St Francis of Assisi, Baddesley Clinton

[Archdiocese of Birmingham: Registered Charity No. 234216]


Fr John Sharp                                          01564 782498

Second Sunday of Advent (B)                                                   10th December 2017                               




                               Saturday           6.00 pm            People of the Parish

                               Sunday             9.30 am            Reginald Clayton


Second Collection for Poor Parishes Fund


Monday [Advent Feria]

9.00 am                   Marjorie Parsons


Tuesday [Advent Feria]

9.00 am                   Deceased Members of the Wattrus Family


Wednesday [St Lucy, virgin and martyr]

9.00 am                   Intentions of Anita and John Fildes


Thursday [St John of the Cross, priest, doctor of the Church]

9.00 am                   Private Intention


Friday [Advent Feria]

9.00 am                   Welfare of Fr Gabriel Maguire

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: Reginald Clayton; James Joseph Ryan; Walter Service (anniversaries).


Last Week’s Collection: £386.30. Thank you. 

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

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------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

Please Note that attendance at the First Mass of Christmas on the Sunday evening does not fulfil the Sunday Obligation.  As Catholics, we must fulfil our Sunday Obligation (either at the Mass on Saturday evening or on Sunday morning) as well as our Obligation on the holyday.

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


St Peter’s Church, Leamington Spa, is organising a Prayer Vigil, followed by Mass and a party on New Year’s Eve, beginning at 10.30 pm.  See the poster in the church porch.





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.