Bulletin for the week beginning 26th June – The Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time

MASS TIMES: THIRTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 6.00pm Joan, John & Anthony Boland. 8.30am Chrissy Maddon. 10.30am People of the Parish. MONDAY 7.00pm Feria Johnson Fund. TUESDAY 10.00am Saint Irenaeus, Bishop and Martyr Eddie Caulfield.  WEDNESDAY SOLEMNITY OF SAINTS PETER AND PAUL 9.00am and 7.00pm In Thanksgiving and Pro. Pop. THURSDAY 9.00am in school Feria Maureen Cotter. FRIDAY 6.00pm Feria Johnson Fund. SATURDAY 10.00am Feria Pregnant women. FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 6.00pm Recovery (SEH) 8.30am People of the Parish. 10.30am Bernard Byrne.

CONFESSION – 5.15pm on Saturday or contact Father Neil (01213512161) or email  fr.neil.bayliss@rcaob.org.uk  to arrange a mutually convenient time and place.


THIS WEEKEND THERE WILL BE THE ANNUAL RETIRING COLLECTION FOR PETER’S PENCE. (money given by the faithful to help run the Papal Offices)

GOING INTO HOSPITAL – Despite the relaxation of restrictions in society generally, parish clergy are still not permitted to go and see parishioners in hospital. If you are going into hospital for any length of time, and wish your spiritual needs to be met whilst you are there, please contact Father Neil in advance so that he can make arrangements with the relevant chaplain. Upon discharge please let him know  that you have returned home.

AUSTRIA AND OBERAMMERGAU 2022 – Those travelling to Austria  and the Oberammegau Passion Play in August will receive a full information package from Tailored Travel approximately two weeks prior to departure.

READERS FOR NEXT WEEKEND JULY 2nd / 3rd 6.00pm Team A. 8.30am  Team C.  10.30am  Team E.

MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION  FOR NEXT WEEKEND JULY 2nd / 3rd 6.00pm Team Z. 8.30am  Team T. 10.30am     Team S.

MASS ATTENDANCE  June 18th / 19th   6.00pm 118     8.30am 111    10.30am 167   Total 396

ROTAS FOR READERS AND MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION – The rotas for the months of July and August are now available please ask Fr Neil for your copy if you are a reader or a minister of Holy Communion

HOLY CROSS FOOD FAYRE – Saturday July 9th 12 noon – 3.00pm in the Presbytery gardens (weather permitting) We are once again holding ‘The International Food Fayre’. There will be some of the following delicacies:  Polish perogi, South Indian samosas, Spanish paella, English Victoria sponges, American hot dogs, German frikadellaren, a special brewed barrel of ale, tea, coffee and Pimms and soft drinks. As in the past, tickets will be £5 which will entitle the holder to 5 portions food or drink of their choice. You may wonder why, no ’African’ food will be offered.  There is a reason.  Africa is not a country and the families from Africa who are in our congregation are each from different countries.  Father Neil does not think it’s fair to ask one family  to produce 100 portions of food or drink.

ACACIA – A LOCAL CHARITY This Birmingham based Christian charity is looking for new trustees. Acacia offers a range of support services to mothers and families that are affected  by perinatal meantl health issues, in particular pre and postnatal depression and anxiety. Trustees must be practising Christians. If you think you could use your life experience, knowledge and passion to help bring hope to struggling families affected by perinatal meantal health problems then please contact Georgina Dean by email: chair@acacia.org.uk

SAINT OF THE WEEK – St Oliver Plunkett was ordained a priest in 1654 after studying at the Irish College, Rome.  He stayed on in Rome as a professor and representative of the Irish bishops. In 1669 he was appointed Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of all Ireland. He did much to reorganise and strengthen the Irish church, despite being forced into hiding for much of his episcopate. He was arrested in 1679 at the time of the ‘Popish Plot’, he was hanged, drawn and quartered in London on 1st July 1681, the last Catholic martyr to suffer in England. His feast day is celebrated on July 1st.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH – May the Lord grant them consolation, peace and healing and to 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: Ellen Hull, William Morrissey, William Kinsella, Elizabeth Daly, Alice Morrissey, Ronald Pine, Margaret Hirons, Maureen Hand, Colin Hodgson, Doreen Hopwood, Carmel Maher, Rev. Christopher McCormack, Vincent Leaver, Mary Gray, Cissie Wood, Augustine Lydon, Michael Moyles, Ellen Finnegan, Joseph Iafrati and Desmond Bowes.

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