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Photos from Parish Visitation to St Joseph’s Sunday 23rd February 2020:

St Joseph's Visitation

Photos from Parish Visitation to Our Lady’s on Saturday 22nd February 2020:

Our Lady's Parish Visitation

Warwick Deanery Visitation 2019/20: link

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 volunteer@marriagecare.org.uk.

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.

The Sower. The Advent edition of the Archdiocese of Birmingham’s publication is now available online and in parishes from Thursday 21 November link

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

Blessed John Henry Newman to be canonised on Sunday 13 October link.  More Information can be found at www.newmancanonisation.com

On Thursday 26 September at St Peter’s hosted the opening event of the Deanery Visitation by Archbishop Bernard Longley and his assistant Bishop William Kenney.  The Archbishop  joined clergy and parishioners from all the churches in the Warwick Deanery in Evening Prayer and met many of them afterwards in the Parish Hall.  During the Visitation visits each parish has the opportunity to offer a snapshot of the life of the Christian community in their locality.

Opening event in the Warwick Deanery Visitation

The Sower. Archdiocese of Birmingham Magazine. The August edition is now available online to read at link

Sunday 1st 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  Photos and story: link

Eleven New Deacons. Oscott college 29th June 2019.  News link Photos link

50th Anniversary Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes at Hednesford 7th July 2019. News story link Photos 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

 

RISE Theatre, a Christian Theatre company run by Catholics, is touring a Primary School production about Blessed Oscar Romero to the Coventry area. We are looking for anyone in the Coventry/Leamington/Kenilworth area who would be willing to put up 1 actor and 1 actress in their house for the night on any or all of these dates: Monday 12th – Thurs 15th June, Wed 5th – Thurs 6th July 2017. Please contact John Bosco on 07929 053813 if you think you could help. All our actors are DBS checked. www.risetheatre.co.uk

Vacancies in the Archdiocese of Birmingham
Head of Communications and Community Development. Reporting to the Director of Human Resources, the Head of Communications & Community Engagement will set and guide the Archdiocese’s strategy for all communications, websites and community engagement. With the Press & Media Relations Officer the Head of Communications & Community Engagement will be responsible for managing and delivering communications, including providing professional advice, expertise and leadership on all aspects of communication (internal and external), seeking opportunities to promote the mission of the Catholic church, the Archdiocese and its related charities and to enhance its reputation.
Press and Media Relations Officer.Reporting to the Head of Communications & Community Engagement, the Press & Media Relations Officer will on a dayto day basis be responsible for external communications for the Archdiocese providing support to senior members of the Clergy, its Parishes, Schools and Academies.
For an informal discussion/job description for either role please contact Gerry Dryden, Director of Human Resources via email (gerry.dryden@rcbirmingham.org) or telephone (0121 230 6224). Application for either role is by covering letter (which should set out how your skills and experience matches those required for the role and why you are interested in joining this charity) and CV. The closing date for applications for these roles is Friday 2nd June 2017. The first round of interviews scheduled for week commencing 3rd July 2017.

Details of Penance Services and Easter Week Services link

The Big Picture: You, the Bible & God’s big plan: a 12 week inspirational Bible course and DVD which gives a step by step journey through salvation history. Starts Thursday 23rd February 1.30pm St Peter’s Parish Centre, Leamington for Warwick/Leamington/Whitnash and surrounding area. See the trailer at www.thebigpicturecourse.org. Local contact Peter Dimambro 01926 428399 mdimambro@hotmail.co.uk

CAFOD Lent Fast Day is on Friday 10th March.

November 2016. St Peter Apostle in Leamington with Our Lady’s Church in Lillington and St Joseph’s Church in Whitnash are three Catholic Churches working together. Important information on changes to Mass times in Leamington link.

Google Maps: link

2015-16 Archdiocese Year of Mercy link

During the Year of Mercy St Peter’s in Leamington Spa has been designated at the Jubilee Church for our area. We have a Holy Door which is beautifully decorated with white flowers in an arch over the entrance door. There are lots of opportunities while in the church to light a candle, write a prayer, read about the work of the church in Leamington and around the world. It is always a very prayerful  atmosphere. as well as information on the Jubilee Indulgence.
Fr Noel Breslin (at St Peter’s)  in one of the Assistant Missionaries of Mercy and is available by appointment for Confessions and spiritual guidance.
Each weekday the church is open between 10 am and 5 pm. Occasional closure of the church may be due to maintenance or problem individuals.
On Saturday the Church is open from 9am on Saturday to 6pm, on Sunday from 8 am to 7 pm.
Also in the Piety Shop there are a number of items to commemorate the Year of Mercy.
Some Special Year of Mercy Events at St Peter’s are:
Sunday Afternoon Exposition of the Blessed sacrament and Confession from 3-4pm
Confessions on Saturdays 10.30 – 11.15 am and 4.15 – 4.45pm. Also by appointment. At confession we promote the Jubilee Indulgence and provide a prayer and information card about it together with a Medal of Mercy (which is a Miraculous Medal sewn to a ribbon).