Bulletin for the week beginning 25th August – The Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

SUNDAY MASSES Vigil Mass 6.00pm Bridie and Jim Smith 8.30am & 10.30am Pro. pop. / Edmund McCabe Monday 10.00am Blessed Dominic Barberi Joe Green.  Tuesday 10.00am St Monica Special intention (DM). Wednesday NO MASS St Augustine. Thursday 7.00pm Beheading of John the Baptist Joan, John and Anthony Boland. Friday 7.00pm Feria Jacqueline Skidmore. Saturday 10.00am Feria George Dryburgh. MASSES NEXT WEEKEND Vigil Mass 6.00pm Michael Brunnock 8.30am & 10.30am  Pro. pop. / Seamus Leydon SATURDAY CONFESSIONS - 10.30am – 11.30am & 5.30pm - 5.45pm HOLY CROSS GUILD - For 70 years there has been a ladies’ group in this parish. With the changes in society and after consultation, it has been decided that the now defunct Ladies’ Guild will become the ‘Holy Cross Guild’ and will welcome all men and…
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Bulletin for the week beginning 18th August – The Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

SUNDAY MASSES Vigil Mass 6.00pm  Oliver Dignam 8.30am & 10.30am Pro. pop. / Bernie Mills and Lucy Cassidy. Monday 7.00pm Feria Julia Doherty. Tuesday 10.00am St Bernard Special intention (DM). Wednesday 9.00am St Pius X Stephen Turner. Thursday 7.00pm Queenship of Mary Rita Joseph. Friday 7.00pm St John Wall Frances Bremmer.  Saturday 10.00am St Bartholomew Humphrey Shields MASSES NEXT WEEKEND Vigil Mass 6.00pm Bridie and Jim Smith 8.30am & 10.30am  Pro. pop. / Edmund McCabe SATURDAY CONFESSIONS 10.30am – 11.30am & 5.30pm - 5.45pm HOLY CROSS GUILD - For 70 years there has been a ladies’ group in this parish. With the changes in society and after consultation, it has been decided that the now defunct Ladies’ Guild will become the ‘Holy Cross Guild’ and will welcome all men and…
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Information for Confirmation July 2019

Information for parents who have children NOT in Holy Cross Catholic Primary School. There will be a practice for all children being confirmed this year in Church on Tuesday 2nd July beginning at 9am. 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…
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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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