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8 April 2018 - 2nd Sunday Of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday) PDF Print E-mail

Easter is the most joyful day of the year for Christians. Christ has risen! We are redeemed! We can look forward to an eternity in his joy! Alleluia!

  Hymn: Thine Be The Glory
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Easter Greetings!

Fr John would like to wish everyone in the parish every blessing at this most Holy time in the Church’s year.

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.

Limited 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.


Please Pray For

Terence Meechan, who died recently.  His funeral Mass will be offered on Friday 27 April at 12 noon.  May he rest in peace.

Easter Sacraments

At the Easter Vigil, Godsway Onyamiama, Sheri Ibilola and Simba Mwoyosviyi received the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Communion.  The following children were also baptised – Joanna Gandazha, Tayanna and Ayanna Mwoyosviyi.  On Easter Sunday morning Ava Zara Kendi Baariu was baptised.  Please pray for them.

Thank you

To everyone who has contributed to the Holy Week and Easter celebration in the parish - church cleaners, flower arrangers, musicians, sacristans, altar servers, readers, collectors and those who decorate the Church.  Your hard work and generous giving of your time is much appreciated.

Christ the King School Vacancy

Assistant Head Teacher – Infant Site.  Details on the notice-board, closing date Friday 13 April.

Catholic News

The Easter edition of the Diocesan Newspaper is available free of charge for you to take home today!


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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.

Healing Service

Rosmini Centre on Friday 13 April starting at 7.00pm with the Rosary followed by Mass and prayers for healing.


Next meeting will be on Wednesday 18 April at 10.00am.

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.  The timetable for the day is now displayed on the notice-board.

Rosary around the Coast - for Faith, Life and Peace in the British Isles

Sunday, 29 April 2018.  Transport will depart Leicester for this event on the East Coast at around 11.00am.  We hope to go to a historic location (details/travel cost to be confirmed).  To travel with us please   contact Francisca on 07943 711549 (email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ) by 16 April at the latest. 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    

WW2 Themed Afternoon Tea

Sunday 13 May 2.30-4.30pm in the parish hall.  The event will raise money for the charity Combat Stress.  Tickets £10 will be available soon (limited number available).  If you would like to reserve a place, there is a sign-up list on the notice-board.

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