Sunday Reflection

As the Father sent me, so am I sending you: receive the Holy Spirit

As the Father sent me, so am I sending you: receive the Holy Spirit

Jesus always brings peace and reconciliation. Saint Augustine called peace 'the tranquility of order', meaning order in our relationships with God, with other people and within ourselves. Take time today and allow the word ‘Peace’ to echo in your mind and heart. Let the word and all it may mean fill your body, and remain within you. It is the constant promise of Jesus to his followers. It is a gift nobody can take from us. Give time each day to receive this gift of God’s Spirit. He gives it without even being asked. As you receive peace form God send this peace in a prayer to those close to you or those who may sorely need prayer today.


Sunday reflection 06-05-2018

Friday, 04 May 2018 Written by 
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Jesus’ loved us so deeply that he lay down his life for us. We in turn lay down little parts of ourselves in small, unforgotten ways, in the many things were we give of ourselves, the hours spent with a sick child or parent, years caring for someone ill….. Through love and care we experience joy. Jesus’ commandment is to love and be loved. Even when the love costs us something.
Jesus calls us to be his friends. We are full partners with him in the redemption and reconciling the world to God. We are his partners… his ambassadors.
God is the true vine and our connectedness is to be part of this wonderful vine as we remain/abide in Christ. God has chosen us to for his divine purpose, namely for Joy, for expressing acts of love, to be his friends. May we, as friends and partners, rooted in Christ bear much fruit as we obey the command to love. Let us abide in Christ and bring forth the richest fruits of his blessing.

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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