SAINT JAMES’S DAY - SATURDAY 25th JULY
SOLEMN MASS at MIDDAY
Celebrant & Preacher: The Most Revd. Bernard Longley
Archbishop of Birmingham.
Music: Mozart’s Colleredo Mass + pieces by Elgar, Palestrina & Victoria
Reception afterwards in the social centre
The annual collection for PETER’S PENCE is taken last weekend raised £925. “Thank you” to all who contributed.
Next weekend, there will be a collection for the Apostleship of the Sea – the Catholic charity which works among seafarers and their dependants.
The Taize group meets for prayer, chant and reflection from 7pm this Tuesday and welcomes everyone to share in their time of praise.
Copies of Pope Francis's encyclical on the environment are available at the back of church at £5. The text can also be found on the diocesan website. Here is an attempt by the Pope - employing his teaching authority - to set out our common responsibility for the planet: this is a profoundly theological reflection offering a holistic view of the human person as a necessarily spiritual being.
Our gratitude to those who gave up their time and cooking abilities to staff the ecumenical stall at last Sunday’s MARYLEBONE FAYRE. A good timeseems to have been had by all.
The annual bike ride organised by the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul to raise funds for their work was a great success (Monsignor Jamieson completed the journey without falling off his cycle). Members of SVP will be at the back of church after each of the Masses this weekend to collect the money promised in sponsorship. SVP also needs volunteers (preferably drivers) to help with the soup run from 5.30pm on Tuesdays and from 4.30pm on Fridays. If you can help, speak to one of the SVP members.
The Archbishop of Santiago de Compostela is coming to preside at the 125th anniversary Mass on 29th September at 7pm – so reserve the date now.
Last week’s giving £2,454 (includes envelopes but not bankers' orders, etc.)
A prayer for Christian Unity
“Lord Jesus Christ at your Last Supper you prayed to the Father that all should be one. Send your Holy Spirit upon all who bear your name and seek to serve you. Strengthen our faith in you, and lead us to love one another in humility. May we who have bene reborn in baptism be united in one faith, under one Shepherd”.