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, Pauline Smith and John Crompton.

Please also pray for the soul of David Arnold who died recently.

Today is Vocations Sunday We pray not only for vocations to the priesthood and religious life but also that we may all be faithful to the calling God has given to each one of us.

Day of Prayer for Vocations: Tuesday 28 May, 10.00am–4.00pm. If you can spend some time before the Blessed Sacrament that day please sign up on the list at the back of church.

This week is Marriage Week. For details of the resources available please visit https://marriage-week.org.uk

Did you know the Trussell Trust Food Bank Network (to which our Food Bank belongs) fed 1.6 million people last year, over half a million of which were children? That’s the population of Cardiff, Sheffield and Edinburgh combined. Up 73% in 5 years. At present, our food bank requires donations of UHT milk and washing powder. Thank you.

If you are on any rota and have not yet done so, please pick up a GDPR form from the back of church. This is to comply with the new regulations. Please drop it through the presbytery letterbox when completed.

Collections 5 May: Offertory £191 Gift Aid / £107.50 Non-Gift Aid. Second collection this week: Clergy Training Fund

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

Missio APF-Mill Hill Red Boxes held by Pershore parishioners raised £1462.02 in 2018. Total for the Archdiocese of Birmingham was £289,551.52. Thank you for your continued support. If anyone would like to have a Red Box please contact Sue Allen 01386 561246.

Can you help? Are you good with basic IT skills? We are trying to find someone to take on the role of Gift Aid Co-ordinator for the parish. It’s not a difficult job! We could also do with a little administrative help in the parish office. Please see Christine for details.

Meeting up: It is proposed to hold an afternoon tea once a month on a Friday, especially but not exclusively, for those who find getting out and about difficult. For this to happen we need volunteers for transport and for hospitality at the hall. We also need to discover who we might invite. So, if you know someone who is on their own and isolated for whatever reason please let us know. If you are interested in helping with this project please see Claire Oliver, Christine or Deacon Pat.

Job opportunities: We have been advised of two posts available at Cathedral House. Full details of both posts are on the notice board.

Churches Together in Pershore walk: Sunday 19 May at 2:15pm, starting at the car park by Pershore Bridge, near Pershore College. This circular walk of 3 gentle miles involves no stiles and goes through the lovely village of Pensham. Everyone welcome, including dogs. Unfortunately, not all gates are suitable for motorised scooters.

Concert without Borders – in aid of Medecins San Frontiéres (and in memory of Eddie Wilson and Fran Emmerson) in the Wulstan Hall on Saturday 1 June, 3-4.30pm. Organised by ACES supporters and featuring Holy Redeemer pupils among others, the cost is £5 including refreshments – children free. Tickets available at the back of church after Mass.