MARSTON COMMUNITY ECO MARKET: 19th September 11.30am-3pm. Marston Vicarage, Elsfield Rd.
LIFE IN THE SPIRIT seminars start on Wednesday 22nd Sept at 7.30pm via Zoom for 7 weeks. This is a diocesan initiative which will involve teaching from members of the clergy and lay people, guided scripture based prayer, and small group discussion elements, facilitated locally by John Kirwan. More information and registration details can be found using the following link: https://www.birminghamdiocese.org.uk/Event/life-in-the-spirit-course-with-the-archdiocese-of-birmingham/
THE BIBLE TIMELINE COURSE Understand the Bible from start to finish, the Old and New Testament, with this FREE OF CHARGE, worldwide-famous course delivered online LIVE by Mauro Iannicelli. Starts Wed 29th September 2021. Eight Wednesday sessions, @7pm. Info & Registration: www.comeandsee.org
We welcome the Oxford Igbo Union to our parish. The Community will be having thanksgiving at the 10:00 am Mass next Sunday, 26th September 2021.
Paula Groom and family would like to thank everyone involved in Ann Ashfield’s requiem last week. It was a truly beautiful Mass and the efforts of everyone to make it so were greatly appreciated.
SECOND COLLECTIONS FOR NEXT TWO WEEKS:
This weekend (18th/19th September). Catholic Evangelisation (formerly CASE)/Home Mission.
Next Weekend (25th/26th September) Father Hudson’s Care to support their mission of supporting vulnerable people across the Archdiocese of Birmingham. Father Hudson’s reaches out to people of all ages who need support at times of adversity. Please Call 01675 434000 if you would like to donate outside of Mass this year. Please give generously to this worthy cause.
NOTICE FOR THOSE WHO ATTEND THE SATURDAY EVENING VIGIL MASS: Please remember that there is Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 5:45-6:15pm. If you arrive for Mass during this period please show due reverence and enter the church IN SILENCE. Thank you.
CHANGES TO LITURGY PROJECTION: From this weekend the projected Liturgy at the weekend Masses will be a simplified version, and will not contain the readings or prayers that are specific for that Sunday. The current system has been wonderful but it entails a huge amount of work each week and is not sustainable in the long term. We thank Fran and Craig for all their hard work in preparing the PowerPoint presentations over the last year. It has been hugely appreciated.
ANN ASHFIELD RIP: It is with great sadness that we report the death of Ann Ashfield who was one of the founder members of our parish and sang in the choir for many years. Ann had a fall this week and died peacefully in the John Radcliffe on Thursday evening. We pray for the repose of her soul and remember her daughter Paula and grandsons James and George in our prayers.
Ann’s body will be received into church at 4pm on Tuesday 14th September. Her requiem will be at 1:00pm on Wednesday 15th September followed by a family only burial. Paula and Simon invite all mourners to refreshments in the hall after Mass. The requiem will be live streamed via the following link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgFZ7ajuytJzfadCCgObOrA/
CAFOD is responding to significant crises across the world this week. They are working with local Church organisations in Haiti to deliver emergency aid to people affected by the catastrophic earthquake and tropical storm. In the tragic situation in Afghanistan, they are working to ensure the safety of their local partners and their communities. They are supporting local aid workers to deliver urgent food and water supplies to hundreds of thousands of people facing extreme hunger in Tigray in Ethiopia, South Sudan and north-east Nigeria. You can read more about how we can all express solidarity with our sisters and brothers affected by these emergencies on the CAFOD website: https://cafod.org.uk/News/Emergencies-news. Your compassion, generosity and prayers have helped us to stand together and enable us to continue to support communities in these difficult times. Thank you.