We welcome back Fr John 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 several parishioners who have died:
Mercedes Sanger, whose funeral service will be this Wednesday 29 May at 10.00am
Diana Bailey who died on Tuesday and whose Requiem will be this Thursday at 2.30pm
Peter Smith, whose funeral will be on Tuesday 4June at 10.00am
Anthony Fogell, whose Requiem Mass will be on June 10 at 11.00am
Congratulations to John and Margaret Allison who are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary today.
Day of Prayer for Vocations This Tuesday May 28 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.
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 in July at No 8.
Advance Date: 50th Anniversary Pilgrimage to our Lady of Lourdes Shrine at Hednesford – Saturday 6 July. Full details on the notice board.
Collections 19 May: Offertory £225.50 (Non-Gift Aid £120.37); Clergy Training Fund: £10.00 (gift aided); Knanaya: £75; Votive Candles: £28.23
Next week: Second Collection for Catholic Communications
Can you wield a decorating brush? If so, we could do your help in the Presbytery. Please see Christine or Deacon Pat for details.
Baptisms If you need details and information about baptisms, please see Deacon Pat or Christine.
Rotas There are new rotas for Readers, Ministers of Communion and Coffee at the back of church. Please take your copies.
Concert without Borders in aid of Médecins San Frontières (and in memory of Eddie Wilson and Fran Emmerson) in the Wulstan Hall next 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.
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.
Summer Camp 2019 for 12-18 year olds. Join over 200 young people at Alton Castle: choose from one to two weeks (4–8 August or 11–15 August) For more information visit www.bcys.co.uk. (Organised by the Diocesan Youth Service).