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)


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.


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


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 ( 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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