Bulletin for the week beginning 14th July The Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time


Vigil Mass 6.00pm Oliver Dignam 8.30am & 10.30am Pro.pop. / Baby Finlay James). Monday 7.00pm Saint Bonaventure Julia Doherty. Tuesday 10.00am Feria Ruby Millard. Wednesday 9.00am Saint Kenelm Julia Doherty. Thursday 9.15am in Holy Cross School. Feria Patrick McGovern  Friday 7.00pm Feria Kathleen Jones . Saturday 10.00am Feria Julia Doherty

MASSES NEXT WEEKEND Vigil Mass 6.00pm James O’Donnell 8.30am & 10.30am Julia Doherty / Pro. pop.

SATURDAY CONFESSIONS – 10.30am – 11.30am & 5.30pm – 5.45pm


CHILDREN’S LITURGY GROUP BBQ – Children are invited to join a Summer BBQ in the parish gardens this Sunday July 14th immediately after the 10.30 Mass. Parents are requested to complete the form available from the table in the porch and return the form at the start of the BBQ.

SAINT JOSEPH’S HOME, COLESHILL – The home offers residential care to older people and those living with dementia.  Respite rooms are available for those who could benefit from a short stay. Daily Mass is celebrated in the chapel. For more information contact  Father Hudson’s care on 01675 44500.

WELCOME – We welcome Ottlie Grace Jones and Anna Binu who were baptised here last weekend.


6.00pm   Reader 1  J Ratcliffe     Reader 2  R Mooney

8.30am   Reader 1  P Doohan     Reader 2  T Egan

10.30am  Reader 1  A Bessey      Reader 2  L Oldham

MASS ATTENDANCE   July 6th / 7th 6.00pm 208   8.30am 149   10.30am 187   Total 544

20/20 CRICKET  – If you wish to join the parish annual cricket outing on Sunday July 21st  the cost will be exactly the same as last year. For ticket and a seat on the coach £22 for adults and £6 for under16’s.  Please put you name on the list in the porch and bring your payment to the Parish Office.

CAFOD is looking for a new staff member to work with volunteers in our parishes and schools  around the Archdiocese.  It is a full time and permanent role based in Walsall but with flexibility.  It is a great opportunity for someone who cares passionately about poverty and injustice.  Please see cafod.org.uk/jobs for details. The closing date is July 17th 2019.

COLUMBAN INTER RELIGIOUS DIALOGUE SUMMER SCHOOL – The above will take place on three consecutive evenings – July 17th, 18th and 19th 7.00pm – 9.30pm There will be visits to different places of worship in Birmingham, discussion on the Church’s teaching on inter-religious dialogue (IRD) and a chance to meet IRD practitioners from different faiths.  For more information and to register please email: volunteer@columbans.co.uk or call 07 848 281 190

CONFIRMATION & HOLY COMMUNION PHOTOGRAPHS – Photographs and certificates of children NOT in Holy Cross School are available for collection from the sacristy.

SAINT OF THE WEEK – Saint Kenelm was an Anglo Saxon saint, venerated throughout medieval England and mentioned in the Canterbury Tales. He was a member of the royal family of Mercia, a boy king and martyr, murdered by an ambitious relative despite receiving a prophetic dream warning him of the danger.  His body, after being concealed, was discovered by miraculous intervention, and transported by the monks of Winchcombe to a major shrine.  It remained there for several hundred years. The two locales most closely linked to this legend are the Clent Hills, identified as the scene of his murder and Winchcombe, near Cheltenham where his body was interred. The feast of Saint Kenelm is celebrated on July 17th.

IN MEMORIAM – Please pray for the repose of the souls of parishioners whose anniversaries occur at this time: Francis O’Brien, Charles Alfred Tomkins, Margaret Egan, Norman Barrington Cartwright, Daniel Warner, Theresa Greenfield, Brian William Poole, Michael Padley and Claire Marie Bird.

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