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CHRISTMAS FAYRE: Our Parish Christmas Fayre takes place on Saturday 1st December, please place the date in your diary today! We invite you to our initial planning meeting on Wednesday 14th November at 7:30pm in the Parish Office. All are very welcome.

THE SICK OF OUR PARISH LIST – NEW GDPR RULES:  As you may be aware, all businesses and charities need to implement the requirements of the new G.D.P.R. (General Data Protection Regulations.). This requires us to have the written permission of all parishioners whose names and information we hold. So we have deleted our sick list and going to start afresh list by asking permission of those who wish to be included on the sick list.

So, if your name or the name of a friend or relative was on the parish list of prayers for the sick, and you would like that name to remain on the list, would you please contact the Parish Office on 0121 357 1351 to fill in the Consent Form. Data protection law obliges us to ensure that you or your friend or family member has consented to being on the list. as it can be seen by many people, (e.g. church notice board ‘at the back of church) and is available for anyone to pick It up from the church and is also published on the internet through the parish website. We make great efforts to ensure the church abides by new data protection and privacy law.

Please be patient with us as we implement these additional requirements. Would any parishioner, whose name appears on our Rotas, please give your permission to Fr. Vincent SCJ or the Parish Office, which allows us to print your details and make them available on the church notice board? Thank you very much for your understanding and co-operation. Fr. Vincent SCJ.



Today is also Remembrance Sunday and we place before the Lord, all those servicemen, women and civilians who have died and are still dying in war as our world continues to live in the shadow of conflict. We pray to God for all those who have died, that their souls and the souls of all the faithfully departed may rest in the peace of Christ.

The Gospel today prompts us to examine how and why we give to charity. Jesus teaches his disciples and the example of sheer faith where the widow gave all she had out of a sense of duty and yet no one took any notice of her. The rich people gave money that they had left over and were hoping others would notice — a kind of showing off.

Remember God sees all that we do, the good and sometimes not so good, nothing escapes his view. We will be rewarded accordingly when in the kingdom at judgement.

“Lord, make me a generous giver with a heart full of gratitude for all l have received in my own life”



This Week
10th – 18th November (Psalter Week 4)
Holy Mass & Services Other Events
Saturday 10th November 

Memorial of St Leo the Great, Pope, Doctor of Church

10:00am – Maree Lyttle RIP
10:30am Confessions12:30pm People of the Parish
Sunday 11th November
Thirty-Second Sunday in
Ordinary Time, Year B
Retiring Collection for Comboni Missonaries
8:30am David Burton RIP
10:30am Teresa Vurlan RIP
Coffee & Tea after 10:30 am Mass in the Parish Centre. Scouts – Ann Marie

8:00pm – 9:30pm- Bingo in the Centre.

Monday 12 November
Memorial of St Josaphat, Bishop, Martyr

11:00 am Divine Mercy
11:30am Margaret Diggins RIP
7:30pm – Journey in Faith
Tuesday 13 November
Feria in Ordinary Time
9:15am Mass in Holyname School; Kitty Waldron
Wednesday 14th November
Feria in Ordinary Time
11:00am Rosary

11:30am John Hayward RIP
4:30pm Reception into Church for Anne Haycock

7:30pm Open meeting for arranging Christmas Fayre
Thursday 15th November
Feria in Ordinary Time
9:15am Mass at St Mark’s School – Michael Hurley RIP.

11:30am Requiem Mass for Anne Haycock

Friday 16th November

Feria in Ordinary time

11:00am Requiem Mass for Jim Grogan
Saturday 17th November
Feria in Ordinary Time
10:00am Ints of Gill McCormack
1 0:30am Confessions
12:30pm Lena Davenport RIP
Sunday 18th November
Thirty-Third Sunday in
Ordinary Tima, Year B Retiring Collection for
Church Maintenance
8:30am People of the Parish
10:30am Anthony Guifoyle RIP
Coffee & Tea in the Parish Centre after 10:30am Mass.

Folk Group (Margaret Brennan)

8:00 – 9:30pm Bingo in the Parish Centre

JOURNEY IN FAITH: Pope Francis calls the life of faith “the adventure of the quest to meet God”, You are welcome to join us as we explore the Catholic faith and seek to know God better. Our Journey in Faith continues on Monday 12th November at 7.30 pm, with the theme “The Sacrament of Baptism and Confirmation”

HOLY SOULS BOX: November is the month of Holy Souls. During this month you are invited to pray for all the souls of faithful departed. There are some month of the Holy Souls. envelopes in the narthex for you to use. In this envelopes please put the names of your deceased Parents, Relatives. Friends and all for whom you wish to pray. Please DO NOT put money in this envelopes. If you wished to offer a Holy Mass for them during the month of November, please contact the Parish Office to book a Mass. The Holy Souls Box will be brought to the Altar with Offertory Procession on Sundays.

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.