News for this Week

Thanks: Jan PURVEY and family would like to thank Fr. Lamb and all those parishioners who offered their condolences to them on the recent death of Peter. All your prayers, sympathy, cards and Mass cards have been a great comfort to all the family and have helped us through this difficult time. God Bless.

Today is World Mission Sunday: World Mission Sunday supports missionaries who work alongside communities that are poor or in need, regardless of their background or belief. By supporting Missio, the Pope's charity for world mission, you will help missionaries like Sr. Nilceia share the love of Christ with those most in need. Please pray for the mission of the Church throughout the world and give what you can to this very important collection which will sustain the future of our Church. There is a collection for this work at our Masses this weekend.

Recently Deceased: Please pray for Clara Doreen Reynolds, formerly of Shrubbery Street and Wolverley. Her Funeral has been arranged for Friday, October 30th at 1:15 pm prior to cremation at Wyre Forest.

Anne Mountford has died. She was 97 years of age and was a regular attender until her advanced age prevented her. Her Funeral will be on Friday, November 6th.

Muriel Bryan of Cralves Mead, Tenbury, died recently. Her Funeral will be at the Sacred Heart Church, Tenbury, on Tuesday, October 27th at 11:30 am. after which she will be buried in Tenbury cemetery.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of KEN PEERS, a fine and distinguished Christian who died in Malvern on Tuesday afternoon. He was well over 90 years of age, and was attending Mass at St. Ambrose's until the lockdown in early March.

Week-end Mass Attendance: Thanks to all who have been cooperating with our arrangements for week-end Masses. We have not had any serious upset so far. Please note, that if you are not able to attend your chosen Mass on any week-end we may be able to accommodate others in your place if we are informed.

Those not attending at week-ends are encouraged to attend week-day Masses, times being published on this website.


Confessions: Will be heard by request. The Parish Priest is available prior to morning Mass each day.

Please take the opportunity to pray the Rosary during October to ask Our Lady to intercede for us in the current pandemic crisis.

Mass Intentions This Week: (October 19th - 25th 2020)

Monday        9 am Harry Berry RIP

                      10:15 am Funeral Mass: MARY NANGLE RIP

Tuesday        9 am Thomas Massey RIP

Wednesday   9:15 am (School only) Patrick Gray RIP

                      11:30 am Winifred Massey RIP

Thursday      8:50 am (Winterfold) Deceased of Rea & O'Callaghan families

                     11:30 am Tom Roy RIP

Friday           9 am Patricia Higgins RIP

                      2 pm (School Only) ROSARY DEVOTIONS

Saturday      9 am Fr. Sylvester Cotter RIP

                      6 pm (Vigil) Patrick Griffin (RIP)

Sunday         9 am (Tenbury) The People of the Parish

                       11 am. Holy Souls

                       6 pm Jeannie Morrison RIP

Feast Days This Week:  (October 19th - October 25th)

On Monday we shall celebrate the Commemoration of St. Paul of the Cross, the founder of the Passionist Order. He prayed daily for the conversion of England, and in the 19th century, Blessed Dominic Barberi, Ven. Ignatius Spencer and others came here to evangelise and bring about what Cardinal Newman described as the 'Second Spring'. Thursday is the Commemoration of Pope St John Paul II, whose powerful personality and profound spirituality dominated the Christian world during his long pontificate (1978 - 2005). His pastoral visits gave new life to the countries he visited, and his amazing intellect has left us a rich volume of teaching. His great love was for Our Lady.


Coronavirus restrictions prevent us from making available lists and envelopes for the Holy Souls remembrance this year. However, names may be listed and placed in envelopes from home, and will be received as usual in a basket provided near the Sanctuary. PLEASE DO NOT PUT ANY MONEY IN THE ENVELOPES as current regulations insist that, once November ends, the lists must be burned.

Cemetery Prayers: We have permission from the respective Authorities to gather on November 1st in both our cemeteries for our November Cemetery Prayers for the Dead. We shall meet in our usual places and as we suggested last week, a general blessing will be given over each plot, rather than individual graves. Our services will start at 3 pm. 

St. Ambrose's Red Mission Boxes: Please leave the boxes AT THE RECTORY, as we are not, at the moment, allowed to have them left in the Church because of Covid 19 rules. Please be generous as the Missions are badly in need. Thank you.

CONFIRMATION: I am very grateful to Miriam Cunliffe and George Nixon, who have kindly agreed to act as Sponsors on behalf of the Parish for those being Confirmed by Bishop David Evans on December 7th. It is good for us to know that two exemplary Parishioners will be supporting our candidates and their families. 

Please pray for: Trina Cole, Pat O' Doherty, Peter Strangward, Rev. Fr. Bruce Dutson, Peter Hesketh, Jessie Tolley, Annie Holcroft, Veronica Pugh, Sheila Mikulicz, Teresa Westwood, Edward Sage, Jackie Sands.

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