Bulletin for the week beginning 11th November – The Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Vigil Mass 6.00pm Ann and John Roach 8.30am & 10.30am  Pro. pop. / War dead

 Monday NO MASS      Tuesday NO MASS     Wednesday NO MASS   

Thursday 9.15am at Holy Cross School Special intention (HW)

Friday NO MASS    Saturday NO MORNING MASS


SUNDAY  Vigil Mass 6.00pm Decease Lavin and Brunnock families 8.30am & 10.30am Pro.pop. / Lucy Reilly


+ REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY + The 10.30am Mass this Sunday is a Requiem Mass for all who have died as a result of warfare. Please pray for the repose of the souls of all sailors, soldiers, airmen and civilians, friend and former foe alike. Requiescant in pace.

PLEASE NOTE – Father Neil is in hospital.  He will spend 3-4 days there and then he will require 4-6 weeks convalescence. In his convalescence, Deacon Andrew will be in charge of the parish – but please remember he is a full time head teacher and may not be able to respond immediately. He may be contacted on 07 977 391 622. Priest in emergencies: Until Father Neil is fully recovered from his operation he will be unable to answer emergency call outs.  In the next few weeks if you need a priest in an emergency, you should in the first instance try either  Father Michael on 0121 354 1211 or Father Allen on 0121 354 1763 or you can ring the Dean, Father Simon on 07 985 753 391.

Fr. Neil thanks you for the many cards and well wishes he has received, but especially for your prayers.

WELCOME – We welcome Amaya Muriel Haddon who was baptised here last weekend.


6.00pm   Reader 1  R Mooney      Reader 2  R Mooney

8.30am   Reader 1  E Allison         Reader 2  T Egan

10.30am   Reader 1  C Ross           Reader 2  P McCann

MASS ATTENDANCE   November 3rd / 4th    6.00pm 208   8.30am 152   10.30am 199  Total 559

DIOCESAN SAFEGUARDING INQUIRY – The Archdiocese hearing in the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) begins in London on Monday November 12th and runs until Friday November 16th. 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. If you would like to speak to someone about safeguarding and the Church’s work, please call 0121 230 6240. If you would like to speak to someone independent of the Church you can contact the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000. Please pray with us for all victims of abuse and for those involved in the work of this important inquiry.

HOLIDAY / PILGRIMAGE TO BANNEUX, LIEGE AND BRUGES 2019 Sunday June 23rd – Friday June 28th. – If you are interested then please put your name on the list in the porch and make a deposit of £100 (per person). The cost per person for this six days / five nights pilgrimage is £599.00 pp (£125 single supplement).

NOVEMBER – MONTH OF THE HOLY SOULS – Parishioners are invited to write names of deceased relatives and friends in the white envelope available from the church porch.  Your envelopes may be placed in the memorial box at the foot of the altar.  (Please DO NOT enclose money)

BLESSING OF GRAVES – SUTTON: Sunday November 11th at 3.00pm. NEW HALL: Sunday November 18th at 2.30pm.

MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION – The church will be open at 10.15am each Tuesday in order for you to take the Blessed Sacrament to the sick and housebound.

READERS’ ROTA – The new rota for readers is available from the Sacristy. The new rota begins on November 24th / 25th.

SAINT OF THE WEEK – Saint Margaret of Scotland – Saint Margaret was the granddaughter of King Edward Ironside of England but was born while in exile in Hungary. In 1070 she married King Malcolm III of Scotland and had eight children, three of whom reigned as Kings of Scotland including King David I. Remarkable for her piety and works of charity, Saint Margaret co-founded Dunfermline Abbey. She is the secondary Patron of Scotland. Her feast day is celebrated on November 16th.

Please pray for the sick of our parish and for all who care for them.

IN MEMORIAM – Please pray for the repose of the souls of parishioners whose anniversaries occur at this time: Jan Kurkiewicz, Mabel Cecilia Blake, Margaret Ann Knight, Joseph Taroni, Leslie James Fallon, Eric Bartley Farrant, John Edward Tigue, Francis William Furness, Terence Henry Heath and Beryl Josephine Hassall.

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