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Newsletter 18 November 2018

World Day for the Poor (33rd  Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Reflection: It is good to find something in life that cannot pass away. We want that – we want it in love, in our friendships and in our trusting in the future. The word of God spoken in love, always a light in life, will never pass away. Prayer is our inserting of ourselves into the reality of that word and that love.  Even in our darkest hour the Lord does not abandon us. His eye always upon us He watches over us night and day. In today’s reading Jesus speaks of being on our guard for we do not know the day or the hour when we will be called to Him. But if we take his words to heart and stay close to Him as we journey, we have nothing to fear. His gift to us is His presence with us ‘till the end of the world.

 

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 17/11 5:30 pm Vigil Mass of Sunday Anonymous (Private Intention)
Sun 18/11 11 am

 

33rd  Sunday in Ordinary Time Albert Lindsey
Tues 20/11 6 pm Feria John Ruane (RIP)
Wed 21/11 11 am Memorial for the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Mary Ruane (RIP)
Thurs

 

22/11 6 pm Memorial of St. Cecilia No Intention
Fri 23/11 11 am Feria Soul of Andrew John Samuel
Sat 24/11 5:30 pm Memorial of St. Andrew Dung-Lac Gloria Ulasi Birthday Mass
Sun 25/11 11 am

 

Solemnity of our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe Brigida Elizabeth Bernabe
Second Collections

Today, there is a collection for Christmas Flower. Next Sunday there will be a collection for the Youth Service.

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

Next Sunday the 25th of November 2018, 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!

 

St Paul’s School for Girls

Will be holding Annual OAP Christmas Party on Monday, 17th December 2018, from 1 pm-3 pm. Please contact school 0121 454 0895, by Friday, 7th December 2018, if you wish to attend.

 

 

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 2018. 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

 

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

 

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