29th  Sunday in Ordinary Time Shantel Charlery (Thanksgiving)
Tues 23/10 6 pm Feria Mr & Mrs Jim Timmis
Wed 24/10 11 am Feria Mr & Mrs Jim Timmis
Thurs 25/10 6 pm Feria Kathleen Carey
Fri 26/10 11 am Feria Kathleen Carey
Sat 27/10 5:30 pm Vigil Mass of Sunday Nicholas Nelson (RIP)
Sun 28/10 11 am 30th  Sunday in Ordinary Time Susan Agada (Birthday Celebration)
Second Collections

Today, there is a collection for World Mission Day.

Confessions and October Devotions

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

Confessions on Saturdays at 5 pm.

Solemnity  of All Saints

Thursdays 1st of November 2018, There will be two masses; 11 am and 6 pm in the Lady Chapel.

Commemoration of All the Faithfull Departed

Friday 2nd of November 2018, is All Souls’ Day, There will be two masses; 11 am and 6 pm in the Lady Chapel. In the month of November, masses will be offered for the Holy Souls, please use the envelope at the back of the church.

Baptismal Preparation Course

The next course will be held on 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.

Mass Intentions

For Mass intentions please use the envelopes provided in Church. Each Mass is offered up for a particular person or prayer request. The Mass is the greatest collective prayer of the 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 Fund Raising

On the 25th of November 2018, Christ the King Sunday, there will be ‘Bring and Share/ Raffle Draw’ after mass, Donations are required, Boxes are at the back of the church, Please be generous.

 

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 £46,500 + VAT

Fundraising ideas welcomed

Announcement

Newsletter 14 October 2018

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Reflection: Our riches are not bad unless they prevent our hearts from showing love and sharing our good fortune with those around us. Wealth can stunt love because we are so afraid of losing it.  We can easily get attached to material things, money, property, good looks, having the most up to-date clothes. It is real love that nourishes us and helps us grow in God’s love.

In today’s Gospel Jesus looked at the man with a real love.  Not the love of affection or attraction.  It is the love of agape (‘agaph), a love which desires the best possible thing for the other.  This man was good but Jesus wanted him to be even better.

God shares his eternal life of happiness with us.  He shares the love of his heart. A grateful heart will encourage us to share and to remain human and humble. Lord helps me be poor in heart, knowing that all I am is from you.

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 13/10 5:30 pm Vigil Mass of Sunday Nicholas Nelson (RIP)
Sun 14/10 11 am

 

28th  Sunday in Ordinary Time Dr Carmel McCrann (RIP)
Tues 16/10 6 pm Feria Wozniak Family
Wed 17/10 2 pm

 

Late Nicholas Nelson Funeral (Crematorium at 3:30 pm) Nicholas Nelson (RIP)
Thurs 18/10 6 pm Feast of St Luke Anonymous (Private Intention)
Fri 19/10 11 am Feria Sam Davis
Sat 20/10 5:30 pm Vigil Mass of Sunday Nicholas Nelson (RIP)
Sun 21/10 11 am

 

29th  Sunday in Ordinary Time Shantel Charlery (Thank`sgiving)
Second Collections

Today, there is a collection for Church repairs and a new Conference Centre.  Next Sunday there will be a collection for World Mission Day.

Funeral Announcement

The burial arrangement of Late Mr Nicholas Nelson is going to be on the Wednesday 17th of October 2018, at 2 pm at St. Catherine of Siena Church, followed by Crematorium at 3:30 pm. For further information please contact Fr. Mario.

Confessions and October Devotions

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.

Baptismal Preparation Course

The next course will be held on 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.

Mass Intentions

For Mass intentions please use the envelopes provided in Church. Each Mass is offered up for a particular person or prayer request. The Mass is the greatest collective prayer of the Church.

Tabor House, Birmingham’s permanent night shelter

Are you ready to give a hand? Tabor House has been open since September last year offering short term accommodation and support to people living on the street in Birmingham. We are looking for more volunteers to support the project. To find out more call Christy Acton on 07464 928691.

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 £46,500 + VAT

Fundraising ideas welcomed