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World Meeting of Families Dublin 2018

International catecheses online will be proposed to families, in view of the preparation for the 9th World Meeting of Families, to be held in Dublin, Ireland, fromAugust 21-26, 2018. The initiative of the Dicastery for the Laity, the Family and Life was presented at the Vatican on January 25.

Cardinal Kevin Farrell, the Dicastery’s Prefect, specified that the catecheses will be available on the official Website www.laityfamilylife.va  beginning February 2. Videos and musical works will accompany the seven “simple and stimulating” catecheses, which are built around the evangelical account of the finding of Jesus in the Temple (Luke 2:41-52), and the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia.

The following themes will be addressed: a concrete look at today’s families; the Word of God to enlighten the lives of families; God’s dream for each family; frailties and weaknesses; the culture of life; the culture of hope; the culture of joy. Each catechesis opens with a prayer and ends with questions.

A “musical itinerary” is also proposed, notably with Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, recorded in great European Basilicas (The Holy Family of Barcelona, the Saint John Paul II Shrine at Krakow and Saint Stephen’s Basilica in Budapest).

Cardinal Farrell said that the days in Dublin will include a Seminar on the protection of children with Cardinal Sean Patrick O’Malley, President of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.

The Meeting of Families will reaffirm that “Yes! The Family Is Still Good News for Today.” 

Parish Spring Fayre

We are looking to have a Spring Fair on Sunday 4 March 12.30-2.30pm providing we get enough people to sign up for stalls. There is a list in the porch of stalls that people can sign up for.


Please Pray for

Terrence Marston who died recently.  His funeral reception will be on Sunday 4 February at 5.00pm and funeral service Monday 5 February at 11.00am.  May he rest in peace.

300 Club

Many thanks to our members, who raised £2,600 for the parish last year.  For more information about becoming a member, please speak to one of the representatives after Mass.    

Diocesan News

Please pick up your free copy of the diocesan newspaper for February.

Book Sale

Thank you for supporting the book sale, which raised over £10 for our parish charities. 


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Dates For Your Diary  

Choir Practice

Singing practice has now begun for Holy Week and Easter.  More voices are needed, particularly in the male sections.  Next practice will be on Thursday 1 February after the evening Mass (approx 7.05pm).

All Welcome, no experience necessary!

Sung Latin Mass

Friday 2 February at 7.00pm Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Candlemas).  

Leicestershire Active Catholic Youth (LACY)

The Working Group of LACY will have their next meeting at the Franciscan Convent, Dalby Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE13 OBG on Wednesday 31 January 2018 from 7.30-9.30pm.  We will be discussing and taking forward some of the major events that we have planned for 2018.    If you are interested in joining the working group, contact:  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Training Opportunity

ARCH (Abortion Recovery Care and Helpline) is delivering training on how to support those who have had an abortion experience, and are troubled by it.  The trainer is a professional counsellor, with a medical background. The training is called ‘befriender’ training.  The training course will be at the Hayes conference centre in Swanwick, Derby, beginning on the evening of Friday 2 February and ending after lunch on Sunday 4 February.   ARCH will pay for all the costs of the weekend (but donations welcome). If you are interested in attending, please contact 07943 711549 Email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Lent Retreat for Women

At The Briars from Friday 2 – Sunday 4 March 2018 cost £70 (inclusive). For further information and to book in contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Annual “Valentine” Marriage Mass

Sunday 4 February, 3.00pm at St Barnabas Cathedral. This Mass is open to all married couples and their families, but is especially appropriate to those recently married, or celebrating a significant anniversary. Please just turn up on the day, but if you want more information do not hesitate to contact Fr David Palmer, Chair of the Marriage and family Life Commission at: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or 0115 9786236

40 Days for Life

Prayer Volunteers are needed during Lent 2018 in Nottingham.  There will be an information event on Wednesday 7 February at 7.30pm in the social centre behind St Barnabas Cathedral, with speakers and the opportunity to find out more.  Visit www.40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/Nottingham  or contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Diocesan Youth Singing Day

Saturday 10 February 10.30am-5.00pm at Nottingham Cathedral.  For children and young people aged 8-18.  Details visit www.nottinghamcathedralmusic.com

Polish Folkore Spectacular

Saturday 10 March & Sunday 11 March at De Montfort Hall.  Please see poster for details.

St Patrick’s Day Mass

Saturday 17 March at 11.00am at St Patrick’s Beaumont Leys Lane LE4 2BD.  Celebrant Bishop Patrick.  Followed by refreshments and music in the parish centre. 

Chef & Spice Fundraising Evening

Looking ahead, please save this date in your diary – Tuesday 17 April at 7.00pm.  This annual event will raise funds for this year’s parish charities, so please keep it free and support these good causes. 

The Bridge Leicester The Bridge Leicester

The Bridge – Homelessness to Hope is an outreach to the lost and lonely of Leicester, to the homeless and to those who just have nowhere to go and no one to turn to.

The Laura Centre The Laura Centre

The Laura Centre offers specialist bereavement counselling to parents whose child has died and to children or young people who have been bereaved of a parent or significant person.

Saturday Scripture Seminar

Is now underway here at St Peter’s.  Places are strictly limited.  There may be further opportunities to join at the beginning of the summer or autumn terms, on 5 May or 29 September.  The Seminar meets on half of the Saturday mornings in the year 9.30-11.00am.  Enquiries This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

EMHC – 40th Anniversary of Commissioning Mass

St Barnabas Cathedral on Saturday 2 June.  Could all EMHC who are not able to access emails please collect a letter from the Sacristy giving details and contact Marian on 0116 2246 258 during this week.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes

16-20 July 2018 led by Bishop Patrick McKinney.  Enquiries Fr Gregory Tobin 07760 372 105 Email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

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