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6th - 20th September (Double Issue)
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From Fr Michael

This is a double issue of the newsletter - it lasts until the 20th September.  The readings for this Sunday and next Sunday are available below.

A very big thank you to everyone who has navigated the reservation system for Holy Mass for this weekend.  Thank you to everyone for you patience using this.

There may be a few seats spare at each of the Masses this weekend.  You are more than welcome to turn up and see, but please do not be disappointed or angry with our hospitality team if there is no room.  Blame Covid19!

Deacon Sean will be ordained to the sacred priesthood on 21st September at 3.00 p.m. at St Chad's Cathedral.  We would have loved to have joined him for the occasion but, sadly, that is not possible.  We can however, join in via livestream - details below!

We hope to welcome Fr Sean (as he will be!) for the Feast of St Teresa on 1st October to celebrate a 'first Mass'.  More details to come.

Wishing you a blessed week!  Remember to pray for me!

Fr Michael
6th September Readings
13th September Readings
200 Club Subscriptions are Due
This is a nice annual fundraiser for the parish.  
It costs £12 per year (£1 per month) and you are entered into a draw each month.  
Prizes each month are £50, £30, £20, £10 and £10.
Send a cheque for £12 (per entry) and on the back write your name and address to:
c/o Mike Rushton
St Teresa's Presbytery
100 Stone Road
ST4 6SP
If you would like to join the 200 club send a cheque with you name and address on the back (£12 per entry) and the word 'join'.
After September, Mike will begin chasing people.
Parish Notices

Hospitality Team
As people return to work and school there are a number of changes in our hospitality team.  If you are able to help welcome people to church and clean afterwards, we could really use your help.  Get in touch with Lindsay for more information and sign up.  Thank you to our team, they have been fantastic at keeping us open!

Sunday Mass Reservation System
You can visit the homepage of the website and use the calendar or use the links below.  Please note, tickets do not become available until the Monday of the week leading to the Sunday Masses.

Sacramental Preparation
I know families will already be thinking about sacramental preparation for First Confession and Holy Communion and Confirmation for the coming year.  

I have made the decision not to have a parish Confirmation group this year.  This will affect children who do not attend St Teresa's school.  Please do not worry about this, Confirmation does not need to be linked to year 6 and can be celebrated at any age.  For children at St Teresa's, there is a date planned for Confirmation but this will depend on what the situation regarding the Covid 19.  I will keep you informed as best as I can.

I will be delaying First Confession and First Holy Communion preparation until the beginning of 2021 and see how things are then. Again, I will keep you informed.


First Confession and First Holy Communion
Booking is simple.  Go to our website homepage.  Look for the diary.  Choose which weekend Mass you would like the First Communion to be.  Sign up.  You will be sent an automatic email with everything you need to know.
Dates are available until the end of October, after that, you will need to wait until our next celebrations of First Communion.

Certificate of Catholic Practice - St Jospeh's College
For parents preparing applications for St Joseph's College you will need a certificate of Catholic Practice.  Fill this in and bring it to church before 13th September together with a photograph.  Fr Michael will then sign the forms ready for collection from 20th September.
Only submit a form if you are from the parish of St Teresa's and you are practicing Catholics.  Fr Michael cannot sign it if you do and you child do not come to Mass but a family member does.  You also need to have been practicing Catholics for a number of years to qualify.  Fr Michael will not sign the certificate unless he know you and the family.

Gift Aid
A really big thank you to everyone who has donated to the parish over the last few months.  Whether you have given towards the rose garden project, the camera or just donations to the parish, we are so grateful.  It would be an even bigger help if we were able to claim Gift Aid on at lease some those donations.  This means we can claim an extra 25% because you pay tax.  For example, if you gave £200 we can claim a further £50 at no extra cost to you.  If you have given something over the last few months and would like us to claim the Gift Aid on that donation, email us here and we can get the details we need.
Deanery, Diocesan and Local Notices

Ordination of Deacon Sean Gough to the Priesthood
Deacon Sean will be ordained at St Chad's Cathedral on 20th September at 3.00 p.m.  Sadly, due to the current situation, we are unable to attend in person.  We are, however, welcome and encouraged to watch via the livestream at the Cathedral.  Here is the link. Please keep Deacon and soon to be Father Sean in your prayers.

Father Hudson's
There would normally be a second collection for the work of Father Hudson's towards the end of the month.  Due to the circumstances, they are encouraging people to donate either by phone 01675 434000 or online https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/FHC2020 
For more Information about their work visit https://www.fatherhudsons.org.uk/news/review-of-the-year-201920/875.htm
 
National, International and Other Notices
 

Liturgies This Week


Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 30 minutes before Mass

Sunday 6th September
23rd Sunday Ordinary Time
Confessions after Holy Mass
4.00 p.m. Holy Mass (Saturday Vigil) - Kevin Gallacher R.I.P.
9.30 a.m. Holy Mass - Holy Souls
5.30 p.m. - Holy Souls

Monday 7th September
Feria

Tuesday 8th September
Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Wednesday 9th September
Feria

Thursday 10th September
Feria

Friday 11th September
Feria

Saturday 12th September
Memoria, Most Holy Name of Mary

Sunday 13th September
24th Sunday Ordinary Time
Confessions after Holy Mass
4.00 p.m. Holy Mass (Saturday Vigil) - Holy Souls
9.30 a.m. Holy Mass - Lilian Vickers
5.30 p.m. - Holy Souls

Monday 14th September
Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Tuesday 15th September
Memoria, Our Lady of Sorrows

Wednesday 16th September
Memoria, Ss Cornelius and Cyprian

Thursday 17th September
Memoria, St Robert Bellarmine

Friday 18th September
Feria
9.30 a.m. Holy Mass

Saturday 19th September
Memoria, Our Lady on Saturday
9.30 a.m. Holy Mass

Sunday 20th September
25th Sunday Ordinary Time
Confessions after Holy Mass
4.00 p.m. Holy Mass (Saturday Vigil) - Rev. Joseph Tynan R.I.P
9.30 a.m. Holy Mass - Dr Kathleen McCartie R.I.P
5.30 p.m. - Holy Souls
 
Stay Safe at Holy Mass
  • Please stay at home if you or anyone in your family/ household has flu like symptons
  • Remember to bring a mask or face covering (under 5s exempt)
  • Follow directions for Holy Communion.  Place your hands flat as far away from you to receive the host
  • Please keep social distancing while on site
  • Leave church via the back doors
Stay Safe going to Confession
  • Outside of the main doors of church on the grass.
  • After every Sunday Mass, Fr Michael will be available to hear confessions for as long as necessary.
  • Please queue along the gate and wall when waiting to celebrate confession.
  • Don't let the weather put you off!

Parish Finances

Income from parishioners on the July bank statement - £3,208.29

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Rev Fr Michael Glover

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Rev Michael Puljic
Chaplaincy: (01782) 676400
Parish: (01782) 215 217
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Eileen Ratcliffe
 
Safeguarding
Representative: Helen Clarke
Contact can be made through the Parish Office, or call the Diocesan Team on 0121 230 6240 or 
safeguarding@rc-birmingham.org
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