St Francis of Assisi, Baddesley Clinton

[Archdiocese of Birmingham: Registered Charity No. 234216]

 

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

Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)                                                       26th February 2017                               

                          

PARISH LITURGY – MASS TIMES and INTENTIONS

 

                                    Saturday           6.00 pm           People of the Parish

                                    Sunday             9.30 am            In Thanksgiving          

 

 

Monday [Feria]

9.00 am                                               Geoffrey and Nora Newbold

 

Tuesday [Feria]

9.00 am                                                Private Intention

 

Wednesday [Ash Wednesday  Day of Fasting and Abstinence]

9.00 am                                                Arthur Poole

7.30 pm                                               People of the Parish

 

Blessing and Distribution of ashes at both Masses

 

Thursday [St Chad, bishop, patron of the diocese]

9.00 am                                                John Curry

 

Friday [Lenten Feria]

9.00 am                                                Private Intention

 

Saturday [Lenten 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: John Curry; Thomas Arthur Poole; Veronica Cusack; Rex Cusack; Hans Bammel; Mignon Cope (anniversaries).

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Last Week’s Collection: £290.15.  Thank you.

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It would be a kindness if all Christmas wreaths could be removed from graves (and preferably disposed of off-site) by Tuesday; thereafter, they will be removed without further notice.

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There will be a second collection at both the Sunday Masses next weekend for the Maintenance of St Chad’s Cathedral, Birmingham.

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40 Days for Life, the annual campaign to help save babies from being aborted, runs in Birmingham from 1st March until 9th April, and involves a peaceful vigil outside the Marie Stopes Abortion Centre, 4 Arthur Road, Birmingham, B15 2UL, where over 5,000 babies are aborted each year.  See the leaflets at the back of church for more information.  This year is the 50th anniversary of the Abortion Act; 8.7 million babies have been aborted in the UK since then.

There will be a launch event next Sunday (26th February) at the Oratory in Birmingham, where you can learn about the spiritual essentials for the pro-lie battle.  See poster in church porch for more details.

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A reminder that Church Cleaning Group B will be meeting at 10.30 am on Saturday to undertake the cleaning of the church.

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The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will run from 27th May until 2nd June.  There is a brochure and booking forms in the church porch; copies can also be downloaded at www.tangey-tours.com. Sick pilgrims requiring extensive medical care should contact Miss Fiona Bonham, Pilgrimage Office, Cathedral House, St Chad’s Queensway, Birmingham, B4 6EU.  If you are a nurse and wish to volunteer your serives, please contact Trish Brookes at lourdesadmin@rc-birmingham.org.

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