A downloadable version of the bulletin is available on the Mass Times and Bulletin page. If you know someone who does not have access to the internet, please print off a copy for them.
OPENING OF CHURCHES FOR PRIVATE PRAYER There is a possibility that one of our churches may be opened for private prayer very soon. This will involve much work behind the scenes in order to ensure that visitors will be safe.
It would be very helpful if you could let Fr Mark know if you would like to come into the church to pray so that we can gauge how often the church needs to be opened.
We also need volunteers who are not in any vulnerable group, to clean the church or act as stewards. If we do not have enough cleaners of stewards, we will not be able to open the church. Please let Fr Mark know if you are able to volunteer.
DIAL FOR MASS We are trying a new system where you can just use your telephone to listen to Sunday Mass. It is important that only people who do not have the internet use this because we only have 50 spaces for callers. It is very simple, on Sunday Morning from 10.55 am onwards phone 0333 0164 757 then when asked for the room number, dial: 50078530 # and then when asked for the pin number, dial: 4441 # This will take you straight through to the phone in church and you will be able to listen to Mass. Let us know if it works!
JUNE DEVOTIONS TO THE SACRED HEART On Sundays of June after Mass, we will be praying the Litany of the Sacred Heart. There will be a copy of this on the website, so if you don't have the Internet, please ask a friend to print off a copy for you.
YELLOW/ORANGE THEMED QUIZ prepared with the support of young parishioners now on the website: why not "phone a friend" attending at another church for parish trivia help! Answers in 3 weeks. firstname.lastname@example.org
The answers to the previous quiz are now on the website. Ask a friend to print them off if you do not have access.
MARYVALE SACRED HEART NOVENA All are invited to join online for the Annual Novena to the Sacred Heart at the Shrine of the Sacred Heart at Maryvale Institute. There will be a Mass, Sermon and Novena live-streamed each evening at 8pm from Thursday 11 June to Friday 19 June 2020 (Feast of the Sacred Heart). Archbishop Bernard Longley will be celebrating Mass on Sunday 21 June at 11am (on the day the ‘physical’ Pilgrimage would have taken place). It will be live streamed from St Chad’s Cathedral.
Full details, and how to access each event, are available on the Diocesan website: https://www.birminghamdiocese.org.uk/news/join-online-maryvale-sacred-heart-novena and Maryvale Institute website: https://www.maryvale.ac.uk/novena-2020.html
SUPPORTING THE HUNGRY: If you are unable to use online money donations to support eg Good Shepherd Ministry please consider dropping off items through your hour of exercise for the addresses below. Items listed in bold run out quickly, though all are welcomed. These can be left at the Brothers (2, Richmond Road or at GS Ministry Waterloo Road premises) The Vicarage, 21A St Jude’s Rd WV6 0EB. Here is a list of suitable items needed:
UHT milk; Fruit juice; Tinned meat; Tea/coffee; pasta sauce; Tinned vegetables and tomatoes; Soup (inc Pot Noodles); Pasta; Rice; Lentils, beans and pulses; sugar; Tinned fruit; Biscuits; Household items (soap, laundry detergent, laundry powder, washing up liquid) Toiletries (deodorant, toilet paper, shower gel, shaving gel, shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, hand wipes; Feminine hygiene products ):; Baby supplies – nappies, baby wipes and baby food.
UNITE AGAINST CORONAVIRUS As we cope with the virus in the UK, we think of our sisters and brothers in developing countries who are facing this pandemic with fragile health systems, some of which have almost no intensive care beds or ventilators. Food prices have risen, the poorest are losing their jobs with wholesale shutdowns. Furthermore, inadequate healthcare, lack of access to washing facilities and limited ability to social-distance will result in loss of life on an intolerable scale. Please will you sign the CAFOD petition to ask the government to work with other world leaders to help the most vulnerable people in our world to cope with this crisis? https://cafod.org.uk/Campaign/Latest-campaigns/Unite-against-coronavirus
MASS INTENTIONS if you would like a Mass offered for someone, please ring Fr Mark on 10902 423005
FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS This is a difficult time for many people but if you are able to continue giving an offering to the church, please consider paying directly into the parish account. Please follow the directions on our website.
FOR THOSE WHO ARE SICK: Paula Box, Dorothy Stephenson, June Abbiss, Peter Holmes, Alice Stevens, George Brown, Chris Starkey, Ann Lewis, M Mary, Thomas Mackin, Stephen Briggs, Hilary Elsden, Katherine Poole, Teresa Mitchell, Ann Bayley, Helen O’Brien-Coleman, Mary Abbiss, Peggy McHale, Patrick Quinn, Fred & Celia Norton, Jean Hollingshead, Margaret Stokes, Leah Nixon, Pat Pool, John Dolan, Liam Dolan, Marie Looker, Lorna Ciraulo, Pat Eades, Helen Porter, Mary Kirby, Sheila O’Toole, Tony McGinn, Brendan Bleakley.
FOR THOSE WHO HAVE DIED RECENTLY: Dorothy Stephenson, Mary Lawley, Anne Patterson, Fr David Duggan, Kathleen Bowman, Alfonsina Lombardi, Tony Haden, Ignatius Kelly, Margaret Vicino, Claire Hallett, Mike Huntbatch, Celia Saddler, Susie Andrews, Noreen James.
May they rest in peace.
Safeguarding Representatives: Steve & Chris Callow (St Michael) 01902 340775,
Maria Iafigliola (SS Peter and Paul) 07931406866
Ann Shorthouse (St Bernadette) 01902 326334
These parishes are part of the Archdiocese of Birmingham. Registered as a charity
No. 234216. Archbishop of Birmingham + Bernard Longley