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St James Catholic

Primary School

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Welcome to the Parish of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour.

 

 

Parish Priest: Fr. Srinu Bonthu 0121 453 3452

Parish Deacon: The Reverend Mr John Woodhead 0121 448 8954 

Parish Safeguarding Rep: Pauline Griffin-Parry 07810 557197

 

Leach Green Lane, Rednal, Birmingham B45 9BQ

 

Weekend Mass times:

Saturday - 4pm 

Sunday - 11am

 

Confessions on Saturday 10:30-11:00am

 

Dear Parishioners,

 

I do thank-you for the great welcome you have given to me. So many people have helped me to settle into this Parish with their kindness and practical help. I feel privileged to be with you. I also feel excited about working with you in the coming years.

 

Thank-you also for all the support you give to the Parish in other ways. I don’t like to raise the subject of money when I have only just arrived but without your continued financial support it would be difficult for the Parish to survive. The Parish is in debt for several thousand pounds. Much work is needed on the Church, Parish Hall which will incur more cost. Having arrived in the midst of this pandemic which none of us have ever seen the one like of,  many people are unable to come to Mass and support the Parish which has only added further pressures on us.

 

One way that everyone can help is to give their offering through a standing order. It is easy and it can be cancelled at any time. It would help our parish in many ways. You might ask why is it better?

 

  • It is a sign of your commitment to God and your Parish (even when you can’t be here)
  • It gives your Parish regular, consistent income so we can budget properly
  • We don’t have to buy envelopes (if you switch from envelopes to standing orders)
  • We have less counting of money (many hours saved per week)
  • It is more secure than keeping money in the presbytery
  • Gift aid is easier to claim

 

If you do decide to start standing orders or switch, please be generous so that we can plan to grow as a Parish rather than just surviving. If you haven’t increased your giving for a few years, would you consider doing that now?

 

Please pray about this. Even read the scriptures where Jesus frequently talks about money and let’s ask the Lord for guidance in this. I assure you that all of it will be used in the service of God and his kingdom.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Fr Srinu

Contact Father Srinu

Contact the Three Parish Co-ordinator

Contact Suzanne O'Malley for work involving the three parishes of Saint John Fisher, Saint Brigid and Our Lady of Perpetual Succour.

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