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Spring Fayre Appeal
Sunday 4 March 12.30-2.30pm

Thank you to those who have already signed up to help on the stalls, there are still a few vacancies, thank you to everyone for committing to the raffle prizes.

A great start to the fayre which is ONLY a few weeks away.

We NOW need to have items to sell on the stalls, and would kindly ask for your help,  please bring in your donations for the stalls... Bottle Stall, Toiletries, Cosmetics, Good as New and Fancy Goods. 

The items need to be new or in very good condition. Please leave them at the back of the church.

There will be a cake stall, please show off your baking skills by bringing cakes the day before or on the day.

The Raffle - if we can sell all 400 books of raffle tickets, we would raise £1,000, if everyone could commit to sell/buy at least 2 books each we could easily achieve this between us. Obviously, please take more books if you can.

Finally, your support in attending the fayre is VITAL to its success, please come and enjoy each other's company over a cream tea or a hot snack and treat yourselves.

Sunday 4 March 12.30-2.30pm

Let's Get Fundraising

Monies raised from the fayre will support

Parish Funds

The Laura Centre

The Bridge Homelessness to Hope


Please Pray for

Terrence Thomas Leslie 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.

Women’s World Day of Prayer

One of our parishioners, Jane Scranney, has been the Catholic representative for this area for a number of years.  She is now stepping down from the role.  Is anyone interested in carrying out this role?  If so, please contact Claire in the Parish Office and she will give you further details.

Pro Life Appeal

There are moves by the Government to prevent pro life vigils outside abortion facilities.  In recent years these prayerful vigils and the non-judgemental counselling they signpost have given a number of mothers the courage and support to keep their babies.  Please consider protesting the moves to remove the right to conduct these vigils by completing the government survey online www.homeofficesurveys.homeoffice.gov.uk/s/8KA5N  or send a reply by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  


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Dates For Your Diary  

Leicestershire Active Catholic Youth (LACY)

Are looking for a lead singer/singers and musicians to join their Youth Band.  Practises are on the first Monday of every month, with next practice this coming Monday 5 February at St Mary's Church, Countesthorpe Road, South Wigston 7.00-8.00pm.  All abilities welcome! Contact Brendan Johnson - This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

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 8 February after the evening Mass (approx 7.05pm).

All Welcome, no experience necessary! 

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

Healing Service

At the Rosmini Centre led by Fr Ted Mullen on Friday 9 February, starting with Mass at 7.00pm. 

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

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  

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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