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Whilst Sunday Mass is at the core of the parish, there are many other events that take place throughout the year. These events give the opportunity to get together to raise money for the church or one of the charities we support or to celebrate a particular occasion. This page provides links to recent events and give important information for events we are planning for the future. Click on any of the links below to learn more
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04.09.2022Children's LiturgyWe are planning to restart Children's Liturgy during term time at the 9.30am Mass at Blessed Robert Grissold. If you have any ideas or are interested in helping please speak to Rosalind (rosalindblewitt@hotmail.com / 07532179704) and Chris Blewitt (chrisblewitt@hotmail.co.uk / 07852721158). All volunteers will need to complete a DBS check via our parish safeguarding representative Monica Green (sg.brg.balsallcommon@rcaob.org.uk / 07788200544). We hope to be in a position to run this from September and any support would be greatly appreciated!
06.07.2022Parish Get Together The next Parish Get Together will be at 10.30 am on Wednesday, 6th July. All are welcome.
03.07.2022Thanks from MaureenMaureen would like to thank everyone for the gifts, flowers, cards, good wishes and prayers she received for her 90th birthday. Special thanks to Louise and her team for the wonderful spread on Sunday after mass. It was lovely to see so many people there, who will be remembered in her prayers. Happy memories of her 90th birthday remain with her. Click on the link to the left to see photos!
03.07.2022Counting rota for Sunday collectionFollowing my appeal a couple of weeks ago for volunteers to help with the counting of our Sunday collections let me thank those who volunteered to join or rejoin the rota. This is very very much appreciated. I am happy to say that we are already well on our way to reaching a sensible number of teams to fulfil this very important task. This will ensure that the time commitment required is not too onerous. I still have to contact a few parishioners regarding their participation and I would hope to be able to publish a first draft of the rota later in July when I am back from holiday. Mike
03.07.2022Confirmation TodayA warm welcome to Bishop William who will be celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation here today. Please keep our Candidate, Brian Docherty, his parents, family and friends, in your prayers.
29.06.2022Solemn Feast DaysOn Wednesday 29th June there will be a Mass at 9.00am at St Francis Baddesley Clinton celebrating the Solemnity of Ss Peter and Paul. This is a Holy Day of Obligation. All welcome
26.06.2022Happy Birthday Maureen Carroll!Maureen Carroll is celebrating her 90th birthday today and she would welcome you all to join her celebration with coffee and a piece of cake after mass.
26.06.2022Notice from the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales “The pressing challenges of the pandemic have lessened significantly. Most people have resumed the wide range of normal activities, no longer restricted by the 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 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.”
26.06.2022The Piety Stall returnsThe Piety Stall has been re-stocked with a variety of cards - Birth, baptism, first communion, birthday blessings) and many more. Please take a moment to look, purchase and leave the money in the Piety Box. Thank you.
24.06.2022June is the Month of the Sacred Heart June is the month of the Sacred Heart. The Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus falls on Friday 24th June. Great benefits are promised to those who practice this devotion. Also, during this month, we can seek to deepen our devotion to the love of God revealed in the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus - a devotion encouraged by St Margaret Mary, whose relic rests in our altar at Blessed Robert Grissold church. We might even consider consecrating ourselves to the Sacred Heart of our Lord Jesus Christ. To this end I have printed, below, a Prayer of Consecration, written by St Margaret Mary, which we could pray during the month of June - Consecration to the Sacred Heart of our Lord Jesus Chris: I give and consecrate to the Heart of our Lord Jesus Christ, my whole life, all my actions, my trials, my sufferings, devoting every portion of my being to loving, honouring, and glorifying him, to working for his love alone, renouncing with all my heart whatever may be displeasing to him. I take you, then, O Sacred Heart, for the one object of my love, the protector of my life, the pledge of my salvation, the remedy of my inconstancy, the redeemer of all my faults, and my sure refuge in the hour of death. O Heart of all goodness, be my justification before God the Father, and shield me from the effects of his just anger. O Heart, overflowing with love, I place all my confidence in you, for I dread my own weakness, while I hope everything from your goodness. Destroy in me whatever displeases you or goes against your will. May pure love of you be so deeply imprinted in my heart that I may never forget you nor be separated from you. I implore you by all your love that my name be graven upon you. May it be my happiness to live and die as your slave. Through Christ our Lord. Amen
08.06.2022Get TogetherOur next Get Together will be on Wed 8th June at 10.30 in the parish meeting room. Everyone is welcome!
05.06.2022Trinity SundayNext Sunday the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity.
05.06.2022100 ClubStefan Hunka and Ken Higgins will be sat in the Narthex after Mass ready to deal with 100 Club matters.
05.06.2022PentecostOn the 5th June, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of Pentecost
04.06.2022Special Jubilee Coffee Together at Jubilee Centre On Saturday 4th June, there will be a special Jubilee Coffee Together at Jubilee Centre from 10 30 – 12 o’clock. Coffee, tea, soft drinks with home-made cakes and pre-wrapped biscuits. All refreshments free to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Special for the Jubilee - Come and have a try at decorating a biscuit with a regal theme (biscuits and icing sugar provided). All welcome. Organised by Churches Together in Balsall and Berkswell.
29.05.2022Retiring CollectionThere will be a retiring collection after Mass on on 28th May for Catholic Communications
24.05.2022AscensionThis Thursday, the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord, is a Holy Day of Obligation when we should be at Mass if we are able. There will be a 9.00 am Mass at St Francis, , Baddesley Clinton. All welcome
15.05.2022Quiet Morning‘Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest’. Mark 6 v 31. Meet at the Old Hall, Temple Balsall (adjacent to the church). Saturday, 21st May. Coffee will be available at 9.30am as we arrive for a prompt 10.00am start; finishing at 12 noon. In the Season of between Easter and Pentecost, The Revd Jane Braund, Methodist Minister – Balsall Common, will help direct our thoughts before we find our ‘own individual space’ within the beautiful grounds and buildings.“In order for the morning to be helpful to those attending we can only take a maximum of 30 people. Please submit your name to Doug Timmis (01676 534346) as soon as possible.
15.05.2022St George and St Teresa Catholic Primary School in Bentley HeathSt George and St Teresa Catholic Primary School in Bentley Heath is a caring and inclusive school. We have a few remaining Nursery and Reception places available for September 2022. Please feel free to make an appointment with the Head Teacher Nicola Wright, who would be delighted to show you round the school to meet our wonderful staff team and children. Please visit our website for further information www.stgandt.solihull.sch.uk or call / email the school office on 01564 774906 / office@stgandt.solihull.sch.uk
15.05.2022Maureen CarrollAfter previously receiving an award from the Queen, Maureen Carroll was at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday as a guest at the Queen’s Garden Party. Maureen is going into St Joseph’s Care Home in Coleshill on Monday 16th May for two weeks respite.
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04.09.2022
We are planning to restart Children's Liturgy during term time at the 9.30am Mass at Blessed Robert Grissold. If you have any ideas or are interested in helping please speak to Rosalind (rosalindblewitt@hotmail.com / 07532179704) and Chris Blewitt (chrisblewitt@hotmail.co.uk / 07852721158). All volunteers will need to complete a DBS check via our parish safeguarding representative Monica Green (sg.brg.balsallcommon@rcaob.org.uk / 07788200544). We hope to be in a position to run this from September and any support would be greatly appreciated!
06.07.2022
The next Parish Get Together will be at 10.30 am on Wednesday, 6th July. All are welcome.
03.07.2022
Maureen would like to thank everyone for the gifts, flowers, cards, good wishes and prayers she received for her 90th birthday. Special thanks to Louise and her team for the wonderful spread on Sunday after mass. It was lovely to see so many people there, who will be remembered in her prayers. Happy memories of her 90th birthday remain with her. Click on the link to the left to see photos!
03.07.2022
Following my appeal a couple of weeks ago for volunteers to help with the counting of our Sunday collections let me thank those who volunteered to join or rejoin the rota. This is very very much appreciated. I am happy to say that we are already well on our way to reaching a sensible number of teams to fulfil this very important task. This will ensure that the time commitment required is not too onerous. I still have to contact a few parishioners regarding their participation and I would hope to be able to publish a first draft of the rota later in July when I am back from holiday. Mike
03.07.2022
A warm welcome to Bishop William who will be celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation here today. Please keep our Candidate, Brian Docherty, his parents, family and friends, in your prayers.
29.06.2022
On Wednesday 29th June there will be a Mass at 9.00am at St Francis Baddesley Clinton celebrating the Solemnity of Ss Peter and Paul. This is a Holy Day of Obligation. All welcome
26.06.2022
Maureen Carroll is celebrating her 90th birthday today and she would welcome you all to join her celebration with coffee and a piece of cake after mass.
26.06.2022
“The pressing challenges of the pandemic have lessened significantly. Most people have resumed the wide range of normal activities, no longer restricted by the 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 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.”
26.06.2022
The Piety Stall has been re-stocked with a variety of cards - Birth, baptism, first communion, birthday blessings) and many more. Please take a moment to look, purchase and leave the money in the Piety Box. Thank you.
24.06.2022
June is the month of the Sacred Heart. The Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus falls on Friday 24th June. Great benefits are promised to those who practice this devotion. Also, during this month, we can seek to deepen our devotion to the love of God revealed in the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus - a devotion encouraged by St Margaret Mary, whose relic rests in our altar at Blessed Robert Grissold church. We might even consider consecrating ourselves to the Sacred Heart of our Lord Jesus Christ. To this end I have printed, below, a Prayer of Consecration, written by St Margaret Mary, which we could pray during the month of June - Consecration to the Sacred Heart of our Lord Jesus Chris: I give and consecrate to the Heart of our Lord Jesus Christ, my whole life, all my actions, my trials, my sufferings, devoting every portion of my being to loving, honouring, and glorifying him, to working for his love alone, renouncing with all my heart whatever may be displeasing to him. I take you, then, O Sacred Heart, for the one object of my love, the protector of my life, the pledge of my salvation, the remedy of my inconstancy, the redeemer of all my faults, and my sure refuge in the hour of death. O Heart of all goodness, be my justification before God the Father, and shield me from the effects of his just anger. O Heart, overflowing with love, I place all my confidence in you, for I dread my own weakness, while I hope everything from your goodness. Destroy in me whatever displeases you or goes against your will. May pure love of you be so deeply imprinted in my heart that I may never forget you nor be separated from you. I implore you by all your love that my name be graven upon you. May it be my happiness to live and die as your slave. Through Christ our Lord. Amen
08.06.2022
Our next Get Together will be on Wed 8th June at 10.30 in the parish meeting room. Everyone is welcome!
05.06.2022
Next Sunday the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity.
05.06.2022
Stefan Hunka and Ken Higgins will be sat in the Narthex after Mass ready to deal with 100 Club matters.
05.06.2022
On the 5th June, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of Pentecost
04.06.2022
On Saturday 4th June, there will be a special Jubilee Coffee Together at Jubilee Centre from 10 30 – 12 o’clock. Coffee, tea, soft drinks with home-made cakes and pre-wrapped biscuits. All refreshments free to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Special for the Jubilee - Come and have a try at decorating a biscuit with a regal theme (biscuits and icing sugar provided). All welcome. Organised by Churches Together in Balsall and Berkswell.
29.05.2022
There will be a retiring collection after Mass on on 28th May for Catholic Communications
24.05.2022
This Thursday, the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord, is a Holy Day of Obligation when we should be at Mass if we are able. There will be a 9.00 am Mass at St Francis, , Baddesley Clinton. All welcome
15.05.2022
‘Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest’. Mark 6 v 31. Meet at the Old Hall, Temple Balsall (adjacent to the church). Saturday, 21st May. Coffee will be available at 9.30am as we arrive for a prompt 10.00am start; finishing at 12 noon. In the Season of between Easter and Pentecost, The Revd Jane Braund, Methodist Minister – Balsall Common, will help direct our thoughts before we find our ‘own individual space’ within the beautiful grounds and buildings.“In order for the morning to be helpful to those attending we can only take a maximum of 30 people. Please submit your name to Doug Timmis (01676 534346) as soon as possible.
15.05.2022
St George and St Teresa Catholic Primary School in Bentley Heath is a caring and inclusive school. We have a few remaining Nursery and Reception places available for September 2022. Please feel free to make an appointment with the Head Teacher Nicola Wright, who would be delighted to show you round the school to meet our wonderful staff team and children. Please visit our website for further information www.stgandt.solihull.sch.uk or call / email the school office on 01564 774906 / office@stgandt.solihull.sch.uk
15.05.2022
After previously receiving an award from the Queen, Maureen Carroll was at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday as a guest at the Queen’s Garden Party. Maureen is going into St Joseph’s Care Home in Coleshill on Monday 16th May for two weeks respite.
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