Sunday Reflection

Sunday reflection 22-10-2017

Anything that is claimed to belong to someone can be controlled, so often money/power, in our world brings control. But belonging to God means to belong to love, God doesn't want to control us but to love us, it has nothing to do with power and control. Belonging to God also means belonging to each other. We have rights and duties of love. Give to others what belongs to others, give to the poor what belongs to the poor. Our work for hunger, education etc is not a charity for people, it is justice. It’s not charity when people are given food, education, a home, freedom of religion, freedom of speech – it is justice. To give to God what belongs to God is to share the goods of the earth!

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The Parish Apple Fest

Thursday, 19 October 2017

The Parish Apple Fest was great fun. Thousands of apples came in and hundreds of pies, crumbles, toffee apples, cakes and sauces were made.

Do you want your child to make their First Holy Communion next Summer? If the answer is yes, and your child is not in a Catholic school, then you need to register them for classes as soon as possible.

It is always lovely to see young couples in our parish. Some mention that it is sometimes hard to meet other young couples who are committed to their faith and then others might be new to the Tamworth and even the U.K.

The Pilgrimage to Poland

Monday, 02 October 2017

The Pilgrimage to Poland was a most moving, enjoyable, shocking and fruitful, we were moved by the goodness of so many, the Love of God and the cruelty of humanity (Auschwitz).

Father Michael is ‘Chasing the Cake’ this Sunday. It is a bike ride that he is part of and it aims to raise funds for a new permanent emergency night shelter (the only one) in Birmingham.

Apple Festival Sunday 15th October

Friday, 15 September 2017

Thank-you to those who have offered to help with making apple juice on the 13th/14th October. If you can help, the list is still in the porch.

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memory cafeDo you know someone with memory loss? The Heart of Tamworth in partnership with Home Instead are running a Memory Café in St John’s Community Rooms on every Tuesday, 10.30am – 12.30pm. There is no need to book, just pop in.

bereavement support

With the support of Cruse and St Giles Hospice, as well as the generosity of a large number of volunteer parishioners (& others), we are providing a bereavement support service at Sacred Heart every Friday, 10 – 12am.

If you know of anyone who is grieving, please take them a leaflet from the porch and invite them to join us.

It is open to parishioners and non-parishioners alike.

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Journey in Faith and Catechesis

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The Parish of St John the Baptist (and Sacred Heart) Tamworth offers the opportunity for those who are enquiring about the Catholic faith to join other enquirers on a series of evenings called Journey in Faith.

The format of the evenings generally includes a topical presentation and an opportunity for some discussion. The Catholic Church provides for those inquiring about becoming a Catholic, in a special way and this is called the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults.

Every year we run the journey in faith to help people who are not Catholics to learn more about the faith, to experience it and discern whether they want to play a fuller part in the life of the Church. Do you want to be part of this or do you know someone else who might want to be. This will get under way in late September. If you want to know more then please speak to Frances, Kath or one of the clergy or email the office