Online Mass and Liturgies

As our churches are now closed for the time being,  Mass is being streamed throughout the Diocese.  Please follow the link to find out more.  www.birminghamdiocese.org.uk/parishes-with-live-streams

On Sunday 30th March, England was rededicated to the protection and guidance of Our Lady.  The rededication was livestreamed from Walsingham https://www.facebook.com/ShrineOLW/

Our Parish Priest Fr Julian also streamed a message to the children in his parish.  You can view this message here https://youtu.be/FFyaIYWM0m0.  He also has a youtube channel for prayer and the Gospel.  This can be accessed here:   http://tinyurl.com/wqtqx76

This week’s message for children from Fr Julian can be found here https://youtu.be/Mhqo5NuetJE

Mass for Careworkers: The Bishops of England and Wales are taking it in turns to celebrate Mass in their Diocesan Cathedrals each Thursday evening at 7:00: just one hour before the national Clap for Carers.

On Friday 22nd May we begin a Novena to the Holy Spirit.  A Novena is 9 days of prayer.  After the Ascension of Our Lord, Jesus instructed His Apostles and others including Mary, His mother to stay in the upper room and pray for the coming of the Holy Spirit.  We ask you to join our community to pray for the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.  We have been asked to pray for that the Holy Spirit will bring healing and renewal to our world.  You could pray the following prayer;

Come Holy Spirit, 
fill the hearts of your faithful 
and kindle in them the fire of your love. 
Send forth your Spirit 
and they shall be created. 
And You shall renew the face of the earth.
O, God, 
who by the light of the Holy Spirit, 
did instruct the hearts of the faithful, 
grant that by the same Holy Spirit 
we may be truly wise 
and ever enjoy His consolations, 
Through Christ Our Lord, Amen
Alternatively you could say One Our Father …., One Hail Mary… and A Glory Be (or 7  Glory Be for each gift of the Spirit).
Read Fr Julian’s reflections on his parish newsletter
Let us once more, like the faithful in the upper room, ask the Holy Spirit to renew us and our daily lives.


You also have access to many Parish newsletters, please find a selection of these below:

 

The Sacred Heart, Tunstall and St Joseph’s Burslem: www.thesacredhearttunstall.org.uk/home.html

The Sacred Heart, Hanley: www.sacredhearthanley.net/

St Josephs, Goldenhill, St John’s Kidsgrove and Our Lady of Grace: http://www.partnershipparishes.org

 

CAFOD continue to update their resources for schools and homes. Their new focus is ‘Make this a summer of hope.’ On Thursday 18 June they are holding a National School Assembly on the theme of hope.
https://cafod.org.uk/Education/Education-resources?utm_campaign=11548304_Summer%20of%20hope%20GS%20edit%20final&utm_medium=email&utm_source=The%20Catholic%20Agency%20for%20Overseas%20Development%20%28CAFOD%29&dm_i=12IB,6VIQ8,RGLPEY,RLIKQ,1