Three suggestions as to how parishioners might mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2019.
1. Come along to St Nicholas church for Exposition and Evening Prayer at 6pm, Sunday 27th January. It will begin in the usual way with 30 minutes of Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.
This will conclude with Benediction and be followed by a showing of In Our Own Voices, a video made by Fr Allen with students from Bishop Walsh School, drawing on the testimony of children of the Holocaust, survivors and victim. We will then pray Evening prayer for the Dead.
2. Attend the civic service in the Banqueting Suite, Birmingham Council House, Victoria Sq, B1 1BB, 2-4pm . All welcome. Sunday 27th January, 2-4pm .
3. Spend some time in prayer and reflection at home. You might like to watch the Bishop Walsh video. It is available to view on-line here .
You might like also to reflect on the following prayer of Saint Pope John Paul
God of our fathers, You chose Abraham and his descendants to bring Your name to the nations.
We are saddened by the behaviour of those who, in the course of history, have caused these children of Yours to suffer.
Asking your forgiveness, we commit ourselves to genuine brotherhood with the people of the covenant. Amen.