Message from Fr Andy.
Dear Parishioners, On Sunday I shared with you the news that I have been appointed Parish Priest of Our Lady of the Wayside, Shirley near Solihull. I will be moving from St Josephs in mid to late August after I have been for a short holiday visiting my family. It has been a privilege to be your Parish Priest here and I hope you will remember me in your prayers. I am very happy that Fr Noel Breslin is to be your new Parish Priest. Fr Noel is known to many of you as he is, at present, Assistant Priest at St Peters, Leamington. I know that you will welcome and support him as much as you have me as he begins his ministry among you.
With my love and prayers, Fr Andy. 12th July 2020
Reopening our Churches for collective worship link
Church Opening for Private Prayer. Good news!! St Joseph’s will be open on Fridays 10:30am-11:30am, Sunday 28th 12noon-2pm. During the period of Church opening on Sundays the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed. However, there will not be Benediction at the end. The Blessed Sacrament will be reposed after the Church has been closed. Please do try and come along to pray for the needs of our world today.
Public Mass details. From Monday 13th July the Mass times are as follows.
Wednesday No Mass
Please be sensible in regard to your own health if you wish to attend.
The Church can only hold a maximum of 40 people and places will be allocated on first come first served basis.
Everyone coming to church will have to wear a face mask.
A steward will show you to your seat. We have some family benches and places for couples as well.
Hand sanitising stations are available.
Toilets are not in use.
Holy Communion is received in the hand only and I will give an instruction before Mass about where Communion will be received.
Please arrive 15mins before mass starts and come to the main front doors unless you require wheelchair access when as usual you will use the back doors.
If you are retired or free in the day please try to come to a Morning Mass leaving Monday and Thursday evening Mass free for those who work.
There is no singing and the homily is brief.
Please try not to attend multiple Masses so it gives everybody the chance to come to Mass.
Do not be disappointed if you cant get in to a particular Mass because the Church is full.
There will be other opportunities to attend and the Sunday obligation still does not apply.
When Mass finishes you will be instructed on how to leave the Church and the exit to use.
Finally please be sensible when returning to Mass and respect social distancing.
Confessions: From Saturday 4 July the Sacrament of Reconciliation will recommence from 10.00-10.30 am. Please come to the Narthex where a social distancing open confessional will be available.
Our Livestream: https://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/st-josephs-whitnash
Make an Act of Spiritual Communion – This can be done whilst you watch a live stream of Mass by saying the following prayer:
“My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You.”
Monday: 7pm Mass
Tuesday: 9.30am Mass
Wednesday: No Mass
Thursday: 7pm Mass
Friday: 9.30am Mass
Saturday: 9.30am Mass
Sunday: 9am Mass
Matthew’s Gospel Reflections 2020: link
The GodWhoSpeaks website thegodwhospeaks.org
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