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LentLENT 2019

Confessions

Available after Mass on Monday, Tuesday and Friday (in addition to the normal Saturday times)

Wednesday 7.00am Mass

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

Followed by a simple breakfast in the hall.


Deanery Station Masses

  • Confessions from 6.45pm ~ Mass at 7.30pm
  • Wednesday 10 April – Our Lady of Victories, Market Harborough

Stations of the Cross

Sundays at 5.00pm followed by Benediction 

Concluding at 5.45pm approx

CAFOD- Lenten Fast Day

Friday 15 March

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

Singing Practices for the Sacred Triduum (Maundy Thursday, Good Friday & Easter Vigil)

Singing practices for the ceremonies of the Sacred Triduum will take place at 4.00pm on the Sundays of Lent.

Lenten Publications

CTS books and leaflets for Lent are also available for you to purchase

Please put money for any purchases into the slot on Piety Stall.


Holy Week

 HOLY TRIDUUM

Maundy Thursday 18 April

Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7.30pm

Adoration at the Altar of Repose finishing at 10.00pm

 

Good Friday 19 April

Celebration of the Passion of the Lord 3.00pm

Stations of the Cross 7.00pm

 

Holy Saturday 20 April

Blessing of Food (Polish Tradition) 11.00am and 12 noon

Easter Vigil Mass 8.15pm

 

Easter Sunday 21 April

 Mass 8.45am and 11.15am


Notices 

Chef & Spice Fundraiser Monday 29 April at 7.00pm

In Support of Menphys and Sound Cafe.

As a token of thanks for permitting limited use of our car park, the owners of the restaurant next-door are offering us a free fundraising evening at the Chef & Spice Restaurant.   The ticket price will be £10 per person which includes an ‘all you can eat’ buffet (predominantly Indian food, but some other options are available).  Drinks extra.  There will be a Raffle during the evening.  

TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE AFTER WEEKEND MASSES!

Please pray for

The repose of the soul of Vjaceslavs Desmitieqs whose funeral service takes place at Gilroes Crematorium on Friday.  And for Gerald Pearce who died last week.  May they rest in peace.

Day of Prayer

The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors (PCPM) has highlighted the importance of prayer and suggested to Pope Francis that the worldwide Catholic Church should join together in a day of prayer. The Holy Father has welcomed this initiative.

In the Cycle of Prayer for England and Wales, this day is marked every year on the Friday of the fifth week of Lent.  On Friday 12 April the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales is encouraging the Catholic community to take part in a day of prayer for survivors of sexual abuse. Prayer resources can be found by visiting 

http://www.catholicchurch.org.uk/day-of-prayer-abuse-survivors-120419

CAFOD Cyclone Appeal

Thank you to those who generously donated to the urgent appeal, which raised £560.  If you wish to continue donating to CAFOD, envelopes are always available as you enter the church and can be placed on the collection plate at any time throughout the year.

Divine Mercy Devotions

Sunday 28 April at Our Lady of Good Counsel LE4 7ZB.  Beginning at 2.30pm and ending with Holy Mass at 5.00pm.  Novena Prayer Cards available at the back of church. 

March for Life UK

Saturday 11 May in London.  Flyers with full details available as you enter church.  For more information visit marchforlife.co.uk 

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.

Offertory Envelopes - If you have not picked up your new box of envelopes, they are still in the porch ready for you to collect.  If you wish to become a regular giver, either by using the Envelope Scheme or by Standing Order, please speak with Claire in the Parish Office (email / phone details on the front page). 

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Dates For Your Diary  

Pilgrimage Opportunities...

Lourdes or Lisieux: Fr John McCay from West Bridgford parish is organising two pilgrimages in the diocese in 2019 – one to Lourdes & Nevers from 15-22 June and one to Lisieux from 1-5 April.  Travel by coach with a pick-up point in Leicester. Details are on the notice-board. 

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: 14-19 July by air from East Midlands Airport or train from Nottingham.  Join Bishop Patrick on our annual pilgrimage. Pick up a leaflet or see poster for more details.  Booking forms are available from the parish office, if you need one please ask.  More information from Fr Simon Gillespie by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Save the Dates....

The following annual parish events will be taking place this year.  Please make a note of them:

  • Monday 29 April – Chef & Spice Restaurant Fundraiser
  • Saturday 15 June – Canon Caus Fish ‘n’ Chip Supper
  • Saturday 29 June – Parish Feast Day BBQ
  • Saturday 28 September – Canon Caus Harvest Supper 

There is plenty of opportunity for other parish social events to take place and if you would like to organise something, please email the parish office.

 
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