St Francis of Assisi, Baddesley Clinton

[Archdiocese of Birmingham: Registered Charity No. 234216]


Fr John Sharp                                                      01564 782498

Epiphany of the Lord                                                                               8th January 2017                               




                                    Saturday           6.00 pm           People of the Parish

                                    Sunday             9.30 am            Celebrant’s Intentions


Monday [Baptism of the Lord]

9.00 am                                               Private Intention


The Season of Christmas ends


Tuesday [Feria]

9.00 am                                                Denis McCarthy


Wednesday [Feria]

9.00 am                                                Private Intention


Thursday [St Aelred of Rievaulx, abbot]

9.00 am                                                Denis McCarthy and Family


Friday [St Hilary, bishop, doctor of the Church]

9.00 am                                                Denis McCarthy


Saturday [Feria (of Our Lady)]

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 Goddard Pinchem; Kenneth Cartter; Sr M. Francis; Sr M. Philippa; Ronald Smith; Mary Smith; Frederick Charles Gray (anniversaries).


Last Week’s Collection: £331.30.  Thank you.


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


The annual Parish Finance Meeting will be held after Mass on Sunday, 5th February.  This is an opportunity to look at our income and expenditure in 2016 and to assess the state of our finances.  Everyone is welcome.



Proclamation of the moveable Feasts of the Year

[traditionally made on the Solemnity of the Epiphany]


Dear brothers and sisters, the glory of the Lord has shone upon us and shall ever be manifest among us, until the day of his return.  Through the rhythms of times and seasons let us celebrate the mysteries of our salvation.

Let us recall the year’s culmination, the Easter Triduum of the Lord: his crucifixion, his burial and rising, celebrated between the evening of the thirteenth of April and the dawn of the sixteenth of April.  Every Sunday, as in a weekly Easter, holy Church makes present that great and saving deed by which Christ has forever conquered sin and death.

From Easter come forth and are reckoned all the days we keep holy: Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, on the first of March; the Ascension of the Lord on the twenty-fifth of May (transferred in England and Wales to the twenty-eighth of May); and Pentecost, the close of the Eater season, on the fourth of June; the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, on the fifteenth of June (transferred in England and Wales to the eighteenth of June); the first Sunday of Advent, on third of December.

Likewise the pilgrim Church proclaims the Passover of the Lord in the feasts of the holy Mother of God, in the feasts of the Apostles and Saints, and in the commemoration of the faithful departed.  The titular solemnity of the church, dedicated to St Francis of Assisi, will be celebrated on the fourth of October, and the anniversary of its consecration on the fifth of September (celebrated on the twenty-ninth of May).

To Christ who was, who is, and who is to come, Lord of time and history, be endless praise, for ever and ever. Amen.