The Rectory, Birmingham Road, Kidderminster DY10 2BY

 stambrosekidderminster@btinternet.com /www.stambrosekidderminster.org.uk   Telephone: 01562 822839

Parish Priest:  Canon Douglas Lamb         Parish Administrator: Mr Joseph Moran

Deacons: Revd. Adam Nicholls, Revd. Charles Duncombe



Liturgical Year B                                                    Psalter Week II                                                   February 25th 2024           CTS Missal:  p 186           Preface of the Second Sunday in Lent          Eucharistic Prayer I                   Acclamation II




February 26th     8.45 am             Morning Prayer

                        9.00 am             Jan Purvey RIP                PRO LIFE ROSARY


TUESDAY          LENT FERIA                  

February 27th     8.45 am             Morning Prayer

                        9.00 am             Mary Heavern RIP

                        7.00 pm             ROSARY IN CHURCH



February 28th     8.45 am             Morning Prayer

                        9.00 am             Paul Morrison RIP           



February 29th     8.50 am ( Winterfold)  Intentions of Joseph Moran

                            11.30 am            Personal Intention (J.M.B)                                    

                        7.30 pm             HOLY HOUR  Compline and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament                                                     


FRIDAY             ST DAVID          7th Century Bishop  Patron of Wales

March 1st            8.55 am             Morning Prayer

                        9.15 am             Intentions of Sheila Mikulicz  (School – St Chad’s House to attend)

                         10.30 am             WORLD DAY of PRAYER

                         10.30 am (Tenbury)  The Stations of the Cross

                         7.00 pm            The Stations of the Cross


SATURDAY        ST CHAD           7th Century Monk   Bishop of Mercia   Cathedral in Lichfield   PATRON of the DIOCESE   

March 2nd            8.45 am            Morning Prayer  

                         9.00 am            Archbishop Couve de Murville RIP    ROSARY and NOVENA DEVOTIONS                               



March 3rd           8.15 am   (Tenbury)  Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

                         9.00 am   (Tenbury) The People of the Parish

                        11.00 am           Angelo Vaccaro RIP        

                         6.00 pm            The Holy Souls


 CONFESSIONS:  Saturday 11.45 am – 12.45 pm ;  at any time by request


TEAS & COFFEES after 11 am Mass in the Adams Lounge

READERS                                  11 am    Danuta Duncombe           6 pm     N/A      

ADDITIONAL MINISTERS             11 am    Michael Bradley               6 pm      N/A

CLEANING TEAM:                       Team C


Rest in Peace:  Please pray for the repose of the soul of HUGH O’NEILL, a very much valued member of our Tenbury Community.  He retired a few months ago to a nursing home in Hertfordshire where he died on Tuesday morning.  We remember also DOREEN WRENCH, a neighbour of ours in Leswell Street.  Her daughter, GLYNIS is a good friend of our Parish.  Mrs Wrench died on Tuesday. RICHARD KNOWLES, well known to many in our Parish, died at his home in Wolverley on Wednesday evening. He had been in poor health. Please pray also for MARTIN TROY, who died in Stafford at the end of January. His family has been associated with our Parish, and with the former Parish of Our Lady and St Patrick, Birchen Coppice. His funeral, still to be arranged, will be at Wyre Forest Crematorium.  Please also pray for Sylvia Jay, known to many parishioners, who died in Cambrian House residential home on Thursday evening.

The following funerals have been arranged:

ARTHUR PERRY: Received into Church Tuesday March 5th at 5 pm.  Funeral Service (not Mass) Wednesday March 6th at 2.30 pm followed by Cremation at Wyre Forest.

PAUL MORRISON: Received into Church Thursday March 14th at 5 pm. Funeral Mass Friday March 15th at 12 noon. Burial at Harvington.

Anniversaries: Next Tuesday is the anniversary of the death in 1990 of Fr George Brewster, assistant priest here 1935 – 1937; and of Fr George Tarrant, assistant priest 1960 - 61. May their souls, and the souls of the faithful departed, rest in peace.


Collection next Sunday: for the Cathedral Maintenance Fund.


Readers for Sunday Evening: We are anxious to recruit additional readers for Mass on Sunday evenings.  Please volunteer to one of the Clergy or to Christine Vass (Tel: K. 630949 or 07752 972521) who co-ordinates the rotas.


Lent Reading:  A selection of books will be found at the back of our Church.  Everyone is welcome to use them for reading during Lent. Helpful guided prayer for use in conjunction with the daily Mass readings are available in the Piety cupboard – WALK WITH ME and DAY BY DAY. They are reasonably priced and easy to use.


Homes for Ukraine: We have received an urgent request from CARITAS SOCIAL ACTION NETWORK to help in their work of providing refuge for those fleeing the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. The need is to provide temporary housing and support for Ukrainian displaced individuals . CARITAS writes: Kindly let us know if you might be able to support our Mission in this way, and the Homes for Ukraine team will be happy to send you further information that you might need.  If you have any feedback or further questions please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us and the team and we’ll do our best to help you.  More information on the project can be found at the following links:

Webside: https://sjog-homesforukraine.uk  email: homesforukraine@sjog.org.uk  Facebook page: facebook.com/sjoghomesforukraine 

YouTube:  www.youtube.com/@sjoghomesforukraine.


St George’s (our neighbours) Lent Lunches: Lent Lunches on the Wednesdays of Lent 12 noon – 2 pm.  There will be no charge but donations will be welcome.  More information: K. 822131.


Montini Group: The next meeting will be on Tuesday March 5th in the Adams Lounge at 4.15 pm to continue our study of the OUR FATHER at the request of the Pope and in preparation for the Holy Year 2025.


Society of St Vincent de Paul: The next meeting of the St Ambrose’s Kidderminster Conference will take place on Thursday February 29th at 7 pm in the Wheatley Room of St Ambrose’s Parish Centre. Anyone interested in joining would be made very welcome; please direct any enquiries to 07706 053329 or presidentf021504@svp.org.uk


Holy Hour:  The Holy Hour for February will be THIS THURSDAY, February 29th at 7.30 pm. We shall explore some Lent themes with the Saints, ending with the Office of Compline and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.


The World Day of Prayer: THIS FRIDAY -  1st March at 10.30 am in St Ambrose’s Church. A plea to everyone to join the Service, written by the women of Palestine, to unite with all people of peace in Israel.


Union of Catholic Mothers: At the AGM last Monday evening, BETTY MARTIN was elected as President, DANUTA DUNCOMBE as Secretary and JAN RICHARDS as Treasurer. MIRIAM CUNLIFFE has now become Vice President.


Catholic Men’s Society:  The AGM of the Archdiocesan Council of the Catholic Men’s Society will meet at St Ambrose’s next Sunday at 3 pm.


Parish Consultative Meeting:  As mentioned last week in the homily at Mass, there are to be changes to the organisation of almost every parish in the Diocese in the fairly near future.  Parish clusters are being formed in the Worcester Deanery, and we are to be joined with THE SACRED HEART and ST CATHERINE of ALEXANDRIA, DROITWICH; ST MARY’S, HARVINGTON and ST WULSTAN and ST THOMAS OF CANTERBURY, STOURPORT on SEVERN. A letter, authorised by Bishop David Evans, is to be read in our Churches next weekend, explaining the reasons why this re-organisation has become necessary.  I am anxious that our communities are prepared to cope with whatever developments are put in place, and last autumn a group of parishioners came together to receive whatever information was then available. Invitations are being given out this week for the group to reconvene in the Adams Lounge on Tuesday MARCH 5th at 7 pm.  Any parishioner wishing to attend will be most welcome – the hope it that the Group represents a generation of parishioners who will be able to maintain and develop our present thriving community.


Family Fund Raising Day: Please make a note, even at this early stage, of a Fund Raising Day (Decoration Fund) arranged after Mass on SUNDAY JUNE 23rd.


Please pray for our parishioners who are sick, and all who have need of our prayers, especially:  Joyce Berry, Maria Cholowa, Trina Cole, Clare Conway, Olive Cooke, Michael Dunne, Fr Bruce Dutson, Madonna Endeley, Fr Tony Rohan, Emilia Gissyng, Kathleen Hegarty, Annie Holcroft, Margaret Holmes,  Christine Hopkins, Anthony Hughes,  Shirley Keogh, Joan Kinsella, Arwen Lockley, Sheila Mikulicz, Neil Moule, James McCarthy, William Nixon, Veronica Pugh, Amanda Rattigan, Sarah Rejman-Greene, Jackie Sands, Anthea Speers, Lawrence Speers, Ray Stride, Joyce Taylor, Jim Thomas, Jessie Tolley, Christopher Tovey, Frances Tovey, Lynn Tovey,  Lyndon Whatley, Fr Graham Wilkinson, George William Kawooya, Mary Fieldsend, Liz Steadman, Margaret Grimley, Pam Lay, Margaret Tillott, Lola Hartland, Jill Tombs, John Nangle, Sharon Matthews, Philip Green, and Francesca Lloyd


Live Streaming:  Weekday Masses and Mass on Sundays at 11 am are Live Streamed.  Other services will not be Live Streamed

Parish Safeguarding: Peter Harler & Niall Doherty.  See Website for details.


The Parish is part of the Archdiocese of Birmingham:  Registered Charity No:  234216

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