Bulletin for the week beginning 11th July – The Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 6.00pm Valerie McAllister. 8.30am Margaret Boylett. 10.30am People of the Parish. MONDAY 7.00pm  Saint Benedict  Abbot Ian Beauchamp. TUESDAY 10.00am Feria Sick parishioners.  WEDNESDAY 9.00am Feria  Doris Sutton. THURSDAY 9.00am in school Feria Edmund McCabe. FRIDAY 6.00pm Saint Bonaventure  Bishop Christopher Dawe. SATURDAY 10.00am Feria S.V.P.  SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 6.00pm Ellen Arnold. 8.30am Deceased parishioners. 10.30am People of the Parish. CONFESSION - 5.15pm on Saturday or contact Father Neil (01213512161) or email  fr.neil.bayliss@rcaob.org.uk  to arrange a mutually convenient time and place. AUSTRIA AND OBERAMMERGAU 2022 - Those travelling to Austria and the Oberammergau Passion Play in August  will receive a full information package from Tailored Travel approximately two weeks prior to departure. SUMMER ORDINATIONS - Please pray for all those being ordained to…
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Bulletin for the week beginning 3rd July – The Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

MASS TIMES: FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 6.00pm Joan, John & Anthony Boland. 8.30am People of the Parish. 10.30am Bernard Byrne. MONDAY 7.00pm Feria Eva Dunne. TUESDAY 10.00am Feria Special intention.  WEDNESDAY 9.00am Feria Johnson Fund. THURSDAY 9.00am in school Feria Johnson Fund. FRIDAY 6.00pm Feria Donor’s intention. SATURDAY 10.00am Feria Jean Healy.  FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 6.00pm Valerie McAllister. 8.30am Margaret Boylett. 10.30am People of the Parish CONFESSION - 5.15pm on Saturday or contact Father Neil (01213512161) or email  fr.neil.bayliss@rcaob.org.uk  to arrange a mutually convenient time and place. AUSTRIA AND OBERAMMERGAU 2022 - Those travelling to Austria  and the Oberammergau Passion Play in August will receive a full information package from Tailored Travel approximately two weeks prior to departure. SOME ORDINATIONS - Please pray for all those being ordained to…
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Bulletin for the week beginning 26th June – The Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time

MASS TIMES: THIRTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 6.00pm Joan, John & Anthony Boland. 8.30am Chrissy Maddon. 10.30am People of the Parish. MONDAY 7.00pm Feria Johnson Fund. TUESDAY 10.00am Saint Irenaeus, Bishop and Martyr Eddie Caulfield.  WEDNESDAY SOLEMNITY OF SAINTS PETER AND PAUL 9.00am and 7.00pm In Thanksgiving and Pro. Pop. THURSDAY 9.00am in school Feria Maureen Cotter. FRIDAY 6.00pm Feria Johnson Fund. SATURDAY 10.00am Feria Pregnant women. FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 6.00pm Recovery (SEH) 8.30am People of the Parish. 10.30am Bernard Byrne. CONFESSION - 5.15pm on Saturday or contact Father Neil (01213512161) or email  fr.neil.bayliss@rcaob.org.uk  to arrange a mutually convenient time and place. WEDNESDAY IS THE SOLEMNITY OF SAINTS PETER AND PAUL AND IS A HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION THIS WEEKEND THERE WILL BE THE ANNUAL RETIRING COLLECTION FOR PETER’S…
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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, 5th 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 takes place on the Saturday 11th June 12.00am and 3.00pm. ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE DAY - Photographs - Due to the quick turnaround between the two Masses, there will be no photographer at the church on 11 June. Flowers – Parents are asked for a donation of £3.00 per family towards of the cost of flowers for the church. Sashes/ Ties - Boys will be given red sashes by staff in the entrance of church on the day. Parents are asked for a donation of £5.00 for the red tie, which you will then receive prior to the Holy Communion. (If your child is at Holy Cross School) - Please log into your ParentMail account in make this payment no later than Tuesday 7 June.…
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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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