17 February 2019 - Sixth 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 - Please pick up a letter from the table in the porch.

Grand Prize Draw...
Counterfoil stubs and money should be posted into the Big Red Box on the table in the porch, or brought in on the day.

Prizes – If you signed up to donate a Raffle Prize, please leave it in the Priest’s Sacristy, clearly labelled ‘Raffle Prize’
Donating Goods - Items are now urgently needed to sell on the stalls, Bottle Stall, Toiletries, Cosmetics, Good as New and Fancy Goods.  We particularly need bottles for the Bottle Stall.

Boxes have been placed at the back of the church ready for your donations.  The items need to be new or in very good condition.

There will be a CAKE STALL, please show off your baking skills by bringing cakes, breads, scones etc etc the day before or on the day.

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


Racial Justice Sunday

Prayer cards are available at the door for you to take home.   

Fr John Away

Please note that Fr John will be away from the parish this week. The retired priests will cover the daily Masses during that time. All other enquiries should be referred to the parish office, preferably by Email.

What to do if you need a priest in an emergency – please phone Mother of God 0116 287 5232 or Blessed Sacrament 0116 285 8795.

Friday Coffee Club

After the Friday morning Mass each week, there is a very friendly Coffee Club upstairs in the parish hall. which everyone is welcome to come along to!  They also have occasional outings, meals and social events. Everyone is welcome, so do come along! 


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Dates For Your Diary  

Photographic Exhibition

Saturday 23 February upstairs in the parish hall. Prints on show from 6.00pm.  Refreshments available.  See poster for details.  All Welcome!

Catholic Bible Convention & Healing Service

Sunday 24 February 2.00-7.00pm.  For details see poster on notice-board.

English Martyrs Catholic School

On Monday 25 February we are holding a Mass of Hope to mark the first anniversary of the Hinckley Road tragedy. Mass will be offered for those who lost their lives in the explosion. After Mass a Lampedusa Cross given by CAFOD in memory of Sean and Shane will be dedicated in the Sixth Form Centre.  Mass will be celebrated by Fr Martin Hardy at 3.45pm in the Auditorium and people are welcome to gather from 3.15pm. Refreshments will be available. Any member of the Community who wishes to attend is very welcome but we do ask that you email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it to let us know you are coming.  

60th Anniversary History Talks

St Patrick’s Church Beaumont Leys Lane on Tuesday 26 February.  Free entry, refreshments available.  More detailed information on the notice-board.

St Patrick’s Day Mass

Saturday 16 March at St Patrick’s Beaumont Leys Lane LE4 2BD.  Celebrant – Bishop Patrick McKinney.  Followed by refreshments and music in the parish centre.

Leicester Irish Society – 50th Anniversary

Sunday 17 March 1.30-7.00pm.  Tickets Adult £25 Under 12’s £12.50. Four Course Lunch, music, dancing.  For information & how to get tickets Please contact Elaine Godber  Email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it   or 07753693917 The closing date for tickets is March 1st 2019 

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.