St Francis of Assisi, Baddesley Clinton

[Archdiocese of Birmingham: Registered Charity No. 234216]


Fr John Sharp                                           01564 782498

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)                                               23rd July 2017                               





                               Saturday           6.00 pm            Jack Brennan

                               Sunday             9.30 am            People of the Parish    


Monday [Feria]

9.00 am                               Intentions of Sheila Boyle       


Tuesday [St James, apostle]

9.00 am                               Welfare of Pauline Swann


Wednesday [Ss Joachim and Anne, parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary]

9.00 am                               Private Intention


Thursday [Feria]

9.00 am                               Welfare of Gerardine Bowen


Friday [Feria]

9.00 am                               Private Intention


Saturday [St Martha]

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: William Nolan; Dolly Mince (anniversaries).


Last Week’s Collection: £355.66.  Thank you. 


A Polite but Firm Notice

The continuing building work at St Clare’s Hermitage has severely curtailed the amount of available car parking space, especially during the working week when the contractors are here.  Some people have taken to parking, sometimes for long periods, in front of the Old School House and its carport, causing inconvenience to its owners.  The Old School House is not parish property and no one has a right to park in front of it – to do so is to trespass - or to inconvenience the owners by impeding their vehicular access.



Give me thy grace, good Lord,

to set the world at nought

To bewail my sins passed;

For the purging of them patiently to suffer adversity.

Gladly to bear my purgatory here;

To be joyful of tribulations;

To walk the narrow way that leadeth to life;

To bear the cross with Christ;

To have the last things in remembrance;

To have ever afore mine eye my death, that is ever at hand,

To make death no stranger to me;

To foresee and consider the everlasting fire of hell;

To pray for pardon before the judge come;

To have continually in mind the passion that Christ suffered for me;

For his benefits uncessantly to give him thanks;

To buy the time again that I before have lost.


St Thomas More (1478-1535), written while a prisoner in the Tower of London awaiting execution