St Francis of Assisi, Baddesley Clinton

[Archdiocese of Birmingham: Registered Charity No. 234216]


Fr John Sharp                                          01564 782498

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)                                             28th January 2018                              




                               Saturday           6.00 pm            People of the Parish

                               Sunday             9.30 am            Pat Wilkes


Mission Appeal and Second Collection


Monday [Feria]

9.00 am                   Jim Quinn


Tuesday [Feria]

9.00 am                   Frank Lavin


Wednesday [St John Bosco, priest]

9.00 am                   Maureen Hogan Rochester


Thursday [Feria]

9.00 am                   Private Intention


Friday [Presentation of the Lord]

9.00 am                   Marjorie Parsons

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


Saturday [St Blaise, bishop and martyr]

9.00 am                   Private Intention

Blessing of throats at the end of Mass



Confessions: Saturday, 4.30-5.00 pm


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Please pray for the sick in our parish and for those who have died: Mary Smith; Catherine Hedges; Fr Mortimer Loftus (former parish priest); Mildred Plumbley; Florence May Ryan; James Michael Lewthwaite (anniversaries)


Welcome to Fr John Downey,  a Comboni Missionary, who will be making a Mission Appeal at the Sunday Masses.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Last Week’s Collection: £368.31.  Thank you. 

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

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------A reminder to members of Cleaning Team B that they are due to clean the church on Saturday.


Our annual Parish Finance Meeting will be held after Mass next Sunday.  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.


If you are between the ages of 16 and 29 and would like to take part in events in the diocese in March connected with preparation for the Synod on Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment to be held in Rome in October, please see the posters and literature in the church porch.



 A maid peerless

       Hath borne God’s Son.

Nature gave place

When ghostly grace

       Subdued reason.


As for beauty,

Or high gentry,

       She is the flower

By God elect

For this effect,

       Man to succour.


Of virgins queen,

Lodestar of light,

Whom to honour

We ought endeavour

Us day and night.

Anonymous (medieval)