Bulletin for the week beginning 24th March – The Third Sunday of Lent

SUNDAY MASSES Vigil Mass 6.00pm Anne Mulrennan 8.30am & 10.30am Pro. pop / Janet Albutt Monday 7.00pm The Annunciation Carmel Priest Tuesday 2.00pm Requiem Mass for David Oldham  7.00pm Lent feria.  Patrick Connor Wednesday 9.00am Lent feria Norah Tuite  Thursday 9.15am in Holy Cross School Recovery (J McK) Friday 7.00pm Lent feria Johnny Mahammed Saturday 10.00am Lent feria Anne and Gerald Maguire MASSES NEXT WEEKEND SUNDAY Vigil Mass 6.00pm Mary Newton 8.30am & 10.30am Pro.pop. / Lisha and Patrick Behan SATURDAY CONFESSIONS - 10.30am – 11.30am & 5.30pm - 5.45pm STATIONS OF THE CROSS IN LENT SOUP-MAKERS NEEDED FOR APRIL 5th AND APRIL 12th. If you can help, please sign the list in the porch. Stations take place every Friday in Lent at 12 noon. followed by a ‘’Soup and…
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Bulletin for the week beginning 17th March – The Second Sunday of Lent

SUNDAY MASSES Vigil Mass 6.00pm Teresa Brunnock 8.30am & 10.30am Patrick Glendon / Pro. pop   Monday 7.00pm Saint Cyril of Jerusalem Tony Mann  Tuesday 10.00am Solemnity of St Joseph, Deceased clergy   7.00pm E J Green Wednesday Missa private Patrick Lamp   Thursday 9.15am in Holy Cross School Patrick Moloney Friday 7.00pm Lent feria Recovery (JG)   Saturday 10.00am Lent feria Wanda, Sophia and Stefan MASSES NEXT WEEKEND SUNDAY  Vigil Mass 6.00pm Anne Mulrennan 8.30am & 10.30am Pro.pop. / Janet Albutt SATURDAY CONFESSIONS 10.30am – 11.30am & 5.30pm - 5.45pm CAFOD LENTEN FAMILY FAST - Family Fast Day.  Please return your CAFOD envelope today. STATIONS OF THE CROSS IN LENT - Every Friday in Lent at 12 noon followed by a ‘’Soup and Roll’’ lunch in the Church Hall. Volunteer soup makers please…
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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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Dates for your diary (2019)

Ash Wednesday               March 6th Good Friday                      April 19th Liturgy of the Day 3pm Easter Sunday                  April 21st Masses at 8.30am & 10.30am Walsingham Pilgrimage    May 11th Departing from Holy Cross at 7.30am Mass & Ramble                May 28th Mass will be offered at Harvington Hall 10am First Holy Communion   June 8th/15th Masses at 12 noon Confirmation                    July 4th at 7pm 20/20 Cricket                    July ??  (tbc)
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