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Today's Reflection

+++27/7/2021 Update+++ - Here is today's reflection from Michael Townson - please click on the button at the bottom to see it.

To see previous reflections and homilies, click here. Click on "Last Modified" once or twice to bring the documents into date order, and today's reflection should be at the top.

This week's Bulletin

+++Update for 17th Sunday of Ordinary Time 2021, w/e 25/7/2021+++: Click here for a copy of the weekly email, which includes links to additional content, or here if you just want a copy of the bulletin itself.

Also, If you are likely to be on camera during a streamed Mass (e.g. reading), please remember to print off and sign the consent form and return it to the parish office as described in the bulletin.

Family Activities - August 2021

Carol Ann Harnett has shared some family activities - please see the category at the top for these, and the next one is linked below.

This sheet has been created weekly since mid-October to help families in their life of faith when it is not easy to get to Mass. Feel free to pass it on to anyone else outside the Parish. If you know of anyone who would like to receive it directly, please get them to email stjoe.fam.activities@gmail.com to be added to the list.

Archdiocesan Pastoral Letter 11th Sunday OT

As heard at Mass today, please see below the text of the Pastoral Letter.

Vivienne and Allan's Wedding - YouTube Recording

If you want to watch the recording of Vivienne and Allan's Wedding, click here

Share that link as needed, and save it as a "Favourite" web page so you can rewatch whenever you like.

Bishop's Council Step 3 COVID Guidance as of 16/5/2021
See attached updated Diocesan COVID-19 guidelines. Some highlights:
  • Church capacity can be re-assessed, up to 50% of normal capacity, taking into account prevailing local conditions and mitigations
  • Hand sanitiser, ventilation, face masks remain important
  • Stewards required only for Sunday Mass, and only if there may be over subscription
  • Cleaning of churches once a day is sufficient, with exceptions (see document)
  • Indoor, congregational singing remains prohibited, although small 6 person group singing permitted where essential
  • Outdoor communal singing permitted during worship
  • Holy Communion remains under one kind. Communion on the tongue allowed, but at the end of communion and hands should be sanitised
  • Parish groups may resume, but limit of 15 for over 18s, and no limit on number for under 18s
Christians Against Poverty

Please see attached document describing the Christians Against Poverty debt help measures. In these uncertain times, it's valuable to know the resources available to help people get back in control of their finances.

See also here for their online presence.


Parish Priest
Fr Naz Mgungwe
Email: fr.nazarius.mgungwe@rcaob.org.uk
125 Newtown Rd
WR14 1PF
Tel: 01684 574 250
Email: stjoseph.malvern@rcaob.org.uk

Please check the bulletin for the exact opening hours for the current week.

Anne Lewis & Sam Craig
St Joseph's Primary School
Mrs Therese Langford, Head Teacher
01684 573016
Archdiocese of Birmingham Registered Charity 234216


Mass Times

Due to Coronavirus, some Masses are online only - see our YouTube channel

Mass TImes

Saturday 6pm (currently not celebrated due to Coronavirus)

Sunday 10.00am

Weekday Masses

Monday 12 noon

Tuesday noon (online only)

Thursday 07.00 pm

Friday 09.15 am (School only)

Saturday 10.00 am (online only)

For Solemnities and Holydays please check the bulletin

Twitter Feed - Papal

Pontifex In this time of pandemic, the Tokyo Olympics are a sign of hope, a sign of universal brotherhood marked by a health… https://t.co/qJdDrKhriZ
Pontifex It would be good to ask ourselves every day: “What do I bring to Jesus today?”. He can do a lot with one of our pra… https://t.co/2iIdZk0oXg
Pontifex Dear grandparents, what is our vocation today, at our age? To preserve our roots, to pass on the faith to the young… https://t.co/fvWW9GZw8x
Pontifex The significance of this Day is that every grandfather and grandmother, every older person, especially those among… https://t.co/goUHoL14zw
Pontifex “I am with you always” are the words as Bishop of Rome, elderly person like you, want to address to you on the firs… https://t.co/PKJBumu7Eu

Twitter Feed - Parish

CatholicMalvern RT @StJoesMalvern: Lovely views of our school grounds captured by drone recently. So much beautiful space - our hidden treasure! @CatholicM
CatholicMalvern The Catholic Bishops Conference has issued guidance for worship after 19 July. Congregational singing is allowed ag… https://t.co/NeBt1bXOj6
CatholicMalvern RT @StJoesMalvern: Have a look at our new school video on our website! We are so proud of St Joseph's and our lovely school community 😍 htt…
CatholicMalvern Delighted to hear that @Pontifex is planning to visit the UK later this year for @COP26 in #Glasgow where the late… https://t.co/Lv4QiJuO4h
CatholicMalvern 11 July is the 40th ordination anniversary of my dear friend Fr John Newman, @DioecesisLoiden. He served many paris… https://t.co/XZdiDaGUPD

Twitter Feed - Vatican

VaticanNews Bishops in France urge citizens not to confuse liberties as debates mount over a new bill that requires people to h… https://t.co/ClgMZYKHMU
VaticanNews Myanmar Cardinal Charles Bo of Yangon draws an analogy between Jesus' miracle of the multiplication of the loaves a… https://t.co/54sEooCrNf
VaticanNews In an interview with Vatican News, Martin Penner, Deputy Head of the Global Media Team at the World Food Programme,… https://t.co/eWHhjsQnJq
VaticanNews Pope highlights the need for common efforts to combat the "scandal" of hunger through concrete actions and good pra… https://t.co/iCbKMkYDZR
VaticanNews Archbishop Barrio of Santiago de Compostela, prays that all peoples of Spain may maintain a fraternal coexistence w… https://t.co/Ley3rxnMlx