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The Painsley Catholic Academy was established in 2012. We are the largest Catholic multi-academy company in the Archdiocese of Birmingham.

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It is important during these uncertain times that we turn our hearts and minds to God daily. Please use this page to help you during personal prayer journey, and know that as a community of Blessed William Howard we will be praying for you and your families.

In times like these, we are reminded that God is our refuge and strength. He is an ever-present help in trouble, therefore we will not fear. (Psalm 46)

Instead we must continue to pray, this is powerful now more than ever.

God does not abandon us, he is with us even now in this time of trial and testing. In this moment, it is important for us to anchor our hearts in the hope that we have in Jesus Christ.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, we place all our trust in you. 

The Ascension of The Lord Reflection 

Month of Mary Reflection

Weekly reflection 11.05.20

Weekly reflection 27.04.20

Weekly reflection 20.04.20


Lourdes - a life changing Experience (Blog)


Below are some websites and downloads to help you keep your faith alive.
Pray As You Go 
Daily reflections available to download to
your MP3 as well as hints for preparing to pray, such as breathing and body exercises. 

Light Live
A FREE interactive web resource put together by the Scripture Union,
providing exciting Bible-based resources for children’s, youth and all-age ministry.

Quodvultdeus Self-isolation Prayers
Research different forms of prayer, with FREE step by step guides of prayers such as Lectio Divina.

Kenelm Youth Trust
A Guide for surviving Isolation, with a top 10 resources to explore at home.

The Universalis web site gives you quick and simple access to the liturgical calendar, and  to each day's readings at Mass. 

ONLINE MASS: The Archdiocese of Birmingham have gathered together some of the parishes in the Diocese which live stream their masses. 

FACEBOOK: ‘North Staffs Deanery’ Daily updates with live mass, rosary, stations of the cross and reflections.

There is also daily reflections, praise and worship and live guest speakers for young people on the following social media accounts: