St Francis of Assisi, Baddesley Clinton

[Archdiocese of Birmingham: Registered Charity No. 234216]


Fr John Sharp                                          01564 782498

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)                            12th November 2017                               




                               Saturday           6.00 pm            People of the Parish

                               Sunday             9.30 am            Dead of War


Monday [Feria]

9.00 am                   Holy Souls


Tuesday [Feria]

9.00 am                   Special Intention


Wednesday [St Albert the Great, bishop, doctor of the Church]

9.00 am                   Holy Souls


Thursday [St Edmund of Abingdon, bishop]

9.00 am                   Brian Kerins


Friday [St Hilda, abbess]

9.00 am                   Deceased of Cooper, Carter and Knowles Families

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at the end of Mass until 10.00 am


Saturday [Feria (of Our Lady)]

9.00 am                   Well-being of Patrick Eustace 



Confessions: Saturday, 4.30-5.00 pm


------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Please pray for the sick in our parish and for those who have died: Cecilia Spencer; Sr Francesca; John Hardeman; Mary Elizabeth Turner (anniversaries).


Last Week’s Collection: £293.20.  Second Collection: £94.65. Thank you. 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Bible Study.  No Bible Study this week; it will resume on 21 November


November is the month of the Holy Souls.  The names of those whom you wish to be remembered at Mass throughout the month can be placed in the casket before the altar; offerings can be placed in the box marked ‘Holy Souls’ by our Lady’s altar.


Today, as we celebrate a Requiem Mass for those who have died in the service of their country, we hope to end at the Calvary War Memorial in the churchyard.

The Calvary is showing signs of its age, nearly a hundred years after its erection, and a recent report commissioned from a structural engineer shows that it is in need of work in the near future to repair and restore it, if it is to last for another hundred years.

It is hoped that this work will be undertaken next spring/early summer, so that the memorial is back in place in time for Remembrance Sunday 2018, the centenary of the ending of the First World War. 

The cost of this work is likely to be quite considerable; until the work goes out to tender, it is not possible to give a precise figure, but as soon as this is available, it will be made known.  We shall have to think about how we are going to pay for it.  Whatever the sum, we owe it to the men it commemorates, who gave their lives for our freedom, to restore it properly.



Almighty and eternal God,

hear our prayers for your son/daughter N.,

whom you have called from this life to yourself.


Grant him/her light, happiness and peace.

Let him/her pass in safety through the gates of death,

and live for ever with all your saints

in the light you promised to Abraham

and to all  his descendants in faith.


Guard him/her from all harm

and on that great day of resurrection and reward

raise him/her up with all your saints.

Pardon his/her sins

and given him/her eternal life in your kingdom.


We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.


Prayer for one who has just died