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Parish Newsletter for the Weekend of
16 & 17 August 2008

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Would Youth Day 2008
World Youth Day 2008

Thank you to Fr David and Ian Goodrich for sharing their experiences of participating in this years World Youth Day in Australia . For those of you who missed the talk, WYD is a week-long series of events attended by the Pope and hundreds of thousands of young people from all over the globe. It has become the largest single mobilisation of young people in the world. The week culminated in a Final Mass celebrated by the Pope on the last day (the actual World Youth Day).

World Youth Day is an invitation from the Pope to the youth of the world to celebrate their faith around a particular theme. The WYD08 theme, received from Pope Benedict XVI is: 'You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses.' (Acts 1:8) This passage occurs after the death and resurrection of Jesus, just before his ascension to the Father. It represents the birth of the Church.

The WYD08 logo distils the essence of the theme for WYD08 and highlights the promise made by Jesus to set fire upon the Earth by the power of the Holy Spirit which inspires the pilgrims who come to Australia , to believe and witness to Him.

Public Exams

Congratulations to all our parishioners who received A Level results this week. We pray that your plans and dreams for the future bear much fruit. We pray also for those who wait for their GCSE results later this week.

Thank You

Maria would like to thank everyone who came to her 60th Birthday Party.

Fr Wojtek

We have received an Email from Jerusalem and he sends his best wishes to everyone.

Notice Boards

You may have spotted that the notice-boards have been re-arranged. Rotas and details of organisations can now be found on the “middle” board, with upcoming events appearing on the main board as usual.

The young people’s displays are on the right-hand board near the door, whilst the board over the bookcase will be used for ‘special occasions’ in the parish, such as First Holy Communion displays.

If you wish to have any posters advertising forthcoming events displayed, please hand them into the presbytery by Thursday evening, as the notice-boards are updated each Friday.


Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at St Peter’s

Please note there will be no Exposition during the month of August.

Father Robert O’Callaghan

Fr Robert will be visiting us at St Peter’s on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 August. He will celebrate the 10am Mass on Friday morning and also the 6.30pm Mass on Saturday evening. We look forward to welcoming our newly ordained priest among us.

Father Robert will also celebrate the 10am Mass at Mother of God on Sunday 24 August.

Fairtrade Stall

After all the Masses on the weekend 23-24 August.

Sandwich Making for the Homeless Group

Will meet on Saturday 23 August at 5:00pm.

Our Lady of Peace – Annual Pilgrimage & National Day of Prayer

Monday 25 August at Walsingham. For information and transport details please phone Kath on 0116 234 0103.


Next meeting will be on 27 August after the 10.00am Mass.

Parish BBQ

Saturday 30 August 7.30pm-9.30pm. Tickets, priced £2, available after all Masses or from Bernadette Fenn (Tel 299 3911). Food and soft drinks included – if you require other drinks please bring your own!

The Maranatha Vision

Saturday 30 August at Belgrave Union Baptist Church 10.30am – 1.00pm. Please see poster on notice-board for details.

John White Memorial Walk and HCPT Fun Run

Takes place at Mount Saint Bernard’s Abbey on Sunday 7 September. A number of people have already taken application forms and if do you intend to take part please return the forms the address given as soon as possible so that the organisers can have an accurate idea of the number of participants to expect. If you haven’t yet collected an application form they are available from the back of both churches or by phoning 01788 564646. If you would like to sponsor Gerry Ennis, please sign the sponsor form in the church porch.

Flower Festival

This will take place on the weekend of 13/14 September. We hope that the church will be open for most of Saturday and Sunday for people to visit, and we will hopefully end the festival with a special service on the Sunday afternoon. Further details to follow.

Table Top Sale

The uniform groups are planning this event for Saturday 1 November from 10am-1pm. Details will follow nearer the time, but please note the date in your diary.

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