Welcome to our Parish Website for St Joseph the Worker, Bidford-upon-Avon. We are situated between Stratford-upon-Avon and Evesham.
We are part of the Worcester Deanery. Worcester is one of eighteen Deaneries which make up the Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham. The Deanery has the following parishes: Holy Redeemer (Pershore), Our Lady and St Joseph (Alcester), Our Lady Queen of Peace (Worcester), St George (Worcester), St Joseph (Upton-on-Severn), St Joseph (Worcester), St Joseph (Malvern), St Joseph the Worker (Bidford-Upon-Avon), St Mary and St Egwin (Evesham), St Saviour (Broadway), St Wulstan (Little Malvern).
Fr Garry Byrne, Parish Priest.
Notices 29th March
REDEDICATION OF ENGLAND AS THE DOWRY OF MARY Live stream Mass from St Chad’s Cathedral with Archbishop Longley at 11am Sunday 29th March. St Chad’s Cathedral Live Stream. https://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/st-chads-cathedral-birmingham
CLOSURE OF CHURCHES Due to the present situation the Archbishop has said that our churches must remain closed. I continue to say Mass alone each day and pray for all the people of the parish, especially the sick and those caring for them.
EASTER DUTIES We have received the following message from His Grace, the Archbishop:
“Since it is not possible for the faithful to receive Holy Communion at this time, and into the future, the Bishops of England and Wales have dispensed the Easter Duties for the year 2020.
The Bishops have asked that all should make a Perfect Act of Contrition at this time. Perfect contrition (or a Contrition of Charity) is true and real sorrow for our sins which is created when we realise the immense love of God for each one of us. We express this contrition when we realise how we offend God by our sinful words, deeds and omissions in contrast to the immeasurable love and mercy that He continually shows us.
This requires us to be contrite of heart for what we have done, know and be overwhelmed by the love and mercy of God for His children, and to approach this grace with humility and resolution not to sin again.
An Act of Contrition
My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart. In choosing to do wrong and failing to do good, I have sinned against you whom I should love above all things. I firmly intend, with your help, to do penance, to sin no more, and to avoid whatever leads me to sin. Our Saviour Jesus Christ suffered and died for us. In his name, my God, have mercy.
HARDSHIP OR ELDERLY If you know of anyone in Bidford facing financial hardship at this time, or those isolated who heed shopping done etc. please let me know.
PLEASE PRAY FOR THOSE WHO ARE SICK Michael David Moore, Pat Hopkins, Heather Gerrard, Clive Stanbrook, Elizabeth Standring, Bridget Parkin, Tommy McAloon, Gabriel Edwares, Ryan Clarke, Elise Palmer, Catherine Hartley, Angela Dyke.
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St Joseph the Worker is part of the Archdiocese of Birmingham, Registered Charity No. 234216.
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