Bulletin for the week beginning 16th May – The Seventh Sunday of Easter.

MASS TIMES SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER 8.30am   Pro. pop. 10.30am  Mary Danaher MONDAY 7.00pm Easter Feria Ann Geraghty. TUESDAY 10.00am Easter Feria Daphne McCarthy. WEDNESDAY 9.00am Easter Feria Spec. Int. (RC). THURSDAY (in School) Easter Feria Mass for Holy Cross School. FRIDAY 6.00pm Easter Feria Delia & James Durkin.  SATURDAY 10.00am  Easter Feria Daphne McCarthy. Vigil Masses 3pm   Holy Father. 6pm   Michael Brunnock.  SOLEMNITY OF PENSTECOST 8.30am   Jimmy O’Rourke. 10.30am  Pro. pop. 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 May 17th 2021 Please remember that the obligation to attend Mass on Sunday remains ‘waived’ – meaning you do NOT have to go to Mass at the…
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Bulletin for the week beginning 9th May – The Sixth Sunday of Easter.

MASS TIMES SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER 8.30am   pro. pop. 10.30am  Spec. Int. (SMcC). MONDAY 7.00pm Easter Feria Special Intention (Fr E). TUESDAY 10.00am Easter Feria Kieran Binnie. WEDNESDAY 9.00am Easter Feria Daphne McCarthy. THURSDAY 9.00am  Ascension of the Lord Mary Danaher. FRIDAY 6.00pm St Matthias Ap Private Intention. SATURDAY 10.00am Easter Feria Tony Mann. Vigil Masses 3pm   Spec. Int. Fre & G)  6pm   Holy Father. SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER 8.30am   Pro. pop. 10.30am  Mary Danaher. 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 until May 17th 2021 - Please remember that the obligation to attend Mass on Sunday remains ‘waived’ – meaning you do NOT have to go to…
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FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2021

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2020 - Only three children left to make their First Holy Communion's from 2020. If parents would like their child to make their First Holy Communion then they may do so at the parish Masses - perhaps a Saturday at 10am, or on Sunday at 8.30am or 10.30 am, please let Fr Neil that is what you wish to do 01213512161 or fr.neil.bayliss@rcaob.org.uk FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2021 - Parents of children NOT in Holy Cross School who wish their child / children (in School Year 3 and above) to receive their First Holy Communion later this year, (hopefully in June) must either post through the presbytery letter box the name, address, school and next of kin details (with contact number) of their child/children in writing or email…
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Information for Confirmation 25th May 2021

It is with delight that Fr Neil can state that Bishop David has confirmed that Tuesday 25th May will be the day (unless corona virus restrictions are increased) that he will come to the parish to confirm our children, that have been prepared. He has also agreed to say two Masses that day - to half the numbers at any one mass - thereby making it safer for us all. Times of masses are NOT yet fixed but one will be late afternoon and the other in the evening (eg 4.30pm and 6.30pm). Fr Neil will divide the children into two groups alphabetically by surname - with parish and Holy Cross school together. Fr Neil will write separately to the parent of the candidates shortly to confirm the times of…
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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 2021.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2021 - It is hoped that this might take place on the last Saturday of June - depending on the prevailing restrictions at that time. 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…
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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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