Welcome to our parish website
The parish of St Nicholas, Boldmere
is established in the Archdiocese of Birmingham to support the life in faith of the Catholics of Boldmere, Sutton Coldfield, and to assist us in our mission of sharing the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Preparing for Christmas
Arrangements for Christmas Masses are still in preparation.
However this year, we are adding more Masses to our regular schedule because capacity at each Mass will be greatly reduced because of the Government regulations about social distancing.
That reduced capacity and the need to keep people safe also means that admission to Masses on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day will be by (free!) ticket only.
Details of how to obtain tickets will be posted here shortly, and also on our parish blog. Please follow the Blog to get earliest notification of when tickets are available for you to book.
The National Lockdown
Until the end of the national lockdown, (2nd December) churches are not permitted to open for public worship. The first Mass in St Nicholas after that will be Friday 7pm. Details of the weekly schedule are given in our newsletter.
The dispensation from Sunday Obligation, issued earlier this year remains in force. However many will miss the opportunity to receive Holy Communion during this time.
The traditional idea of ‘spiritual’ Communion is an important one to remember and reaffirm at this time. A deep spiritual communion is possible even when we do not share together the Sacrament of the Body and Blood of Christ. (cf. Celebrating the Mass 212).
I believe that you are present in the Holy Sacrament of the altar.
I love you above all things
and I passionately desire to receive you into my soul.
Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally,
come spiritually into my soul
so that I may unite myself wholly to you now and forever.
The Parish at prayer on-line
During the period of the second national lockdown you can join with the parish for prayer on-line in the following ways.
Sunday Mass times
Sunday Vigil - Saturday 4 and 6.00pm
Sunday - 9.00 and 11.00am
Other prayer times are given in our newsletter.