|01.03.2019||World Day of Prayer||Our local celebration of this world-wide ecumenical service is at 10.30am on Friday 1st March at Balsall Common Methodist Church. Please put the date in your diary! If you are willing to help on the day, please contact Louise Perry on 01676 533357 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|20.02.2019||CTBB Drop In Youth Café||CTBB Drop In Youth Café at 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm, Wednesday 20th February at the Jubilee Centre, open to year 6 and above. £1 entry, includes cake and a drink. Crafts, games and prizes!|
|19.02.2019||Tuesday Service||Please note that on Tuesday there will be a Eucharistic Service at 10.00am. Fr Frank has to attend a conference for Priests.|
|17.02.2019||Finance Committee||There will be a finance meeting after mass today|
|17.02.2019||Confirmation||Confirmation candidates and any seeking reception into full communion with the Church this year must submit their names and contact details to Fr Frank, by email, (address given at the end of the newsletter) before the end of February 2019.|
|12.02.2019||Tuesday's Mass||Please note the earlier start time of 9.30am to the Mass on Tuesday this week. This allows Fr Frank to attend a Deanery Meeting in Warwick.|
|10.02.2019||100 Club subscriptions 2019||Many thanks to all who have renewed or taken out a new subscription for this year. This Sunday is your last chance to sign-up for 2019. Once again, John and Chris will be in the hall after Mass today|
|10.02.2019||St George & St Teresa RC Primary School Headteacher||Des Foxon is retiring at the end of this school term after a 39-year career as a teacher, the last 27 years of which have been as Head of St. George and St. Teresa School. Please keep him and the School in your prayers.|
|06.02.2019||Inspiring Hope||Bishop Kenney shares his experience of CAFOD's work in Sudan and South Sudan. Wednesday 6 February, 7.30pm - 9pm, light refreshments served from 7pm. Venue: St Peter's, 3a Dormer Place, Leamington Spa, CV32 5AA. All are very welcome! To book your place, please contact Elizabeth Wignall at email@example.com or on 01922 722944.|
|06.02.2019||Get-together||Our next get-together is this Wednesday, 6th February. We meet at 12 noon in the parish room for a light lunch and dessert. All are welcome|
|03.02.2019||Choir Practice||There will be choir practice today after mass, 11 am – 12 noon, to work on music for Easter and beyond. New members are welcome. For more details, please speak to Ian Clarke|
|03.02.2019||Book Signing - Thanks from Tracey McAtamney||Thank you to everyone who purchased a copy of my book last week - I was amazed when all 20 copies I had with me were sold. I will leave some copies in a box for purchase after mass at the price of £7.99 each, with all profit going to charity|
|31.01.2019||Parish Council meeting||Parish Council meeting at 7.45pm on Thursday, 31st January in the Parish Room, to discuss plans for our church's 25th anniversary celebrations. All welcome.|
|20.01.2019||Faith in Politics – Internship for 2019||This scheme is for recently graduated Catholics and will run from September 2019 until July 2020. Further information is available at www.faithinpolitics.org.uk|
|16.01.2019||Parish Open Meeting for all Parishioners||This Wednesday, 16th January at 7-30pm in the Parish Room. The main objective of the meeting is to discuss what celebration we should have for the church's 25 year's anniversary this year, both religious and social. We hope to get some ideas and form a working party to help organise these events.|
|15.01.2019||Book Launch - Tracey's Memoir, 'Hidden Strength'||On 15th January 6.30pm - 8.30pm Mallory Court - Wine - Canapes - Guest Speakers. Profit from the sale of the book to support children and young adults coping with grief.|
|13.01.2019||Christmas Raffle||The Raffle raised £944.00. Thank you to everyone who donated prizes or bought raffle tickets. Tracey; and thanks to Tracey for organising the raffle|
|13.01.2019||Change to Mass times this week||Please note the changes on Wednesday and Thursday of this week to the times of Masses and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.|
|09.01.2019||Get-together||The next Get-together will be this Wednesday 9th January. Meet in the Parish Room for coffee, tea, cakes and a chat. All are welcome|
|07.01.2019||Evangelisation Team||Our next meeting for the Warwick Deanery parishes is on Monday 7th January 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 will be represented to help us planning how to share the Good News in this New Year. Contact: Peter Dimambro 01926 428399 firstname.lastname@example.org|
The parish is trying to set up a Mother & Toddler Group, probably on a Friday morning. If anyone is interested please speak to Maria Pulley (Tel: 07799 431573).
Thank you for your cards and once again for your generous Easter offerings and for the way you contribute to the life of our worshipping community, so facilitating our mutual upbuilding in faith. I am taking my post-Easter break this week therefore there will not be the usual weekday Masses. There is, however, a Eucharistic Service on Tuesday at 1000am. Fr Frank.Welcome
Today we welcome back Fr Chris to Blessed Robert Grissold to celebrate Mass
This week’s dedication is for HCPT Group 83
An amazing £335.79 was raised for the Columban Missionaries from the cake sales during Lent and on Easter Sunday. Thank you again for your overwhelming generosity and for buying cakes
The Youth Group returns this evening to Blessed Robert Grissold, 6.30pm to 7.45 pm. This is open to all Secondary School Children, as well as those in Year 6. No need to book, just come along and have fun. Tonight the group will be bringing along board games and will also be marbling Easter Eggs, as well as the usual activities of table tennis, a short bible discussion, and cake! Any cakes donations for this evening would me most welcome. Please speak to Kathryn Driffield or Claire Keane. The Group generally meets on the 1st and 3rd Sundays on the month during term time and rotates around the Churches.
We pray for the repose of the soul of Jean O’Reilly and we pray for Danny, her husband, Jean’s family and friends and for all who mourn her passing. Jean’s body will be received into church on Tuesday 18th April at 6.00p.m., followed by a Requiem Mass on Wednesday 19th at 1.00p.m
The Easter 2017 Newsletter is now available! Paper copies will be available at the Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday masses but you can download a pdf version here by clicking on the link to the left and scrolling down to the Easter newsletters.
This week's dedication is for Kathleen, Ann and Tony Martin
HCPT Group 83 left for Lourdes in the early hours of yesterday morning to spend one week in Lourdes. They return next Saturday in the evening. While they are there they will remember your kindness and generosity. Please do remember them in your prayers during the week. May they have a safe and happy week and return home with many blessings and joys
Easter Sunday will be the final Lenten cake sale for the Columban missionaries. Thank you so much for your generosity in baking and buying cakes, helping with setting up, washing and cleaning up. Total amount raised to be confirmed next week.
Read Father Frank's Easter message by folowing the link
The traditional Churches Together ‘Walk of Witness’ will leave St Peter’s Church at 10.30am and process to the village via Blessed Robert Grissold Church. It will be followed by a Frugal Lunch in the Methodist Church Hall.
There will be an opportunity for silent adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Confession on Wednesday evening immediately after Mass
A huge thank you to Tracey McAtamney and her team of helpers for the work put into organising a very successful Spring Fayre, and thank you to everyone who donated prizes and gifts etc. The event raised £794, a terrific result.
Next meeting is this Wednesday April 5th at 11am. We will meet at Maureen Carroll's house, 14 Arden Close, Balsall Common for tea, coffee and cakes
Easter Cards are now on sale at the back of church. All proceeds to HCPT.
Balsall Common Christian Youth Group meets tonight for years 7 and above, 6.30-7.45pm. This week it is Blessed Robert Grissold’s turn to host and the activities will include making bath bombs, games and cake! Please speak to Claire Keane/Kathryn Driffield for more information. The Group meets on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month.
This will be held on Sat 1st April 1- 3.30pm. Thank you to everyone who has already donated to this, we now have some lovely items for the Fayre. We are still in need of Easter Eggs, bottles etc. All donations to Tracey McAtamney at 86 Meeting House Lane (Tel: 01676 532940). Special Thanks to Nailcote Hall who has donated Sunday Lunch for 4 people in the Oak Room. Also to Haigs Hotel, The SnowDome, The Butterfly Farm, Hatton Adventure World and many others who have donated raffle prizes. For the children - Decorate Egg Competition - Bring along to the Fayre. Simply boil an egg and decorate! There will be three prizes and each child will receive a chocolate egg for entering!
The candle is lit this week for Patrick Flynn (RIP).