“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – St. Francis of Assisi.
Welcome to the Rugby 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 Rugby Catholic Deanery and provides information about Deanery wide activity. Rugby is one of eighteen deaneries which make up the Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham. The Rugby Deanery has the following parishes: English Martyrs (Rugby), Our Lady of the Angels (Nuneaton), Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (Bulkington) and St Francis of Assisi (Bedworth), Sacred Heart (Rugby), St Anne (Nuneaton), St Benedict (Atherstone), St Marie’s (Rugby) and St Joseph, (Monks Kirby). Fr Michael Gamble, Dean of Rugby and Parish Priest of Our Lady of Sacred Heart and St Francis of Assisi.
This weeks newsletters:
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart and St Francis of Assisi 19/1, English Martyrs 19/1, Our Lady of the Angels 19/1, Sacred Heart pg1 pg2 19/1, St Anne & St Joseph 19/1, St Benedict 19/1, St Marie’s 19/1, St Joseph’s 19/1.
Job Opportunity: Bishop Walsh Catholic School in Sutton Coldfield (part of the St. John Paul II MAC) are seeking an inspirational, collaborative and outward facing Principal for September 2020. Full details can be found on the school website: www.bishopwalsh.net
Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity. The Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity begins on January 18th and concludes on January 25th the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul.
Liturgical Celebrations this Year:
Ash Wednesday: 26 February
Palm Sunday: 5 April
Easter Day: 12 April
Ascension Day: Thursday 21 May
Pentecost: 31 May
Corpus Christi: 14 June
2019 General Election Statement and Bishops’ Plenary The Catholic Bishops’ of England and Wales have issued a statement on the forthcoming General Election having returned from their November 2019 Plenary meeting in Leeds. Friday 29th November. 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
Rugby Deanery Visitation Report – October 2018 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
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 Rugby Catholic Deanery are part of the Archdiocese of Birmingham, Registered Charity No. 234216. This website provides Catholic news, and information.
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