Bulletin for the week beginning 21st April the Solemnity of the Resurrection of the Lord

SUNDAY MASSES Easter Vigil Mass 7.30pm Grace Herity 8.30am & 10.30am Pro. pop / Recovery (DH) Easter Monday Men’s Mass at 9.00am at Saint Chad’s Cathedral Easter Tuesday 10.00am Tuesday of Holy Week Mary and Bill Murphy Easter Wednesday No Mass  Easter Thursday  No Mass Easter Friday 10.00am  Richard McGarrity Easter Saturday 10.00am Lawrence Costello MASSES NEXT WEEKEND Vigil Mass 6.00pm Thomas Downey 8.30am & 10.30am Pro. pop. / Alan Soory SATURDAY CONFESSIONS 10.30am – 11.30am & 5.30pm - 5.45pm ALLELUIA!  HE IS RISEN! MAY THE PEACE AND JOY OF EASTER BE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY EASTER OFFERINGS - Collections taken at the Easter Vigil Mass and Masses on Easter Day  will be your clergy offering for your Parish Priest. EASTER THANKS - Many things have to be done…
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Bulletin or the week beginning 14th April – Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

SUNDAY MASSES Vigil Mass 6.00pm Deceased friends of Smith family 8.30am & 10.30am Mary Gilroy / Pro. pop Monday 7.00pm  Monday of Holy Week  Special int. (R and V) Tuesday 10.00am  Tuesday of Holy Week Vincenza Burkwood Wednesday 11.00  Chrism Mass at St Chad’s Cathedral Maundy Thursday 10.00am Morning Prayer   7.30pm  Mass of the Lord’s Supper Pat Levings Good Friday 10.00am Morning Prayer  3.00pm Celebration of the Lord’s Passion  7.00pm Stations of the Cross Holy Saturday 10.00am Morning Prayer MASSES NEXT WEEKEND EASTER SUNDAY Easter Vigil Mass 7.30pm Grace Harity 8.30am & 10.30am Pro. pop. / Recovery (DH) HOLY SATURDAY NO CONFESSIONS PENITENTIAL SERVICES IN LENT Erdington Abbey  Tuesday April 16th at 7.00pm. ALTAR SERVERS - Servers please note that following Morning Prayer on each day of the Triduum there…
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Bulletin for the week beginning 7th April – The Fifth Sunday of Lent

SUNDAY MASSES Vigil Mass 6.00pm Mary Hall 8.30am & 10.30am  Pro. pop / Ron Owen Monday 7.00pm  Lent feria  Thanksgiving   Tuesday 10.00am  Lent feria.  Frank Tuite Wednesday 9.00am  Lent feria  Special intention Thursday 9.15am in Holy Cross School  Sp. int. (HC Staff & children) Friday 7.00pm  Lent feria  Teresa Brunnock  Saturday 10.00am  Lent feria David Pullinger MASSES NEXT WEEKEND SUNDAY  Vigil Mass 6.00pm Deceased friends of Smith family 8.30am & 10.30am Mary Gilroy / Pro.pop. SATURDAY CONFESSIONS  10.30am – 11.30am & 5.30pm - 5.45pm NEXT SUNDAY IS PASSION SUNDAY - NB 10.30 Mass will begin in the Church Hall with the children and parishioners processing into church. READERS FOR HOLY WEEK, PLEASE NOTE - Readers for the Holy Week services will have been notified by email or you may collect…
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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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