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Monday in Holy Week
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 1 hour before Mass
Morning Mass 10.00am
Confessions at Mother of God Church 7.00pm

Tuesday in Holy Week
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 1 hour before Mass
Morning Mass 9.00am

Wednesday in Holy Week
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 6.00am
Morning Mass 7.00am
Chrism Mass at Nottingham Cathedral 11.30am
Confessions at Blessed Sacrament Church 7.00pm

HOLY TRIDUUM

Maundy Thursday 29th March
Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7.30pm
Adoration at the Altar of Repose finishing at 10.00pm

Good Friday 30th March
Celebration of the Passion of the Lord 3.00pm
Stations of the Cross 7.00pm

Holy Saturday 31st March
Blessing of Food (Polish Tradition) 11.00am and 12 noon
Easter Vigil Mass 8.00pm

Easter Sunday 1 April
Mass 8.45am and 11.15am


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.


YOUR OFFERING TO THE CHURCH

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.
  
WHAT TO DO NEXT:  

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.

Notices  

Good Friday / Easter Collections

The second collection on Good Friday will be for the Holy Places of Palestine.  

All money placed in the Easter Sunday Collection (except designated envelopes such as Cafod) go to the Parish Fund.

Good Friday Fast & Abstinence

The Church’s Law re-affirms that Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are to be observed as days of fast and abstinence. Fasting means that the amount of food we eat is considerably reduced. Abstinence means that we give up a particular kind of food or drink or form of amusement. Those over eighteen are bound by the law of fasting until the beginning of their sixtieth year, while all over fourteen are bound by the law of abstinence. Priests and parents are urged to foster the spirit and practice of penance among those too young to be the subjects of either law.

Chrism Mass

This takes place on Wednesday 28 March at 11.30am at St Barnabas Cathedral Nottingham.  Each year at this Mass priests of the diocese renew the promises they made at their Ordination. The Bishop blesses the Holy Oils which are used in celebration of the Sacraments throughout the year.

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  

Divine Mercy Sunday

Sunday 8 April at Our Lady of Good Counsel, Gleneagles Avenue, Rushey Mead. An afternoon of Devotions, beginning at 2.30pm and ending with Mass at 5.00pm.  Please see the poster on the notice-board for full details.

There are also Novena cards available for you to take should you wish to do so. The Novena starts on Good Friday and ends on Divine Mercy Sunday.

Blessed Sacrament Procession

Saturday 28 April led by Bishop Patrick, the procession begins at 2.00pm at St Mary’s Church, Hyson Green Nottingham and ends at 4.00pm at St Barnabas Cathedral, Nottingham.  Join Catholics from across the diocese to witness the joy of our faith through the streets of Nottingham.  All welcome.

Rosary around the Coast

Sunday 29 April 3.00pm. www.rosaryonthecoast.co.uk

March for Life 2018

Saturday 5 May in London.   This year we are joining with Nottingham and Loughborough pro-life groups to travel to London together.  We will arrive in London by midday in time for the March at 1.00pm and should be back by 8.30pm.  Tickets are £15 per head, £10 for unwaged and students, and £7.50 for any children (u16).  Seats are on a first come first served basis, so please contact Francisca Martinez on 07943 711549 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it Visit www.marchforlife.co.uk    

Afternoon Tea

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

 
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