CONGRATULATIONS to David Bench our Seminarian from the Venerable English College in Rome. Having successfully completed his second year in formation for Priesthood, he is now able to receive the Ministry of Lector. The Archbishop has delegated Fr Mark to confer this Ministry to him during Online Mass this Sunday.
OPENING OF ST MICHAEL’S FOR PRIVATE PRAYER This Sunday afternoon St Michael’s will open from 3.00- 4.00pm. Please note this is only for private prayer. It is essential to wear a face-covering and it is important that if you or a member of your household or bubble are showing symptoms of Covid 19 that you do not come to church. If you do come to pray, please follow the guidance of the stewards, whose responsibility is to maintain the safety of all who are in the Church.
MASS INTENTIONS if you would like a Mass offered for someone, please ring Fr Mark on 10902 423005 Please be patient about when a Mass can be said, because there are so many Masses coming in, they are already booked up into August.
THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION is outside St Michael’s Church next Saturday from 11.00 am - 11.30am
FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS This is a difficult time for many people but if you are able to continue giving an offering, please consider paying directly into the parish account. Please follow the directions on our website.
RETURN OF CELEBRATION OF PUBLIC MASS Many thanks to our teams of stewards and cleaners who have made it possible to open for the celebration of Mass. We were, therefore, able to celebrate public Mass for the first time on Friday. We will have another Mass next Friday 17th July at St Michael’s at 6.30pm and the following Sunday at 3.00pm.
before you book to come to one of these Masses, please read all the guidelines on the Public Mass page of this website.
THERE IS STILL NO OBLIGATION FOR PEOPLE TO ATTEND MASS ON SUNDAYS. You can choose any day of the week and the Bishops fully encourage you to continue praying the Mass by watching it online. Each week we will gradually build up more celebrations of Mass so that you can choose which day you would like to come. Please be aware that Fr Mark is the only priest available to celebrate Mass across all three churches and he also needs to continue the online Masses for those who must stay at home.
SVP support - if you or anyone you know is in need of support particularly during this pandemic please contact Sr Lydwin or David Spinks at 07544960402.
'Free School Meal' (FSM) Children We are having a 'drive and drop' food/toiletries collection to support FSM families during the summer holidays. A car with its boot open will be parked outside St Michael's Church for one hour EVERY Tuesday 1-2, Thursday 10-11 and Saturday 10-11. All donations will be gratefully received by The Well (Wolverhampton Food Bank). Alternatively, much-needed supplies can still be taken to the Good Shepherd Ministry via 2, Richmond Rd WV3 9HY or Food Bank via The Vicarage 21A, St Jude's Rd WV6 0EB. For further information please phone 340479. This week's donations have been given to parish schools to support their 'Free School Meal' families. Thank you for your continued generosity!
The Life Charity Shop at 12 Lichfield Street is now open daily 10am-4pm. If you have unwanted clothes, bric-a-brac or books to donate they will be much appreciated. I'm happy for you to drop your donated goods at my house or to collect them from you, please ring me on 01902 330553 to make arrangements. Alternatively consider visiting the shop and delivering your items yourself; you'll find good measures in place to ensure your safety. please DO NOT leave donated goods at church at the present time. Thank you! Rosalie
FOR THOSE WHO ARE SICK: Mason Kavanagh, Paula Box, June Abbiss, Peter Holmes, Alice Stevens, George Brown, Chris Starkey, M Mary, Thomas Mackin, Stephen Briggs, Hilary Elsden, Katherine Poole, Teresa Mitchell, Ann Bayley, Helen O’Brien-Coleman, Mary Abbiss, Peggy McHale, Patrick Quinn, Fred & Celia Norton, Jean Hollingshead, Margaret Stokes, Leah Nixon, Pat Pool, John Dolan, Liam Dolan, Marie Looker, Lorna Ciraulo, Pat Eades, Helen Porter, Mary Kirby, Sheila O’Toole, Tony McGinn, Brendan Bleakley.
FOR THOSE WHO HAVE DIED RECENTLY: Jenner Martin, John Barratt, John Stanley, Dorothy Stephenson
May they rest in peace.
Safeguarding Representatives: Steve & Chris Callow (St Michael) 01902 340775,
Maria Iafigliola (SS Peter and Paul) 07931406866
Ann Shorthouse (St Bernadette) 01902 326334
These parishes are part of the Archdiocese of Birmingham. Registered as a charity
No. 234216. Archbishop of Birmingham + Bernard Longley
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