10/7/20 - The Archdiocese have issued guidelines on singing at Public Worship. Please click below for the details.
+++Friday 10/7/20 Update+++ - Here is today's reflection from Chris Burger - please click on the button at the bottom to see it.
To see previous reflections and homilies, click here. Click on "Last Modified" once or twice to bring the documents into date order, and today's reflection should be at the top.
This week's bulletin here has an extra supplement, showing the progress on reopening the church, and how our Parishioners are getting on in this time of lockdown.
We would love to see anything St Joseph’s parishioners have been up to during lockdown. Send your photos to us here for inclusion in next week’s Bulletin and on the website. Make sure everyone in the photo is happy to have their image on the internet. We look forward to receiving them!
Please see the announcement below regarding the reopening of St Josephs, as well as the accompanying photographs.
Please find below a link to the latest information from Mission Today, highlighting missionary work in communities
impacted by COVID-19 in Africa and Asia.
26/6/20: Fr Naz has received a letter to the Catholic Community in England from the Metropolitan Archbishops of the Catholic Church in England on this important matter - please see below for details.
The Bishops' Conference of England and Wales have released a statement which says they "stand in solidarity with US sisters and brothers as they challenge the evil of racism and the brutal killing of George Floyd Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020. [...and...] As Catholics we recognise that racism is an evil which must be opposed; we all have a responsibility for actively promoting racial justice...."
For details of the full statement. please see the article below.
Fr J Antony Paulsamy, OFM Cap has written to the Parish One World Group with the May 2020 news from Reaching The Unreached in Tamil Nadu in South India. Click below for the details.
Also, see here for a video describing the RTU COVID response, and to read more about their current work during this dreadful pandemic see here.
UK Executive Director, Mary’s Meals, wrote: I am deeply moved by the way church leaders across the UK have embraced technology to reach out to their congregations at this time.
You have inspired us to create a series of special messages especially for churchgoers. These short films will include updates on how Mary’s Meals is feeding hungry children through this pandemic and personal reflections on how faith is bringing hope and comfort. The first message, shared in April, came from our founder Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow. I am pleased to now share a second message, from Mary’s Meals' leaders in India and Kenya.
I hope you will continue to spread the word about our mission by sharing these messages during your services, on your websites or social media. Until we can meet again, please know that you and your congregation are in our prayers. Thank you for all your support. May the Lord bless and keep you.
The Archdiocese of Birmingham have issued guidelines on the appropriate use of Videoconferencing (e.g. Zoom and similar technologies) in Parishes, along with copies of supporting documents such as consent forms. Please click below for the details.
Monday 12 noon
Tuesday 09.15 am
Wednesday 09.15 am - Communion Service
Thursday 07.00 pm
Friday 09.15 am
Saturday 10.00 am
For Solemnities and Holydays please check the bulletin