Bulletin for the week beginning 5th October – The Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

MASS TIMES: TWENTY-SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Vigil Mass 6.00pm Pro. pop. 8.30am   Megan. 10.30am  Bet Tansley. MONDAY 7.00pm  St Francis of Assisi Thomas Donoghue. TUESDAY Requiem Mass for Susan Woodhall. WEDNESDAY 9.00am Feria Eileen Hyland. THURSDAY 9.15am  School Mass In church Our Lady of the Rosary Betty Daly. FRIDAY 6.00pm Feria John Farrell. SATURDAY 10.00am St John Henry Newman. Don Manoj. TWENTY-EIGHTH SUNDAY  IN ORDINARY TIME Vigil Mass 6.00pm  Vincent McElhone.  8.30am   Pro. pop. 10.30am  George Wheeler.

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 August 16th 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 are allowed in church with no legal restrictions on the number of people. MASS OFFERED IN CHURCH As an act of Christian love everyone entering Church is asked to wear a face covering, because there are members of the congregation who are immune-suppressed and vulnerable, the only exceptions are those under 5 years of age. This is no longer a legal requirement but is still recommended by the government. Everyone will still be asked for their name and contact details – ‘track and trace’,  which we will have to continue to do until the government decides not to do so. Do NOT come if you are ill with  or have symptoms of Covid-19.  The ‘one-way’ system of entrance/exit has been suspended and you may light your own candles. ‘Social distancing measures’ are relaxed and a system of a red card is in use –  if people would like others to refrain from getting too close to them – It will read ‘Please give me space’ .  If someone puts this near them please respect it.  The last four rows of benches either side at the back of church are still segregated/socially distanced.

YOUR CHURCH OFFERINGS – While some pandemic restrictions remain, please would you place your church offering in baskets provided at the front of church.  Your offering may be placed either before Mass begins or after you have received Holy Communion.  Thank you for your co-operation.

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).

CHILDREN IN YEARS 3 & 6 – Parents of children in school years 3 & 6 whether in Holy Cross School or in another school locally will need to register their children  to receive the sacraments of First Holy Communion & Confirmation for 2022. There will be an information meeting in Church this Tuesday 5th October 6-6.30pm for Year 3 (First Holy Communion) and 6.30-7.00pm for year 6 (Confirmation).

TRAINING FOR MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION – For those who have recently been issued a DBS by the Diocese to allow them to take Holy Communion to the sick, please contact Fr Neil with a suitable time/day for training.

CATENIANS – SUTTON COLDFIELD –  This month 7.30pm on Monday 11th October the Catenians are holding a ‘race night’ all are welcome. £26 per person including a buffet dinner. Book on line in advance: suttoncoldfieldcatenianscircle232.com/what-we-do-2/  ‘meet the friend you never knew you had’.

SAINT JOHN PAUL II MULTI ACADEMY – JOB VACANCIES – SJPIIMAC are looking to appoint a Safegaurding Support Officer for St Edmund Campion, and a Cover Supervisor for Bishop Walsh. – if interested visit www.johnpaulii.co.uk or email hr@sjp2.net

SAINT OF THE WEEK – Saint John Henry Newman was born in London in 1801.  As an Anglican clergyman he was influenced by the Oxford Movement.  He was received into full communion with the Church by Blessed Dominic of the Mother of God on October 9th 1845 while living at Littlemore, Oxford.  Following his ordination to the priesthood, he founded the Oratory of Saint Philip Neri in England.  Through his writings, sermons and pastoral care he brought Christian encouragement to many people. Saint John Henry Newman died in Birmingham in 1890 and was buried at Rednal, the rest house of the Oratory.  He was beatified by Pope Benedict XVI in Birmingham on September 19th 2010  and was canonised by Pope Francis on October 13th 2019.

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: Theresa Stokes, Martin Humphreys, Alan Jacobs, Carmel Ross, Betty McEvoy, Edmund Blaskiewicz, John Padley, Pauline Long, Mary McGaughy, Ellen Slattery, Mary Trevis and Eileen Compton.

+ REST IN PEACE + Please pray for the repose of the souls of Pat Farrell and Sarah Woodhall who died recently. Susan’s Requiem Mass will take place this Tuesday October 5th  and Pat Farrell’s Requiem Mass will take place this Friday October 8th.

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