Tuesday 30 June 2015

Thursday 25 June 2015

Lead ICT Technician Vacancy - Blessed Robert Sutton

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

Salary Grade 6 - £19,048 - £21,530 52 Weeks All Year Round
Required for August 2015

The Governors are seeking to appoint a lead ICT Technician to work on a full-time basis.  The ideal candidate should have appropriate experience and commitment to support students and staff on a daily basis as well as to develop network provision strategically. Main duties will include:

§  Technical tasks on networked computers
§  Configuring items of equipment
§  Network management
§  Diagnosing, rectifying and reporting faults
§  Classroom support for operation of computers, whiteboards, printers, etc
§  Update and maintain school and associated website and learning platform
§  Technical Support for school events and activities
§  Overseeing the training of an Apprentice ICT Technician
§  Network development

The post represents a very exciting opportunity for the right individual to make a significant contribution to the life of the school.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and therefore the appointed person will be expected to support the life of the school.  Appointment for this post is subject to an enhanced CRB disclosure.

Please contact the school or visit our website at www.robertsutton.staffs.sch.uk for further details and application form.

Closing date:               Midday Friday 3rd July
Interview date:             Wednesday 8th July

Newsletter for 27/28 June - Ss Peter and Paul

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Let's have a last effort to get as much sponsorship as possible for Joe Martin's Big Bike Ride for the Briars. Sponsor forms in Church or sponsor online here.

You can sponsor Fr Colin walking St Cuthbert's Way in aid of the Retired Priests Appeal. Sponsor forms in Church or sponsor online here.

You will be able to watch Bishop Patrick's Episcopal Ordination online next Friday, 3rd July, at 11.30pm on the Diocesan Website. I will post any more details as they become available.

Monday 22 June 2015

Proclaim ’15

Please join the national network of prayer on Saturday 11th July. Our parish will host a special Holy Hour called Proclaim ’15 after the evening Mass at our Lady of Lourdes. Cardinal Vincent Nichols, along with the Bishops of England & Wales, invites every parish to join a national network of prayer that evening to intercede for the work of evangelisation. The gathering will coincide with the National Catholic Evangelisation Conference, which is taking place that day in Birmingham, bringing together over 800 people from across England & Wales. Please support this significant moment in the life of the Church. For further information, please view this video:

Cardinal encourages Catholics to get involved in Proclaim '15 from Catholic Church (England/Wales) on Vimeo.

CAFOD Thanksgiving Mass

Sunday 21 June 2015


...to two of our Catechists who have been awarded the Bishop's Certificate in Catechesis after several months of study. They received their certificates at the Cathedral this weekend.

Bishop Patrick’s Ordination

We welcome to the Diocese of Nottingham Mgr Patrick McKinney who will be ordained Tenth Bishop of Nottingham in St Barnabas’ Cathedral on Friday 3rd July 2015; the Mass will be streamed live on the diocesan website, beginning at 11.30 am. Those without tickets to the Mass will be unable to attend, but will be able to participate in the liturgy by watching it on the website and joining in prayer.
All are welcome to Vespers in St Barnabas’ Cathedral on Thursday 2nd July at 5.00 pm, and to two Masses which the Bishop will celebrate in the Cathedral on Sunday 5th July at 11.15 am & 6.00 pm. Please pray for our new Bishop as he prepares for his Ordination.

Headteacher Vacancy in Newark

The Governors of Holy Trinity Catholic Voluntary Academy, Newark are seeking to appoint a headteacher. Further details are available from the school office, email: office@holytrinity.notts.sch.uk   Closing date 1st July 2015

Friday 19 June 2015

Map of Laudato Si': On Care for Our Common Home

I posted the link to the new encyclical letter of Pope Francis yesterday. It is a long document of almost 200 pages. Most of us will not have time to read it in full. However the Vatican have produced a very useful "map" to the document, available here. It sets out the main themes and gives references to the actual encyclical so we can follow up any areas which we find particularly interesting.

Let us all make our own the prayer with which the encyclical ends:
Father, we praise you with all your creatures. They came forth from your all-powerful hand; they are yours, filled with your presence and your tender love.
Praise be to you!
Son of God, Jesus, through you all things were made. You were formed in the womb of Mary our Mother, you became part of this earth, and you gazed upon this world with human eyes. Today you are alive in every creature in your risen glory.Praise be to you!
Holy Spirit, by your light you guide this world towards the Father’s love and accompany creation as it groans in travail. You also dwell in our hearts and you inspire us to do what is good. Praise be to you!
Triune Lord, wondrous community of infinite love, teach us to contemplate you in the beauty of the universe, for all things speak of you.
Awaken our praise and thankfulness for every being that you have made.
Give us the grace to feel profoundly joined to everything that is.
God of love, show us our place in this world as channels of your love for all the creatures of this earth, for not one of them is forgotten in your sight. Enlighten those who possess power and money that they may avoid the sin of indifference, that they may love the common good, advance the weak, and care for this world in which we live. The poor and the earth are crying out.
O Lord, seize us with your power and light, help us to protect all life, to prepare for a better future, for the coming of your Kingdom of justice, peace, love and beauty. Praise be to you!

Thursday 18 June 2015

You've heard all about it on TV news....

...and now you can read the Pope's encyclical letter Laudato Si': On Care for Our Common Home, here.

Newsletter for 20/21 June - Sunday 12(B)

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You can sponsor Joe Martin's bike ride in aid of the Briars here.

You can sponsor Fr Colin walking St Cuthbert's Way in aid of the Retired Priests Appeal here.

Tuesday 16 June 2015

Job Opportunities at CAFOD

Community Participation Co-ordinator posts – one full time permanent post, one part time (17.5 hours per week) two year fixed term - working with volunteers in parish and school communities helping to inspire and resource Catholics to participate in the Church’s mission to overcome poverty and injustice overseas in partnership with CAFOD. For more information see: http://www.cafod.org.uk/Work-with-us/UK-Jobs/CPC or contact CAFOD Nottingham. Closing date 10th July 2015

CCRS Course in Shepshed

Strongly recommended if you want to know more about your faith. A major asset for professional development for those teaching or thinking of teaching in a Catholic school.

Thursday 11 June 2015

School Eucharistic Procession

We had a glorious sunny day for our Eucharistic Procession at St Charles School on Monday. Our First Holy Communion children had a special place in the Procession, and shared a celebration lunch afterwards.

Newsletter for 13/14 June - Sunday 11(B)

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Wednesday 10 June 2015

First Holy Communion Day...

...is always one of the great days of the year for us, and we had the bonus of some beautiful sunshine. Here are some pictures:

As always, you can click on the pictures to see a larger version - depending on your device.

Tuesday 9 June 2015

Big Briars Bike Ride - Joe Speaks

In my a previous post I mentioned that Joe Martin is taking part in the Big Briars Bike Ride. This takes place over three days in early July.

You can find a video of Joe talking about the ride here. The link to donate is here, or there are sponsor forms in both Churches.

Thursday 4 June 2015

Sponsorship opportunities!

Why not sponsor Joe Martin who is cycling 150 miles in aid of the Briars in early July? More information and link to donate here. There are sponsor forms in Church if you prefer.

Father Colin is walking 100km in the steps of St Cuthbert later in July in aid of our Retired Priests Appeal. More information and link to donate here. There will be sponsor forms in Church nearer the time.

Newsletter for 6/7 June - The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ - Corpus Christi

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