We welcome back Fr John who is celebrating our Mass today
Please pray for the sick and/or housebound: Elena Petta, Pat Sanger, Alfred & Mary Waring, Mary Jenkins, Rev Jim Gilligan, Hannah Bratt, Rachael Nielsen, Sarah Cole and Helen Abbott.
We welcome Austen Marco Stirling who was baptised here last week
Now badly needed by the Food Bank: donations of dried and tinned potatoes, tinned tomatoes, sponge and rice puddings, sardines and cartons of UHT milk and long-life fruit juice. Thank you for your generosity.
Confirmation: Bishop Robert will be present to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation on Thursday 14 February at 7pm, followed by refreshments in the school hall.
Please pray for all our candidates as they continue their preparation.
Collections 20 January
Offertory: Gift Aid: £220.90 / Non-Gift Aid: £141.50
Pax Christi: £106.76
Good news: our application for a grant for work on the hall has been successful. The development fund has grown by £10,000!!
New Counters’ Rota: This is at the back of church – please take your copy.
Parents wishing to have their babies or children baptised please contact Rev Pat to arrange a date for a Baptismal Talk and a date for the Sacrament of Baptism.
Job vacancy: St Peter’s School (11-18) in Solihull is seeking to appoint a new Deputy Head. Details on the noticeboard at the back of church.
Mary’s Meals The UK Government has promised to match £1 for every £1 received by this Catholic Charity (set up to feed children with a daily meal when they turn up for school in Zambia) until 1 March 2019. See church notice board for details. Their contact details: Mary’s Meals, Craig Lodge, Dalmally, Argyll, Scotland, PA33 1AR. Tel no 01838 200605
If you are celebrating a particular milestone marriage anniversary this year or are newly married or preparing to marry in 2019 you are invited to a special Mass at St Chad’s Cathedral on 3 February at 11.00am, celebrated by Archbishop Bernard. If you would like to go please contact firstname.lastname@example.org marking the email “Marriage Mass”.
Produce & Gift Stall: Sunday 3 March 2019 after 10 am Mass in the Wulstan Hall. This will have the theme of ‘Mother’s Day & Easter’. Gifts, plants and produce to reflect this theme will be on sale. To enable us to prepare as much as possible in advance, should you have any unwanted Christmas Presents or toiletries etc or would like to donate chocolate eggs, mini or otherwise, please leave them in the box at the back of church marked “Produce/Gifts”.
There will be Gifts, Produce, Plant Stall, Raffle and a game for the children. Thank you for your support.
Invitation: If you are someone who is a member of our parish family but not a Catholic and thinking about becoming one, or if you are an adult who has never been confirmed please have a word with Christine, Deacon Pat or Fr John after Mass today.
DIY: If you are a dab hand at DIY and could offer a couple of hours to do some odd jobs around the church please see Deacon Pat or Christine. Nothing too complicated.