St Francis of Assisi, Baddesley Clinton

[Archdiocese of Birmingham: Registered Charity No. 234216]


Fr John Sharp                                          01564 782498

First Sunday of Lent (B)                                                              18th February 2018                              




                               Saturday           6.00 pm            People of the Parish

                               Sunday             9.30 am            Celebrant’s Intentions


Monday [Lenten Feria]

9.00 am                   Susan O’Malley


Tuesday [Lenten Feria]

9.00 am                   Frank Lavin


Wednesday [Lenten Feria]

9.00 am                   Private Intention


Thursday [Chair of St Peter, Apostle]

9.00 am                   Tom and Kathleen Maguire


Friday [Lenten Feria]

9.00 am                   Private Intention

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: Jane Jones; Mariangela Byrne; Nora McStraw; Sr Magdalen; Esme Mills (anniversaries)


Last Week’s Collection: £384.55.  Second Collection: £114.45.  Thank you. 

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

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Friday of this week is the CAFOD Lenten Fast Day.  We shall have a second collection at both the Sunday Masses next weekend.  Envelopes for your donation are available at the back of church.


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.


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.


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.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------There will be a day on ‘Eucharist and the Family’ at the Maryvale Institute, Birmingham, on Saturday, 24th March.  See poster in the church porch for more details.


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.



Lord and Master of my life, lead me not into the spirit of idleness and despondency, of ambition and vain speech.

But give unto thy servant the spirit of chastity and humility, of patience and love.

Yea, my Lord and King, give me to see my own transgressions and to judge not my brother: for thou art blessed for evermore. Amen.


Prayer of St Ephraem the Syrian (c.306-373)