Bulletin for the week beginning 1st August the Eighteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

MASS TIMES: EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 8.30am   Pro. Pop. 10.30am  Val McAlister. MONDAY 7.00pm  Feria Jackie Johnson. TUESDAY 10.00am Feria Johnson Fund. WEDNESDAY 9.00am St John Vianney Johnson Fund. THURSDAY 6.00pm Feria Brendan Woods. FRIDAY 6.00pm Transfiguration of the Lord Rourke Family. SATURDAY 10.00am Feria Tess Sharkey. Vigil Mass 6pm Eileen Byrne. NINETEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME   8.30am   Pro. Pop.   10.30am  Carmel Maher. 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 From July 19th 2021 Please remember that the obligation to attend Mass on Sunday remains ‘waived’ – meaning you do NOT have to go to Mass at the moment. Baptisms, Marriages and Funerals are allowed in church with no…
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Bulletin for the week beginning 25th July – The Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

MASS TIMES: SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 8.30am   Pamela O’Rourke. 10.30am  Pro. Pop. MONDAY 7.00pm  Ss Joachim & Anne Jackie Johnson. TUESDAY 10.00am Feria Pat Stokes. WEDNESDAY 9.00am Feria Spec. Int. THURSDAY 9.00am St Martha Johnson Fund. FRIDAY 6.00pm Feria Margaret Boylett. SATURDAY 10.00am Feria Johnson Fund. Vigil Mass 6pm Camel Maher EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME  8.30am   Pro. Pop.  10.30am  Val McAlister. 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 From July 19th 2021 - Please remember that the obligation to attend Mass on Sunday remains ‘waived’ – meaning you do NOT have to go to Mass at the moment. Baptisms, Marriages and Funerals are allowed in church with…
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Latest guidance from the Conference of Bishops of England and Wales

CATHOLIC BISHOPS’ CONFERENCE OF ENGLAND AND WALES Covid-19 Route Map: Step 4 Guidance (a summary of key points) Churches should continue to provide hand sanitiser at entrances and exits and face coverings are strongly recommended to be worn by those in church. General cleaning to a good standard, using commonly available cleaning fluids and detergents, with attention to frequent touchpoints is the standard to continue. Care has to be taken to ensure that churches continue to be places where people feel safe to gather to worship. Each local community should examine the local conditions regarding the virus, and adopt an attitude of care for the people who desire to attend Mass. Acts of Worship As the restrictions are lifted public acts of worship can return to normal practice, with some…
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FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2022

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2022 - Provisionally planned for Saturday 18th June 2022, for children who will start their preparation in January 2022. There will be two Masses, the first at 12 noon the second at 3pm. . Parents will be informed by letter of these arrangements. For further information please contact Fr Neil on 01213512161 or by email fr.neil.bayliss@rcaob.org.uk
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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. A date has still to be arranged but like last year it will be a mid week evening Mass. If you have any queries contact Fr. Neil on (01213512161) or fr.neil.bayliss@rcaob.org.uk
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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 18th June. Parents of children NOT in Holy Cross School - Fr. Neil will organise a zoom session soon to discuss how preparation is going. 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…
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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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