“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 Parish’s 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 & St John Vianney, Sacred Heart, St Elizabeth, St John Fisher, 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 21/7, Christ the King 21/7, Corpus Christi with St Anne 21/7, Coventry Ordinariate 21/7, Holy Family 21/7, Our Lady of the Assumption & St John Vianney 21/7, Sacred Heart 21/7, St John Fisher 21/7, St Elizabeth 21/7, St Joseph the Worker 21/7, Ss Mary & Benedict 21/7, St Osburg 21/7, St Patrick 21/7, St Thomas More 21/7, University of Warwick 21/7.
Fr John Waters was Ordained a Priest at St Chad’s Cathedral on Saturday 20th July. He celebrated his first mass at All Souls Church on Sunday, 21st July at 11.15am. Photographs from his first mass are now available at https://flic.kr/s/aHsmFmnwMU. Congratulations to Fr John who is from All Souls Parish and attended school at All Souls and Bishop Ullathorne.
Use of Social Media – general interest paper by Con McHugh 15th July 2019 link
Archdiocese of Birmingham GDPR resources link
Sunday 11th August 2019. St Elizabeth’s Annual Celebration of the Multicultural Mass of the African Day 2019. 3pm Mass Church, followed by BBQ and bring and shared cultural dishes in the parish garden. Come along with your family & Friends . This year’s event will be very special. The parish community with the support from the Archdiocese are looking forward to building a new community centre next summer and need to raise 450K. Therefore, this day will mark the beginning of the Fundraising events for the community Hall. Please come and support us. Poster link
Sunday 1 September 2019. Annual Harvington Pilgrimage. Principal Celebrant: Rt Rev David McGough LSS STL Auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham. Mass at 3.00 pm. Confessions from 1.45 pm – 2.30 pm. Free timed tours of Harvington Hall are available and may be booked on the day at the table in the courtyard. Free Parking, Teas, Picnic Area. Poster link
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. A Priests Prayer link
News archive: link
Mgr Louis McRaye RIP. Aged 104 . Former Warwick University Chaplain:link
Dowry Pilgrimage of the statue of Our Lady of Walsingham 20 June: link
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) published its report on the Archdiocese of Birmingham, as a case study of the Roman Catholic Church on Thursday 20th June. link
Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham 11 May link
The Church’s in the Coventry Catholic Deanery are part of the Archdiocese of Birmingham, Registered Charity No. 234216. This website provides Catholic news, and information.
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