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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 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 26/5, Christ the King 26/5,  Corpus Christi with St Anne 26/5, Coventry Ordinariate 26/5, Holy Family 19/5 & 26/5, Our Lady of the Assumption & St John Vianney 26/5, Sacred Heart 26/5, St John Fisher 26/5, St Elizabeth 26/5,  St Joseph the Worker 26/5,   Ss Mary & Benedict 26/5, St Osburg 26/5, St Patrick 26/5, St Thomas More 226/5, University of Warwick 26/5.

Weekday Mass Sheets: 27/5 pdf doc, 3/6 pdf doc , 10/6 pdf pdf, 17/6 pdf doc, 24/6 pdf doc, 1/7 pdf doc, 8/7 pdf doc, 15/7 pdf doc, 22/7 pdf doc, 29/7 pdf doc, 5/8 pdf doc, 12/8 pdf doc, 19/8 pdf doc, 26/8 pdf doc, 2/9 pdf doc, 9/9 pdf doc, 16/9 pdf doc, 23/9pdf doc, 30/9 pdf doc

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham 11th May Photos link Archdiocese of Birmingham Pilgrimage to Walsingham

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50th Anniversary Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes at Hednesford, will be  on Sunday 7 July 2019. The program will be as follows: 12 Noon Procession, 1 pm Hall open for refreshments, 2.15 – 3.45 pm Confessions, 3 pm Public Rosary & Marian Hymns, 4 pm Mass & Sacrament of the Sick. Principal Celebrant and preacher Archbishop Bernard Longley.

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.

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Easter Monday Mass is traditionally held at St. Osburg’s. Bishop William Kenney will Celebrate the Eucharist along with the priests of the deanery. There will be no morning Masses in the parishes on that day, but the priests will come together with their parishioners to celebrate that Mass at 10.00am on Easter Monday to continue celebrating Easter together as Christians of this city.

Archbishop Longley’s Pastoral letter 6/7th April link Audio Recording:

Pray the Rosary with Our Lady of Coventry Every Friday at 1:40pm in Lent, in May and in October at ‘Our Lady of Coventry’ statue in Priory Gardens, near Holy Trinity Church, Broadgate. This tradition was started by St. Thomas More Justice & Peace Group in 2003. Poster link

Pray the Rosary

Annual St Patrick’s Day Mass: The Annual Mass in honour of St Patrick will be on Thursday 14th March at 8pm at St Mary and St Benedict’s Church.

The 3 Hail Mary’s Play – written by Tommy Marren (Co. Sligo) Thursday 14th & Friday 15th March @ 7.30pm, South & City College, Digbeth, Birmingham B5 5SU. For ticket information please contact: John Fitzgerald 0121 622 3763

Fr Tom Walton officially takes up residence at St John Vianney Presbytery and the post of Parish Priest for both Our Lady of the Assumption and St John Vianney on Monday 4th March. His First Mass at St John Vianney will be at 9.30am on Monday 4th March. His first Mass at Our Lady of the Assumption will be at 12.10pm on Monday 4th March.

Photographs from the  Mass of Thanksgiving for 60th Anniversary of Ordination to the Sacred Priesthood of Rt Rev Philip Pargeter. St Mary’s College, Oscott.  Saturday 23rd February 2019. link

Thanksgiving Mass for Marriage. His Grace, Archbishop Bernard, celebrated Thanksgiving Mass for Marriage on Sunday 3rd February, 11am at St Chad’s Cathedral.  Photos link  Archdiocese news story link

Saturday 9th February. Altar Servers Mass 2019  link

Friday 8th February 6pm. Annual Service for Saint Josephine Bakhita at St Chads with his Grace Archbishop Longley. link.
Birmingham Passion Play 2019: The Archbishop asks the Catholic community to support/participate in this event which will run on 16th, 17th and 18th April 2019 in the Birmingham City Centre. The leading actors/actresses will be supplied by professional players from the Saltmine Trust www.saltminetrust.org.uk. 3rd February Session 1 photos  link

The Chapel of Unity, Coventry Cathedral invite you to the annual service for Christian Unity on Saturday 19th January at 1pm. Speaker: Revd Dr Gabrielle Thomas. Everyone Welcome. Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2019. “Justice, and only justice, you shall pursue” Deuteronomy 16:18-20.  2019 poster Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2019

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