Bulletin for the week beginning 2nd August – The Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 8.30am 60th Wedding Ann (B&C). 10.30am Betty Codd. MONDAY 10.00am Feria Joseph Iafrati.  TUESDAY 10.00am St Jean-Marie Vianney Johnson Assoc. WEDNESDAY 9.00am Feria Betty Lordan. THURSDAY 10.00am Feast of the Transfiguration Johnson Assoc. FRIDAY 7.00pm Feria Spec Int (DB). SATURDAY St Dominic 10am Joan Downey. Sunday Vigil Masses 12.00 noon Spec. Int (Fr P) 6.00pm   Holy Father. SUNDAY Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 8.30am Pro. pop. 10.30am   Spec. Int. (TB) 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 - 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…
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Bulletin for the week beginning 26th July – The Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

MASS TIMES - Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 8.00am Anne Minto. 10.00am Pro, pop. 12 noon  Holy Father. MONDAY 10.00am Feria Mary Sberry.  TUESDAY 10.00am  Feria Johnson Assoc. WEDNESDAY 9.00am St Martha Spec. Int.. THURSDAY 10.00am Feria Johnson Assoc. FRIDAY 7.00pm St Ignatius Loyola Patrick Raftery. SATURDAY St Alphonus de Ligouri 12.00 noon Spec. Int (JH). 6.00pm Holy Father. Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 8.30am Special Intention Diamond Wedding (B&C). 10.30am Betty Codd. 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 - 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. Baptisms,…
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COVID-19 and Weekend Mass in Church for the month of August

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. 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 will offer 2 Masses on Saturday (12 noon, and 6pm) and 2 on Sunday (8.30am, 10.30am). At the end of every Mass the church will need to be cleaned - Fr Neil will need volunteers (under 70) to do…
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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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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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