WELCOME TO ST. BENEDICT’S CHURCH
ATHERSTONE


Part of the Rugby Deanery and Roman Catholic Arch-Diocese of Birmingham.


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Thursday Evening Mass 7pm to 7.30pm Mass Intention Deceased of the Parish.


OUR PARISH

St. Benedict’s Church is situated in the historic market town of Atherstone, North Warwickshire, serving the town and surrounding villages. In the past the area has been predominately agricultural, with coal mining and hatting playing an important part in the lives of its population. With the demise of the coalfields and the manufacture of hats, many new industries have been established in the area which has excellent road, rail and air transport links. People also commute to the nearby cities of Birmingham, Coventry and Leicester.

OUR VISION

Our vision is for a community of equals which aims to love God and to love our neighbour:
with all our HEART, in the welcome and care we show to all,
with all our SOUL, in the way we worship,
with all our STRENGTH, in the way we use our gifts for the good of others,
with all our MIND, in the way we bring the message of the Gospel to all those around us.

“That in all things God may be glorified”

St. Benedict

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PARISH NOTICES

CDT Coffee Morning

CHINTHOWA DEVELOPMENT TRUST COFFE MORNING 17TH AUGUST

Coffee Morning at Nuneaton Methodist Church (St John's) Opposite the entrance to the Coop Car Park.

Wednesday August 17th 9.30am- 12 noon.

Come and enjoy a good cup of coffee or a pot of tea and some lovely home made cakes.We will have a sale of household goods, books and gifts. All proceeds will go to help finance the Feeding Programme in Chinthowa Malawi





CHRISTMAS BOXES - CHINTHOWA DEVELOPMENT TRUST

CHRISTMAS BOXES - CHINTHOWA DEVELOPMENT TRUST

Once again we are preparing to send out a shipment to Malawi with Christmas gifts to the orphans in the village of Chinthowa. The children of the village really look forward to receiving their gifts from the UK. If you would like to make a Christmas shoe-box the children find the following items useful.
Soap (very cheap soap because they also use it for washing clothes) flannel, then wrapped in a plastic bag, toothpaste and brush, petroleum jelly (used as moisturiser, cheaper than Vaseline), plastic mug and dish, pencils, biros, exercise books, note books, small ruler, pencil sharpener, rubber, small toy, beads or plastic jewellery for girls, sweets with long use by date, (not chocolate), tennis ball, T shirt or dress. (You could use a local charity shop, they always have good quality clothes, school polo shirts and girl’s school summer dresses are ideal.)


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LETTER OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS

With the approach of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy I would like to focus on several points which I believe require attention to enable the celebration of the Holy Year to be for all believers a true moment of encounter with the mercy of God. It is indeed my wish that the Jubilee be a living experience of the closeness of the Father, whose tenderness is almost tangible, so that the faith of every believer may be strengthened and thus testimony to it be ever more effective.

My thought first of all goes to all the faithful who, whether in individual Dioceses or as pilgrims to Rome, will experience the grace of the Jubilee. I wish that the Jubilee Indulgence may reach each one as a genuine experience of God’s mercy, which comes to meet each person in the Face of the Father who welcomes and forgives, forgetting completely the sin committed. To experience and obtain the Indulgence, the faithful are called to make a brief pilgrimage to the Holy Door, open in every Cathedral or in the churches designated by the Diocesan Bishop, and in the four Papal Basilicas in Rome, as a sign of the deep desire for true conversion. Likewise, I dispose that the Indulgence may be obtained in the Shrines in which the Door of Mercy is open and in the churches which traditionally are identified as Jubilee Churches. It is important that this moment be linked, first and foremost, to the Sacrament of Reconciliation and to the celebration of the Holy Eucharist with a reflection on mercy.


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POST-SYNODAL APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION
AMORIS LÆTITIA
OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS
TO BISHOPS, PRIESTS AND DEACONS
CONSECRATED PERSONS
CHRISTIAN MARRIED COUPLES
AND ALL THE LAY FAITHFUL
ON LOVE IN THE FAMILY



UPCOMING EVENTS


MONSIGNOR PAUL WATSON

Born 21st February 1949
Ordained 12th January 1974
Served in these areas
King’s Norton 1974-76
Cotton College !976-77
Maryvale 1977-82
St Chad’s Cathedral 1982-85
Stafford 1985-87
Rome 1987-89
Stoke on Trent 1989-97
Alridge 1997-99
Maryvale Institute 1999-20013 (Director 2000-2012)
St Benedict’s Atherstone 2014-

Mgr.Paul-Watson



FR. PAUL WATSON

PARISH PRIEST

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