Bulletin for the week beginning 24th May – The Seventh Sunday of Easter

SUNDAY MASSES Seventh Sunday of Easter Pro. pop. MONDAY St Bede the Venerable Paddy Daly. TUESDAY  St Philip Neri Spec. Int. (PM). WEDNESDAY St Augustine of Canterbury Bruno Krawiec. THURSDAY Easter Feria Michael Brunnock. FRIDAY Solemnity of Dedication Spec. Int. – Recovery. SATURDAY Easter Feria Peter Mack, Eric & Norah Moore. Solemnity of Pentecost Pro. pop. NO CONFESSIONS In the current situation If you have a particular intercession you want prayed please send Fr Neil an email fr.neil.bayliss@rcaob.org.uk or phone him. and he will offer it during the daily Mass.  CORONAVIRUS – UPDATE In line with the current law  the present situation of ‘lockdown’ continues the obligation for the faithful to attend Holy Mass on a Sunday or Holy day of Obligation is removed, until further notice. This also means…
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Bulletin for the week beginning 17th May – The Sixth Sunday of Easter.

SUNDAY MASSES Sixth Sunday of Easter Patrick Fitzpatrick. MONDAY Easter Feria Spec. Int. TUESDAY Easter Feria Neville Harvey. WEDNESDAY Easter Feria Frederigo Capanni. THURSDAY Solemnity of the Ascension Jeanette O’Donnell. FRIDAY Easter Feria Pro.pop. SATURDAY Easter Feria Marie Turner. Seventh Sunday of Easter Pro. pop. NO CONFESSIONS - In the current situation. If you have a particular intercession you want prayed please send Fr Neil an email fr.neil.bayliss@rcaob.org.uk or phone him. and he will offer it during the daily Mass.  CORONAVIRUS – UPDATE - As last weeks’ announcement from the Prime Minister the present situation of ‘lockdown’ continues  the obligation for the faithful to attend Holy Mass on a Sunday or Holy day of Obligation is removed, until further notice. This also means that all weddings and baptisms are cancelled/postponed…
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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.
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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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