From this weeks newsletter… Dear Parishioners
This weekend we are having a collection for our Parish St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP). Our Parish SVP supports local people who are in need. They do this in a very quiet and discreet way to protect the dignity of those who may need our help and maybe going through a difficult time. We rightly are proud of our help of overseas charity, but it is also good to support our local brothers and sisters. This Sunday has been designated by Pope Francis as a World Day for the Poor, so it is very fitting that we will support the SVP today. As well as the second collection today, we will use some of the Holy Souls donations towards this good cause. …..…. link to full Newsletter. Very Rev Canon Tom Farrell, Parish Priest.
Fr Andrew Franklin Presentation at Christ the King 12 noon Mass 29th October link
Fr Andrew Franklin Induction as Parish Priest in St Joseph’s Whitnash 7pm Friday 3rd November link
Coventry Cathedral Ecumenical Service to Commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, 29th October. link
Alzheimer/Dementia Awareness Evening Thursday 23rd November at 7pm in the Library at Christ the King. Guest Speakers from the Alzheimer’s Society, Age UK, University Hospital, Admiral Nurses and Carers Centre.
Christ the King. A Prayer for Ireland – Sunday 26th November. The Church of Christ the King in Coventry are organising a Holy Hour on Sunday 26th November at 2.30pm. The intention of the Holy Hour is to pray for the Republic of Ireland, as it prepares to debate Section 8, concerning the rights of the Unborn Child. All are welcome to join them in prayer. Poster 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.
Fatima Centenary News. Sunday 26th November marks the end of the Centenary Year commemorating Our Lady’s apparitions at Fatima in 1917. There will be exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 3pm to 4pm, ending with the rosary, at St. Peter, Leamington Spa, CV32 5AE, a pilgrimage church of our Archdiocese during the Fatima Centenary Year. There will be a light refreshment after the service. All welcome.
The Coventry Winter Night Shelter will be opening again in December. St Osburg’s is hosting the night shelter on Wednesday evenings/Thursday breakfast. If you would like to help there are training sessions on Thursday 9th and Thursday 16th November at The Welcome Centre, 47 Parkside, CV1 2HG, Everybody is welcome, no need to register or to have applied. You will find more information on their Facebook page: Coventry Winter Night Shelter. If you think you can help, please contact Helen Needham on email@example.com or call 07713 340065. Christ the King have also offered to help cook for the Shelter once a month, so if anyone can help cook a large lasagne or cottage pie, please let me know. If a group of friends want to do this together, you can even use our kitchen! More information on http://hopecoventry.org.uk/projects/coventry-winter-night-shelter/
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.