Bulletin for the week beginning 13th June – The Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time.

MASS TIMES: ELEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDANARY TIME 8.30am   Valerie McAlister.  10.30am  George Wheeler. MONDAY 7.00pm Feria Celia & Patrick McSharry. TUESDAY 9.00am Feria Spec. In. (PF). WEDNESDAY 9.00am Feria Jeanette Todd. THURSDAY Feria Valerie McAlister. FRIDAY 6.00pm  Feria John Turner. SATURDAY 10.00am  Feria Smith Family. Vigil Mass 6.00pm   Spec. Int. 40th Annv. TWELFTH SUNDAY IN ORDANARY TIME   8.30am  Pro. Pop. 10.30am  Najat Clifton-Brown.

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 June 19th 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 will be allowed in church but with legal restrictions on the number of people. MASS OFFERED IN CHURCH Everyone entering Church must wear a face covering and will be asked for their name and contact details the only exceptions are those under 5 years of age. Holy Cross can hold a maximum of 70 individuals, or 144 in family pods of 6 or a combination thereof, socially distanced at 1m plus. Communion will be under one kind only, if you wish to receive on the tongue rather than in the hand – you must wait until everyone else has received before coming forward yourself. At the end of every Mass the church will need to be cleaned before the next Mass. Please enter by the Car Park doors and leave by the ‘Presbytery end’ doors. Use the hand sanitising gel upon entrance. Observe social distancing at all times when in church. Do NOT come if you are ill with or have symptoms of Covid-19.  To ensure fairness and an equal share of opportunity for attending Mass parishioners are again  invited to weekend Masses as follows:  Sat 6pm Surnames starting with  A – G. Sun 8.30am H –M. Sun 10.30am  N – Z. In the event that more than 144 people turn up for any of the above masses they will not be granted access.

ARCHDIOCESE OF BIRMINGHAM – FUTURE VISION – ‘Unfolding God’s Plan’ The archbishop, in this week’s pastoral letter, will introduce the vision for our diocese in the coming years. If you want to know more go to www.birminghamdiocese.org.uk/vision

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).

MASS ON LINE – Fr. Neil would like to know how many parishioners would like to see the weekend and daily Masses streamed on-line. If there is sufficient interest in this idea he will need some ‘tech savvy’ individuals to volunteer to run this service for the parish.

STANDING TALL – Have you a spare room? It could change a life. Standing Tall a Birmingham not for profit organisation is looking for people to house an individual for six months, who is in full time employment and been through tough times. If interested contact  www.standingtall.org.uk or phone 01215170659.

SAINT OF THE WEEK – Saint Richard was appointed Bishop of Chichester in 1244 against the wishes of the monarch, Henry III. Richard was both hardworking and charitable. He is said to have dropped the chalice while celebrating Mass. Miraculously the chalice remained unspilled. In Christian art he is often depicted with a chalice at his feet. His memoria is celebrated on 16th June

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.

SAINT JOHN PAUL II MULTI ACADEMY – are looking to appoint a Family Support Worker. Full time post 36.5hrs  Grade 3 term time only Closing date 10am Wednesday 23rd June, 2021Details of Advert, Job Description and Person Specification go to https://johnpaulii.co.uk/vacancies/ for further info email hr@sjp2.net

IN MEMORIAM – Please pray for the repose of the souls of parishioners whose anniversaries occur at this time: Leonard Ellery, Nancy Cooper, Anne Stevenson, Emily Howes, Tibor Stettner, Patrick Ryan, Maureen Newbold, Francis Fisher, Maragert Conroy, Margaret Kavanagh, Gerard Martin, Patrick Power and John McCool.

+ REST IN PEACE + Please pray for the souls of Valerie McAlister, ‘senior server’ of Holy Cross for decades, Christine Williams (formerly in the choir and Gerald Moran. Val’s Requiem will be on Thursday 17th June. The corona virus pandemic means that there are restricted numbers allowed for her Requiem, if you wish to attend you must permission from the family or Fr. Neil.

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