Bulletin for the week beginning 30th June – The Solemnity of Saints Peter & Paul


Vigil Mass 6.00pm Joan, John and Anthony Boland 8.30am & 10.30am Anne Mulrennan / Pro.pop. Monday 7.00pm St Oliver Plunkett Michael Moyles. Tuesday 11.00am Requiem Mass for Ernest Cummings. Wednesday 9.00am St Thomas, ApMaura Thornton Thursday 7.00pm Mass with Confirmation Eva Dunne. Friday 9.00am Feria William Thornton. Saturday 10.00am Feria Esther Timms


Vigil Mass 6.00pm Nancy Lenehan  8.30am & 10.30am Pro.pop. / 40th Anniversary (Sarah and Peter McCann)

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


NEW READERS’ ROTA – The new rota commences July 6th / 7th and is available from the Sacristy.

SENIOR CITIZENS’ LUNCH – The next lunch will take place on Tuesday July 9th immediately following Mass at 12 noon. Please sign the list in the porch if you wish to attend.

CELEBRATE BIRMINGHAM 2019 – Join us at ‘Birmingham Celebrate’ 2019 on July 6th / 7th.  For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.’ An uplifting and inspiring family charismatic conference held in the beautiful grounds of Oscott College.  The conference caters for all ages with a separate programme for children. To find out more and book a place please visit https://www.celebrateconference.org/birmingham or call Lisa 01564 772238.

HOLY CROSS SCHOOL VACANCIES FOR SEPT. 2019 – There are 2 vacancies in Reception and 1 in Year 2. Please contact the school for further information.

SAINT JOHN’S CHURCH – The Rev. A Evans will be installed as Vicar of Saint John’s this Tuesday July 2nd at 7.30pm. Please pray for him and all our brothers and sisters in Christ at the church of Saint John.


6.00pm   Reader 1  F Boxwell     Reader 2  C Witcutt

8.30am   Reader 1  P Doohan     Reader 2  M Hernon

10.30am  Reader 1  A Grady       Reader 2  K Grady

MASS ATTENDANCE   June 22nd / 23rd   6.00pm 236   8.30am 122   10.30am 154   Total 512

20/20 CRICKET – The annual parish outing to Edgbaston for the 20/20 cricket will take place on Sunday July 21st. Please note that this is in the school holidays. More information will be given nearer to the date.

BISHOP WASLH SCHOOL INDUCTION EVENING – An Induction Evening for parents of children joining Bishop Walsh School this September 2019 will be held this Wednesday July 3rd in the School Hall at 6.30pm.

BISHOP WALSH SCHOOL INFORMATION EVENING – An Information Evening for parents of children at present in Year 5, who would like to apply for a place at Bishop Walsh Catholic School for September 2020, will take place at Bishop Walsh School on Monday July 8th at 6.30pm.

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 ole 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

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.

IN MEMORIAM – Please pray for the repose of the souls of parishioners whose anniversaries occur at this time: Doris Ruth Carey, Muriel Eileen Hawkesworth, Thomas John Humphreys, Ellen Hull, Elizabeth Daly, William Charles Adkins, Ronald Scoley Pine, Anthony Bridges, Rev. Christopher McCormack, Vincent Anthony Leaver, Winifred Theresa Berry, Mary Theresa Gilchrist, Mary Rose Gray, Cissie Louisa Wood, Maurice Healy,  Michael Joseph Moyles, Ellen Finnegan and Eva Dunne.

+ REST IN PEACE + Please pray for the repose of the soul of Ernest John Cummings who died recently. His funeral service will take place here this Tuesday July 2nd at 11.00am followed by committal at Sutton Crematorium at 12.15pm.

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