Bulletin for the week beginning 24th February- The Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

SUNDAY MASSES Vigil Mass 6.00pm Special intention (LJ) 8.30am & 10.30am Pro. pop. / Seamus McAuley Monday 10.00am   Feria   Catherine McGerrity    Tuesday 10.00am  Feria  Guiseppi and Lawrence Costello Wednesday 9.00am  Feria  Mary Cooper  Thursday 9.15am  in Holy Cross School  Joseph Coughlan Friday 7.00pm  St David, Patron of Wales  Martin Walsh  Saturday 10.00am  Saint Chad, Patron of our Diocese Mr and Mrs McMillan MASSES NEXT WEEKEND SUNDAY Vigil Mass 6.00pm Anne Mulrennan 8.30am & 10.30am Pro. pop. / John Farrell SATURDAY CONFESSIONS 10.30am – 11.30am & 5.30pm - 5.45pm NEXT WEEKEND THERE IS A RETIRING COLLECTION FOR CATHEDRAL MAINTENANCE FRIDAY IS THE FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH BANNEUX PILGRIMS - An interim payment of £250 per person is required no later than March 3rd. Cheque payable to ‘’Holy Cross Parish’’.  Thank you.…
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Bulletin for the week beginning 17th February – The Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Times

SUNDAY MASSES Vigil Mass 6.00pm Mary Bath 8.30am & 10.30am Pro. pop. / Sheila O’Connor Monday 10.00am  Feria  Special intention (AM)   Tuesday 8.00am  Feria  Margaret King Wednesday 8.00am  Feria  Jacqueline Skidmore  Thursday 7.00pm  Feria Maureen and Ted George Friday 7.00pm Chair of St Peter Patrick McSharry  Saturday 10.00am St Polycarp Special intention (LD) MASSES NEXT WEEKEND SUNDAY  Vigil Mass 6.00pm Special intention (LJ) 8.30am & 10.30am Pro. pop. / Seamus McAuley SATURDAY CONFESSIONS - 10.30am – 11.30am & 5.30pm - 5.45pm RED MISSION BOX HOLDERS - Please collect your box from the Parish Office.  The next collection will be in March. BANNEUX PILGRIMS - An interim payment of £250 per person is required no later than March 3rd. Cheque payable to ‘’Holy Cross Parish’’.  Thank you. WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF…
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Information for Confirmation June 2019

Information for parents who have children NOT in Holy Cross Catholic Primary School. Confirmation  - 2019 This year there will be a series of lessons from February to June immediately prior to the Confirmation itself on 4th July 2019. These lessons will be led by parish catechists and they will take place monthly, on Saturday mornings of each month for two hours, from 8.30am (prompt start) until after the 10am Mass on the following dates: 16th February 2019, 16th March 2019, 13th April 2019, 11th May 2019 and 22nd June 2019.   In these sessions instruction will be given in the following topic areas:A base line assessment and introduction to a project on their chosen saint.What Catholics believe – doctrines & creeds.The Sacraments – the seven sacraments in two sessions. Prayer…
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Privacy Notice (GDPR)

Privacy Notice Holy Cross & Saint Francis Catholic Parish part of the Archdiocese of Birmingham The Parish of Holy Cross & Saint Francis Walmley is a part of the Archdiocese of Birmingham (the "Archdiocese") is a charity registered with the Charity Commission in England and Wales. Our charity number is 234216 and our registered address is Cathedral House St Chad’s Queensway Birmingham B4 6EX. In this Notice, references to 'we' and 'us' mean the Archdiocese. “Personal Data” means information from which an individual can be identified, directly or indirectly When you provide us with Personal Data in order to engage with us and/or benefit from our activities, we may keep a record of the data you give to us in order to enable us to comply with our statutory and…
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Information for First Holy Communion 8th/15th June 2019

For Children NOT in Holy Cross School: First Holy Communion - 2019 - This year there will be instruction in the months of January - May immediately prior to the First Holy Communion Day itself (Saturday 8th /15th June at 12 noon). This instruction will be led by Mrs J Jackson and Mrs R Griffiths, parish catechists. It will take place on five Saturday mornings beginning with the 10am parish Mass and continuing in the Fr Berry room until 12.00 noon on the following dates: 12th January, 16th February, 16th March, 13th April, and 11th May 2019. Candidates will be expected to attend all sessions and as many Sunday masses as they can throughout January - June. In these five sessions instruction will be given in the following topic areas:…
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Sorrows of Steel sculpture

Sorrows of Steel sculpture

INSPIRATIONAL ARTWORK HEADING TO SUTTON COLDFIELD CHURCH An inspiring, life-size statue of Christ, made exclusively of nails, will soon be installed at a Sutton Coldfield church. Sorrows of Steel, by sculptor Shaun Gagg, will be a focal point for the newly-refurbished Lady Chapel of Holy Cross and St Francis Catholic Church, Walmley. The proposal for the installation has been approved by the Archdiocese of Birmingham Committee for Art and Architecture. Parish priest, Father Neil Bayliss, said: “I thought the sculpture should be in a church where Christians can see it, reflect on it and get inspiration. It is an amazing sight and one which I want many others to share in. “Many parishioners have taken the chance to see the artwork whilst it has been on display in a local…
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