We welcome back Fr John who is celebrating Mass with us this weekend

New Parish Priest: The diocese has appointed Fr Michael Amalados as the new parish priest for Holy Redeemer and St Joseph’s, Warndon. He will take up his new ministry sometime in September. In the meantime, please pray for him as he prepares to join us.

Please pray for the sick and the housebound: Elena Petta, Pat Sanger, Alfred & Mary Waring, Mary Jenkins, Rev Jim Gilligan, Hannah Bratt, Rachael Nielsen, Sarah Cole, Helen Abbott, Richard Milnes, Alexander Pelech, David Middleton, and George Morris.

Collections
7 JulyOffertory £207, non-Gift Aid £101.87
The 2nd collection this week is for The Apostleship of the Sea, the official Catholic maritime welfare and mission agency which supports more than one million seafarers arriving in our ports each year, many of whom are Catholic.

The Contemplative Prayer Group meets in church on Tuesday at 10.00am. All are welcome to join in this 30 minutes of silent prayer, followed by coffee.

Counters: a new rota is at the back of church. Please take your copy.

The Food Bank is desperately short of biscuits, tea, sponge puddings, and chocolate rolls. Thank you for your support.

Garden Maintenance: The last planned meeting was called off due to the torrential downpour that day! So, please come along on Monday 15 July at about 10.30 to help keep our grounds neat and tidy. No gardening experience required!

Claire Hodges has just completed the Race for Life in memory of her Dad. If anyone would like to make a donation to Cancer Research, please see her or Christine.

Have you noticed the Churches Together in Pershore banner which is displayed near the Lady Chapel? This was originally made by one of our congregation and goes around the churches. It has been somewhat forgotten of late but it will be here with us until Christmas when it will move to the Abbey. It reminds us of our calling to pray for unity.

Thank you to all those who helped in any way on Friday with the monthly tea for our housebound or less mobile parishioners. It was a very successful afternoon.

Birmingham Diocesan Trust (the Archdiocese of Birmingham) has launched a new Whistleblowing Policy. This policy aims to help individuals to raise with confidence and without having to worry about being victimised, discriminated against or disadvantaged in any way as a result, any serious concerns (including safeguarding issues) they may have about post-holders, colleagues, their employer, or with how the Trust operates. Find details at https://www.birminghamdiocese.org.uk/policies The Diocese is also a member of Protect, formerly Public Concern at Work, who are leading experts in whistleblowing. They provide confidential advice to individuals regarding whistleblowing — https://protect-advice.org.uk

Workplace Chaplains Please remember those whose ministry is to visit the workplaces in our town. Pray for the chaplains who come from all four churches in our town — three are from Holy Redeemer — as they seek to serve the business and retail outlets in Pershore. If you think this is something in which you would like to be involved, please see Elizabeth and John Chaplin or Christine.

The school production of Tom Sawyer takes place at Number 8 on Tuesday and Wednesday this week at 7.00pm. Tickets are £8 (£5 for aged16 under). Please do go along and support the event if you possibly can.

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C)