St Francis of Assisi, Baddesley Clinton

[Archdiocese of Birmingham: Registered Charity No. 234216]


Fr John Sharp                                          01564 782498

First Sunday of Advent (B)                                                         3rd December 2017                               




                               Saturday           6.00 pm            People of the Parish

                               Sunday             9.30 am            Welfare of Alex Bunch


Monday [St John Damascene, priest, doctor of the Church]

9.00 am                   Willie Slyne


Tuesday [St Birinus, bishop]

9.00 am                   Private Intention


Wednesday [St Nicholas, bishop]

9.00 am                   Welfare of Mrs Cooper


Thursday [St Ambrose, bishop, doctor of the Church]

9.00 am                   Private Intention


Friday [Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary]

9.00 am                   Dave Moloney

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


Saturday [Advent 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: Mother John Francis; Elsie Palmer; John Devaney; John Richard Cope; Sr M. Agnes (anniversaries).


Last Week’s Collection: £314.36. Thank you. 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Bible Study.  7.00 pm in the presbytery.  We shall be looking at St Paul’s Letters to the Corinthians.


Next weekend, at both Sunday Masses, there will be a second collection for the Poor Parishes of the Diocese.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------If you would like to help decorate the church for Christmas, please put your donation on the plate at the back of church.

Please note the Mass schedule for Christmas:-

Sunday, 24th December        Mass of Advent 4 at 9.30 am

                                           First Mass of Christmas at 8.00 pm

Monday, 25th December      Mass of Christmas Day at 9.30 am

Tuesday, 26th December      Mass of the Feast of St Stephen at 10.00 am

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------If you have a red mission box, please bring it to be emptied before the middle of December.





V/.              The Angel of the Lord declared to Mary.

R/.              And she conceived by the Holy Spirit.

                   Hail Mary…


V/.              Behold the handmaid of the Lord.

R/.              Be it done to me according to Thy word.

                   Hail Mary…


V/.              The Word was made flesh.

R/.              And dwelt among us.

                   Hail Mary…


V/.              Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.

R/.              That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.


                   Let us pray.

                   Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts, that

                   we to whom the incarnation of Christ Thy Son was made known by

                   the message of an angel, may by His Passion and Cross be brought to

        the glory of His resurrection, through the same Christ our Lord.