Welcome to Saint Mary’s Church, Harborne, Birmingham, UK.

Order of St. Augustine.

Archdiocese of Birmingham

Our Weekly Newsletterhttp://www.saintmarysharborne.org.uk/letter1.html
Times of Serviceshttp://www.saintmarysharborne.org.uk/services.html
Contact St. Mary’shttp://www.saintmarysharborne.org.uk/contact.html
Location Maphttp://www.saintmarysharborne.org.uk/locationmap.html
Fr. Bernard’s Sunday Homilyhttp://www.saintmarysharborne.org.uk/homily.html
St. Mary’s Schoolhttp://www.saintmarysharborne.org.uk/school.html
Organisations, Groups and Activitieshttp://www.saintmarysharborne.org.uk/groups.html
Churches Together in Harbornehttp://www.saintmarysharborne.org.uk/together.html
History of St. Mary’shttp://www.saintmarysharborne.org.uk/history1.html
Your Priests at St. Mary’shttp://www.saintmarysharborne.org.uk/priests.html
“Mini Mary’s” Sunday Gospel for Childrenhttp://www.saintmarysharborne.org.uk/minimarys.html
Today’s Mass Readingshttp://www.universalis.com/mass.htm
Guided Online Tour of  St. Mary’shttp://www.saintmarysharborne.org.uk/tour.html


Sunday Children’s Liturgyhttp://www.saintmarysharborne.org.uk/Organisations/childliturgy.html
RETURN TO FRONT PAGEhttp://www.saintmarysharborne.org.uk/index.html
St. Mary’s Parish Centrehttp://www.saintmarysharborne.org.uk/centre.html
A few more pages and links...http://www.saintmarysharborne.org.uk/morelinks.html
Daily Prayershttp://www.saintmarysharborne.org.uk/prayers.html

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“Before all else, live together in harmony, being of one mind and one heart on the way to God.”  St. Augustine.

Regular Events and Meetings at St. Mary’s:http://www.saintmarysharborne.org.uk/newsletter.pdf
                                      WEEKLY NEWSLETTER 
Click here for our weekly newsletter with up-to-date information, Parish   
                                 news, notices, events and Sunday Liturgy.http://www.saintmarysharborne.org.uk/newsletter.pdf

The following regular events are continuing during the present Covid-19 pandemic:

                         (Please see the Weekly Newsletter for updates and further news.)

Vivian Road Pre-School: 9.00am-3.00pm, for children 2 1/2 to school-age funding available. For further details, contact Andrea on 07732 908194.

Mothers Rosary Group Online: “Supporting each other through this COVID Crisis”. 
Please click here for more up-to-date information.http://www.saintmarysharborne.org.uk/Organisations/mothersprayers.html
ALL the following are CANCELLED until further notice....http://www.saintmarysharborne.org.uk/newsletter.pdf
           Regular Weekly Events, Masses, and Meetings etc. follow below:
                    (For dates of Holydays of Obligation please see Times of Services on the left index.)

Find St. Mary’s Church on Facebook at www.facebook.com/st.marysharborne. <<Click here.           

Mass at 8.00am, 9.30am - Children’s Liturgy during Term Time - see Weekly Newsletter, 11.00am and 5.00pm (See Weekly Newsletter for regular monthly YO Youth Masses.)

“Mini Mary’s”:
is available for children as a guide to this week’s Gospel for the younger children. Please click HERE to download and/or print off, then please BOOKMARK the page as a new “Mini Mary’s” is available every weekend.

Need a lift to Mass? Please contact Geoff Dickinson on 0121 427 5288.

Youth Group: 
The Youth Group meets every fortnight during term-time. Please see newsletter for dates and times.

Special Feature web page:
Each week we aim to highlight a Special Feature that is connected to our web site or is Church-related and this page is updated every Friday with the Newsletter. If you would like to see this week’s Special Feature page then please click HERE.

Mass at 8.30am and 12noon.

Monday Meditation Group: (No meditation Group until Monday 3rd. September.)
Please join us every Monday at 9.00am in term time. Just press the intercom bell at the Priory front door, go into the Prayer Room and enjoy some peaceful prayer and meditation.

Mass at 8.30am and 12noon.

Tuesday Club:
This club no longer meets.

Mass at 8.30am and 12noon.

The Wednesday Prayer Group now meets at the St. Rose of Lima Church, Weoley Castle, every Wednesday evening at 8.00pm.

Mass at 8.30am and 12noon.

Knitting Group (knit and natter):
Meets in the every Thursday in the Priory Conference Room, through the Priory front door. Everyone is very welcome. Many items have been made for babies, children, refugees and the homeless. Teddies have been sent to the Gambia for a Nursery. We would be very grateful for any donations of wool to help us continue this work. The group meets from 2.00pm to 4.00pm. Thank you, Marjorie, Kath and Jenny.

About Being Catholic:
The ABC programme meets at 7.30pm in the Parish Centre. Please see the Newsletter for dates. times and topics.

Mass at 8.30am and 12noon.

Every Friday, one hour’s Adoration from10.30 to 11.30am. 
On the first Friday of each month Benediction and Devotions will be celebrated by a priest - at 11.30am. The Hour’s Adoration and the First  Friday Benediction is to pray for Vocations.

Mass at 12noon. Vigil of Sunday Mass at 6.00pm. 

On request and on Saturdays from 10.30am to 11.30am and also from
4.30pm to 5.30pm.


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The “WeCare Group”, which was set up at the start of the Covid Lockdowns, will continue to run during the Autumn and Winter months. It provides support for parishioners who need help with shopping, medicine collections, or just lonely and would welcome a regular call or chat. If you know someone in such need then please contact John Finnegan (07879 486692) or Mark McGlone (07940 717243). 

As from 15th September there will be a weekly Mass at 9.15am for the pupils and parents of St. Mary’s School taking it in turns for a year group.

The Piety Stall will reopen in October.

Getting together after School/Nursery drop-off - a place to belong, every Thursday from 8.45am to 9.45am in the Parish centre starting from Thursday 14th October. Are you a Mum rushing to get the children to school or nursery on time? Or are you a “new” Mum looking for a place to dwell? Come and chat over a coffee! We will get together for a natter and a little time of reflection every Thursday morning. Everybody is welcome (including little ones who are not at school or nursery yet! For more information contact Elena by email at  erivafisher@gmail.com

Drop-in Thursdays will start in the Parish Centre from 23rd September from 10.30am to 12midday. Come in and have a chat over coffee and home-made cakes. We have received funding from “Ageing Better in BIrmingham” and there will be a music man playing his guitar at the first session!! Everyone is welcome, and bring a friend, or two!!

Knit and Natter will continue in the Priory Orangery every Thursday at 2.00pm until 4.00pm. bring your own refreshments and face masks.

Dementia Carers' Group: The first meeting back will be on Monday12th July at 7.15pm. Come to the front door of Priory. Meeting will be in the Orangery which has plenty of space and is Covid safe. A chance to get support and ask questions. All welcome. Meeting ends by 8.30pm. See weekly newsletter for times of future meetings.

The About Being Catholic (ABC) programme will begin again on Thursday 23rd September 2021 with a guided tour of the Church. Do you know of anyone: 
*wanting to know more about Catholics and their beliefs;  
*wanting to refresh and deepen their own Catholic faith;  
*wanting perhaps to become Catholic Easter 2022, but without any commitment as yet?  
Please put them in touch with Fr John. 
Please click here for an Online Guided Tour of St. Mary’s Church. 
Please see the Weekly Newsletter for topics and times of future meetings.mailto:erivafisher@gmail.comhttp://www.saintmarysharborne.org.uk/tour.htmlshapeimage_24_link_0

(See “Times of Services” in the Index on the left for times of Masses and LIVE-streamed Masses and Services.)

   Please see “Times of Services” on left index for up-to-date information about Public and LIVE-streamed Masses, and Private Prayer at St. Mary’s.


Can’t get to Mass?:

The Augustinians of St. Augustine's Priory, Washington Street, Cork, broadcast a live TV Mass every weekday at 4pm. The web site that organises this also has a long list of other live Masses throughout the day, 7 days a week. For more information please click this link HERE.

Vivian Road Pre-School:

9.00am-3.00pm, for children 2 1/2 to school age - funding available. For further details, contact Andrea on 07732 908194.

Pray and Play:

is a rosary prayer group of parents with preschool babies and children. We meet once a week, on a Wednesday, in the comfort of our homes with lots of toys and snacks for prayer and play. It's a lovely way to meet other families with little ones and to pray together. We currently have a few spaces available in the group and wondered if you would like to join us/try it out? If yes, then please contact Fran Lee by email: Francisca_gb@yahoo.co.uk or by  telephone (07718 997074). We look forward to hearing from you!

Going Into Hospital?:

Going into QE Hospital/Women’s, for non-Covid treatment? Please notify Fr John through our Parish Office in advance, thus sparing the duty priest for that day. Fr Charles has retired as Chaplain to QE/Women’s/St Mary’s Hospice after 7 dedicated years and is now preparing to become a Chaplain to the Navy. We cannot thank him enough for his years of prompt service. In emergencies, please phone the Hospital Chaplaincy landline - 0121 371 4568 (not the switchboard), leaving a message with patient’s name and ward.

“Catholic Singles” is an organisation which helps single, widowed, separated and divorced Catholics of all ages (over 18 years) meet, either one to one or through social events. All members receive a monthly bulletin called Catholic Networking. For more information please tel 0161 941 3498, visit the website www.catholicsingles.org.uk or email info@catholicsingles.org.uk.

Preet Gill, our MP, has her surgeries the first Friday of every month. Harborne's is 6.30-7.30pm at Lordswood Girls' School (B17 8QB).

                           Please see many more notices on the church notice boards at the back of the church.