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

Welcome

To all the families and friends of the children who are making their first Holy Communion at Mass today.

 

Tom Sawyer The school production of Tom Sawyer takes place at Number 8 on Tuesday 16 & Wednesday 17 July at 7.00pm. Tickets: £8, (£5 for under 16s). Please do go along and support the event if you possibly can.

Summer Camp 2019 for 12–18-year-olds. Join over 200 young people at Alton Castle. Choose from one of two weeks: 48 August or 1115 August. For more information visit www.bcys.co.uk (Organised by the Diocesan Youth Service).

Garden Maintenance There will be a working party on Tuesday this week at 10.30am. If you can snip, sweep, hoe or dig we need you! Please come along and help if you can.

Advance Date: 50thAnniversary Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine at Hednesford: Saturday 6 July. Full details on the notice board.

Rotas There are new rotas for Readers, Ministers of Communion and Coffee Servers at the back of the church. Please take your copies.

Water music An evening of music, refreshments, and boating at 55 Bridge Street, Pershore on Friday 12 July, 5.30–8.30pm. The money raised goes to Christian Aid and MSF. Tickets from “Blue” and “Sedgeberrow Books”.

A thank you letter has been received from MSF for the donation of £762 raised at the recent parish concert. The letter is on the noticeboard at the back of the church.

From the Archdiocese: “This week the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has published its report on the Archdiocese of Birmingham. We apologise to all victims and survivors of child sex abuse. We hope that with this Inquiry they feel that they have been listened to. Even so, words are not enough. We are committed to continuing to improve our safeguarding procedures and to listen to and learn from victims and survivors. Past failings must never happen again.”

The diocesan response to the report can be found at https://www.birminghamdiocese.org.uk/ If you have a safeguarding matter to report, please contact the Archdiocese safeguarding team on 0121 230 6240 or via email: safeguarding@rc-birmingham.org

Collections 16 June: Offertory: £192.50 (Non-Gift Aid: £132.29); Day for Life:  £148.58; Donation £10

Next week: Second Collection for Peter’s Pence

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 Richard Milnes.

Please also remember those whose anniversaries occur about this time especially Eddie Wilson, who died a year ago, and former parish priest Mgr Peter Stonier whose anniversary was on Friday.

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (FHC)