The Archdiocese of Birmingham - The Parish of the Immaculate Conception

Forthcoming Events in the Parish

Beginning Sunday, 3rd September 2017 ~ The Twenty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Lectionary - Sundays Year A, Weekdays Year 1

 

 


I sincerely thank everyone who supported and was involved in organising our liturgical, social and fundraising events over the past 12 months. Together as a community we came together celebrated and enjoyed. Another exciting year ahead of us will provide us many opportunities to come together. So let us build our community together as a faith community.
 
Fr. John Y. Batthula, Parish Priest.

DIARY DATES 2017

CATENIANS meet every second Thursday of the month – contact 01869 249638.

TRADECRAFT Stall open every 3rd weekend of the month.

YOUTH GROUP 2nd,3rd,4th, Mondays of the month. 7.15 pm–8.30 pm Term time only.

CHILDREN'S LITURGY Sunday at 9.00 am Mass. None during Summer hols.

PRESENTATION ASSOCIATES. Monthly meetings first Monday of month.

100 CLUB DRAW After 9.00am Mass last Sunday of the month. 22nd-24th Sept:

FLOWER FESTIVAL—3 days of flowers and events! 24th Sep: Multilingual Mass & Shared Lunch from around the World

MEN'S SOCIAL Fridays at 7.30pm at the John Paull II Centre 15th Sept/ 13th Oct /17th Nov/15th Dec.

MOMTHLY LUNCHES: Tuesdays 12 noon: 26th Sept; 24th Oct; 28th Nov.

MONTHLY COFFEE Fridays 10am-11.45am: 8th Sept, 13th Oct, 10th Nov, 8th Dec .
 

September

Friday, 8th September - Coffee morning in The John Paul II Centre from 10.00 am

Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd, Sunday 24th September - FLOWER FESTIVAL 

 Flower Festival theme ‘Nations within our Parish Community’

To be held in the church and John Paul II Centre. Doors will open from 10.00 am for viewing arrangements. 

Along side flower displays other events will take place.

Friday daytime: Cake stall. Friday Evening: Tickets are now on sale for the Flower Festival Cheese and Wine Evening  with light music, which will be held on the Friday 22nd September, at 7.30pm at the John Paul II Centre. Tickets cost only £5 each and are available from Jackie Flynn or the parish office.

Grand Raffle tickets: Please sell to family and friends, only 50p a ticket! A large selection of  super prizes to be won! Raising funds for the Church Repair Fund.

Stewards to help with visitors & security and help with refreshments are needed, especially on the Friday and Saturday. If you can help, please add your name to the list at the back of church if you can cover a 2 hour slot (or more!).  Thank you

Sunday 24th September - International Day. Food from around the Globe. Parish & School Communities will come together to celebrate different cultures in our Parish. So at 11.00 am Mass, welcoming words, some parts of the Mass, Hymns and Intercessions will be in different. languages. I would like to ask parishioners to come for-ward to bring their traditional food to share with others. Different languages but professing one Faith that Jesus is the Messiah and Redeemer.

100 Club Draw

Tuesday, 26th September - Monthly lunch in The John Paul II Centre from 12.00

Wednesday, 27th September - Baptism Preparation Course

October

Sunday, 1st October - Baptism Rite
Friday, 13th October - Coffee morning in The John Paul II Centre from 10.00 am

Tuesday, 24th October - Monthly lunch in The John Paul II Centre from 12.00

Sunday, 29th October - 100 Club Draw

November

Friday, 10th November - Coffee morning in The John Paul II Centre from 10.00 am

Sunday, 26th November - 100 Club Draw

Tuesday, 28th November - Monthly lunch in The John Paul II Centre from 12.00

Wednesday, 29th November - Baptism Preparation Course

December

 
Saturday 2nd December - The Christmas Bazaar takes place between 11.00 am and 3.00 pm. All the usual stalls will be there, a BBQ, Father Christmas will be there giving presents to all the children! There will be Christmas Arts and Crafts for the children to make. Please let me know if you can help on a stall , or add your names to the list at the back of church. Lots of donations for the various stalls will be needed please! The annual Christmas Raffle at £5 for 5 tickets will commence in November.
 
Sunday, 3rd December - Baptism Rite
Friday, 8th December - Coffee morning in The John Paul II Centre from 10.00 am

Sunday 24th December - Christmas Raffle Draw. This is another good fundraising event, which doesn't require a lot of time but it does help to raise funds for the Parish. So Christmas Raffle tickets will be available from the month of November, the draw will take place at Coffee morning after 11.00 am Mass on Sunday 24th December 2017. I would hope that if everyone who comes to Church buys a book, we could raise £2000 but we don’t. So please can you support generously? Would you like to donate one of the Raffle prizes?