Bulletin for the week beginning 15th October – The Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Vigil Mass 6.00pm Dessie Hughes 8.30am & 10.30am  Pro. pop. / Carl Newbold-Comyns

Monday 7.00pm                  St Margaret Mary Alacoque           Patrick Connor

Tuesday 10.00am               St Ignatius of Antioch                       Special intention (F McD)

Wednesday 7.30am           St Luke                                                  Christopher Lawlor

Thursday 9.15am in Holy Cross School            Feria             Jack Causer

Friday 11am Requiem Mass for Tommy Miley

7.00pm                                    Feria                                                      Frank Hogan

Saturday 10.00am              Feria                                                     Special intention (GH)


SUNDAY Vigil Mass 6.00pm Michael Kearns 8.30am & 10.30am  Pro. pop. / Claire Bird

SATURDAY CONFESSIONS – 10.30am – 11.30am & 5.30pm – 5.45pm


WELCOME – We welcome Freddie Tedesco into the Church who was baptised here in Holy Cross last Sunday.

MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT COFFEE MORNING – A Macmillan Coffee Morning is being held on Sunday October 29th in the Church Hall immediately following both the 8.30am and 10.30 am Masses. Goods for the cake and craft stalls, bric a brac (new items) and the raffle for this event will be welcome. A box for your donations is available in the church porch.


Oscott Cemetery: Saturday November 4th at 3.00pm

The Abbey Erdington: Sunday November 5th at 1.00pm

New Hall Cemetery: Sunday November 12th at 3.00pm

Sutton Cemetery: Sunday November 19th at 3.00pm

Witton Cemetery: Sunday November 27th at 2.30pm

LADIES’ GUILD – Our next meeting will take place this Wednesday October 18th at 2.00pm in the Church Hall.


6.00pm   Reader 1  M Gutowski   Reader 2  R Mooney

8.30am   Reader 1  M Campbell   Reader 2  M Hernon

10.30am  Reader 1  P McCann      Reader 2  C Ross

MASS ATTENDANCE   October 7th / 8th 6.00pm 225,  8.30am 149,  10.30am 195, Total 569.

SENIOR CITIZENS’ LUNCH – The next lunch will take place in the Church Hall on Tuesday October 24th immediately following Mass at 12 noon. If you wish to join us, please sign the list in the porch.

WE CARE ABOUT WOMEN – ‘’We care about Women’’ is a campaign of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children to oppose decriminalising abortion.  As part of this campaign, SPUC is organising a Mass Constituency-based Lobby and is asking people to make an appointment with their MP to ask him/her to vote against any moves in Parliament to decriminalise abortion. This Lobby is taking place on October 27th / 28th 2017.  Decriminalising abortion means removing all legal restrictions on abortion.   This will leave women even more vulnerable to the unscrupulous abortion industry at work in our country and more unborn babies will be lost to abortion. For further information please contact SPUC on 020 7091 7091 or go to www.spuc.org.uk

PILGRIMAGES IN OUR DIOCESE – Rome  October 23rd – 27th 2017   £750.00   Single supplement £150.00. Fatima  December 7th – 10th 2017   £399.00   Single supplement £65.00. Holy Land  June 9th -16th 2018   £1,300.00   Single supplement £250.00. For further information please contact Andrew Oldnall  0121 440 8623 / Mobile 07 733 226 063    Email andrewoldnall@gmail.com

HOLY CROSS SCHOOL / EARLY YEARS – Supplementary forms are now available from the school office for children who wish to start our Early Years Class in September 2018.  These forms need to be signed by Father Neil. Please see him after any of the weekend Masses that you attend. The deadline for these to be returned to the school office is January 15th 2018.  Please note that forms received after this date will not be accepte

SAINT OF THE WEEK – Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque was born at L’Hautecour, France.  She was educated by the Poor Clares. She was bedridden for five years with rheumatic fever until she was fifteen and early developed a devotion to the Blessed Sacrament.  She refused marriage and in 1671 she entered the Visitation Convent at Paray-le-Monial and was professed the next year. From the age of twenty she experienced visions of Christ and in 1673 she began a series of revelations that were to continue over the next year and a half. In them, Christ instructed her in a devotion to His Sacred Heart that was to become known as the Nine Fridays and the Holy Hour and asked that the feast of the Sacred Heart be established. Margaret Mary was canonised in 1920 by Pope Benedict XV. Her feast day is celebrated on October 16th.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH  – Mary Hewines, Julie Smith, Julia Doherty, Pat Gray, Gerald McCarty, Margaret Rowe, Tony Herbert, Kath Guest, Finn Lynch, Flynn Bailey, Pat McGowan, Josephine Hughes, Jacob Seager, Bridie Callan, Kelvin Hopwood, Daniel Tansley, Anna Beesley, Annabel,  Bernadette Power, David Oldham, Florence Hyde and Shirley Brittan. May the Lord grant them consolation, peace and healing.

IN MEMORIAM – Please pray for the repose of the souls of parishioners whose anniversaries occur at this time: Dennis Mannion, Bernard McNamara, Frank Hogan, Raymond Cecil Manning, James Kenneth Smart, John Hyde, Catherine Heath, Rachel Morley, Mary Coleman and Michael Maher.

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