Newsletter 29 July 2018

17th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Reflection: Jesus generously shares all he has with us. In prayer we might dwell on how much Jesus has done for us, how much He has given us and ultimately how He wants to share himself with us the Word of God and the Eucharist.God can make much of what we offer him.  With Gods help we never know where our efforts to love and support others may bear fruit.  He expects us to come to the aid of one another, and to share what little we have. Saint Teresa of Calcutta said about Jesus, “He uses us to be his love and compassion in the world in spite of our weaknesses and frailties.” Let us pray for the courage we need to risk giving even the little that I have.

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

Please Pray for the Souls of the recently departed: Nicholas Nelson, Carmel McCrann and Michael Dorris.

Sat 28/07 5:30 pm Vigil Mass of Sunday Tonie Ryan (RIP)
Sun 29/07 11 am 17th  Sunday of Ordinary Time Jazz Uppal  (RIP)
Tues 31/07 6 pm Memorial of St Ignatius of Loyola Jimmy McLaughlin (RIP)
Wed 01/08 6 pm Memorial of St Alphonsus Mary de’Ligouri Jimmy McLaughlin (RIP)
Thurs 02/08 6 pm Feria Vera Cater (RIP)
Fri 03/08 6 pm


Feria Vera Cater (RIP)
Sat 04/08 5:30 pm Vigil Mass of Sunday Hugh Fitzgibbon (RIP)
Sun 05/08 11 am 18th  Sunday of Ordinary Time Joseph Norman

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

Children’s choir

Thank you to all the children who have joined the choir.  Practice will stop over the summer break and resume when school starts in the Autumn.  Children 7 and over who can sing are welcome to join the weekly practice from September.  Speak with Chris Kearl for more information.

2018/19 Holy Communion and Reconciliation programme for children attending non-Catholic schools, please email your child’s details to the church office.

Journey in Faith

Beginning in September there will be a weekly event to discuss the Catholic Faith. This program is aimed at people wishing to join the Catholic Church, but also to those Catholics who wish to learn more about their own Faith. Anyone interested in attending, please speak to Fr Mario.

Requiem for Michael Dorris

The Requiem Mass for Michael Dorris will take place on the 2nd August at 10:30 am. Requiem to be held at St Catherine’s Church.

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 ( 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 £46,000 + VAT

Fundraising ideas welcomed

1 thought on “Newsletter 29 July 2018”

  1. Thank you, Father. This is a really great way of sharing the newsletter, so the parish is aware of the current events.

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