Bulletin for the week beginning 20th January – The Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

SUNDAY MASSES Vigil Mass 6.00pm Mary, Len and David Ratcliffe 8.30am & 10.30am Pro. pop. / Maureen and Bob Levell Monday 11.30am   Requiem for Christopher Sherry.    7.00pm   St Agnes   David Hurd Tuesday 10.00am   Feria  Betty, Suad and Nazhat    Wednesday 9.00am  Feria   Kieran Roper Thursday 9.15am in Holy Cross School St Francis de Sales  Julie and Tim Hanly Friday 7.00pm Conversion of St Paul  Brian McEvitt  Saturday 10.00am Sts Timothy and Titus Maureen Teague MASSES NEXT WEEKEND SUNDAY  Vigil Mass 6.00pm Ned Brunnock 8.30am & 10.30am  Sp. int. (KS) / Pro. pop. SATURDAY CONFESSIONS - 10.30am – 11.30am & 5.30pm - 5.45pm S.V.P. APPEAL FOR THE ERDINGTON FOOD BANK - The Food Bank aims to provide other necessities. Toilet rolls, toothpaste and soap are in short supply.  Can you help? Please…
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Bulletin for the week beginning 13th January – The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

SUNDAY MASSES Vigil Mass 6.00pm Eric, Norah and Anne Moore 8.30am & 10.30am Pro.pop. / Betty Turner Monday 7.00pm   Feria  Special intention (BM)   Tuesday 10.00am  Feria  Catherine Holmes Wednesday 9.00am  Feria   Joseph Nolan Quinn Thursday 9.15am in Holy Cross School St Anthony, Abbot Kieran Roper Friday 7.00pm  Feria  Tom Hempenstall  Saturday 10.00am  St Wulstan  Liam Duffy MASSES NEXT WEEKEND SUNDAY  Vigil Mass 6.00pm Mary, Len and David Ratcliffe 8.30am & 10.30am Pro. pop. / Maureen and Bob Levell SATURDAY CONFESSIONS - 10.30am – 11.30am & 5.30pm - 5.45pm NEW ROTA FOR EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS - The new rota beginning this weekend 12th / 13th January is available from the Sacristy. OBERAMMERGAU 2020 - The next deposit for the above holiday is now due. Please be aware that you may be receiving an…
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Bulletin for the week beginning 6th January – The Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord

SUNDAY MASSES Vigil Mass 6.00pm John Hughes 8.30am & 10.30am Special int. (ET) / Pro.pop. Monday 7.00pm    Christmas feria  Recovery (PMcA)  Tuesday NO MASS  Wednesday 9.00am   Christmas feria  Kenneth Hearne Thursday 9.15am in Holy Cross School Christmas feria  Recovery (PL)  Friday 7.00pm   Christmas feria  Special intention (Anniversary) Saturday 10.00am Christmas feria  In thanksgiving MASSES NEXT WEEKEND SUNDAY  Vigil Mass 6.00pm  Eric, Norah and Anne Moore 8.30am & 10.30am  Pro. pop. / Betty Turner SATURDAY CONFESSIONS - 10.30am – 11.30am & 5.30pm - 5.45pm CHRISTMAS CRIB OFFFERINGS - This year our Crib Offerings will be given to support the work of Saint Chad’s Sanctuary in assisting the homeless in our city. RED MISSION BOX HOLDERS - Please collect your box from the Parish Office.  The next collection will be in March. NEW ROTA…
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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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