Bulletin for the week beginning 19th May – The Fifth Sunday of Easter

SUNDAY MASSES Vigil Mass 6.00pm  Michael Heenahan 8.30am & 10.30am  Pro.pop/Raymond Tansley & Marjorie Mountford Monday 7.00pm  Easter feria  Hannah Tidswell Tuesday 10.00am  Easter feria  Special intention Wednesday 9.00am Easter feria Patsy (Patrick) Fenelon  Thursday 9.15am Easter feria Kathleen & Michael Caul Friday 7.00pm Easter feria Deceased members of the Masterson family  Saturday NO AM MASS MASSES NEXT WEEKEND Vigil Mass 6.00pm Gerard Brennan 8.30am & 10.30am Pro.pop. / John Roach NO SATURDAY CONFESSIONS MAY PROCESSION AND DEVOTIONS - This Sunday May 19th May Devotions at 3.00pm will be followed by the crowning of Our Lady and the May procession into the Presbytery gardens. PARISH MAY BANK HOLIDAY WALK - Our Annual Walk will take place on Monday May 27th beginning with Mass at 10.00am in the Georgian Chapel at Harvington…
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Bulletin for the week beginning 12th May – The Fourth Sunday of Easter

SUNDAY MASSES Vigil Mass 6.00pm    David Oldham  8.30am & 10.30am  David Oldham / Julia Doherty Monday NO MASS   Tuesday NO MASS   Wednesday NO MASS Thursday 9.15am in Holy Cross School Simon Letman Friday NO MASS     Saturday Morning NO MASS MASSES NEXT WEEKEND Vigil Mass 6.00pm Michael Heenahan 8.30am & 10.30am  Pro.pop./Raymond Tansley & Marjorie Mountford SATURDAY CONFESSIONS - No morning Confessions 5.30pm - 5.45pm THIS WEEKEND THERE WILL BE A RETIRING COLLECTION FOR CLERGY TRAINING FUND WELCOME - We welcome Lily Florence Walmsley who was baptised here last weekend. PARISH MAY BANK HOLIDAY WALK - Our Annual Walk will take place on Monday May 27th beginning with Mass at 10.00am in the Georgian Chapel at Harvington Hall. The walk around Harvington takes approx. 2 hours. Refreshments are available at Harvington…
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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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