Friday 30 January 2015

Snow had fallen, snow on snow.....

If  any able-bodied parishioners are available any time on Saturday to bring a shovel (or snow plough!) to the Church grounds to make everything more accessible and safe for the weekend Masses, that would be wonderful. There is rock salt in the garage. Fr Colin will be around from approx 3pm.

Thank you in anticipation.

Thursday 29 January 2015

Mass for the Repose of the Soul of King Richard III

 As part of the ceremonies surrounding the re-interment of King Richard III in Leicester Cathedral on Thursday 26th March 2015, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, will celebrate a Requiem Mass for the repose of Richard III’s soul in Holy Cross Priory Church, Leicester, at 5.00 pm on Monday 23rd March. Tickets are available for members of the public, but space is limited; should you wish to attend, please send your name, address and home parish to: King Richard III Office, Holy Cross Priory, 45 Wellington Street, LEICESTER LE1 6HW or:; only two tickets may be requested per person. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 18th February 2015, and successful applicants will be notified by 6th March 2015.

Newsletter for January 31/February 1 - Sunday 4(B)

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Rosmini Centre Programme

It it is difficult to read the poster, you can find the details on the Rosmini Centre website.

Tuesday 27 January 2015

Blessed Robert Sutton Catholic Sports College - RE Vacancy

Blessed Robert Sutton are looking to appoint a teacher of Religious Education. Click here for details.

Monday 26 January 2015

Executive Headship

The Federation of English Martyrs, Oakham and St Augustine’s, Stamford, Catholic Voluntary Academies is seeking to appoint an Executive Head Teacher as from the Autumn Term 2015 ( or earlier if possible).  Full details are available from EPM, The Federation’s HR providers, at  The closing date for applications is February 6th 201

Teaching Vacancies at Blessed Robert Sutton Catholic Sports College

Click here for details of two posts for Teachers of English.

Click here for details of a post for a Teacher of Science.

Thursday 22 January 2015

Newsletter for 24/25 January - Sunday 3(B)

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The vacancies in Catholic schools to which the newsletter refers can be found here and here.

Wednesday 21 January 2015

More vacancies in Catholic Schools

We have started to advertise for the large number of new positions we need to fill as a result of our expansion. We are currently looking to appoint three L3 Teaching Assistants.

·         Level 3 Teaching Assistant (Keystage One) (internal applicants only)
·         Level 3 Teaching Assistant (Keystage One)
·         Level 3 Teaching Assistant (EYFS)
·         SENCO

Application forms can be obtained from the eteach website

Christ the King Catholic Primary School
Glenfield Road
0116 285 7261

Tuesday 20 January 2015

Vacancies in Catholic Schools, locally and further afield


Bluestone Lane, Stapenhill
Burton on Trent
DE15 9SD
Tel: 01283 749450
Fax: 01283 749461

The Governors wish to appoint the following:

 Required as soon as possible
10 hours per week, Term-Time plus 4 weeks
Rate of Pay £7 per hour
Part time Cleaners required to work morning and/or evening shifts to cover absences. The posts will initially be on casual basis with a possibility of becoming permanent dependant on the school’s future requirements.
 Required as soon as possible
3 hours per week, Term-Time Only
Rate of Pay £7.11 per hour
Part time Kitchen Assistant required to work an hour a day (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 1-2pm) to help out during the busiest times.
 Rate of Pay £7.11 per hour

Exams Invigilators required to assist with the supervision of students during examinations in accordance with Examination Board regulations.  Full training will be provided.

Duties include distributing and collecting examination papers, monitoring students within the main examination hall or on a one to one basis when required.

This is a flexible role with varying hours and you will be expected to be available during the main examination periods throughout the academic year.

Successful applicants for all posts will possess enthusiastic, helpful and flexible manner, and the ability to deal easily with the full range of adults and students who may use or visit the school. Formal qualifications are not required but relevant experience would be an advantage.
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, so therefore all appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Please contact the school or visit our website at for job information pack and application form.

And further afield...

St Teresa's Catholic Primary School, Nottingham are seeking to appoint a School Business Manager - further details are available from the school. ( Tel: 0115 9155762 / .   The closing date for applications is  26th January 2015.

St Augustine Webster Catholic Voluntary Academy, Scunthorpe is seeking to appoint a new head teacher, (salary range L18-L24). Further details are available from the school office: tel 01724 843722, email: The closing date for applications is this Friday 30th January.

Sunday 18 January 2015

Nottingham Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage 2015

I found the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes last year a wonderful spiritual experience. As mentioned in this week's newsletter details of the 2015 Pilgrimage are now available. Find out more here.

Thursday 15 January 2015

Sunday 11 January 2015

Pastoral Letter

At Mass this weekend we heard a Pastoral Letter from Monsignor Tom McGovern, our Diocesan Administrator. It is well worth careful study. You can read it here.

The Pastoral Letter tells us that the Bishops of England and Wales are inviting us to pray and reflect with them on the gift of marriage and family life and their place in the Church’s in advance of next October’s meeting of the Synod of Bishops on the vocation and mission of the family. To help us, they have produced The Call, the Journey and the Mission, copies of which are available from your parish or here.

If you would like to share any reflections, please send them to Father David Palmer, Chair of the Marriage and Family Life Commission (The Presbytery, Lenton Boulevard, NOTTINGHAM, NG7 2BY(, by Easter Sunday.

Thursday 8 January 2015


Eucharist :30 from Catholics Come Home on Vimeo.

Newsletter for 10/11 January - Baptism of the Lord

Click here to read the latest newsletter. As some of you will be aware, there has been a glitch in the usual way I post the newsletter over the last couple of weeks. I think that this has now been resolved, but, just in case the first link doesn't work, here is an alternative.

The newsletter mentions a document, 'The Call, the Journey and the Mission.' It can be downloaded here.

Wednesday 7 January 2015

More online prayer resources

A parishioner has kindly drawn my attention to this app (for iPhone and iPad) which gives a format and timer for a time of still, centering prayer. It is based on the writings of an American Cistercian, Fr Thomas Keating. An Android version is planned.

Another popular prayer website is Sacred Space, a work of the Irish Jesuits. (No app for this one!)

Tuesday 6 January 2015

Love and prayers... Deacon Andrew and Kathryn as they celebrate their silver wedding.

Sunday's Mass with Bishop Ralph of Hallam as our principal celebrant, was a lovely celebration of God's love reflected in the love of husband and wife.

God bless you and your family.

Thursday 1 January 2015

Newsletter for 3/4 January - Epiphany of the Lord

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This Sunday we give thanks with Deacon Andrew and Kathryn as they celebrate twenty-five years of married life. The celebrant at our 10am Mass is Bishop Ralph Heskett, the Bishop of Hallam, who was celebrant at Andrew and Kathryn’s wedding in Birmingham. There will be cakes in the crypt afterwards.