Current Events

POLITE NOTICE

Please do not use the donation station in St George’s church to pay for items from the repository shop. It is set up for offertory donations ONLY and it is not possible, for accounting purposes, to identify from the report produced payments which may have been made for goods. Thank you. 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!

This weekend, Archbishop Bernard will be contacting the clergy of the

Archdiocese to inform them that he has appointed Canon Brian McGinley to

be Dean of St Chad’s Cathedral in Birmingham. This, of course, means that

Canon Brian will soon be leaving us as parish priest of St George’s and Our

Lady Queen of Peace and a new parish priest will be appointed in the near

future. Please keep Canon Brian in your prayers and our parishes as we

await the appointment of our new parish priest. 

General Election 2024

Thursday 4th July is election day and in order to help us come to a decision who to vote for, this page will provide links to Catholic thinking on key issues that are pertinent to us as Catholics. Without being party political, the resources are intended to prompt engagement with the election process, highlighting issues of importance to the churches.

Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales


Caritas Social Action Network

CSAN Statement on the General Election 2024 – Caritas Social Action Network – CSAN

Catholic Education Service

Election 2024 – education (catholiceducation.org.uk)

 Cafod & St Vincent de Paul Society

A Year of Encounter: Call for action with your parish at the general election (cafod.org.uk)

PETER’S PENCE

The Second collection this Sunday is for Peter’s Pence. By contributing to the

Peter’s Pence, you support the Pope in his mission which extends throughout

the entire world, from the proclamation of the Gospel to the promotion of

integral human development, education, peace, and brotherhood among

peoples. You will also support the numerous charitable works in aid of people

and families in difficulty, populations afflicted by natural disasters and wars, or

who are in need of humanitarian assistance or support for development.

To find out more about Peter’s Pence or to donate online

visit www.obolodisanpietro.va

Growing in Holiness

Growing in Holiness – The Precious Blood – July

Session – Tuesday, 2 July at 7.30pm

Join us as we reflect on how the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ radically transforms our identity, freeing us from the old and establishing a new, redeemed, and sanctified Life. 

Knights of St Columba

We meet this Tuesday 18th June at 8pm in the Parish hall.

ST GEORGE’S RECONCILIATION & FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2024/25 PROGRAMME.

ST GEORGE’S RECONCILIATION & FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2024/25 PROGRAMME. Enrolment forms or the Reconciliation and First Holy Communion programme for 2024/25 are available from the table at the back of church. The programme will commence at the beginning of September and is for children who will be in Year 3 and above in September. PLEASE RETURN YOUR FORMS TO ST GEORGE’S SCHOOL BY 12TH JULY OR THE PARISH OFFICE BY 12TH AUGUST.

ST GEORGE’S ENROLMENT FORMS FOR CONFIRMATION 2024

ENROLMENT FORMS FOR CONFIRMATION 2024 are now available. If your child is baptised
and in year 6 or above and wishes to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation, please take an
enrolment form from the back of church and return it to the parish office by 25th August (or to
St George’s school by 12th July). The Confirmation sessions will take place on Saturdays from
September. The Confirmation Mass will be celebrated by Bishop David Evans and take place at
Worcester Cathedral on Tuesday, 26th November. 

Nine Lessons and Carol

SPONSORED WALK IN AID OF FATHER HUDSON’S CARE, MONDAY 1ST JULY 2024

You are invited to join the staff and 45 students from Blessed Edward Oldcorne Catholic College to a

sponsored walk on the Malvern Hills. The staff and students are being supported by the SVP of Our Lady Queen

of Peace parish. They are carrying on the tradition first begun by Mrs Win Taylor who was one of the college’s

greatest supporters and fund raisers. May she rest in the peace of Christ.

The walkers will meet at Swinyard carpark, Gullet Road, Malvern HR8 1EU at 09.30 on Monday 1st July. We will

walk and have a packed lunch on the hills, returning to Swinyard carpark at 14.20. The directions are on this

link https://maps.app.goo.gl/r6nBxZmarYRfcN9a8

I have room in my car for four people from our parishes if you wish to walk. Please get

in touch with me, Frank Tota 07800 742863.

If you wish to make your own way to the venue, carparking is £5.50 for the day.

ST CHAD’S SANCTUARY in Birmingham are in need of the following items:

Used carrier bags * Tinned veg * Vegetable soup * Long life milk * Sugar * Pasta * Tinned fish * cereals *

chick peas * kidney beans * tinned fruit

Please leave any donated items in a bag clearly marked ‘St Chad’s’ at the back of church and they will be

collected and delivered. Thank you.

2024 Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes in Hednesford, Staffordshire

All are invited to join the 2024 annual pilgrimage to our own grotto at the shrine of Our Lady of

Lourdes, Hednesford, Staffordshire, on Sunday, 7 July

• 1pm – Refreshments available in church hall

• 2.15 – 3.45pm – Confessions

• 3pm – Rosary

• 4pm – Mass & Sacrament of the Sick – Celebrant Archbishop Bernard Longley.

The Hednesford Pilgrimage runs annually in response to Our Lady’s invitation to come in

procession. The pilgrimage offers a special insight into the care and community that pilgrims

share with one another and is a great opportunity to meet old friends

Pilgrims are asked to please bring your own chairs.

Our Lady of Lourdes, Uxbridge Street, Hednesford, Staffordshire, WS12 1DB

SPONSORED MARATHON – NEW DATE

When Father James announced that Frank Tota’s
sponsored marathon in aid of the Nyandoro medical
centre project, Zimbabwe had to be postponed due to
injury he said, ‘I believe God has a plan for Frank’. Father
James went on to say that God’s plan was to delay the
sponsored marathon so that he could get more sponsors. The wait is over and new
date is arranged for Tuesday 9th July at 14.00. It will take place directly after Blessed
Edward Oldocrne Catholic college’s sports day at Nunnery Wood Sports Centre,
Worcester WR5 2NL
Frank would be delighted if you could come along and support him in this endeavour. However, if

you can’t then please sponsor him. The sponsor sheet is at the back of the church on a clip board.
Many people from Our Lady Queen of Peace and St George’s parishes have already sponsored him
and he is very grateful to them for doing so.