St Francis of Assisi, Baddesley Clinton

[Archdiocese of Birmingham: Registered Charity No. 234216]


Fr John Sharp                                          01564 782498

Third Sunday of Advent [Gaudete Sunday] (B) [O Sapientia]      7th December 2017                               




                               Saturday           6.00 pm            People of the Parish

                               Sunday             9.30 am            Deceased of the Kettle Family


Monday [Advent Feria O Adonai]

9.00 am                   Intentions of Ursula and Mike Page


Tuesday [Advent Feria O Radix Jesse]

9.00 am                   Private Intention


Wednesday [Advent Feria O Clavis David]

9.00 am                   Vitek Aukstolis


Thursday [Advent Feria O Oriens]

9.00 am                   Denis McCarthy


Friday [Advent Feria O Rex Gentium]

9.00 am                   Private Intention

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


Saturday [Advent Feria O Emmanuel]

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: Mary Chinn; Joseph Priest; William Walker; Vitek Aukstolis; Olive Lee; Denis McCarthy


Last Week’s Collection: £207.50. Second Collection: £71.20.  Thank you. 


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.


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.