A welcome back to church message from Fr Michael.



My Dear Brothers and Sisters

I would on behalf of myself, Fr David and our Deacons: Daniel and Owen, thank you all for your support during this difficult time in our lives due to Covid-19.

I know that very many of you have found comfort and connexion to all of us and your parish watching our Live Streaming. Through our Live Streaming we have been able to reach out to so many, those both far and wide and within our local area. It has, I am happy to say, connected families all over the world.

I have missed you all very much and I am very pleased that many of you are now returning to Public Mass in church. Last weekend 153 attended the Masses over the weekend. However, there is nothing better than being in God’s house.  

For your safety we have an excellent team of Volunteer Stewards - over 20 in total –who carry out excellent work keeping all who come to Mass safe under Government and the Archdiocese of  Birmingham guidelines.

There is still no obligation to attend Mass and many of you are still shielding but it would give me great happiness to see many more of you at Mass. Now that the children are returning to school next week, to receive you and your families at Mass would be a joy.

God Bless you all stay safe and take care. Fr Michael.



HOLY TRINITY PARISH

I’d like to welcome you back to our Church, as you know we arenow  re-opening our Church for public Masses in the usual way, subject to Covid-19 guidelines:

Saturday Vigil Mass will be at        6.00pm

Sunday Masses are at               09.00am & 11.00am.

Weekdays Masses are at                       10.00am

Baptisms, Weddings & Funerals are back to normal. However the numbers of attending will be limited. You are most welcome to attend Mass as usual. Please follow the instructions of our stewards while approaching the Church for Mass. All Masses at Holy Trinity will be broadcast on our Live Stream.

CONFESSIONS: details for individual confessions will be announced later.

SACRED HEART PARISH

Welcome you all to our SUNDAY MASS after this very difficult time: we are now reopening the Church for public Mass at 10.00am, we are soon coming back to Church in normal way. However please wear the mask to protect the spreading of Virus as we are advised by our professionals and government.

Weekdays Mass on Wednesday at 10.00am

FOOTHERLEY CONVENT

Don’t forget that we have many senior citizens living in the
Footherley Nursing Home, they are very vulnerable with this virus and we respect our Sisters’ decision. However when things get better and secure for them, we hope to re-open our Chapel for public Mass in the near future.

PARISH HALLS—All activities in the Halls of Holy Trinity & Sacred Heart will be soon re-opened as we are doing Risk Assessments required before reopen them. Please contact Fr Michael for more information. Please be patient as we are first thinking of your security & safety. Thank you.



CORONAVIRUS PRAYER :

Lord Jesus Christ, you travelled through towns and villages curing every disease and illness.
At your command, the sick were made well. Come to our aid now, in the midst of the global spread of the coronavirus, that we may experience your healing love.
Heal those who are sick with the virus. May they regain their strength and health through quality medical care.
Heal us from our fear, which prevents nations from working together and neighbours from helping one another.
Heal us from our pride, which can make us claim invulnerability to a disease that knows no borders.
Lord Jesus Christ, healer of all, stay by our side in this time of uncertainty and sorrow.
Be with those who have died from the virus. May they be at rest with you in your eternal peace.
Be with the families of those who are sick or have died. As they worry and grieve, defend them from illness and despair.
May they know your peace. Amen.

 


Fr. Michael Ho Huu Nghia, Parish Priest