A Christmas Oratorio

The Photo is of a Christmas Oratorio taken in the late 1950’s. The school, St Mary’s The Mount, Walsall put on the Oratorio for 3 days just before Christmas. The production and the creative inspiration was the work of Mr … Read more >

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Fr Gabby at The Abbey

The weekend of November 29/30 Erdington Abbey had the visitation by Bishop Robert and he was very impressed with the Abbey and the Mass attendance. The following weekend we had our Christmas Fayre where part of the highlight is me being … Read more >

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Youth Chaplaincy

Last year Bishop Challoner Catholic College, celebrated its diamond jubilee. Although we had a beautiful Mass celebrated by the Archbishop unfortunately due to his prior commitments he could not visit the school at this time, so this term we arranged … Read more >

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Crackley’s Christmas Service

Crackley Hall’s Key Stage 2 Christmas Service marked the last of four separate concerts held in the space of one week; and what a rapturous finale it proved to be. Once again Crackley Hall performed in the glorious setting of … Read more >

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WW1 and the Mass in the Trenches

This term the children and staff of St Joseph’s, Nechells, Birmingham have been focusing on WWI with a theme of Peace and Reconciliation. Our curriculum has all been centered around the events of 100 years ago. We have had visitors … Read more >

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Our Advent Tree

As well as a beautiful Advent Wreath, calendars and our Advent-themed prayer tables in class, at St Mary’s in Evesham we also have our very special Advent Tree. Several years ago we read (in ‘Catholic Today’ of course!) of another … Read more >

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Youth Concert

The Youth Concert was advertised several weeks ago in the Church Bulletin at Saint Joseph’s R.C. Church, Newtown Road. This year it was to take place in the School Hall, instead of the church, as in previous year. I always … Read more >

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Fr Peter Rogers RIP, Funeral Arrangements

Funeral Arrangements Tuesday 16th December 2014 at 6.45 p.m. Reception Mass:      St. Joseph’s Home, Queens Park Road, Harborne B32 2LB   Wednesday 17th December 2014 at 11.30 a.m. Funeral Mass:           St. Chad’s Cathedral, Birmingham Burial:                        Oscott Cemetery Refreshments:          Grimshaw Room

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  • Wednesday 17 December
    Matthew 1:1-17 ‘O Wisdom, you come forth from the mouth of the Most High. You fill the universe and hold all things together in a strong yet gentle manner. O come to teach us the way of truth.’ In recent years there has been a great resurgence of interest in family trees and genealogies, with […]



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