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

Letter: If you did not pick up the letter from Fr Amal last week, there are copies at the back of the church.

Fr Amal will be here to celebrate the School Mass on Friday and his first Sunday will be next Sunday at 9am. He would very much like to meet everyone afterwards, so Mass will be shorter than usual and followed by coffee and croissants in the Hall. Please do stay on to meet him — and have some breakfast!

Please pray for the sick and 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, George Morris, John Allison, Sandra Bryer and Hazel Tester.

Collections 25 August: Offertory £135.50 (non-Gift Aid £148.75); Kanyana £150; Development Fund Donation £100; Plum Festival Car Parking £186

Presbytery update: We had a good response to the sale of items in the Presbytery last Sunday but there are still some bargains to be had. The house will be open again this Sunday (via the front door please) after Mass for those last-minute purchases. Thank you to all those who made generous offers and donations.

Thank you to all who helped tidy up the Presbytery garden on Tuesday.

The next of the monthly afternoon teas will take place on Friday 13 September, 3.30pm to 4.30pm in the Wulstan Hall. This is especially but not exclusively for those who find getting out and about difficult. If you know someone who is on their own and isolated for whatever reason, information to take away and give them is available at the back of the church. If you are interested in helping with this project please see Claire Oliver.

The Food Bank needs 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.

Holy Redeemer Art Group There are a number of people in our community who enjoy drawing and painting, so if you are interested in joining other like-minded people to form a group this could be for you. Val Pitchford, who is herself a very accomplished artist, has invited us to visit her studio (plus afternoon tea) if this goes ahead. Please see Christine (who is also running four “Beginning with Watercolour” classes in the hall in the Autumn for anyone starting out or wanting to brush up on their skills) if you are interested.

Churches Together in Pershore Service of Wholeness and Healing next Sunday 5.30pm in St Andrew’s. All welcome.

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

Wanted for Urafiki a small registered charity, working with a Kenyan Non-Governmental Organisation, your unwanted cosmetics. New lipsticks, new/part used eyeshadow, nail varnish, eyeliners, eyebrow pencils, mascara, makeup brushes, nail files and manicure sets. Details of the charity and a box for donations will be at the back of the church until 29 September.

The Annual Pilgrimage to Harvington Hall (the Shrine of the English Martyrs) will take place today (1 September). Mass at 3pm, Confessions 1.45-2.30. The principal celebrant will be Bishop David McGeogh. Please bring your own chair. Free tours of the house are available on the day and can be booked in the courtyard on arrival.

Diocesan Justice & Peace Assembly You are invited you join the Columban Missionaries and people from across the Archdiocese to explore our call to be missionary disciples. Bring your own lunch. No charge, donations welcome. Queries to Stephen Awre. Email: events@columbans.co.ukTel: 01564 772 096. Register on-line at http://bit.ly/JandP_Assembly2019.

Don’t forget our new Mass time next Sunday (and thereafter): 9.00am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C)