Bulletin for the week beginning 5th July – The Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

MASSES - Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: 8.00am Anne Mulrennan; 10.00am Pro. pop 12 noon Holy Father MONDAY 9.00am Feria Doreen Hopwood.  TUESDAY 9.00am  Feria Johnson Assoc. WEDNESDAY 9.00am Feria Johnson Assoc. THURSDAY 10.00am Feria  In Thanksgiving (MD). FRIDAY 7.00pm Feria Spec. Int. SATURDAY St Benedict Feast 12.00 noon Esther Timms. 3.00pm  Doreen Hopwood. 6.00pm Holy Father. SUNDAY Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 8.00am Anne Mulrennan. 10.00am Pro. pop.  12 noon Najat Clifton-Brown. CORONAVIRUS – UPDATE - The current regulations state the obligation for the faithful to attend Holy Mass on a Sunday or Holy day of Obligation remains removed, until further notice. This also means that all weddings and baptisms are cancelled/postponed for the time being. MASS OFFERED IN CHURCH - Everyone entering Church must wear a face covering…
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Volunteers Stewards for June 29th – 3rd July

This will be the last rota as from 4th July there will be a daily public Mass instead. Mon 29th 10-11am Chris & Debbie D. Tues 30th 10-11am Teresa R & Rose G; 6-7pm Clare W & Ann H. Thurs 25th 10-11am Tom & Jane F & JMcC. Fri 26th 6-7pm Mick & Clare. Please ensure that you arrive 5 minutes before your session and make your presence known to Fr Neil. Inform Fr Neil in good time if you cannot make a particular session . Doors will only be opened when two volunteers have arrived. Please put on a face mask and gloves. At the end when the doors are closed. Please put on an apron and assist with the cleaning of areas that have been used and all…
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COVID-19 and Mass in Church from 4th July

Fr Neil has just received the guidance from the Archdiocese about how to once again offer the sacrifice of the Mass....here are some of the key regulations: The obligation to attend Mass remains 'waived' - meaning you do NOT have to go to Mass at the moment. 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 70 people socially distanced at 1m plus. Communion will be in the hand and under one kind only.Fr Neil needs to work out how many people want to come to Mass on the weekend 4th/5th July NOT before... Fr Neil will offer 3 Masses on Saturday (12 noon,…
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Covid-19 latest update – 25th June.

A Message from the Metropolitan Archbishops of the Catholic Church in EnglandDear Brothers and sisters in Christ,Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.On Tuesday we heard the announcement that, from the 4th July this year, places of worship will be able to reopen for prayer and services. We welcome this news with great joy. Since the lockdown began, members of all faiths have faced restrictions on how they have been able to celebrate important religious festivals. Our own experience of Easter was unlike any other we have known. Now, in our churches, and with our people, we can look forward again to celebrating the central mysteries of our faith in the Holy Eucharist.The recent reopening of our churches for individual private prayer was…
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Bulletin for the week beginning 28th June – The Solemnity of Saints Peter & Paul.

SUNDAY Solemnity of Ss Peter & Paul Pro. pop. MONDAY Feria Pro. pop. TUESDAY Feria JC & family. WEDNESDAY Feria Michael Moyles. THURSDAY Feria Albert Raitt. FRIDAY Feast of St Thomas Ap Johnson Association. NOTE THE CHANGES IN TIMES>>>>SATURDAY Feria 12 noon (A-C) Pro. pop. 3pm (D-G) Eva Dunne. 6pm (H-K) Holy Father's intention. SUNDAY Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 8am (L-N) Anne Mulrennan. 10am (O-R) Pro.pop. 12noon (S-Z) Holy Father's intention.  CORONAVIRUS – UPDATE - In line with the current advice the present situation of ‘lockdown’ continues the obligation for the faithful to attend Holy Mass on a Sunday or Holy day of Obligation is removed, even after 4th July and is until further notice. Please read the Archbishop's letter under the Covid-19 update page. Until guidance is received…
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Bulletin for the week beginning 21st June – The Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

SUNDAY MASSES Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time Pro. pop. MONDAY Feast of Ss John Fisher & Thomas More Frank Tuite.  TUESDAY  Feria Marie Turner. WEDNESDAY Solemnity of the nativity of St John the Baptist Maureen Broadfield. THURSDAY Feria Shelia Henerby. FRIDAY Feria Cynthia (Pat) McGowan. SATURDAY Feria Joan, John & Anthony Boland. SUNDAY Solemnity of Ss Peter & Paul Pro. pop. If you have a particular intercession you want prayed please send Fr Neil an email fr.neil.bayliss@rcaob.org.uk or phone him and he will offer it during the daily Mass.  CORONAVIRUS – UPDATE In line with the current law the present situation of ‘lockdown’ continues the obligation for the faithful to attend Holy Mass on a Sunday or Holy day of Obligation is removed, until further notice. This also means that…
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FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2020

FIRST HOLY COMMUNIONS - the original dates of 6th & 13th June can no longer proceed as a result of Corona virus restrictions. New dates - Saturdays later in the year - will be announced when it is possible to do so. Fr Neil is initially proposing a couple of Saturday's in September, after the schools have returned. (Tbc).
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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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