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In today’s Gospel we see a rich man approach Jesus, falls on his knees and asks “What
must I do to inherit eternal life”. This question could be phrased in any number of ways.
What is the purpose of life? Is there life after death? Are we just dust and ashes which return to the ground and are no more? Jesus’ reply show us that there is life after death and
there is the promise of eternal life. Jesus wishes us to understand that there is a vital connection between eternal life and keeping God’s Commandments. We are asked to give
praise and glory to God our father with all our mind, strength and our soul AND to look after
our neighbour who may be in need. And there are plenty of our neighbours who are in need
throughout the world. Indeed, it is this second part of Jesus’ Commandments which caused
the good and righteous man concern, because he was very rich. Jesus looking upon him
loved him, and said “You lack one thing; go, sell what you have, and give to the poor, and
you will have treasure in heaven; and come follow me”. This is the answer to eternal life, not
to make yourself destitute, but help those in need.
Pope John Paul II reflecting on this very incident wrote; God’s Commandments show man
the path of life and they lead to it. From the very lips of Jesus, the new Moses, man is once
again given the Commandments. Jesus definitely confirms them and proposes them to us
as the way and condition of salvation. (Encyclical Veritatis Splendour 1993).


This Week
(Psalter Week 4)
13th —21st October Holy Mass & Services Other Events
Saturday 13th October
Feria in Ordinary Time
10:00am Mary Wheeler RIP 10:30am- 12:00pm Confessions 12:30pm John Scanlon RIP
Sunday 14th October
Twenty-Eighth Sunday in
Ordinary Time, Year BRetiring Collection forKerala Floods: (S.V.P)
8:30am People of the Parish 10:30am Stuart and Anne Summerville (30th Wed Anniver-


12:00pm Baptism

After 10:30 am Mass, Coffee and Tea in the Parish Centre (Friends of St Marks Payal and Group)

8-9:30pm Bingo in the Parish Centre

Monday 15th October
Memorial of St Teresa of Jesus,
11:00am Divine Mercy 11:30am Mary Boyle RIP 7:30pm Journey in Faith
Tuesday 16th October
Feria in Ordinary Time
9:15am Holy Name School Mass inIP School Hall Anthony Sampays RIP

4:30pm Reception into Church for Michael Igoe

Wednesday 17th October
Memorial of St Ignatius of
11:30am Requiem Mass For Michael Igoe 8:00pm Baptism Talk (Parish Office)
Thursday 18th October
Feast of St Luke, Evangelist.
9:15am Mass at St Mark’s School Intentions of Prayer and Action Group
Friday 19th October
Feria in Ordinary Time
11:00am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

11:30am Anne Doocey RIP

Saturday 20th October
Feria in Ordinary Time
10:00am James and Mary Breen RIP

10:30am- 12:00pm Confessions 12:30pm Intentions for Gusia McNally

Sunday 21st October
Twenty-Ninth Sunday in
Ordinary Time, Year BRetiring Collection for
APF World Mission Sunday
8:30am Steve Jones (Sick) 10:30am Private Intention After 10:30 am Mass, Coffee and Tea in the Parish Centre (Friends of Holy Name)

Debbie O’Shea

8-9:30pm Bingo in the Parish

SACRED HEART FATHERS AND BROTHERS COMMUNITY NEWS: Thank you for your very kind and generous donations received last weekend for Fr Alessandro in thanksgiving for his presence and ministry amongst us over the last three years. Br Andrew will be attending Shrewsbury Diocesan Three Day Cursillo over the weekend, please hold him in your thoughts and prayers.

THE ANNUAL SPONSORED WALK IN AID OF THE SCJ MISSIONS: Thank you to all those who took part in the Sponsored Walk in aid of the Sacred Heart Fathers and Brothers Mission in India on Saturday 29th September, especially supporting those in Formation for the Religious Life and Priesthood. Br John would like to thank you for your kind contribution. Total money raised was £937.66


How Can We Keep From Singing? An Evening with Jo Boyce & Friends from the CJM MUSIC Collective

A concert to mark the release of  How Can We Keep From  Singing? Vol. 4. It will feature some wonderful new songs and  many well-known, sing-along favourites.

Holy Name Catholic Church 9 Cross Lane Great Barr, Birmingham B43 6LN

Saturday 20 October, 2018 – 7:30 pm

ADVANCE TICKETS: £6.00 (Tickets will be £7.00 on the door) TEL: 01675 466 254

Our Parish 80th Anniversary Celebrations: As you know Archbishop Bernard will be the principal Celebrant for the evening Mass on FRIDAY 21st  SEPTEMBER at 7pm. After Mass there will be refreshments in the Parish Gentre. To help with catering we now would like to know how many parishioners will be staying after Mass for the ref reshments. Therefore this weekend and next there will be lists in the Ghurch Porch so you can add your name and telephone number if you wish to stay. ALSO on SUNDAY 23rd  SEPTEMBER there will be a shared lunch to which you are all invited. Again we need to know numbers so there will also be a list for this event. lt is important that we have these numbers by September 10th please.

This Holy Name of Jesus Parish is part of The Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham UK; Birmingham Diocesan Trust, Registered Charity No. 234216 in the United Kingdom. Website Link is http://www.birminghamdiocese.org.uk/

The Holy Name church carpark is a private car park for people using the church, school and the parish centre. If you wish to park here again, please contact the Parish Office on 9 Cross Lane B43 6LN to make arrangements. A donation will be required. It is of great importance that you are aware that all registration plates are recorded and any vehicles not authorised to park there will be reported to the local council and parking tickets may be issued.

The deadline for messages to go in the weekly church newsletter will be Thursday 12.00pm every week; you may also email items to be included in the newsletter to email address info@holyname.org.uk Any messages received after that will go in the following weeks newsletter. Thank you all for your cooperation. Please ensure that you give correct dates and times for all events you want to publish in the weekly newsletter as the Parish office cannot be held responsible for any errors.

IMG_0607Welcome to this House of God. Talk to God before Mass. Listen to God during Mass. Talk to others after Mass.

Hello, and a very warm welcome to the web site of the ‘Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church ‘, Great Barr, Birmingham UK; known as ‘Holy Name in Great Barr’.

We are happy to extend a warm personal welcome to both parishioners and visitors through our web site. We hope that as you browse these digital pages it allows you to gain a snapshot of our life as a Parish Community; to see some of the many ministries and activities that make up our dynamic parish.

The message of the ‘Gospel of Christ’ and the liturgy, equips us not only to promote the values of the Gospel, but to live and share them with our brothers and sisters. We have many groups of people within our parish, who dedicate their time, energy and resources, to work together, to proclaim the mission of the Catholic Church in our local community.

We hope that you find this web site beneficial. ‘Where two or three are gathered in Jesus’ name, there he is present amongst them’ (Mt.18:20) May the presence of the Lord bless and guide our thoughts, prayers and actions.