"The world promises you comfort, but you were not made for comfort. You were made for greatness."
Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI
Welcome to the Catholic Church of Saint Mary Immaculate. The Parish is set in the middle of Warwick, England and is a long-established, thriving local church in the heart of Warwickshire. Our aim is to be active, friendly and keen to add to the community that we support. We hope that the information provided is of interest not only for parishioners but for visitors to our Church and those wanting to find out more about the Catholic faith in Warwick.
If you're new to the area, please come along to join us as we celebrate Mass and to the various Parish activities. If you're just in the town for a bit, we'd be delighted to see you too. After the celebration of the 10.30 am Mass on Sunday, there is a coffee morning where we get together for a cup of tea and a chat! You are welcome and can find us in the Parish Hall. The weekly Newsletter keeps you up-to-date with what's happening. So now that you have found us, why not spend a little time discovering what is on this website, joining in with community events and finding out what's happening over the coming months.
God Bless, Fr Stephan Laszczyk
Year of Faith 2011-2012
The Year of Faith in an invitation, as well as an opportunity, for us all to discover (or rediscover) together our Catholic Faith. This is a special “Year of Faith” to help
Catholics appreciate the gift of faith, deepen their relationship with
God and strengthen their commitment to sharing faith with others. Observance begins 11 October, 2012 — the 50th
anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council — and concludes 24 November, 2013 — the feast of Christ the King. Please see the Newsletter for information and events.
What is Faith? "Faith is a supernatural gift of God which enables us to believe without doubting whatever God has revealed" Magnificat, October 2013:3
During the Year of Faith different resources and information have been created for all parishioners and those interested in finding out more. Why not take a look at our Youth Page where there are useful links to websites aimed to inspire, encourage and offer opportunies for those who are reflecting on their faith as well as life challenges.
Message of Welcome on election of Pope Francis from Archbishop Bernard Longley - ‘This is wonderful news for the church in all parts of the world. It is an imaginative and inspiring choice that now sets the tone and direction for the Church’s mission. Pope Francis’ simple appeal for our prayers and his humility have already touched people. I look forward to the steer we shall all receive through his example and the way he approaches the Petrine ministry. I know that everybody in the Archdiocese of Birmingham will rejoice at this news and will gladly pray for our new Holy Father.’ +Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham. To find out more please visit the Archdiocese of Birmingham webpage and you can read the Homily for inaugural Mass of Petrine Ministry by clicking here.
The Light of the World
"This image was originally painted by the world-famous artist, William Holman Hunt in 1900 and is titled ‘The Light of the World’. Every parish in England and Wales has received a copy. It is hoped that they will be used to encourage people to pray in their homes and also as a source of grace and consolation to those who are not Catholics but wish to prayerfully sit with the Image.
‘A sermon in a frame,’ is one way this painting has been described such is the richness of its imagery. Please take a moment to observe and reflect on this. To find out more click here ...
Catholic Witness - Friday Penance
Friday, 16th September 2011 saw the act of common witness come back into effect with the re-establish the practice of Friday penance in the lives of the faithful as a clear and distinguishing mark of their own Catholic identity. To find out more click here.
Sunday - 8.30 am and 10.30 am
Saturday - 6.30 pm (Vigil Mass)
Week Days - please see the newsletter.
Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)
Saturday - 10.30 am - 11.15 am and 5.30 pm - 6.15 pm
45 West Street, Warwick, CV34 6AB. Telephone No: (01926) 492913