The Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time


Liturgical Year: C                 Psalter Week: 1                                      Week Beginning: June 27th – July 3rd



MONDAY:              St Cyril of Alexandria, important Doctor of the Church who helped the Church to recognise the                                                Divinity of Christ and the Divine Motherhood of Our Lady.  

                                    8:45 am.                 Morning Prayer

                                    9 am.                         Deceased of the Corrigan family (followed by Pro-Life Rosary)

TUESDAY:              St Irenaeus,        Bishop and Martyr of the Second Century

                                    8:45 am.                 Morning Prayer

                                    9 am.                         Deceased Parents (Nora Taylor)


WEDNESDAY:     Solemnity of St Peter and St Paul, a holy day of obligation

                                    9:05 am.                 Morning Prayer

                                    9:30 am.                 William and Edith Tolley RIP

                                    11:30 am.              (Tenbury) The People of the Parish  

                                    7:30 pm.                 Fr Vincent Ryan (Anniv.)


THURSDAY:          Memorial of the First Martyrs of the Holy Roman Church

                                    8:45 am.                 Morning Prayer  

                                    9 am.                         Joseph Doyle (RIP)  

                                    7:30 pm.                 HOLY HOUR reflecting on the life and legacy of St Bede, Compline and Benediction of the                                                               Blessed Sacrament.  


FRIDAY:                  Memoiral of St. Oliver Plunket, the last Catholic Martyr to die in England (1681)

                                    8:45 pm                  .                 Morning Prayer  

                                    9 am.                         Thomas Purcell (RIP)

                                    2 pm.                        (Winterfold) Iva Greene (Anniv.)


SATURDAY:           Feria  

                                    8:45 am.                 Morning Prayer

                                    9 am.                         Becki O’ Hara (Anniv.) followed by Rosary & Novena Devotions


SUNDAY:                Fourteenth Sunday of the Year

                                    9 am.                         (Tenbury) Forgotten Souls

                                    11 am.                      Intentions of Margaret Ashcroft

                                    3 pm.                        Old Rite – The People of the Parish

                                    6 pm.                        In Thanksgiving


CONFESSIONS:    Saturday 11:45 am – 12:45 am, and at any time by request.


READERS:              11 am.    Chris Vass              6 pm.  TBA


Requiescant: The Funeral of Margaret Harley has been arranged for July 13th prior to cremation at Wyre Forest. Esterina Desogus died recently. Though she was 85 years old, her dead was unexpected. Funeral details are not yet to hand.


Montini Group: If possible, those who have been members of our Montini Group are invited to the Wheatley Room on Tuesday at 3 pm for tea and an opportunity to reflect on how our group may progress next year – format of meetings, time and location, subjects and themes to be covered etc.  ALL parishioners are welcome to join us for this discussion.


Holy Hour: The next monthly HOLY HOUR in this anniversary year will be on Thursday June 30th at 7.30 pm., and we shall reflect on the life and legacy of ST BEDE.


Old Rite: Next Sunday there will be an Old Rite Missa Cantata at 3 pm. This Mass fulfils the Sunday obligation, books are available and tea is available afterwards in the Rectory. 


Flower Group:  More help wanted! Any help you can give will be much appreciated. Whether you already have flower arranging experience or are just a beginner. We are very short and helpers and any assistance would be very welcome.  Training and guidance will be given to any beginners. Please phone or text Elaine Yates on 07951 535843.Many thanks.


Introduction to Flower Arranging: Thursday 14th July, at 7pm in the Adams Lounge. We have organised a fun, practical session all about how to start flower arranging, which is a wonderful hobby!  Everything will be provided for you, though you will need to bring your own pair of scissors or secateurs. Tea and biscuits will also be provided! If you would like to come along, please contact Elaine Yates by phone or text on 07951 535843, or email:  e.yates@blueyonder.co.uk


WDP Fellowship Meeting: Friday, July 1st at 12:30 pm in St Ambrose Church Hall: Everyone is welcome to bring lunch to have together in fellowship, followed by about an hour, at 1 pm, by an invitation to hear all the excellent ways in which our church fellowships and communities are sharing the Good News and building the Kingdom in our town. You are welcome to listen to contribute.


Thanks: Last Monday was a day of great blessing for all of us who were able to attend the Mass in honour of Our Lady. I was very proud of the Parish, and the wonderful spirit that was evident throughout the whole evening. The Abbot of Belmont included us in his Blog and was very complimentary about everything. Joseph and I had lunch with Fr Ignatius on Tuesday, and he was grateful to have been with us. I have written to Fr John Laybourne to congratulate him on the beauty of his sermon, and to thank him for his courage in carrying on despite his motor accident on his way here. The flowers looked lovely, and the choir were superb; so many visitors (including some of our priest guests) appeared very envious so we thank and congratulate Matthew and the choir for everything. Our servers were out in force, and performed outstandingly. Our new set of Mass vestments was universally admired and is a gift to the Parish in thanksgiving for the 40 years of Priesthood, and in memory of Archbishop Couve de Murville.

It is almost impossible to speak highly enough of the refreshments and we are indebted to Mary and Mike Preston for all their preparations and their organisation of the evening in the Hall. They, and those who assisted them, served with great courtesy and efficiency. I received even more greetings, good wishes, gifts and kind words than ever before, many of them accompanied by very kind and generous sentiments. The Mass at 6 pm next Sunday is in Thanksgiving for all my benefactors. A small number of souvenir cards can be found at the back of the church.


Gardening Group:  Teresa and Iain Alexander are continuing their excellent work in the Rectory garden. Without their efforts in recent years it would have become a wilderness. Joy Farmer is working with some gardeners from among our school children; she and Miki Day would like to form a gardening group, and would be pleased to hear from anyone who would be willing to join them (Contact via the Rectory).


Society of St Vincent de Paul: the next meeting of the St Ambrose’s, Kidderminster Conference will take place on Monday 25th July at 7 pm in the Wheatley Room of St Ambrose’s Parish Centre. Anyone interested in joining will be made very welcome.  Please direct any enquiries to 07706 053329 or presidentf021504@svp.org.uk.


Excerpt from the ‘blog’ of Abbot Paul Stonham: After a simple lunch, I drove back to Belmont just in time to change and collect a few things from the sacristy to set off, driven this time by one of the brethren, to Kidderminster to preside at a Mass of Thanksgiving for the 40th anniversary of the priestly ordination of the parish priest, Fr Douglas Lamb, a friend of Belmont. It was a wonderful celebration, the church was packed, there were many concelebrants, the singing was beautiful and a sumptuous buffet followed. We then drove back via Tenbury Wells and Bromyard and arrived at Belmont at 10.30, still enjoying the warm light of the longest evening of the year.

Please pray for our parishioners who are sick, and for all who have need of our prayers, especially: Trina Cole, Pat O ‘ Doherty, Peter Hesketh, Jessie Tolley, Annie Holcroft, Veronica Pugh, Sheila Mikulicz, Jackie Sands, John & Audrey Choyce, Shirley Keogh, Joyce Berry, Clare Conway, Fr. Graham Wilkinson, Madonna Endeley, Christopher Tovey, Mary Kissane, David Warr, Amanda Rattigan, Neil Moule, Kathleen Hegarty, Marie Hesketh, Jim Thomas, Mary Kozicki, Clare Saich, Richard Brocklesby, Lawrence Speers, Arwen Lockley,  Lyndon Whatley, Maria Cholowa, Margaret Holmes, Ray Stride, Fr. Tony Rohan. Tommy Purcell, Emilia Gissying, Michael Dunne, Joan Kinsella, Lynn Tovey, Anthony Hughes, Rev. Stephen Thomas, Elizabeth Brewer, Edward Sage, Jackie Hunt, Peter Young.

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