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From Fr Michael


A few weeks ago, I mentioned in a homily and in last week's newsletter about working with a local charity called Better Together to start a Community Cafe here at St Teresa's.  We are hoping that July is going to be a sensible time to open and see how things go from there.

There are a few things we need to do in preparation for starting the Community Cafe the first one being getting the kitchen ready for inspection by the Council so we can use it to prepare food and drinks.  It's been over a year since anything has happened in that kitchen and it's the current home of all the PPE which our Hospitality Team use so it needs a bit of love!

As we approach the Spring, I hope we might be able to have spring clean!  Obviously, we have to find a way of doing this in a socially distanced way (windows and doors open, not working close too each other) but there are few things that need sorting.  If you have time, opportunity, and would help out in serving our parish there's plenty to do!  Here's the beginning of a list:

Kitchen - really needs a sort out and a clean.  We might need a shopping list for the cafe like matching mugs!
Office - has our old office furniture which is free to good homes or will need dismantling and taking to the tip.  We are going to store the tables and chairs in that area for now.
Books - The last few bits from the old CAFOD stall need going and a sort through the spiritual reading library (which might not have known exists!)
Choir Loft - needs a good sort out of things that are no longer needed, or have been stored just in case it comes in handy.
Church - the benches get a lot of cleaning but cobwebs are appearing.  The statues could do with a dust and Stations of the Cross straightening!
Grounds - We have had our hedges tidied up but if you some of the weeds are beginning to poke through

If something takes your fancy that you can help with, or if there's something you think needs a little tidying, get in touch and let me know.  We can start to plan a few dates and times so that we do this safely.

A very big word of thanks to those who come and help clean throughout the year and a word of encouragement to us all to help make our church and site beautiful and welcoming to everyone who comes to St Teresa's.

Hope, pray, don't worry!

Fr Michael
Pop Up Confessional!
 
Sunday
8.45 a.m. - 9.15 a.m.

4.45 p.m. - 5.15 p.m.

There will be quite music played during these times to cover sounds
Stations of the Cross

Thursday
6.00 p.m.

Holy Mass
6.30 p.m.
Children's Stations of the Cross - Friday 8.30 p.m.
For the Friday's in Lent, we invite our young people to gather on Zoom for Stations of the Cross.  They will be lead by children for children.  For more information and how your children can participate, click the photo.
Thank you
For our Crib Offerings this year, we supported Dove Service and their work supporting young people through times of loss, change and grief.  In total we were able to give £500.91 to contribute to their ongoing work.  Thank you and well done!
Track and Trace Stickers!
Help us speed up track and trace by signing up to get a sheet of 65 little stickers with your name and phone number on.  When you come to Holy Mass, simply peel one off and stick it to the track and trace sheet! All we ask for is a donation to cover printing and the cost of the labels.  Click the picture to order yours!
Serve - 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.
Bible in a Year 
Covid Impact Survey
As we move towards a post-pandemic future, we would like to hear from clergy and lay people about their current experiences and, crucially, what they feel about that future. That’s why Catholic Voices is partnering with others to launch the *COVID-19 & CHURCH-21* survey. Click the photo for the survey.

 
Serve - St Teresa's Care
A big thank you for filling the boxes and serving our local community!  In the Narthex there are three grey boxes to support local charities.  Here are who they are and what they need:
Manna House - Dried food, non-perishable food, tins
Manna House - Men's clothing (clean)
Kaleidoscope Nappy Project - Nappies (size 6), baby milk (first), wet wipes, nit/ head lice treatment.
Year of St Joseph

Fr Julian, parish priest of St Jospeh's Goldenhill, is leading a 33 Day consecration to St Joseph to mark the Year of St Joseph.  Each day he will be sharing a YouTube video with a reflection and prayer.
 

Times of Liturgy


Sunday 7th March
3rd Sunday of Lent
8.45 a.m. - 9.15 a.m. Confession
9.30 a.m. Holy Mass - Bishop Leo and Dr Kathleen McCartie R.I.P.
4.45 p.m. - 5.15 p.m. Confession
5.30 p.m. Holy Mass - Pro Populo

Monday 8th March
Lent Feria
9.30 a.m. Holy Mass - Holy Souls

Tuesday 9th March
Lent Feria
8.00 a.m. Holy Mass - Holy Souls

Wednesday 10th March
Lent Feria
2.00 p.m. Monica Prayers - Praying for families booklet

Thursday 11th March
Lent Feria
10.30 p.m. Requiem - Winnie Deakin
6.00 p.m. Stations of the Cross
6.30 p.m. Holy Mass - Holy Souls

Friday 12th March
Lent Feria - Beginning of Dementia Prayer Week
9.30 a.m. Holy Mass - Holy Souls
6.30 p.m. Rosary

Saturday 13th March
Lent Feria
9.30 a.m. Holy Mass - For and end to the pandemic

Sunday 14th March - Laetare Sunday
Mothering Sunday
4th Sunday of Lent
8.45 a.m. - 9.15 a.m. Confession
9.30 a.m. Holy Mass - Joan Beahan and Rita Ruscoe R.I.P.
4.45 p.m. - 5.15 p.m. Confession
5.30 p.m. Holy Mass - Pro Populo
 

Other Notices


2nd Collection this weekend - Cathedral Maintenance

Vacancy - Headteacher, St Wulstan's
Advert and Brochure - Closing Date - 15th March

Vacancy - Deputy Head, St Gregory's
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Rev Fr Michael Glover

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Hospital Chaplain
Rev Michael Puljic
Chaplaincy: (01782) 676400
Parish: (01782) 215 217
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Wed - Office Closed

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Parish Secretary
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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