We welcome back Mgr Pat who is celebrating Mass with us 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 and Matthew Young.

Parish Lunch: Many thanks to Val Holton and Pat Haines for arranging the parish lunch last Wednesday at the Star. Great food and great company!

Date for your diary: Tuesday 12 March. This is the day when we shall have our first big tidy up of the grounds. Please come and lend a hand if at all possible. Time to be announced.

Produce & Gift Stall: Today after Mass in the Wulstan Hall. Please support this event – all proceeds to the Development Fund. Please call in even if you don’t normally stop for coffee.

Collection 24 February: Offertory Gift Aid: £220.50 / Non-Gift Aid: £72.37 / Knayana £75 / Development Fund donation £100

2nd collection this week: Cathedral Maintenance

Rotas for Readers and Ministers of Communion: There are new rotas at the back of church. Please take your copy.

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; do not leave it at the back of church. If you are new to the parish and would like to have a Red Box or have an existing box that needs emptying, please contact Sue Allen 01386 561246.

Tuesday is Shrove Tuesday. Why not come along to St Andrew’s (bring a few pancakes if you can) at 1.30pm. Note the new time. Come and hear all about the Lenten Lunches Appeal. This year they are for Faith at Work in Worcestershire which sponsors the team of workplace chaplains who visit shops and businesses in the town, three of whom are members of Holy Redeemer.

Lent starts this week:

Walk with Me booklets for Lent are available at the back of church. Please take one home with you. They are free.

Ash Wednesday: Mass is at 9.30am

Lenten lunches start at St Andrews this Thursday, 12.00noon–1.30pm Please note new venue…new day…new time.

‘Six of the Best’ – a look at the words of six of our best known hymns, what they say to us about our faith and how we live it. This Tuesday (and every Tuesday) evening at the Baptist Church at 7.30pm. Lasts about an hour. All welcome.

‘Broken’ – viewing and discussing the six episodes of the acclaimed TV series starring Sean Bean. (Please be aware this series contains themes of death, suicide, abuse, violence and swearing. It is not for the faint hearted. Please consider this before coming along). It is gritty and unvarnished but this is the world in which we live and witness. This Tuesday evening at the Abbey starting at 7.30 and also every Thursday afternoon at St Andrew’s starting this Thursday at 1.30pm.

Day of Reflection for Lent: led by Christine Dodd at the House of the Open Door, Childswickham on Wednesday 10 April 9.45am–4.00pm. Cost: £22 (includes morning and afternoon refreshment and a two course cooked lunch with coffee). Sign-up sheet at the back of church. Let Christine know if you need transport.

Food Bank: requests gifts of sugar, cold tinned meats, tomato ketchup, breakfast cereals and UHT milk. Thank you for your support.

A Christian Perspective on Brexit: A chance to consider a Christian response to the political upheaval we are living through. Speaker: David Hall (former MEP for Hereford and Shropshire). With contributions from local people directly affected by the current situation. Tuesday 9 April, 7.30–9.00pm at Droitwich Methodist Church. See poster on the board for further details.

 

 

8th Sunday in Ordinary Time (3 March 2019)