Sunday 29 October 2017

Recent Event in our Diocese

Recently Nottingham Diocese hosted a lovely retreat for young adults (16 - 35) in Derby. The retreat was organised by an organisation called Youth 2000. I have met a number of young people who have attended their events and have been impressed by what they have told me and how their faith has been enriched. Their retreats are very much centred around Eucharistic Adoration which has a profound effect on many young people. I would encourage our young adults to attend anything organised by Youth 2000 and will advertise any events I hear of.

Here are some pictures from Derby this last weekend.

Friday 27 October 2017

Well worth watching/listening

I have been enjoying the BBC 4 series, Retreat: Meditations from a Monastery. If you missed the series you can catch up at these links:
Downside Abbey
Pluscarden Abbey
Belmont Abbey

BBC Radio 3 has produced a series to go alongside the TV programmes. Each programme is around 15 minutes. You can find episodes here.

These programmes are refreshingly different from the usual run of TV and radio. You will find long periods with few if any words. There is time, for once, to look, think, even pray..

Thursday 26 October 2017

Newsletter for 28/29 October - Sunday 30(A)

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Please note the arrangements for All Saints (Holyday of Obligation when we must all be at Mass) and All Souls (when we will all want to pray for our departed loved ones):

Monday 23 October 2017

Bishops' Statement on Abortion

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Abortion Act, the Bishops of England and Wales, together with the Bishops of Scotland have issued a statement upholding Catholic teach on the sanctity of human life. You can read it here.

Saturday 21 October 2017

Newsletter for 21/22 October - Sunday 29(A)

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World Mission Sunday, this weekend, is our chance to show love and solidarity to our brothers and sisters overseas who share our faith. In offering our prayers, we join with missionaries everywhere in communion and compassion to support them in spreading the Good News, and by giving a donation we respond to Christ's call to feed the hungry and clothe the naked. Missio is responsible for coordinating World Mission Sunday and provides new, young or poor dioceses with the essential support they need on their journey to becoming self-sufficient. Missio works through local bishops, churches and missionary congregations to ensure that resources are distributed equitably and justly — on the basis of need. The money goes directly from England and Wales to the bishops in the mission territories — local church directly helping local church!

Monday 16 October 2017

Vacancy for Project Lead - Leicester and Leicestershire Catholic Schools Multi-Academy Trust

The Steering Group working on the new multi-academy trust for Catholic schools in Leicester and Leicestershire is seeking to appoint a project manager. This is 0.4FTE position, starting as soon as possible until 1 September 2018, with the possibility of extension if it is required. Applications are welcome from current or former school leaders or business managers, particularly those with experience of academy conversion and/or high level project management.  A secondment with agreement of the present employer would be welcomed. The Steering Group welcomes expressions of interest by CV (including suitable references) and covering letter detailing relevant skills and experience, by this Thursday 26 October 2017 at 12.00 noon to

Job description here. Person specification here.

Thursday 12 October 2017

Event cancelled - Busy Times, Busy Families

Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled. I was notified of this after this week's newsletter was printed.

Newsletter for 14/15 October - Sunday 28(A)

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Monday 9 October 2017

Saturday 7 October 2017

Newsletter and University

Just a reminder that the newsletter published last weekend covered two weeks. Here it is again.

We have been asked to draw this site to the attention of those starting at university or returning. It gives contact information for Catholic Chaplaincies in our universities.