St Francis of Assisi, Baddesley Clinton

[Archdiocese of Birmingham: Registered Charity No. 234216]


Fr John Sharp                                          01564 782498

Fourth Sunday of Advent (B)                                                    24th December 2017                               




                               Saturday           6.00 pm            People of the Parish

                               Sunday             9.30 am            Lola Campbell


The Nativity of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ


8.00 pm                   People of the Parish



9.30 am                   Celebrant’s Intentions




Tuesday [St Stephen, protomartyr]

10.00 am                  Welfare of the McCarthy Family


Wednesday [St John, apostle and evangelist]

9.00 am                   Jim Egan


Thursday [Holy Innocents, martyrs]

9.00 am                   Mr and Mrs Frost


Friday [St Thomas Becket, bishop and martyr]

9.00 am                   Private Intention

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


Saturday [Sixth Day in the Octave of Christmas]

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: Nora Service; Ethel Reader; Josephine Andrews; Ida Frances Leek (anniversaries)


Last Week’s Collection: £361.20.  Thank you. 


At the two Christmas Masses, in honour of the Incarnation of Our Lord, we genuflect during the recitation of the Creed at the words, ‘he came down from heaven’ until the words, ‘he became man.’


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.


Please note that Mass on 1st January, the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, will be at 10.00 am

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Copies of the 2018 edition of the Diocesan Year Book are available at the back of church, price £3.50





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.