We welcome back Fr John 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.

Please also pray for the repose of the soul of Elizabeth Harrison, a regular member of our congregation who died last week.

This Friday has been designated by the Bishops Conference as the National Day of Prayer for the victims and survivors of abuse. Mass will be said for this intention.

Collections on  31 March Offertory: Gift Aid £140.50 / Non-Gift Aid £147.45

Cyclone Appeal: As a response to the cyclone disaster in East Africa there will be a special second collection this Sunday for CAFOD. (CAFOD is part of the Disasters Emergency Committee).

Thursday at 2:15pm The pupils of Holy Redeemer School will retell the story of Holy Week through song and drama. This will take place in church and all are welcome to attend and reflect with the children on the events of Holy week.

Lenten lunches Last one this Thursday at St Andrew’s,12.00noon–1.30pm. Great home-made soup and good company.

Lent events: ‘Broken’ finishes on Thursday at 1.30pm in St Andrews and on Tuesday at 7.00pm in the Abbey. ‘Six of the Best’ also finishes this Tuesday at the Baptist church, also at 7.00pm.

Lent Project If you haven’t got 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.

Sorry If you were hoping to book a place on the Day of Reflection For Lent this Wednesday: all places have now been taken.

Free copies of the Diocesan magazine ‘The Sower’ are available at the back of church. Please take one.

If you are on any rota please pick up a GDPR form from the back of church. Please drop it through the presbytery letterbox when completed. This is to comply with the new regulations.

A Christian Perspective on Brexit: A chance to consider a Christian response to the political upheaval we are living through. This Tuesday (9 April) 7.30–9.00pm at Droitwich Methodist Church. See poster on the board for further details.

Advance Notice The Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham will take place on Saturday 11 May. Further details are on the notice board.

Easter Service times

Holy Thursday
 Mass of the Last Supper7pm
Watching at the Altar of Reposeuntil 10pm
Good Friday
United Walk of Witness starting at the Baptist Church10.15am
Solemn Liturgy3pm
Stations of the Cross7.30pm
Holy Saturday
Easter Vigil8.30pm
Easter Sunday  
Mass of Easter Day10am

Sign-up sheets for Easter Services for Readers and Ministers of Communion are at the back of church – please put your name down if you are able to help at any of the services.  We also need 12 people on Maundy Thursday for the foot washing.  Sign up on the list please.

Gift Aid As the tax year has now ended, please let us know if you have 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.   

Fifth Sunday of Lent (C)