News for this Week


FUNERALS: The following Funerals have now been arranged:

Peter LANGMAN'S Funeral is at the Crematorium next Thursday morning at 10:30 am.

We have been asked to officiate at the cremation of Arthur Samuel Gaunt on St. Ambrose's Day, December 7th at 11:30 am. He died in a Worcester Nursing Home.

The Funeral of MERCY BALLARD will be on Wednesday, December 9th at 11:15 am followed by burial in Kidderminster Cemetery at 12:15 pm.

MARGARET PAGETT died on November 15th at the age of 97 years. She lived in Laburnum Grove, Franche. Her Funeral will be on December 11th, at 11:15 am and burial in Kidderminster Cemtery.

Patrick DUFFY, whose family lived in this Parish for many years died recently in Ireland. His body is being cremated, and his ashes will be returned for burial in Kidderminster after a Requiem Mass in St. Ambrose's.

Fr. Lamb was called to the death of Leonard GILBERT last Saturday night. Mr Gilbert's family have asked for his Funeral to be at St. Ambrose's and this has been arranged for December 22nd prior to cremation.

Birmingham Diocesan Directory 2021: There are five copies of the Diocesan Directory for next year available in the Rectory (ring bound and otherwise) Price is 5. Please contact the Rectory to reserve or collect a copy.

Masses for the Coming Week:

The Masses will be livestreamed as listed below throughout the coming week. The Church will be open for Masses from FRIDAY morning, and next weekend we shall revert to the previous week-end timetable. Please attend the Masses for which you are listed.

Please note that on Saturday, December 19th Mass  will be at 5 pm.

Christmas Masses:

These have now been arranged as follows:

CHRISTMAS EVE: 5:30 PM. (St. Ambrose's)

                                  7:30 PM. (Sacred Heart, Tenbury)

MIDNIGHT (St. Ambrose's)

CHRISTMAS DAY: 9 am (St. Ambrose's) (Latin, Old Rite)

                                  10:30 am (St. Ambrose's)

Lists will be available at Sunday Masses for the next TWO WEEKS. They must be completed by intending participants (in person) up to a limit of 60 people. If spare places are available thereafter they will be advertised on the basis on 'first-come, first-served'. We hope this arrangement will be fair to all parishioners and also it is our intention that these Masses will be live-streamed.

Confessions for Christmas: It will not be possible for us to arrange Penitential Services during this Advent. Those wishing to go to Confession can do so either by arrangement with the Parish Priest or before and after Masses on week-days and probably the later Sundays of Advent.


Mass Intentions This Week: (November 30th - December 6th)

MONDAY:           9 am           Mary Heneghan RIP

TUESDAY:           9 am         Jeannie Morrison RIP

WEDNESDAY:   9:15 am      Keith Pearce RIP

THURSDAY        7:30 am:    Ken Dalby RIP

                             8:50 am:   (Winterfold) Int. of Teresa & David Warr

FRIDAY               9 am:    Joyce Hale RIP

SATURDAY        9 am     John & Rita Kerrigan RIP

                             6 pm (Vigil) Fr. James Hannigan (Anniv.)

SUNDAY:            9 am (Tenbury) Walter Kozicki RIP

                             11 am The People of the Parish

                             6 pm Peter Bowdler RIP


All Masses will be live-streamed. The Masses on Wednesday and Thursday are timed to include classes from our own school (Wednesday) and Winterfold (Thursday).


Feast Days This Week:  (November 30th - December 6th)

Today is the First Sunday of ADVENT.

Monday is the feast of St. Andrew, the first chosen of the Apostles, patron of Scotland. Tuesday is St. Edmund Campion, one of the most distinguished of our English Martyrs. On Thursday we celebrate the noble missionary, St. Francis Xavier, who preached the Gospel in India and the Far East. On Friday we recall St. John Damascene, who wrote beautifully of his deovtion to Our Lady; and on Saturday it is the commemoration in this Diocese of St Birinus, sent from Rome and was Bishop of Dorchester.

Home Start Wyre Forest have launched their annual Toy Appeal for Christmas, if any parishioners would like to donate new toys to this worthy cause, it would be greatly appreciated. You can drop them to the following places, Tescos (kidderminster and Stourport), Swan centre management office, Co-op at Franche.

Home-Start branch manager Belinda Darby said: "This year's appeal is more important than ever. For lots of families in Wyre Forest, the pandemic has meant them losing their jobs or being put on furlough and having to live on a low income. It would be nice for them all to know their children will have something to open on Christmas Day.


Please pray for: Trina Cole, Pat O' Doherty, Peter Strangward, Peter Hesketh, Jessie Tolley, Annie Holcroft, Veronica Pugh, Sheila Mikulicz, Teresa Westwood, Edward Sage, Jackie Sands, John & Audrey Choyce.

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