Week beginning Sunday 16 September 2018

We welcome Mgr Pat Kilgarriff who is celebrating Mass for us this morning.

Please pray for the sick and/or housebound: Elena Petta, Janet Martin, Pat Sanger, Alfred & Mary Waring, Mary Jenkins, Laurie Middleton, Rev Jim Gilligan, Hannah Bratt, Rachael Nielsen, Sarah Cole, Helen Abbott and Helen Morris.

Please also pray for the repose of the soul of Eileen Tombs whose Requiem Mass will be celebrated by Canon Brian on Thursday at 9.30am

Date for your diary Did you know that this year the parish celebrates its Diamond Jubilee? (Look at the date above the main door as you leave church). We are delighted that Bishop Robert has agreed to preside at a special Sunday Mass on 25 November. More details later.

Rotas Readers, Ministers of Communion, Children’s Liturgy and Coffee servers please pick up a new rota if you haven’t already done so. If any Readers or Eucharistic Ministers do a swop please make a note on the master copy on the notice board so we know everything is covered.

Ministers of Communion: we have revised the rota to take into account that we now have four ministers at Mass. Please pick up a new rota (on yellow paper) and destroy all others.

Pilgrimage led by Bishop Robert Byrne for all who are sick, their families and carers, today at 3pm at the Diocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes in Hednesford near Cannock.

Choir practice is at 9.15am on Sunday, before the 10.00am Mass.

Contemplative Prayer Group meets this Tuesday at 10am in church. All are welcome. 30 minutes silent prayer, followed by coffee.

The Universe newspapers are making a loss so we intend to cancel them. If you wish to have a copy these can be ordered from the Corner Shop at the end of Priest Lane.

Missio Red Boxes are due for emptying. If you bring your box to church and your collector is not there, please ask for your box to be put in the safe. If you are new to the parish and would like to have a red box, please contact Sue Allen 01386 561246

 Collection  9 September
 Offertory  Gift Aid £136.50  Non-Gift Aid £183.73
 Development Fund  (produce stall)  £88.70
 Knanaya Community  £75

Thank you for your support.

2nd Collections This week: Home Mission Sunday
Next week: Father Hudson’s Care

Overflow Car Park We are very grateful to the school for making the playground available from now on for parking on a Sunday morning.

The Food Bank needs donations of tea and sugar, tinned custard and rice pudding, long-life fruit juice and tinned tomatoes. Thank you for your support.

Produce Stall Many thanks to those who donated and supported the first Produce Trading Stall last week. It raised a total of £88.70 for the Development Fund. These will be held regularly to help raise funds for the work necessary on the Wulstan Hall. Next one in November.

Elizabeth’s Big Run One of our parishioners is taking part in the Cheltenham Marathon on 30 September and has generously offered to donate any sponsorship she gets to the refirbishment of the hall. Please do sponsor her. Forms are available at the back of church or send a cheque payable to Holy Redeemer Parish to the office.

Newman Association meeting Thursday 20 September, 8.00pm in the Parish Hall, Our Lady Queen Peace, Worcester. Speaker: David McLoughlin. Topic: Jesus and Women. All welcome, non members £3.00

Thank you to the generous parishioners who have already agreed to sponsor some of the items on our wish list. We are awaiting quotes for all the various works needed to comply with Health and Safety requirements. Wish list envelopes are available at the back of church. Thank you to Debbie (from the school) for the fundraising poster.

Church Rotas

Sunday 16 September  
Readers Helen Rankin and Geraldine Yates
Ministers of Communion Laurie and Josie Green
Sunday 23 September  
Readers Stuart Adams and John Allison
Ministers of Communion Sinead Guppy and Pat Haines
Children’s Liturgy  
16 September Cathy Anderson
23 September Victoria Lloyd-Smith
16 September Helen Chapman and Josie Green
23 September Barney Price and John Hall
Coffee Servers
16 September Helen Morris and Anne Lord
23 September Monica Wild and Angela Cleary
Week ending 22 September Monica Wild
Week ending 29 September Helen Morris
Church Cleaning
Week ending 22 September Claire Oliver and Elizabeth Wilson
Week ending 29 September Gail Cole and Marie Connolly


We are a welcoming Catholic Christian community –
the Eucharist at our heart – striving to share the gospel
and grow in discipleship with the Lord