St Francis of Assisi, Baddesley Clinton

[Archdiocese of Birmingham: Registered Charity No. 234216]

 

Fr John Sharp                                    www.sfachurch.co.uk                            01564 782498

Third Sunday of Advent (A) [Gaudete Sunday]                                     11th December 2016                               

                          

PARISH LITURGY – MASS TIMES and INTENTIONS

 

                                    Saturday           6.00 pm           People of the Parish

                                    Sunday             9.30 am            Wattrus & Kettle Families

 

Second Collection for the Fr Hudson’s Society

 

Monday [Advent Feria]

9.00 am                                                Michael and Maureen Powell

 

Tuesday [St Lucy, virgin and martyr]

9.00 am                                                Private Intention

 

Wednesday [St John of the Cross, priest, doctor of the Church]

9.00 am                                                Private Intention

 

Thursday [Advent Feria]

9.00 am                                                Queen and Prince Philip

 

Friday [Advent Feria]

9.00 am                                                Private Intention

 

Saturday [Advent Feria]

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: Cecilia Spencer; Sr Francesca; John Hardeman; Mary Elizabeth Turner (anniversaries).

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Last Week’s Collection: £260.10.  Thank you.

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If you have a mission red box, please return it for emptying by next Sunday at the latest.

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Fr Sharp would be grateful for help in cleaning the brass and silver in preparation for Christmas.

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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.

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Thank you to Suzanne Crichton, who has kindly agreed to take on responsibility for the church cleaning rota from the new year.  At present, there are only two people who clean the church on a regular basis and we are looking to recruit more volunteers.  Please give some consideration to this, even if you can commit to only once or twice a year.  Why not involve all the members of your family, rather than feel you have to do it alone?  No one will have to help clean the church more than once every six to eight weeks, but we do need more than the two who presently undertake it.

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Copies of the 2017 edition of the Diocesan Year Book are available at the back of church, price £3.50.

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THE ANGELUS

 

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.