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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 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

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 - this weekend!

From Thursday evening 15 March until 4.00pm Monday 19 March

See Poster for schedule

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.


Many thanks to all of you who offer regular financial support to the Church and to all who help to administer the parish’s financial affairs.

There are different ways you can contribute to the needs of the parish.  Detailed below are some suggestions we hope you will find helpful, especially if you are new to the parish.

The Church benefits from tax concessions through the Gift Aid Scheme.  If you use a box of envelopes or pay by standing order, the Church can re-claim the taxable amount of your offering at no cost to yourself.  You will need to sign a Gift Aid Declaration Form which is held by the Diocese and Parish Office for our records.  Forms are available from the Distributors at the back of Church or from the Parish Office.

STANDING ORDER:  For those who are in a financial position to give the same amount to the Church each week or month, setting up a Standing Order makes the administration much simpler.  

OFFERTORY ENVELOPES:  Alternatively, you might prefer the more traditional method of just contributing through the use of envelopes.
IMPORTANT NOTE:  Please do not begin using the new envelopes until April.  Each envelope is dated for your convenience.

Current Members - Envelope Boxes are ready for you to collect, from the table in the porch.  Just pick up the box with your name on it.
New Members – If you wish to become a regular giver, either by using the Envelope Scheme or Standing Order, please speak to one of the distributors, or contact Claire in the our Parish Office and she will assist you.


Please Pray For

Francis Coelho, whose funeral Mass will take place at 11.30am on Tuesday 20 March.  May he rest in peace.

Spring Fayre

Thank you to everyone who supported this parish event.  The total raised on the day was £1943.46, with extra donations bringing the final total up to £2,040.02 which was a great result. The monies raised will be split equally between Parish Funds and our two parish charities - The Laura Centre and The Bridge.  The list of raffle prize winners is displayed on the notice-board, so please check to see if you or someone you sold a ticket to has won anything.  Prizes can be collected from the Sacristy.


Please note that important new information regarding Diocesan Safeguarding is now displayed on the parish notice-board.  We are grateful to Sharon Denston our parish Safeguarding Representative, who provides the link between the parish and the Safeguarding Co-ordinator for the diocese, Mrs Clare McKenzie Tel No 0115 9603010.  

Parish Readers

There will be two meetings for readers each year and attendance at one of these meetings will be required for readers to remain on the Readers Rota.  It is important for us to promote high standards in the celebration of the Liturgy.  Readers for Holy Week will be appointed at this meeting -  Saturday 24 March at 12.45-1.30pm in church.

300 Club Members

We would like to encourage all yearly and monthly 300 Club members to bring their membership subscriptions up to date before end of March, as we have a waiting list of those who wish to join.  To make a payment, please see one of the collectors, holding the blue clipboard in the the porch before/after Mass:   Mary (Sat 6.30pm), Ann (Sun 8.45) or Donna/Marian (Sun 11.15).  Anyone wishing to change the way they subscribe or any other queries, please call Marian on 0116 2246 258.


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Dates For Your Diary  

'Why do innocent people suffer?'

A study of the Book of Job by Fr Antonio Belsito on Saturday 24 March at the Rosmini Centre. Mass at 10.00am with talk at 11.00am and shared lunch at 1.00 pm. 

Parish Fundraising Event
Tuesday 17 April at 7.00pm
Chef & Spice Restaurant

As a token of thanks for permitting limited use of our car park, the owners of the restaurant are offering us a free fundraising evening at the Chef & Spice Restaurant.

All the proceeds of the ticket sales and raffle will go to support out two parish charities – The Laura Centre and The Bridge Homelessness to Hope.  The ticket price is £10 per person which includes an ‘all you can eat’ buffet of predominantly Indian food, although some non-Indian options are also available. Drinks will be extra.

100 Tickets are now available – please help us to sell them all!  Click here for the event poster .

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.

Afternoon Tea

To raise money for Combat Stress on Saturday 13 May.   Please see notice board for full details and sign up list.  

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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