Bulletin for the week beginning 30th January – The fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time

MASS TIMES: THE FOURTHSUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 6.00pm Eileen Kelly. 8.30am People of the Parish. 10.30am Andy McCabe. MONDAY 7.00pm Saint John Bosco Frank Kelly. TUESDAY 10.00am  Feria Special intention (KM). WEDNESDAY 9.00am Presentation of the Lord Candlemas David Willis. THURSDAY in School Saint Blaise John Delaney. FRIDAY 6.00pm Feria Celia and Patrick McSharry. SATURDAY 10.00am Saint Agatha, Virgin and martyr Special intention (Fr KB). THE FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 6.00pm PJ and Louise Driscoll. 8.30am Margaret Timmins. 10.30am John Delaney. 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 As of January 27th as an act of Christian love, everyone over 5 years of age (unless exempt) is asked…
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Bulletin for the week beginning 23rd January – The Third Sunday of Ordinary Time

MASSTIMES: THE THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 6.00pm People of the Parish. 8.30am Zdzislaw Sroczynski. 10.30am Ned Brunnock. MONDAY 7.00pm Saint Francis de Sales Brigid Botting. TUESDAY 10.00am  Conversion of Saint Paul Jean Healy. WEDNESDAY 9.00am Saints Timothy and Titus Thomas Malone. THURSDAY in School Feria Special intention. FRIDAY 6.00pm Saint Thomas Aquinas Bernard Reddy. SATURDAY 10.00am Feria Jean Healy. THE FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 6.00pm Eileen Kelly. 8.30am People of the Parish. 10.30am Andy McCabe. 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 As of January 27th  - Please remember that the obligation to attend Mass on Sunday remains ‘waived’ for those who are ill or for…
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Bulletin for the week beginning 16th January – The Second Sunday of Ordinary Time

MASS TIMES: THE SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 6.00pm Jim Daly. 8.30am John & Bridie O’Callaghan 10.30am People of the Parish. MONDAY 7.00pm  Saint Anthony, Abbot Christine Sheehan. TUESDAY 10.00am  Feria Brigid Botting. WEDNESDAY 9.00am Saint Wulstan, Bishop Jean Healy. THURSDAY in School Feria Cecilia Bulany. FRIDAY 6.00pm Saint Agnes, Virgin and Martyr David Hurd. SATURDAY 10.00am Feria Clare Dalton. THE THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 6.00pm People of the Parish. 8.30am Zdzislaw Sroczynski. 10.30am Ned Brunnock. 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 As of December 11th   - Please remember that the obligation to attend Mass on Sunday remains ‘waived’ for those who are ill or for those…
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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 is hoped that this might take place on the Saturday 11th June. 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 required. Flowers – Parents are asked for a donation of £3.00 per family towards of the cost of flowers for the church.  Please…
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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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