A Festival of Scripture, Art & Flowers
St Michael’s Church and Carrs
Lane Centre, in the heart of Birmingham
REFLECTION AND PRAYER DURING LOCKDOWN
Reflecting on the Psalms
Responding to the Psalms is a project of the Spirituality Committee of the Bishops Conference of England and Wales.
Pentecost will be celebrated on Sunday 23 May 2021, fifty days after Easter Sunday.
It commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon Our Lady and the Apostles.
An outdoor Mass will be celebrated in the field behind the parish centre at 3pm,
all are welcome.
PRAY WITH ARCHBISHOP BERNARD - NOVENA FROM ASCENSION TO PENTECOST
‘That God may raise us up’
Now as he blessed them, he withdrew from them and was carried up to heaven. (Lk 24:51)
Lift us up with you, Lord Jesus Christ,
from the sickness, suffering, fear and grief of these last months.
Bless all that your body, the Church, has achieved through her worship of God
and her care of God’s children.
Renew the Holy Spirit among us,
that, sent like your apostles, to the people of our diocese,
all may contribute to the proclamation of God’s word
and to the growth of God’s kingdom.
THE MARIAN MONTH OF MAY
The Pontifical Council for the New Evangelisation has called for a universal daily prayer to be offered for the end of the Covid-19 Pandemic during the month of May and that each day during the month will focus upon one of the international Marian Shrines.
NATIONAL DAY OF REFLECTION FOR COVID-19
The Prime Minister has asked for a National Day of Reflection on the first anniversary of the first lockdown this coming 23rd March. The President and Vice President of the Bishops’ Conference have developed this theme, asking all Catholics to hold this day not only as one of Reflection but of Prayer, with an encouragement for all our people to pray for the many needs, hopes and sorrows that have emerged over the last year.
LETTER FROM ARCHBISHOP BERNARD
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY LIFE
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.
Other information and details of online courses relating to Marriage Preparation and Marriage Care can be found on the Archdiocese of Birmingham website.
KENELM YOUTH TRUST
Novena to the Sacred Heart
The Novena to the Sacred Heart traditionally prayed on the first Friday of each month.