Sunday Reflection

Repent and believe the Good News

Repent and believe the Good News

The disciples were chosen and called personally by Jesus. But God also calls each one of us. God not only calls us to follow Jesus, but also calls us into the fields and careers of our lives. Everyone is called to a vocation, a station in life, teacher, insurance salesman, car mechanic, politician, etc. We also have callings within family structures -- mother, father, aunt, uncle, child, etc. We serve God in these family callings as well. God’s call is always into an uncertain future. When we enter into our callings we have no idea how it will all end up. We choose our careers and jobs hoping that we can use the gifts and talents God has given us, but there are no guarantees.


Sunday reflection 07-01-2018

Saturday, 06 January 2018 Written by 
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The story of the wise men or magi is a story of the journey that is guided by a light. It’s a story of good beating the bad.
The light of the star started them on the journey and guided them to the end. Our faith is a journey that starts at Baptism. The light of the candle is passed on with the promise of God’s love that will guide us through life. Faith grows through the ordinary events of life, what can seem ordinary happenings can hold for us extraordinary grace. The light of faith is bright in the good and bad times of life.
Each of us has our own personal star guiding us – the star of prayer, love, friendship, support…the star has a different name at different times. Be grateful for your star and be grateful that you have been a star for others

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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.


Journey in Faith and Catechesis


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