Sunday Reflection

The blind man went off, washed himself & came away with his sight restored.

The blind man went off, washed himself & came away with his sight restored.

Faith is both a way of thinking and a way of doing; it is prayer and service; when our heart opens in faith to Jesus, our hands open in aid to the poorest of the poor. Openness to faith is a call in our whole lives. Jesus is never a finished product for us. He has always something new to offer in love and something new to offer in wisdom. Like the blind man listening to his instructions to wash in the pool, we are the richer by listening to his word, and allowing his word and the faith of the community guide us in life.

Annual Report 2016

Annual Report 2014

The Humanitarian Crisis

 
The Humanitarian Crisis - In South Sudan, alone, 4.9 million people - nearly half the population - urgently need food aid. In two areas of Unity State, 100,000 people face starvation and fears are growing that more in other parts of the country are on the brink of famine.

In February, in a pastoral letter, the Catholic Bishops of S. Sudan have called on the international community “for immediate…… concrete intervention & action before …… it is too late.”

In Somalia, the UN estimates that … over 400,000 children now in need of urgent life-saving support.
In northern Kenya, the government declared drought a national disaster in February, affecting more than 2 million people in northern region of the country.
In Ethiopia, failed autumn rains in 2016 have led to a new drought affecting 5.6 million people in the southern and south eastern regions of the country.

The second collection at all Masses next weekend will be in aid of the CAFOD appeal for help.


Our charity project and community groups

Our parish is made up of lots of small groups engaged in different activities, many of them involved in charity work. This is all a vital part of what we are about. Here are just a few:

AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) Union of Catholic MothersParish Justice and Peace Group

The Starfish ProjectSPRED

Catholic Prmary School in Tamworth

St Elizabeth's Catholic Primary School St. Gabriel's Catholic Primary School

 

Latest newsletter

26th March 2017 - Newsletter

Parish news

The Humanitarian Crisis

The Humanitarian Crisis

The Humanitarian Crisis - In South Sudan, alone, 4.9 million people - nearly half the population - urgently need food aid. In two areas of Unity State, 100,000 people face starvation and fears are growing that more in other parts of the country are on the brink of famine.

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Parish Quiz Night

Parish Quiz Night

A Cracking Quiz Night was organised by a number of parents from St Gabriel’s School to support our work with homeless people.

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Lenten Soup Lunches

Lenten Soup Lunches

Lenten Soup Lunches are going well again this year. They take place at 1.00 pm every Friday at St John’s Community Rooms.

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Rite of Election

Rite of Election

Members of St John’s parish made a recent visit to St Chad’s Cathedral where they took a first step towards becoming catholics.

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