Friday 27 May 2016

Administrative Vacancy in Newark

Holy Trinity Catholic Voluntary Academy, Newark (01636 689177): School Finance Manager and Administrator required for September 2016 or earlier.  Term time only £21,745 pro rata. The position could be suitable for either two part time or one full time position: Finance Manager 2 days per week; Administrator 3 days per week.  Closing date 17th June 2016

Tuesday 24 May 2016

A lovely May afternoon at St Charles school

We said the Rosary in Procession, sang our Aves to our Lady, and the May Queen crowned our school statue. Tea and cakes followed. 

Sunday 22 May 2016

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity.

This Sunday there has been a lot to get our head around. I thought it worth posting some reminders of some of the things we have been thinking about.

The three points about the Holy Trinity that we looked at were:

  • There is only one God.
  • The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit is each God.
  • The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are not the same.

They are set out in this form in the book, “The Trinity: How Not to Be a Heretic” by Stephen Bullivant. You will notice it is available both as a paperback and as a Kindle book.

Here is the Bishop's Pastoral Message about the Retired Priests Appeal.

Lastly, for something a bit more reflective, here is a lovely meditation for the feast we have been celebrating this weekend.

Thursday 19 May 2016

Harvington Hall

Thirty-two parishioners had a lovely day at Harvington Hall in Worcestershire this week. A few miles down the M42 we wondered whether we would get there, as the coach developed a leak in the diesel tank and we had to evacuate. A replacement coach was soon on the way and all was well.

We arrived and celebrated Mass before lunch: some picnicked in the wonderful grounds, and some chose the delights of the tea room.

After lunch we had a guided tour of the house. The Catholic family who owned it sheltered priests during penal times, and the house contains seven hiding places, some of them constructed by St Nicholas Owen.  One of our number was brave enough to venture into one of them.

You can see some  pictures of our day here.

Newsletter for 21/22 May - The Most Holy Trinity

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Monday 16 May 2016

Charity bike ride

Rita Hicklin, in the company of teaching colleagues, is undertaking a bike ride to raise funds for the Air Ambulance and the British Heart foundation. I know these charities are special to some of our parishioners, so I am pleased to post the link to the sponsorship page here.

Headteacher vacancy in Derby

The Directors at St John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy in Derby are looking to appoint a Headteacher from Jan 2017. For more information and to arrange a visit please contact Paula Harlow (Company Secretary) or tel 01332 572154. Closing date is Mon 13th June at 4pm.

Interested in becoming an RE teacher?

We currently have places available for Primary and Secondary Religious Education Trainee Teachers; for an informal chat or to come along to a taster session please contact Vanessa Scott, Tel (0115) 982 4280

Thursday 12 May 2016

Newsletter for 14/15 May - Pentecost

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Holy Spirit, Lord of Light,
From the clear celestial height
Thy pure beaming radiance give.
Sequence for Pentecost

Tuesday 10 May 2016

Teaching Vacancy in Newark

Holy Trinity Catholic Voluntary Academy, Newark seek a full time Key Stage 2 Teacher for September 2016.  Applications from NQT’s and experienced candidates welcome.  Closing date 18 May 2016.  Contact or telephone 01636 689177 for further details. Closing Date 18th May

Friday 6 May 2016