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St. Ambrose’s      Kidderminster                NEWS for this WEEK

September 29th – October 3rd 2021                       Twenty-Sixth Sunday of Year B.

Morning Prayer each day at 8:45 am. (M. T. W. Sa.) (Fri. 9 am)

Mass Times & Intentions for the coming week:

Monday:                9 am.                        David, John & Martin Weaver RIP

Tuesday:               9 am.                        John Lovell RIP

Wednesday:        9 am.                        Anne Lyons RIP

Thursday:            8:50 am.                 Winterfold: Joan Dinneen (Anniv.)

                                    11:30 am.              Jean Villa (Anniv.)

                                    7:30 pm.                HOLY HOUR (Compline 8:30 pm) BENEDICTION

Friday:                   9:30 am.                 School Harvest Mass (Lesley Thresh – Anniv.)

                                    10:30 am.              (Tenbury) Rosary devotions  

                                    1:30 pm.                Funeral Mass: PETER STRANGWARD RIP

Saturday:              9 am.                        Abbot Alan Rees (Anniv)

                                                                                          followed by Rosary & Novena Devotions

                                    12 noon.                (Tenbury) Harvest Thanksgiving Mass

                                                                                                                              (Fr. John Danaher Anniv.)

                                    6 pm.                        (Vigil) Mary Nangle (Anniv.)

Sunday:                  8:15 am.                 (Tenbury) Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

                                    9 am.                         (Tenbury) Phyllis Benham RIP

                                    11 am.  Harold Salter RIP

                                    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 –

Peter Strangward RIP

Reception into church: Thursday, September 30th at 5 pm

Funeral Mass: Friday, October 1st 1:30 pm. Burial: Wyre Forest cemetery 3 pm.

Anthony Murrihy RIP

Funeral Mass: Thursday, October 7th 1:30 pm

Cremation: Wyre Forest 2:30 pm

Ethel Margaret Oliver RIP

Funeral Service at Wyre Forest Crematorium

Tuesday, 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 Sacrament.


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 stambroseintercessors@gmail.com. Thank you.

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 40daysforlife.bham@gmail.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: info@kidderminster.foodbank.org.uk

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 treasure.

St. Ambrose’s School Open Day: afternoon of Saturday, October 16th from 2 pm. – 4 pm. Complimentary afternoon tea will be provided.

 

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, 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

 

 
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