From Humble Beginnings…

Henley-on-Thames was late in celebrating its first Catholic Mass following the Catholic Emancipation Act of 1829. Some 35 years later, on All Saints Day, in 1864, a handful of worshippers, less than a dozen in all, gathered in a small … Read more >

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Deacons Wives

As we arrived at Birmingham Airport at 4am on Monday 15 September it was reassuring to see a fellow deacon and his wife waiting to check in their bags. We had the right day and the right airport! Soon after … Read more >

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Deacon John Burrows RIP

Funeral arrangements: Reception                  Monday 13th October 2014 at 7 p.m. & Mass:                      at Sacred Heart, Alwyn Road, Bilton, Rugby CV22 7QT Funeral Mass:            Tuesday 14th October 2014 at 11.00 at Sacred Heart, Alwyn Road, Bilton, Rugby CV22 7QT Burial:            … Read more >

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Deacon John Burrows RIP

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Deacon John, deacon of the Archdiocese of Birmingham, and based in Sacred Heart Parish, Rugby, who died following a short illness on 1st October 2014. Please pray for his wife Mary … Read more >

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  • Saturday 25 October
    Luke 13:1-9  •  Six Welsh Martyrs (Feast in Wales only) Natural or man-made disasters invite a range of profound theological and philosophical questions. The most obvious one is: Why? Others touch on issues like: Where was God? Why did it happen? Why does God allow such terrible things to happen? When the aeroplanes crashed into […]



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