Bulletin for the week beginning 27th February – The Second Sunday of Lent

MASS TIMES Second Sunday of Lent 8.30am  Pro, pop. 10.30am  Jacqueline Skidmore. MONDAY 10.00am  Feast of Saint David Fr Patrick Joyce. TUESDAY 9.00am Feast of Saint Chad Mary & Bill Murphy. WEDNESDAY 9.00am Lent Feria Beth Merritt. THURSDAY 10.00am Lent Feria Patrick Dunphy. FRIDAY 10.00am Lent Feria Mary Stack. SATURDAY 10.00am Lent Feria Michael Fleming. Vigil for Sunday 6pm  Susan Lee. SUNDAY Third Sunday of Lent  8.30am  Pro, pop. 10.30am  Mr & Mrs McMillan. 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 February 22nd 2021 - Please remember that the obligation to attend Mass on Sunday remains ‘waived’ – meaning you do NOT have to go to Mass…
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Bulletin for the week beginning 21st February – The First Sunday of Lent.

MASS TIMES First Sunday of Lent  8.30am Spec. Int (Ronald). 10.30am  Pro, pop. MONDAY 10.00am Feast of the Chair of St Peter Celia & Patrick McSharry. TUESDAY 10.00am Lent Feria Celia Hurd & Pauline Perret. WEDNESDAY 9.00am Lent Feria George Wheeler. THURSDAY 10.00am Lent Feria Ann Galvin. FRIDAY 10.00am Lent Feria Iris & Maurice Westray. SATURDAY 10.00am Lent Feria Vashtee Steer Vigil for Sunday    6pm  Spec Int (ER). Second Sunday of Lent  8.30am  Pro, pop  10.30am  Jacqueline Skidmore. 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 January 4th 2021 - Please remember that the obligation to attend Mass on Sunday remains ‘waived’ – meaning you do NOT have…
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Holy Week & Easter at Holy Cross 2021 (Tickets)

There is a current limit of 80 tickets for each Mass/liturgy, and here are the links to obtain tickets (which are available from 17th February) for the various Masses/Liturgies of Holy Week and Easter: For Palm Sunday 10.30am (only) https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/palm-sunday-1030am-mass-tickets-140815680491 For Maundy Thursday https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/maundy-thursday-7pm-mass-tickets-140821295285 For Good Friday https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/good-friday-liturgy-3pm-tickets-140822348435 For the Easter Vigil https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/holy-saturday-easter-vigil-7pm-tickets-140822910115 For Easter Day 8.30am (only) https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/easter-day-830am-mass-tickets-140823604191 For Easter Day 10.30am (only) https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/easter-day-1030am-mass-tickets-140824073595 For Easter Day 12.30pm (only) https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/easter-day-mass-at-1230pm-tickets-143083232801 Tickets not available for this Mass until 28th March. Remember that if you cannot get tickets for any of the three Easter Day Masses (Vigil, 8.30am or 10.30am) that Easter like Christmas is an 'octave' and so the following 7 days and 9 Masses all count as Easter Day!
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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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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 COMMUNION2021 - 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 Fr Neil before February 1st. fr.neil.bayliss@rcaob.org.uk First Holy Communion - 2021 There will be no preparation classes offered this year because of the pandemic. Fr Neil will purchase books that will allow parents and children to work together at home. There will be a monthly 'zoom' meeting discuss progress, problems etc.. ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE DAY - If pandemic restrictions allow. Photographs - The photographer will be in the church hall from 10.00 a.m. onwards…
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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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