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July 25, 2022
On Saturday 23 July, surrounded by family and friends, two new priests were ordained at St Chad's Cathedral, Birmingham. Steven Fleming and Toby Duckworth were ordained to the Sacred Priesthood by Archbishop Bernard Longley. During the ordination rite, the candidates promise ‘to celebrate the mysteries of Christ, faithfully and religiously……
July 25, 2022
St Chad’s Cathedral was a joyous place to be as a Service of Praise took place to welcome the Commonwealth Games. Churches across the city have worked together to organise and host the ecumenical service just days before the Games begin. In attendance yesterday (Sun 24 July) were Her Majesty’s…
July 18, 2022
Prayerful congratulations to Andrew Lansberry and Martin Casey who have been ordained as permanent deacons to the Archdiocese of Birmingham. Archbishop Bernard Longley ordained Andrew and Martin to the Permanent Diaconate in front of their families, friends and fellow Deacons at St Chad’s Cathedral on Sunday (17 July). The word…
June 21, 2022
This year's Corpus Christi Procession in Birmingham took place on the Feast Day on Sunday 19 June. Following Mass at St Michael’s Church on Moor Street the procession was led through the streets arriving at St Chad’s Cathedral for a small service with Benediction. The procession returned in-person after a…
June 18, 2022
A day of celebration and history has taken place at our Diocesan Mother Church, St Chad’s Cathedral. The event on Saturday 18 June was organised collaboratively by the Cathedral Team and the Archdiocese of Birmingham History and Archives Commission. It began with Mass, including the Rite of the Dedication of…
May 11, 2022
News from the Catholic Bishops' Conference Spring Plenary 2022 Resolution An invitation from the Bishops of England and Wales This is the bread come down from heaven (John 6:58) A beautiful hallmark of the Catholic faith is the profound desire to participate in the Holy Mass and share in the…
April 23, 2022
A series of 3 Zoom sessions for University Students on the subject of Discernment Quo Vadis Poster
April 17, 2022
Why look among the dead for someone who is alive? As soon as the Sabbath had ended, with its restrictions on work and travel, a group of women, including Mary of Magdala, Joanna and Mary the mother of James, went to anoint the body of Jesus.  They left at the…
April 16, 2022
The ecumenical Good Friday Walk of Witness made a welcome in-person return to Birmingham. Many people gathered to take part after two years of Virtual Walk of Witnesses because of the pandemic. The event marks Christ’s journey to the cross and started from The Church in Carrs Lane and concluded…
April 14, 2022
Diocesan clergy gathered together at St Chad's Cathedral for the first time since the start of the pandemic to celebrate the Chrism Mass. (Wednesday 13 April) During Holy Mass priests renewed the promises they made on the day of their Ordination to serve God and his people. This Mass symbolises…
April 13, 2022
The Diocesan response to The Synod has been completed and sent to the Catholic Bishops’ Conference. The Synodal Pathway Team met the recent submission deadline after working through hundreds of responses from parishes, schools, agencies and individuals. During the month of March various ‘reading groups’ gathered at St Chad’s Cathedral…
April 11, 2022
Holy Week has started with the celebration of Palm Sunday Masses across the Archdiocese. Archbishop Bernard Longley was principal celebrant at today’s 11.30am Mass at St Chad’s Cathedral (Sunday 10 April 2022). It began outside, by the entrance to the crypt, with prayer, the reading of St Luke’s Gospel 19:28-40…
April 1, 2022
We are pleased to say that since we sent out our last update on the response to Ukraine, Fr Hudson’s Care has received numerous offers of sponsorship/accommodation and of translation skills in Russian and Ukrainian. The evident enthusiasm for support from our parishes and parishioners is a great testament to…
March 31, 2022
Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Basilica of Saint Peter 25 March 2022 O Mary, Mother of God and our Mother, in this time of trial we turn to you. As our Mother, you love us and know us: no concern of our hearts is hidden from…
March 31, 2022
Lord Jesus Christ,Prince of Peace and Saviour of the World: Our world is in need of your peace at this time,as we see the effects of evil deeds. We hold before you our brothers and sisters in Ukraine:those who are living through the trauma of staying,under threat of their lives…
March 19, 2022
Our Diocesan response: Dear All in our Archdiocese, Many people want to help those who are having to leave their home country of Ukraine, who will be offered refuge in this country until it is safe and possible to return. The Archdiocese and Caritas Archdiocese of Birmingham have asked Father Hudson’s Care to coordinate…
March 9, 2022
The pathway that you are walking is a life-long search for holiness and itwill lead you towards perfect holiness in the Kingdom of God. (Archbishop Bernard Longley) Candidates and catechumens from across the Archdiocese gathered to celebrate the Rite of Election to make a significant step towards their reception into…
March 2, 2022
Today is Ash Wednesday, the doorway into our Lenten season of renewal. Masses at churches and schools across the Archdiocese will take place throughout today. At St Chad’s Cathedral the first Mass of Ash Wednesday was aimed at schools, which were invited to join via the cathedral’s live stream. Archbishop…
February 28, 2022
St Chad's Team: Beryl, Mary, Thomas and Hanh, are fighting malnutrition by taking part in the Walk Against Hunger challenge. The money raised will go to help the world's most vulnerable women, men and children. £12 can buy the basic ingredients for a new mum to make sesame seed paste…
January 29, 2022
Here is the Participation Sheet for our Parish Zoom Gathering on Monday 7th February at 7pm based on a small number of the questions from the original Synod Walking Together document. In this Participation Sheet you will see that we will only address Q. 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 10,…
January 16, 2022
This is the Sunday on which the Church begins its proclamation of the Gospel of the particular year, this year the Gospel of Luke which we listen to Sunday by Sunday in Year C, especially in Ordinary Time. Sunday of the Word of God.pdf (pcpne.va)
January 16, 2022
The Pope writes a message on Peace each year which is here: LV World Day of Peace 2022 - Dialogue Between Generations, Education and Work: Tools for Building Lasting Peace | Francis (vatican.va) Peace Sunday focuses on the importance of the active promotion of peace and non-violence. The organisation Pax…
January 16, 2022
‘Cursillo’ began in Spain in the 1940’s,  and the name simply means ‘a short course’.  It has become a world-wide, tried and tested method of adult faith development.  It is a way of making our discipleship effective and furthering the mission of the Church.  The movement has papal approval and…
December 22, 2021
His Grace, Archbishop Bernard Longley gives his Christmas Message for 2021 from the crib scene at St Chad's Cathedral Birmingham. Archbishop Bernard's Christmas Message 2021 | Birmingham Diocesan Trust (birminghamdiocese.org.uk)
December 18, 2021
Christmas Explained: Why the Season of Christmas is important in our Christian life, when it is and what richness does it hold for us? With Mgr Tim Menezes, Dean of St Chad's Cathedral Birmingham. As the Synod asks us to take a greater part in the life of the Church,…
December 9, 2021
This video is about the Season of Advent and is produced by the Liturgy and Worship group as part of the Diocesan Vision.  As the Synod asks us to take a greater part in the life of the Church, these seasonal videos remind us of things that are basic but…
November 23, 2021
During the pandemic, public worship was suspended for a time and there have been restrictions on parish life. As a result, people have been exploring other ways to practice their faith including Spiritual Communion via live streaming. As people begin returning to more regular patterns of parish life and following…
November 20, 2021
The annual Civic Mass took place at St Chad’s Cathedral on Saturday 20 November, on the Solemnity of Christ the King. Bishop David Evans was the Principal Celebrant and Preacher at the Mass, which is a special occasion in the Cathedral calendar as a number of civic dignitaries, members of…
November 16, 2021
On 11 November 2021, on the memorial of St Martin of Tours, Canons Paul Fitzpatrick and Jonathan Veasey were installed into the Chapter of Canons at St Chad's Cathedral. Mass was celebrated by the Very Reverend Canon Mervyn Tower in the presence of Archbishop Bernard Longley and the Auxiliary Bishops…
November 14, 2021
Requiem Mass Homily Leanrn more about the Knights of St Columba
October 13, 2021
On Saturday 9 October, couples celebrating milestone anniversaries came to St Chad's Cathedral for the Thanksgiving Mass for Marriage. Several others joined via the St Chad's Cathedral live stream from as far as New Zealand. The Mass, celebrated by Bishop David Evans, featured a renewal of commitment for the couples: The…
October 7, 2021
Tuesday 5th October 2021 St Chad’s Cathedral held the Capitular Mass of  the Venerable Metropolitan Chapter and the Rite of Installation to a Canonry of Very Reverend Canon Richard Walker Vicar General and Very Reverend Canon Gerard Murray. Canons Richard and Gerard are now part of the Chapter of Canons,…
October 7, 2021
The Autumn edition (Issue 36) of The Basilican magazine is now available to buy.The Basilican is the magazine of the St Chad’s Cathedral Association and is published twice a year, keeping readers updated with news from the cathedral, and across the Archdiocese of Birmingham and beyond.Highlights in this edition include:Diocesan…
October 1, 2021
For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, Mission - Catholic Bishops' Conference (cbcew.org.uk) In his short and beautiful book Let us Dream, Pope Francis explains himself very well as to what the whole idea of Synod and Synodality means. Although they are terms that we might not use very much, there…
September 10, 2021
Two men were ordained as permanent deacons on Saturday 4 September. Mark Paine (pictured left) and Gary O’Brien (pictured right) were ordained to the Permanent Diaconate by Archbishop Bernard Longley (centre) at St Chad’s Cathedral. The pair were ordained in front of family and friends and the celebration was also live…
September 9, 2021
The incredible generosity of a parishioner of St Chad’s Cathedral is set to kickstart the redevelopment of the site’s crypt. Mr Michael Hake, who died earlier this year, left a legacy of almost £1m to St Chad’s Cathedral with a specific wish that money be used to support the restoration…
September 1, 2021
Primary school pupils from Birmingham are the presenters of a national harvest assembly encouraging schools to explore how they can help to protect the Amazon rainforest and support communities who live there. At 9.30am on Thursday 16 September, year 3 and 4 pupils at St Chad’s Catholic Primary School will…
August 27, 2021
Pilgrims from the Young Christian Climate Network (YCCN) and friends were given a moving send off from St Chad’s Cathedral this morning (Friday) as they continue their journey north. Members of the Relay to COP26 have been in Birmingham for the last four days. Walkers will now continue their journey,…
August 11, 2021
Are you celebrating a milestone anniversary this year, or preparing to tie the knot in 2022? Then please join us at this year’s Thanksgiving Mass for Marriage at St Chad’s Cathedral. It will take place on Saturday 9 October 2021 at 12noon, celebrated by Bishop David Evans. The search is…
July 28, 2021
For the first time the Archdiocese of Birmingham is to host a unique festival celebrating the Word of God, and we want everyone to be a part of it. FLORILEGIUM: A festival of Scripture, Art and Flowers will be held at Carrs Lane Centre and St Michael’s Catholic Church, which are…
July 23, 2021
Deacon Eugene Joseph was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood for the Diocese of Columbus, Ohio, USA, last night (Thurs). The Archdiocese of Birmingham hosted the Ordination at the request of the Diocese of Columbus, and Bishop Stephen Wright (formerly the family’s Parish Priest in Burton-upon-Trent) ordained Deacon Eugene at St…
July 16, 2021
Statement from the Catholic Bishops of England https://www.cbcew.org.uk/sunday-it-is-our-day/
July 5, 2021
Three men were ordained as permanent deacons on Sunday 4 July. Jim Brannan, Peter Crosby and Krzysztof Wasilewski were welcomed into the Diocesan family by Archbishop Bernard Longley at St Chad’s Cathedral. The trio were ordained to the Permanent Diaconate in front of family and friends and the celebration was…
June 27, 2021
Sermon from Archbishop John Wilson Photo: Celebrant: Archbishop John Wilson, Archbishop of Southwark and Grand Prior of the Lieutenancy of England and Wales of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of JerusalemConcelebrants: Archbishop Bernard Longley and Bishop David Oakley, Bishop of Northampton
June 12, 2021
Pastoral Letter on the Diocesan Vision
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