Thursday 29 March 2018

Sacred Triduum for Children

Someone who works with younger members in my previous parish kindly sent me some activity sheets she has prepared for the Sacred Triduum. You might like to print them for your children/grandchildren and spend some time with them thinking and praying about what we are celebrating during these holy days.

Maundy Thursday

Good Friday

Vigil & Easter Sunday

Easter newsletter

Please click here to read the newsletter for the first fortnight of Eastertide. It's a bit early to post it, but I like people to have things well in advance.

However, there's still so much to happen before Easter.....

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Wednesday 28 March 2018

Cakes and CAFOD

The Tuesday afternoon coffee and cake sessions at St Charles raised £217.98 for CAFOD last term. Thanks to Lynne and all involved.

Ready for the Triduum

Here is a reminder of the Liturgies and Confession times for the Sacred Triduum. Please be with our Lord in Jerusalem for the Last Supper, his Passion and Death, and his Resurrection.

At Our Lady of Lourdes:

At St Charles Borromeo

Sunday 25 March 2018

An excellent resource

A number of parishioners use Magnificat , a monthly publication which contains all the readings at Mass for every day, morning and evening prayers, information about the saints being celebrated, and much more. You can subscribe at the link above.

Friday 23 March 2018

Sacrament of Reconciliation

This weekend:
  • The usual Saturday evening Adoration/Confessions at OLOL will start 15 minutes earlier at 4.30pm.
  • There will be Confessions after both Masses at OLOL and after Stations and Benediction at St Charles.

Thursday 22 March 2018

Holy Week Newsletter

Please click here to read the Holy Week newsletter.

Please remember when you are planning to get to Sunday morning's Mass:

  • The one way system in Ashby which starts this weekend.
  • British Summer Time starts in the early hours of Sunday morning and clocks go on an hour.

Tuesday 20 March 2018

Temporary One Way in Ashby

Temporary One Way: Tamworth Road, Ashby de la Zouch

Various restrictions will be in place whilst works on the gas main are being undertaken. This will have a major impact on car journeys to and from OLOL.

  • Station Road, Ashby de la Zouch will be temporarily one way into Ashby de la Zouch from Tamworth Road
  • Tamworth Road, Ashby de la Zouch will be temporarily one way into Ashby de la Zouch from the junction with Avenue Road
  • Lower Packington Road will be temporarily one way from the junction with Tamworth Road to the junction with Avenue Road
  • Temporary Prohibition of Waiting restrictions will be in place on Lower Packington Road, Avenue Road, Tamworth Road and Station Road as and when required for the duration of the works
  • Temporary Prohibition of left turn from South Street, Ashby de la Zouch onto Station Road
  • Temporary Prohibition of right turn from Wilfred Place, Ashby de la Zouch onto Station Road

The works will commence on Saturday morning 24th March and will take approximately six weeks.

The proposed alternative diversion route will be via Bath Street, Market Street, Wood Street, Nottingham Road, A511 and A42

Sunday 18 March 2018

Adoration & Reconciliation..

This Monday evening 19th March, 6.30 - 8.00pm, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and opportunity for Confession. Come when you can and leave when you must.

Thursday 15 March 2018

Newsletter for 17/18 March - Lent 5(B)

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Lent Adoration 3

Click here to read the notes from the final Lent reflection and adoration session.

Thursday 8 March 2018

Wednesday 7 March 2018

Official: St Charles School is Good

Congratulations to St Charles Catholic Primary School. Following a short inspection of the school on February 20, Ofsted's report states, "This school continues to be good." You can find the report on the school website here. I am in school at least once a week, and can strongly recommend St Charles to Catholic parents and their children.

Thursday 1 March 2018

Lent Adoration - 2

In spite of the snow the second of our three sessions was well supported. Those who couldn't be with us can find the materials we used in the reflection here.

Newsletter for 3/4 March - Lent 3(B)

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