Bulletin for the week beginning 17th October – The Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

MASS TIMES: TWENTY-NINTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Vigil Mass 6.00pm Tom Walsh. 8.30am Pro. pop. 10.30am Christopher Law. MONDAY 7.00pm Saint Luke Michael Mitchell. TUESDAY 10.00am Feria Betty Daly. WEDNESDAY 9.00am Feria Pat Dryburgh. THURSDAY (IN SCHOOL) In thanksgiving. FRIDAY 6.00pm Feria Special intention (MT). SATURDAY 10.00am St John Henry Newman Sister Enda. THIRTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Vigil Mass 6.00pm  Michael Larkman. 8.30am   Jackie Johnson. 10.30am  Pro. pop. CONFESSION - Any one who would like to make their confession, contact Fr Neil (01213512161) or email  fr.neil.bayliss@rcaob.org.uk  to arrange a mutually convenient time and place. CORONAVIRUS – UPDATE From August 16th 2021 - Please remember that the obligation to attend Mass on Sunday remains ‘waived’ – meaning you do NOT have to go to Mass until the First Sunday of Advent (November…
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Bulletin for the week beginning 10th October – The Twenty – Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

MASS TIMES : TWENTY-EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME  Vigil Mass 6.00pm Vincent McElhone. 8.30am Pro. pop.  10.30am  George Wheeler. MONDAY 7.00pm  Feria John Bennett. TUESDAY 9.00am Feria WEDNESDAY No Mass. THURSDAY  No Mass. FRIDAY 6.00pm St Teresa of Jesus Trevor Taylor. SATURDAY 10.00am Feria Patrick Connor. TWENTY-NINTH SUNDAY  IN ORDINARY TIME Vigil Mass 6.00pm  Tom Walsh. 8.30am   Pro. pop.  10.30am  Michael Mitchell. CONFESSION - Any one who would like to make their confession, contact Fr Neil (01213512161) or email  fr.neil.bayliss@rcaob.org.uk  to arrange a mutually convenient time and place. CORONAVIRUS – UPDATE From August 16th 2021 - Please remember that the obligation to attend Mass on Sunday remains ‘waived’ – meaning you do NOT have to go to Mass until the First Sunday of Advent (November 28th). Baptisms, Marriages and Funerals…
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Bulletin for the week beginning 5th October – The Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

MASS TIMES: TWENTY-SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Vigil Mass 6.00pm Pro. pop. 8.30am   Megan. 10.30am  Bet Tansley. MONDAY 7.00pm  St Francis of Assisi Thomas Donoghue. TUESDAY Requiem Mass for Susan Woodhall. WEDNESDAY 9.00am Feria Eileen Hyland. THURSDAY 9.15am  School Mass In church Our Lady of the Rosary Betty Daly. FRIDAY 6.00pm Feria John Farrell. SATURDAY 10.00am St John Henry Newman. Don Manoj. TWENTY-EIGHTH SUNDAY  IN ORDINARY TIME Vigil Mass 6.00pm  Vincent McElhone.  8.30am   Pro. pop. 10.30am  George Wheeler. CONFESSION – Any one who would like to make their confession, contact Fr Neil (01213512161) or email  fr.neil.bayliss@rcaob.org.uk  to arrange a mutually convenient time and place. CORONAVIRUS – UPDATE From August 16th 2021 - Please remember that the obligation to attend Mass on Sunday remains ‘waived’ – meaning you do NOT have to go…
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Bulletin for week beginning 26th September – The Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary

MASS TIMES: TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 8.30am   Patrick Glendon. 10.30am  Carmel Maher.  MONDAY 10.00am St Vincent de Paul Sp. int. FF. TUESDAY 10.00am Feria Michael Larkman. WEDNESDAY 9.00am Sts Michael, Gabriel, Raphael Archangels Leonard James. THURSDAY (in school) St Jerome Leah Lansberry. FRIDAY 6.00pm St Therese of the Child Jesus Jim Stergiopoulos. SATURDAY 10.00am Guardian Angels John Farrell. Vigil Mass 6pm Pro. pop. TWENTY-SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 8.30am  Megan.  10.30am  Bet Tansley. CONFESSION - Any one who would like to make their confession, contact Fr Neil (01213512161) or email  fr.neil.bayliss@rcaob.org.uk to arrange a mutually convenient time and place. CORONAVIRUS – UPDATE From August 16th 2021 Please remember that the obligation to attend Mass on Sunday remains ‘waived’ – meaning you do NOT have to go to Mass at the…
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FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2022

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2022 - Planned for Saturday 11th June 2022, for children who will start their preparation in January 2022.   For Children NOT in Holy Cross School. This year there will be instruction in the months of January - May immediately prior to the First Holy Communion Day itself (Saturday 11th June at 12 noon & 3pm). 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: 8th January, 12th February, 12th March, 9th April, and 7th May 2022(tbc). In these five sessions instruction will be given in the following topic areas: Baptism and the Sacraments – the…
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Information for Confirmation 2022

It is hoped that Bishop David will once again will administer the sacrament of Confirmation in 2022. Bishop David has provisionally booked Tuesday 15th February at 7pm, as the date for confirmation of children next year. If you have any queries contact Fr. Neil on (01213512161) or fr.neil.bayliss@rcaob.org.uk This year there will be a series of lessons from October to February  immediately prior to the Confirmation itself on 15th February 2022. 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: 13th November 2021, 27th November 2021, 11th December 2021, 8th January 2022 and 12th February 2022. In these sessions instruction will be given in the…
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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 June 2022.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2022 - It is hoped that this might take place on the Saturday 18th June. Parents of children NOT in Holy Cross School - Fr. Neil will organise a zoom session soon to discuss how preparation is going. ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE DAY - If pandemic restrictions allow. Photographs - The photographer will be in the church hall from 10.00 a.m. onwards so that all photographs can be taken before Mass.  Children and families should begin to arrive from 10.00 a.m. and it is planned that all photographs will have been taken by 11.40 a.m.  The photographer will take an individual photograph of each Communicant and a family photograph if requested.  A separate letter will follow with an attached proforma and proofs to indicate which photographs will be…
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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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