St Francis of Assisi, Baddesley Clinton

[Archdiocese of Birmingham: Registered Charity No. 234216]


Fr John Sharp                                          01564 782498

Second Sunday of Easter (B) [Divine Mercy Sunday]                          8th April 2018




                               Saturday           6.00 pm            People of the Parish

                               Sunday             9.30 am            Muriel Jones


Monday [Annunciation of the Lord  transferred from 25th March]

9.00 am                   Celebrant’s Intentions


Tuesday [Feria in Eastertide]

9.00 am                   Mary McGrory


Wednesday [St Stanislaus, bishop and martyr]

9.00 am                   Mary Francis


Thursday [Feria in Eastertide]

9.00 am                   Paul Higgins


Friday [Feria in Eastertide]

9.00 am                   Maureen and Michael Powell

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


Saturday [Feria in Eastertide]

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: (anniversaries).


Please also remember in your prayers Orla and Joseph Farrelly-Jones and Anna and Molly Warby, who will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation next Sunday.


Last Week’s Collection: £227.20. Thank you. 

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


Advance Notice that there will be no weekday Masses here between 23rd April and 2nd May inclusive.  The Sunday Masses will be as normal.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The War Memorial Calvary in the churchyard has been removed for repair and restoration.  It is hoped that it will be replaced towards the end of next month, depending on the completion of excavation work to the mound on which it stands.


St Joseph’s Home, Coleshill, offers residential care in a Catholic setting to older people and those living with dementia.  Respite bedrooms are also available for those who could benefit from a short stay.  If you or someone you know might benefit from the care offered at St Joseph’s, please call 01675 434500 for an informal chat or to arrange a visit.



Light’s glittering morn bedecks the sky,

Heav’n thunders forth its victor cry:

The glad earth shouts her triumph high,

And groaning hell makes wild reply.


While he, the King of sovereign might,

Treads down death’s strength in death’s respite,

And trampling hell by victor’s right,

Brings forth his sleeping saints to light.


Hell’s pains are loosed and tears are fled:

Captivity is captive led:

The angels, crowned with light, hath said:

‘The Lord is risen from the dead.’


Author of all, be thou our guide

In this our joy of Eastertide;

Whene’er assaults of death impend,

Thy people strengthen and defend.


To thee who, dead, again dost live,

All glory, Lord, thy people give:

All glory, as is ever meet,

To Father and to Paraclete.