“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – St. Francis of Assisi, founded the Franciscan Order, patron saint of animals and the environment (1181-1286).
This weeks newsletters:
All Souls 21/1, Christ the King 21/1, Coventry Ordinariate 21/1, Corpus Christi with St Anne 21/1, Holy Family 21/1, Our Lady of the Assumption 21/1, Sacred Heart 21/1, St John Fisher 21/1, St Elizabeth 21/1, St John Vianney 21/1, St Joseph the Worker 21/1, Ss Mary & Benedict 21/1, St Osburg 21/1, St Patrick 21/1, St Thomas More 21/1, University of Warwick 21/1.
Weekday Mass Sheets:
Safeguard the future of Catholic education The Government is making a critical decision on whether to overturn the admissions cap which prevents some schools from allowing all Catholic pupils to attend. By her own admission, the Secretary of State has said the rule has been ineffective and adversely affects Catholic families. By forcing Catholic schools to turn away Catholic school children on the basis of their faith, the very principle of a Catholic parent’s right to choose a Catholic education is under threat. Please click link to support
Saturday 3rd February from 9.30am to 4.00pm. Christ the King will be hosting a Day of Evangelisation, A day consisting of keynote speakers and workshops, in preparation for two large events this year in the life of the Church: the World Meeting of Families (21st – 26th Aug) and the Adoremus: Eucharistic Pilgrimage & Congress (7th – 9th Sept) 2018. Please bring a packed lunch. For more information contact: Paul Northam at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sr Gillian Murphy at email@example.com or
call 0121 360 8118.
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Details of Christmas Mass and penance Service Times – link
Listen to Archbishop Bernard Longley being interviewed for the BBC WM Sior Coleman show earlier in the week and played on the radio today (24/12) at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05pn015 … Part 1: 20:22-24:45 mins and Part 2 32:18-25:22 mins.
Also listen to Archbishop Longley’s Christmas Message on BBC WM Llewela Bailey show at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05pn01g approx 44 mins in
Watch Fr Toms Christmas message recorded on 23rd December link
Photos from Cardinal Newman Christmas 2017 Mass are now available at link. Thank you to the school teachers, students, and Fr Pat Brennan. Merry Christmas.
Chapel of Unity at Coventry Cathedral. Sunday 17th December 2pm. German Lutheran Advent Service Service at Coventry Cathedral. Poster link
The Blessing of the Crib in the Coventry Precinct took place on Sunday 3rd December at 4.00pm. Photos…link
The Coventry Winter Night Shelter is now open once again for a fifth year 2017. St Osburg’s is hosting the night shelter on Wednesday evenings/Thursday breakfast. For more information visit http://hopecoventry.org.uk/projects/coventry-winter-night-shelter/. Volunteers needed to help Coventry Winter Night Shelter. For more information click here. Come out of the Cold and into a Coventry Church link
St Joseph the Worker. Advent Vigil 2nd – 3rd December 2017. On the night of Saturday, 2nd December, the eve of Advent, there will be an all-night vigil (8.00pm – 8.00am) in St. Joseph’s Church, Canley – a night of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament to help prepare us or the great season of Advent. During the night we shall pray the Divine Office of the Church and read the whole of the Gospel according to St. Mark (which is the Gospel we shall be hearing on Sundays in the coming year). The vigil is open to anyone. You are welcome to come along for as little or as much as you wish. The hall kitchen will be available for refreshments if desired, and you can have a lie-down in the hall if you want. Fr. Harry Curtis. Tel: 024 76419111. Address: 1 De Montfort Way, Cannon Park, Coventry, CV4 7DU
Christ the King. A Prayer for Ireland – Sunday 26th November. The Church of Christ the King in Coventry are organising a Holy Hour on Sunday 26th November at 2.30pm. The intention of the Holy Hour is to pray for the Republic of Ireland, as it prepares to debate Section 8, concerning the rights of the Unborn Child. All are welcome to join them in prayer. Poster link
Fatima Centenary News- Sunday 26th November marks the end of the Centenary Year commemorating Our Lady’s apparitions at Fatima in 1917. There will be exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 3pm to 4pm, ending with the rosary, at St. Peter, Leamington Spa, CV32 5AE, a pilgrimage church of our Archdiocese during the Fatima Centenary Year. There will be a light refreshment after the service. All welcome.
Alzheimer/Dementia Awareness Evening – Thursday 23rd November at 7pm in the Library at Christ the King. Guest Speakers from the Alzheimer’s Society, Age UK, University Hospital, Admiral Nurses and Carers Centre.
Tuesday 14th November 7.00pm. Deanery Mass for the Deceased Clergy of the Deanery. Every year the priests of the Coventry Deanery assemble to celebrate Mass for all the priests of the Deanery who have died. This year it was held at Sacred Heart Church. List of Deceased Coventry Clergy to pray for link .Photographs from Mass link
Evensong at Coventry Cathedral on Sunday October 29th at 4 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend and participate in an ecumenical commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation at Coventry Cathedral on Sunday October 29th at 4 pm. Our guest speakers will be Bishop William Kenney and Senior Pastor Albrecht Köstlin-Büürma. Music will be led and performed by the Choir of Beverley Minster.