From this weeks newsletter… Dear Parishioners
Thank you for your generous second collection for Fr Andrew and please remember that we will present this to him next Sunday 29th October. He will be at the 10.30am Mass at St Augustine’s and the 12 Noon at Christ the King. We will have refreshments in the Parish Centre afterwards, so please don’t rush off and come and spend some time with us. It will be a nice way to thank him for his six years with us. He will be inducted as Parish Priest the following Friday, 3rd November at 7.00pm in Whitnash.
Our Talks on the Faith will take a break for the next three weeks and will resume on Wednesday 8th November at 7pm and the title will be “Why did Jesus die?” You can follow the course on Youtube if you google “New Alpha Course”. It is ideal for people thinking of becoming Catholics, particularly parents of children receiving the Sacraments this year, as well as Catholics who want to improve their knowledge of the faith.
Our final Walking Club for the season will be this Sunday. We will meet as usual at 3pm. We will then have a walker’s dinner at 5.30pm to mark the end of the season and to congratulate Peter Martin who completed the 550 miles of the Camino de Santiago as well as the other walkers who supported him on various stages of the walk. Any regular walkers are welcome.…. link to full Newsletter Very Rev Canon Tom Farrell, Parish Priest.
A Holy Family Parishioner in his seventies has spent the past five weeks walking the Camino de Santiago de Compostela in Spain, to raise funds for a baby hospice. Seventy-two year old Peter Martin has completed over five hundred and seventy miles on foot, charting his progress in a blog and noting the number of steps he’s taken since setting off from the Pyrenees (over a million). He said he arrived in the Cathedral square in Santiago with a great sense of achievement: “These weeks of walking in peace, tranquillity and prayer have helped me reflect and to remember to walk tall, walk straight, and look the world right in the eye.” Zoe’s Place in Coventry provides palliative, respite and end of life care to babies and infants aged from birth to five years. Read his blog on this page link
“Talks on the Faith” Leaflet with all the dates available at link. The Talks will be on Wednesdays with breaks for half term, Christmas etc. The Talks are suitable for those wishing to join the Church and for existing Catholics who want to improve their knowledge of the Faith.
There is a meeting for Parish Catechists working in the Coventry Deanery at All Souls on Tuesday 17th October at 7pm.
The dates for First Holy Communion and Confirmation for Summer 2018 are as follows:
St Augustine’s First Confession on 15th March, First Communion on 28th April and 12th May and Confirmations on 9th June, all at 10.00am.
Christ the King, First Confession is 7th March, First Communion 19th May at 10.00am and 12 Noon and Confirmations on 23rd and 30th June at 10.00am.
Coventry Deanery App!! The App is now available for download. It is compatible with Andriod and Apple devices. You can find it on the Google Play Store link and on the App Store link. You can also search for it or use http://wsu.ma/636299381815924691 Its free to download.
Christ the King is part of the Archdiocese of Birmingham, Registered Charity No. 234216.