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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 more.  The 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.

Lent Starts Lent 2015

During Lent, we often voluntarily sacrifice something that, though good, pleasurable or enjoyable in itself, is offered up to the Lord as part of our self-denial.  We re-train our appetites and direct them towards an even higher good, a more noble goal.  Alternatively, we can exercise our will-power by talking on something extra that is spiritually beneficial to ourselves but also to the advantage of our neighbour.  By these Lenten resolutions, we stand in solidarity with our Lord who suffered for our sake. 

Lent begins on Wednesday, 18th February 2015, with Ash Wednesday and masses are at 10am and 6pm. It is a day of fasting and abstinence. But what does that mean?   When you have completed your 14th year (that is midnight on your 14th birthday) it means that you refrain from eating meat on Ash Wednesday.   Fasting applies when you reach midnight on your 18th birthday until the beginning of your 60th birthday (that is midnight on your 59th birthday).  
What are you resolving to 'give up' for Lent 2015?

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

"Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails." (1 Corinthians 13:4-8)

- See more at: http://www.catholiccourier.com/commentary/blogs/to-have-and-to-hold/love-is-patient-love-is-kind/#sthash.qWPXE64h.dpuf

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

"Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails." (1 Corinthians 13:4-8)

- See more at: http://www.catholiccourier.com/commentary/blogs/to-have-and-to-hold/love-is-patient-love-is-kind/#sthash.qWPXE64h.dpuf

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

"Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails." (1 Corinthians 13:4-8)

- See more at: http://www.catholiccourier.com/commentary/blogs/to-have-and-to-hold/love-is-patient-love-is-kind/#sthash.AEfJhRcY.dpuf

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

"Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails." (1 Corinthians 13:4-8)

- See more at: http://www.catholiccourier.com/commentary/blogs/to-have-and-to-hold/love-is-patient-love-is-kind/#sthash.AEfJhRcY.dpuf
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.  It has been described as ‘a sermon in a frame,’ such is the richness of its imagery. Take a few moments from your busy life to to observe and reflect on this painting. To find out more click here.


Love is always patient and kind: it is never jealous; love is never boastful or conceited; it is never rude or selfish; it does not take offence, and is not resentful.  Love takes no pleasure in other people's sins but delights in truth, it is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope, and to endure whatever comes.  Love does not come to an end.  (1 Corinthians 13:4-8)

february god is love
I give you a new commandment: love one another just as I have loved you, you also must love one another (John 13:34)

 

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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