From this weeks newsletter… This weekend we continue our Cemetery Blessings at Lenton’s Lane. We will gather again at the cemetery buildings at 3.00pm for a short service and then bless individual graves. This week from Monday to Friday, I will be on Retreat. Fr Michael Stack will be staying in the Presbytery and kindly covering all of the weekday Masses. There will be the regular Mass times and I will be back on Friday. This week I attended a Mass for Priests celebrating 60 years of Priesthood. As well as Fr Bernard Anwyl at Holy Family, the celebrations included Fr Andy Kenney, who grew up in Christ the King and played for the football club and Fr Tom Williams, who was a Curate in Christ the King from 1959 – 1966 and now lives in the Czech. Republic. This Sunday in Dorridge, Monsignor Danny McHugh, who was born in Coventry, celebrates 50 years as a Priest. We congratulate them all on their years of service. Fr Andrew is settling well in Whitnash and we have regular reports! He had the good news this week that he has passed his second year of exams and has gained his MA. He can now begin his final year to obtain a License in Canon Law. We will have the opportunity to thank him on Sunday 29th October at the 10.30am Mass at St Augustine’s and the 12 Noon Mass at Christ the King. We will arrange a second collection on the weekend of 14th/ 15th October……..Very Rev Canon Tom Farrell, Parish Priest. link
Peter Martin is a Holy Family Parishioner, and a familiar face in many of the surrounding parishes. He has started to walk the Camino de Santiago 878km / 545 miles between the 25 August and the 8 October 2017, six weeks. He is a 72 year old, and has been training for several months. Since he started training earlier in the year he has walked over 900 miles and done the Malvern Hills 10 times. Peter is fund raising for Zoe’s Place, which is a home-from-home for babies who have life limiting or terminal illnesses and special complex needs, offering palliative and respite care for babies/infants from birth to five years old. More details of Zoe’s Place and his sponsorship page at www.justgiving.com/peter-martin72 So far Peter has raised £1,577.50. Keep up to date with progress link
Blessing of the Graves.
24th September at 3.00pm. Lenton’s Lane.
1st October at 3.00pm. London Road.
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.