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:  

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 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 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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  • Monday 28 July
    Matthew 13:31-35 The mustard seed is nature’s version of ‘good gifts in small parcels’. It was the smallest seed used by Palestinian farmers, yet, conditions permitting, could produce a tree over ten feet tall. The smallness, hiddenness and insignificance of the seed belied its power to produce fruit. Yeast is also rather like this. Although its presence is



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