MASSES Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time 8.30am Pro pop. 10.30am Bob Boland. MONDAY 10.00am Exaltation of the Holy Cross Patrick Box. TUESDAY 10.00am Our Lady of Sorrows Ann Perry. WEDNESDAY 9.00am Ss Cornelius & Cyprian Eileen Byrne. THURSDAY in school St Robert Bellamine Doreen Hopwood. FRIDAY 7.00pm Feria Tom Walsh. SATURDAY Feria Sunday Vigil Masses 3.00pm Mike Gutowski. 6.00pm Tommy Boyle. SUNDAY Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time 8.30am Spec Int. (JC). 10.30am Pro. pop.
CONFESSION – Any one who would like to make their confession, contact Fr Neil (01213512161) or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a mutually convenient time and place.
CORONAVIRUS – UPDATE – Religious worship is exempt from the latest regulations, and the obligation for the faithful to attend Holy Mass on a Sunday or Holy day of Obligation remains removed, until further notice. Baptisms, Marriages and Funerals are still allowed in church but with the legal restriction of a maximum of 30 people. MASS OFFERED IN CHURCH Everyone entering Church must wear a face covering (these can be home made) 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 80 people socially distanced at 1m plus. Communion will be in the hand and under one kind only. At the end of every Mass the church will need to be cleaned Fr Neil will need volunteers (under 70) to do this before he can offer 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 next weekend only parishioners are invited to weekend Masses as follows: Sat 3pm Surnames starting with A – E; Sat 6pm F – K; Sun 8.30am L – P; Sun 10.30am Q – Z. In the event that more than 80 people turn up for any of the above masses I am sorry but that they will not be granted access.
HOLY CROSS SCHOOL – VACANCIES – There are vacancies (one each) in Years 6 & 2. If parents with children in other schools would like to transfer their child then please contact the school on 0121 675 2518.
CONGRATULATIONS – To Zara Louise brooks and Ophelia Louise Gardner-Brooks who were baptised in Holy Cross last Sunday.
SAINT OF THE WEEK – Saints Cornelius and Cyprian. Saint Cornelius was elected Pope in 251 and he defended the faith against the Novation heretics and helped by Saint Cyprian confirmed his authority. In 253 Cornelius was exiled by Emperor Gallus and died of the hardships he endured in exile. He is venerated as a martyr. Saint Cyprian of Carthage was born to wealthy pagans around the year 190. He converted at the age of 56, was ordained priest a year later and made a bishop two years after that. He is second in importance only to great Saint Augustine as a figure and Father of the African church. He was a close friend of Pope Cornelius and a staunch defender of the faith and ecclesiastical discipline. He suffered martyrdom during the persecution of Valerian. The names of Cornelius and Cyprian are included in the Roman Canon. Their feast day is celebrated on September 16th.
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, Winifred Muckian, James Carter, Terence Gillespie, Anne Thomas, Michele Tedesco,Leighton Dunbar, George harris, Ellen Barry, Carl Newbold-Comyns, Michael Conroy, Catherine Mead and Norah Hannon.
+ REST IN PEACE + Please pray for the repose of the souls of Eileen Brennan and Sandra Bull who have died recently. Eileen’s Requiem will be on September 14th . Sandra’s Requiem will be on 18th September.