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A pilgrimage of the relics of Saint Bernadette of Lourdes, Bernadette Soubirous, is coming to the Archdiocese of Birmingham this October. Pilgrims are encouraged to register their attendance at their earliest convenience choosing a free, dedicated timeslot at their chosen church or cathedral, as demand is likely to be high.  Book online at


St Chad's Cathedral

Friday 7 October

6pm - Cathedral open

7pm - Liturgy of Welcome & Evening Prayer. Followed by Veneration of the Relics until midnight.

Midnight - Cathedral closed

Saturday 8 October

8am - Veneration of the Relics until 11.30am

12noon - Mass with Anointing of the Sick

1.30pm - Veneration of the Relics until 5.30pm

6pm - Mass

7.30pm - Relics depart Cathedral


Our Lady of Lourdes, Hednesford (home of the Diocesan Shrine)

Saturday 8 October, In Church. 10pm - midnight

Sunday 9 October, In the Grotto. 8am – 4pm


Immaculate Conception, Bicester

Sunday 9 October 9pm – midnight

Monday 10 October 7am – 2pm




The Chosen

On Wednesday 11th May it will be episode 8 of season two of The Chosen. The last one till season three comes out . We wish to thank all who joined us for their enthusiasm their faithfulness in coming every week when they could and the friendships we have made. We will be starting season one again in September at St Augustine’s for any one who wishes to join us there we would love you to “come and see“ 

The Bishops' Conference have put on our their website the document

Resilience, Trauma and Pastoral Recovery

to help us get over the pandemic


Reflecting on the Psalms

Responding to the Psalms is a project of the Spirituality Committee of the Bishops Conference of England and Wales.

Psalm Project July


The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales have made an announcement on the "Sunday Obligation":

"Since the beginning of the Covid pandemic, until the present time, we have shared with you our judgment that the situation of the last two years has meant that the Sunday Obligation has been impeded and has needed to be fulfilled in other ways. We thank God that this situation has now changed. 

"The pressing challenges of the pandemic have lessened significantly. Most people have resumed the wide range of normal activities, no longer restricted by the previous Covid measures. We therefore believe that the reasons which have prevented Catholics from attending Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation no longer apply. 

"We understand there will still be some members of our congregations who, for reasons of health, do not feel safe enough to return to Mass. It has always been the understanding of the Church that when the freedom of any Catholic to attend Mass in person is impeded for a serious reason, because of situations such as ill health, care for the sick or legitimate fear, this is not a breach of the Sunday Obligation."


An NHS funded taxi service has been set up to help Solihull residents travel to and from NHS local vaccination walk-in centres. The taxi service is for people who can't easily get to a vaccination centre by walking, driving; or using public transport for their first, second or booster jab. Residents simply need to call 0121 704 8058, leave their name and number, and a customer services advisor will call them back. For full details please use the following web link -




Mini retreat for care givers in the midst of the COVID pandemic. Prepared by Ben Bano at Welcome Me As I Am, a scripture based reflection every day for a week.


Download Mini Retreat


Other information and details of online courses relating to Marriage Preparation and Marriage Care can be found on the Archdiocese of Birmingham website.

Novena to the Sacred Heart

The Novena to the Sacred Heart traditionally prayed on the first Friday of each month.


Novena in honour of the Sacred Heart

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