Author Archives : GerryC

Am I growing in faith?


Dear Parishioners, we hear a lot of talk in the Church about decline and that the future is quite bleak. However, in some ways we must not despair. The Gospel reading this weekend speaks to us about growth. We hear how the mustard seed, when planted, is the smallest of seeds, yet it grows into the biggest shrub of them…

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Free Concert Performance_Sunday 23rd June 4-5pm


Our Lady of the Wayside School Choir & Shirley’s Love To Sing Community Choir You are warmly invited to come along to enjoy listening to both choirs singing here in our parish church on Sunday 23rd June for an hour’s performance of a wide range of popular music. This is a free concert with the option to make onations afterwards…

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Environment Champions wanted!


The Archdiocese of Birmingham is inviting enthusiastic individuals to create a network of Environment Champions. To celebrate Laudato Si week (19-26 May), please help us get as many parish/cluster/deanery Environment Champions as we can. Your mission is to be a channel of communication between the Archdiocese and your parish, cluster or deanery, to promote Care of Creation and to enthuse…

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Being in church is like coming home


Dear Parishioners,I often tell the children of our school that being in church is like coming home, giving Christ the opportunity to wrap his arms around us, and telling us how much he loves us. Why not spend some time this week reflecting on the fact that we can only love others because God loved us first. Then as we…

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We are very much the branches


Dear Parishioners, during the month of May we will be celebrating First Holy Communion for the children and young people of the parish. This year, alongside the children at OLW Primary School, we have also prepared over 30 candidates through the various catechetical groups in the parish. This is a very healthy sign of growth, and our prayers are with…

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SVP appeal for advisors in benefits


The SVP are looking for anyone who could advise the individuals and families we support with regards to claiming benefits. Many of these find the process of claiming benefits a difficult one, and we are not sure if they are getting all the support they are entitled to. You will not be asked to join the SVP or attend our…

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Peace be with you


Dear ParishionersOne of the things I like about the resurrection appearances of Jesus is that he simply just ‘pops up.’ One minute he is in a garden, then in a room with the doors closed, on another occasion he is on the beach, he even meets two disciples on the road to Emmaus. Each time the resurrected Lord does this…

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Parish Youth Group


The Parish Youth Group meets Friday evenings in the Parish Hall at 6.30pm to 8.00pm. (Term Time Only) School year 6 and upwards. For more details, please contact Ray McNally on 07827 894446 or emailray@extendaline.com

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