Visitation of the National Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima
and the Relics of Saints Jacinta & Francisco
St Dunstan's Church 10th / 11th September 2022
Francisco and Jacinta were two of the children who were present at the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima in Portugal in 1917. The year of the apparitions was, of course, a time of great human suffering where mankind had created a ‘hell’ in the trenches, and a time of great upheaval and revolutions. In the midst of it all, Our Lady calls all who would listen to penance for our own part in the world’s darkness, to pray – especially the rosary – for peace, and to make sacrifices for sinners so that they may know the loving mercy of God. This weekend gave us the opportunity to learn more about the message of Fatima for a world still broken by war, violence and indifference.
Grease Film Night
Saturday 20th August 2022
Parishioners had a fun evening singing along to some familiar songs!!
Sunday 17th July 2022
Congratulations to Deacon Martin Casey on his ordination by the Archbishop as a Permanent Deacon on Sunday 17th July. It was a splendid celebration and the cathedral was fairly cool given the warm weather outside!
After the Noon Mass on Sunday 24th July, at which Martin will carried out his liturgical ministry at the altar, there was a drink and nibble in the presbytery garden as a celebration of his ordination.
Sunday 19th June 2022
Congratulations to Trevor Emms and Natalie Jean-Tighe who were received into the Catholic Church. Please keep them in your prayers as they continue their faith journey.
Queen's Platinum Jubilee Party
Sunday 5th June 2022
We had a wonderful afternoon in the Parish Social Centre celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee!
27th - 30th May 2022
On Friday 27th May, 40 members of our parish began a three day pilgrimage to the National Shrine of our Lady in Walsingham. The weekend provided opportunities for fellowship, prayer and quiet reflection in 'England's Nazareth'. We felt blessed to be able to share time in the sunshine with fellow pilgrims, we even managed to enjoy an afternoon at the seaside! We returned on Sunday evening refreshed and thankful to have have had the opportunity to be with Mary our blessed Mother.
Altar of Repose
Thursday 14th April 2022
Proud 2 Profess
Saturday 9th April 2022
A group of our Parishioners went to Proud 2 Profess with Bishop Stephen at Oscott College. They all had a great day with music, prayer, reflection and lots of fun games.
Friday 8th April 2022
Today at Little Lambs, the children had great fun making Easter Bonnets and finding the little Easter eggs in the presbytery garden. Well done!
Living out the Stations of the Cross
Sunday 3rd April 2022
This afternoon, we saw our youth performance in St Dunstan’s Church of living out the Stations of Cross. Well done for such a powerful and very moving way to show the events in the Passion of Christ, from his condemnation by Pontius Pilate to his entombment.
Sunday 13th March 2022
Last Sunday, we welcomed children from St Dunstan’s and St Alban’s schools to the 10.30am Mass and children from St Jude’s school to the 9.15am Mass. They helped with the singing and the Liturgy of the Word - they all read and sang beautifully!
Some of the children joined us in the Conference Room after the 10.30am Mass for some refreshments and craft activities.
Confirmation with Bishop David Evans
Thursday 17th February 2022
Sunday 13th February 2022
It was wonderful to see so many of our younger parishioners helping with the liturgy at Mass. They sang and read beautifully and enjoyed some refreshments in the Conference Room after Mass.
Wednesday 22nd December 2021
Santa came to visit Little Lambs and brought the children a Christmas gift. All the children were very excited to see their special visitor!
Wednesday 22nd December 2021
The kind and giving members of St Dunstan’s and St Jude’s Parish supported the SVP's venture to supply the makings of a Christmas dinner to families who are finding things difficult. They were able to make up around 100 hampers containing: turkey, potatoes, carrots, peas, stuffing, gravy, mince pies, tinned fruit, chocolate biscuits and chocolates.
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Wednesday 8th December 2021
We welcomed back Fr Michael Barwick who celebrated a Mass of thanksgiving on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Fr Michael did his diaconal placement with us in the parish and was ordained on the 11th July last year in Brentwood Cathedral.
Rorate Caeli Masses during Advent
National Youth Sunday
Sunday 21st November 2021
Some of the young people of the Parish helped with the liturgy by reading at Mass and Hannah and Grace from Kenelm Youth Service gave a short talk about what they do. After Mass, they gathered in the Conference Room to spend some time together with pizza and crafts.
Sunday 14th November 2021
The poppies: ‘The Cross of Suffering’
In November 2018, the world marked the 100th anniversary of the armistice which ended World War 1 (1914-1918). The parishioners of St Dunstan’s and St Jude’s expressed this anniversary by making hundreds of knitted and crocheted poppies to display in our churches on the cross of suffering. As an ongoing tradition, we will continue to display these same poppies annually as a gesture of peace, reconciliation and remembrance. ‘Jesus, remember me when I come into your kingdom.’
Consecration of the Altar
by the Most Reverend Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham
11.00am Saturday 6th November 2021
Congratulations to Fr Philip on his 25th anniversary of his ordination
All Saints Day
Sunday 31st October 2021
Children of the parish gathered together dressed as their favorite saint to celebrate this special solemnity. They had a lovely time, enjoying being creative as they joined in different activities.