...the parish celebrated the Golden Jubilee of Fr Peter Tierney. His brother-in-law, Roy, recently gave me some photos of the occasion. It is fascinating to see so many familiar faces - looking just a little younger!
Above all, please make sure you are there for the services of the Easter Triduum:
Our Lady of Lourdes, Ashby:
Holy Thursday 7.30pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Good Friday 3.00pm The Passion of the Lord
Holy Saturday 7.00pm Easter Vigil Mass NB No Mass at 5.30pm St Charles, Measham:
Holy Saturday 7.00pm Easter Vigil Mass NB No Mass at 6.45pm
Blessed Robert Sutton is seeking workplaces to host young people for their annual work experience placements later this year. Could you help? Year 10 work experience week begins Monday 20th June until Friday 24th June and Year 12 work experience/volunteering fortnight begins Monday 4th July (we are seeking one and two week placements for them). If you, your company, or an organisation you are aware of could offer a placement, please contact Julie McAulay at the school to discuss. 01283 749450 or email email@example.com
Have you heard of SPANNED - (Supporting People with Additional Needs in the Nottingham Diocese)? You can learn more about this inspirational group here. 'Without Words... How to preach the Gospel in a Secular World’ is a special day being organised by SPANNED for priests, teachers, catechists and anyone involved in communicating the Gospel to others, to be held in the Mary Forryan Centre, St Peter’s Church, Hinckley on Saturday 30th April from 10.30am until 3.30pm. There is no fee, and please bing a packed lunch For further information or to register, please contact Fr Frank Daly (01455 634443; firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Balm of Mercy is the title of a musical for the Year of Mercy, especially written at Bishop Patrick's request. It will feature words to the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and dancing to the music of Riverdance, and will be performed on the weekend of 15th & 16th October at St Peter’s Church, Hinckley by the 'Mother Mary' choir and SPANNED. If any singers and young people who can dance would like to be involved, rehearsals start in Hinckley on Sunday 8th May at 2.30 pm. Please contact Fr.Frank Daly (01455 634443; email@example.com) if you are interested. The production team is also looking for sponsors and advertisers.
Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Catholic Primary Academy, Nottingham are seeking to appoint a KS1 or KS2 Phase Leader . Further details are available from the school , firstname.lastname@example.org Closing date: 20th April 2016
This afternoon at OLOL we made the Way of the Cross using material from bemerciful.co.uk, the Jubilee of Mercy website for our own diocese. These prayers link the traditional devotion to the great themes of the Jubilee of Mercy.
Whether or not you were with us this afternoon, you can access the prayers here.
I know some parishioners have been following the video series Elements of the Catholic Mass. I thought this week's episode about Church Doors could be particularly interesting in this Jubilee Year as we reflect on the imagery of the Door as a symbol of mercy.
Of your charity pray for the repose of the soul of Father Adrian Chatterton, the last resident parish priest of St Charles Borromeo, Measham, who retired in 2001 and who died suddenly this week at the age of 80.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.
With last week’s donations from those who were away over half term, the total from our two parishes has reached £1,033.87. This will be worth well over twice that amount once the Gift Aid, and UK Aid Match funding are reclaimed by CAFOD. Thank you for this generous response to our call to feed the hungry and give drink to the thirsty, two of the Corporal Works of Mercy.
...gives you the chance to decide how National Lottery funding can make a difference in your local community.
The Big Lottery Fund have set aside £3 million of National Lottery funding and with 95 organisations shortlisted, we want you to vote for the projects you would like to receive funding.
The projects are competing for up to £50,000 of funding to improve the lives of people in their communities. Search for your local projects and cast your vote by noon on 13 March 2016.
For more details, click here. Among the projects very close to home is this one. I hear good things about it from a number of Catholics who are involved in it. It's only a question of clicking to vote. No money asked for - no annoying follow-up emails!
The governors of St. Peter's Catholic Primary School, Hinckley are seeking to appoint a new headteacher. For details contact the School Business Manager, Mrs Christine Makepeace at email@example.com or on 01455 634087. The closing date for applications is Friday 11th