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The evangelist Mark in today’s Gospel, speaks about James and John (The sons of Zeberdee) who thought they were more important than the other Apostles. They wanted to occupy the `top spot’. – They wanted to sit at Jesus’ right and left hand in the future kingdom. Jesus replied The seats at my right hand and my left, these are not mine to grant, they belong to those to whom they have been allotted’.

Jesus as a human and Divine person could understand what was happening. He pointed out to all the Apostles that they were very special people who had responded to his call and left their homes, families and employment, in order to follow him. They had a special calling and they had to promote the new universal Christian Church to the world. They were to be heralds of the faith and were the first missionaries or followers of Christ. Jesus said that he was the example they were to follow. Jesus said that the greatest of them was, to be a servant and slaye to all.

What is the right kind of ambition? We are called to be ambitious and to grow in holiness. We are called to spread the Gospel and growth of Christ’s kingdom on earth. The Saints knew this to be true and we should try to follow their example.



This Week
20th October – 28th October(Psalter Week 1)
Holy Mass & Services Other Events
Saturday 20th October  Feria in Ordinary Time 10:00am – James and Mary Breen RIP
10:30am – 12:00pm Confessions 12:30pm Ints of Gusia McNally
Sunday 21st October
Twenty – Ninth Sunday in
Ordinary Time, Year B
Retiring Collection for
8:30am Steve Jones (Sick)
10:30am Private lntentions
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
Monday 22nd October
Feria in Ordinary Time

11:00 am Divine Mercy
11:30am Mike Mc€ormack
7:30pm Journey in Faith
Tuesday 23rd October
Feria in Ordinary Time
9:15am Holy Name School Mass

(ln Church) Lyndall Gallagher RIP

Wednesday 24th October
Feria in Ordinary Time
11:00am Rosary

11:30am lnts for Patricia Ray
Jennings and Family

Thursday 25th October
Feria in Ordinary Time.
9:15am Mass at St Mark’s School Pat Leaper RIP
Friday 26th October
Feria in Ordinary Time
11:00am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

11:30am Ints for Sandra Pearson

Saturday 27th October
Feria in Ordinary Time
10:00am lnts for Agnus
1 0:30am- 1 2:00pm Confessions
12:30pm Maureen Cullen RIP
Sunday 28th October
Thirtieth Sunday in
Ordinary Tima, Year BRetiring Collection for
Building Fund
8:30am lnts for Theresa HaYward
(Birthday )
10:30am People of the Parish
After 10:30 am Mass, Cofiee
and Tea in the Parish Centre
(Knights of St Columba)
Steve Ferris
8-9:30pm Bingo in the Parish

SACRED HEART FATHERS AND BROTHERS COMMUNITY NEWS: Today we celebrate World Mission Sunday, we especially remember those who leave their homeland to preach the Gospel in another country. Please continue to hold the Sacred Heart Fathers and Brothers Mission around the world in your thoughts and prayers.

JOURNEY IN FAITH: We have started our new Journey in Faith programme. We want to encourage more people to be inspired to share, explore and develop the faith that the Church professes. Please join us on Monday 22nd October for our third session. The topic will be Jesus the Son. Remember that on the Journey in Faith no-one is an expert and we are all on our own journeys of faith. This is an opportunity to share how we do that and to inspire and help us to practise our faith in our parish life. This Journey in Faith gathering takes place at 7:30 pm in the Parish office. Please come along and join in. Everyone is welcome.

HOLY NAME PARISH CENTRE: Our Parish Centre is looking for part time Bar and Door Staff. if you are interested in this part time job please contact the Parish office on 0121 357 1351 for more details.

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.

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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.