Bulletin for the week beginning 10th October – The Twenty – Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

MASS TIMES : TWENTY-EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME  Vigil Mass 6.00pm Vincent McElhone. 8.30am Pro. pop.  10.30am  George Wheeler. MONDAY 7.00pm  Feria John Bennett. TUESDAY 9.00am Feria WEDNESDAY No Mass. THURSDAY  No Mass. FRIDAY 6.00pm St Teresa of Jesus Trevor Taylor. SATURDAY 10.00am Feria Patrick Connor. TWENTY-NINTH SUNDAY  IN ORDINARY TIME Vigil Mass 6.00pm  Tom Walsh. 8.30am   Pro. pop.  10.30am  Michael Mitchell.

CONFESSION – Any one who would like to make their confession, contact Fr Neil (01213512161) or email  fr.neil.bayliss@rcaob.org.uk  to arrange a mutually convenient time and place.

CORONAVIRUS – UPDATE From August 16th 2021 – Please remember that the obligation to attend Mass on Sunday remains ‘waived’ – meaning you do NOT have to go to Mass until the First Sunday of Advent (November 28th). Baptisms, Marriages and Funerals are allowed in church with no legal restrictions on the number of people. MASS OFFERED IN CHURCH As an act of Christian love everyone entering Church is asked to wear a face covering, because there are members of the congregation who are immune-suppressed and vulnerable, the only exceptions are those under 5 years of age. This is no longer a legal requirement but is still recommended by the government. Do NOT come if you are ill with  or have symptoms of Covid-19. ‘Social distancing measures’ are relaxed and a system of a red card is in use –  if people would like others to refrain from getting too close to them – It will read ‘Please give me space’ .  If someone puts this near them please respect it.  The last four rows of benches either side at the back of church are still segregated/socially distanced. Fr Neil needs 4 volunteers to help clean our church after the Saturday 6.00pm and Sunday 10.30 Masses.

THE ASSISTED DYING BILL – SECOND READING OCTOBER 22nd 2021 – There will be a national novena seeking the intercession of St John Paul II on whose feast the Second Reading falls.  The Novena will run from Oct. 13th – Oct. 22nd. NOVENA PRAYER Merciful God, we pray with thanks and gratitude for the great spiritual gift of St John Paul II’s apostolic life and mission.  Through his Heavenly intercession we ask that the ‘Assisted Dying’ Bill be defeated and that the infinite worth of each human person be upheld through the proper investment in palliative care.  Grant also that we may grow in love for You and proclaim boldly the love of Jesus Christ to all people.  Through Christ Our Lord, Amen.      Our Father, Hail mary, Glory be …

RIGHT TO LIFE:CALL FOR STORIES – ‘Right to Life’ is encouraging their supporters to submit compelling personal stories of the powerful benefits of palliative and end-of-life care, and of the dangers of assisted suicide. You can submit your story to https://righttolife.org.uk/mystory

YOUR CHURCH OFFERINGS – While some pandemic restrictions remain,  please would you place your church offering in baskets provided at the front of church.  Your offering may be placed either before Mass begins or after you have received Holy Communion.  Thank you for your co-operation.

TRAINING FOR MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION – For those who have recently been issued a DBS by the Diocese to allow them to take Holy Communion to the sick, please contact Fr Neil with a suitable time/day for training.

SAINT JOHN PAUL II MULTI ACADEMY – JOB VACANCIES SJPIIMAC are looking to appoint a Safeguarding Support Officer for St Edmund Campion, and a Cover Supervisor for Bishop Walsh. – if interested visit www.johnpaulii.co.uk or email hr@sjp2.net

CATENIANS – SUTTON COLDFIELD – This month 7.30pm on Monday 11th October, the Catenians are holding a ‘race night’.  All are welcome. £26 per person including a buffet dinner. Book on line in advance: uttoncoldfieldcatenianscircle232.com/what-we-do-2\    ‘meet the friend you never knew you had’.

SAINT OF THE WEEK – Saint Teresa of Avila was born in Avila, Spain, in the year 1515. At the age of 20 she entered the Carmelite Order and undertook the reform of the Order. This brought many trials, but she was faithful to the Church and the Council of Trent. She contributed to the renewal of the Church and wrote of mysticism and asceticism. Her spiritual teachings are a guide to a life union with God. She died in the year 1582.  She was declared a Doctor of the Church in 1970.  She was the first female saint to receive this title.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH – May the Lord grant them consolation, peace and healing. May God give all involved in health care in hospital or in the community,  grace, strength and perseverance.

IN MEMORIAM – Please pray for the repose of the souls of parishioners whose anniversaries occur at this time:  James Rooke, Dennis Mannion, Bernard McNamara, George Mason, Winifred Worthington, Alfred Olsen, John Quinn, Daniel Doyle, John Hyde, Dennis Shaw, Doris Gibson, Anthony Bird, Catherine Heath, Hilda Guillot, Mary Coleman, Mary Timmins, Edward Kirby, Witold Tokarzewski, Michael Gutowski, Bernadette Gaffney and Trevor Taylor.

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