Bulletin for the week beginning 6th December – The Second Sunday of Advent.

MASS TIMES: The Second Sunday of Advent 8.30am Prop Pop. 10.30am Tony Gillespie. MONDAY 7.00pm St Ambrose Dec’d Weir & Finn Families. TUESDAY 10.00am The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the B.V.M. Bridie Callan. WEDNESDAY 9.00am Advent Feria Bernadette Gallagher. THURSDAY (In school) Advent Feria Anthony James Cunningham. FRIDAY 10am Advent Feria Spec. Int. (MT). SATURDAY 10am Advent Feria Holy Father. Vigil for Sunday 3pm Thelma O’Donnell. 6pm Aaron Johnston. The Second Sunday of Advent 8.30am Mary (Pat) Trevis. 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 3rd December Please remember that the obligation to attend Mass on Sunday remains ‘waived’ – meaning…
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Bulletin for the week beginning 28th November – The First Sunday of Advent.

MASSES The First Sunday of Advent Packie & Mary Maguire. MONDAY  St Andrew Ap Theresa Moran. TUESDAY St Edmund Campion Albert & Margaret Simcox. (assuming Parliament enacts the law as announced) WEDNESDAY 9am Advent Feria Anne Mary Mulrennan. THURSDAY (in school) St Francis Xavier Ann Weir. FRIDAY 10am Advent Feria Bruno Krawiec. SATURDAY 10am St Birinus Celia & Patrick McSharry. Vigil for Sunday 3pm Mary Grant. 6pm Holy Father. The Second Sunday of Advent 8.30am Prop Pop. 10.30am Tony Gillespie. 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 3rd December (assuming Parliamen enacts the law as announced) - Please remember that the obligation to attend Mass on Sunday…
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Christmas Mass at Holy Cross and St Francis Walmley.

There will be six Christmas Masses offered as follows Christmas Eve at 2pm, 5pm and 8pm Christmas Day 7am, 9am and 11am. As of 8am today Sunday 8th November there are virtually no tickets left for Christmas Eve. To gain access to any of the six Masses each person will need to obtain a 'free' ticket, print it off and bring it with them. Entry will only be given to those who have tickets with them. Here is the link you will need to get your ticket: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/christmas-at-holy-cross-st-francis-walmley-times-of-mass-tickets-124983469923?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing There is a maximum limit of 80 people allowed access to the Church at any one time, which is why you must bring your ticket with you. Please arrive a few minutes earlier than you might normally to allow for 'track and…
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Confirmation 2021 Children worksheets

For parents with children NOT in Holy Cross School. To help your child choose their 'confirmation name' we are asking you to help the children with the following project: Confirmation  - Research Project Title – ‘My friend Saint……………’ As part of your preparations for the sacrament of Confirmation, you have to choose a Saints name. So we ask you to complete a research project about your chosen Saint, which you will make into a ‘powerpoint presentation’. You can include any of your own ideas in your project but listed below are some suggestions to help you begin. It is important that you don’t just download a chunk of information from the internet, we really want you gain an in depth understanding of your saint. We hope you enjoy getting to…
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FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2020

FIRST HOLY COMMUNIONS - More than half the children due to make their First Holy Communion this year have done so already. Several more have arranged theirs' for the coming weeks. If parents would like their child to make their First Holy Communion then they may do so at the parish Masses - perhaps a Friday at 7pm or a Saturday at 10am, 3pm or 6pm or again on Sunday at 8.30am or 10.30 am, please let Fr Neil that is what you wish to do 01213512161 or fr.neil.bayliss@rcaob.org.uk
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Information for Confirmation February 2021

Information for parents who have children NOT in Holy Cross Catholic Primary School. If you wish your child to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in 2021 then please contact Fr Neil asap.    fr.neil.bayliss@rcaob.org.uk Confirmation  - 2021 This year there will be a series of lessons from November to February immediately prior to the Confirmation itself on 4/11th February 2021. (tbc) These lessons will be 'on line' -  on Saturday mornings for 30 minutes, from 11.30am (prompt start) until after the 10am Mass on the following dates: 21st November 2020, 28th November 2020, 12th December 2020, 19th December 2020 - the dates for January 2021 are still to be confirmed. In these sessions instruction will be given in the following topic areas: A base line assessment and introduction to a project…
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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 6th/13th June 2020.

For Children NOT in Holy Cross School: Parents Information meeting and registration of children into First Holy Communion Programme - Thursday 17th October 2019 at 7pm in Church. First Holy Communion - 2020 - This year there will be instruction in the months of January - May immediately prior to the First Holy Communion Day itself (Saturday 6th /13th 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: 18th January, 15th February, 14th March, 25th April, and 16th May 2020. Candidates will be expected to attend all sessions and as many Sunday…
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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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