Sunday 5th July

It has been very good to start celebrating mass with a live congregation in church. For safety we will be continuing to observe a 2m distancing in our church.  For this first weekend back I am setting a limit of 40 in church, so please tell me if you hope to be at mass here for 9am and 11am. Masks are strongly recommended.  We will ask everyone to leave the building as soon as mass ends.                                               

Every Mass will continue to be streamed.  Weekday masses will be quieter and also have a 40 limit and need 2m spacing. With the mass times reverting to normal church will be open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from end of mass until 4pm for private prayer. 

Thank you to our volunteers for stewarding and cleaning so far. We still need more Welcome Stewards to keep church open in subsequent weeks and thank you to Angela Smith who is organising the rota with me now. We have resources each week for our children too, with a sheet and a video https://vimeo.com/435176295  which will also go onto the facebook page. Thank you for sending us requests for prayer and updates too, particularly answers to prayer.

All requests for people to be prayed for by name need to come from the person in writing.   I am very happy to come for front garden or doorstep visits,  so do tell me if you’d like me to come to see you.  I’ve had some garden visits here at the Presbytery too for any conversations you’d like to have. 

Our Bible Study on Thursday at 8pm will be on Isaiah 55. All are welcome to join on Zoom and contribute.      

Giving. If you would like to give directly to the parish now  the bank account is with Nat West  and called RCA B’ham St Josephs  sort code 60-21-21  acc no. 6937706.  Thank you. 

I do hope you are finding the website useful.  Please use the contact link on the homepage if you would like to ask me for a regular bulletin mailing, or e mail me at   stjoseph.thame@rcaob.org.uk 
Every blessing, Fr David