Bulletin or the week beginning 14th April – Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

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Vigil Mass 6.00pm Deceased friends of Smith family 8.30am & 10.30am Mary Gilroy / Pro. pop

Monday 7.00pm  Monday of Holy Week  Special int. (R and V)

Tuesday 10.00am  Tuesday of Holy Week Vincenza Burkwood

Wednesday 11.00  Chrism Mass at St Chad’s Cathedral

Maundy Thursday 10.00am Morning Prayer   7.30pm  Mass of the Lord’s Supper Pat Levings

Good Friday 10.00am Morning Prayer  3.00pm Celebration of the Lord’s Passion  7.00pm Stations of the Cross

Holy Saturday 10.00am Morning Prayer


EASTER SUNDAY Easter Vigil Mass 7.30pm Grace Harity 8.30am & 10.30am Pro. pop. / Recovery (DH)


PENITENTIAL SERVICES IN LENT Erdington Abbey  Tuesday April 16th at 7.00pm.

ALTAR SERVERS – Servers please note that following Morning Prayer on each day of the Triduum there will be a practice for the Liturgy that follows later in the day.

MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION – Parishioners who have been authorised as Ministers of Holy Communion and wish to continue, must ensure that they are present  at the Mass of the Lord’s Supper  at 7.30pm on Maundy Thursday to be re-commissioned. If you are unable to attend, please inform Fr Neil as soon as possible.

MAUNDY THURSDAY ALTAR OF REPOSE – Immediately following the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Maundy Thursday, there will be an opportunity for you to watch and pray’ at the altar of repose in the Lady Chapel. The ‘watch’ will end at 10.00pm.

GOOD FRIDAY STATIONS FOR CHILDREN – Special Stations of the Cross for children will take place in the Church Hall on Good Friday at 3.00pm whilst adults may attend the Celebration of the Lord’s Passion in church.

COLLECTION FOR THE HOLY PLACES – after all services on Good Friday

MASS ATTENDANCE   April 6th / 7th   6.00pm 246   8.30am 154    10.30am 188   Total588  

EASTER OFFERINGS – Collections taken at the Easter Vigil Mass and Masses on Easter Day will be your clergy offering for your Parish Priest.

SWIECONKA – BLESSING OF THE EASTER BASKET POSWIECENIE POKARMOW – BLESSING OF FOOD for Polish and other families following Morning Prayer on Holy Saturday at 10.15am.

READERS FOR HOLY WEEK – Readers for the Holy Week services will have been notified by email or you may collect your rota from the Sacristy this weekend.

BLITZ CLEAN FOR EASTER – Volunteers are needed to clean our church in preparation for the Triduum and Easter. The clean usually takes less than one hour.  Can you spare 1 hour? Date: Tuesday April 16th at 6.45pm.

SOCIETY OF SAINT VINCENT de PAUL – THANK YOU – Many thanks for your generosity in last weekend’s collection. Money raised will help the parish S.V.P. conference in their work of supporting those in our area who are in most need.

WELCOME – We welcome Cian Antony Robotham who was baptised here last Sunday.

RED MISSION BOX HOLDERS – Please collect your box from the Parish Office.

PARISH YOUTH DAY OUT       SATURDAY MAY 4th 2019 – The parish has organised a Youth Day Out to Rushton Triangular Lodge and Wicksteed Park on Saturday May 4th for children aged 10, 11 and 12. Parental consent forms are available from Father Neil.  As there are limited spaces it will be on a first come first served basis when completed forms are to be returned with £5.00 non-refundable deposit.

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO WALSINGHAM     Saturday May 11TH 2019 – If you would like to join this pilgrimage, please sign the list in the porch.  Please pay when booking. A coach will leave Holy Cross Car Park at 7.30am.  Cost: £20.00 per adult.  Under 16s £10.00.

IN MEMORIAM – Please pray for the repose of the souls of parishioners whose anniversaries occur at this time: John Joseph Killoch, Rose Paviour, Edward Butler, James Henry Stewart, Simon Boylett, Irena Blaskiewicz, Paul Gordon Barrs, Josephine Neaves, Frank Jarvis, Francis Joseph Tuite, Michael Doherty, Peter Rutter, Mary Eileen McCall, Susan Kathleen Byrne, Catherine Bridget Campbell and Eileen Margaret Owen.

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