Friday 26th June 2020
Sunday's Gospel - Feast Day of Ss. Peter and Paul
In Matthew's Gospel this coming Sunday, Simon (Peter) believed that Jesus was the Son of God. He had great faith and was willing to put that faith into words but also into actions. Because of Peter's great faith, Jesus gave him the keys to the kingdom of Heaven. As a disciple, Peter spent his time sharing Jesus' message with other people. He opened their hearts to God's love, just like a key opens a door. We can open our hearts by taking some time to stop and listen, to pray and to try to hear what Jesus is asking us to do. We can show our faith in our prayers and in our actions. We can try to follow Jesus' commandments to love God and to love our neighbour. We can be kind and generous to others and we can try to make the world a fairer place where all people get what they need. This week, let's try to be more loving, more forgiving and more generous to others. Let us try to bring hope to others. And let's try to open our hearts to welcome Jesus in.
Live Streaming of the Good Shepherd Mass from St. Chad's
On Monday morning at 10am, Archbishop Bernard will celebrate a live streaming of the Good Shepherd Mass at St. Chad's Catherdral for those in school and also those learning from home. Dan and Emily from One Life Music will be supporting this Mass who have been leading weekly Collective Worship for children across the Diocese during the lock down. At the end of Mass there will be a short video which will talk about the work of Father Hudson's Care during the Covid-19 pandemic across the 17 services which they offer. Please join us as we celebrate and give thanks for the work of Fr. Hudson's and the generous fundraising by Diocesan schools for so many years.
Our Lady and All Saints Live Streaming of Mass
Our Lady and All Saints are providing a live online streaming service. Online streaming enable's everyone to attend Mass in this uncertain times, to watch and listen to what is happening.
Please click on the following link
Mass Times are Daily Monday-Friday 9.00am Saturday 5pm Sunday 8.30 and 10.30am
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Access to the Wednesday Word
The weekly edition of the Wednesday Word can be accessed through a link on the school website. This can be found within the 'Children's Area' under the 'Our Community' tab from the school landing page. The link will be refreshed on a weekly basis. Please share with your child the Gospel reading on Sunday and the key discussion points that accompany the newsletter.
Black Country Health Care 24-7 Support Line for adults and young people
Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust have just launched a 24-7 support line for adults, older adults, children and young people who require urgent mental health support during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Please don't suffer in silence. If you are experiencing increased distress or anxiety during these uncertain times, then pick up the phone and speak to one of the specialist mental health professionals who will be able to support you. Further details and contact information can be found on the flyer within the Covid 19 tab on the school website.
Resources to Support Children's Liturgy and Prayer from the Birmingham Diocesan Education Service
Prayer of the Week
Living God, help us to live with love, faith, generosity, fairness and hope, so that our hearts may be open to you and to all people in need. We ask this through Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Virtues Focus - Learned and Wise
Pupils at St. Joseph's are growing to be Learned, finding God in all things; and wise in the ways they use their learning for the common good.
Pope's Intention for June
The Way of the Heart: We pray that all those who suffer may find their way in life, allowing themselves to be touched by the Heart of Jesus.