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

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 pray for the repose of the soul of John Crompton whose Requiem Mass will be tomorrow at 11.00am. (Reception into church today at 4pm)

Next Sunday is Corpus Christi and the celebration of First Holy Communion for a number of our children. Please pray for them and their families.

Collections 9 June: Offertory: £261.50 (Non-Gift Aid: £128.60); Catholic Communications £5 (gift aided); Knanaya £75

This week: second collection for Day for Life. A Day for Life is celebrated annually by the Catholic Church and is dedicated to raising awareness about the meaning and value of human life at all stages and in every condition. The proceeds of the Day for Life collection held in parishes will be used for the promotion of the dignity of the human person. We welcome applications from projects especially those working with victims and survivors of domestic abuse. A leaflet is available from the back of church — please take one.

The first of the monthly afternoon teas took place on Friday afternoon. The event went really well and was much appreciated. Thanks to everyone who helped in whatever way.

Garden maintenance: there will be a working party on Tuesday 25 June at 10.30am. If you can snip, sweep, hoe or dig we need you! Please come along and help if you can.

Baptisms: If you need details and information about baptisms please see Deacon Pat or Christine.

Coming to Birmingham: The Slipper Chapel statue of Our Lady of Walsingham along with the Dowry Tour Exhibition will visit St Chad’s Cathedral from 20–22 June. Events are taking place all day, every day. Please see the poster at the back of church for details.

Advance date: 50th Anniversary 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 church. Please take your copies.

Summer Camp 2019 for 12-18 year olds: Join over 200 young people at Alton Castle. Choose from one of two weeks (4–8 August or 11–15 August). For more information visit www.bcys.co.uk. (Organised by the Diocesan Youth Service).

We have emergency lights plugged into various sockets in church. These come on in the event of a power cut — please do not turn them off or fiddle with them!! Thank you.

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 come along and support the event if you possibly can.