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“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).

Welcome to our  Coventry Deanery Website. On this site you will find contact details and links to websites, where they exist, for all the Catholic Parishes in the Deanery, together with Mass Times and  details of our Catholic Schools. Our website brings together the resources of the Coventry Catholic Deanery and provides information about Deanery wide activity.  Coventry  is one of eighteen  deaneries which make up the Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham. The Coventry Deanery has the following parishes: All Souls,  Christ the King and Our Lady of Lourdes with St Augustine’s, Corpus Christi with St Anne’s, Holy Family, Our Lady of the Assumption, Sacred Heart, St Elizabeth, St John Fisher, St John Vianney, St Joseph the Worker, St Mary and St Benedict, St Osburg’s, St Patrick, St Thomas More.  Canon Tom Farrell, Dean of Coventry and Parish Priest of Christ the King.

This weeks newsletters:  All Souls 12&19/7, Christ the King 19/8 , Coventry Ordinariate 19/8, Corpus Christi with St Anne 19/8, Holy Family 19/8, Our Lady of the Assumption 19/8, Sacred Heart 19/8, St John Fisher 19/8, St Elizabeth 19/8, St John Vianney 19/8,  St Joseph the Worker 19/8,   Ss Mary & Benedict 19/8, St Osburg 19/8, St Patrick 19/8, St Thomas More 19/8, University of Warwick 19/8.

Weekday Mass Sheets:   20/8 doc pdf, 27/8 doc pdf

Diocesan Safeguarding Review. Archbishop Bernard has commissioned a review of our current safeguarding/child protection practices in light of the National Catholic Policies and Procedures. This review is to be welcomed as a means of ensuring that our systems to protect our children and young people are as effective as possible. This review is being conducted by an independent charity called SCIE (Social Care Institute for Excellence). As part of the review SCIE would like to speak with any individuals who have had experience with any safeguarding issues within the Archdiocese, and have experience of working with our parish safeguarding representatives and the safeguarding team at the Archdiocese. Anyone impacted by abuse issues can contact the safeguarding team on 90121 230 6240 (emergency out of hours 07976 516629). If you are able to contribute to this important review and share your experience with SCIE then please contact Hugh Constant using Hugh.Constant@scie.org.uk or 0207766 7374 or 07872 602207.

Birmingham Archdiocese News link

Annual Rosary Rally: 32nd Annual Rosary Rally is on Sunday 26th August, to be held at St Bernard Abbey in Leicestershire. The Rally will start with Mass at 2.00pm, after which there will be refreshments, picnics, etc. in the beautiful grounds of the monastery. The second part of the Rally will consist of the crowning of a statue of Our Lady, a procession with Rosary and hymns with a choir, followed by the Blessed Sacrament, blessing of the sick and concluding with Benediction.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Harvington Hall, the Shrine of the English Martyrs will be on Sunday 2nd September. Harvington Hall brings to life the fascinating history of the survival of Roman Catholic families and clergymen during the Reformation of the late sixteenth century. Mass will be celebrated by Rt. Rev. Robert Byrne CO, Auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham.  A coach will leave Christ the King at 1.30pm to return at approx. 7.00pm.  Cost £10 and can be booked by calling 76 591618.

Blessing of the Graves: St Paul’s – 9th September at 3.00pm. Canley – 16th September at 3.00pm. Lenton’s Lane – 23rd September at 3.00pm. London Road – 30th September at 3.00pm

Adoremus National Eucharistic Congress, 7-9 September  2018. On 7-9 September, over 10,000 people will gather in Liverpool for a most wonderful and historic event, the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress (Adoremus).  Please visit the diocesan website link for the full programme and a booking form.

St Elizabeth. Creation Day Mass on Sunday 16 September.   You are invited to join us as we celebrate the season with a Care of Creation Service on Sunday 16 September at 11.15 am in St Elizabeths Church, St Elizabeths Road, Coventry.  Join us as we respond to Pope Francis’ call to re-affirm our personal vocation to be stewards of creation and to thank God for the wonderful handiwork which he has entrusted to our care. 

Corpus Christi. Friday 14th September at 7pm for Mass of the Exultation of the Cross to Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Church.

A Year for Priests 2018-2019. On the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart 2018, there began a year of thanksgiving, prayer and celebration for the priests of the Archdiocese of Birmingham. For more information click here.  A Priests Prayer link

England to be rededicated as the Dowry of Mary in 2020.  Dowry Tour – The Dowry of Mary Pilgrimage Triduum.  During the course of 2018 to 2020 the statue of Our Lady from the Slipper Chapel at the Catholic National Shrine in Walsingham will be taken to each Cathedral in England for a three-day triduum of prayer, as part of the preparation for the re-dedication of England as the Dowry of Mary in 2020. Each visit will take place between a Thursday and Saturday. “A moment of great promise …. for the Church in this country and for our mission” Cardinal Vincent Nichols website link  St Chad’s Birmingham – 20th to 22nd June. 

We have a Mobile App  link  you can find it on the  Google Play Store link and on the App Store link. You can also search for it or click here.

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St. Thomas More Parish  double celebration on Friday 20th July at 7.00pm. Mass celebrated 75 years as a Parish and the 50th anniversary of the Church. Mass was celebrated by Archbishop Bernard Longley followed by a barn dance in the school hall. Photographs link Article on Mass link

Ordination of Fr Gerard at All Souls Friday 13th July 2018. link1 and link2

Coming up:

St. Elizabeth’s Church. Fr. Moses and his parishioners invite you to join them on Sunday 12th August for Mass in St. Elizabeth’s Church at 2.30pm and after for a BBQ and cultural dishes to celebrate the Annual African Multicultural Mass. All are welcome!

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