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From Fr Michael

The parish website has had a New Year make over. Do go and pay a visit and share it with friends and family. Even though we are doing our best to stay safe, we always welcome our online community and extended parish family!

I am really pleased that we are going to start Alpha on Thursday 4th February.  We are hosting this online using Zoom. Everyone is welcome to sign up and be part of this Alpha. It might be something different to do during this lockdown? It might be that you've felt a little disconnected from church and the parish, this might be a great way to see the faces and chat with the people we can't speak to at the moment?  The pandemic may have been raising some deeper questions about life, what is it all about, what is our role in life, what does God want from me?  If you have questions, we have Alpha!

The format is really simple.  We meet together on Thursdays at 7.30 p.m. bring a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit or cake (this is meant to be good).  We won't mind if you join us while having your dinner!  Then we watch a short film which is followed by gentle discussion about the film.

If you know someone who might benefit from Alpha, invite them along.

To find out more and sign up click here.

Please keep this Alpha course in your prayers.  Remember, as a parish we're called to have a heart for mission, and this is one of our missionary activities.  Pray for all who are thinking about it, pray for the team leading it, pray for our parish (near and far), that the Lord will use us for good.

We might be locked down, but there are ways we can open hearts to Jesus!

Every blessing for the week ahead.

Hope, pray, don't worry!

Fr Michael
Readings for 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Alpha Online on Thursday 4th February 7.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. for 8 weeks.
This is a gentle introduction to the core messages of the Gospels.  We meet together, watch a short film, followed by a gentle discussion.  Do something different this lockdown! More information and register here.

Parish Notices

Hospitality Team
If you are able to come to Holy Mass and can help serve in our Hospitality Team, that would be fantastic.  This is the only way we are able to offer welcome and service at church at the moment and is great way to get involved.  Contact Lindsay for more information.

At Home DIY Abortion
The Department of Health is holding a public consultation on whether to continue the practice of allowing abortion providers to send abortion pills to women so that they can perform their own abortion at home.  There is a sad risk of danger to those suffering domestic abuse together possible health problems and a lack of the possibility of care to those considering an abortion.  If you can spare the time to complete the consultation you can access it here.  For help completing it, there are downloadable leaflets here and more information here.

Hymns From Home
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 751 1122 8025
Passcode: cNV6rD
Bible in a Year

A challenge for 2021: read or listen to the whole Bible
Listen along each day to the Bible which will be interspersed with commentary and prayer from Fr Mike Schmitz.  Here are few ways to catch up or start from today!

Times of Liturgy

Sunday 17th January
2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 
9.30 a.m. Holy Mass - Alan Davies R.I.P.

Monday 18th January
Octave of Prayer for Christian unity begins
9.30 a.m. Holy Mass - Holy Souls

Tuesday 19th January
Feast, St Wulstan
8.00 a.m. Holy Mass - Pro Populo

Wednesday 20th January
2.00 p.m. Monica Prayers - Praying for families booklet

Thursday 21st January
Memorial, St Agnes
7.00 p.m. Holy Mass - Joan and Marjorie Berry R.I.P

Friday 22nd January
9.30 a.m. Holy Mass - Private Intentions of Ros Powell
6.30 p.m. Rosary

Saturday 23rd January
Memoria of Our Lady on Saturday
9.30 a.m. Holy Mass - For and end to the pandemic

Sunday 24th January
3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 
9.30 a.m. Holy Mass - Holy Souls in Purgatory and help for discernment of vocation
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Parish Priest
Rev Fr Michael Glover
Parish Phone
Tel: (01782) 658 063

Hospital Chaplain
Rev Michael Puljic
Chaplaincy: (01782) 676400
Parish: (01782) 215 217
Temporary Office Hours
Weekdays 9.00 a.m. - 12.00pm
Wed - Office Closed
Parish Secretary
Eileen Ratcliffe
Representative: Helen Clarke
Contact can be made through the Parish Office, or call the Diocesan Team on 0121 230 6240 or
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