“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, Christ the King 24/6, Coventry Ordinariate 24/6, Corpus Christi with St Anne 24/6, Holy Family 24/6, Our Lady of the Assumption 24/6, Sacred Heart , St John Fisher 24/6, St Elizabeth 24/6, St John Vianney, St Joseph the Worker 24/6, Ss Mary & Benedict 24/6, St Osburg 24/6, St Patrick 24/6, St Thomas More 24/6, University of Warwick 24/6.
Congratulations to Fr. Jimmy Lutwama on his 25th Anniversary of Ordination. Today Sunday 24th June. Mass to celebrate at SS Mary & Benedict 3pm today. Ad Multos Annos !
Year for Priests link . The Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus on June 8 marks the start of a Year for Priests in the Archdiocese of Birmingham. This is a year of thanksgiving, prayer and celebration for the priests of this diocese, in preparation for a national celebration of priesthood on the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart in 2019. Archbishop Bernard’s Pastoral Letter 3 June 2018 – link
Deanery prayer group. A new prayer group for the Deanery. This prayer group is aimed at young people 18 and over and is simply called the “18+ Prayer Group”. The first meeting will be at St Joseph the Worker on Wednesday 20th June at 7pm. There are refreshments from 7.00 to 7.30pm with the meeting at 7.30pm – 8.30pm.
St Elizabeths .Sunday 24th June. Share the Journey. Pope Francis has launched this event to campaign for the rights of people on the move. The Holy Father is encouraging us to support this global event. CAFOD has taken up this call and have launched a new campaign in support of migrants and refugees by aiming to walk 24,900 miles. The J & P group of our parish have organised an event to be held on Sunday 24th June to walk round the school ground, 6 times or 1 mile. in solidarity with migrants and refugees and in response to Pope’s call. Councillor Khan will join us. Our young people of the parish will also use the occasion to raise funds to support the activities of the youth, including 2019 WYD. Poster link
11th July 2018 6 pm. The Apostle of Jesus Golden Jubilee celebrations: The Apostles of Jesuswill be celebrating 50 years since the foundation of their order on 22nd August 1968. The Order was Founded by two Comboni Missionaries Fr. John Marengoni and Bishop Sisto Mazzoldi. The institute started its mission in England in 2002 at St. Eliza-beth Coventry in the Archdiocese of Birmingham where it ministers to three parishes, St. Elizabeth (2002), St. Mary’s and St. Benedict (2008) and St. Osburg (2015). To mark the Golden jubilee of their foundation a thanksgiving Holy Mass will be celebrated by His Lordship Bishop William Kenney at St. Osburg on 11th July 2018 starting at 7 pm. You are all warmly welcome to join them on this auspicious occasion.
Photographs from the Vocation’s Mass. Thursday 24th May at 6:30pm at St Patrick’s Church led by Archbishop Bernard link.
Christ the King Catholic Primary School 80th Birthday. On Friday 8th June Christ the King will be celebrate 80 years since the formation of their school. There will be a Mass at 9.15am followed by refreshments. If you, or anyone you know, has been part of the school family over the last 80 years and would like to join them on 8th June, then please contact the school on 024 76335790 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fr. Michael Jordan RIP. Fr. Michael died on Friday 11th May 2018 at St. Joseph’s Care Home, Coleshill, where he has been resident for the last few years. Fr. Michael had been Parish Priest at St Joseph the Worker from 1969 to 2009. Funeral Arrangements: Reception into St Joseph the Worker 5pm Sunday 3rd June, Requiem Mass 12 noon Monday 4th June.
Sunday 3rd June 3pm. Corpus Christi Processions from St. Osburg Church to the ruins of the cathedral. Children making their First Holy Communion are particularly welcome to join in this procession dressed in their First Holy Communion clothes. More information to follow. Cancelled for this year as it would clash with the large Motofest event around the ring road.
The Vatican has declared two new feast days:
Monday after Pentecost will mark the “Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church” according to the Vatican’s decree. The feast day will fall on May 21 this year.
Thursday after Pentecost will honour Our Lord Jesus Christ, The Eternal High Priest according to the order of Melchizedek. The feast day will fall on May 24 this year.
Consecration of st. Joseph the Worker 1st May 2018. His Grace, Archbishop Bernard Longley, consecrated the church on the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker, 1st May, 2018 at 7pm. Photos available at link
Coventry school children journey back in time. Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School welcomed children from five other schools across the city and further afield for a Mousike Ensemble event – a specially-written production to combine music and learning. April 2018. link
Fr Louis turns ‘celebrity chef’. New kitchen up-and-running at Our Lady of the Assumption. April 2018. link
Diocesan Pilgrimage: There will be a coach leaving Christ the King for the Diocesan Walsingham Pilgrimage on Saturday 12th May at 7.45am for an 8.00am depar-ture. There will no other pickup points Payment will be in advance and places can be booked through Fiona at Christ the King Parish Office (024 76591618). The cost will be £15 per person.
The Society of St Gregory are holding a Spring Gathering Day at St Thomas More’s Church on Saturday 5th May.
Sister Anne Bagnall. Many of us will know Sr. Anne Bagnall, one of the Holy Rosary sisters who serve in Christ the King Parish. Sr. Anne died on Wednesday last week and the funeral will be at Christ the King on Friday 20th April at 9:15am. May she rest in peace.
Easter Monday Mass 10am 2nd April at St Osburg’s. Link to photos https://flic.kr/s/aHskyFVw9y
Photos from the Chrism Mass at St Chads Wednesday 28th March. The blessing of the oil of the sick, the oil of Catechumen, the oil of Chrism. Link to photos https://flic.kr/s/aHsm94UZeo
The Coventry Winter Night Shelter fifth year. Thanks to all who have helped with the Winter Night Shelter. The Night Shelter closed at the end of March and will look to grow and develop next year, especially with a focus on helping people to find permanent accommodation
Exhibition at the Herbert Art Gallery. On Friday 9th March, the Coventry Irish Society is launching a month-long exhibition, ‘Irish Heart, Coventry Home’ at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum. The exhibition is free and will stay open until April. Website link
Photographs from the Induction of Fr. Pontius Bandua as the Parish Priest of St. Osburg on 22nd February 2018. link
St. Thomas More Parish is celebrating their 75th anniversary of the founding of the parish. As a part of their celebration they are organising a Parish Mission from 17th Feb to 4th March led by the Sion Community. All are welcome. More inforamtion link
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