Vigil Mass 6.00pm Eric, Norah and Anne Moore 8.30am & 10.30am Pro.pop. / Betty Turner
Monday 7.00pm Feria Special intention (BM) Tuesday 10.00am Feria Catherine Holmes
Wednesday 9.00am Feria Joseph Nolan Quinn Thursday 9.15am in Holy Cross School St Anthony, Abbot Kieran Roper
Friday 7.00pm Feria Tom Hempenstall Saturday 10.00am St Wulstan Liam Duffy
MASSES NEXT WEEKEND
SUNDAY Vigil Mass 6.00pm Mary, Len and David Ratcliffe 8.30am & 10.30am Pro. pop. / Maureen and Bob Levell
SATURDAY CONFESSIONS – 10.30am – 11.30am & 5.30pm – 5.45pm
NEW ROTA FOR EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS – The new rota beginning this weekend 12th / 13th January is available from the Sacristy.
OBERAMMERGAU 2020 – The next deposit for the above holiday is now due. Please be aware that you may be receiving an email from Tailored Travel regarding this payment. If you are paying online, please choose Option 1 from the ‘holiday’ drop-down list. Your registration number will be with the booking form that you have received through the post. So you may pay by cheque completing the payment slip Any queries, contact Tailored Travel: 020 7064 4970.
WELCOME – We welcome Nichola, Carl, Polly-Rae and Ada-Beau who were all received into the Church last week.
FAIRTRADE – Fair-trade raised £62.32 last weekend. Thanks for your support.
FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING – A meeting of the Finance Committee will take place in the Parish Office on Thursday January 17th at 7.00pm.
READERS FOR NEXT WEEKEND
6.00pm Reader 1 L Arnold Morgan Reader 2 F Boxwell
8.30am Reader 1 M Campbell Reader 2 M Hernon
10.30am Reader 1 K Grady Reader 2 A Grady
MASS ATTENDANCE January 5th / 6th 6.00pm 258 8.30am 106 10.30am 197 Total 561.
CONFIRMATION – Parents of children in Year 6 (or above) and NOT in Holy Cross School who wish their child / children to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in July 2019 must give the following details in writing: Name, address, next of kin details, date of Baptism and church of Baptism, school and year. This information should be posted through the Presbytery letter box. The first Confirmation catechesis class is scheduled for February 2019 at 8.30am in the Father Berry Room in the Church Hall – further details will follow.
COUPLES PREPARING FOR MARRIAGE – Several couples have indicated they wish to marry in 2019. Father Neil needs to speak with them A.S.A.P! Please contact him either by email email@example.com or by phone 01213512161
SAINT PETER AND SAINT PAUL SCHOOL, PYPE HAYES – The above school has vacancies in Reception and Year 1 classes. For further information contact the Head Teacher Mr Neil Porter on 0121 675 6028.
SAINT OF THE WEEK – Saint Anthony the Great also known as Saint Anthony of Egypt and Father of All Monks, was a Christian from Egypt, a prominent leader among the Desert Fathers. The biography of Anthony’s life by Athanasius of Alexandria helped to spread the concept of monasticism, particularly in Western Europe through Latin translations. He is often erroneously considered the first monk but as his biography and other sources make clear, there were many ascetics before him. Anthony was, however, the first known ascetic going into the wilderness (about A.D. 270-271). A geographical move that seems to have contributed to his renown inspired the often-repeated subject of the temptation of Saint Anthony in Western art and literature. Anthony is appealed to against infectious diseases, particularly skin diseases. In the past, many such afflictions, including ergotism, erysipelas and shingles were historically referred to as ‘’St Anthony’s Fire’’. His feast is celebrated on January 17th.
THE BIRMINGHAM PASSION PLAY 2019 – The Archbishop asks the Catholic community to support / participate in this event which will run on April 16th, 17th and 18th 2019. The leading actors / actresses will be supplied by professional players from the Saltmine Trust (www.saltminetrust.org.uk), a Christian company who is keen to recruit volunteers for the community cast, choir, musicians and stewards etc. There will be a meeting for all those interested at 1, Colmore Row, Floor 8 on Saturday February 2nd from 2.30pm -5.00pm. This is one of the new ‘glass’ buildings jus up from the Cathedral in Snow Hill. All welcome.
IN MEMORIAM – Please pray for the repose of the souls of parishioners whose anniversaries occur at this time: Eleazar Frederick Wagstaff, Gertrude Callaghan, Ronald Hammond, Mary Stapleton, Robert Joseph Austin Burn, Margaret Ann Murray, Helen Elizabeth Comerford, Catherine Hughes, Teresa Mary Hynes, Maureen Winifred Talbot, Robert Keith Deane, Edward Joseph McAllister, Dorothy Healy, Samuel Campbell, Cecilia O’Rourke, Anthony Bailey, Mary Tetstall, Rosemary Kmicic, Betty Tarpey, Peter Williams, Michelle Elaine Odyniec and Mary Robertson.