We welcome back Mgr Pat who is celebrating Mass with us today.
A Penitential Service will be held this Monday (15 April) at St George’s, Worcester at 7pm.
Good Friday The United Walk of Witness starts at the Baptist Church at 10.15am.
Readers and Ministers of Communion Sign-up sheets for the Easter services are at the back of church – please put your name down if you are able to help at any of these. We also need 12 people on Maundy Thursday for the foot washing. Sign up on the list, please.
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 (Betty) Harrison, a regular member of our congregation, who died recently. Her funeral service will take place here on Thursday 25 April at 10.00am
Collections 7 April: Offertory (Gift Aid) £188.00; (Non-Gift Aid) £158.78; CAFOD Cyclone Appeal £224.86; The second collection on Good Friday is for the Holy Places.
The Easter Offering which is normally given to the parish priest, will be divided between those priests who have been with us in recent months.
Lent Project If you didn’t manage to get to the Lent lunches but would like to support this year’s charity (Faith at Work in Worcestershire) there is a final chance to do so today. Leaflets about it and envelopes for donations at the back of church.
Advance Notice: The Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham takes place on Sat 11 May. Further details are on the notice board.
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.
Gift Aid As the tax year has now ended, please let us know if, in the last year, you have changed your address or if you no longer pay tax. There are still a few Gift Aid envelope boxes at the back of church. Please collect yours.
Copies of the Diocesan magazine “The Sower” are available at the back of church – they are free. Please take one.
If you would like to remember a loved one this Easter by making a donation towards the cost of the Easter lilies used to decorate the church, then please use one of the special envelopes at the back of church. You can hand this to Christine, Jenny Masser or one of the flower arranging team. The name of those remembered in this way will be published in the Sunday bulletin and they will be remembered at a Mass just after Easter.
Job Vacancy Harvington Hall (the Catholic Manor House near Kidderminister) is seeking to appoint a new manager. Details of the post and how to apply on the board at the back of church.
Prayer for Holy Week Why not take the bulletin home with you and use this prayer during this special week:
Thanks be to you, our Lord Jesus Christ,
for all the benefits which you have given me,
for all the pains and insults which you have borne for me.
Most merciful Redeemer, Friend and Brother,
may I know you more clearly,
love you more dearly,
and follow you more nearly,
day by day.
(St Richard of Chichester)