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04 October 2019

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

“If only you had faith”

The apostles said to the Lord, ‘Increase our faith.’  The Lord replies, ‘were your faith the size of a mustard seed you could say to this mulberry tree, “Be uprooted and planted in the sea,” and it would obey you.

This Sunday there seems to be an invitation from Jesus to take stock of the strength of our faith.  How easy it is to say I believe, but never do anything about developing that belief.   St Paul puts it beautifully in his letter to Timothy.  Since faith is a gift, Paul says, “You have been trusted to look after something precious; guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in you.”



Pope Francis announced the Extraordinary Missionary Month October 2019 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Pope Benedict XV's Apostolic Letter Maximum Illud.

Baptised and Sent: The Church of Christ on Mission in the World” is the theme chosen by Pope Francis for the Extraordinary Mission Month

This Wednesday as a school community we will join other schools across the diocese in praying the rosary with Archbishop Bernard.  This is in preparation for the canonisation of Blessed John Henry Newman.  I am attaching to this briefing sheet the web address that you may be able to use at home: This also includes information about how we in school will be celebrating this wonderful occasion.

Blessed John Henry Newman, pray for us.

Year Group Masses:

Thursday: Year 10 at 11.40 at The Abbey, Erdington. Parents are welcome to join us at the Abbey for this mass.

Friday: Year 11 mass. In school.

Feast Days this week:

Monday:  Our Lady of the Rosary

Wednesday: Blessed John Henry Newman.

Friday:  St John XX111, Pope.

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