Parish Newsletters: Catholic Leamington (St Peter Apostle with Our Lady’s and St Joseph) 20/1, St Gregory the Great 20/1, Ss Francis & Augustine 20/1, St Mary Immaculate with St Charles Borromeo 20/1, Our Lady and St Wulstan , Blessed Robert Grissold 20/1, Our Lady and St Benedict 20/1, St Anne’s & Our Lady of Angel’s 20/1, St Francis of Assisi 20/1.
THANKSGIVING MASS FOR MARRIAGE. His Grace, Archbishop Bernard, will celebrate on Sunday 3rd February, 11am at St Chad’s Cathedral. We are encouraging couples who will be celebrating a particular milestone anniversary (10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, 45, 50, 60 and every year over 60) to attend as well as those newly married or preparing to marry in 2019. If you know of any couples celebrating a milestone anniversary please ask them to contact email@example.com marking the email ‘Marriage Mass’. We are also trying to find the longest married couple in the Diocese and the Communications Team will be interviewing couples who get in touch to gather testimonies. To date the longest married couple to get in touch is 62 years.
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), a Christian company who are keen to recruit volunteers for the community cast, choir, musicians and stewards, etc. There will be meeting for all those who are interested at One Colmore Row, Floor 8, from 2.30-5.00 pm on Sunday 3rd February. (This is one of the new ‘glass’ buildings just up from the Cathedral in Snowhill) All welcome!
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.
Birmingham Archdiocese News link
Warwick Hospital. Please ring 01926 772712 if you wish for a priest to visit someone in Warwick Hospital.
Devotions to Our Lady on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception Saturday 8th December
After 10am Mass at St Peter’s Church, Dormer Place, Leamington Spa CV32 5AE there will be exposition of the Blessed Sacrament up to noon. There will be various prayers and devotions including the rosary. The intention is for the Sanctity of Life from conception to natural death. St Peter’s Church is open on Saturdays at 9am with exposition up to Mass, confessions at 9.15am and Morning Prayer at 9.40am.
FRIENDS OF THE HOLY LAND – National Gathering on Saturday 22nd September 10.30am – 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.