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/or housebound: Elena Petta, Pat Sanger, Alfred & Mary Waring, Mary Jenkins, Rev Jim Gilligan, Rachael Nielsen, Sarah Cole, Helen Abbott, Richard Milnes, Alexander Pelech, David Middleton, George Morris, John Allison, and Sandra Bryer.

We congratulate Janet and Jim Shaw who celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary next weekend.

Thank you! Ann Fallon would like to thank everyone for the prayers for her great grand-daughter Hannah Bratt. Hannah has been on our prayer list for some time. Hannah has just gained her degree and is now starting a career in teaching.

Next Sunday David Carter from the Columbans will be here to celebrate Mass and to make an appeal. He worked for 20 years among tribal people in South Pakistan.

Collections 14 July: Offertory £134.00 (non-Gift Aid £156.66); Apostleship of the Sea £138.20

Second Collection next Sunday: the Columban mission appeal.

A new Counters rota is available at the back of church. Please take your copy.

Our Best Kept Secret is our Youth Club. Did you know it is the best-attended youth group in the whole Archdiocese, with many of the young people now bringing their non-Catholic friends? It meets on the second Sunday of the month in the hall. We badly need more adult leaders so, even if you can only help occasionally, please see Christine or Deacon Pat to find out more.

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 (including three from Holy Redeemer) as they seek to serve the business and retail outlets in Pershore. If you think this is something with which you would like to be involved please see Elizabeth and John Chaplin or Christine.

Claire Hodges has recently 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.

Please help the Food Bank which has this week issued an appeal for biscuits, chocolate bars, dog food, rice, sugar (small bags, please), tinned oranges, long-life fruit juice, and shampoo. Box for donations at the back. Thank you for your support.

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C)