Thursday 28 May 2015

Headteacher Vacancy in Hucknall

Holy Cross Primary Catholic Voluntary Academy, Notts is seeking to appoint a headteacher, salary range  L15-L21. Further details are available on the school website Closing date 22nd June

Newsletter for 30/31 May - The Most Holy Trinity

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Saturday 23 May 2015

Rosary Procession

Our Lady gave us a lovely afternoon for our Rosary Procession at St Charles School on Thursday.

Thursday 21 May 2015

Newsletter for 23/24 May - Pentecost

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Thank you all for your generosity towards the CAFOD Nepal Appeal - the combined total from our two parishes was £930.30. I know that some parishioners gave on line, and many Gift Aided their donation, so the total value of our donations would have been well over £1,000. Magnificent!

Wednesday 20 May 2015

Summer Fayre at Blessed Robert Sutton

Teaching Vacancies - Newark

Holy Trinity Catholic Voluntary Academy, Newark - 2 EYFS Teachers required (1 full time and 1 part-time 0.6 fte) for September 2015.  Please email for CES application form and further details.  Closing date: Noon on Friday 19 June.

Thursday 14 May 2015

New Bishop - Thanks be to God

It was announced this morning that the Holy Father has appointed Monsignor Patrick McKinney, a priest of the Archdiocese of Birmingham, to be tenth Bishop of Nottingham.

You can read more about our new Bishop here.

Newsletter for 16/17 May - The Ascension of the Lord

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This weekend we also keep World Communications Sunday. The theme this year is "Communicating the Family." You can read a summary of Pope Francis' Message here, or download the full text here.

I find the opening of the Pope's message particularly moving and challenging:

The family is a subject of profound reflection by the Church and of a process involving two Synods: the recent extraordinary assembly and the ordinary assembly scheduled for next October. So I thought it appropriate that the theme for the next World Communications Day should have the family as its point of reference. After all, it is in the context of the family that we first learn how to communicate. Focusing on this context can help to make our communication more authentic and humane, while helping us to view the family in a new perspective.
We can draw inspiration from the Gospel passage which relates the visit of Mary to Elizabeth (Lk 1:39-56). “When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the infant leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit cried out in a loud voice and said, ‘Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb’.” (vv. 41-42)
This episode first shows us how communication is a dialogue intertwined with the language of the body. The first response to Mary’s greeting is given by the child, who leaps for joy in the womb of Elizabeth. Joy at meeting others, which is something we learn even before being born, is, in one sense, the archetype and symbol of every other form of communication. The womb which hosts us is the first “school” of communication, a place of listening and physical contact where we begin to familiarize ourselves with the outside world within a protected environment, with the reassuring sound of the mother’s heartbeat. This encounter between two persons, so intimately related while still distinct from each other, an encounter so full of promise, is our first experience of communication. It is an experience which we all share, since each of us was born of a mother. 

Tuesday 12 May 2015

Cycling 150 miles for the Briars

Joe Martin is undertaking a 150 mile bike ride for the Briars, the retreat centre for The Nottingham Diocesan Catholic Youth Service. Led primarily by a team of full time volunteers, it provides fun and engaging programmes for over 5,000 young people each year, exploring issues of personal, social and spiritual importance.

You can sponsor Joe using the forms at the back of Church, or online here.

Monday 11 May 2015

Mary, we crown thee....

Pictures from after yesterday's procession
With May Queen and Page

Don't forget to take your hymnbooks back to Church!

Good to see so many children from St Charles School

Saturday 9 May 2015

CAFOD Nepal Appeal

This weekend we have a special collection at Mass for the CAFOD Nepal appeal. You can find out more, and donate here.

Thursday 7 May 2015

Wednesday 6 May 2015

Reflection for May

A love story that changed the world: