St Francis of Assisi, Baddesley Clinton

[Archdiocese of Birmingham: Registered Charity No. 234216]


Fr John Sharp                                          01564 782498

Second Sunday of Lent (B)                                                          25th February 2018                              




                               Saturday           6.00 pm            People of the Parish

                               Sunday             9.30 am            Welfare of Lynda Barker


Second Collection for CAFOD


Monday [Lenten Feria]

9.00 am                   Welfare of Avie Clune


Tuesday [Lenten Feria]

9.00 am                   Frank O’Brien


Wednesday [Lenten Feria]

9.00 am                   John Curry


Thursday [St David, bishop, patron of Wales]

9.00 am                   Arthur Poole


Friday [St Chad, bishop, patron of the diocese]

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: John Curry; Thomas Arthur Poole; Veronica Cusack; Rex Cusack; Hans Bammel (anniversaries)


Last Week’s Collection: £323.72.  Thank you. 

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


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

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Next Sunday there will be a second collection for the maintenance of St Chad’s Cathedral, Birmingham.


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.



These words [in the story of the Transfiguration of the Lord], beloved, were spoken for the profit, not alone of those who heard them with their bodily ears, but in these three apostles the whole Church learns what their eyes saw and their ears heard.  Let the faith of all people be strengthened by means of the preaching of the most holy gospel; and let no one be ashamed of the cross of Christ, through which he redeemed the world.  And because of this let no one fear to suffer for justice’s sake, or doubt of the fulfilment of his promises: for it is through toil that we come to rest, and through death we cross over to life.  Since he has taken upon himself all the infirmity of our humanity, in him we shall overcome what he has overcome, and receive what he has promised, provided that we persevere in faith and love of him.  And so, beloved, that we may do what he has told us to do, and bear our trials in patience, we should have ever in our ears the voice of the Father telling us: ‘This is my beloved Son, listen to him.’


St Leo the Great Sermon 51