27 January 2019 - Third Sunday of Ordinary Time

Spring Fayre Appeal
Sunday 3 March 12.30-2.30pm

We are now looking forward to our annual Spring Fayre, but need your help...


Stallholders Needed – Thank you to those who have already signed up!  The list is still available for you to volunteer to run or help on a stall.  Ideally, each stall should have 3 people. Please add your name to the list next to the stall you wish to be on.

Grand Prize Draw – Raffle tickets are now available!  If we can sell all 800 books of raffle tickets, we would raise £2,000 on the raffle alone!  So 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.

Prizes – If you would like to donate a prize, please add your name to the list in the porch.

Donating Goods - 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.

Finally, your support in attending the fair is VITAL to its success, please come and enjoy each other's company over a cream tea or a hot snack and treat yourselves.  Make sure the date is in your diary! 
Let's Get Fundraising

Monies raised from the fayre will support

Parish Funds


Sound Cafe


Please Pray for

The repose of the soul of Janet Tyrell whose body will be received into church at 6.00pm on Wednesday 6 February and whose funeral Mass will be offered on Thursday 7 February at 10.00am. May she rest in peace.

Crib Offerings

Thank you for your generous donations over Christmas period.  £270 was raised, which will be split between our two parish charities – Sound Cafe & Menphys.

Safeguarding - DBS Renewal

Anybody who is a parish volunteer and who has had a DBS Check, can you please let us know whether you are registered with the Update Service. If you have taken on new role and need a DBS, also let us know.  Finally, if your contact details have changed please let us have the new details.  Email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Red Cross & Open Hands Project

For refugees and people/families in need. Please leave your donations of non-perishable foodstuffs and toiletries in the green box under the newspaper shelf. Please see the list of items needed on the notice-board.  Heavy food items (such as large jars/bottles/containers) and furniture please tel 0116 2558672 or go online www.openhandsleicester.org.uk  to arrange collection.

Church Flowers

We are blessed at St Peter’s to have such a good team of flower arrangers.  We would, however, be very keen to encourage others to join the rota, if they felt willing or able to do so.  If you are interested, please email the Parish Office and we will pass your details onto the team.  Email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  


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Dates For Your Diary  

Holy Hour for Vocations

Next Saturday 2 February from 5.30pm.  While Fr John is hearing Confessions, the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed and people are encouraged to join in this quiet time of prayer for vocations.

Choir Practice

Thursday 31 January after the evening Mass and Devotions (approx 7.10 – 7.50pm).

St Peregrine Devotion

Thursday 31 January. We pray to the Patron Saint of Cancer sufferers. Come together for short devotional prayers straight after evening Mass, on the last Thursday of every month.  See poster for details and future dates.

Tea Dance

Sunday 10 February 2.00-5.00pm at St Patrick’s Church. See poster for ticket details.

Annual “Valentine” Marriage Mass

The Annual Diocesan Marriage Mass, where married couples are able to renew their vows before the Bishop and receive his blessing on their Marriages, will take place on Sunday 10 February, 3.00pm at St Barnabas Cathedral. Please just turn up on the day, but if you want more information do not hesitate to contact Fr David Palmer, Chair of the Marriage and family Life Commission at: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or 0115 9786236

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:

  • Sunday 3 March – Spring Fayre
  • 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.