Bulletin for the week beginning 26th September – The Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

MASSES Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time 8.30am Ann Perry. 10.30am Pro. pop. 12 noon First Holy Communion. MONDAY 10.00am Feria Joseph Riley.  TUESDAY 10.00am Ss Michael, Gabriel & Raphael Mrs Zemlac. WEDNESDAY 9.00am Saint Jerome Christine Deegan. THURSDAY (in school) St Therese Joan Conway. FRIDAY 7.00pm Holy Guardian Angels Jo Donnellan. SATURDAY Sunday Vigil Masses 3pm Holy Father. 6.00pm Sarah & Michael Hartigan. SUNDAY Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time 8.30am Marie Turner. 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 - Religious worship is exempt from the latest regulations, and the obligation for the faithful  to attend Holy Mass on a Sunday or Holy day of…
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Bulletin for the week beginning 19th September – The Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

MASSES Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time 8.30am Spec Int. (JC). 10.30am   Pro. pop. MONDAY St Martthew (Ap) NO MASS.  TUESDAY Feria NO MASS. WEDNESDAY St Pio of Petrelcina NO MASS. THURSDAY Our Lady of Walsingham  NO MASS. FRIDAY Feria NO MASS. SATURDAY Feria Sunday Vigil Masses 3pm Deceased clergy . 6.00pm Special Intention. SUNDAY Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time 8.30am Ann Perry. 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 Religious worship is exempt from the latest regulations, and the obligation for the faithful to attend Holy Mass on a Sunday or Holy day of Obligation remains removed, until further notice. Baptisms, Marriages and Funerals are…
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Bulletin for the week beginning 13th September – The Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

MASSES Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time 8.30am Pro pop. 10.30am Bob Boland. MONDAY 10.00am Exaltation of the Holy Cross Patrick Box. TUESDAY 10.00am Our Lady of Sorrows Ann Perry. WEDNESDAY 9.00am Ss Cornelius & Cyprian Eileen Byrne. THURSDAY in school St Robert Bellamine Doreen Hopwood. FRIDAY 7.00pm Feria Tom Walsh. SATURDAY Feria Sunday Vigil Masses 3.00pm   Mike Gutowski. 6.00pm  Tommy Boyle. SUNDAY Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time 8.30am Spec Int. (JC). 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 - Religious worship is exempt from the latest regulations, and the obligation for the faithful to attend Holy Mass on a Sunday or Holy day of Obligation…
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COVID-19 and Weekend Mass in Church for the month of September.

Fr Neil has after consultation decided to change the current system at weekends. Please remember that the obligation to attend Mass remains 'waived' - meaning you do NOT have to go to Mass at the moment. Similarly as 'religious worship' is one of the exempted categories the newest Covid-19 restrictions in England do not apply, although everyone entering Church will be asked for their name and contact details. Also everyone entering Church for Mass will need to wear a face covering - (these can be home made) the only exceptions are those under 5 years of age. Holy Cross can hold a maximum of 80 people socially distanced at 1m plus. Communion will be in the hand and under one kind only. Fr Neil will offer 2 Masses on Saturday…
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FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2020

FIRST HOLY COMMUNIONS - After careful consideration of many comments received from parents here are the final days/times: for children in Holy Cross School to make their First Holy Communion - on the weekend; Saturday and Sunday at 12 noon on the 26th/27th of September and 3rd/4th of October - a total of four opportunities - with a maximum of 8 children per mass (plus up to a maximum of nine family members). As the latest Covid-19 restrictions issued by the government exempt religious worship the First Holy Communion Masses will go ahead as planned, however if the situation changes - which sadly it might - I will review this decision in the light of new restrictions issued by the government or the diocese. A statement from Fr Neil. One…
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Information for Confirmation February 2021

Information for parents who have children NOT in Holy Cross Catholic Primary School. There will be an information evening for parents and registration of candidates for Confirmation on Thursday 8th October 2020 in church at 7pm.  Confirmation  - 2021 This year there will be a series of lessons from October to February immediately prior to the Confirmation itself on 4/11th February 2021. (tbc) 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: 10th October 2020, 14th November 2020, 12th December 2020, 16th January 2021 and 6th February 2021.  (tbc) In these sessions instruction will be given in the following topic areas:A base line…
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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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