Bulletin for the week beginning 9th December – The Second Sunday of Advent

SUNDAY MASSES Vigil Mass 6.00pm Aaron Johnston 8.30am & 10.30am  Patricia McPhillips / Pro. pop.  Monday 1.00pm NO MASS   Tuesday NO MASS   Wednesday NO MASS Thursday 9.15am at Holy Cross School Special intention (BM) Friday NO MASS  Saturday NO MORNING MASS MASSES NEXT WEEKEND SUNDAY  Vigil Mass 6.00pm Catherine and Edward Malone 8.30am & 10.30am Pro. pop. / Una and Charlie McKay NO SATURDAY CONFESSIONS THIS WEEKEND THERE IS A RETIRING COLLECTION FOR THE CATHOLIC YOUTH SERVICE AND NEXT WEEKEND  FOR THE POORPARISHES OF THE DIOCESE. FATHER NEIL – UPDATE Father Neil is at last making progress. He is in good heart and spirit. In his convalescence, Deacon Andrew is in charge of the parish. He may be contacted on 07 977 391 622. Priest in emergencies: In the next few weeks…
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Bulletin for the week beginning 2nd December – The First Sunday of Advent

SUNDAY MASSES Vigil Mass 6.00pm Special intention (AM) 8.30am & 10.30am Peter John Bird / Leighton Dunbar Monday 1.00pm   Requiem Mass for Anne Mulrennan Tuesday NO MASS   Wednesday NO MASS Thursday 9.15am at Holy Cross School Tony Gillespie Friday NO MASS Saturday NO MORNING MASS MASSES NEXT WEEKEND SUNDAY  Vigil Mass 6.00pm Aaron Johnston 8.30am & 10.30am Patricia McPhillips / Pro. pop. NO SATURDAY CONFESSIONS YEAR ‘C’ IN YOUR MISSAL. NEXT WEEKEND THERE IS A RETIRING COLLECTION FOR THE CATHOLIC YOUTH SERVICE. FATHER NEIL – UPDATE - Father Neil had to return to hospital last Saturday where he remains. There have been several complications. Unfortunately, this will delay his return to work. Please pray for a speedy recovery. In his convalescence, Deacon Andrew will be in charge of the parish.…
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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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