We welcome back Mgr Pat who is celebrating Mass with us this weekend.

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, Helen Abbott and John Crompton.

Please also pray for the repose of the souls of Mercedes Sanger (whose funeral service will be on 29 May at 10.00am and Anthony Fogell who died recently and whose Requiem Mass will be on June 10 at 11.00am.

Day of Prayer for Vocations: Tuesday 28 May from 10.00am–4.00pm. If you can spend some time before the Blessed Sacrament that day please sign up on the list at the back of church.

Congratulations to John and Margaret Allison who are celebrating the 40th anniversary of their wedding.

Did you know the Trussell Trust Food Bank Network (to which our Food Bank belongs) fed 1.6 million people last year, over half a million of which were children? That’s the population of Cardiff, Sheffield and Edinburgh combined. Up 73% in 5 years. At present our food bank requires donations of UHT milk and washing powder. Thank you.

If your name appears on one of our rotas and you haven’t already filled in a GDPR consent form there are some at the back of the church. This is to comply with the new regulations. Just fill it in and drop it through the Presbytery letterbox. Thank you.

Wanted! If you have any surplus aprons lying around your home please drop them into the school. They are needed as part of the costumes for the school production of Tom Sawyer which happens in July at No 8.

Collections on 12 May: Offertory £188.65 (Non-Gift Aid £157.51) Clergy Training Fund: Gift Aided £71.31, loose £68.90 Total: £140.21

Baptisms: If you need details and information about baptisms please see Deacon Pat or Christine.

Churches Together in Pershore walk: Today at 2.15pm, starting at the car park by Pershore Bridge, near Pershore College. This circular walk of 3 gentle miles involves no stiles and goes through the lovely village of Pensham. Everyone welcome including dogs. Unfortunately, not all gates are suitable for motorised scooters.

The first of the monthly afternoon teas will take place on Friday 14 June. This is especially, but not exclusively, for those who find getting out and about difficult. For this to happen we need volunteers for transport and for hospitality at the hall. We also need to discover who we might invite. So, if you know someone who is on their own and isolated for whatever reason please let us know. If you are interested in helping with this project please see Claire Oliver, Christine or Deacon Pat.

Concert without Borders – in aid of Médecins San Frontières (and in memory of Eddie Wilson and Fran Emmerson) in the Wulstan Hall on Saturday 1 June, 3.00–4.30pm. Organised by ACES supporters and featuring Holy Redeemer pupils among others, the cost is £5 including refreshments – children free. Tickets available at the back of church after Mass.

Advance Date: 50th Anniversary Pilgrimage to our Lady of Lourdes Shrine at Hednesford – Saturday 6 July. Full details on the notice board.

5th Sunday of Easter