Webinar on Community Sponsorship of Refugees.
June 14th at 6pm via Zoom
The government has just announced a long-term future for Community Sponsorship of refugees. All are invited to join a national Catholic celebration of the scheme via Zoom co-hosted by Caritas Social Action (CSAN) and Reset. To register visit: www.communitysponsorship.org.uk/events For further information on the event please do contact CSAN via: firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN CAMERA ANGLE: From Monday May 31st the camera to be used for streaming gives a full view of the altar and approximately the front third of the church. As a result, the backs of parishioners will be visible in the first few pews and of all communicants when returning to their seats. At weekend Masses if you do not want to be shown on camera at any time please take advantage of the seating in the hall, where mass is live streamed onto a screen (and Holy
Communion is brought through).
ST ANTHONY NOVENA: Nine evening meetings of prayer and devotion to St Anthony are planned from Friday June 4th finishing on Saturday June 12th (on the eve of his feast day). The meetings will start at 8:15pm and finish with Compline at 9:00pm. Zoom Meeting details are : https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83717497322?pwd=SkFKWkIzSFdJajFKb1R1N0NiVHJSdz09 Meeting ID: 837 1749 7322 Passcode: Novena
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT: As part of the parish Novena to mark the parish feast day, there will be adoration of the Blessed Sacrament beginning from 4th to 12th June at 8:00 am before morning Mass.
DIOCESAN VIRTUAL PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 2021
For the second year the Archdiocese of Birmingham has been unable to travel to Lourdes for the annual diocesan pilgrimage, but the Archbishop is nevertheless grateful to the Lourdes Pilgrimage Committee for arranging another week of events online from Sunday 30 May to Friday 4 June to enable new and old pilgrims to take part in the pilgrimage inspired by this year’s theme, “I am the Immaculate Conception.” Please see the diocesan website for a link to the virtual pilgrimage which includes daily Masses, torchlight processions and virtual tours of the key sites in and around Lourdes.
Baptism this weekend: Baby Jonathan will be baptised during the 10:00am Mass on Sunday 23rd May. Please pray for him and his parents Jacob and Janet.
During this mass there will also be confirmation, so please remember the confirmands in your prayers
Baptism next weekend: Baby Margarette will be baptised during the 10:00am mass on Sunday 30th May. Please pray for her and her parents Rhea and John.
The Bishop’s Conference has issued updated coronavirus guidance following the easing of restrictions earlier this week. Please see a summary here.
Second collection next weekend: Christian Aid. In lieu of a door to door collection, this year we will have a second collection for Christian Aid at all weekend Masses (29th and 30th May). Please be generous.
THE SOWER, PENTECOST EDITION: The Pentecost edition of the diocesan publication The Sower is available. It is a free magazine. Please, collect your copies as you leave the church. To be Covid compliant our stewards (wearing gloves) will hand out the magazine as parishioners leave the church. The magazine can also be accessed online at Diocesan Magazine | Birmingham Diocesan Trust (birminghamdiocese.org.uk).
DEACON BILL PARKER, RIP: Next week the Saturday 6:30 pm Mass will be offered for Deacon Bill Parker, RIP who was once a much loved Deacon in our parish.