Bulletin for the week beginning 12th September – The Twenty-Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time.

MASS TIMES: TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 8.30am   Pro. Pop. 10.30am  Burns family. MONDAY 7.00pm  St John Chrysostom Richard Oliver. TUESDAY 10.00am Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross Carmel Mayer. WEDNESDAY 9.00am Our Lady of sorrow Teresa Ashton. THURSDAY (in school) Ss Cornelius & Cyprian Louis Treanor. FRIDAY 6.00pm  Feria Louis Treanor. SATURDAY 10.00am Feria James Davis. Vigil Mass 6pm Patricia Dryburgh. TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME  8.30am   Pro. Pop. 10.30am  Mike Gutowski.

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 at the moment. 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. Everyone will still be asked for their name and contact details – ‘track and trace’, which we will have to continue to do until the government decides not to do so. Do NOT come if you are ill with  or have symptoms of Covid-19.  The ‘one-way’ system of entrance/exit has been suspended and you may light your own candles. ‘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.

EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – The Blessed Sacrament is exposed for silent adoration usually for an hour before mass every Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (unless there is a Requiem or funeral service).

CHILDREN IN YEARS 3 & 6 – Parents of children in school years 3 & 6 whether in Holy Cross School or in another school locally will need to register their children  to receive the sacraments of First Holy Communion & Confirmation for 2022. There will be an information meeting in Church on Tuesday 5th October 6-6.30pm for Year 3 (First Holy Communion) and 6.30-7pm for year 6 (Confirmation).

BISHOP WALSH CATHOLIC SCHOOL – OPEN EVENING – Main School Open Evening for all prospective Year 6 into Year 7 pupils and their parents on Wednesday 15th September. See bishopwalsh.net or email enquiries@bishopwalsh.net  for further information.

BIBLE STUDY – ON LINE – A FREE on-line course about the bible. The aim to give an understanding of the bible from start to finish (Genesis to the Apocalypse) Starts Wednesday 29th September 2021 at 7pm. For information and to register go to www.comeandsee.org

18-30 Catholic Adult Group – The next meeting of this group will be on Monday 13th September at Erdington Abbey 7.30pm. It will be preceded with 30 minutes of adoration and confession, followed by socialising. If you are in this age range then you are most welcome to join the group.

SAINT OF THE WEEK – Saint John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople, was an important Early Church Father. He is known for his eloquence in preaching and public speaking, his denunciation of abuse of authority by both ecclesiastical and political leaders. He is also known for the Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom and his ascetic sensibilities. After his death in 407 he was given the Greek ‘nickname’ chrysostomos, meaning ‘golden mouthed’ in English, and Anglicised to Chrysostom. The orthodox and eastern Churches honour him as a saint and count him among the three great doctors of the Church, together with Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianus. In the Catholic Church John is known in Christianity chiefly as a preacher, theologian and liturgist. His feast day is celebrated on September 13th.

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: Samuel Hollis, Pauline Whitehouse, John Cockbill, Anne Thomas, Michelle Tedesco, Leighton Dunbar, George Harris, Ellen Barry, Carl Newbold-Cummings, Catherine Mead, Norah Rice and Michael O’Connell.

+ REST IN PEACE + Please pray for the repose of the souls of John Farrell, Patricia Dryburgh, Patricia Farrell and Sarah Woodhall all of whom have died recently.

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