St Francis of Assisi, Baddesley Clinton

[Archdiocese of Birmingham: Registered Charity No. 234216]


Fr John Sharp                                                      01564 782498

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)                                                          22nd January 2017                               




                                    Saturday           6.00 pm           People of the Parish

                                    Sunday             9.30 am            Michael McCarthy


Monday [St Nicholas Owen, religious]

9.00 am                                               Private Intention


Tuesday [St Francis de Sales, bishop, doctor of the Church]

9.00 am                                                Denis McCarthy


Wednesday [Conversion of St Paul Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity ends]

9.00 am                                                Mrs Lewis


Thursday [Ss Timothy and Titus, bishops]

9.00 am                                                Private Intention


Friday [Feria]

9.00 am                                                James Quinn


Saturday [St Thomas Aquinas, priest, doctor of the Church]

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: Michael McCarthy; Eva Spink; John Spencer; John William Butterley (anniversaries).


Last Week’s Collection: £362.61.  Thank you.


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


There will be a Deanery Readers’ Day at St Gregory the Great Church Hall, Welcombe Road, Stratford-upon-Avon on Saturday, to which all who read at Mass are invited.  See poster in church porch for more details.


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.



Let us note that this Sacrament [of the Altar] has a threefold meaning:

In regard to the past, it is commemorative of the Lord’s Passion, which was a true sacrifice, and because of this the Sacrament in called a sacrifice.

In regard to a fact of our own time, that is, to the unity of the Church and that through this Sacrament mankind should be gathered together.  Because of this the Sacrament is called communion.  St John Damscene says the Sacramernt is called communion because by means of it we communicate with Christ, and this because we hereby share in His Body and in His Divinity, and because by it we are communicated to and united with one another.

In regard to the future, the Sacrament foreshadows that enjoyment of God which shall be ours in our fatherland.  On this account the Sacrament is called viaticum, since it provides us with the means of journeying to that fatherland.  On this account, too, the Sacrament is also called Eucharist, that is to say, the good grace, either because the grace of God is life eternal, or because it reallt contains Christ who is the fullness of grace.

In Greek the Sacrament is also called Metalipsis, that is, Assumption, for through the Sacrament we assume the divinity of the Son of God.


St Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274)