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11th - 18th October 2020
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From Fr Michael

Today (Friday) I attended the episcopal ordination of Bishops Stephen Wright and David Evans.

It was wonderful to take a trip into Birmingham and to St Chad's Cathedral.  The last time I was there was at the very beginning of Lent when we took our group of 'soon to be Catholics' to be presented to the Archbishop at the Rite of Election.

I managed to snag an invitation to the ordination as Bishop Stephen was my parish priest when I was first ordained and sent to Ss Mary and Modwen, Burton-on-Trent. I think his episcopal nomination was a reward for suffering from three years with me as his curate!

Please keep our new bishops in your prayers.  Bishop Stephen will be looking after Bishop David's area of the Archdiocese.  So, please God, he will become a familiar face in the coming years.  With ordination comes a flood of grace - we saw that in Fr Sean when he was with us after his diaconate and priestly ordination.  Pray that our new bishops bring with them a flood of grace for the archdiocese as we plan for the future.

God bless and pray for me!

Fr Michael
Readings for 11th October
Parish Notices

Rosary
During the month of October, the Rosary will be prayed in church on Friday evenings at 6.30 p.m.  You are more than welcome to come and pray the Rosary together or join in via the livestream.

Monica Prayers
Praying for our families is returning on Wednesdays at 2.00 p.m. on livestream for the moment with a view to praying these prayers in church in the coming months.

200 Club
A big thank you from Mike to all who have paid.  Also, a big plea to encourage those who haven't paid their subscription to do so as soon as possible please.  Just drop a cheque (payable to St Teresa's) for £12 or cash with you name through the presbytery letter box or hand in when you come to Holy Mass.

Becoming Catholic and Growing in Faith
I am hoping to start a group in November for those who have been thinking and praying about becoming Catholic.  I also want to extend the invitation to all parishioners who might want to use this as an opportunity to deepen their own knowledge of our Catholic faith. There will be a meeting on 26th October at 7.00 p.m. for those who are interested.  This will be online and we can discuss the practical details of how we will meet, the steps to becoming Catholic. Sign up here.

Facebook Messages
Our Facebook Page is edited by a number of parishioners who use it for live-streaming times of prayer, for posting children's liturgy, and making sure things work - like the sound! This means that messages for sent through the Facebook Messenger App and comments on posts can be read by the wider team. It is good to have a team of people who use our social media platforms as a good safeguarding practice, however, it does mean that messages may be read by members of that team. If you need to speak to me directly, please phone or use the email address.

Shoebox Appeal
Please click and read the link for more information on how we will be supporting the Christmas Shoe Box Appeal.  As with most things, it will be different but we can still support this worthwhile project.

Broken Jewellery
If you have any broken jewellery or jewellery you no longer want or need, please consider donating it to the parish.  For example, single earring, cufflinks, rings with missing stones etc. We are able to sell them to help with our own fundraising.  Recently, we sold some broken odds and ends for over £100!  Just hand to Fr Michael in an envelope at Mass or push through the presbytery letterbox.

Red Mission Boxes
It is time to empty the red boxes which support the missionary work of the Church in other countries.  This something that needs to be done in a safe way.  If you can bring your red box to church, they will be left and count.  If you are not able to come to church, please call Christina to make arrangements for a safe collection on 01782 643076 (please leave a message if there is no response).
Deanery, Diocesan and Local Notices
 
National, International and Other Notices

Second Collections
There are a number of 'Second Collections' that have been missed due to the pandemic. At the back of church there will be a collection bag.  Every now and then, this will be divided by the various causes, including our own Mission and Development fund.  Any envelopes that are marked for a particular collection will be given directly to that cause.

Liturgies This Week


Sunday 11th October
28th Sunday Ordinary Time
Confessions after Holy Mass
4.00 p.m. Holy Mass (Saturday Vigil) - Eddie Roberts R.I.P
9.30 a.m. Holy Mass - Dr Kathleen McCartie R.I.P
11.00 a.m. Baptism 
5.30 p.m. Holy Mass - Pro Populo

Monday 12th October
Feria
9.30 a.m. Holy Mass - Holy Souls

Tuesday 13th October
Memoria, St Edward the Confessor
8.00 a.m. Holy Mass -  John's Intentions 

Wednesday 14th October
Feria
2.00 p.m. Monica Prayers (Livestream)

Thursday 15th October
Memoria, St Teresa of Jesus
7.00 p.m. Holy Mass - Holy Souls

Friday 16th October
Memoria, St Margaret Mary Alacoque
9.30 a.m. Holy Mass - All heads and staff of our Deanery Catholic schools
6.30 p.m. Rosary in church

Saturday 17th October
Memoria, St Ignatius of Antioch
9.30 a.m. Holy Mass - End to the Pandemic

Sunday 18th October
29th Sunday Ordinary Time
Confessions after Holy Mass
4.00 p.m. Holy Mass (Saturday Vigil) - Thanksgiving to the Sacred Heart and St Jude
9.30 a.m. Holy Mass - Jacob R.I.P
11.00 a.m. Baptism - Leonardo Luca James Lindop
5.30 p.m. Holy Mass - Pro Populo
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!

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Parish Priest
Rev Fr Michael Glover

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Tel: (01782) 658 063

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Rev Michael Puljic
Chaplaincy: (01782) 676400
Parish: (01782) 215 217
Office Hours
Mon – Fri 9.00am -1.00pm

office@catholictrentvale.org.uk
 
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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