Welcome to our Website
I am delighted to welcome you to the website of the Parish of St Thomas & St Edmund of Canterbury or, as it is more affectionately known, The Abbey.
We are based in the bustling suberb of Erdington in the Northern part of the wonderful City of Birmingham.
It is thrilling to share our faith with the Erdington Abbey Parish Community.
Here, so many cultures and nationalities are represented, reflecting the coming together of God's people in His Kingdom. This has not only enriched this great parish but has brought joy and fun.
In addition to the army of men and women who undertake whatever is necessary for the good of the parish, the Abbey is a true Community of prayer and to this end you are welcome to join us at Mass, Holy Hour, Novena and Adoration.
I look forward to seeing you at The Erdington Abbey soon.
Yours in Christ,
Fr Kieran Brady C.Ss.R - Parish Priest
Live Streaming of Mass at the Abbey
Requestcant in Pace
Upcoming Funerals - Please pray for the Repose of their Souls.
In this weeks Bulletin:
- STATIONS OF THE CROSS AFTER 10AM MASS EACH FRIDAY.
- Penitential Service at 7pm on Friday 15th March.
- SAINT PATRICK FEAST CELEBRATION on Friday 15th March at Ss Peter
& Paul's Parish Hall 7.30pm - 10.15pm. Irish dancing, singing and a light buffet.
Tickets £5. Call Sheila Allen on 07717 526535.
- BIBLE STUDY GROUP on Monday after 10am Mass, new members welcome.
- 2024 has been designated "A Year of Prayer" by Pope Francis.
- WARM WELCOME & CRAFT & CHAT: On Tuesday's from 10.30 - 2.00pm, open to all Parishioners and friends.
- Lourdes pilgrimage is now confirmed for Tuesday 11th June to Saturday 15th June 2024. Booking forms are available. If interested, please contact the office or call Nicholas on 07778 857369.
For more information about this please click the link above or visit the sacristy where you can pick up a card with further details. The Youth service are also looking for young volunteers who are thinking of joining them working with youth ministry across the Archdiocese.
We Pray For...
Dee Dunston, Easton Hurd, Theresa Floyd, Maxine Desmond, Teresa Monteiro, Rose Reddan, Kath Buckley & Kathleen McDermott who are sick and please pray for James Mackessy, Kathleen Baker & Susanna (Collins) McCorry Rice who died recently.
Archdiocese Pilgrimage to Lourdes - May 2024
Each May half Term, the Archdiocese of Birmingham organises a pilgrimage to Lourdes, in France, for a week of prayer and service at the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes. 2024 will be the 82nd Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage.
If you are interested in going to Lourdes on Pilgrimage, but need assistance with personal care, medication, or mobility then we encourage you to apply to the Pilgrimage as an Assisted Pilgrim. Should you be successful, you will be accepted into 'The Accueil' (meaning welcome) which is a purpose-built facility within the Domain itself and will have access to support from carers, nurses, doctors and physiotherapists whose purpose it is to help you for your Pilgrimage week. It is important to note that you will be expected to pay for yourself to attend, though there are funding streams you can apply to for assistance. If you are interested in this, please contact the pilgrimage office on Tel: 0121 230 6288.
We are also advertising for carers, nurses and doctors to volunteer for the week in Lourdes to help assist those who need help throughout their Pilgrimage. You will work as part of a supported team of other healthcare professionals of varying experience and will have free time to enjoy your own Pilgrimage also.
Would you be willing to give up a week of your time to assist sick pilgrims in Lourdes? If so, please email Kathryn, our Chief Nurse, on email@example.com or visit the Diocesan website for more information.
Retrouvaille Marriage Programme - Finding each other again.
The next Retrouvaille programme begins with a weekend in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire from 14-16 June 2024 with 12 virtual post sessions on Wednesdays thereafter.
Retrouvaille is a Catholic programme but is open to married couples of any faith, or none. It is offered as a gift from the Catholic Church to any married couple who wishes to heal the difficulties they are experiencing in their marriage.
The programme is presented by trained volunteers who themselves have experienced the programme and want to share the benefits they have experienced first-hand in their own relationships. The presenting team on the weekend also includes a priest who has experienced the programme and believes that it has something to offer couples in difficulties.
For further information or contact us for a chat about what we are doing. Our numbers are 07961 391889 (Caroline) and 07884 490235 (Michael).
Need help to come to mass?
The SVP would like to help collect parishioners who are unable to get to Mass on their own on Sunday by arranging to pick them up from their home using the facility of the minibus to bring them to the 10.30 Mass each Sunday. If you think you would benefit from this service please contact Ronnie Sweeney (SVP member) on 07958939449.
Please click the link above to donate to The Abbey Parish