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PARISH NEWS

For information about Christmas events, please see here.

Pope's Prayer Intention for December: For persons with disabilities

Church News

Children's Liturgy

Children's Liturgy is at both the 9am and 11am Masses on Sunday.

The Sacrament of Confession/Reconciliation

The Sacrament of Confession/Reconciliation is offered on Saturday mornings after Mass and evening from 5pm to 5:30pm. Also avaliable at other times by appointment.

Holy Rosary

Now being prayed most weekday mornings at 8:45am. On Saturdays, we usually pray the morning prayer from 9am.

First Friday of the Month

The next First Friday of the month will be 5th January 2024.

Diocesan Vision

'To be a Catholic diocesan which is faithful to the mission entrusted to us by Jesus Christ, full of missionary desciples who work together co-responsibly in vibrant communities of faith, joyful in their service of God and neighbour.'

Family Ministry

Please contact Anna-Maria (anna-maria@zhr.pl) for more details on future events.

Upcoming and Ongoing Events

Christmas Events

To view all our Christmas Events, please see here.

Fr. Michael's Induction Mass

This has been aranged for 1pm on Saturday 6th January. More details to follow.

Other Events

Catholic Charismatic Renewal Group

Invitation to all choir/musicians to become part of the Diocesan Worship collective. Please contact justingaffney@outlook.com or 07551 096269 if interested.

First Holy Communion 2024

For those who have children who are NOT in Catholic schools and would like to make their First Holy Communion, please see Father Michael or phone the Parish office in the first instance.

Confirmation 2024

Please see Andrew Collins if interested.

Climate Change

The Diocese continues to promote activities for Parishes and parishoners in tackling climate change. Contact climatechange@rcaob.org.uk for newsletters, ideas and initatives.

Youth Events

The Kenelm Youth Trust has planned a calendar of youth events, including an early December Retreat. Please see here for all details.

CAFOD Israeli-Palestinian Crisis Appeal

Donate to CAFOD's Israeli-Palestinian Crisis Appeal here or call 0303 303 3030 to support those affected and get funds to local trusted experts in Gaza and southern Israel. Please keep all those affected in your prayers.

Covid and Places of Worship

Please take a moment to complete our survey on Covid and Places of Worship. We want to hear people's views on the closure of Churches during the pandemic. The survey takes less than 2 minutes and will help make the voices of Catholics heard as part of the UK Covid-19 Inquiry.

Please pray for the sick of our Parish

The sick of our Parish

Molly McVasey, Jon White, Kieron Carberry, Marion Wierszycki, Pat O'Conner, Joan Glendinning, Anne McKay, Thomas White, Alexander Sparkes, Beryl Long, Veronica Smith, Ellen Mongan, Andrzej Geppart, David Harbour.

Rest in Peace

Anniversaries of deaths this week

Rhoda Rowcroft, James Pass, Szymon Macikaniec, George Battams, Johannah Moran, Zygmunt Sobolewski, Norma Spencer, Hazel Graffy, Florence Clarke, Ryszard Kepa.

Offerings

Last Weekend Totals

Parish: £314.06

Catholic Youth Service: £261

Gift Aid

To keep giving regularly to support the Parish, please give standing orders, with Gift Aid where possible. The forms are always avaliable in the Sacristy for Gift Aid or standing order set-up, or talk to our treasurer, Jim.

Other Methods of Giving

DONA Website

Our DONA website can be found here.

Direct Payments

Name - RC Birmingham St Joseph's

Sort Code - 60-21-21

Acc - 69377065

DONA

Just use your contactless debit/credit card or smartphone/device to make a donation. Simply choose the amount you wish to donate and hold your card onto the reader. Contactless donations are simpler to administer, secure and conventient. Please opt in for Gift Aid if you are a UK Tax Payer, it means we can claim an extra 25p for every £1 received.

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