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 is 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
Important Information about coming to mass link
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
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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.”
Matthew’s Gospel Reflections 2020: link
The GodWhoSpeaks website thegodwhospeaks.org
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