St Francis of Assisi, Baddesley Clinton

[Archdiocese of Birmingham: Registered Charity No. 234216]


Fr John Sharp                                          01564 782498

Fourth Sunday of Lent [Laetare Sunday] (B)                                     11th March 2018




                               Saturday           6.00 pm            People of the Parish

                               Sunday             9.30 am            Rena Murray


Monday [Lenten Feria]

9.00 am                   Susan Howitt


Tuesday [Lenten Feria]

9.00 am                   Private Intention


Wednesday [Lenten Feria]

9.00 am                   Gillian Lear


Thursday [Lenten Feria]

9.00 am                   Private Intention


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 [St Patrick, bishop, patron of Ireland]

9.00 am                   Intentions of Maureen and Tim Hegarty



Confessions: Saturday, 4.30-5.00 pm


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Please pray for the sick in our parish and for those who have died: Kathleen Caffery; Sr Gertrude; Philomena Mary Dalmaine; Canon Raymond Walsh (former parish priest) (anniversaries).

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Last week’s Collection: £305.05.  Second Collection: £60.71. Thank you. 

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

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------If you would like to help decorate the church at Easter, please place your donation on the plate at the back of church.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Also at the back of church are the new sets of offertory envelopes.  If you do not currently donate using the envelopes, and would like a set, please see Fr Sharp.

Also at the back of church are some gift-aid forms and free bookmarks!

If you pay income tax, please consider gift-aiding your donations.  We are able to recover 25p for every £1 you give, and it costs you nothing extra.  Last year we were able to recover nearly £4,000 from the tax man in this way – that paid for the heating and lighting for the whole year.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------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 Jesus Christ,

from your dead body

came forth life,

water and blood.

From the temple of your body

flowed the living stream

of water and blood.

You, then, were rich

yet for our sake you became poor.

For us you suffered on the cross.

wash us in the water

that flowed forth from your pierced side

and cleanse us from the stains

of our past life.


St Gertrude (c.1254-1302)