Calendar of Events in The Diocese

May 2015 Saturday 9 – Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham Saturday 23 to Friday 29 – Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes   June 2015 Saturday 6 – Permanent Deacons’ Mass and renewal of vows, St Mary’s College, Oscott Wednesday 10 – Council of Priests, Oscott College, 10.30am Sunday 28 – Ordination of Permanent Deacons, St Chad’s Cathedral, 3pm   July 2015 Wednesday 1 – Day for Healthcare Chaplains, Archbishop’s House Sunday 5 – Diocesan Pilgrimage to Hednesford Saturday 11 – Proclaim ’15 National Evangelisation Conference   September 2015 Wednesday 23 – Deans’ Meeting, Maryvale Institute, 10.30am   November 2015 Tuesday 3 – Mass for Deceased Clergy, Oscott College, 11.30am   December 2015 Wednesday 9 – Council of Priests meeting, Oscott College, 10.30am

St Chad’s Cathedral Fifth Annual Flower Festival

June 12, 2015

12 – 14 June 2015. St Chad’s Cathedral and Minor Basilica is still known as one of A W Pugin’s gems and he was determined along with the Earl of Shrewsbury that it would be filled with works of art and have magnificent stained glass windows by the Hardman’s. In June 12 to 14 we are determined to fill the Cathedral with magnificent displays of flowers of all shapes, sizes and colours. Our theme this year is “The Year of Consecrated Life”, as declared by Pope Francis. He is asking all religious, priests and deacons to “Wake up the World” with their testimony of faith, holiness and hope. Help us make our 5th Annual Flower Festival an even greater success than last year. You will be more than welcome to just come and wander round our magnificent displays and enjoy a cup of tea and a cake. If you offer to come and join us to put up a display for your parish or lady’s group you will be even more welcome and you will make new friends for life. For further details contact Anne Symonds: 0121 249 1487 or [email protected] St Chad’s Cathedral Fifth Annual Flower Festival

Oscott College Big Sing

September 26, 2015 Oscott College

A day of singing choral classics by Bach, Stainer, Wesley, Elgar and many others whilst helping to raise money for OAJP charities. Saturday 9th May 2015 – Re-scheduled for 26 September 2015. OAJP Big Sing Letter

Weekend of Prayer for Christian Unity

January 24, 2015 24-25 January, 2015 (commencing at 09.00 on 24th and ending at 09.00 on the 25th January, see poster) St. Philips Anglican Cathedral in Birmingham

Archbishop Bernard will lead an hour of prayer in St. Philips Cathedral the night of Saturday 24th January from 10 p.m. until 11 p.m. 24 hours of prayer poster final

Memorial Mass for Fr Gerry Hughes sj

January 17, 2015 12 noon St Chad's Cathedral

Mass of Thanksgiving for Bishop Marcus Stock

January 13, 2015 11.30am St Chad's Cathedral

Fundamental Retreat

April 12, 2015 Pantasaph led by Fr David Hartley, from Meir, Stoke on Trent

12th – 18th April Please contact Fr David for either if you are interested, 01782 313734, 07765931126

Venerable Marthe Robin and The Foyers de Charite, A Short Day of Recollection

January 31, 2015 10am-3pm St Mary's Cresswell, ST11 9RF

Venerable Marthe Robin and the Foyers de Charite A short day of Recollection, “Encounter Marthe Robin” Saturday 31st January 2015 At St Mary’s Cresswell, ST11 9RF Beginning with Mass 10am, ending with tea at 3pm, come for all or part of the day

Permanent Diaconate Ordinations

June 28, 2015 St Chad's Cathedral

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes

May 23, 2015 Saturday May 23 - Friday May 29

Chrism Mass

April 1, 2015 11.30am St Chad's Cathedral

Rite of Election

February 22, 2015 3pm St Chad's Cathedral

Annual Mass for Religious

February 7, 2015 12 noon St Chad's Cathedral

Mass to Inaugurate the Year of Consecrated Life

November 29, 2014 12 noon St Chad's Cathedral

Civic Mass

November 23, 2014 11am St Chad's Cathedral

Mass for Deceased Clergy

November 6, 2014 11.30am Oscott College

Putting Iraq Together – Commission for Interreligious Dialogue with Commission for Justice and Peace

November 15, 2014 11am - 3pm At Newman House, 29 Harrisons Road Edgbaston Birmingham B15 3QR


10th Birmingham Diocesan Justice and Peace Assembly

October 11, 2014 10:30am - 4:15pm St Peter's Catholic School, Whitefields Road, Solihull, B91 3NZ

The example of Oscar Romero in Pope Francis’ Vision for for the Church Guest Speaker: Julian Filochowski, Chair of the Archbishop Romero Trust With a choice of afternoon Workshops and a lunchtime exhibition featuring several organisations involved in J&P Cost £8 (low income and students £5) Click for more information here  

Bicentenary of the Sacred Heart Shrine

June 19, 2014 8:00pm Maryvale House,
Old Oscott Hill,
B44 9AG

In 1814 Bishop Milner, Vicar Apostolic of the Midland District, returned from Rome, bringing with him the image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in stained glass which now forms the centre of the window in the Sacred Heart shrine chapel. We believe that this is the first image of the Sacred Heart to be established publicly in England so to celebrate the bicentenary of the shrine, Archbishop Bernard Longley will celebrate the Solemn Pilgrimage Mass on Sunday 29th. June at 3.00 pm followed by the procession and benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. From Thursday 19th to Friday 27th June there will be a novena of Masses celebrated at 8.00pm by the bishops  and priests of the diocese. All are most welcome to any of these celebrations. PILGRIMAGE AFTERNOON: Sunday 29th June 3.00pm Open-air Mass and Procession of the Blessed Sacrament in honour of the Sacred Heart. ·  Coach parties are welcome ·  Refreshments available Download the poster here

National Conference for Rural Catholics 2015

February 9, 2015 Best Western Country Hotel

Fracking – coming to a parish near you? Just one of the topics at the National Conference for Rural Catholics 2015 which parishioners and clergy from across the country will be coming to hear.  Also on the programme will be a look at the forestry industry, the future of community hospitals, and What is Care Farming? The Bishops’ Conference Home Mission desk will speak about its support for rural parishes and CaFE will introduce some of its resources for small rural groups wishing to grow in the faith. Conference dates: February 9-11, 2015. Details from Fr Robert Miller (01747 870228, email: [email protected])  

The Joy of the Gospel – Then and Now

June 26, 2014 7:00pm - 8:30pm The Grimshaw Room
Catherdral House
St Chad's Catherdral

The Joy of the Gospel – Then and Now Poster

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Hednesford in Honour of Our Lady of Lourdes

July 6, 2014 3:00pm - Rosary

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Hednesford Poster

Towards the Synod on the Family Lecture

May 17, 2014 7.30pm Maryvale Institute

Marengo Lecture Poster

Worldwide telecasts for Easter presided by Pope Francis

Broadcast for the celebrations of Easter presided by Pope Francis as well as the Mass and Canonization of Blessed John XXIII and John Paul I: Mondovissione – April 2014

Romero Mass 2014

March 26, 2014 2pm St Chad’s RC Cathedral

Mass to celebrate the life of Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador. Mass will be followed by a reception with refreshments and a talk from Julian Filochowski, Chair of the Archbishop Romero Trust. The reception will end by 4.30pm. For any queries contact CAFOD on [email protected] or 01922 722 944. All welcome – do join us!

Day of Pilgrimage

August 31, 2013

To mark the Year of Faith, St Dominic’s in Stone is having a day of pilgrimage on Saturday 31st August. This is to celebrate the association of Blessed Dominic Barberi with Stone. August 31st is the date on which Blessed Dominic’s Requiem Mass was celebrated in St Dominic’s Church and his subsequent interment at Aston Hall.

The day will begin with a talk at 10.30am by Fr John Sherrington CP. There will be Mass at 12 mid day; main celebrant Bishop William, followed by a procession of the Blessed Sacrament to Aston Hall where there will be Benediction. Would any parish interested in joining this pilgrimage please let us know by email [email protected] or telephone 01785 813951. If any parish wants to visit St Dominic’s at any time in this Year of Faith please feel free to contact us and we will make arrangements.

Download a route map together with necessary information for pilgrims below:

Pilgrimage Parishioners Information
Pilgrimage Route

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