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From this weeks newsletter:
Dear Parishioners,this week we start the summer holidays and we wish you all a safe holiday period. Hopefully, you can get away somewhere for a change of scenery, if not enjoy the break at home. Hopefully the good weather will continue. I especially want to thank all of those who have workedf so hard in our parish schools and wish them happy holidays!
We have produced a sheet outlining the new guidelines for our parish and the numbers now allowed for various services. I think these will give people confidence to come to Church and the sense that we are still trying to keep people as safe as possible. We will let you know of any changes advised by the Church but will continue to monitor things until the Season of Advent. Things will be as we have been used to but we will open the Church every day for private prayer and people can join us for Exposition and Rosary in the evening before we lock up the Church. You can still watch of course over the webcam. The sheet is available on the website, on the ENewsletter and as a handout at the back of the church. Funerals can now have 180 people attending at Christ the King and 80 at St Augustine’s. We will use the same seating capacity for weddings at both churches and baptisms can have 50 guests at both churches. We will continue to look for volunteers to help with reading for the moment and will start the formal rotas for readers, eucharistic ministers and other jobs in the Church in September once people are back to a normal routine after the summer. We will be looking for lots of new people to be involved as well. You have been warned!……. Fr Tom
Covid Step 4 guidance. Following the announcement that step 4 of the Government’s Covid-19 response roadmap will come into effect on Monday 19th July, please see the latest guidance from the Bishops’ Conference.
2021.07.13 – Statement – Sunday it is our Day
2021.07.15 – Step 4 Guidance
Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales – Step 4 Guidance for Communal Worship during the COVID-19 Pandemic link
Archbishop Bernard Longley – A Vision for Our Archdiocese link
Make an Act of Spiritual Communion: “My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You.”
Pray As You Go is a daily prayer session, designed to go with you wherever you go, to help you pray whenever you find time. A new prayer session is produced every day of the working week and one session for the weekend. It is not a ‘Thought for the Day’, a sermon or a bible-study, but rather a framework for your own prayer. Lasting between ten and thirteen minutes, it combines music, scripture and some questions for reflection. The style of prayer is based on Ignatian Spirituality. It is produced by Jesuit Media Initiatives, with material written by a number of Jesuits, both in Britain and further afield, and other experts in the spirituality of St Ignatius of Loyola. Although the content is different every day, it keeps to the same basic format.
Christ the King is part of the Archdiocese of Birmingham, Registered Charity No. 234216.
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