25th April 2020 – Letter of his holiness Pope Francis to the Faithful for the Month of May 2020 link
2nd May 2020 – A Message from the Metropolitan Archbishops of the Catholic Church in England and Wales A People who Hope in Christ
3rd May 2020 -Pastoral Letter of the Most Reverend Bernard Longley Archbishop of Birmingham for the Fourth Sunday of Easter-I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full
Liturgical Celebrations this Year:
Palm Sunday: 5 April
Easter Day: 12 April
Ascension Day: Thursday 21 May
Pentecost: 31 May
Corpus Christi: 14 June
Coventry Marriage Care – Volunteers needed: Could it be you?
Marriage Care is a Catholic organisation providing marriage preparation and relationship counselling services through 50 centres across England and Wales. The Coventry Centre is seeking Marriage Preparation Course Facilitators to present and facilitate marriage preparation courses to small groups of engaged couples. The centre is also looking for Qualified Counsellors. Additionally we need Receptionists for counselling, and a Head of Centre to lead and support our team of facilitators, counsellors and receptionist. Marriage Care will provide all the training needed for the role, and you’ll be volunteering with like-minded people. For more information please visit: http://www.marriagecare.org.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
FRIENDS OF THE HOLY LAND – National Gathering on Saturday 22nd September 1030am – 4.00pm at the Parish Centre, St Francis of Assisi, Kenilworth, CV8 1HL. Join a day of solidarity…standing shoulder to shoulder with the beleaguered Christians of the Holy Land. Hear the testimony of Sami El Yousef, CEO of the Latin Patriarchate and native of Old Jerusalem. Attendance is free and lunch is provided. To reserve a place contact FHL office on 01926 512980 or email@example.com.
Coventry Cathedral Sunday October 29th at 4 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend and participate in an ecumenical commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation at Coventry Cathedral on Sunday October 29th at 4 pm. Our guest speakers will be Bishop William Kenney and Senior Pastor Albrecht Köstlin-Büürma. Music will be led and performed by the Choir of Beverley Minster.