As followers of Christ, we are all called to be like the Good Samaritan. We are to love our neighbour as ourselves - serving all people without distinction of race, colour or creed and having a special concern for the poor and marginalized. We are to demonstrate our love of God through being reconcilers, peacemakers and healers in a wounded world.
|17.07.2019||Dates for your diary relating to the Silver Anniversary Year of Blessed Robert Grissold Church||Wednesday 17th July: Patronal Feast of Blessed Robert Grissold. Sunday 11th August: Summer Pilgrimage to Gallows Hill (the place of Blessed Robertís execution). Sunday 13th October: Confirmation, together with the Blessing of our commemorative window by Bishop William. Wednesday 25th December: Christmas Day - the 25th anniversary of the first Mass at Blessed Robert Grissold|
|07.07.2019||Choral Sparks||A special thank you to all who helped and supported the concert last weekend especially Ian and Ellie for all their hard work arranging it. We raised over £1,000 which is been split between the parish and Gridtones choir charity. Photos of the event can be found by clicking on the link|
|07.07.2019||Pancake Breakfast Today||After Mass today there will be a Pancake breakfast in aid of Parish Funds|
|07.07.2019||Baptism||Baptism: 11.00 am next Sunday. Baptism of Cormac David Cant.|
|03.07.2019||Get-together||We meet this Wednesday 3rd July at 10.30am in the parish room for tea, coffee, cakes and a chat. All welcome.|
|30.06.2019||Catenian Association Bursary Presentation||At the end of Mass today parishioner Tom Green will be presented with a bursary by Brian Green, current President of The Redditch Circle of the Catenian Association. The Catenian Bursary Fund aims to support young Catholics who want to work on projects around the world which help communities less fortunate than ourselves. Tom is travelling to Tanzania in January 2020 for 3 months to work with a Christian Charity on rural infrastructure projects. The bursary will help towards the funds Tom has to raise for his trip. The Catenian Bursary is available to all young Catholics. For more info see https://catenianbursary.com/|
|23.06.2019||St George and Teresa Primary School Dorridge||St George and Teresa Primary School Dorridge currently have limited availability for nursery places for September 2019. Please see notice board for full information|
|23.06.2019||Confirmation Candidates||Today our Confirmation candidates, Carys, Erin, Ethan, James and Cloe will make their commitment during the Mass. Please keep them, together with their families, sponsors and catechists in your prayers as they prepare for Confirmation on Sunday October 13th.|
|23.06.2019||CAFOD Vacancy||Required- a staff member to work with volunteers in parishes and schools of the Archdiocese. For details see cafod.org.uk/jobs. Closing date 1st July|
|19.06.2019||The Catenians||The 10.00am Mass this Wednesday 19th June is for the members and families of Solihull Circle of the Catenian Association. It will be followed by light refreshments. Parishioners are welcome to attend|
|13.06.2019||Parish Council Meeting||The next Parish Council meeting is this Thursday 13th June with the main item on the agenda the forthcoming Music Concert. All welcome|
|09.06.2019||Congratulations||Congratulations to James Murtagh and Orla Cole who made their First Holy Communion on Saturday and will be celebrating at church with us this morning|
|09.06.2019||Welcome back Fr Chris||Our thanks to Fr Chris who is covering for Fr Frank who is taking his post-Easter break|
|09.06.2019||June is the month of the Sacred Heart||The Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus falls on Friday 28th June - which we will celebrate with a Mass at 10.00am. Great benefits are promised to those who practice this devotion. Also, during this month, we can seek to deepen our devotion to the love of God revealed in the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus - a devotion encouraged by St Margaret Mary, whose relic rests in our altar. We might even consider consecrating ourselves to the Sacred Heart of our Lord Jesus Christ|
|05.06.2019||Get Together||We meet this Wednesday 5th June at 10.30 am in the parish room for tea, coffee, cakes and chat. All welcome.|
|30.05.2019||The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick||The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is offered on the last Thursday of every month. All those who are challenged by their suffering in body, mind or spirit are welcome to receive this sacrament of Christ's healing. This is a practice which dates back to the earliest Church and is encouraged in scripture, where it is written: 'Are there any who are sick among you? Let them send for the priests of the Church, and let the priests pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord; and the prayer of faith will save the sick persons, and if they have committed any sins, their sins will be forgiven them.'|
|30.05.2019||Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord||Thursday is a Holy Day of Obligation when we should attend Mass, if we are able.|
|29.05.2019||Solemnity of Dedication||On Wednesday this week we celebrate the consecration of this church|
|26.05.2019||Millennium breakfast update||Thank you to everyone for supporting the breakfast last Sunday. The amount raised was £181.50, an excellent result. Fr Ed will be delighted|
|26.05.2019||Memorial Window||Many thanks to everyone who pledged money towards the cost of our new stained glass window to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the construction of our church. If you have not yet done so, there is still time to make a pledge - please see Ian Clarke after mass today. We would like to begin collecting your pledges from next Sunday (26th May), Ian will be in the parish room after mass to receive your donations and will ask you to complete a form with the words you would like adding to the plaque that will be placed next to the new window. If you are able to Gift Aid your donation, we would welcome you doing so. Please make cheques payable to Blessed Robert Grissold Catholic Church.|
The meditations and instruction on prayer in the Christian spiritual life continue on Wednesday during exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
There is a serious food crisis in Ethiopia. Extreme weather shifts, part of the El Nino effect, mean severe drought has left millions of people in need of emergency food aid. 400,000 children are already suffering from malnutrition and we need to act now to prevent a far more terrible crisis. Please give to the collection today for CAFOD's emergency humanitarian response. And please pray for those who are suffering.
A huge thank you to all those who worked to make the Consecration of our church such a blessed occasion yesterday. There will be a more in depth write up of the mass and celebrations soon!
Pictures of the consecration celebration are now available by clinking on the link or accessing the Parish Archive via the menu.
This is a very special year in the life of our parish, as our church will be consecrated on 9th July by Archbishop Bernard Longley. Preparations are already underway, both for the consecration service itself, and for various fund-raising activities. Updates on our progress so far are published in our Easter newsletter available online (along with our weekly Sunday bulletin) on this website For more details of how you can be involved, please speak to Joe Martin or Ian Clarke, or email email@example.com.
Our next meeting for the Warwick Deanery parishes is on Monday 1st July at 7.30pm in the upper Davenport Room, St Peter's Parish Centre, Dormer Place, Leamington Spa, CV32 5AE. It is hoped that each parish could be represented. Contact Peter Dimambro 01926 428399.