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Chaplaincy Tuesday – What is progressive Judaism?

Rabbi Dr Margaret Jacobi

All you wanted to know about  progressive Judaism but were afraid to ask!

Come and listen to a short a short talk by Rabbi Dr Margaret Jacobi who will answer your questions.

Progressive Judaism has its roots in the 19th century when Jews were for the first time able to be free citizens in Germany and had to work out how to live in the modern world. They emphasise the necessity to develop in response to changing times while at the same time remaining rooted in Jewish tradition.

Come on Tuesday  20th November at 6.00pm to the Cadbury Room, St Francis Hall (O2 on the campus map).

24 hours of prayer for Brum Friday 20th and Saturday 21st January

“The love of Christ Compels us” (2 Corinthians 5:14)

This is happening on Friday 20th January, 7am – 10pm; Saturday 21st January, 7am – 4pm

St Chad’s is known across the world as a beautiful building with a remarkable history and a rich heritage. But it is first and foremost a House of God. St Chad’s is the Mother Church of the Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham which covers five counties. It is a place for worship and prayer, a place where we can meet God and offer him our praise and thanksgiving and bring him our needs and concerns.

I hope that you will capture something of the beauty and the love of God as you explore our web-site. Catholics believe that we all need God, and that we discover and know him through faith in his Son Jesus Christ. Jesus founded the Church so that his message of faith, hope and love could be passed on to every generation. Our mission at St Chad’s is to offer that message of faith to everyone.

God wants to touch your life and to help you achieve your full dignity as a human being. In other words, to become like Jesus the perfect man. I pray that all of us here at St Chad’s can help you in your journey of faith.

To view the timetable for the 24 hours of prayer,  Pray24Brum-running-order.


Christ the King

Susan Daily IBVM

On the feast of Christ, the king and centre of our lives, invites us to bring that part of our hearts that is afflicted or in need to the heart of Jesus. So what would happen if I invite Jesus into that part of myself where I experience doubt and shame and fear? What difference would there be if I let Jesus transform my anxieties and fears precisely through his life-giving mercy and holy compassion? And could it be that my own heart and soul become healed when I extend the compassion of Jesus, the mercy and hope of Jesus to those I live with and work with, to those I meet at work and on the street, or wherever my daily routine takes me? Come, Lord Jesus, let me be your hands and heart; help me share your mercy and compassion!     

How are you preparing for eternity?

Lk 20: 27-38

Some Sadducees, those who say there is no resurrection, came to him and asked him a qpicture1uestion, “Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies, leaving a wife but no children, the man shall marry the widow and raise up children for his brother. Now there were seven brothers; the first married, and died childless; then the second and the third married her, and so in the same way all seven died childless. Finally the woman also died. In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife will the woman be? For the seven had married her.”

Jesus said to them, “Those who belong to this age marry and are given in marriage; but those who are considered worthy of a place in that age and in the resurrection from the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage. Indeed they cannot die anymore, because they are like angels and are children of God, being children of the resurrection. And the fact that the dead are raised Moses himself showed, in the story about the bush, where he speaks of the Lord as the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. Now he is God not of the dead, but of the living; for to him all of them are alive.

Make use of your local church/chaplaincy to avail of God’s help through the Sacraments to prepare for eternity.