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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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