St Francis of Assisi, Baddesley Clinton

[Archdiocese of Birmingham: Registered Charity No. 234216]

 

Fr John Sharp                                    www.sfachurch.co.uk                01564 782498

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)                                              11th February 2018                              

                        

PARISH LITURGY – MASS TIMES and INTENTIONS

 

                               Saturday           6.00 pm            Kerry Whelan

                               Sunday             9.30 am            People of the Parish

 

Second Collection for LIFE

 

Monday [St Agatha, virgin and martyr]

9.00 am                   In Thanksgiving

 

Tuesday [Feria]

9.00 am                   Frank Lavin

 

Wednesday [Ash Wednesday Day of Fasting and Abstinence]

9.00 am                   Private Intention

7.30 pm                   Pat Wilkes

Blessing and Imposition of Ashes at both Masses

 

Thursday [Lenten Feria]

9.00 am                   Ron and Gladys Simmonds

 

Friday [Lenten Feria]

9.00 am                   Gillian Lear

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

7.00 pm                   Stations of the Cross

 

Saturday [Lenten 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: Barbara Service;  Neville Poole; Sr M. Rose (anniversaries)

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Last Week’s Collection: £306.20.  Thank you. 

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

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It would be a kindness if all Christmas wreaths could be removed from graves in the cemetery by the end of this month, and disposed of off-site.  Thereafter, they will be removed without further notice.

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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.

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Forty Days for Life is again holding a prayer vigil outside the Marie Stopes Abortion Centre in Edgbaston, Birmingham, from 14th February until 25th March.  Please see the leaflets at the back of church for more details, and the poster in the church porch for details of the ‘Kick-Off Event’ next Sunday afternoon.

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Also in the church porch is literature relating to this year’s Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes. This runs from 26th May until 1st June..  Assisted Pilgrims, who require medical and helper support, should contact the Lourdes Pilgrimage Office directly.

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Drop, drop, slow tears,

  And bathe those beauteous feet

Which brought from Heaven

  The news and Prince of Peace:

 

Cease not, wet eyes,

  His mercy to entreat;

To cry for vengeance

  Sin doth never cease.

 

In your deep floods

  Drown all my faults and fears;

Nor let His eye

  See sin, but through my tears.

 

Phineas Fletcher (1582-1650)