Altar Servers and the Guild of St Stephen Bill Simpson leads the team of Altar Servers. Please speak to him if you or your children are interested in joining the team.
Baptisms Baptisms take place on Sundays at 12.00 noon or during Sunday Mass. Please speak to Father Bruce to arrange and discuss.
Becoming a Catholic Please discuss arrangements to learn about the Catholic Faith with Father Bruce.
Catholic Men’s Society (CMS) The Catholic Men's Society of Great Britain exists to encourage, help and prepare men so that they may be able to assume the responsible role of laymen in the catholic Church of today. It offers them opportunities to develop their lives and to train them to effectively meet the spiritual and corporal challenges faced by Catholics in the world of today. This is the Society's continuing role in the mission of the Church. Planned study topics for 2018
Pope Blessed Paul VIth's Encyclical "Populorum Progressio" - 50 years on .........Is it still relevant?
The Mass........ Do we understand it?
The Mass........ What do we get out of it?
The Family....... Foundation of Society?
The Gift of Life...... What is the Church's teaching on bio-ethics?
Spirituality ....... What do we mean by it?
Meetings held between March and October in the Meeting Room at Church. If you would like to find out more about the CMS please speak to Father Bruce, Mike Weaver or Martin Redden.
CAFOD If you want to find out more about CAFOD’s work please speak to Mandy and Mike Toner.
Children’s Liturgy Mandy Toner leads the team of helpers on Sunday mornings to cater for our youngsters. Please speak to her if you would like to help.
Choir Please speak to Father Bruce if you are interested in joining the choir.
Church cleaning rota Please speak to Father Bruce if you can help.
Coffee rota Shelagh and Peter Ash take care of the rota of helpers making refreshments after Mass on Sunday mornings. Please speak to them if you would like to help.
Flowers for the altar Sanctuary Please speak to Father Bruce if you would like to help arrange flowers for the Sanctuary.
Food Bank Gifts can be left in the Narthex. Many types of non-perishable food can be donated as well as toiletries and cleaning materials. Please speak to Linda or John Shiels if you need further information.
Funerals Please speak to Father Bruce for help and advice about arranging a funeral.
International Aid - Parish Red Box Donations by parishioners support several charities during the year alleviating poverty or providing emergency disaster relief. If you want more information about projects please speak to Father Bruce or Mike Weaver.
The Kerala Partnership We support this registered charity at Christmas, during Lent and over the Easter Season. Please speak to Jane or David Clarke to find out more about the work of the partnership in serving the poor India.
The Lourdes Pilgrimage If you are interested in joining the annual pilgrimage to Lourdes please speak to Ted Jones.
Marriage Please discuss marriage preparations and wedding ceremony arrangements with Father Bruce.
Mill Hill Missionaries - Association for the Propagation of the Faith Claire Evans is promoter of the APF and receives donations. Please speak to her if you would like to donate through the little Red Boxes and she can provide one.
Parish Finances As required by Canon Law and Diocesan regulations, the parish has a finance committee under the chairmanship of the parish priest. This committee is responsible for the financial well-being of the parish including fundraising and Gift Aid, and it meets regularly. The present members of the committee are John Conlan, Emma Randle and Mike Weaver. Parishioners may contact them or Fr Bruce on any matter relating to the finances.
Queensway Centre - Halesowen Project for the Elderly The Centre promotes the welfare of the aged through the provision of a meeting place where they can meet their friends, have a chat and purchase refreshments. Father Bruce is Chairman and can provide more information if necessary.
Safeguarding Please speak to Shelagh Ash the Parish Safeguarding Officer if you have any concerns.
Stourbridge and Halesowen Life Group Please speak to Helen Bryan to find out more about the service this group provides.
Society of St Vincent de Paul Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster supporting SVP recruitment has said: “More members are needed to ensure that this work continues to grow and flourish. I urge anyone who has time to offer, to work with the SVP by becoming a volunteer. Parish-based SVP Conferences are an excellent way of reaching people in need in the local area and a valuable way of witnessing to our faith.”
The SVP aims to bring the love of Christ to the suffering and those in need within our own and wider community.
If you would like to find out more about being a volunteer member of the SVP, please speak to Father Bruce or Mike Weaver (Call Mike on 07 396 246 729 or email email@example.com).
If you would like to request assistance from the Society, please speak to Father Bruce or Mike Weaver and we will see if we can help.
The Welcome Group Churches Together in Halesowen Welcome Group meets every Monday, to welcome asylum seekers and refugees and give support as and where we can. Please speak to Helen Bryan for more information.
The Catholic Church of Our Lady and St Kenelm Siviter Street, Halesowen, West Midlands B63 3JU Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Bruce Dutson The Presbytery, 22 Cobham Road, Halesowen, West Midlands B63 3JZ Telephone 0121 602 1972 Email firstname.lastname@example.org