St Francis of Assisi, Baddesley Clinton

[Archdiocese of Birmingham: Registered Charity No. 234216]


Fr John Sharp                                                      01564 782498

Second Sunday of Lent (A)                                                                         12th March 2017                               




                                    Saturday           6.00 pm           McCarthy Family

                                    Sunday             9.30 am            People of the Parish


Second Collection for CAFOD


Monday [Lenten Feria]

9.00 am                                               Estelle Crichton Snr


Tuesday [Lenten Feria]

9.00 am                                                Private Intention


Wednesday [Lenten Feria]

9.00 am                                                Intentions of Kevin McCarthy


Thursday [Lenten Feria]

9.00 am                                                Private Intention


Friday [St Patrick, bishop, patron of Ireland]

9.00 am                                                 Gerald McGrory

7.00 pm                                                Stations of the Cross


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: Sr Gertrude; Philomena Mary Dalmaine; Canon Raymond Walsh (former parish priest); Maria Onion; Sr Coletta (anniversaries).


Last Week’s Collection: £415.18.  Second Collection: £83.65.  Thank you.


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.


Do, please, look at the Warwick Deanery website – – which contains information about all the churches in our deanery and includes daily Mass readings.


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 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



Lord, who hast form’d me out of mud,

  And hast redeem’d me through thy bloud,

  And sanctifi’d me to do good;


Purge all my sinnes done heretofore:

  For I confesse my heavie score,

  And I will srive to sinne no more.


Enrich my heart, mouth, hands in me,

  With faith, with hope, with charitie;

  That I may runne, rise, rest with thee.


George Herbert (1593-1633)