St Francis of Assisi, Baddesley Clinton

[Archdiocese of Birmingham: Registered Charity No. 234216]


Fr John Sharp                                                      01564 782498

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord (A)                                                   9th April 2017                               




                                    Saturday           6.00 pm                       People of the Parish

                                    Sunday             9.30 am                        Agnes Pomfret


Monday in Holy Week

9.00 am                                                Mrs Holmes         


Tuesday in Holy Week

9.00 am                                                Intentions of Julia Bunch


Wednesday in Holy Week

9.00 am                                                Welfare of Peter McCarthy

The CHRISM MASS takes place in St Chad’s Cathedral, Birmingham, at 11.30 am






‘Just as the week has its beginning and climax in the celebration of Sunday, so the Easter Triduum is the summit and culmination of the whole liturgical year’



7.30 pm        Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper, followed by the Watch at the

                    Altar of Repose until 9.00 pm


GOOD FRIDAY [Day of Fasting and Abstinence]

3.00 pm        Celebration of the Lord’s Passion

7.30 pm        Stations of the Cross and Veneration of the Relic of the True Cross

Retiring Collection for the Holy Places (the churches, shrines, educational and medical establishments administered by the Catholic Church in the Holy Land) at both services.



8.00 pm      The Easter Vigil

Please assemble outside for the Service of Light, after which we process into the church for the Easter Proclamation (Exsultet) and the Vigil readings.  During the Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord, there is the blessing of water and renewal of baptismal vows.



Confessions: Friday, 12.00-12.30 pm

                     No Saturday Confessions


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Please pray for the sick in our parish and for those who have died: Sr M. Colette; Audrey Butler; Mary Smallwood; Sr M. Ellen (anniversaries).

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Last Week’s Collection: £256.84.  Thank you.


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 services, please contact Trish Brookes at


The Diocesan Pilgrimage to the National Shrine to Our Blessed Lady at Walsingham takes place on Saturday, 13th May.  Please see the poster in the church porch for more details.


Following a report from the Care Quality Commission, which revealed very dangerous and illegal practices at Marie Stopes International abortion clinics, Life and SPUC have launched a joint petition to have the company stripped of its licence to perform abortions in the UK.  Copies of the petition, and of the reasoning behind it, are available at the back of church.


The annual March for Life UK will be held in Birmingham on Saturday, 20th May.  See the poster in the church porch.  More details at