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Wednesday Morning Masses

Mass 7.00am 

This early morning Mass gives workers and students the opportunity to get to Mass in the week during Lent.

It is our aim that a simple breakfast – tea, coffee, cereal, toast will be provided.

Station Masses

Wednesday 7 March 7.30pm
St Thomas More

Saturday 17 March 11.00am
St Patrick’s

Wednesday 21 March 7.30pm
St Peter’s Leicester

Stations of the Cross

Sundays at 5.00pm followed by Benediction 

Concluding at 5.45pm approx

CAFOD - Lenten Fast Day

Friday 23 February 2018

Envelopes are available for you to donate throughout Lent. Just put the envelope onto any weekend collection plate.

Singing Practices for the Sacred Triduum

A choir will be formed to provide music for the ceremonies of the Sacred Triduum (Maundy Thursday, Good Friday & Easter Vigil).  The choir will practice throughout Lent.


Shroud of Turin Exhibition

We welcome this exhibition again over the weekend 17/18 March.

More details to follow.... 

Photos from the previous exhibition at St Peter's can be seen here in our Photo Gallery

Walk With Me

Daily reflections for Lent.  Price £1.00 please put in slot on Piety Stall.

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


Columban Mission Appeal

This weekend we welcome Fr Denis Carter who will be making an appeal on behalf of the Society of St Columban for Foreign Missions.  

Please Note

Fr John will be away from the parish this week. What to do if you need a priest in an emergency: For an urgent home visit – Mother of God 0116 287 5232 or Blessed Sacrament 0116 285 8795. Or for a patient in one of the hospitals or LOROS, please speak with the ward staff or the hospital chaplaincy.  General enquiries can be made to the parish office. 

Pastoral Letter for Lent

The letter from Bishop Patrick was due to be read on the First Sunday of Lent. Due to the Mission Appeal it will now be read at all Masses on the Second Sunday of Lent.

Christ the King School Job Vacancies

Please see details on notice-board.

Host Families

Needed for one or 2 weeks for a group of teenagers from Bethlehem who will be visiting Leicester with their teachers from 16 June - 1 July. The group will have a full programme on weekdays. Would suit families with one or more teenagers aged 12-17 years.

Contact: Angela Bailey, The Leicester Friends of Bethlehem. Tel: 07758270044


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Dates For Your Diary  

Leicestershire Active Catholic Youth

Various events coming up – see poster in church porch.

Lectio Divina 

At The Rosmini Centre (On A46 Half A Mile North Of Ratcliffe College Entrance) On Saturday 24 February At 3.00pm.  All Are Welcome.

Lent course - Helping each other in our search for mental health and wellbeing

St Patrick’s, 100 Beaumont Leys Lane, Leicester LE4 2BD.

Tuesdays 20, 27 February and 6,13 March, from 7:30-8:30pm in the Parish Centre.

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.

BBC Any Questions

Friday 16 March  at English Martyrs School. For free tickets contact 0116 242 8880 / This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

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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