Sunday Reflection

God sent his Son so that through him the world might be saved

God sent his Son so that through him the world might be saved

God showed His love for us by dying on the cross in order to save us. The Cross – the place where the Crucified Lord dies – is His very throne of judgment and His righteousness. This is the great mystery of God’s revelation in Jesus Christ.
In the end, God has no desire for the death of the sinner, nor does He take any pleasure in such a judgment. God however does, as He always has, allow us humans to make our own choices even about eternal things. C.S. Lewis wrote in The Great Divorce –
There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, “Thy will be done’, and those to whom God says, in the end, ‘Thy will be done.’


The good shepherd is one who lays down his life for his sheep

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Following our own vocation is a response from within to the needs outside ourselves. A vocation meets the human needs of the world with a motivation from within. We care for our children and grandchildren not just because they are sick or insecure, but because we love them. This love will move us to help them throughout their lives.
God calls each of us to love God and love our neighbour. This is the first Christian calling; we then find the best way for each of us, with our own particular set of gifts, talents and even weaknesses, to live out that call with love.
God calls us to be ‘people for others’ we are all brothers and sisters. We are Gods feet and hands on earth and He needs our help in serving and loving each other.

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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