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november November - Holy Souls in Purgatory


"The holy souls are eager for the prayers of the faithful which can gain indulgences for them. Their intercession is powerful. Pray unceasingly. We must empty Purgatory!" -- St. Padre Pio.

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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.   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. Now that you have visited this website, why not spend a little time discovering moreThe weekly Newsletter keeps you up-to-date with what's happening in the Parish. Take a look at the information provided,  come along, join in with community events and find out what's happening over the coming months.

Shalom, Fr Stefan

Month of November:  The Souls in Purgatory

The month of November is dedicated to praying for those who have died - the holy Souls in Purgatory.  During the month of November it is a time to remember those known to us and to pray for our loved one's and friends who have gone before us.   Also, for those who are unknown to us and those who have no one to pray for them.  They can not pray for themselves. November is a time of remembrance and respect.  It's a time when it is hoped that our our prayers help them get to Heaven. Please pray for the Holy Souls during November.

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord;
and let perpetual light shine upon them.
May the souls of the faithful departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Amen.

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Advent and Christmas 2014

"The season of Advent always brings with it some things that are familiar and some that are new.  We are used to seeing Advent as an opportunity to make a fresh start ... over recent years Walk With Me has also become for many of us a welcome and familiar part of our Advent, enabling us day by day to be more at one with the Church's Advent message ..."   This year, the Walk With Me booklets provide us with a journey to follow through Advent and Christmastide as we share God's love with one another bringing joy, peace, hope and faith to those me meet as well as those we interact with daily in our life.  The First Sunday of Advent begins Sunday, 30th November 2014.

"Jesus Christ loves you: he gave his life for you; and he is living at your side every day to enlighten, strengthen and free you". 

"My child treat yourself well according to your means.  Don't deprive yourself of the day's enjoyment ... Joy is infectious, winning and attractive and it is this joy of the Gospel that we can know during the Advent season".


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The Holy Rosary

The Holy Rosary is a beautiful and important prayer.  It has become very popular again amongst many people.  The word "rosary" comes from Latin meaning garland of roses.  The rose is one of the flowers that is used to symbolise the Blessed Virgin.  It is a wonderful Marian devotion for everyone. It's a biblical form of prayer with each decade being recited in honour of the mysteries associated with the life of Jesus and the Blessed Virgin.  During October, and throughout the year, you are encouraged to make time to stop and pray meditating on these mysteries and considering what you are learning to practise through the virtue that is being specially taught to you by each mystery.  The five decades can be said throughout the day or all at the same time.  The Rosary is an important prayer for us all and to find out more please visit The Holy Rosary, click here.

Heart Prayer


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 ...

 

Canonisation of Two Popes Do not be afraid!  Life with Christ is a wonderful adventure.  He alone can give full meaning to life, he alone is the centre of history.  Live by him!

Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential.  Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.”



"Love can overcome great obstacles, and God's love can totally transform the world"

 

45 West Street, Warwick, CV34 6AB.  Telephone No: (01926) 492913

The Parish is part of the Archdiocese of Birmingham, Registered Charity Number 234216.

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