We are in the Great Seven Days before Christmas – a bit like Holy Week in Lent. We call them the days of the ‘O’Antiphons. In each of the seven days the Gospel acclamation is an antiphon beginning with the word ‘O’ showing we are calling someone. Each day we are calling out to the child in Mary’s womb, using a title usually taken from the Old Testament looking forward to the coming of the Messiah. Occasionally it is from the Apocalypse, Revelation, which looks forward to the Second Coming of Christ. link
Advent Penance Service – Monday 17th December @ 7.00pm
Mass for Deceased Coventry Priests: The annual Mass for deceased clergy of the Coventry Deanery was celebrated at Precious Blood and All Souls Church on Tuesday 13th November at 7pm. Photographs can be found here. A complete list of Deceased Coventry Priests can be found here
Coventry Winter Night Shelter. The Winter Night Shelter is preparing to open again this year. Why not think of helping! More information link
Holy Cross Multi-Academy Company – Consultation letter for parents and parishoners – link
Coventry Deanery is organising a bus to Hednesford on Sunday July 1st, leaving Christ the King at 1.30pm returning at 8.00pm. Please ring the Presbytery if you would like to book a place. The cost will be £8.
Call 024 76591618 to book a place.
Pastoral Care Group Community Lunch: The next lunch will be on Monday 2nd July at the Community Centre, again the two course meal will cost £8. You can sign at the back of Church or phone the presbytery on 024 76 591618.
Congratulations to Fr Tom 60th birthday. Link to photos.
Nigerian community Mass. Sunday 10th June at 2.30pm at Christ the King. Link to photos
Parish Worker for leading Music. Music is an important part in our liturgical celebrations. We are looking for somebody who is capable of developing our music capability at Christ the King in Coventry. We have many volunteers at various skill levels and we want to develop these to enhance the music at our celebrations. A background in Music and experience in leading a small group is essential. The role is part time 2 to 3 hours per week and the salary is negotiable. If you are interested or have any questions please email link with your contact details.
Lenten 2018 Program pdf
Talks on the Faith 2018 programme link.
The Coventry Winter Night Shelter fifth year. Thanks to all who have helped with the Winter Night Shelter. The Night Shelter closed at the end of March and will look to grow and develop next year, especially with a focus on helping people to find permanent accommodation. Coventry Winter Night Shelter website: link . About volunteering link. Come out of the Cold and into a Coventry Church link
Christ the King School 9.15 am Mass 30th January – 80th Anniversary of the opening Photos link
Our Parish Our Future: link
Safeguard the future of Catholic Education The Government is making a critical decision on whether to overturn the admissions cap which prevents some schools from allowing all Catholic pupils to attend. By her own admission, the Secretary of State has said the rule has been ineffective and adversely affects Catholic families. By forcing Catholic schools to turn away Catholic school children on the basis of their faith, the very principle of a Catholic parent’s right to choose a Catholic education is under threat. Please click link to support
Saturday 3rd February from 9.30am to 4.00pm. Christ the King will be hosting a Day of Evangelisation, A day consisting of keynote speakers and workshops, in preparation for two large events this year in the life of the Church: the World Meeting of Families (21st – 26th Aug) and the Adoremus: Eucharistic Pilgrimage & Congress (7th – 9th Sept) 2018. Please bring a packed lunch. For more information contact: Paul Northam at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sr Gillian Murphy at email@example.com or
call 0121 360 8118.
Watch Fr Toms Christmas message link
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.
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.
From Peter Martin: “I have completed my St James Way Walk. I walked 574 miles, from St Jean Pied de Port to Santiago and on to Lands End Lighthouse in Finisterre, 25 August to 8 October 2017. I have raised £2837.50 online and a total of £3308.50 offline, making a total of £6146 so far for Zoe’s Baby Hospice. The walk, the people I met from all over the world, and the places and sights I have seen have been an experience of my lifetime.The donations made by you wonderful people have far surpassed my expectations. God Bless you all. Thank you.” Read his blog on this page link
Evensong at Coventry Cathedral on Sunday October 29th at 4 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend and participate in an ecumenical commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation at Coventry Cathedral on Sunday October 29th at 4 pm. Our guest speakers will be Bishop William Kenney and Senior Pastor Albrecht Köstlin-Büürma. Music will be led and performed by the Choir of Beverley Minster.
Good Neighbours. A training session and this has been arranged for Thursday, 9th March with the option of an afternoon or evening session. This will prepare you for the work of befriending local people and give you the skills and confidence necessary. The afternoon session is from 1.30pm to 3.30pm and the evening session from 7.00pm to 9.00pm. This will also allow you to get the necessary safeguarding clearance (DBS). If you are coming to the meeting, you will need an in date passport, driving licence a utility bill or bank statement which shows your address and a document with your NI number. If you have any questions please contact Jess on 07563 902904 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. This will ensure that the scheme is properly and professionally organised.
Sunday 9th October 6pm Music concert with Dan Callow at Christ the King. Link to Photos link
The Annual Blessing of the Graves: 11th September at St Paul’s @ 3pm, 18th September at Canley @ 3pm, 25th September at Lenton’s Lane @ 3pm, 2nd October at London Road @ 3pm.
Father Eamon Clarke (1935-2016) link
Maundy Thursday March 24th 2016. Photos link
Jimmy Mitchell Tuesday 8th March 2016
A Deanery Lenten Retreat Evening. An evening of music, worship and reflection as we go deeper into our Lenten journey, led by Jimmy Mitchell, a talented and gifted speaker from Nashville, Tennessee, at Christ the King.
Photos from the talk at: link
Lent and Easter 2016 link
Advent and Christmas 2015 link
September Sponsored Walk. The parish was blessed with good weather for a 10 mile sponsored walk, in aid of the ‘Little Sisters of the Poor’, on Sunday 27th September. About 50 people set off from the Church, and were joined by 50 young children with their families for the last 2 miles. At the half way mark the walkers enjoyed a picnic in Elkin Wood, and ice cream and drinks were served at the end. Many of the walkers were members of the parish walk club that meet every Sunday afternoon. The sponsored walk raised £4,000.