Newsletter – 22 April 2018

Reflection: The good shepherd is one who lays down his life for his for his sheep
We all have our vocation or calling in life. A vocation is a response from within to needs outside ourselves, using our gifts, talents and education to meet the needs of others.
Today Jesus identifies himself as the “good shepherd,” a vocation of love and care. A good shepherd does everything within their power to protect the sheep. If needed, the good shepherd will even lay down their lives for the sheep they care for.
Through our Christian faith we are called to be ‘people for others’ a call to love God and to love our neighbour. Jesus, as we well know, loved us so intensely that he was willing to give up his life for us, his sheep! Jesus died so that we might live! Truly, there is no greater love!

We Pray for the Sick: Nicholas Nelson, Donni Coakley, P J Tunney, and Carmel McCrann. Veronica Ugo, Lily Rahim, Patrick O’Reilly, Trisha Weldon.

Masses This Week.
Sat 21/04 5:30 pm Easter Feria Muriel Rean (RIP)
Sun 22/04 11:00 am 4th Sunday of Easter World day prayer for Vocation
Mon 23/04 6:30 pm Easter Feria Edith Jonins (RIP)
Wed 25/04 10 am Feast of St. Mark Maria Caterina Cataldo
Thurs 26/04 6:15 pm Easter Feria Elaine Hickson
Fri 27/04 10 am Easter Feria John Smyth (RIP)
Sat 28/04 5:30 pm Easter Feria John Hirons (RIP)
Sun 29/04 11:00 am 5th Sunday of Easter Elaine Hickson

Baptismal preparation course: The next courses will be held on Friday 11th May 2018 and Friday 20th July 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 entrance.

The Feast of St. Catherine of Siena-Sunday April 29th 2018. There is evening mass at 5:30 pm followed by refreshment. Please kindly join in the celebration.

National Justice and Peace Network- 40th Annual Conference, with programme for children and young people. Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd July 201. See poster for details
(Rosary will be said during the month of May, every Sunday at 10:30 am, please join us. )

Pilgrimage To Medjugorje- Departure dates for 2018 Pilgrimages are 06th May To 13th May and 07th October To 14th October. See poster for details.
Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage- 26th May to 1st June led by Archbishop Bernard. See posters for details

Collections 14/15/04/2018
Cash £ 213.68
Envelopes £ 30.00
Total £ 243.68
Second collection
Clergy Training £ 79.67

Choir Practice Sunday 10.30 am- new members are welcome
Facebook: St Catherine of Siena, Birmingham.
SVP Group –

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