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.
The Archdiocese of Birmingham has been called by Archbishop Bernard to a process of discernment and renewal, Unfolding God's Plan. We are all urged to play our part.
You can read more about what is happening in the Archdiocese here, and about our parish's participation here.
The parish church remains open for daily and Sunday Mass - those attending are required to use hand sanitiser, maintain social distancing and wear face-masks. This is for the sake of the health and security of all who use the church.
The dispensation from Sunday Obligation, issued earlier this year remains in force. Those who are unable to attend Mass at this time are encouraged to read and pray with Scripture and to make a Spiritual Communion on Sundays.
Reading and praying with Scripture
The readings for Sunday Mass, together with some of the prayers, are included in our weekly newsletter. You might read and pray with them - alone or with family or friends, within your household or in a Zoom-gathering.
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 current national lockdown you can join with the parish for prayer on-line in the following ways.
Sunday Mass times
Sunday Vigil - Saturday 4.00 and 6.00pm
Sunday - 9.00 and 11.00am
Other prayer times are given in our newsletter.