The ARCHBISHOP is ordaining three new priests this autumn and the great news is that he has decided that one of them should come and join our parish team alongside Fr Mark, Fr Gary, Sr Lydwin and Sr Rita. We welcome, therefore Deacon Sean Gough who will be ordained priest at the end of September and will be living with Fr Mark in Giffard House.
DEC Coronavirus Appeal In the UK our struggle against coronavirus has entered the next phase, but in many of the world’s poorest countries the fight has only just begun. CAFOD has joined forces with the Disasters Emergency Committee to help millions of vulnerable people whose lives are at risk as the coronavirus pandemic spreads across refugee camps and countries suffering conflict. You can contribute at cafod.org.uk/coronavirus or 55 Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7JB or 0303 303 3030
THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION is outside St Michael’s Church next Saturday from 11.00 am - 11.30am
DON’T FORGET TO BOOK FOR A PLACE AT MASS. Between 10.00 am to 5.00 pm on Monday to Friday, please ring Sr Lydwin on 01902 341343. Thanks to our stewards and cleaners were able to celebrate public Mass again next Friday at St Michael’s at 6.30pm and the following Sunday at 3.00pm.
THERE IS STILL NO OBLIGATION FOR PEOPLE TO ATTEND MASS ON SUNDAYS. You can choose any day of the week to go to Mass and the Bishops fully encourage you to continue praying the Mass by watching it online.
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.
SS PETER & PAUL 200 CLUB The winners for the last 5 months are as follows. March: 293 Mary Faherty; April:40 John Marshall; May 282 John Williams; June 284 Gerald McCrae; July:130 Mrs. J.Clarke.
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.
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.
'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! If anyone needs a food parcel please phone 07932 609625 between 1pm -5pm and speak in confidence to a member of the Catholic Women's League to make arrangements.
A MESSAGE OF THANKS from Mrs J Byrne, the Principal of SS Peter & Paul’s School. Thanks to the generosity of parishioners across our three churches we are able to offer a valuable foodbank service to continue to support families over the summer holiday. On behalf of all of the staff and our families I wish to thank people for the donations that we have received. Food parcels have started going out to families who are shielding and those in need of some support are welcome to contact us at school to arrange collection or delivery.
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
LET US PRAY
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: Marie Therese Lennox, Jenner Martin, John Barratt, John Stanley, Dorothy Stephenson May they rest in peace.
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