Blessed Robert Grissold Catholic Church

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Whilst Sunday Mass is at the core of the parish, there are many other events that take place throughout the year. These events give the opportunity to get together to raise money for the church or one of the charities we support or to celebrate a particular occasion. This page shows archived parish events from our previous website for information. Links to other pages have been disabled but all information can be found in the Parish Archive area of our new site accessible from the Menu button at the top of the page
Archived Parish Events
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09.07.2016Church Consecration – Final Details and Arrangements: WelcomeOn Saturday 9th July at 12 noon we welcome Archbishop Bernard to consecrate our church. The Rite of Consecration will involve the blessing of the church and altar with holy water and oil and the relic of St Margaret Mary will be sealed in the altar upon which incense will be burned. This is a very special celebration and an important moment in the history of our community. Please be seated by 11.45 am so we can be ready in good time before the Archbishop starts
09.07.2016Church Consecration – Final Details and Arrangements: Buffet LunchThe Service will be followed by a free buffet lunch with wine/soft drinks & celebratory cake. 150 have been catered for incl. vegetarian options. Please join the celebrations
09.07.2016Church Consecration – Final Details and Arrangements: ParkingPlease note there is no parking in the church car park due to the marquee so can you please park in our field. There will be signs showing directions.
09.07.2016Church Consecration – Final Details and Arrangements: Altar ServersCan they please make sure they collect there Albs today after mass so they can be cleaned and also please attend a meeting at Church on Tuesday 5th July at 5:30pm
08.07.2016Church Consecration – Final Details and Arrangements: Instrumental Group Meeting/Set Up Please can all members of the instrumental group meet at Church on Friday 8th July at 6pm for a quick music run through and set up.
06.07.2016Church Consecration – Final Details and Arrangements: Veneration of the relic of St Margaret Mary There will be Veneration of the relic of St Margaret Mary after 7pm Mass this Wednesday 6th July.
06.07.2016Get TogetherNext ‘get together’ is this Wednesday July 6th. Meet at BRG at 10.30 am, then on to Maureen Carroll's 14 Arden Close for coffee and cake
05.07.2016Church Consecration – Final Details and Arrangements: Meeting with the archbishop secretaryCan all those that have been allocated duties in the church on the day please attend the above meeting on Tuesday 5th July at 5.30pm
03.07.2016A Prayer for the Consecration of our ChurchGod our heavenly Father, make the door of our Church wide enough to receive all who need human love and a Father’s heavenly care, and narrow enough to shut out all envy, pride and lack of love; here may the tempted find help, the sorrowful receive comfort, the careless be awakened to repentance, and the penitent be assured of your mercy; and here may all your children renew their strength and go on their way in hope and joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
03.07.2016Church Consecration - attendanceSaturday 9th July is fast approaching and we need to know how many parishioners will be attending this joyful celebration – both for seating arrangements and for catering. If you intend being with us, please enter your name and family numbers on the sheet in the narthex. Thank you
03.07.2016Church Consecration – Final Details and Arrangements: WardensCan the wardens that have agreed to help meet in the Parish Room after Mass today - John Perry, Dominic Green, Chris Burleigh, Godfrey Chesshire, Monica Green, Catherine Driffield, Charles Gibbs, Alan Devoy, Charles Green, Ciaran McSorley, Ken Green
26.06.2016Candle of DedicationThe dedication for this week is: George E. Perry
26.06.2016Garden PartyThe garden party raised £681.60 a big Thank you to Tracey and Anne
26.06.2016Mass with the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick Every last Thursday in the month there is an opportunity for those who are sick to partake of this sacrament. The practice of being anointed with oil as a powerful prayer for strengthening and healing dates back to the earliest Church. Scripture bears witness to this when it says: “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 the Lord will raise them up; and if they have committed any sins their sins will be forgiven them.
26.06.2016Prayer in the life of a Christian The meditations after the Wednesday evening Mass will be drawn from the teaching of the Benedictine monk Cyprian Smith and will be concerned with our prayer life. All welcome
26.06.2016National Garden SchemeMaggie and Chris Ellis at Firs Farm, Windmill Lane are one of eleven gardens open in aid of nursing and caring charities today, Sunday 26 June 11am to 6pm. Light refreshments available at three properties
23.06.2016PCC MeetingParish Council meeting at church this Thursday 23 June at 8pm. after Mass
19.06.2016Donation of Crosses and Candles for the ConsecrationA Big Thank you to all the people who have donated the four crosses which will be wall mounted in the church as a sign of Consecration
19.06.2016Prayer in the life of a Christian The meditations after the Wednesday evening Mass will be drawn from the teaching of the Benedictine monk Cyprian Smith and will be concerned with our prayer life. All welcome
19.06.2016Candle of DedicationThe dedication for this week is: Ian Stewart
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09.07.2016
Church Consecration – Final Details and Arrangements: Welcome
On Saturday 9th July at 12 noon we welcome Archbishop Bernard to consecrate our church. The Rite of Consecration will involve the blessing of the church and altar with holy water and oil and the relic of St Margaret Mary will be sealed in the altar upon which incense will be burned. This is a very special celebration and an important moment in the history of our community. Please be seated by 11.45 am so we can be ready in good time before the Archbishop starts
09.07.2016
Church Consecration – Final Details and Arrangements: Buffet Lunch
The Service will be followed by a free buffet lunch with wine/soft drinks & celebratory cake. 150 have been catered for incl. vegetarian options. Please join the celebrations
09.07.2016
Church Consecration – Final Details and Arrangements: Parking
Please note there is no parking in the church car park due to the marquee so can you please park in our field. There will be signs showing directions.
09.07.2016
Church Consecration – Final Details and Arrangements: Altar Servers
Can they please make sure they collect there Albs today after mass so they can be cleaned and also please attend a meeting at Church on Tuesday 5th July at 5:30pm
08.07.2016
Church Consecration – Final Details and Arrangements: Instrumental Group Meeting/Set Up
Please can all members of the instrumental group meet at Church on Friday 8th July at 6pm for a quick music run through and set up.
06.07.2016
Church Consecration – Final Details and Arrangements: Veneration of the relic of St Margaret Mary
There will be Veneration of the relic of St Margaret Mary after 7pm Mass this Wednesday 6th July.
06.07.2016
Get Together
Next ‘get together’ is this Wednesday July 6th. Meet at BRG at 10.30 am, then on to Maureen Carroll's 14 Arden Close for coffee and cake
05.07.2016
Church Consecration – Final Details and Arrangements: Meeting with the archbishop secretary
Can all those that have been allocated duties in the church on the day please attend the above meeting on Tuesday 5th July at 5.30pm
03.07.2016
A Prayer for the Consecration of our Church
God our heavenly Father, make the door of our Church wide enough to receive all who need human love and a Father’s heavenly care, and narrow enough to shut out all envy, pride and lack of love; here may the tempted find help, the sorrowful receive comfort, the careless be awakened to repentance, and the penitent be assured of your mercy; and here may all your children renew their strength and go on their way in hope and joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
03.07.2016
Church Consecration - attendance
Saturday 9th July is fast approaching and we need to know how many parishioners will be attending this joyful celebration – both for seating arrangements and for catering. If you intend being with us, please enter your name and family numbers on the sheet in the narthex. Thank you
03.07.2016
Church Consecration – Final Details and Arrangements: Wardens
Can the wardens that have agreed to help meet in the Parish Room after Mass today - John Perry, Dominic Green, Chris Burleigh, Godfrey Chesshire, Monica Green, Catherine Driffield, Charles Gibbs, Alan Devoy, Charles Green, Ciaran McSorley, Ken Green
26.06.2016
Candle of Dedication
The dedication for this week is: George E. Perry
26.06.2016
Garden Party
The garden party raised £681.60 a big Thank you to Tracey and Anne
26.06.2016
Mass with the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick
Every last Thursday in the month there is an opportunity for those who are sick to partake of this sacrament. The practice of being anointed with oil as a powerful prayer for strengthening and healing dates back to the earliest Church. Scripture bears witness to this when it says: “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 the Lord will raise them up; and if they have committed any sins their sins will be forgiven them.
26.06.2016
Prayer in the life of a Christian
The meditations after the Wednesday evening Mass will be drawn from the teaching of the Benedictine monk Cyprian Smith and will be concerned with our prayer life. All welcome
26.06.2016
National Garden Scheme
Maggie and Chris Ellis at Firs Farm, Windmill Lane are one of eleven gardens open in aid of nursing and caring charities today, Sunday 26 June 11am to 6pm. Light refreshments available at three properties
23.06.2016
PCC Meeting
Parish Council meeting at church this Thursday 23 June at 8pm. after Mass
19.06.2016
Donation of Crosses and Candles for the Consecration
A Big Thank you to all the people who have donated the four crosses which will be wall mounted in the church as a sign of Consecration
19.06.2016
Prayer in the life of a Christian
The meditations after the Wednesday evening Mass will be drawn from the teaching of the Benedictine monk Cyprian Smith and will be concerned with our prayer life. All welcome
19.06.2016
Candle of Dedication
The dedication for this week is: Ian Stewart
18.06.2016
Afternoon Tea/Garden Party
There will be an afternoon Tea/Garden Party on Saturday 18th June at Patrick House, 86 Meeting House Lane, Balsall Common 2.00pm - 5.00pm. Organised by Tracey McAtamney and Anne O'Brien. All proceeds towards Consecration Fund. Further details to follow.
15.06.2016
Maintenance Meeting
There will be a meeting of the Maintenance Committee on Wednesday 15 June at church following the 7pm Mass.
12.06.2016
First Holy Communicants
Please keep in your prayers those children who will be making their First Holy Communion here next week, James & Chloe Holland, Grace Walkerdine, Caitlin Hunka and Brian Doherty
12.06.2016
Candle of Dedication
The dedications for this week are: The McLellan and Hume families
12.06.2016
Thank you to Fr Mark
We are very grateful to him for covering the Masses whilst Fr Frank has been on holiday
05.06.2016
Candle of Dedication
The dedications for this week are: Nora Flynn and Frank Holden
05.06.2016
Welcome
A warm welcome to Fr Mark who will preside at Mass today. We are very grateful to him for covering the Masses whilst Fr Frank has been on holiday
01.06.2016
Get-together
Get-together this Wednesday 1st June. Meet at BRG at 10.30am for onward visit to Ann Crossley's garden at "Barnfield" Fen End Rd. for refreshments
29.05.2016
Candle of Dedication
The dedication for this week is Reece Abreu
29.05.2016
Welcome!
A warm welcome to Fr Mark who will preside at Mass today
29.05.2016
Eucharistic Service
Please note that there is a Eucharistic Service at 10am on Tuesday on the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. There will be no First Friday Mass this month
29.05.2016
Church Consecration
Saturday 9th July is fast approaching and we need to know how many parishioners will be attending this joyful celebration – both for seating arrangements and for catering. If you intend being with us, please enter your name and family numbers on the sheet in the narthex. Thank you
29.05.2016
Consecration Cross and Candle
As part of the consecration service there are four crosses with candles to be wall mounted around the church. These are blessed by the Archbishop and lit as part of the service. Afterwards, they will be lit on special occasions throughout the year. If anyone would like to donate one of these in memory of a loved one, the cost of each cross and candle is £150. Please speak to Joe Martin
22.05.2016
Candle of Dedication
The dedication for this week is all students who are sitting exams around this time.
22.05.2016
Kathryn Green’s Africa Raffle
A huge thank you to all those who supported Kathryn’s raffle in aid of her volunteering trip to South Africa this summer. The raffle has been a great fund-raiser and has raised over £1,000. It was drawn last Sunday at the Knowle fun run and the good news is that out of the 12 prizes, 5 were won by parishioners of Blessed Robert Grissold! Kathryn will be in the narthex after mass today to hand out the prizes to the lucky winners, and the full list of prize winners is also available
22.05.2016
Choir Practice
A reminder to the choir that there is choir practice today, but none next week as Ian and Ellie are away. On 5th June we will be singing at the Leamington Catenian Circle President’s Mass at Our Lady of the Assumption Church
17.05.2016
Funeral
Owen Walsh, father of Margaret Fitzgerald, has recently died. His funeral is at 11.00 am on 9th June at Holy Family Catholic Church, Coventry Road, Small Heath, Birmingham
15.05.2016
Fr. Sebastian
Today we are delighted to welcome back Fr Sebastian who will be preaching at the Mass
15.05.2016
Candle of Dedication
The dedication for this week is Terry Brookes (RIP).
15.05.2016
Thank You
A huge thank you to everyone in the parish who helped to make last Saturday’s Gala Concert such a success –the team who put such a lot of time and effort into planning and organising the event, everyone who helped to run the event on the day, and of course all of the wonderful singers and musicians, many of whom were from our own church. Thank you also to all of you who bought tickets and brought family and friends along to support the event. We raised over £1800, which is a fantastic boost to our Consecration Fund
09.05.2016
Volunteer for Parish Evangelisation Warwick Deanery
We are holding our next meeting on Monday 9 May at 7.30pm in the upper Davenport Room, St. Peters Parish Centre, Dormer Place, Leamington Spa CV32 5AA. It is hoped that each Parish in the Deanery will be represented at the meeting
08.05.2016
Sacrament of Confirmation
Next Sunday 8 May, we welcome the family and friends of Veronika who will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.
08.05.2016
Candle of Dedication
The dedications for this week is for Bridget Brookes
08.05.2016
Sacrament of Confirmation
We welcome Veronica, her Sponsor, family and friends as we gather with her to celebrate her Confirmation today.
07.05.2016
Gala Evening of Music and Song
This special event takes place on Saturday 7th May at 7.30pm at Heart of England School. The evening will be hosted by comedian and broadcaster, Don Maclean, and features a variety of talented singers and musicians. Tickets are priced just £10, and will be on sale after mass on Sunday 10 April. All profits from the concert will go to the Consecration Fund
07.05.2016
Volunteers needed!
Along with our host and performers, the gala concert will need a small army of helpers to make it happen. If you are prepared to be involved – backstage, front of house, helping to run the interval bar, or with any other of the multitude of tasks – please speak to Ian Clarke (iehclarke@btinternet.com) or Kathy Jones (bobkatjones@btinternet.com).
06.05.2016
First Friday Mass
First Friday Mass 10.00am this Friday followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Devotion to the Divine Mercy - a time to reflect and be in the presence of the loving mercy of God
04.05.2016
Get-together
Meet this Wednesday 4 May at 12 noon for light lunch of soup, dessert, tea & coffee. Come and join us
04.05.2016
Churches Together Coffee Morning
Our church will be hosting the Coffee Morning on Saturday 4 June at the Jubilee Centre. Please let Judith or Louise know if you are able to help on the morning and with making cakes
01.05.2016
Candle of Dedication
The dedications for this week is for Bridget Brookes
28.04.2016
Parish Council meeting
There will be a Parish Council meeting: on Thursday evening 28th April after Mass
24.04.2016
Millennium Breakfast No.60
Our Breakfast on Sunday raised £156.10 and we thank everyone for your generosity. We also counted £75 from the Bottle so we are able to send £231.10 to Fr Ed. He will be delighted. Many of you will have read his letter to our Parish and you can see how he has helped to change the lives of many poor children and adults over the last 16 years. Fr Ed will be in England later this year and we hope he will be able to visit BRG.
23.04.2016
Guttered!
We are looking for some help on Saturday 23th April for a hour to help clear the church gutters. Subject to the weather we will meet at church at 10:00am Thank you
17.04.2016
Millennium Project 
Our next Breakfast number 60 will be on April 17th. There will be the usual selection of warm croissants, toast, jam, orange juice and tea/coffee. Everyone is welcome and it is a chance to meet other parishioners and newcomers to our Church. We will be grateful for donations which will be sent to Fr Ed a Columban Priest who is working with the poor in Lima, Peru.
17.04.2016
Candle of Dedication
The dedications for this week are – Ashley Gibbs RIP
17.04.2016
Kathryn Green is going to South Africa
Kathryn is going to South Africa for a month this July to teach in a rural school with a group of young volunteers.  She is currently fundraising for her trip and has been awarded a bursary from the Catenian Association which will be presented to her at the end of Mass today by her Grandfather Brian Green (the Secretary of the Redditch Catenian Circle).  Next week she will also be selling raffle tickets after mass to raise money.  Any support you can give her would be much appreciated
17.04.2016
Wanted
Secretary for the Warwick Deanery (including BRG) Vocations Promotion Group meetings, held monthly. Position unpaid, the previous Secretary retired after 10 years. Please respond to Mrs. Shirley Bell at shirleycaroline@hotmail.co.uk.
12.04.2016
Consecration Liturgy Group
Our next meeting will be at church on Tuesday 12th April at 7.30pm after evening mass.
10.04.2016
Candle of Dedication
The dedications for this week is for Martyn Mitchell
06.04.2016
Get-together
Get-together Wednesday 6 April. Meet at 10.30am in the parish room for coffee, tea and cakes. All welcome.
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