St Francis of Assisi, Baddesley Clinton

[Archdiocese of Birmingham: Registered Charity No. 234216]


Fr John Sharp                                                      01564 782498

First Sunday of Advent (A)                                                                  27th November 2016                               




                                    Saturday           6.00 pm           People of the Parish

                                    Sunday             9.30 am            Rena Murray


Monday [Advent Feria]

9.00 am                                                Holy Souls


Tuesday [Advent Feria]

9.00 am                                                Deceased Members of the McGrory Family


Wednesday [St Andrew, apostle]

9.00 am                                                Deceased Members of the Cooper and Carter Families


Thursday [St Edmund Campion, priest and martyr]

9.00 am                                                Private Intention


Friday [Advent Feria]

9.00 am                                                Private Intention


Saturday [St Francis Xavier, priest]

9.00 am                                                Private Intention



Confessions: Saturday, 4.30-5.00 pm


----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Please pray for the sick in our parish and for those who have died: James Edward Jeffs; Mildred Pountney; William Veale; Harry Glanville; Thomas Sampson; Clarice Mulroy (anniversaries).


Last Week’s Collection: £246.52.  Thank you.


November is the month of the Holy Souls.  The names of those whom you wish to be remembered at Mass throughout the month can be placed in the casket before the altar (until Wednesday); offerings can be placed in the box marked ‘Holy Souls’ by Our Lady’s altar.


If you have a mission red box, please return it for emptying before the middle of December.


Next weekend, at both Sunday Masses, there will be a second collection for the Poor Parishes of the Diocese.  Please note that there will be another second collection, for Father Hudson’s Society, the following weekend.


If you would like to help decorate the church for Christmas, please put your donation on the plate at the back of church.

Please note that the first Mass of Christmas will be at 8.00 pm on Christmas Eve.

Mass on Christmas Day will be at 9.30 am.

Mass on Monday, 26th December will be at 10.00 am.


Thank you to those who responded to the survey over the last few weeks.  We have had a good response to the appeal for volunteers to help secure the future of our parish.  Over the coming weeks we will make contact with  parishioners who have volunteered to discuss the roles in some more detail and to begin to take on some areas of responsibility.  Of course, there is still an opportunity for anyone who still wishes to volunteer – please let Frank Eustace or David Turpin know.





V/.      The Angel of the Lord declared to Mary.

R/.       And she conceived by the Holy Spirit.

            Hail Mary…


V/.      Behold the handmaid of the Lord.

R/.       Be it done to me according to Thy word.

            Hail Mary…


V/.      The Word was made flesh.

R/.       And dwelt among us.

            Hail Mary…


V/.      Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.

R/.       That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.


            Let us pray.

            Pour forth, we beseech Thee, of Lord, Thy grace into our hearts, that we to whom

the Incarnation of Christ Thy Son was made known by the message of an angel, may

by His passion and cross be brought to the glory of His resurrection, through the

same Christ our Lord. Amen.