St. Ambrose’s Kidderminster NEWS for this WEEK
– October 3rd 2021 Twenty-Sixth
Sunday of Year B.
Morning Prayer each day at 8:45 am. (M. T. W. Sa.) (Fri. 9
Mass Times & Intentions for the coming week:
Monday: 9 am. David,
John & Martin Weaver RIP
Wednesday: 9 am. Anne Lyons RIP
am. Winterfold: Joan
11:30 am. Jean Villa (Anniv.)
7:30 pm. HOLY HOUR (Compline 8:30 pm)
am. School Harvest Mass
(Lesley Thresh – Anniv.)
10:30 am. (Tenbury) Rosary devotions
1:30 pm. Funeral Mass: PETER STRANGWARD RIP
Alan Rees (Anniv)
followed by Rosary & Novena Devotions
12 noon. (Tenbury) Harvest Thanksgiving Mass
John Danaher Anniv.)
6 pm. (Vigil)
Mary Nangle (Anniv.)
am. (Tenbury) Adoration of
the Blessed Sacrament
9 am. (Tenbury) Phyllis Benham RIP
11 am. Harold
3 pm. (Old Rite) The People of the Parish
6 pm. Bernard Rush RIP
Confessions: NO SATURDAY MIDDAY because
of Tenbury Mass: at any other time by request.
Lately Dead: Helena Maffei of the
Continental Bakery in Stourbridge Road, died suddenly at home on Thursday.
Please pray for her family as they come to terms with this terrible shock.
Requiescant in Pace: The following
Funerals have been arranged –
into church: Thursday, September 30th at 5 pm
Mass: Friday, October 1st 1:30 pm. Burial: Wyre Forest cemetery 3
Mass: Thursday, October 7th 1:30 pm
Wyre Forest 2:30 pm
Margaret Oliver RIP
Service at Wyre Forest Crematorium
October 19th 11:30 am.
Anniversaries: of your charity pray for
the repose of the soul of Canon James McCave, who died September 30th
1899, and Fr John Danaher (Tenbury) who died October 3rd 2008.
Feast Days: Monday is the memorial of
St. Vincent de Paul, founder of the Congregation of the Mission (known as the
Vincentians) and the Daughters of Charity. His special apostolate was to the
poor and destitute, especially in the big cities. Wednesday will be the Feast
of the Archangels MICHAEL, GABRIEL & RAPHAEL, and on Thursday we
commemorate St. Jerome, one of the Fathers of the Western Church, a monk who
gave his life to translating and commenting on the Holy Scriptures. On Friday
we have the memorial of St. Therese of the Child Jesus, the enclosed Carmelite
nun who has been declared as Patron of the Missions; and in spite of the
shortness of her life, has influenced many in the Church with the profound
simplicity of her writing – so profound that she has been named a Doctor of the
Church. On Saturday we celebrate our Guardian Angels, the individual sign of
God’s care for all of us.
The Friendship Club: Meets on Wednesday
for lunch. Enquiries to Joyce Gavan c/o the Rectory.
Holy Hour: we resume our monthly Holy
Hour on Thursday at 7:30 pm. There will be a series of short scriptural
reflections to mark the feast of St. Jerome, and the evening will end with
Compline (the Night Prayer of the Church) and Benediction of the Blessed
Old Rite Mass: There will be a Missa Cantata in the Old Rite next
Sunday at 3 pm. Everyone welcome to a Mass which fulfils the Sunday obligation,
is offered for the People of the Parish, and which concludes with tea &
cakes in the garden/Rectory (weather depending).
Next Saturday, October 2nd
the Mass at Sacred Heart, Tenbury will be at 12 noon, and will be our usual
Mass of Harvest Thanksgiving. As before, we invite donations of Harvest produce
which will be available for sale afterwards. At our previous lunch-time Mass in
Tenbury (on the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Our Lord) we brought our own
food, and this seemed to work well, so we will ask those attending to do the
same on this occasion. Teas & Coffees will be available. We hope that
parishioners from St Ambrose’s will be able to join with our Sacred Heart
Community. We hope that Stephen Thomas will be able to offer us a reflection
during Mass. We will be decorating the church on Friday, October 1st
after the Rosary (10:30 am). All welcome to help and/or leave produce.
Service of Animal Blessing: the
memorial of St. Francis of Assisi is on Monday, October 4th and
there will be a Service of Animal Blessing in the school-yard, and the Rectory
Garden at 2:45 pm. Animals and pets of all kinds are welcome.
All Souls Day: Many families were
unable to arrange Funeral Masses during the past 18 months because of the
Covid-19 restrictions. We shall be inviting all bereaved families to share in
the Mass on ALL SOULS DAY at 6:30 pm when the names of those who have died
since November 2019 will be recalled, and a document will be placed in our Book
of Remembrance. Refreshments afterwards in the Adams Lounge.
Bazaar Meeting: Parish group reps.
welcome. September 29th, Adams Lounge, 6:30 pm.
Donations: Please contact JOY FARMER to
give tombola donations – gifts and Christmas presents (not drink bottles) over the next month. A separate appeal for
bottled gifts will take place next month.
(Joy Farmer 01562 67481)
Advance Notice: Quiz Night – There will
be a PARISH QUIZ NIGHT in the Adams Lounge on Friday, October 22nd
from 7:30 pm. Teams of 4 are invited (£4 per team, proceeds to Parish Funds) and
there will also be a raffle. Tea and Coffee will be available, but any choice
of drinks and refreshments may be brought for consumption on the premises.
St. Ambrose’s Intercessory Prayer Ministry:
Please add requests for prayers to the list at the Sacred Heart shrine. Or
e-mail your request confidentially at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank
40 Days for Life. Vigil taking place at
the Robert Clinic, 162 Station Rd, King's Norton, Birmingham B30 1DB on
Saturday, October 2nd (2 pm – 3 pm) Contact Isabel on 07773501721 or
email@example.com or Madeleine Roy 07796671074.
Food Bank: Baxter Church has had to be
vacated which includes the food-bank which is now at Unit 9 Swan Shopping Centre,
Blackwell St. DY10 2PD. Any queries relating to this please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks: Adam & Janine Nicholls wish
to express their heartfelt thanks for the kind wishes, cards and gifts received
on the occasion of their 20th wedding anniversary, A special
thank-you to Fr Lamb and parishioners who made the evening, one which we will
St. Ambrose’s School Open Day: afternoon
of Saturday, October 16th from 2 pm. – 4 pm. Complimentary afternoon
tea will be provided.
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, Edward Sage,
Jackie Sands, John & Audrey Choyce, Shirley Keogh, Joyce Berry, Clare
Conway, Fr. Graham Wilkinson, Matteo Butera, Madonna Endeley, Nora Collins, Christopher
Tovey, Mary Kissane, David Warr, Amanda Rattigan, Neil Moule, Kathleen Hegarty,
Angelina Scrocca, Marie Hesketh, Jim Thomas, Mary Kozicki.
This Parish is part of the Archdiocese of Birmingham
registered charity number 234216.
Safeguarding Representatives :Peter HARLER - 01562
746563/ Niall DOHERTY – 07984409903