Newsletter 30 September 2018

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Reflection: The gospel reading contains a collection of different teachings of Jesus. The first speech warns us against the exclusive attitude which says that, unless someone completely shares our opinions and our faith, they can do no good. The next saying seems to confirm this. Any good deed from whatever source, Jesus implies, should be welcomed and will be rewarded.

Jesus then speaks of ‘obstacles’ placed in the way of believers, the ‘little ones’ who have faith. The Greek word used here is similar to the word ‘scandal’. To scandalize others, to violate their faith, to undermine their pursuit of what is good and right, is plainly wrong.

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 29/09 5:30 pm Vigil mass of 26th Sunday in ordinary time St Mary’s Trust (Intentions)
Sun 30 /09 11 am


26th  Sunday in Ordinary Time Fr. Dominic (Family Intention)
Tues 02/10 6 pm Memorial of Guardian Angel Anonymous (Special Intention)
Wed 03/10 11 am


Feria Marie Heeley
Thurs 04/10 6 pm Memorial of St. Francis of Assisi Daniel Moupini (RIP)
Fri 05/10 11 am Feria Narcia Natias (Thanksgiving)
Sat 06/10 5:30 pm Vigil Mass of Sunday Narcia Natias (Parents’ Health)
Sun 07/10 11 am


27th  Sunday in Ordinary Time Deceased Members of Legion of Mary
LAUDATO SI: On care of our common home

A morning of reflection and discussion on Pope Francis’ teachings on caring for the Earth is being held at St Anne’s RC Church, 96 Bradford Street B12 0PB on Saturday 6th October 2018 beginning at 10.30am and concluding with Mass at 1.00 pm. Guest speaker: Ellen Teague of the Columban Missionaries. Light refreshments will be available. For further details please contact

Confessions and Rosary

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

Confessions on Saturdays at 5 pm.

Journey in Faith

Are you interested in learning more about your Faith?

There will be a new group starting to learn more about the Catholic Faith. Anyone interested in attending, please speak to Fr Mario or write your contact details on the contact sheet at the doors of Church. All welcome, so feel free to invite others along.

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

As you can see above, there are some Masses this week with no intention. Each Mass is offered up for a particular person or prayer request. The Mass is the greatest collective prayer of the Church.

For Mass intentions please use the envelopes provided in Church.

Tabor House, Birmingham’s permanent night shelter

Are you ready to give a hand? Tabor House has been open since September last year offering short term accommodation and support to people living on the street in Birmingham. We are looking for more volunteers to support the project. To find out more call Christy Acton on 07464 928691.

Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC)

SPUC is urging people to send a postcard to the Home Secretary urging him not to recommend or promote legislation to outlaw peaceful pro-life vigils, which have helped many women to choose life for their unborn baby. The freedom to oppose abortion and offer help in public places is at risk. Postcards are available at the doors of the Church. For more information, please call SPUC on 020 7091 7091.

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 £46,500 + VAT

Fundraising ideas welcomed

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