Special Mass - Monday 29th June
Archbishop Bernard will be celebrating the Good Shepherd Mass for school children within the diocese of Birmingham on Monday 29th June at 10am. We appreciate that some children have not been able to return to school at yet so would like to offer them and their families the chance to join the mass by clicking on the link below. There will be a live stream through St Chads Cathedral website on the day so log in at 10am and we can join virtually together in prayer during this Mass.
Sunday 28th June 2020
This week we celebrate the feast of St Peter and St Paul, the Apostles.
click on the names below to access the videos telling you all about their lives.
Gospel activity sheets on page 10
Sunday 21 June 2020
A reminder that we have now returned to ordinary time in the church year.
Click here for the video link
Gospel activity sheet for thsi week is on page 9
Sunday 14th June - This week we celebrate the solemnity of Corpus Christi.
click here for the link to the video.
Gospel activity sheets - page 8 for Sunday 14th June
Please do remember in your prayers this week those children and families in Year 3 who would of been making their First Holy Communion
Click here for a hymn deadicated to them
Sunday 7th June 2020
Weekly Gospel children activity work
Redemptorist Publications have kindly allowed Catholic Schools to publish Gospel activity sheets, children can use the fun activities to help them understand the weekly Gospel message.
You will find this sunday's fun activity is on page 7
Gospel fun activity sheets
Following the celebration of the solemnity of the Ascension on the 21st May up to the feast of the Pentecost we traditionally pray a special Novena to the Holy Spirit. We can all take part in this Novena by saying the prayer to the Holy Spirit each day.
Prayer to the Holy Spirit
O 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 has taught the hearts of the faithful
by the light of the Holy Spirit,
grant that by the gift of that same Spirit
we may be always truly wise
and ever rejoice in his consolation.
The Solemnity of the Ascension - 21st May 2020
A special celebration to remember 40 days after the the ressurection Jesus ascended into heaven to return to His Father in heaven.
Gospel readings - click here to find out more by watching and listening to the readings
Sunday Gospel - 17th May 2020 - 6th Sunday of Easter
We listen to the importance of the Holy Spirit in today's Gospel reading.
Sunday Gospel - 10 May 2020 - 5th Sunday of Easter
Click on the link below to listen and watch this Sunday's Gospel reading, this week we are reminded to have faith and trust in Jesus.
5th Sunday follow up activitiy
Vocations Sunday 3 May 2020 - Known as 'Good Shepherd Sunday'. Have a look at the links bellow to find out more.There is even an assembly see if you can lead an assembly at home for your family!
Sunday Gospel Reading - 3 May 2020
Sunday's Gospel reading - 26 April 2020
Click on the video link below to be able to watch and listen to the Gospel reading:
The disciples didn't recognise Jesus on the road to Emmaus. It was only in Jesus' words and actions as he blessed, broke it and shared the bread that helped them to recognise Jesus.
Let us think then: do our words choices and actions help others recognise Jesus in us?
The gospel reading is reminding us that Jesus called us to serve, Let us pray:
Christ Has No Body
Christ has no body now but yours
No hands, no feet on earth but yours
Yours are the eyes through which He looks
Compassion on this world
Yours are the feet with which He walks to do good
Yours are the hands with which He blesses all the world
Yours are the hands
Yours are the feet
Yours are the eyes
You are His body
Christ has no body now on earth but yours. Amen
There is also a video link to be able to watch and listen to the Gospel reading again:
Sunday's Mass readings - 19 April 2020
Click on this link to watch a cartoon video of the Mass readings and a explanation. This week we are reminded about doubting Thomas.
Click on the week you would like to listen to:
Father Michael Neylon
We are in the season of Easter - a joyful season to celebrate
when you walked with us on earth you spread your healing power.
We place in your loving care all who are affected by Coronavirus.
Keep us strong in faith, hope and love.
Bring relief to our sick, console our bereaved, protect those who care for us.
We lift our prayer to you Lord, and trust in your infinite mercy,
as we wait for the daybreak.