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.
Big Clean (outside and in) A big thank you to those who came to lend a hand to tidy up the grounds on Tuesday. (Have you spotted what’s missing?) And another big thank you to all who came on Thursday to help with the big clean of the inside of the church.
New sign Have you seen the brand new notice board outside? Many thanks to the donor who paid for this through our wish list.
Offertory collections 24 March: Gift Aid £265.50 / Non-Gift Aid £181.27
Gift Aid As the end of the tax year approaches please let Deacon Pat or Christine know if you changed your address in the last year or if you no longer pay tax. There are still a few Gift Aid envelope boxes at the back of church. Please collect yours.
Food Bank gifts of sugar, tinned cold meats, tomato ketchup, breakfast cereals and UHT milk, please. Statistics show that over 100 people have used the bank since Christmas.
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.
A Christian Perspective on Brexit A chance to consider a Christian response to the political upheaval we are living through. Tuesday 9 April, 7.30-9.00pm at Droitwich Methodist Church. See poster on the board for further details.
Lenten lunches every Thursday at St Andrew’s,12.00noon–1.30pm. Great home made soup and good company.
Lent events ‘Broken’ continues on Thursdays at 1.30pm in St Andrew’s and onTuesdays at 7.00pm in the Abbey. ‘Six of the Best’ takes place at the Baptist Church, also on Tuesday at 7.00pm.
Lent Project If you can’t get to the Lent lunches but would like to support this year’s charity (Faith at Work in Worcestershire) there are leaflets about it and envelopes for donations at the back of church.
Cyclone Appeal As a response to the cyclone disaster in East Africa, there will be a special second collection next Sunday for CAFOD. (CAFOD is part of the Disasters Emergency Committee)
Sorry if you were hoping to book a place on the Day of Reflection For Lent. All places have now been taken.
Walk with Me booklets for Lent are still available at the back of church. Please take one home with you. They are free.
Copies of the Diocesan magazine ‘The Sower’ are available at the back of church – they’re free. Please take a copy.
The Parish Finance Committee met on Thursday. A short report will be available soon.
If you are on any rota, please pick up a GDPR form from the back of church. This is to comply with the new regulations. Please drop it through the Presbytery letterbox when completed.
Holy Redeemer pupils have produced prayers and drawings for Lent. Please take a look at the board at the back of the church.
Please remember that the school kindly make the playground available for parking on Sunday. If you can do so, please park there to make space for our less able parishioners to park by the church.
Advance Notice The Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham takes place on Saturday 11 May. Further details are on the notice board.