Bulletin for the week beginning 25th January – The Third Sunday in Ordinary Time.

SUNDAY MASSES Vigil Mass 6.00pm Ned Brunnock 8.30am & 10.30am Pro. pop./Deceased Leydon and Cusack families. Monday NO MASS Tuesday NO MASS The church will be opened at 10.15am for Ministers of Holy Communion Wednesday NO MASS Thursday 9.00am at Holy Cross School Father John Berry. Friday 7.00pm Saint John Bosco Special intention (JE). Saturday 10.00am  Feria Tony Masterson. MASSES NEXT WEEKEND Vigil Mass 6.00pm Violet and Arthur Betts 8.30am & 10.30am Pro. pop./Christine Gleeson. SATURDAY CONFESSIONS - 10.30am – 11.30am & 5.30pm - 5.45pm HOLY CROSS GUILD VISIT TO THE BBC STUDIOS - Following a very good response, the proposed visit to the BBC Studios on February 19th will definitely go ahead. If you have signed up for this visit please make a non-refundable payment to the parish office…
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Bulletin for the week beginning 18th January – The Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

SUNDAY MASSES Vigil Mass 6.00pm Witold Tokarzewski. 8.30am & 10.30am Pro. pop./Grzegorz Hariasz & special intention.  Monday 9.00am Feria Lily Cahill. Tuesday 10.00am St Agnes Derek Hodgson. Wednesday 9.00am  Feria Marie Downey. Thursday 9.15am at Holy Cross School Rachel Nash. Friday 7.00pm St Francis de Sales David Hurd. Saturday 10.00am  Conversion of St Paul Thanksgiving (MM). MASSES NEXT WEEKEND Vigil Mass 6.00pm Ned Brunnock. 8.30am & 10.30am Pro. pop./Deceased Leydon and Cusack families. SATURDAY CONFESSIONS 10.30am – 11.30am & 5.30pm - 5.45pm HOLY CROSS GUILD – NEXT EVENT - Subject to demand, our next proposed visit will be on Wednesday February 19th 2020. It will be a Guided Tour of the BBC Studios at the Mailbox in Birmingham City centre commencing at 1.00pm. Cost is £10.50 for seniors, £12.50 if…
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Bulletin for the week beginning 12th January – The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

SUNDAY MASSES Vigil Mass 6.00pm . John Hughes 8.30am & 10.30am Margaret & Bernard Marshal/Pro.pop. Monday 7.00pm Feria Kathleen and Kevin Dupuis. Tuesday 10.00am Feria Deceased Connor and Ryan families. Wednesday 9.00am Feria Liz Wainhouse. Thursday 9.15am at holy cross School Ellen Slattery. Friday 7.00pm St Antony, Abbot Mike Gutowski. Saturday 10.00am   Feria John Byrne. MASSES NEXT WEEKEND Vigil Mass 6.00pm Witold Tokarzewski 8.30am & 10.30am Pro. pop. / Grzegorz Hariasz. SATURDAY CONFESSIONS 10.30am – 11.30am & 5.30pm - 5.45pm . CHILDREN’S LITURGY EPIPHANY PARTY - Will take place this Sunday 12th January following the 10.30am Mass (10.30am to 1.00pm). An invitation including a consent form will be provided by a Liturgy Leader. BISHOP WALSH SCHOOL - The Prospectus for Bishop Walsh School’s sixth form is available at the back…
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Information for Confirmation February 2020

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 3rd October 2019 in church at 7pm.  Confirmation  - 2020 This year there will be a series of lessons from October to February immediately prior to the Confirmation itself on 27th February 2020. 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: 19th October 2019, 9th November 2019, 14th December 2019, 11th January 2020 and 8th February 2020.  In these sessions instruction will be given in the following topic areas:A base line assessment and…
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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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Dates for your diary (2020)

Ash Wednesday               February 26th Good Friday                      April 10th Liturgy of the Day 3pm Easter Sunday                  April 12th Masses at 8.30am & 10.30am Walsingham Pilgrimage    May 9th Departing from Holy Cross at 7.30am Mass & Ramble                May 25th Mass will be offered at Harvington Hall 10am First Holy Communion   June 6th/13th Masses at 12 noon Confirmation                    February 27th at 7pm 20/20 Cricket                    July ??  (tbc)
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