A new saint St John Henry Newman, pray for us. This weekend we welcomed a new saint, one with special meaning for the diocese. A Prayer for St John Henry Newman Almighty and eternal God, we offer heartfelt thanks and praise for the life and witness of Saint John Henry Newman. In him You have given us an inspiring example of a priest and teacher heroically devoted to the pursuit of holiness and the salvation of souls. Through his intercession and his teaching we ask You to pour out Your blessings on all Your children who seek Your truth, so that all may come to know and love You in the one fold of the Redeemer, our Lord Jesus Christ Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen Prayer Card (download) Post-canonisation events Join the Diocese at one of the thanksgiving Masses and vespers. Friday 18 October: 7.30pm - Pontifical High Mass (Latin) with His Grace the Archbishop at Birmingham Oratory Sunday 20 October: 12pm - Mass of Thanksgiving (English) with the Archbishop followed by a parish celebration at Birmingham Oratory 4.00pm - Ecumenical Vespers at St Chad’s Cathedral with Monsignor Roderick Strange. In the presence of Archbishop Bernard Longley, the Anglican Bishops of Birmingham, Coventry and Lichfield, and civic guests and representatives of other faith communities. 4.30pm - Solemn Vespers, Benediction and Te Deum at Birmingham Oratory There's more: Newman news, resources and events.