Week beginning 19 August 2018

We welcome Fr Ron Cosslett who is celebrating Mass for us this morning

Going into Worcester Hospital? If you would like to receive Holy Communion during your stay please text your details to Deacon Chris on 07462 040390

Please pray for the sick and/or housebound: Elena Petta, Janet Martin, Pat Sanger, Alfred & Mary Waring, Mary Jenkins, Laurie Middleton, Rev Jim Gilligan, Patrick & Eileen Sheridan, Hannah Bratt, Rachael Nielsen, Sarah Cole, Mary Green, Mary Pheps, Helen Abbott and John Spearing.

Parish Sick List – Data Protection – Last chance.  If your name, or the name of a friend or relative of yours, is on the parish list of prayers, the new GDPR legislation requires that we have consent for the name to appear in public in the bulletin. There are consent forms available at the back of church which can be filled in by the person or by the relative or friend who has obtained verbal consent from the person concerned. Please complete a form if this applies to you and return to Bob Hares by next Sunday. The list will then be changed to record only those for whom we have consent.

Parish Meeting In the light of our new parish situation there will be a meeting for everyone in the parish following a Sunday Mass in September. This will give us an opportunity to discuss plans for the future and to discern what needs to be done.

Parish Lunch – another parish lunch has been arranged for Tuesday 18thSeptember.  Full details and booking sheet at the back of church.

Bulletin If you have any items relating to the parish for this bulletin please drop them through the presbytery door by Wednesday for publication on the following Sunday.  Every effort will be made to put notices is but editing is sometimes required due to the limited space.

Flower Arrangers A new rota is at the back of church. Thank you to all those who decorate the church week after week. If you would like to join them you would be made most welcome.  Please see Jenny Masser.

Harvington Pilgrimage:Sunday 2ndSeptember.   See notice board

Changes in the Parish and the Deanery In our Deanery as elsewhere, the number of priests continues to decline.  This means there has to be a reduction in weekend Masses and some redistribution of the priests still in active ministry. This means no Saturday evening Mass here at Holy Redeemer.

It is envisaged that there will no longer be a resident priest at Holy Redeemer.  In due course, there will be a named Parish Priest.

For the time being, the point of reference is Canon Brian McGinley at St George’s Worcester.

Collection: 12th August

Offertory:

Gift Aid: £192.50

Non-Gift Aid: £137.69

Message from the Archbishop regarding safeguarding

Archbishop Bernard Longley has commissioned a review of our current safeguarding/child protection practices in light of the National Catholic Policies and Procedures. This review is to be welcomed as a means of ensuring that our systems to protect our children and young people are as effective as possible. This review is being conducted by an independent charity called SCIE (Social Care Institute for Excellence). As part of the review, SCIE would like to speak with any individuals who have had experience with any safeguarding issues within the Archdiocese and have experience of working with our parish safeguarding representatives and the safeguarding team at the Archdiocese. Anyone who is impacted by abuse issues can contact the safeguarding team on 0121 230 6240 (emergency out of hours 07976 516629). If you are able to contribute to this important review and share your experiences with SCIE then please contact Hugh Constant (Hugh.Constant@scie.org.uk or 020 7766 7374 or 07872 602207).

Church Rotas
Sunday 19 August 
Readers:  Caitlin Hall and Jenny Masser
Ministers of Communion: Sheila Oldman and Helen Rankin
Sunday 26 August
Readers: Alicija Kelly and Celia McMahon
Ministers of Communion: Laurie and Josie Green
Children’s Liturgy
19 August TBA
26 August TBA
Counters
19 August Bernard O’Keefe and Phil Libell
26 August Jenny Masser and Jean Roberts
Coffee Servers
19 August Marie-Claire Szczepanik and Jean Roberts
26 August Elizabeth Wilson and Gail Cole
Flowers Summer planting
Church Cleaning
Week ending 25 August Meg Capel
Week ending 1 September Jane Morgan and Rosemary Davis

Saturday evening Readers and Ministers Now that there is no Vigil Mass on Saturday evening, Readers and Ministers are invited to join the rota for Sunday. New rotas will be produced at the start of September.  Please let Christine Dodd know if you do not wish to be included. (The reader’s rota has run out, so there is an interim one covering the next few weeks until the new ones are finalised). Readers please check the rota on the board.

We are a welcoming Catholic Christian community –
the Eucharist at our heart – striving to share the gospel
and grow in discipleship with the Lord