My dear Parishioners, during this difficult time I have noticed that the numbers at Mass have decreased a little. This I realise is mainly due the second lockdown and the new variance of the Corona virus.

I do miss all of you very much but I feel relieved and pleased that you are protecting yourselves by staying safe at home with your family bubble, whilst upholding the government guidelines.
We are very fortunate to have our “Live Streaming” in our parish and I know many of you love to watch Mass online. It makes us feel closer as a parish. We can all stay together if we pray together. Daily Mass readings are available online here and to sing along with Sunday 6pm Mass the song words for each week are here.

If you have a special celebration, memory or thought, email me and I will remember you in the Mass. It’s good to also hear how you are doing.

There is a light at the end of the tunnel with the vaccine. Father David, Deacon Daniel and I have all had the vaccine and it is my wish that you will have the same protection very soon. God Bless you all my dear brothers and sisters and your families. Stay safe and pray for me as I will pray for you.

Father Michael

Vaccinations
Congratulations to our many parishioners who have now received at least the first of their vaccinations. But for the sake of those who have not, please bear in mind that you might still contract the virus (although not dangerously) and therefore pass it on to others who have not yet been vaccinated. Medical and government opinion is firm on this point.
So please continue to wear your masks in Church, sanitise your hands as requested and maintain social distancing.


RESUMPTION OF PUBLIC MASSES

With effect from Thursday 3 December Church opening for daily private prayer is now suspended and public Masses will resume as before.
Remember that the Sunday Mass obligation remains suspended at present so if you still feel unable to attend at this difficult time, please watch us on live stream: www.churchservices.tv/suttoncoldfield

MASSES ARE BACK TO NORMAL
HOLY TRINITY
10.00am Monday to Saturday.
6:00pm Vigil Mass for Sunday.
9am; 11am & 6:00pm Sunday
SACRED HEART
10.00am Monday to Friday. 10.00am Sunday 

During the week the Diocese advised us the Coronavirus Places of Worship Task Force ask each Place of Worship to re-evaluate whether they are following the rules. They numerate seven requirements to ensure Covid security. I should like to bring to your attention one of these requirements: "Those who have gathered for worship should not mingle before or after the service outside of the church. They should disperse immediately."

CORONAVIRUS PRAYER :

Lord Jesus Christ, you travelled through towns and villages curing every disease and illness.
At your command, the sick were made well. Come to our aid now, in the midst of the global spread of the coronavirus, that we may experience your healing love.
Heal those who are sick with the virus. May they regain their strength and health through quality medical care.
Heal us from our fear, which prevents nations from working together and neighbours from helping one another.
Heal us from our pride, which can make us claim invulnerability to a disease that knows no borders.
Lord Jesus Christ, healer of all, stay by our side in this time of uncertainty and sorrow.
Be with those who have died from the virus. May they be at rest with you in your eternal peace.
Be with the families of those who are sick or have died. As they worry and grieve, defend them from illness and despair.
May they know your peace. Amen.

 


Fr. Michael Ho Huu Nghia, Parish Priest