There is a printable version of the bulletin available on the Mass Times and Bulletin page. Please print one off for friends who do not have the internet.
OPENING OF ST MICHAEL’S FOR PRIVATE PRAYER This begins this afternoon and will take place every take place every Sunday afternoon from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm and Saturday mornings from 11.00 am to 1.00 pm. Please note this is only for private prayer at the moment. It will be necessary 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.
KEEPING IN TOUCH Now that it is clear we are going to be in some form of lock-down for a while yet, it is important that we continue to keep in touch with each other. If you know of anyone from the parish who simply would appreciate a chat on the phone, ask them if they are happy for you to give their details to be put on the parish database so that someone can be in touch. Then fill in the form on the website or print off the special form which is also available on the website for them to fill in and send to the parish by post. We have very few contact details for parishioners of St Bernadette’s or SS Peter & Paul’s.
DIAL FOR MASS Remember, it is possible for those who do not have the internet to listen to Mass on the Telephone. It is very simple, five minutes before Mass starts phone 0333 0164 757 then when asked for the room number, dial: 50078530 # and then when asked for the pin number, dial: 4441 # This will take you straight through to the phone in church and you will be able to listen to Mass. If it does not work on the first attempt, it may be that we have been held up this end so please try again.
JUNE DEVOTIONS TO THE SACRED HEART On Sundays of June after Mass, we will be praying the Litany of the Sacred Heart. There will be a copy of this on the website, so if you don't have the Internet, please ask a friend to print off a copy for you.
YELLOW/ORANGE THEMED QUIZ prepared with the support of young parishioners now on the website: why not "phone a friend" attending at another church for parish trivia help! Answers in 3 weeks. firstname.lastname@example.org
The answers to the previous quiz are now on the website. Ask a friend to print them off if you do not have access.
'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 (weather permitting!) will be parked outside St Michael's Church for one hour EVERY Tuesday 1-2, Thursday 10-11 and Saturday 10-11 starting Tuesday 16th June. 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. Any of the following would be greatly appreciated: There is a shortage of items in CAPITAL LETTERS: UHT milk and cereal; dried food eg PASTA, RICE, PASTA and RICE SACHETS and noodles; tinned food eg CUSTARD, VEGETABLES (POTATOES, CARROTS and PEAS), meat, fish, fruit, soup; tea, coffee, sugar, biscuits; JAM, MARMALADE and CHOCOLATE SPREAD; toiletries eg TOOTHBRUSHES, soap, toothpaste, shampoo and shower gel. For further information please phone 340479. Thank you to everyone who braved the pouring rain to donate 65.5 kg of food and £40 cash during our first 2 sessions!
FUNERALS IN CHURCH We have just heard that it will be possible, once we have another cleaning team in place for us to be able to have Funeral Services in St Michael’s. (This is because we have already set up the church with social distancing seating etc) It will only be for a maximum of 17 people and we are still not allowed to celebrate Mass. When it is possible for us to host these funerals, we will let you know.
MASS INTENTIONS if you would like a Mass offered for someone, please ring Fr Mark on 10902 423005
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.
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.
THE LIFE CHARITY SHOP will be reopening early in July. In the past parishioners have given wonderful support by donating clothes, books, bric-a-brac etc that they no longer need. We will be very grateful for your help now. We will tell you soon about arrangements for you to deliver your donations or have them collected from your home. For more information please ring Rosalie 01902 330553.
FOR THOSE WHO ARE SICK: 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: John Stanley, Dorothy Stephenson, Mary Lawley, Anne Patterson, Fr David Duggan, Kathleen Bowman, Alfonsina Lombardi, Tony Haden, Ignatius Kelly, Margaret Vicino, Claire Hallett. May they rest in peace.