Bulletin for the week beginning 21st Julu – The Sixtenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

SUNDAY MASSES Vigil Mass 6.00pm James O’Donnell 8.30am & 10.30am Julia Doherty / Pro.pop. Monday 10.00am Saint Mary Magdalene Julia Doherty Tuesday 10.00am Saint Bridget of Sweden. Patrick McGovern Wednesday 9.00am Feria Phoebe Molineux Thursday 10.00am Saint James, Apostle Margaret Henderson. Friday 7.00pm Saints Anne and Joachim, Peter Sherlock.  Saturday 10.00am Feria Special intention MASSES NEXT WEEKEND -Vigil Mass 6.00pm James O’Donnell 8.30am & 10.30am  Pro. pop. / Eugene Corr SATURDAY CONFESSIONS - 10.30am – 11.30am & 5.30pm - 5.45pm THIS WEEKEND THERE IS A COLLECTION FOR THE ERDINGTON FOOD BANK - Before you go on holiday.... there is a collection this weekend of the following items only! Tins of tomatoes, tins of rice pudding, sugar and UHT milk. This is what is needed most at this time! Nothing else…
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Bulletin for the week beginning 14th July The Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

SUNDAY MASSES Vigil Mass 6.00pm Oliver Dignam 8.30am & 10.30am Pro.pop. / Baby Finlay James). Monday 7.00pm Saint Bonaventure Julia Doherty. Tuesday 10.00am Feria Ruby Millard. Wednesday 9.00am Saint Kenelm Julia Doherty. Thursday 9.15am in Holy Cross School. Feria Patrick McGovern  Friday 7.00pm Feria Kathleen Jones . Saturday 10.00am Feria Julia Doherty MASSES NEXT WEEKEND Vigil Mass 6.00pm James O’Donnell 8.30am & 10.30am Julia Doherty / Pro. pop. SATURDAY CONFESSIONS - 10.30am – 11.30am & 5.30pm - 5.45pm THIS WEEKEND THERE IS A RETIRING COLLECTION FOR THE COLUMBAN FATHERS CHILDREN’S LITURGY GROUP BBQ - Children are invited to join a Summer BBQ in the parish gardens this Sunday July 14th immediately after the 10.30 Mass. Parents are requested to complete the form available from the table in the porch and return…
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Bulletin for the week beginning 7th July – The Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

SUNDAY MASSES Vigil Mass 6.00pm Nancy Lenehan 8.30am & 10.30am Pro.pop./40th Anniversary (Sarah and Peter McCann) Monday 7.00pm Feria David Oldham. Tuesday 12 noon Feria Bill Looney. Wednesday 9.00am Feria Special intention (KJ) Thursday 9.00am St Benedict Special intention (B). Friday 9.00am Feria Assumpta Whelan  Saturday morning NO MASS MASSES NEXT WEEKEND Vigil Mass 6.00pm Oliver Dignam 8.30am & 10.30am Pro. pop. / Baby Finlay James SATURDAY NO CONFESSIONS THIS WEEKEND THERE IS A RETIRING COLLECTION FOR THE APOSTLESHIP OF THE SEA AND NEXT WEEKEND FOR THE COLUMBAN FATHERS SENIOR CITIZENS’ LUNCH - The next lunch will take place this Tuesday July 9th immediately following Mass at 12 noon. Please sign the list in the porch if you wish to attend. CHILDREN’S LITURGY GROUP BBQ - Children are invited to…
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Bulletin for the week beginning 30th June – The Solemnity of Saints Peter & Paul

SUNDAY MASSES Vigil Mass 6.00pm Joan, John and Anthony Boland 8.30am & 10.30am Anne Mulrennan / Pro.pop. Monday 7.00pm St Oliver Plunkett Michael Moyles. Tuesday 11.00am Requiem Mass for Ernest Cummings. Wednesday 9.00am St Thomas, ApMaura Thornton Thursday 7.00pm Mass with Confirmation Eva Dunne. Friday 9.00am Feria William Thornton. Saturday 10.00am Feria Esther Timms MASSES NEXT WEEKEND Vigil Mass 6.00pm Nancy Lenehan  8.30am & 10.30am Pro.pop. / 40th Anniversary (Sarah and Peter McCann) SATURDAY CONFESSIONS - 10.30am – 11.30am & 5.30pm - 5.45pm NEXT WEEKEND THERE IS A RETIRING COLLECTION FOR THE APOSTLESHIP OF THE SEA NEW READERS’ ROTA - The new rota commences July 6th / 7th and is available from the Sacristy. SENIOR CITIZENS’ LUNCH - The next lunch will take place on Tuesday July 9th immediately following…
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Information for Confirmation July 2019

Information for parents who have children NOT in Holy Cross Catholic Primary School. There will be a practice for all children being confirmed this year in Church on Tuesday 2nd July beginning at 9am. Confirmation  - 2019 This year there will be a series of lessons from February to June immediately prior to the Confirmation itself on 4th July 2019. 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: 16th February 2019, 16th March 2019, 13th April 2019, 11th May 2019 and 22nd June 2019.   In these sessions instruction will be given in the following topic areas:A base line assessment and introduction to…
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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 8th/15th June 2019

For Children NOT in Holy Cross School: First Holy Communion - 2019 - This year there will be instruction in the months of January - May immediately prior to the First Holy Communion Day itself (Saturday 8th /15th 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: 12th January, 16th February, 16th March, 13th April, and 11th May 2019. Candidates will be expected to attend all sessions and as many Sunday masses as they can throughout January - June. In these five sessions instruction will be given in the following topic areas:…
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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 (2019)

Ash Wednesday               March 6th Good Friday                      April 19th Liturgy of the Day 3pm Easter Sunday                  April 21st Masses at 8.30am & 10.30am Walsingham Pilgrimage    May 11th Departing from Holy Cross at 7.30am Mass & Ramble                May 28th Mass will be offered at Harvington Hall 10am First Holy Communion   June 8th/15th Masses at 12 noon Confirmation                    July 4th at 7pm 20/20 Cricket                    July ??  (tbc)
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