St Francis of Assisi, Baddesley Clinton

[Archdiocese of Birmingham: Registered Charity No. 234216]


Fr John Sharp                                          01564 782498

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)                                            14th January 2018                              




                               Saturday           6.00 pm            People of the Parish

                               Sunday             9.30 am            Celebrant’s Intentions


Monday [Feria]

9.00 am                   Private Intention


Tuesday [Feria]

9.00 am                   Private Intention


Wednesday [St Antony, abbot]

9.00 am                   Welfare of Sue Slater


Thursday [Feria Octave of Christian Unity begins]

9.00 am                   Private Intention


Friday [St Wulstan, bishop]

9.00 am                   Ann Carroll

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


Saturday [Feria (of Our Lady)]

9.00 am                   Holy Souls



Confessions: Saturday, 4.30-5.00 pm


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Please pray for the sick in our parish and for those who have died: Harry Poole; John Cyril Crossley; James McGauley; Albert Lees; Fr Edward Kirner (former parish priest); Enid Lockyer (anniversaries)


Last Week’s Collection: £400.35.  Thank you. 


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

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Bible Study on Tuesday at 7.00 pm in the presbytery.


Repairs to the lancet windows above the organ will begin with the erection of scaffolding on Tuesday, 23rd January.  This should not impede entrance to the church, except, perhaps, on that day, when the side door will be opened to allow access to the church via the corridor.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Please note that a Comboni Missionary (Verona Father) will be making an appeal on behalf of the foreign missions on the weekend of 27/28 January.


Our annual Parish Finance Meeting will be held after Mass on Sunday, 4th February.  This is an opportunity to examine the accounts for the last year and the state of our finances and to review our expenditure during the coming year.  Everyone is welcome.


For over a year now, members of the Arts Society Royal Leamington Spa (formerly known as NADFAS) have been making a detailed inventory of the furnishings of the church.  They use nine categories: Memorials, Metalwork, Stonework, Woodwork, Textiles, Paintings, Windows, Library, and Miscellaneous to ensure that everything is properly documented and photographed.  At the end of the process, they will produce bound copies of their inventory, one of which will be sent to the Victoria and Albert Museum Art Library in London, another sent to the Birmingham Archdiocesan Archives, and one retained by the parish.

The group will be coming to the end of its work in the coming months, and we are very grateful to the members both for their time and expertise, both of which are given free, and look forward to receiving the very full and comprehensive inventory.