24 February 2019 - Seventh 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...

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.
If you signed up to donate a Raffle Prize, please leave it in the Priest’s Sacristy, clearly marked that it is a Raffle Prize.
We NOW NEED ONE LAST PUSH, so please bring in your donated items to sell on the stalls..... Bottle Tombola, 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.  Goods need to be in by Saturday morning 2 March at the latest.

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


Please Pray For

The repose of the soul of Deacon Bernard Croft.  Deacon Bernard was at Holy Souls Scunthorpe, assisting various parish priests, including Fr John Cahill, Fr Eddy Jarosz and Fr Neil Peoples.  May he rest in peace.

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. 

Holy Hour for Vocations

Saturday 2 March 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.

Friday Coffee Club

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

Hymn Books

As you will remember, last year we replaced our hymn books with a new set.  Please try to put them back carefully onto the hymn book stand as you leave the church, so that they will keep in ‘as good as new’ condition for as long as possible.  Thank you.


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Dates For Your Diary  

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 Peregrine Devotion

Thursday 28 February. 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.

Visit My Mosque Day

Sunday 3 March 10.00am – 2.00pm at the Masjid Al Husayn Leicester, LE5 3LR.  This annual event invites us to meet, share and explore a local mosque.  Tours, Stalls, Food etc.  See poster for details.

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.