News and Events
Our Lady & St. Brigid
Received but not yet counted
St. John Fisher
26th July £393.07; 2nd August £267.65.
NOTICES AND FUTURE EVENTS
GOING INTO HOSPITAL?
If you or anyone you know is a Catholic, is in hospital and would like to see the Chaplain you need to explicitly ask If it is not urgent, please ring Fr. Charles Miller on 0121 371 4568 and leave a message. In an emergency, please ask a nurse to call the Catholic priest who is on call.
THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
During this time, the sacrament of RECONCILIATION can be celebrated at any occasion where a priest is present – just ask. At Our Lady & St. Brigid’s, it will be celebrated in the Lady Chapel, and at St. John Fisher’s, at the Sacred Heart altar.
BLESSING OF THOSE NOT RECEIVING HOLY COMMUNION
Given that under our present practice of receiving Holy communion, a person of whatever age, coming up at the point of communion seeking a blessing when one has just been given, seems an unnecessary action. It would also be good just to remind ourselves of the directive given by the Congregation for Divine Worship in a document which is a letter (Protocol No. 930/08/L) dated Nov. 22, 2008, which states, among other things; “The liturgical blessing of the Holy Mass is properly given to each and to all at the conclusion of the Mass, just a few moments subsequent to the distribution of Holy Communion.”
Parents, please explain to your children that they have ALREADY received a blessing, and to give thanks for that as they come up when you receive Holy Communion….and one day, God willing they will receive Jesus in a sacramental way too.
DO YOU HAVE A MISSAL OR HAVE THE UNIVERSALIS APP
As we are no longer ordering the Sunday Missalettes, in can be a struggle to remember the RESPONSE to the Psalm, and we miss saying the GOSPEL ACCLAMATION together. If you have a Weekday of Sunday Missal, please bring it with you mass – you will be helping us to enhance the experience of us all. Where we are in the Missals is always on the Bulletin, marked this week in green. Likewise, those who use the Universalis App, that you for the contribution you are making.
CTS New Sunday Missal – Standard Hardback Edition £19.95
Everything you need for Sundays and Solemnities, including the 3-year cycle of readings, parallel Latin texts, introductions to major feasts and seasons, and an index of prayers and devotions - available on line.
Copies of the New translation Weekday Missal seem to be out of print.